119: “Luck Favors the Prepared” with Luis Salvatto
Luis Salvatto has 1 Super Sunday Series win, 1 Grand Prix top 8 and 1 Pro tour top 8.
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
Luis played all kinds of games and saw that Magic had infinite possibilities. Now he loves to draft and play constructed. Just trying all the formats is exciting to him.
Losing a lot of win-and-ins to the top 8 was hard early in Luis’ career. To overcome that and finally make it into the top 8 he focused on minimizing mistakes. Don’t justify mistakes, address them head on and admit that you are the problem.
Luis was motivated by seeing a team he wanted to join and learn from.
Pro Player Model
Worst Magic Moment
Under the old PTQ system, Luis reached the finals and lost. Then he reached another final and lost again by making a huge mistake.
He learned that he is a good player and you have to stay prepared so when luck strikes you can seize it.
Proudest Magic Moment
Making top 32 of his first Grand Prix.
Winning a Super Sunday Series.
Making it to the Super Sunday Series final.
Making Top 8 of a Pro Tour.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Luis learned how to lose. When you lose to someone you think is worse than you, you learn a lot about yourself.
“If you play angry or you play sad, you don’t play your best game.”
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Not seeing the game unfolding. Not having a plan. You should always be able to answer, “How are you going to win this game?”
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Find a good deck and play it a bunch.
Start with a cheap deck and make friends.
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