294: Play to the End with Laszlo Poroszkai

Laszlo Poroszkai is from the North-Eastern part of Hungary, a small city without an LGS. He first started playing around 2000 and stopped when Counterspell was not reprinted. He came back in Zendikar and has been to a lot of Grand Prix since then. He’s semi-competitive but mostly plays for fun (and counterspell). Laszlo lives in Onga, Hungry.

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First Set

Planar Shift

Favorite Set

Planar Shift

Favorite Card


Early Challenge

Laszlo thought he was a good player but realized he had a lot to learn. At first, he blamed luck but then he saw the problem was him. He got better by making friends and traveling and playing with them.

How to Improve With No LGS

Play with local friends, even if you play casual games like Commander. Also, use MTGO! It’s a huge advantage to play with people all over the world. All you need is an internet connection.

Proudest Magic Moment

Making top 8 at GP Barcelona.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Laszlo has made a lot of friends through Magic. Problem-solving skills.

How to Make Day 2 of a GP

Know the meta. Know the decks and their sideboard plans. Play MTGO so you can play against a lot of decks.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Risk management. It contributes to every aspect of Magic. Mulligans, attacking, tapping out, etc… Risk management is everywhere.

Parting Guidance

Never give up on an event!

Connect With Laszlo Poroszkai

Laszlo can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.

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