Deal Me In Games Power Nine Series Results - 24 Players - 5/14/2016



  • Congratuations Ryan Glackin, as well as the rest of the top eight, on your awesome performance!

    First Place
    Ryan Glackin
    Noble Dredge

    MAINDECK:
    4 Bloodghast
    3 Golgari Thug
    4 Narcomoeba
    4 Prized Amalgam
    4 Stinkweed Imp
    4 Ichorid
    4 Golgari Grave-Troll

    4 Cabal Therapy
    3 Mental Misstep
    4 Bridge from Below
    4 Serum Powder
    4 Force of Will

    4 Bazaar of Baghdad
    4 City of Brass
    2 Dakmor Salvage
    4 Undiscovered Paradise

    SIDEBOARD:
    4 Barbarian Ring
    3 Serenity
    4 Wispmare
    4 Ingot Chewer

    Second Place
    Adam Turk
    Painter

    MAINDECK:
    3 Painter’s Servant
    1 Blightsteel Colossus

    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Flusterstorm
    2 Grindstone
    3 Mental Misstep
    1 Ponder
    4 Pyroblast
    2 Thoughtseize
    1 Demonic Tutor
    1 Mana Drain
    1 Time Walk
    4 Thirst for Knowledge
    1 Tinker
    1 Yawgmoth’s Will
    4 Force of Will
    3 Gush
    1 Dig Through Time
    1 Treasure Cruise

    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Sol Ring

    2 Island
    3 Misty Rainforest
    4 Scalding Tarn
    1 Tolarian Academy
    2 Underground Sea
    3 Volcanic Island

    SIDEBOARD:
    1 Mountain
    2 Tormod’s Crypt
    4 Grafdigger’s Cage
    4 Ingot Chewer
    4 Sulfur Elemental

    Third Place
    Josh Barkon
    Blowout Blue Rust

    MAINDECK:
    2 Hangarback Walker
    4 Arcbound Ravager
    4 Phyrexian Revoker
    4 Etched Champion
    3 Master of Etherium
    1 Lodestone Golem

    1 Ancestral Recall
    3 Cranial Plating
    4 Thorn of Amethyst
    1 Time Walk
    1 Trinisphere
    4 Thoughtcast

    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Jet
    2 Mox Opal
    0 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire

    4 Ancient Tomb
    3 Cavern of Souls
    4 Mishra’s Workshop
    3 Seat of the Synod
    1 Strip Mine
    1 Tolarian Academy
    4 Wasteland

    SIDEBOARD:
    3 Tormod’s Crypt
    4 Grafdigger’s Cage
    2 Crucible of Worlds
    2 Jester’s Cap
    2 Phyrexian Metamorph
    2 Witchbane Orb

    Fourth Place
    Chuck Greb
    Git Probe Is Not A Legal Card Name #GameLoss

    MAINDECK:
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Chain of Vapor
    4 Dark Ritual
    4 Duress
    4 Gitaxian Probe
    1 Ponder
    1 Vampiric Tutor
    1 Cabal Ritual
    3 Defense Grid
    1 Demonic Tutor
    1 Hurkyl’s Recall
    1 Time Walk
    1 Necropotence
    1 Timetwister
    1 Tinker
    1 Yawgmoth’s Will
    1 Wheel of Fortune
    1 Tendrils of Agony
    3 Dark Petition
    1 Memory Jar
    1 Mind’s Desire
    1 Yawgmoth’s Bargain

    1 Black Lotus
    1 Lion’s Eye Diamond
    1 Lotus Petal
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Mana Vault
    1 Sol Ring

    1 Badlands
    1 Bloodstained Mire
    1 Library of Alexandria
    4 Polluted Delta
    1 Swamp
    1 Tolarian Academy
    4 Underground Sea

    SIDEBOARD:
    2 Ancient Tomb
    1 Island
    2 Tormod’s Crypt
    1 Repeal
    1 Defense Grid
    1 Hurkyl’s Recall
    2 Rebuild
    2 Sadistic Sacrament
    1 Simian Spirit Guide
    1 Empty the Warrens
    1 Blightsteel Colossus

