Ben Rubin is a Pro Tour old timer who started when he was 15 yrs old. He has 4 Pro Tour top 8s, about 8 Grand Prix top 8s, and has won 2 masters. He’s a member of the Hall of Fame and got there by winning and losing a lot of matches.
Traverse the Ulvenwald
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
Network with really smart people.
Really wanted to break the format and wouldn’t listen to others input.
Level Up Moment
In High School, Ben was very strong relative to the field.
Who have been your mentors
Worst Magic Moment
Playing in a Masters competition. Normally Ben left basic mana up to play around wasteland. Ben drew a Pyroblast and couldn’t play it because of his hobbit.
Proudest Magic Moment
Very proud of team at Grand Prix Louisville. Accomplishing something great with a team is great.
Doesn’t have one but enjoys toning decks.
Activities that help you in Magic
Play a lot of Magic.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Ben has an affinity for competition.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Not having a long view. People get so hurry up on this game instead of understanding the overall picture.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Building pools leading up to a team sealed event and really discussing choices.
What are your shortcomings
Getting into the new method of preparation.
Reviewing deck lists
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