143: How to Learn from Mistakes with Marcus Hensing

Marcus Hensing is an up and coming Magic star from Copenhagen, Denmark who has recently made his first Grand Prix top 8 in London 2016.

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First Set

4th Edition

Favorite Set


Favorite Card

Gifts Ungiven

Underplayed Card

Hunt the Weak

Early Challenge

“I’m a red mage at heart and I like attacking.” Marcus had to learn that even though he wanted to attack, some times he had to take the defensive side. Learning to switch between aggressor and defense is an early skill Marcus worked on.

Level Up Moment

During the return to Ravnica block era, Marcus had two enchantments to deal with a lethal creature. However, he made a mistake by missing a key card in the graveyard.

How to Learn from Mistakes

In the middle of a tournament, don’t go on tilt. After the tournament consider the mistake and what caused it. Did you not fully consider the board state or failed to track information? Look for general lessons.

Worst Magic Moment

At his first Gran Prix Marcus built a WG deck with no removal spells. He could have splashed a removal in his pool but didn’t consider it. Marcus learned to take another look at his pool before submitting to see if there are cards (like removal) that are worth splashing.

Proudest Magic Moment

Top 8 of Grand Prix London 2016

Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself

Marcus learned critical decision making, when to trust his instincts and when to think things through.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Attacking without having a proper game plan.


Focus on combat

Magic Resource

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Next Level Podcast


Have a game plan. Why are you making that play ?

Connect With Marcus Hensing

Twitter: @Lobster667

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