59: Slow Play and Banning Sensei’s Divining Top – Legacy Thoughts with Jarvis Yu

Jarvis Yu enjoys formats with deeper card pools (especially Legacy). Having made one Grand Prix Top 8 in Legacy, as well as going 13-2 in Grand Prix New Jersey, he has also managed to win his only Top 8. Jarvis lives outside Washington.

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First Set

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Revised (this is not the official symbol as set symbols were not around at this time)

Favorite Set

Ravnica

Ravnica City of Guilds

Favorite Card

Rishadan Port

What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?

Infinite diversity.

Early Challenge

Starting out, Jarvis thought that a 1/2 for one mana was good – because it was “more efficient” than a 1/1 for one. He quickly learned that cards with abilities, like Eternal Witness, even though they don’t have the best power/toughness/mana ratio are much better.

Level Up Moment

Zigging when everyone else zagged helped Jarvis grow. He saw (with the help of a friend) a strategy that wasn’t explicitly supported in Ravnica City of Guilds. This opened his eyes to how to look at future sets.

Proudest Magic Moment

Winning Grand Prix Seattle Tacoma 2015.

Best Format

Legacy

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Mulliganing when they shouldn’t or not mulliganing when they should.

Know the match up and what you need to be effective in the early game. If you don’t have that in your opening hand then ship it back.

Sealed & Draft Tips

Sealed: Jarvis runs 18 lands and looks for card advantage, big creatures and removal.

How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event

Play different decks, then settle on one and play against a lot of decks.

What’s in Your Tournament Bag

Extra cards

Snacks

Water

Pens

Paper

Dice

Improvement Suggestions

Build and play a pauper cube.

Magic Resource

Jarvis mentioned a Battle of Wits deck from Grand Prix Milwaukee 2002.

Star City Games

MTG Gold Fish

Connect With Jarvis Yu

Jarvis Yu

 

Twitter: @jkyu06

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