313: Don’t Commit To Dead End Lines with GP Champion William Courson (1st GP Detroit 2018)

William Courson has been to 5 Grand Prix and has made top 64 twice, top 8 once and 1st place once when he became the champion of Grand Prix Detroit. He also has multiple top 64 finishes at SCG open events and has made day 2 of every invitational he’s attended. William lives in Jacksonville, FL.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from William Courson when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep313

First Set


Favorite Set


Favorite Card

Cabal Therapy

Early Challenge

William had to overcome his own arrogance. He eventually realized he wasn’t the best and he learned to take input from others.

Worst Magic Moment

Playing for a top 8 position at an SCG open event and William lost after his opponent mulligan to 4 cards. Will learned mulligan more.

Proudest Magic Moment

Winning GP Detroit 2018 with his teammates.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Conceal your information as long as possible. This also helps in certain life situations (like Sales).

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players commit to lines that play them into a hole. Give yourself another draw step whenever your back against the wall.

Parting Guidance

Get sleep! Before events make sure you sleep. And eats good breakfast!

Magic Resource

Friends within Magic community.

Connect With William Courson


Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com

Become a Prodigy Sign Up