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Estratti Starts Modern Revolution in Philly

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The letter W!hen Pro Tour Philadelphia opened, combo decks dominated the discussion of the Modern metagame. Italy's Samuele Estratti concluded the weekend proving that talk was warranted, piloting Splinter Twin to defeat Josh Utter-Leyton and Counter-Cat Zoo 3-1 in the finals.

As the second-most played deck archetype here in Philadelphia, Splinter Twin was one of the known commodities heading into the Pro Tour debut of the Modern format. Estratti, a two-time member of the Italian National team, fought through Andrejs Prost and Ascension Storm in the quarterfinals and Chikara Nakajima (Affinity) in the semifinals en route to the first Pro Tour title ever for Italy.

Congratulations to Samuele Estratti, the first Pro Tour champion in the Modern format!



Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Finals   Champion
1 Max Sjöblom   Chikara Nakajima
3-1
       
8 Chikara Nakajima   Samuele Estratti
3-1
       
4 Andrejs Prost   Samuele Estratti
3-1
  Samuele Estratti
3-1
5 Samuele Estratti    
       
2 Jesse Hampton   Sam Black
3-1
7 Sam Black   Josh Utter-Leyton
3-2
       
3 Josh Utter-Leyton   Josh Utter-Leyton
3-1
6 Alessandro Portaro    

 

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    Deck Lists:
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Sunday
  • by Rich Hagon and Brian David-Marshall
    Video Feature: Day Three Wrap-up

  • by Bill Stark
    Final: Goodnight Moon
    Samuele Estratti (Pester Twin) vs. Josh Utter-Leyton (CFB Zoo)

  • by Josh Bennett
    Semifinal: Slam It
    Sam Black (Shoal Infect) vs. Josh Utter-Leyton (CFB Zoo)

  • by David Sutcliffe
    Semifinal: Shattered and Splintered
    Samuele Estratti (Pester Twin) vs. Chikara Nakajima (Affinity)

  • by Bill Stark
    Quarterfinal: Combo Corner
    Samuele Estratti (Pester Twin) vs. Andrejs Prost (Ascension Storm)

  • by Josh Bennett
    Quarterfinal: A Good Draw, That Tarmogoyf
    Alessandro Portaro (Pester Twin) vs. Josh Utter-Leyton (CFB Zoo)

  • by Blake Rasmussen
    Quarterfinal: Action Pact
    Sam Black (Shoal Infect) vs. Jesse Hampton (Twelvepost)

  • by David Sutcliffe
    Quarterfinal: Take Artifacts; Apply Liberally to Face
    Chikara Nakajima (Affinity) vs. Max Sjöblom (Pyromancer Ascension)

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    Top 8: Player Profiles

  • by Frank Karsten
    Feature: Answering the Modern Format

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    Deck Lists:
    Modern Decks, 18 Points or Better

Saturday
  • by Rich Hagon and Brian David-Marshall
    Video Feature:
    Day Two Wrap-Up

  • by Josh Bennett
    Feature:
    Modern Across Its Sets

  • by Bill Stark
    Feature:
    The Rise of the Super-Team

  • by Brian David-Marshall
    Video Deck Tech:
    Splinter Twin with Josh Hakakian

  • by Steve Sadin
    Feature:
    Unlikely Uses for Cards in Modern

  • by Craig Gibson and Rashad Miller
    Feature
    Wizards of the Cats

  • by Josh Bennett
    Deck Tech:
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  • by Bill Stark
    Deck Tech:
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  • by Blake Rasmussen
    Deck Tech:
    Next Level Blue with Brad Sheppard

  • by Rich Hagon
    Video Deck Tech:Mono-Blue Infect with Sam Black

  • by David Sutcliffe
    Feature: A Good Year with Vincent Lemoine

  • by David Sutcliffe
    Round 16: Striking High Like Cobra Kai
    Sam Black (Shoal Infect) vs. Vincent Lemoine (Twelvepost)

  • by Blake Rasmussen
    Round 15: We've Been Here Before
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  • by Rashad Miller
    Round 14: Double Your Fun
    Joshua Hakakian (Pester Twin) vs. Brian Demars (Zoo)

  • by Josh Bennett
    Round 13: It Was... Inevitable
    Jesse Hampton (Red-Green Twelvepost) vs. Antoine Maugard (Affinity)

