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« on: 03-01-2016, 08:14:06 PM »

everything related to the recent HL Cup in Maintal with 104 players is welcome and will be gathered in this thread

standings, top 8 bracket, player profiles top 8, metabreakdown and more will be added

so stay tuned... Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: 04-01-2016, 01:20:44 PM »

Standings after 7 rounds Swiss, Top 20 Archetypes

      
   PLACE            NAME            POINTS      OPP-Score      Archetype   
   1            Martin Zimmermann            18      58,79%      Mono Blue Control
   2            Jörn Franke            17      61,56%      Jeskai Midrange   
   3            Ronald Lehmann            17      61,17%      4c Blood   
   4            Patric Hinnes            17      59,81%      Izzet Aggro-Control   
   5            Tom Fischer            17      55,68%      4c Blood   
   6            Christian Hauck            16      63,49%      4c Blood   
   7            Tobias Müller            16      62,53%      Abzan Pattern Rector   
   8            Fabian Moyschewitz            16      59,81%      Simic Aggro-Control   
   9            Mike Straßburg         16      46,16%      Dimir Control
   10            Sebastian Winkler            15      63,12%      RDW      
   11            Richard Cepka            15      61,90%      RDW      
   12            John McCrae            15      59,18%      4c Blood         
   13            Kevin Herzmann            15      56,41%      Izzet Control         
   14            Gunnar Geißler            15      55,89%      Dimir Reanimator      
   15            Niklas Romahn            15      54,37%      Selesnya   
   16            Ardijan Wiesen         15      52,30%      High Tide         
   17            Thomas Hollbach            15      49,95%      4c Goodstuff (w/o White)   
   18            Christian Lechner            15      49,81%      4c Goodstuff (w/o Green)      
   19            Klas Steppuhn            15      49,17%      Stax   
   20            Bernhard Feige            15      47,84%      Jeskai Midrange      
                                          
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« Reply #2 on: 04-01-2016, 01:22:41 PM »

Dr. Opossum has already added Top 8 decklists to mtgpulse.
Here you can find it: http://www.mtgpulse.com/event/22764#314930

@ Top 9-20: Feel free to add your decklists.
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« Reply #3 on: 06-01-2016, 01:49:13 AM »

Top 8 bracket

   Quarterfinals      Semifinals      Finals      Highlander   
   Martin Zimmermann 2       Martin 1               
   Fabian Moyschewitz 1            Tom 2      
                        
   Patric Hinnes 1      Tom 2            Tom   
   Tom Fischer 2                            
                        
   Jörn Franke 2         Jörn 0               
   Tobias Müller 0            Christian 1         
                        
   Ronald Lehmann 1   Christian 2               
   Christian Hauck 2                        
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« Reply #4 on: 07-01-2016, 12:37:55 AM »

Here are the Top 8 player profiles:                  
                  
   1st Place   
            
      
            
   NAME / NICKNAME:   
      Tom Fischer      
   Age:   
      25      
   Hometown:   
      Leipzig      
   Occupation:   
      Student      
   Shop and/or community where you usually play Magic:    
            
   Your deck name / archetype:    
      4c Blood      
   Why did you choose your deck?    
      Midrange-Decks are my favorite playstyle      
   Number of Times playing on Highlander GPs:   
      3      
   Number of HL Top 8s:   
      1      
   Other previous Magic accomplishments:   
      -      
   What was your record today?    
      5-0-2      
   How often do you play Highlander?    
      Once a week      
   Which Magic formats do you play?   
      Highlander, Common-Highlander, Legacy, Modern      
   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?   
      Ban Sensei's Divining Top      
   Anything else you would like to say?   
      -      
      
            
   2nd Place   
            
      
            
   NAME / NICKNAME:   
      Christian Hauck / hauckster      
   Age:   
      31      
   Hometown:   
      Mutterstadt      
   Occupation:   
      Controller      
   Shop and/or community where you usually play Magic:    
      Wizard's Well Mannheim      
   Your deck name / archetype:    
      4c Blood      
   Why did you choose your deck?    
      Built it an played it for years.      
   Number of Times playing on Highlander GPs:   
      6      
   Number of HL Top 8s:   
      4      
   Other previous Magic accomplishments:   
      Two GP Top 8's, German National Team Member      
   What was your record today?    
      5-1-1      
   How often do you play Highlander?    
      once a week      
   Which Magic formats do you play?   
      each Format besides Vintage      
   Do you play Magic online (MTGO, cockatrice) in general? Do you play HL online?   
      I play in MTGO, but no Highlander      
   Is there any card you would like to nominate for Ban / Unban in Highlander?   
      Ban Mana Drain, Mystical Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Top / Unban Stoneforge Mystic      
   Anything else you would like to say?   
            
