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Author Topic: Highlander Cup XIV 28.12.2014 [Hanau]    (Read 15775 times)
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« on: 29-12-2014, 11:58:01 AM »

everything related to the recent HL Cup (e. g. reports, decklist, player profiles T8) is welcome

i start adding final standings after swiss, Top 8 bracket and maybe some deckslists on mtgpulse today

stay tuned :-)
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« Reply #1 on: 29-12-2014, 02:04:24 PM »

Standings after 7 rounds Swiss / Archetypes Top 20

      
   PLACE            NAME            POINTS      OPP-Score      Archetype   
   1            Alexander Rosenberger            18      60,81%      Jeskai Midrange   
   2            Fabian Moyschewitz            18      56,41%      Izzet Control   
   3            Guiseppe Iacono            17      63,94%      High Tide   
   4            Gerry Stahl            17      62,85%      4C Blood   
   5            Thomas Stier            17      60,10%      4C Blood   
   6            Tomas Varga            16      65,39%      Creatureless UWb-Control   
   7            Maximilian Stief            16      65,30%      Reanimator   
   8            Marcus Freier            16      63,35%      UWb-Control   
   9            Christian Hauck            16      60,26%      4C Blood   
   10            Tobias Müller            16      53,69%      4C Blood      
   11            Jaroslav Chmelik            16      49,20%      Creatureless UWb-Contro      
   12            Matthias Knelangen            15      61,56%      White Weenie         
   13            Daniel Scherer            15      60,49%      4C Blood         
   14            Fabian Mielke            15      60,49%      Jeskai Midrange      
   15            Sascha Stein            15      58,45%      Jeskai Control   
   16            Matthias Hittel            15      57,77%      Esper Blink         
   17            Marc Di Pancrazio            15      57,09%      RDW   
   18            Martin Glöss            15      55,71%      Creatureless Esper (feat. Snapcaster)      
   19            Philipp Stein            15      54,76%      Classic Bant   
   20            Tobias Bruch            15      53,74%      4C Oath      
                                       
                                                      
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« Reply #2 on: 29-12-2014, 02:45:15 PM »

                        
   
   Quarterfinals      Semifinals      Finals      Highlander   
   Alexander Rosenberger      Marcus,               
   Marcus Freier            Marcus, 2:0         
                        
   Gerry Stahl      Thomas, 2:1            Marcus, 2:1   
   Thomas Stier                     
                        
   Fabian Moyschewitz      Maxi, 2:1               
   Maximilian Stief            Maxi, 2:1         
                        
   Guiseppe Iacono      Guiseppe,               
   Tomas Varga                     
                     
                        
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« Reply #3 on: 29-12-2014, 02:56:56 PM »

added an event on mtgpulse:
http://mtgpulse.com/event/18746#263923

feel free to add your decklists
less work for us to record your lists manually
thx in advance!
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« Reply #4 on: 30-12-2014, 08:10:32 PM »

top 10 decklists are online:
http://mtgpulse.com/event/18746#263935
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« Reply #5 on: 02-01-2015, 03:13:56 AM »

Runner-Up

NAME / NICKNAME: Maximilian Stief
Age: 26
Hometown: Mannheim

Shop and/or community where you usually play Magic:
Wizard’s Well Mannheim

Your deck archetype:
"Grüße aus der Gruft" - Reanimator

Why did you choose your deck?
pet deck

Number of Times Playing on Highlander GPs:
~ 5

Number of HL Top 8s:
first one

What was your record today?
5-1-1

How often do you play Highlander?
haven't played for the last two years

Which Magic formats do you play?
only HL

Do you play Magic online (MTGO, cockatrice) in general? Do you play HL online?
not really

Is there any card you would like to nominate for Ban / Unban in Highlander?
the format is pretty balanced

Anything else you would like to say?
nice event, nice people - but next time choose another location than a fridge   
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« Reply #6 on: 02-01-2015, 11:41:13 AM »

Semifinalist

NAME / NICKNAME: Thomas Stier / MaQi
Age: 30+
Hometown: Mannheim

Shop and/or community where you usually play Magic:
Wizard’s Well Mannheim

Your deck archetype:
4c Blood

Why did you choose your deck?
most consistent / most powerful deck
no bad matchups

