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.
Eldritch Moon/Shadows Over Innistrad
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.
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.
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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