194: You Need a Little Hubris with Kasper Nielsen
Kasper Nielsen is a new face on the Pro Tour as he just made his first Grand Prix Top 8 at Utrecht 2017. Kasper lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Theros (least favorite) lol
Qualifying for the Pro Tour. Kasper would make it to the finals/qualifying rounds and lose. He finally broke through at GP Utrecht.
Worst Magic Moment
Kasper got a win he didn’t deserve because he didn’t understand the cards and the judge he asked were confused.
Proudest Magic Moment
Making top 8 at GP Utrecht 2017. Kasper was so excited to finally making it to the Pro Tour.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Underestimating yourself and your chances, especially against a “known” player. This happens with local “and losses”.
A little degree of hubris is good in a player. Say “I’m going to beat this player” or at least “I can beat this player.”
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
At the previous GP, Kasper studied the best decks and talked to others about which deck beat which others and why. He chose a deck and started practicing. He took a deck to a friend’s house and played the mirror for 5 hours so he could deeply understand the deck. He attended local events to stay sharp nad then when Utrecht came he studied the meta again, chose a deck and practiced – a lot.
Remember to have fun!
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