136: Deepen Your Knowledge and Expand Your Skill by Playing Outside of Your Normal Group with Immanuel Gerschenson

Immanuel Gerschenson is 23 years old and is studying technical physiques. He has 2 Grand Prix wins and 1 Pro Tour Top 16. He’s made Gold level Pro for the second season in a row and is a member of team EUreka.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Immanuel Gerschenson when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep136

First Set


Favorite Set


Favorite Card

Jace Beleren

What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?

Traveling around the world with friends.

Early Challenge

Constructed. Early on Immanuel was not good at building decks, but the events he wanted to attend were constructed so he had to practice.

Level Up Moment

Going from Silver to Gold level pro at Pro Tour Vancouver

Worst Magic Moment

GP Ghent went 0-2-1 and dropped. He stopped playing for a few months. Good friends got him to comeback

Proudest Magic Moment

GP Madrid – first Grand Prix win
PT Eldritch Moon – needed 11-5 to stay on the train. Immanuel got 11-4-1.

Effective Playtest

Watch others play and keep track of hard to deal with cards so you can develop a plan.

Best Format


What card is underplayed in that format

Nahiri The Harbinger

Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself

Not to get as down or angry after a loss. It comes with time and by emulating players you respect.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players stay in their own playground. Go to events and play with others.

If you could have a conversation with yourself 10 years ago, what would you say

Look up to other players and learn.

What’s in Your Tournament Bag

Water, Apples, Deck, Note Pad, Pen, Dice

Improvement Suggestions

Socialize and make friends. Magic is best when shared with others.

Magic Resource

MTG Mint Card
MTG Salvation
MTG Goldfish

Connect With Immanuel Gerschenson

Twitter: @igerschenson

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com

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