268: Playing Through Tough Slumps and Trusting the Success Will Come with Jacob Hart

Jacob Hart started playing Magic in 1995 at school and made his first nationals appearance in 1996 making 17th place! He went to his first Pro Tour in Los Angeles 1997. He has 4 Grand Prix top 8s, 3 Nationals top 8s, and 3 Pro Tour top 64s. Jacob lives in Lavington, Australia.

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First Set


Favorite Set

The Dark/Hour of Devastation

Favorite Card

Frenetic Efreet

Early Challenge

Keeping emotions in check. to deal with this, Jacob takes deep breathes before looking at his hand.

Worst Magic Moment

Jacob did really well at Magic when he was younger. Then when they started doing Planeswalker points, Jacob was in China and fell off the train. He went through a rough patch of years and ha started pulling out of it.

Proudest Magic Moment

Taking 2st and 2nd with his good friend at Nationals in 1999.

Best Format

Modern; Jacob play GB Tron; Fight tron with storm and land destination

Advice To New Players

Value the advice of seasoned players.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

When players are nervous they tend to rush. It’s okay to think through a few options and go all the way through turn and beyond.

Parting Guidance

Enjoy the game. Do your best but don’t take it too seriously.

Magic Resource

Twitch.tv, Shaun McLaren, Gabriel Nassif

Connect With Jacob Hart

Jacob can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.

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