Going Rogue at the Invitational
Whenever you have a large, split-format tournament, cool decks in both formats wind up on the outside looking in. It’s difficult for players to be prepared for both formats, and many strong starts find themselves dying when the formats change. Terminus for value, Chi Hoi is very favored against creature-based strategies.
Obviously, the hole comes against control, but that’s why Chi Hoi has Amass+the+Components. His deck features no creatures, so his opponents will have nearly as many dead draws in the first game as he does, but Chi Hoi has the ability to not only reap more pure card advantage. Not only that, he can shuffle back cards he knows he won’t need against a given opponent. That lets him do some wonky stuff, like maindeck Grafdigger’s Cage and Torpor+Orb against Pod decks, without having to worry so much about hitting them in the wrong matchups.