  • by Bill Stark
    Round 12: One Match at a Time
    Brian Kibler (Zoo) vs. David Williams (Twelvepost)

  • by Bill Stark
    News
    Player Disqualification

  • by Rich Hagon
    Video Deck Tech
    Through the Breach with Antonio Fedon

  • by Blake Rasmussen
    Feature
    Losing Control

  • by Bill Stark
    Feature
    Fresh Faces

  • by Bill Stark
    Feature
    Focus on the Locus

  • by Brian David-Marshall
    Video Deck Tech:
    Project Melira with Lukas Jaklovsky

  • by Brian David-Marshall
    Video Deck Tech: Counter-Cat with Brian Kibler

  • by Rich Hagon
    Video Deck Tech: Jund with Tom Dixon

  • by David Sutcliffe
    Round 11:
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    Jon Finkel vs. Yuuya Watanabe (Draft)

  • by Blake Rasmussen
    Round 10: The Tan Zone
    Antonino De Rosa vs. Conley Woods (Draft)

  • by Josh Bennett
    Round 9: A Close Shave
    Max Sjöblom vs. Sebastian Thaler (Draft)

  • by Steve Sadin
    Feature:
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  • by Steve Sadin
    Feature:
    Comparing M11 Limited and M12 Limited

  • by David Sutcliffe
    Feature:
    Checking in on the Player of the Year Race

  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Draft Viewer: Draft 2, Pod 1

  • by Rashad Miller
    Metagame Breakdown: Modern Day Two

  • by Rich Hagon
    Video Feature: Inside the Draft with Sebastian Thaler

  • by Brian David-Marshall
    Video Deck Tech: Fair-fight Faeries with Gerald Camangon

  • by Rich Hagon
    Video Deck Tech: Infect Combo with Martin Juza

Friday
  • by Brian David-Marshall and Rich Hagon
    Video Feature: Day One Wrap-up

  • by Brian David-Marshall
    Video Feature: Innistrad Previews with Aaron Forsythe

  • by Craig Gibson and Josh Bennett
    Day 1 Photo Essay

  • by David Sutcliffe
    Round 8: Fifteen Minutes of Fame
    Brad Nelson vs. William Postlethwaite

  • by Blake Rasmussen
    Round 7: The Plan
    Owen Turtenwald vs. David Williams (Draft)

  • by Rashad Miller
    Round 6: Don't Fear the Reaper
    Jeremy Neeman vs. Sebastian Thaler (Draft)

  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Draft Viewer: Draft 1, Pod 1

  • by Rashad Miller
    Metagame Breakdown:
    The Dawn of Modern

  • by Rich Hagon
    Video Deck Tech: Pyromancer’s Swath with Conley Woods

  • by David Sutcliffe
    Feature: Spectacular Tentacular

  • by Brian David-Marshall
    Video Deck Tech: Breach-Post with Travis Woo

  • by Bill Stark
    Round 5: "Uuuuuuuugh"
    Owen Turtenwald (Naya Zoo) vs. Ben Wienburg (Naya Zoo)

  • by Brian David-Marshall
    Video Deck Tech: Death Cloud Rock with Antonino De Rosa

  • by Blake Rasmussen
    Feature: The Gifts that Keep on Giving

  • by Bill Stark
    Round 4: He Built My Deck
    Zvi Mowshowitz (Pyromancer Ascension) vs. Chris Pikula (Pyromancer Ascension)

  • by David Sutcliffe
    Round 3: Twenty-Four Goblins, Two Turns
    Patrick Chapin (Pester Twin) vs. Jon Finkel (Pyromancer Ascension)

  • by Blake Rasmussen
    Round 2:
    Sextuple Grapeshot or Double Gifts?
    Frank Karsten (Pyromancer Gifts) vs. Gaudenis Vidugiris (Pyromancer's Swath)

  • by Josh Bennett
    Round 1: Permanents to Pachyderms
    Kyle Boggemes vs. Adam Yurchick

  • by David Sutcliffe
    Feature: A Modern Primer

  • by Blake Rasmussen
    Feature: Dealer Talk
    R U ready for some Modern?

  • by Rich Hagon and
    Brian David-Marshall
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  • by Rich Hagon and
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    Video Feature: Players to Watch

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