Grand Prix–Brussels:Top 8 Player Profiles

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Top 8 Profiles



Emanuele Giusti

Name: Emanuele Giusti

Age: 19

Occupation: Student

Where do you live? Arezzo, Italy

Where do you play FNM? Fumetto di Angelo Rossi in Arezzo

What deck did you play this weekend and why? Jund, because it is the strongest deck

What is your best matchup? Blue white allies!

What is your worst matchup? The mirror match

What was your record in the swiss? 8-1 on day 1, 6-1 on day 2

What did you lose to in the swiss? Mono red burn and Boros

How do you beat Jund? By playing Jund and having better draws

What’s the best thing about Belgium? The beer!


Tamas Nagy

Name: Tamas Nagy

Age: 27

Occupation: I.T. Manager

Where do you live? Hungary

Where do you play FNM? Online in my clan at New Times

What deck did you play this weekend and why? Mythic. I like to attack, and I had all the cards to test online.

What is your best matchup? White weenie

What is your worst matchup? Allies

What was your record in the swiss? 13 wins, 1 loss, 2 draws

What did you lose to in the swiss? Allies

How do you beat Jund? By killing my opponent before he can kill all my creatures

What’s the best thing about Belgium? I had my finest hours here (cue audience groan)


Zoltan Szoke

Name: Zoltan Szoke

Age: 25

Occupation: Office assistant

Where do you live? Budapest, Hungary

Where do you play FNM? www.szellemlovas.hu

What deck did you play this weekend and why? Mythic, because the blue/red Runflare Trap deck is bad

What is your best matchup? Everything!

What is your worst matchup? Mythic

What was your record in the swiss? 13-1-2

What did you lose to in the swiss? Jund.

How do you beat Jund? I’m faster than Jund

What’s the best thing about Belgium? This tournament!


Steve Bernstein

Name: Steve Bernstein

Age: 27

Occupation: Finance

Where do you live? London, England

Where do you play FNM? Tom Baker’s house in Pimlico

What deck did you play this weekend and why? Foil Jund. Lots of foils Jund.

What is your best matchup? Everything. It’s the best deck.

What is your worst matchup? Naya allies?!? Kabira Evangel???

What was your record in the swiss? 13-2-1

What did you lose to in the swiss? Jund and Allies

How do you beat Jund? Join them.


Nicolas Lambach

Name: Nicolas Lambach

Age: 20

Occupation: Student

Where do you live? Colman, France

Where do you play FNM? Baka Neko in Colman

What deck did you play this weekend and why? Naya, because I didn’t want to play Jund

What is your best matchup? Jund

What is your worst matchup? Jund

What was your record in the swiss? 13-2-1

What did you lose to in the swiss? Two Jund decks (I beat the other nine though!)

How do you beat Jund? Skills

What’s the best thing about Belgium? The beer


Tamas Nagy

Name: Christophe Gregoir

Age: 25

Occupation: IT consultant

Where do you live? Belgium! Gent in Belgium

Where do you play FNM? Outpost Gent

What deck did you play this weekend and why? Jund, because it is the best deck in the format for sure

What is your best matchup? Anything that isn’t Jund

What is your worst matchup? By process of elimination, Jund I guess

What was your record in the swiss? 13-2-1

What did you lose to in the swiss? Jund and Mythic

How do you beat Jund? Play more Bituminous Blasts than my opponent

What’s the best thing about Belgium? Beer! And Erika Van Tielen (a Belgian radio/TV personality)


Francesco Cipolleschi

Name: Francesco Cipolleschi

Age: 19

Occupation: Student

Where do you live? Arezzo, Italy

Where do you play FNM? Fumettopuli di Angelo Rossi in Arezzo

What deck did you play this weekend and why? Jund. I tested Naya a lot, but in the end I could not get all the cards. Many thanks to Samuele Estratti for the list!

What is your best matchup? Meddling Mage naming ‘Mind Funeral’. It happened to me in the second round after I had only played a tapped Savage Lands (!)

What is your worst matchup? Jund

What was your record in the swiss? 13-2-1

What did you lose to in the swiss? Jund (twice)

How do you beat Jund? By playing Jund

What’s the best thing about Belgium? The beer.


Ludvig Londos

Name: Ludvig Londos

Age: 20

Occupation: Student

Where do you live? Hōōr in Sweden

Where do you play FNM? At a local score in Lund

What deck did you play this weekend and why? Jund, because it’s a completely unfair deck.

What is your best matchup? Everything but Jund

What is your worst matchup? Jund

What was your record in the swiss? 13-2-1

What did you lose to in the swiss? Jund twice

How do you beat Jund? I don’t

What’s the best thing about Belgium? French fries!

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