271: Game State IQ and Dealing with Loss with Isaac Sears
Isaac Sears has worked in the casino industry for a decade and his Magic accomplishments include 1 Grand Prix top 8, 1 team Grand Prix top 4, and a top 75 at Pro Tour DC. He also has 1 SCG top 8, 2 scg top 16s, and was a semifinalist at the World Magic Cup. Isaac lives in Santa Rosa, CA.
Mirrodin / Kamigawa
Dealing with loss and tilting has been hard for Isaac.
Worst Magic Moment
Isaac was banned for a time early in his career. It was rough because he didn’t know the rule that the broke existed.
Always call a judge if you’re unsure about anything.
Proudest Magic Moment
Tie between winning a WMCQ and making Top 4 at a team GP in Santa Clara.
Advice for Early Players
If it’s cute it’s probably wrong. Beware of interactions that are fleshy but don’t actually win.
Always play test.
Applied to Life
Resource Management. Learning how to manage time and other resources in life.
Check MTG Top 8, Read everyday
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Players get too comfortable and forget to check the little things. Be aware of the board state, including the graveyard.
If you’re tilting, it’s okay to walk away.
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