Number of Times Playing on Highlander GPs:
4 or 5

Number of HL Top 8s:
3

Other previous Magic accomplishments:
PTQ level success
nothing spectacular


What was your record today?
5-0-2

How often do you play Highlander?
once or twice a week

Which Magic formats do you play?
all of them

Do you play Magic online (MTGO, cockatrice) in general? Do you play HL online?
seldomly

Is there any card you would like to nominate for Ban / Unban in Highlander?
unban Fastbond
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« Reply #7 on: 02-01-2015, 12:29:21 PM »

Semifinalist

NAME / NICKNAME: Giuseppe Iacono/Giacono
Age: 26
Hometown: Mannheim

Shop and/or community where you usually play Magic:
Wizard’s Well Mannheim

Your deck archetype:
High Tide

Why did you choose your deck?
good matchup against 4c Blood

Number of Times Playing on Highlander GPs:
4 or 5

Number of HL Top 8s:
2

Other previous Magic accomplishments:
None

What was your record today?
5-0-2

How often do you play Highlander?
several times a week

Which Magic formats do you play?
all of them

Do you play Magic online (MTGO, cockatrice) in general? Do you play HL online?
barely

Is there any card you would like to nominate for Ban / Unban in Highlander?
unban Fastbond
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« Reply #8 on: 02-01-2015, 01:20:05 PM »

short report of my way to Top 8:

Round 1   Alex from Braunschweig (GY-shenanigans)   1-0-0   02:00
close second game, was on 4 LP after he has beaten with worm tokens for a while (Worm harvest)   

Round 2   Tom from Leipzig (4c Blood)   2-0-0   04:00
different lists, had the better one  Wink and better draws while he mulligans

Round 3   Tobi from Pforzheim (4c Blood)   3-0-0   06:00
(almost) same lists, he was screwed twice, T4 or 5 concede after Wasteland, Witness, Wasteland

Round 4   Alex from Leipzig (Reanimator)   4-0-0   08:01
g1 he starts: faithless looting, discard Grave Titan + Griselbrand, turn 2: duress me + reanimate Griselbrand, Turn 3 or 4: Exhume Grave Titan      
g2, i free mulligan to T1 Discard: took brainstorm      
his remaining 6: Toxic Deluge, Bogardan Hellkite, 4 Lands      
g3, T1 Discard: Stitch Together      
his remaning 5: Inkwell Leviathan, Sneak Attack, Makeshift, 2 Lands       
g2+g3 = safe wins      

Round 5   Alexander from Mannheim (Jeskai-Midrange)   5-0-0   10:01
he had to mulligan, my forces were overwhelming   

Round 6   ID Guiseppe from Mannheim   5-0-1   10:01   
Round 7   ID Maximilian from Mannheim   5-0-2   10:01
Quartelfinals   Thomas from Mannheim (4c Blood)   5-1-2   11:03
         
g1: he won the roll and after free-mulligan i've kept: Savannah, Reflecting Pool, Garruk Wildspeaker, Mana Elf, Loxodon Smiter, Obzedat + random CC4-spell      
i missed 1-2 landdrops, his FtK kills my Smiter, Removal for 3/3 beast and FtK kills Garruk too, he Wastlands my Badlands and leaving me with Savannah + Refecting Pool in the end   
g2: works well for me, again T1 Elf, T2 Smiter and enough lands to support my nice draws so I win on 18 LP      
g3: long and intensiv game, i "gave away" my Demonic Tutor T3 by fetching FtK (instead of Council's Judgment, BB Elf already in hands)      
he GSZ for Thrun next turn and protects his Domri Rade as my BB Elf haven't revealed any solution he added Doran and demonic tutored Restoration Angel which got killed by FtK      
crucial turns: he sacrified Horizon Canopy and finds Thundermaw Hellkite + Thoughtseize in his turn, i failed to play Obzedat (7 mana but second Swamp missing)       
which got discarded by Thoughtseize the turns before i draw Bloodstained Mire and Scrubland which seals my loss      
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« Reply #9 on: 03-01-2015, 04:40:59 PM »

