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. Danny Jessup
Danny Jessup flew under the radar on Day 2 after finishing Day 1 at 7-2, but put together big wins when he needed them down the stretch. Jessup sleeved up Four-Color Rite, splashing Nahiri, to prey on the massive amounts of G/W Tokens. The strategy paid off as Jessup clutched out his last round of Swiss to squeak into the Top 8 as the eighth seed. Jessup ran into Jeff+Hoogland
Jeff+Hoogland notched his fourth Open Top 8 of the year this weekend, improving on his finish with Abzan Seasons Past in Atlanta. Hoogland tuned the deck a bit and crushed the Swiss, locking his berth for the Top 8 after Round 13. Hoogland took down Danny Jessup in the quarterfinals, before falling to Gerry+Thompson made Top 8, but still lost ground by getting eliminated in the quarterfinals. Hoogland will look to add to his lead next weekend in Dallas, as he goes for his fourth Modern Open Top 8. Check out Hoogland’s Abzan Seasons Past decklist Tom+Ross
It’s Tom Ross’ world, we’re just living in it. The Boss continues to make SCG Tour® history, becoming the first player to win back-to-back two-day Opens and the first to win three Opens in the new structure. Ross did it the way he does, piloting W/R Humans past the competition, putting on a clinic in top aggressive deck in the format. Ross beat Charles Gindy in the 75-card mirror in the quarterfinals, took down Jeff+Hoogland in the semifinals, and ousted David Bollenback in the finals with the tournament winning-game coming down to a flurry of Reckless+Bushwhackers. The second-straight win puts Ross in the lead in the Season Two points race while jumping into third in the POY race. Ross will look to grow his lead in Season Two next weekend in Dallas. Check out Ross’ W/R Humans decklist here.