    Fifth Place
    Matthew Szczeblewski
    Minus Five

    MAINDECK:
    3 Dark Confidant
    1 Snapcaster Mage
    2 Monastery Mentor

    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Brainstorm
    2 Flusterstorm
    3 Gitaxian Probe
    3 Mental Misstep
    1 Ponder
    3 Preordain
    1 Repeal
    1 Sensei’s Divining Top
    1 Steel Sabotage
    1 Demonic Tutor
    1 Merchant Scroll
    1 Time Walk
    1 Yawgmoth’s Will
    2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
    1 Tendrils of Agony
    4 Force of Will
    3 Gush

    1 Black Lotus
    1 Lotus Petal
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire

    3 Flooded Strand
    1 Island
    1 Library of Alexandria
    2 Misty Rainforest
    3 Polluted Delta
    2 Tundra
    3 Underground Sea

    SIDEBOARD:
    1 Engineered Explosives
    2 Tormod’s Crypt
    1 Steel Sabotage
    2 Swords to Plowshares
    1 Aegis of the Gods
    2 Containment Priest
    1 Disenchant
    1 Ethersworn Canonist
    1 Hurkyl’s Recall
    2 Rest in Peace
    1 Supreme Verdict

    Sixth Place
    Shawn Griffiths
    Alien Shops

    MAINDECK:
    4 Arcbound Ravager
    4 Phyrexian Revoker
    1 Lodestone Golem
    1 Phyrexian Metamorph
    4 Thought-Knot Seer
    4 Triskelion

    1 Chalice of the Void
    4 Sphere of Resistance
    4 Thorn of Amethyst
    1 Umezawa’s Jitte
    1 Sword of Fire and Ice
    4 Tangle Wire
    1 Trinisphere

    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Sol Ring

    4 Ancient Tomb
    4 Eldrazi Temple
    4 Mishra’s Workshop
    1 Strip Mine
    1 Tolarian Academy
    4 Wasteland

    SIDEBOARD:
    1 Tormod’s Crypt
    4 Grafdigger’s Cage
    3 Relic of Progenitus
    3 Crucible of Worlds
    2 Dismember
    2 Witchbane Orb

    Seventh Place
    Jeremy Beaver
    Blowout Blue Rust

    MAINDECK:
    2 Hangarback Walker
    4 Arcbound Ravager
    4 Phyrexian Revoker
    4 Etched Champion
    4 Master of Etherium
    1 Lodestone Golem

    1 Ancestral Recall
    3 Cranial Plating
    4 Thorn of Amethyst
    1 Time Walk
    1 Trinisphere
    4 Thoughtcast

    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Jet
    2 Mox Opal
    0 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Sol Ring

    4 Ancient Tomb
    4 Mishra’s Workshop
    4 Seat of the Synod
    1 Strip Mine
    1 Tolarian Academy
    4 Wasteland

    SIDEBOARD:
    3 Tormod’s Crypt
    3 Annul
    4 Grafdigger’s Cage
    1 Crucible of Worlds
    2 Dismember
    2 Witchbane Orb

    Eighth Place
    Nicholas Dijohn
    Super Smash Brothers

    MAINDECK:
    4 Phyrexian Revoker
    1 Lodestone Golem
    3 Phyrexian Metamorph
    4 Thought-Knot Seer
    2 Karn, Silver Golem
    3 Reality Smasher
    1 Triskelion

    1 Chalice of the Void
    4 Sphere of Resistance
    4 Thorn of Amethyst
    1 Sword of Fire and Ice
    4 Tangle Wire
    1 Trinisphere

    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Sol Ring

    4 Ancient Tomb
    2 Cavern of Souls
    4 Eldrazi Temple
    4 Mishra’s Workshop
    1 Strip Mine
    1 Tolarian Academy
    3 Wasteland

    SIDEBOARD:
    1 Wasteland
    4 Grafdigger’s Cage
    3 Relic of Progenitus
    2 Crucible of Worlds
    1 Jester’s Cap
    2 Witchbane Orb
    2 Duplicant



  • Are you trying to tell us we should play Mox Pearl 🤔

    First time playing with mishra at an event.
    Had some great games and received a lot of insight about matchups and deck building.

    Congrats to the top 8 it was great seeing everyone. The banter through out the day was fantastic, Mr. Dijohns and I were responsible for quite a few laughs.
    Hope to see everyone in 2 weeks at TDG.

    Hail Hydra!



  • I didn't miss pearl at all yesterday. Mox Opal served the needs of the deck a lot better.



  • Mox Pearl is your out to Norn's Annex at two life. Mox Emerald is the real fifth mox.