Quarterfinalist

NAME / NICKNAME: Fabian Moyschewitz
Age: 26
Hometown: Heidelberg
Occupation: Nurse/Palliative Care

Shop and/or community where you usually play Magic:
Wizard’s Well Mannheim / Kolosseum Heidelberg

Your deck archetype:
UR Control

Why did you choose your deck?
very good in the metagame, especially vs 4c Blood

Number of Times Playing on Highlander GPs:
4 or 5

Number of HL Top 8s:
several

Other previous Magic accomplishments:
Bazaar of Moxen Winner, D-Day Winner, GP Top 16s, Ovinogeddon Finalist

What was your record today?
6-1

How often do you play Highlander?
once a week

Which Magic formats do you play?
every competitive format (Modern, Legacy, Standard, Limited)

Do you play Magic online (MTGO, cockatrice) in general? Do you play HL online?
nope, not really my thing. Gonna try MTGO in the next month

Is there any card you would like to nominate for Ban / Unban in Highlander?
banning True-Name Nemesis or Oath of Druids would be nice

Anything else you would like to say?
Thanks for the great organisation of the HL Cup
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« Reply #10 on: 03-01-2015, 04:45:37 PM »

Quarterfinalist

NAME / NICKNAME: Tomáš Varga
Age: 25
Hometown: Bratislava, Slovakia

Shop and/or community where you usually play Magic:
Bratislava - Cloudpost / Trnava - Fénix

Your deck archetype:
UWb Control

Why did you choose your deck?
fits my style

Number of Times Playing on Highlander GPs:
1

Number of HL Top 8s:
first

Other previous Magic accomplishments:
GP Amsterdam 2011 Top 64 (Legacy), 2x Top 16 Slovak Nationals

What was your record today?
5-1-1

How often do you play Highlander?
once a week

Which Magic formats do you play?
all constructed

Do you play Magic online (MTGO, cockatrice) in general? Do you play HL online?
no

Is there any card you would like to nominate for Ban / Unban in Highlander?
not to ban Mystical Tutor!
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« Reply #11 on: 03-01-2015, 05:22:06 PM »

Quarterfinalist

NAME / NICKNAME: Gerry Stahl / Vazdru
Age: 39
Hometown: Marxzell
Occupation: tax consultant

Shop and/or community where you usually play Magic:
TNM Pfannestiel Karlsruhe

Your deck archetype:
4c Blood - Mannheim style

Why did you choose your deck?
at previous HL GPs I was playing self-constructed decks - but always with mediocre results (several price finishes but no Top 8 ) - this time i followed a different approach: I've just started to record every testmatch in the 4 weeks before tournament with the aim to take the one with the best performance, therefor i netdecked some decks on mtgpulse - and that was the results:
   
         Archetype            WINS      LOSSES      GAME %   
         4C-Blood            35      21      62,50%   
         4C-Scapeshift            25      19      56,82%   
         4C-Goodstuff (no white)            15      12      55,56%   
         Gruul            12      10      54,55%   
         Dark-Bant            11      10      52,38%   
         Pattern-Rector            10      10      50,00%   
         RUGTwin            6      6      50,00%   
         UBW-Buried Alive            9      9      50,00%   
         UWR-Twin            9      10      47,37%   
         UB-Tempo            5      6      45,45%   
         RDW            4      6      40,00%   
         Izzet            3      6      33,33%   
         4C-Goodstuff (no green)            2      5      28,57%   
         Grixis-Reanimator            0      2      0,00%   
         High Tide            0      2      0,00%   
         BUG-Oath            0      4      0,00%   
         RB-Gobbos            0      2      0,00%   
         Enchantress-Consellation            0      2      0,00%   
         Uwb-Control            0      4      0,00%   
                                 

some decks i've just rejected because I didn't like to play it (eg High Tide = too difficult for me, UWb = too slow for me, Reanimator = too inconsistent for me) // although 4C Blood seems a bit too "mainstream" I decided to take it because it just felt that strong in most matchups                              

