318: HUGE Announcement + Stop Over-Thinking with Michael Kundegraber (15th at Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica)

Michael Kundegraber has been playing since 2000, back when rules consisted of semi-educated guesses and were always changed depending on whose parents’ kitchen table MtG was played at. Lately, he’s had some top results with a second place finish at Grand Prix Turin 2018 and a follow-up Top 16 performance at his first Pro Tour later that year. Michael lives in Vienna, Austria.

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First Set

Planeshift

Favorite Set

Mirrodin

Favorite Card

Tahngarth, Talruum Hero

Early Challenge

Understanding the game at first was hard. Archetype matchups and other big-picture topics eluded Michael. He improved by playing matchups of the best decks with friends.

Worst Magic Moment

Playing for the top 4 at Austrian Nationals, Michael approached the match-up too confidently and played cautiously (even though he was favored to win). He lost and learned that you need to have a coping strategy. Find what works for you.

Proudest Magic Moment

Getting 2nd at Grand Prix Turin 2018.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Overthinking. Players sometimes try to wrap their mind around too much of the game at once. Break down the situation into smaller chunks and address them separately.

Parting Guidance

Keep having fun while playing Magic.

Magic Resource

CFB, SCG, Magic Podcasts, Jim Davis Stream

Connect With Michael Kundegraber

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

Check Out Magic Story

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Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com

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