      
            
   3rd Place   
            
      
            
   NAME / NICKNAME:   
      Martin Zimmermann      
   Age:   
      30      
   Hometown:   
      Wiesbaden      
   Occupation:   
            
   Shop and/or community where you usually play Magic:    
      JK      
   Your deck name / archetype:    
      Mono U Control      
   Why did you choose your deck?    
      Because it's great.      
   Number of Times playing on Highlander GPs:   
      2      
   Number of HL Top 8s:   
      1      
   Other previous Magic accomplishments:   
      Some GP money finishes      
   What was your record today?    
      6-1      
   How often do you play Highlander?    
      2x a month      
   Which Magic formats do you play?   
      mostly Standard and Limited      
   Do you play Magic online (MTGO, cockatrice) in general? Do you play HL online?   
      Modo -> yes, cockatrice -> no / no highlander      
   Is there any card you would like to nominate for Ban / Unban in Highlander?   
      Ban Treasure Cruise      
   Anything else you would like to say?   
      Thanks for the event and organisation!      
      
            
   4th Place   
            
      
            
   NAME / NICKNAME:   
      Jörn Franke      
   Age:   
      30      
   Hometown:   
      Halle      
   Occupation:   
      -      
   Shop and/or community where you usually play Magic:    
      Spielehaus Halle      
   Your deck name / archetype:    
      UWR Control      
   Why did you choose your deck?    
      It fits my style & has a good matchup against most decks in the meta.      
   Number of Times playing on Highlander GPs:   
      2      
   Number of HL Top 8s:   
      2      
   Other previous Magic accomplishments:   
      won Metagame Masters #2      
   What was your record today?    
      5-0-2      
   How often do you play Highlander?    
      Twice a month      
   Which Magic formats do you play?   
      Highlander and Cube      
   Do you play Magic online (MTGO, cockatrice) in general? Do you play HL online?   
      Cockatrice      
   Is there any card you would like to nominate for Ban / Unban in Highlander?   
      Maybe Sensei's Diving Top      
   Anything else you would like to say?   
      -      
      
            
   5th Place   
            
      
            
   NAME / NICKNAME:   
      Ronald Lehmann / hitman      
   Age:   
      26      
   Hometown:   
      Mannheim      
   Occupation:   
      Student      
   Shop and/or community where you usually play Magic:    
      Wizard's Well Mannheim      
   Your deck name / archetype:    
      4c Blood      
   Why did you choose your deck?    
      lost everything in the testings -> switched to Blood      
   Number of Times playing on Highlander GPs:   
      maybe 10      
   Number of HL Top 8s:   
      2      
   Other previous Magic accomplishments:   
      -      
   What was your record today?    
      5-0-2      
   How often do you play Highlander?    
      Once a week      
   Which Magic formats do you play?   
      only Highlander      
   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?   
      Ban Workshop, Mana Drain, Demonic Tutor, Natural Order, Price of Progess, Bazaar of Baghdad, Academy, Fastbond, Mystical Tutor, Oath of Druids      
   Anything else you would like to say?   
      -      
      
            
   6th Place   
            
      
            
   NAME / NICKNAME:   
      Patric Hinnes      
   Age:   
      30      
   Hometown:   
      Stuttgart      
   Occupation:   
      Croupier      
   Shop and/or community where you usually play Magic:    
      at home, Heidelberg      
   Your deck name / archetype:    
      Tempo      
   Why did you choose your deck?    
      Blood Moon & Back to Basics      
   Number of Times playing on Highlander GPs:   
      4      
   Number of HL Top 8s:   
      3      
   Other previous Magic accomplishments:   
      -      
   What was your record today?    
      5-0-2      
   How often do you play Highlander?    
      a lot      
   Which Magic formats do you play?   
      Highlander & old school      
   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?   
      Sensei's Diving Top, Nemesis      
   Anything else you would like to say?   
            
      
            
   7th Place   
            
      
            
   NAME / NICKNAME:   
      Tobias Müller / Baghira      
   Age:   
      32      
   Hometown:   
      Neu-Isenburg      
   Occupation:   
      Work for Evonik Industries & study International Management      
   Shop and/or community where you usually play Magic:    
      JK-Store      
   Your deck name / archetype:    
      Abzan Rector      
   Why did you choose your deck?    
      Because I like creature decks with a combo finish.      
   Number of Times playing on Highlander GPs:   
      4      
   Number of HL Top 8s:   
      1      
   Other previous Magic accomplishments:   
      A couple of GP Day 2's.      
   What was your record today?    
      5-1-1      
   How often do you play Highlander?    
      less than 1x per month      
   Which Magic formats do you play?   
      Highlander, Modern      
   Do you play Magic online (MTGO, cockatrice) in general? Do you play HL online?   
      yes      
   Is there any card you would like to nominate for Ban / Unban in Highlander?   
      Ban Demonic and Mystical Tutor.      
   Anything else you would like to say?   
            
