127: Play As Much As You Can with Saul Alvarado
Saul Alvarado has 2 Grand Prix top 8s: one at Grand Prix Los Angeles in 2009 and the other at Grand Prix Costa Rica in 2016. He’s a 2 time National Champion and has been part of several National Teams. Right now he’s focused on achieving his degree in Psychology, but is always making room for some Magical trips! Saul live in Panama City, Panama.
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
Saul loved the the competitive aspect of Magic.
Aspect of Magic You Were Terrible at
Focuses a lot on Constructed and leaves Limited for last.
Level Up Moment
Before GP LA Saul was talking to Pros and asking questions.
Pro You Look Up To
Consistently playing tournaments. Guillaume Wafo-Tapa
Worst Magic Moment
Pro Tutor Honolulu: Night before the tournament Saul changed his deck the night before. He lost pretty bad.
Learned: Never change deck the night before.
Pro Tutor Sydney: Showed up unprepared. Next time he’ll make the time to prepare.
Proudest Magic Moment
Making Top 8 twice. Saul likes that he has inspired other players from his local area to do well.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
“How competitive I can be”
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Players don’t know how to mulligan or sideboard properly. Have a sideboard plan.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Play on MTGO and get serious about 1 month before the tournament.
What’s in Your Tournament Bag
Camera and Deck
Practice a lot. Play as much as you can.
MTG Top 8 (Latest Decks)
Connect With Saul Alvarado
Facebook: Saul Alvarado
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