164: Focus on the Present with Jacob Nagro
Jacob Nagro is a competitive Magic player from Albuquerque, NM. His first Pro Tour was PT Kaladesh and he later earned his first GP Top 8 in Denver.
Betrayers of Kamigawa
Shadowmoor / Eventide
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
The community and interacting with people makes Magic fun for Jacob.
Level Up Moment
At his 2nd Grand Prix, Jacob finished 12-3.
Worst Magic Moment
Grand Prix Los Angeles (May 2016). Jacob started 5-0 and then got a loss that he realized was his fault. He qualified for day 2 but dropped to get more experience in a side event. Later he wished he played day 2 so he could learn more.
Proudest Magic Moment
Top 8 of Grand Prix Denver.
Advice for Beginner Standard Player
Know from round to round the game plan of the current top decks.
Advice for Yourself 5 Years Ago
Some decks which powerful for a reason. Don’t be afraid to plan the best deck.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Learning how to not carry over mistake or losses.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Players sequence lands or top lands in a way that gives away information.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Leading up to GP Denver, Jacob played 5 Leagues and learned which decks were going to be good.
What’s in Your Tournament Bag
Deck, small box of cards, decks for side event, waterbottle
Not getting enough out of matches when playing online. After each match you want to review what happened and which cards were good and carried weight.
Stay focused during games. Reflect after the round, focus during.
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