Top 5 Players of the Weekend
Learn more about five players who put up a great weekend through a high finish, interesting deck, or memorable moment.
5. David Long
David Long made the Top 8 of two Legacy Opens last year and kicked this year off and the right foot, cruising through the Swiss on his way to the No. 2 seed in the elimination rounds. This time Long changed up his Lands deck to utilize Abrupt+Decay and sideboard cards like Thoughtseize and Dark Confidant to help defeat Miracles. Despite not having Punishing+Fire and Grove of the Burnwillows, Long took down fair and unfair decks all weekend long. Long's run came to an end in the quarterfinals, when he dropped a favorable match against Grixis Delver at the hands of Noah Walker. The finish marks Long's fifth Legacy Open Top 8, but the trophy still eludes him. Check out Long's Lands decklist Gerry+Thompson
Gerry+Thompson continued his run through Season One of the SCG Tour® with his second Top 8, choosing to join Harlan Firer in harnessing the power of the Eldrazi. Thompson came out on top of his and Firer's quarterfinals match before he took down Louis Bachaud and Four-Color Delver in the semis. Thompson faced off against Noah Walker in the finals, looking to give the Eldrazi a trophy after its second-place finish the week before at the Modern Open in Louisville. Ultimately, Thompson fell a game shy, but did amass 25 more SCG Points to land himself in the Top 4 of the Player of the Year Leaderboard, five points behind Andrew Tenjum. Check out Thompson's Colorless Eldrazi decklist Tom+Ross, and Gerry+Thompson in the Top 8 to claim his second trophy. In the end, a specially tuned Grixis Delver took down all comers, winning the unfavorable quarterfinal matchup against Lands, destroying Infect, and kept the Eldrazi at bay in the finals. Check out Walker's Grixis Delver decklist here.