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. Hes made Gold level Pro for the second season in a row and is a member of team EUreka.
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
Traveling around the world with friends.
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.
Watch others play and keep track of hard to deal with cards so you can develop a plan.
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
Socialize and make friends. Magic is best when shared with others.
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