317: The Priceless Part of Magic with Zach Allen (13th at Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica)

Zach Allen is a member of Team RIW from Farmington Hills, Michigan. He Co-hosts the podcast Turn One Thoughtseize and has 2 Grand Prix top 8s, a Pro Tour top 16, and 1 SCG top 8 in his record. He’s a dedicated control player and Snapcaster Mage enthusiast.

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First Set

Urza Block

Favorite Set

Khans of Tarkir

Favorite Card

Snapcaster Mage

Early Challenge

Not being able to beat the best guy at his local store. This constant, ever-present challenge pushed Zach to improve.

Worst Magic Moment

Getting 9th at PPTQ’s 6 times in a row. Zach learned that the results of tournaments are not indicative of your actual skill.

Proudest Magic Moment

Making top 16 of Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Making the play that sets you up for a win later. Make the best decision at the time with the information you have, but make a decision.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Getting out of the moment. Players need to focus on just the game in front of them. 

Parting Guidance

The people in Magic are what’s most important. Relationships and friends are priceless.

Magic Resource

CFB, SCG, Cool Stuff Inc.

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