255: HUGE A-Ha Moment from Hannes Mauch
Hannes Mauch grew up in Bern, Switzerland. At the moment he is studying civil engineering in Zurich. He’s 23 years old and I has been playing Magic: the Gathering competitively for about 7 years. He enjoys Magic in its complexity and difficulty to master. He has had decent GP results over the last five years, culminating in making Top 8 at GP Liverpool 2017. Hannes lives in Zurich, Switzerland.
Self-confidence was an issue for Hannes when he started because he was young. He stuck with it and get better over time.
Worst Magic Moment
At Hannes first big tournament-Swiss Nationals 2010-he was 14 years old and started out 7-0. He was the only 7-0 player. He lost 5 in a row and was knocked out of top 8. Hannes learned that Magic is still just a game.
Proudest Magic Moment
Hannes’ first day 2 at a Grand Prix. It was a team GP and they started 1-1-1. Then they kept winning and ended the day 2 at 8-1-1 to make day 2.
Tips for New Players
There’s a lot of resources to use. Channel Fireball, Limited Resources, and videos.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
now, draft players prioritize the wrong cards. Intermediate players only play from their perspective. Remember, your opponent is human. They think what you think.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Tournament
Hannes is mostly an MTGO player. He drafts a lot online to prepare for Limited events. He’ll do Sealed as well when a Sealed tournament is coming.
Play Magic how you wan and have fun. Do it your way.
Connect With Hannes Mauch
Hannes can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.
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