Grand Prix–Yokohama Top 8 Player Profiles

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Grand Prix Yokohama 2010 Top 8 Profiles


Name
Masashiro Kuroda
Hometown
Osaka
Age
30. I’ll be 31 tomorrow!
Occupation
Company employee
Record
Byes
2
Day 1
6-1
Day 2
5-1
Where do you usually play Magic?
I play Magic Online a lot, and I also practice at the Amenity Dream store in Nanba.
Tell us about the deck you used this weekend.
Deck Name/Type
Hypergenesis
Designer
Me
Key points
I don’t like Blood Moon so I have two Forests. I also put in an Akroma’s Memorial.
Tell us about a memorable match you played this weekend.
I have three stand-out memories. Once, I was going to lose a game if I didn’t draw a land; I got a gorilla instead. Another time, I had to burn a gorilla with Borgardan Hellkite to remove a Bridge from Below. Finally, I was going to lose a game when I didn’t have any blockers, and I top-decked a gorilla. It’s all about the gorillas.
What other Magic achievements do you have?
PT Kobe 2004 champion, Masters Venice champion, The Finals champion
How do you see yourself playing Magic after this?
As long as I can keep using angels, dragons, and gorillas, I’ll keep playing.
Do you have a Twitter account? How do you use it?
 今後登録します。
I don’t have one now, but I’m planning on signing up.


Name
Tzu-Ching Kuo
Hometown
Taiwan
Age
28
Occupation
Card Trader
Record
Byes
3
Day 1
8-0-1
Day 2
4-1-1
Where do you usually play Magic?
Taipei Card Shop “Card Master”.
Tell us about the deck you used this weekend.
Deck Name/Type
DDT
Designer
Chen Liaug
Key points
Main deck and sideboard “Jace”.
Tell us about a memorable match you played this weekend.
I lost a feature match due to a top-deck by my opponent.
What other Magic achievements do you have?
This is my 7th GP Top 8. I’ve also been National Champion twice.
How do you see yourself playing Magic after this?
I want to play the game and see the world.
Do you have a Twitter account? How do you use it?
No. I might get one.


Name
Katsuhiro Mori
Hometown
Osaka
Age
26
Occupation
Student
Record
Byes

Day 1
5-1
Day 2
4-0-2
Where do you usually play Magic?
Online.
Tell us about the deck you used this weekend.
Deck Name/Type
Non Engineered
Designer
Me.
Key points
I have lots of basic lands.
Tell us about a memorable match you played this weekend.
Nothing really stands out.
What other Magic achievements do you have?
I’ve been in several GP and Worlds Top 8s.
How do you see yourself playing Magic after this?
Practicing for 1 day, then playing in premier events.
Do you have a Twitter account? How do you use it?
I don’t have an account.


Name
Yasunori Baba
Hometown
Osaka
Age
29
Occupation
Company employee
Record
Byes
0
Day 1
8-1
Day 2
4-0-2
Where do you usually play Magic?
Project Core Takatsuki. I mostly pay limited.
Tell us about the deck you used this weekend.
Deck Name/Type
AIR
Designer
Key points
Tell us about a memorable match you played this weekend.
I was able to play a Blood Moon on turn 1 against a Zoo player, but he broke my heart when he played a basic Forest and a basic Plains after that.
What other Magic achievements do you have?
I’ve made Day 2 of a Grand Prix several times.
How do you see yourself playing Magic after this?
Often enough.
Do you have a Twitter account? How do you use it?
I don’t have an account, and I don’t see myself getting one.


Name
Min-su Kim
Hometown
Yokohama
Age
30
Occupation
Company employee.
Record
Byes
Day 1
9-0
Day 2
3-2-1
Where do you usually play Magic?
The Forum at Gotanda. I usually play a draft or two every day on my way home from work.
Tell us about the deck you used this weekend.
Deck Name/Type
Doran
Designer
Me
Key points
I built it to be able to be Zoo without sideboarding.
Tell us about a memorable match you played this weekend.
All the matches I lost.
What other Magic achievements do you have?
Finalist at Japan Nationals.
How do you see yourself playing Magic after this?
Same as now.
Do you have a Twitter account? How do you use it?
I use my account for keeping up with friends.


Name
Atsuo Se
Hometown
Toyama
Age
23
Occupation
Company employee
Record
Byes
0
Day 1
7-2
Day 2
5-0-1
Where do you usually play Magic?
Cards of Paradise in Kanazawa
Tell us about the deck you used this weekend.
Deck Name/Type
Scapeshift
Designer
Miya
Key points
Tell us about a memorable match you played this weekend.
On the last turn in Round 5, I top-decked a Scapeshift after shuffling with Ponder.
What other Magic achievements do you have?
I’ve won some local tournaments.
How do you see yourself playing Magic after this?
Encouraging Jonnys and playing in local QTs.
Do you have a Twitter account? How do you use it?
I don’t have an account, but it looks interesting.


Name
Takashi Ishihara
Hometown
Tokyo
Age
26
Occupation
Freelancer
Record
Byes
1
Day 1
8-1
Day 2
4-1-1
Where do you usually play Magic?
Isshindo, a toy store in Oojima.
Tell us about the deck you used this weekend.
Deck Name/Type
Scapeshift
Designer
Me
Key Points
Tell us about a memorable match you played this weekend.
I have too many, I can’t pick just one.
What other Magic achievements do you have?
I was the 2005 Tokyo Prefectural Champion, and I made Top 4 of GP Hamamatsu.
How do you see yourself playing Magic after this?
Do you have a Twitter account? How do you use it?
I don’t have one, but I’d like to start.


Name
Tomoyuki Honnami
Hometown
Tokyo
Age
30
Occupation
Company employee
Record
Byes
3
Day 1
4-2
Day 2
5-0-1
Where do you usually play Magic?
Online
Tell us about the deck you used this weekend.
Deck Name/Type
Bloody Zoo
Designer
Me
Key points
I take out Boom/Bust in the mirror match.
Tell us about a memorable match you played this weekend.
I was playing a Living End match, which is bad for me, and I was able to win by completely shutting him down with a Boom/Bust.
What other Magic achievements do you have?
None in particular.
How do you see yourself playing Magic after this?
I want to play in more premier events to raise my PPC level.
Do you have a Twitter account? How do you use it?
I don’t have one, and I don’t think I’ll get one anytime soon.

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