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Brad Carpenter

Name:Brad Carpenter
Age: 18

Home Town and Country: St. Petersburg, FL USA

Previous Magic Accomplishments: 2 PTQ Wins, top 100 PT Honolulu ‘09, Top 32 GP Tampa ‘09, T64 GP Chicago ‘09

What deck did you play this weekend and why?
Jund with some sick tech by Logan Mize

Would you change anything about your deck in light of the weekend?
No

Are you playing at PT San Juan, and how much testing have you done so far?
Unfortunately, No

If you knew you were going to win the GP no matter what, which card from Rise of the Eldrazi would you like to use to do it?
Sarkhan the Mad


Michael Joseph Stanfar

Name: Michael Joseph Stanfar
Age: 23

Home Town and Country: Fredricksburg, VA USA

Previous Magic Accomplishments: None

What deck did you play this weekend and why?
Super Friends – Most resilient, powerful cards. Felt like I had a lot of control of winning / losing

Would you change anything about your deck in light of the weekend?
Meddling Mage was sub-par. Possibly run a Sphinx of Jwar Isle main, games were taking too long to win

Are you playing at PT San Juan, and how much testing have you done so far?
Nope, testing with friends whom are going

If you knew you were going to win the GP no matter what, which card from Rise of the Eldrazi would you like to use to do it?
Gideon Jura, that guy is the real deal!


Brett Blackman

Name: Brett Blackman
Age: 20

Home Town and Country: Philadelphia, PA USA

Previous Magic Accomplishments: I’m the JSS Superstar, I guess. Top 4 GP San Francisco, ground in to PT Philadelphia even though I couldn’t play in the PT

What deck did you play this weekend and why?
I played Mythic because I felt comfortable playing it honestly

Would you change anything about your deck in light of the weekend?
Nah

Are you playing at PT San Juan, and how much testing have you done so far?
No, I did not do any PTQs because of school and did not Q on rating. I am going to San Juan, though

If you knew you were going to win the GP no matter what, which card from Rise of the Eldrazi would you like to use to do it?
Eldrazi Conscription, chur, then I could actually win the GP


Kyle Boggemes

Name: Kyle Boggemes
Age: 20

Home Town and Country: Waterford, MI

Previous Magic Accomplishments: 2nd – PT San Diego, 9th – GP Minneapolis

What deck did you play this weekend and why?
U/W Control since it smashed Jund in testing

Would you change anything about your deck in light of the weekend?
-1 Evolving Wilds, +1 Fetch-land

Are you playing at PT San Juan, and how much testing have you done so far?
Yes, not at all

If you knew you were going to win the GP no matter what, which card from Rise of the Eldrazi would you like to use to do it?
Echo Mage


Brad Nelson

Name: Brad Nelson
Age: 24

Home Town and Country: USA

Previous Magic Accomplishments: PT Honolulu – 9th, GP MN – Top 4, MOCS 2010 Season 3 winner, Community Cup Competitor

What deck did you play this weekend and why?
U/W, it has the most consistent draws and matchups

Would you change anything about your deck in light of the weekend?
Not one card

Are you playing at PT San Juan, and how much testing have you done so far?
Yes, a ton

If you knew you were going to win the GP no matter what, which card from Rise of the Eldrazi would you like to use to do it?
Gideon Jura


Joshua Wagener

Name: Joshua Wagener
Age: 25

Home Town and Country: Glen Burnie, MD USA

Previous Magic Accomplishments: National Champ, 2 GP Top 8s, JSS Worlds – Top 4

What deck did you play this weekend and why?
Jund cause Mythic was taken

Would you change anything about your deck in light of the weekend?
Brb Top 8, LOL! (of course not)

Are you playing at PT San Juan, and how much testing have you done so far?
Not playing

If you knew you were going to win the GP no matter what, which card from Rise of the Eldrazi would you like to use to do it?
Aura Finesse (Like a Boss!)


Carlos Romao

Name: Carlos Romao
Age: 27

Home Town and Country: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Previous Magic Accomplishments: World Champion – 2002, Six GP Top 8 (3 Wins)

What deck did you play this weekend and why?
I played UWR Planeswalkers because the deck is the most expensive one

Would you change anything about your deck in light of the weekend?
Maybe some Baneslayers so I can increase the value

Are you playing at PT San Juan, and how much testing have you done so far?
Yes, I am. I tested on MTGO

If you knew you were going to win the GP no matter what, which card from Rise of the Eldrazi would you like to use to do it?
Gideon Jura


Owen “X-Owen” Turtenwald

Name: Owen “X-Owen” Turtenwald
Age: 21

Home Town and Country: Milwaukee, WI USA

Previous Magic Accomplishments: 2 GP Top 8s, 2 PT T32

What deck did you play this weekend and why?
Jund, because I’ve played it more than any other deck

Would you change anything about your deck in light of the weekend?

Are you playing at PT San Juan, and how much testing have you done so far?
Yes

If you knew you were going to win the GP no matter what, which card from Rise of the Eldrazi would you like to use to do it?
Sarkhan the Mad

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