Jim Wilks is an Australian grinder and the Captain of Team EXP. He’s made the Top 8 of World Magic Cup 2016 with Team Australia and is the Champion of Grand Prix Sydney 2017. Jim lives in Canberra, Australia.
The idea that he didn’t have to win every tournament. this detached Jim from the results and led to more wins.
World Magic Qualifier-Jim made top 8 and realized he could play at higher level.
Worst Magic Moment
Grand Prix Sydney- Zendikar Sealed- Jim wins play a Blue/Red deck. He had a great position on the board and didn’t think he could lose. He lost because he didn’t think all the way through the turn.
Don’t get over confident.
Proudest Magic Moment
Top 8 World Magic Cup 2016, Jim felt very validated as a player. Also, winning a Grand Prix was huge for him.
What Have You Learned From Magic
Approach things objectively and don’t tilt.
Dan Unwin, John-Paul Kelly, Ivan Schroder
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Jim really values positivity.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Players try to get too smart with their cards. Instead of playing smart they set up a complicated chain that’s unnecessary.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Team EXP had 7 Sealed Pools and rotated those among all the team to get fresh perspectives.
Tournament Day Tips
Snacks and water.
No matter how good you want to be, remember you’re playing a game and you.
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