157: Dream Big but Start Slow with Petros Tziotis

Petros Tziotis is a Greek Magic: The Gathering player who in his first year of playing won Nationals 2007. This year he came back to win the World Magic Cup with his teammates Bill, Panos and Nikos. Petros lives in Athens, Greece.

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First Set

9TH Edition

Favorite Set


Favorite Card

Bloodbraid Elf

What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?

Meeting lots of new friends and having the opportunity to connect with cool people.

Early Challenge

Playing new decks was rough for Petros. He learned by watching other players.

Level Up Moment

When Petros started going to local stores and playing with good players he grew the most.

Worst Magic Moment

A PPTQ come to Greece during Scars of Mirrodin. He did 100 sealed events online. At the event, he went 0-2. He left without talking to anyone because he was upset. He learned that you have to accept the losses and understand that it’s cyclical.

Proudest Magic Moment

Winning world Magic Cup 2016 with his teammates.

Best Format


Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself

Magic has similarities to fencing and Petros learned to love the mind games and bluff.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players don’t realize their mistakes. Too often players don’t break down the game after and analyze what they could have done differently.

Advice To Yourself 5 Years Ago

Play more and take advantage of opportunities that came by.

Advice for Standard

Find a deck that fits your style and play that a lot.

Success Tip

Regulate drafts. Keeps your Magic mind sharp.

Improvement Suggestions

Start slow but dream big. If you want to go big, find those better players.

Connect With Petros Tziotis

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

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