275: How to Tell if Your Opponent Has an Answer with Josh Taylor
Josh Taylor is a long time Magic: The Gathering grinder and is a feared Limited aficionado in the North East. Some of his notable finishes include Top 8 of Grand Prix New Jersey, 3rd and 9th at SCG invitationals, Multiple old school PTQ wins, and 40th at Pro Tour Atlanta 2014. Josh lives in Henryville, PA.
Tempest block / Urza’s block
Josh didn’t know what he was bad at and couldn’t improve. During a Ravnica event, Josh had an eye-opening experience that helped him see he had a lot to learn.
Worst Magic Moment
Josh went 1-4 at his first Pro Tour and decided to take a break from Magic. Looking back he realized he didn’t prepare enough and was cocky.
Proudest Magic Moment
Top 8 at Grand Prix New Jersey 2018.
What Have You Learned From Magic
No one is perfect at Magic. Even the best players make mistakes. Keep a level head and don’t let mistake overwhelm you.
Advice For New Players
Play every event round by round, game by game. Have a support group you can turn to.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Players don’t control their emotions and give away how the game is going for them.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Playing a ton of sealed events and paying attention to the commons and uncommons that he lost to.
Enjoy the highs of Magic and don’t beat yourself up during the lows.
Connect With Josh Taylor
Josh can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.
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