258: GP Champion Jean-Emmanuel Depraz Talks Confidence and Deck Respect for the Win

Jean-Emmanuel Depraz started playing Magic when he was 11 and never really took a break from it. He’s only been playing competitively for 5 or 6 years and has one Grand Prix top 8 and two top 16s, and has played in two Pro Tours. Jean-Emmanuel lives in Paris, France.

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First Set

Kamigawa

Favorite Set

Eldritch Moon/Shadows Over Innistrad

Favorite Card

Birthing Pod

Early Challenge

Jean-Emmanuel had difficulty evaluating complex board states.

Worst Magic Moment

Jean-Emmanuel missed a trigger in a match in the quarterfinals of a PPTQ. He learned to analyze the board no matter if he’s winning or losing.

Proudest Magic Moment

Top 8  at Grand Prix Warsaw 2017.

Advice for Beginners

New players protect life too much by chump blocking too soon.

Magic Milestones

Qualifying for his first Pro Tour by winning a PTQ(old system). Making day 2 for the first time at Grand Prix.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players don’t respect the best deck enough. Too many people assume they have a good matchup against the best deck when they should actually just play the best deck.

Parting Guidance

Always be confident that you can win. Put yourself in the mindset that it is possible.

Connect With Jean-Emmanuel Depraz

Jean-Emmanuel can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.

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