  • Hmm 4 Shop Decks in the top 8 guys stop doing so well what will Wizards ban next ;)



  • Thanks to all who showed for the turnout we had. We had 24 show up. Unfortunately we did not get the 40 for timetwister but while we were sitting at about 22 with 1/2 hour to go and an unknown on the way Jason agreed that if we hit 30 we'd still do the timetwister. When we got the final count we took a vote to chip in some extra cash to make the time twister doable and hit about 50% in favor. So no go.

    For prize support Jason opted NOT to scale the prize support down. The initial posting was prize support based on 30 players at $30 a piece to scale accordingly and Jason still gave out the fully posted support despite not reaching 30 players. So a big thanks to Jason for taking care of his player base.

    For my own report I did about as well as some other regulars in the area - which is to say not good at all. Was a rough day. I don't have my sheets with me at work but from memory:

    Round 1 vs UW Landstill mentor
    I was a little impressed as this was close to the list I ran at the last tournament that got some looks. If I had just run my old list... we figured we might actually still be there playing. As it was both games were long and drawn out with my opponent resolving early standstills with a never ending supply of factors in play. A sided in propaganda (thanks for the suggestion Joe Brennan) gave me a fighting chance in game 2 but the draws were just dead with tons of mana and little business. For example he plopped a turn 2 standstill. I did a turn 3 time twister which he couldn't counter, effectively negating his standstill. My 7 were notion thief, mox pearl and 5 lands. With 3 more lands drawn over the next 5 turns. Still my opponent played well and made no discernable mistakes for me to try and take advantage of. I had some resources and when I tried to utilize them he shut me down pretty effectively

    round 2 vs oath
    No clue what I'm up against but my opening hand round 1 was time twister, notion thief, 2 lands, sol ring, gush and brainstorm. I'm on the draw and draw no counter back up but after turn 2 my opponent had played most of his hand as land and artifact acceleration so I think I'm doing fine to hit an EoT turn 3 thief and my turn 3 hit twister. Except on my opponents turn he plays show & tell which I can't counter. I drop notion thief. He drops emrakul. :( Still on my turn I hit the twister to draw 19 cards and hopefully combo out on him. Out of the 14 cards I had a gush and gushed into a gush. So I drew 20 cards that turn in my main phase. 16 of them were lands or mana sources. :(

    Game 2 and 3 went much better with him digging for oath and me getting early mentors in both games. Game 3 ended with him on an orchard and hitting a show & tell to put grizzlebrand into play. I had clamp and mentor and cycled thru my deck until I found Jace, played jace, bounced his gris and he scooped after drawing 7 from gris and getting nothing.

    Round 3 vs bob mentor
    Game 1 started out ok with neither of us showing much on turns 1 and 2 so I demonic tutored up a mentor on turn 3. On his turn 3 he played caverns, mentor. On his turn 4 he played a second mentor. That was pretty much it. Game 2 I mulliganed to 5 seeing 1 land in my 7 card hand, none in my 6 and 1 in my 5. He doesn't race out of the gate like game 1 but still resolves an early mentor and I don't have time to crawl back in.

    Round 4 vs bob mentor
    I actually felt these were the best games of the day for me, despite another loss. An early bob both games eventually buried me in his card advantage. But in both games 1 and 2 both of us drew a good mix of lands and spells, played well and had quite a bit of back and forth. In game 2 at one point he had his board loaded with a bob, a notion thief ( played in response to my ancestral which was soul crushing but Iwas able to work around it eventually) and a mentor with a handful of tokens. I had a supreme verdict in hand and top decked a 2nd white source. Unfortunately his card advantage from Bob left him with a hand that was able to quickly recover. And in both games he had a somewhat early strip mine which he made very unfortunate (for me, but fantastic for him) decisions on which lands to go after. I honestly think despite everything else in game 2 (thief to my recall, quick recovery from my supreme verdict etc) I may have won that game if I hadn't lost my underground sea. So big kudos to my round 4 opponent for some great play.

    round 5 vs Bye
    I don't remember much of this match. It went by so fast. I don't even remember turning my slip in. I really hope my opponent did.

    What I learned from the day - its time to retire mystic remora. This has been a powerhouse for me for the past few months. But the meta is shifting to more creatures and quite frankly when my opponent plays a mentor, a notion thief, a bob, thalia or any white weenie or any of the bug fish we're starting to see in my area I almost always would much rather have not spent mana on a cumulative upkeep and would rather have had that remora be something else. Time to put it away for a while.


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