247: Go With Your Gut and Your Subconscious Super Computer with Quentin Martin
Quentin Martin has 4 Grand Prix top 8s, 1 Pro Tour top 8 and multiple top 16s. He’s played on the Worlds team for Canada and most recently took 4th at the UK Nationals in 2017. He was the #1 player in the UK for 8 years, has his own Player’s Card and is still near the top of the UK list based on Pro points. Quentin lives in Douglas, Isle of Man.
Ravnica City of Guilds
Quentin realized he wasn’t as good at playing as his peers. But his strength was in the analytics. He focused on understanding the metagame.
Worst Magic Moment
In a feature match on the Pro Tour, Quentin was playing to make top 8. A judge came over mid-game and said there was a mistake with his deck registration and he got a loss.
He reviewed the whole situation and realized he wouldn’t have done anything differently. After he knew that, he stopped beating himself up about it.
Proudest Magic Moment
Making first Grand Prix top 8; top 8 in UK Nationals 2017; Getting a Player Card
Growth Through Magic
Magic taught Quentin how to make friends and allowed him to see the world.
Tournament Day Tips
Sleep well the night before. Eat well. Stay hydrated. Forget your lost match.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Not asking ‘why’. Talk with players about their lines. Also, not thinking player don’t consider their turn ahead of time.
Smile and have fun. Go with your gut.
Connect With Quentin Martin
Quentin can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.
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