Allen Wu is a Master’s student at Stanford University where he studies Management Science and Engineering. He broke onto the Pro Tour by winning an MTGO PTQ 3 seasons in a row. His best results are 2 Grand Prix top 8’s with 1 win and going 10-6 in the last 3 Pro Tours. Allen lives in Mountain View, CA.
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Allen played a lot and got better by accident 🙂
Worst Magic Moment
At a Pro Tour, playing against Mike Sigrist, Allen missed a play that would have won him the game. He missed out on qualifying for 2 more Pro Tour.
Proudest Magic Moment
Winning his first MTGO PTQ.
What Have You Learned From Magic
“Magic has improved my critical thinking.”
Advice for Beginner Legacy
There are so many decisions and decks learn from every game.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Making great friends has been a fantastic side effect of playing Magic.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Playing too scared. Players pump the brakes when they shouldn’t. You have to read how your opponents have been playing and surmise what they don’t have.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Play a lot of Magic Online and get a group to play test.
Tournament Day Tips
Hangout with friends between rounds. Make sure you’re having fun.
Record your games and watch them.
Watch videos and pause as you go talk with friends.
Connect With Allen Wu
Check Out Magic Story
Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.
Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com