   Profile is missing / was not filled in   
            
      
            
   8th Place   
            
      
            
   NAME / NICKNAME:   
      Fabian Moyschewitz      
   Age:   
      27      
   Hometown:   
      Heidelberg      
   Occupation:   
      Nurse / Palliative Care      
   Shop and/or community where you usually play Magic:    
      Mannheim / Heidelberg      
   Your deck name / archetype:    
      UG Tempo      
   Why did you choose your deck?    
      It actually was the only deck I could lend in the last minutes before registration, I switched from Modern.      
   Number of Times playing on Highlander GPs:   
      7      
   Number of HL Top 8s:   
      6      
   Other previous Magic accomplishments:   
      BOM Winner, Ovinogeddon second, DDay Winner, GP Top 16      
   What was your record today?    
      5-1-1      
   How often do you play Highlander?    
      I used to play a lot, stopped because I sold my cards.      
   Which Magic formats do you play?   
      Modern, Legacy, Highlander      
   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?   
      Ban Natural Order      
   Anything else you would like to say?   
      Thanks for organizing the event, good location!      

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« Reply #5 on: 07-01-2016, 06:56:11 PM »

Top 8:

from left to right: Jörn, Tom, Tobias, Patric, Fabian, Ronald, Christian, Martin



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« Reply #6 on: 16-01-2016, 06:59:28 PM »

short match repost
i reached place 32 with a record of 12 pts (3-1-3) with 4c Blood:

R1: Bye

R2: Bernd Fritsch from Ansbach, the famous Elf-Player (http://www.mtgpulse.com/event/12976#181958)
g1: He mulled to 5 and has an early Rofellos + Lightning Greaves. My Arc Trail, GSZ, Bloodbraid Elf into Helix is too much.
g2: I have to face an army of pimped Elves which dealt more than 28 dam in the final round before I can win.
g3: I have Quasli into Loxodon Smiter into Anafenza + 4 swings and the win while he struggeled after i wastelanded his second land.
2:0 / 2:1

R3: Sebastian Winkler from Fulda playing RDW (http://www.mtgpulse.com/event/22764#314991)
g1: I have Birds, Natural Order, Siege Rhino on the draw which looks solid. He had early preasure and Chandra from Origins so i was down to 14 lp when Primeval Titan stick. He has Acidic Soil + Fireblast + DD for 14 damage in one round to finish me off. Better line of play would have been T3 Siege Rhino and T4 Natural Order to Doran or Huntmaster as both Acidic Soil and PoP are deadly after Primeval Titan for Maze and Treetop.
g2: He draws too many lands while my buddies are too big to handle.
g3: I mull to 6 but stabilized with Rhino on 13 lp but he has Chandra Pyromaster who reduced my blocker-team and after his alphastrike i was in burn-range of 7 lp again, which were gone a turn later while he was still on 12 lp.
2:1 / 3:3

R4: Sven Vonderberg from Hamburg with UW-Miracles, he had a draw vs Maqi in first round and i'm paired down, in the end he has 3:1:3 like me
g1: I have a risky keep with one-lander, Birds and 2x Discard after free-mulligan. In the end Mystical Tutor into Entreat the Angels wins the game.
g2: I win after a long battle vs. any kind of defense but no pressure at all of Sven.
G3: I mull to 5. He has the perfect hand with Mana Drain, Bribery, Planeswalker etc…Time-Out after 2 turns and he can’t finish this game in time.
2:1:1 / 4:4:1

R5: Jan Dünisch from Erfurt, draw-bracket of course Sad and my opponent plays UW-Control again… of course
g1: easy win for me still on 21 lp in the end
g2: Duress revealed Mana Leak, Azorius Charm, Force of Will, Mystic Confluence, Supreme Verdict, this one went all out for him
g3: ends with 19:1 lp in my favour after overtime
2:1:2 / 5:5:2

R6: André Mamadi from Bonn, double-draw-bracket Sad and my opponent plays UW-Control again … obviously
g1: easy win for me still on 23 lp in the end
g2: he stabilized on 3 lp and managed to turn the table and end game with overwhelming board pressence while i draw a bit too many lands in the crucial turns
g3: ends with 4:13 lp in his favour after overtime
2:1:3 / 6:6:3

R7: Wadim Reimche from Würzburg…finally a mirror match  Smiley
g1: Tarmogoyf, Butcher of the Horde, a bit removal to a secure win on 17 lp
g2: Sorin, Solemn Visitor is a beast … easy win on 43 lp
3:1:3 / 8:6:3

Quite long and exhausting tournament but nice as always. I like the location.