Number of Times Playing on Highlander GPs:
all of them

Number of HL Top 8s:
first

Other previous Magic accomplishments:
loosing 1-2 vs Kai Budde at last German Nationals, winning featured-match in round 9 GP Vienna

What was your record today?
match record 5-0-2 / game record: 10-1 after Swiss

How often do you play Highlander?
once per month and Online Leagues + Tournaments

Which Magic formats do you play?
Highlander and Limited

Do you play Magic online (MTGO, cockatrice) in general? Do you play HL online?
yes, a lot (MTGO, cockatrice)- MTGO is nice for family men like me

Is there any card you would like to nominate for Ban / Unban in Highlander?
ban Mystical / unban Fastbond

Anything else you would like to say?
Thank you for supporting our format! Keep Highlander alive!
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« Reply #12 on: 03-01-2015, 07:22:40 PM »

      
         GP XIV      GP XIV      GP XIV      GP XIII      GP XIII      GP XIII      GP XII      GP XII      GP XII   
   ARCHETYPE      Appearance      TOP 8      TOP 16      Appearance      TOP 8      TOP 16      Appearance      TOP 8      TOP 16   
   4c Blood      18      2      5      20      3      3      6      1      2   
   UWR / Jeskai      10      1      3      2                  4            1   
   UW(b)-Control      8      1      2      8            2      3      1      1   
   Izzet      8      1      1      10      2      3      5      1      1   
   Reanimator      6      1      1      1      1      1      1            1   
   RDW      6                  10            1      5               
   WW      4            1      2            1      1               
   Naya      4                  9      1      2      6               
   Dark-Bant / Goodstuff (no red)      4                  9            1      11      1      1   
   Bant-Midrange      4                  3                  9            1   
   Esper-Control / -Midrange      3      1      2      9                  3            1   
   Abzan & Friends      3                  7                                 
   BUG-Aggro / -Midrange      3                  2                  1               
   RG-Beatz / RG-Landdestruction      3                  2                  1               
   RUG(b)      3                  1            1      1               
   ComboControl (XIV: High Tide / Combo-Oath)      2      1      1      2                  4            1   
   Artifacts      2                  5                  1               
   UG-AggroControl      2                  4                                 
   Jund      2                  3      1      1      3            1   
   Grixis-Control / -Midrange      2                  2                                 
   Oath      2                  1                  4      1      1   
   4C Goodstuff (no black)      2                                                   
   MBC      1                  3                  1               
   WG-Maverick      1                  3                                 
   Scapeshift      1                  1                                 
   Infect      1                                                   
   Mono-Green      1                                                   
   4C Goodstuff (no green)      1                                                   
   4C- / 5C-Control                        2                  4               
   Pattern Rector                        2                  3               
   Other / Missing                        2                  2               
   Mono-Blue-Control                        2                  1               
   Boros                        1                  5               
   Goblins                        1                  1            1   
   YingYang (OrzhovAggro)                        1                  1               
   WBR-Control                        1                                 
   5C-Aggro                                          8      1      1   
   Elves                                          2      1      1   
   Bant-Aggro                                          2      1      1   
   Hermit-Combo                                          2               
   Total      107      8      16      131      8      16      101      8      16   

concerning meta breakdown:
UW(b) and Esper often look quite similar - personally I would call the winner's deck "UW(b)" instead of "Esper" http://mtgpulse.com/event/18746#263935 but it's listed in Esper-Control / -Midrange above                                                         
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« Reply #13 on: 03-01-2015, 07:25:33 PM »

This is in response to vazdru's testing method: I am used to playing 4c blood a lot. Basically I'm playing the archetype for about 3 years as of now. But I always dabble into different archetypes. This time, just like vazdru, I decided to write down all the outcomes of my testmatches. 1 month of testing resulted in a 69% winrate with 4c blood. There was no other deck that came close to this percentage for me. So I was locked in.
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« Reply #14 on: 06-01-2015, 01:35:19 AM »

Are you sure, your Meta Analysis of the GP is right? I'm pretty sure, there was one guy in my car playing Storm (ComboOath), who went 3-3-drop...
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