285: How To Switch Gears Mid-Game with Robert Swarowski

Robert Swarowski has 3 Grand Prix top 8s including being the champion of one of the first Grand Prix ever. Robert lives in Las Vegas, NV.

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First Set

The Dark

Favorite Set


Favorite Card

[draft]Jackal Pup[/draft]

Early Challenge

Robert struggled to maintain focus from match to match. He noticed he always lost the first round of a tournament. To overcome that, he took stock in how he approached Magic and realized that every player is equal.

Worst Magic Moment

After coming back to Magic, Robert played at a Grand Prix and got crushed. Robert learned that ‘rust is real’ and if you’re coming back you have to practice.

Proudest Magic Moment

Top 8’ing GP Houston 2018.
This put Robert back into competitive Magic.

What Have You Learned From Magic

How to be competitive and the power of being prepared. It has taken a lot of effort but it pays off.


Robert learned to put your best effort into everything you do.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Ignoring the board state and missing triggers, abilities, and onboard tricks.

Parting Guidance

Gather as much information as possible from as many people as possible is key.

Magic Resource


Connect With Robert Swarowski

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

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