134: How Focusing on Your Own Mistakes Can Get You to the Top 8 of a Grand Prix with Ryan Solave
Ryan Solave is from Sarnia, Ontario and has been playing Magic since Alara block. He plays a lot of online games, but sets aside most of his time for Magic. He had his first Grand Prix Top 8 in Indianapolis and is qualified for PT Kaladesh in Hawaii.
khans of Tarkir
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
Player base is great. People are competitive but still nice.
The Stack. Ryan was not good at it early on.
Level Up Moment
After Khans came out Ryan hit events hard. By consistently playing at a high level Ryan got experience.
Pro’s You Look Up To
Worst Magic Moment
At GP Toronto Ryan made a huge misplay. He assigned 1 damage to tokens when his opponent had a Gideon Emblem.
Proudest Magic Moment
Top 8 at GP Indianapolis
Conversation w/ Yourself 5 Years Ago
“How are you going to win this game.”
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Learning different formats has helped Ryan read his opponents better.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Over side boarding
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Choose a deck and play against the gauntlet starting a month.
What’s in Your Tournament Bag
Deck Box, Pad, Deck
Use same water bottle, make list
Learn the stack. Know when you can respond and what you should respond to. Learn the removal of the format.
Advice To New Players
Play whatever is most fun for you. Just have fun.
Focus on your own mistakes.
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