Gregory Michel is a graduate student and competitive Magic player in Minneapolis MN. He mostly plays Limited but also dabbles in Standard and Commander as well. He recently made Top 8 for the first time at a Grand Prix by piloting UW Monument to 7 places at GP Denver!
Battle for Zendikar
The first competitive event was a Grand Prix in D.C. 2014. Gregory cashed this event and the next 3 GP’s. However, he hit a low and that was the struggle he faced.
Worst Magic Moment
Experiencing the stress of putting too much pressure on himself. Greg learned that Magic is a hobby and should be an escape.
Proudest Magic Moment
GP Omaha where Greg played Multiple Platinum Pros and was one win start of making top 8.
What Have You Learned From Magic
When Greg applies himself to something he likes with a friend he can succeed.
Andrew Elenbogen of Episode 108.
Growth As A Player
Playing a bunch of formats has improved Greg’s Magic instincts.
Self-confidence pops up for Greg. He doesn’t think of himself as a great player.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
People feel a need to prove they are good. In reality, they should listen to others and learn as much as they could.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Greg found a deck that he liked and took it to events and practiced a lot with friends.
Have fun when you play. Magic is a hobby so have fun.
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