156: Finding The Balance with Peter Vieren

Peter Vieren played continually on the Pro Tour from 2010-11, then took (sort of) a break when he started working. He got back to the Pro Tour in 2015. He has two Magic Grand Prix top 8s (Lyon ’10, Prague ’15), 1 Pro Tour top 16 (Milwaukee ’15) and is the captain of the 2016 Belgium World Magic Cup team which took second place. Peter lives in Leuven, Belgium.

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First Set


Favorite Set

Rise of the Eldrazi

Favorite Card

Jace, The Mind SculptorDig through Time

Early Challenge

Peter played rogue decks “too much”. However, he has learned from every deck his built.

Worst Magic Moment

Pro Tour Amsterdam; Peter played a Restore Balance deck and missed in day 2 by one match.

Proudest Magic Moment

World Magic Cup 2016 – being in a great environment with a wonderful team.

Level Up Moment

Coming back to the game after a break showed Peter that being calm and not being  whipped up in the results.

Best Format

Draft, look for mona sinks in limited.

Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself

Peter has the ability to be very focused.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Side boarding is where many players stumble. With experience, you’ll know your own deck and format better.

What’s in Your Tournament Bag

Water, Cards


Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa (past guest)

Improvement Suggestions

Balance is big. Don’t be extreme in some cases and too soft in others. Questioning every decision you made gets you nowhere but not seeking advice is also flawed.

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