160: How to Have Fun, Even When You’re Losing with Rob Pisano

Rob Pisano was a finalist at Grand Prix Indianapolis and made top 8 at Grand Prix Denver. He’s a Silver level pro soon to be Gold.

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First Set


Favorite Set

Khans of Tarkir

Favorite Card

Jace, Vryn’s prodigy

What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?

Rob loves the challenge of deck building and high-level play.

Early Challenge

Learning how to lose. Be social at the table and you’ll develop a good relationship with your opponent. This will help take the sting of losing.

Magic Mentors

David Williams

Worst Magic Moment

Second Pro Tour, Rob lost two win and ins to the top 8.

Proudest Magic Moment

Qualifying for the Pro Tutor for the first time. Rob made top 4 of an RPTQ and was so excited.

Best Format


Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself

Rob learned how persistent he can be.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Getting discouraged when odds are in your favor. Stay focused and keep your head in the game. Always ask “how can I win this?”

How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event

In modern, you need to ask “What’s changed since the loss of big event?”
In Standard, you need to test a lot. It’s tedious but the results will come.

Advice to Yourself 5 Years Ago

Play Magic! Go to as many competitive events as possible.

Daily Actions

Play Magic often. Leagues help.

Improvement Suggestions

Take loss as a challenge. Be friendly with everyone, Magic is the best game. If you’re not having fun, make it fun. Innovate and come up with your own ideas.

Connect With Rob Pisano


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