Gerry Thompson finished Pro Tour Ixalan 430 places shy of where he wanted. He got unlucky with variance, but that's not the whole story! It's all a matter of perspective, and today, Gerry's teaching you how to look at your worst tournaments!
When almost half the decks at a Pro Tour are playing two specific cards as four-ofs, something's not right! Brennan DeCandio dives into the Pro Tour Ixalan results ahead of Grand Prix Atlanta!
The top decks of Pro Tour Ixalan were mostly known quantities, but several players went rogue and walked away with cash! Today's highlight from the PT Top 64 runs...Adorned Pouncer?! Ross Merriam has some explaining to do!
Gerry Thompson and Bryan Gottlieb discuss what happened when the Pro Tour visited Albuquerque and talk six under-the-radar Standard decks that might surprise at Grand Prix Atlanta!
Peter Ingram has his eye on Standard for Grand Prix Atlanta, but the Invitational will be here before you know it! Get his latest takes on Modern (and, yes, Standard) for the coming weeks!
Brad Nelson had a middling Pro Tour Ixalan personally, but his teammate won it all! Get Brad's insights on the (somehow) sneaky-good Sultai Energy deck, including a sideboarding guide, ahead of Grand Prix Atlanta!
If you're playing a Temur Energy deck of any kind at Grand Prix Atlanta, you'd better know how to handle the mirror! Sam Black has your must-read guide for anyone taking on the challenge this weekend!
Today's matchup is anything but "Standard" on VS! Will Todd Anderson claim the crucial games with Esper Gift, or will Ross Merriam run him over with B/R Aggro? Grand Prix Atlanta awaits!
Collins Mullen has turned his bold deck choice of Modern Humans into a Regionals win to go with his SCG Tour trophy! When he talks about how tournament players convince themselves to play the popular deck instead of the best one, it's on you to listen!
The U/W Gift archetype Shaun McLaren helped refine didn't get him to Day 2 of Pro Tour Ixalan, but it did propel his teammate to the finals! The cunning Canadian has all the details you need for GP Atlanta and SCG Baltimore to follow!
Seth Manfield won Pro Tour Ixalan, but he's far from the only winner! Jadine Klomparens looks at the field, the results, and how it all will shake out for Grand Prix Atlanta! When Jadine's writing about Magic, everybody wins!
Todd Anderson and Ross Merriam square off in a wide-ranging Fact or Fiction! Was the Pro Tour metagame a delight or a disappointment? Is the Modern Humans deck for real? And will Deathrite Shaman help win SCG Baltimore? Cast your Vote!
The Todds are at odds in Standard on VS! Todd Stevens pilots an intriguing R/U Artificers rogue deck against Todd Anderson's more traditional Ramunap Red list! How rogue can you go at Grand Prix Atlanta!
Sam Black eventually played the same deck at Pro Tour Ixalan that Mike Sigrist used to make the Top 8. That's not the whole story, of course! Get Sam's insights into the decks left behind along the way...decks that may still hold a kernel of greatness!
Patrick Chapin played W/R Approach to a Day 2 finish at Pro Tour Ixalan, but it wasn't all sweetness and light in Albuquerque. In between all the tech, this one just might make you hurt.
Cedric Phillips introduces you to all the artists who'll be joining Terese Nielsen at Grand Prix Atlanta!
Brennan DeCandio isn't at the Pro Tour this time, but he's still itching for Standard action! Get his thoughts on the decks he hopes will flourish in Albuquerque!
If Shaheen Soorani's Pro Tour ride ends here, he's going out in style! Check out the two control decks he considered bringing to Pro Tour Ixalan and cheer him on!
Only the decklist-keepers at Pro Tour Ixalan know what the metagame will look like at first, but guessing at it is crucial for participants! Brad Nelson reveals his perceived levels for the event and predictions!
However many people think Standard has a three-deck (or fewer!) metagame, Gerry Thompson is preparing for many, many more. Check out his extended gauntlet ahead of Pro Tour Ixalan!