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AD MTG Series 1 Qualifier Winner

 

Name – Jim Chianese

Age - 32

Home Store – Amazing Discoveries Gilbert

Deck Archetype – LSV’s Pro Tour White

Notable Magic Achievements – A couple good, local finishes including a PPTQ win (Modern) and top 8s, including Gilbert City Champs. Jim is mostly Legacy player

Why did you choose to go with the deck you played today? – “The deck is super powerful and unexpected, especially given the metagame. The life gain and synergy with the cards that benefit from life gain makes the deck a good metagame call. 

What is the best deck in Standard? Why did you pick that answer? – “I think it’s Golgari midrange (or whatever they call it). It is super powerful, has the best creatures in format (on their own), the best removal spell in Vraska’s Contempt, a great sweeper in Find / Finality, and on top of it all, it has Carnage Tyrant. It feels like every Ravnica set there has been a guild that has just been pushed. For Guilds of Ravnica, I feel it was Golgari. Izzet is still good, but it feels like it is just the veterans making it look good. It plays like a Delver deck. You play a threat and play counters to back it up, but it’s still fragile. The good players know how to play to its strengths. Golgari has more efficient creatures, rather better creatures pound for pound. Most importantly, it has Duress out of the board and is better against them protecting fragile board state. 

 

1. Jim Chianese – White

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4 Sacred Foundry

4 Clifftop Retreat

12 Plains

4 Adanto Vanguard

4 Dauntless Bodyguard

3 Skymarcher Aspirant

4 Leonin Vanguard

4 Healer’s Hawk

4 Ajani’s Pridemate

4 Benalish Marshal

4 Legion’s Landing

4 History of Benalia

2 Conclave Tribunal

3 Pride of Conquerors

SIDEBOARD

1 Mountain

1 Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants

1 Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice

2 Banefire

3 Baffling End

3 Experimental Frenzy

4 Tocatli Honor Guard

 

2. Jordan Phillips – Rojo Grande

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23 Mountain

2 Arch of Orazca

4 Rekindling Phoenix

4 Siege-gang Commander

4 Goblin Chainwhirler

4 Dire-fleet Daredevil

3 Legion Warboss

4 Lava Coil

2 Banefire

2 Fight with Fire

2 Shivan Fire

2 Shock

4 Treasure Map

SIDEBOARD

1 Legion Warboss

2 Fight with Fire

3 Fiery Cannonade

3 Karn, Scion of Urza

3 Star of Extinction

2 Banefire

1 Experimental Frenzy


3-4 Mike Hadley – Esper

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1 Mission Briefing

4 Sinister Sabotage

4 Dream Eater

4 Chemister’s Insight

2 Negate

4 Vraska’s Contempt

1 Essence Scatter

3 Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

2 Settle the Wreckage

4 Seal Away

1 Dawn of Hope

2 Blink of an Eye

1 Syncopate

4 Glacial Fortress

4 Meandering River

4 Watery Grave

4 Isolated Chapel

4 Drowned Catacomb

3 Island

4 Plains

SIDEBOARD

2 Negate

2 Lyra, Dawnbringer

2 Settle the Wreckage

2 Ixalan’s Binding

1 Invoke the Divine

1 Gideon’s Reproach

3 Thief of Sanity

1 Chromium, the Mutable

1 Disdainful Stroke


3-4 Jesse Adams – Boros Control

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1 Boros Guildgate

1 Stone Quarry

4 Clifftop Retreat

4 Sacred Foundry

2 Arch of Orazca

6 Mountain

7 Plains

3 Siege-gang Commander

2 Dire-fleet Daredevil

3 Deafening Clarion

3 Pirate’s Pillage

2 Karn, Scion of Urza

1 Seal Away

1 Lava Coil

2 Shivan Fire

2 Star of Extinction

2 Settle the Wreckage

1 Cleansing Nova

4 History of Benalia

2 Banefire

1 The Immortal Sun

4 Treasure Map

2 Azor’s Gateway

SIDEBOARD

4 Adanto Vanguard

2 Invoke the Divine

2 Ixalan’s Binding

2 Lyra, Dawnbringer

1 Star of Extinction

1 Deafening Clarion

1 Seal Away

1 Lava Coil

1 Banefire


5-8 Matthew Goslar –

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24 Mountain

1 Arch of Orazca

4 Rekindling Phoenix

4 Siege-gang Commander

4 Goblin Chainwhirler

4 Dire-fleet Daredevil

3 Legion Warboss

4 Lava Coil

3 Banefire

2 Star of Extinction

2 Shivan Fire

2 Shock

3 Treasure Map

SIDEBOARD

1 Demanding Dragon

3 Fight with Fire

2 Fiery Cannonade

3 Karn, Scion of Urza

1 Star of Extinction

2 Shock

2 Sorcerous Spyglass

1 Goblin Cratermaker


5-8 Will Levin – Mono Red

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3 Banefire

4 Dire-fleet Daredevil

4 Goblin Chainwhirler

4 Lava Coil

3 Legion Warboss

4 Rekindling Phoenix

2 Shivan Fire

2 Shock

4 Siege-gang Commander

2 Star of Extinction

3 Treasure Map

1 Arch of Orazca

24 Mountain

SIDEBOARD

3 Fiery Cannonade

3 Fight with Fire

2 Karn, Scion of Urza

2 Sorcerous Spyglass

2 Vance’s Blasting Cannon


5-8 Gary Wong – Izzet Drakes

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4 Crackling Drake

4 Enigma Drake

2 Niv-Mizzet, Parun

3 Dive Down

4 Opt

4 Shock

2 Spell Pierce

2 Search for Azcanta

1 Beacon Bolt

4 Chart a Course

4 Discovery / Dispersal

4 Lava Coil

7 Island

5 Mountain

1 Highland Lake

1 Drowned Catacomb

4 Steam Vents

4 Sulfur Falls

SIDEBOARD

1 Siege-gang Commander

1 Niv-Mizzet, Parun

2 Negate

1 Fiery Cannonade

1 Treasure Map

2 Disdainful Stroke

1 Beacon Bolt

2 Entrancing Melody

2 Ral, Izzet Viceroy

1 Sarkhan, Fireblood

1 Murmuring Mystic


5-8 Joseph Kopra – Golgari

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4 Llanowar Elves

4 Wildgrowth Walker

4 Find / Finality

4 Jadelight Ranger

4 Merfolk Branchwalker

2 Ravenous Chupacabra

2 Vraska’s Contempt

1 Doom Whisperer

1 Thrashing Brontodon

2 Carnage Tyrant

1 Midnight Reaper

1 Seeker’s Squire

1 Vivien Reid

1 Vraska, Golgari Queen

1 Vraska, Relic Seeker

3 Assassin’s Trophy

2 Overgrown Tomb

8 Forest

6 Swamp

2 Memorial to Folly

4 Woodland Cemetery

1 Detection Tower

1 Arch of Orazca

SIDEBOARD

1 The Eldest Reborn

1 Cast Down

1 Carnage Tyrant

1 Vraska’s Contempt

1 Josu Vess, Lich Knight

1 Arguel’s Blood Fast

2 Ritual of Soot

1 Assassin’s Trophy

1 Status / Statue

1 Ixalli’s Diviner

2 Crushing Canopy

2 Vine Mare