201: Control What You CAN Control with Jack Dobbin
Jack Dobbin is a long-time grinder from the United States midwest with a couple Pro Tour appearances and one GP top 8. He’s living, learning and loving all things Magic: The Gathering.
Theros (for the draft environment)
Being stubborn. Jack would draft a good card and then get fixated on it. He would force an archetype and learned not to.
Worst Magic Moment
When Wizards switched off of the ELO system, Jack’s qualification chances plummeted because he doesn’t play that often. He learned to enjoy Magic at its roots.
Proudest Magic Moment
Qualifying for the Pro Tour and calling his wife to say they are taking a trip.
What Have You Learned From Magic
Making decisions with incomplete information.
Magic Mentor Advice
Don’t play cards that lead you to being 2 for 1’d. Draft two colors.
How To Go from Day 2 to Top 8
Keep at it. Do what you’re doing and take advantage of when variance breaks your way.
Keep your emotions in check. Don’t tilt.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
You can have a good time while losing.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Giving away information and playing slow. Play faster!
Remember to have fun.
Connect With Jack Dobbin
Jack can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.
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