And one thing...guys...if you wanna Top 16 in such a tournament AND you want to play Azorius, please take a version with a few win-options like creatures or combo-finish!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: 16-01-2016, 08:17:19 PM »

Haha! Smiley Reminds me a little of my tournament.

Drew r1 against uw (as you noted). Then - in the draw bracket - got paired three times (!) against Izzet. Lost one of those. Then won the mirror and against jeskai. With 4:1:1 going into the last round vs rdw. Which I lost.

Nice tournament though and I appreciate the effort with streaming and feature matches. Next time would be nice to have commentary from guys who actually know about the current ins and outs of the format.
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« Reply #8 on: 16-01-2016, 11:20:34 PM »

results of the poll I've made at Cup and online: http://www.magicplayer.org/forum/index.php?topic=584.msg12196#new
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« Reply #9 on: 05-03-2016, 01:52:02 AM »

   
         GP XVI      GP XVI      GP XVI      GP XV      GP XV      GP XV         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      Appearance      TOP 8      TOP 16      Appearance      TOP 8      TOP 16   
   4c Blood      16      3      4      12      2      3         18      2      5      20      3      3      6      1      2   
   Jeskai -Control / - Midrange      10      1      1      9      1      2         10      1      3      2                  4            1   
   Izzet Aggro-Control      5      1      1                                                                              
   Pattern Rector      2      1      1      1                                       2                  3               
   Simic Aggro-Control      1      1      1                           2                  4                                 
   MBU / Mono-Blue-Control      1      1      1                                             2                  1               
   RDW      3            2      4            1         6                  10            1      5               
   Izzet-Control / -Midrange      5            1      2      1      1         8      1      1      10      2      3      5      1      1   
   Combo-Control (XVI: 3xHigh Tide)      3            1      6            1         2      1      1      2                  4            1   
   Reanimator      3            1      2      1      1         6      1      1      1      1      1      1            1   
   WG-Maverick      2            1      2            1         1                  3                                 
   UB-Control      1            1                                                                              
   Esper-Control / -Midrange      7                  7      1      2         3      1      2      9                  3            1   
   UW(b)-Control      6                  5                     8      1      2      8            2      3      1      1   
   RG-Beatz / RG-Landdestruction      3                  3      1      1         3                  2                  1               
   Artifacts      3                  3                     2                  5                  1               
   WW      3                  1                     4            1      2            1      1               
   Abzan & Friends      3                  1                     3                  7                                 
   Grixis-Control / -Midrange      3                  1                     2                  2                                 
   Oath      3                  1                     2                  1                  4      1      1   
   Mono-Green      3                                       1                                                   
   Bant-Midrange      2                  5      1      1         4                  3                  9            1   
   Naya-Aggro      2                  3                     4                  9      1      2      6               
   BUG-Aggro / -Midrange      2                  2            1         3                  2                  1               
   Scapeshift      2                  1                     1                  1                                 
   Elves      2                                                                           2      1      1   
   Jeskai Aggro-Control      2                                                                                          
   4C-Goodstuff (no green)      1                                       1                                                   
   Mardu Midrange      1                                                         1                                 
   4C Goodstuff (no white)      1                                                                                          
   Abzan Aggro      1                                                                                          
   Black Suicide      1                                                                                          
   UW Aggro-Control      1                                                                                          
   Jund                        3                     2                  3      1      1      3            1   
   Other / Missing                        2                                       2                  2               
   Dark-Bant / Goodstuff (no red)                        1            1         4                  9            1      11      1      1   
   4C Goodstuff (no black)                        1                     2                                                   
   4C- / 5C-Control                        1                                       2                  4               
   5C-Aggro                        1                                                         8      1      1   
   Ramp                        1                                                                        
   Grixis-Aggro                        1                                                                        
   RUG(b)                                             3                  1            1      1               
   MBC                                             1                  3                  1               
   Infect                                             1                                                   
   Boros                                                               1                  5               
   Goblins                                                               1                  1            1   
   YingYang (OrzhovAggro)                                                               1                  1               
   Bant-Aggro                                                                                 2      1      1   
   Hermit-Combo                                                                                 2               
   Total      104      8      16      82      8      16         107      8      16      131      8      16      101      8      16   
                                                                                                
Logged

Far below the earth
Where the demons hunt the souls of those that sleep
In the city of the Vazdru and the Drin
Where the black flame burns inside the palace fountain.
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