Congratulations to three-time Legacy Open champion Tony Chu! Punishing Jund was the Legacy deck of the weekend, and Tony proved it by besting Belcher in the finals. See you next week in Edison everybody!
“I think I’m undefeated in finals of Legacy Opens... so that’s good,” Tony said hopefully. That could all change tonight—Griffin’s Belcher deck was a substantial favorite against a fair deck like Jund, with no counterspells and just a few discard spells threatening to disrupt him.
“Man, I have to beat Brian Braun-Duin twice in a day to win the trophy?” Tony asked. “You know, I only lost twice in the Standard,” Brian said. “And it was to the same guy. I don’t want to make that a trend!”
This quarterfinal featured two combo decks capable of turn 1 wins, but Ryan’s Force of Wills threatened to put a wrench into Griffin’s Charbelching plans. That said, he was the one under pressure to put up a defense, and Griffin’s goldfish was a bit faster and required less specific pieces.
“You’re the only person that’s beaten me in this tournament,” Brian commented as the players sat down to shuffle. Joseph couldn’t say those words to anyone—he was undefeated in the event over the course of 12 rounds. “That ends now!” Brian added with a laugh.
Brad Nelson’s Humanimator deck had made it to the elimination rounds in the hands of Brian Braun-Duin, but he faced a tight matchup against Mono Red in the semifinals. Andrew’s got a couple Legacy Open trophies to his name, and was hoping to add a Standard to the mantle on the back of Hellrider.
Tyler’s playing one of the tournament’s more interesting decks; an aggressive Jund deck employing Experiment One, Ghor-Clan Ravager, and Flinthoof Boar alongside the usual cast of sweet creatures. It had been enough to beat Tanner in the Swiss...