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Trials Breakdown

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There were six Standard format Trials yesterday. They were all thirty-two person elimination events with the exception of the final Trial which was a sixteen person tournament. Each tournament awarded the winner with three byes to today's proceedings. Here are the archetype breakdowns for each tournament and the deck lists for the two finalists.

Trial One Breakdown

Deck Type Quantity
Affinity 7
G/W Slide 2
G/R Ponza 4
Goblin Bidding 3
Tooth and Nail 4
U/W Control 4
RetractoFreze 1
Obliterate 3
Big Red 2
Clerics 1
Crystal Witness 1

Tooth and Nail
Sun Bo - Winner - Grand Prix Trial One


Affinity
Victor Hartanto - Finalist - Grand Prix Trial One


Trial Two Breakdown

Deck Type Quantity
Mono-Red Ponza 4
G/R Ponza 3
Affinity 5
Big Red 3
G/W Slide 3
Ironworks 1
Obliterate 6
B/G Cloud 1
Goblin Bidding 2
Goblin Cemetery 1
Tooth and Nail 2
U/W Control 1

Obliterate
Andy Hew - Winner - Grand Prix Trial Two


Ponza
Kak Kim Yiu - Finalist - Grand Prix Trial Two

Main Deck

60 cards

Blinkmoth Nexus
18  Mountain

22 lands

Arc-Slogger
Avarax
Dwarven Blastminer
Slith Firewalker

13 creatures

Chrome Mox
Demolish
Detonate
Electrostatic Bolt
Goblin Charbelcher
Magma Jet
Molten Rain
Stone Rain

25 other spells

Sideboard
Arc-Slogger
Boil
Culling Scales
Detonate
Flashfires
Goblin Charbelcher
Pyroclasm

15 sideboard cards



Trial Three Breakdown

Deck Type Quantity
Affinity 9
Obliterate 5
U/W Control 2
Death Cloud 1
Goblin Bidding 2
Big Red 3
G/R Goblins 1
G/W Slide 2
U/G Beacon 1
G/R Ponza 1
G/R Beasts 2
Retract Freeze 1
Crystal Witness 1
Ponza 1

Green-Red Goblins
Chua Ern Teck - Winner - Grand Prix Trial Three

Main Deck

60 cards

City of Brass
Forest
12  Mountain
Wooded Foothills

23 lands

Clickslither
Goblin Goon
Goblin Sharpshooter
Goblin Sledder
Goblin Warchief
Siege-Gang Commander
Skirk Prospector
Sparksmith

29 creatures

Electrostatic Bolt
Oxidize

8 other spells

Sideboard
Molten Rain
Naturalize
Stone Rain
Viridian Shaman

15 sideboard cards



Affinity
Elvin Eng - Finalist - Grand Prix Trial Three


Trial Four Breakdown

Deck Type Quantity
Big Red 3
Tooth and Nail 7
Mono Red Ponza 6
Crystal Witness 1
Goblin Bidding 1
Ironworks 2
G/R Beasts 2
Affinity 1
Obliterate 2
U/W Control 2
Beacon Green 2
G/B Death Cloud 1
Clerics 1
Unknown 1

Green Black Death Cloud
Jason Lee - Winner - Grand Prix Trial Four

Main Deck

62 cards

City of Brass
10  Forest
11  Swamp

23 lands

Birds of Paradise
Eternal Witness
Phyrexian Plaguelord
Ravenous Baloth
Solemn Simulacrum
Wood Elves

21 creatures

Death Cloud
Echoing Decay
Naturalize
Night's Whisper
Oversold Cemetery
Persecute

18 other spells

Sideboard
Headhunter
Naturalize
Oxidize
Persecute
Terror
Withered Wretch

15 sideboard cards



Mono-Red Ponza
Hong How Tuan - Finalist - Grand Prix Trial Four

Main Deck

60 cards

Forgotten Cave
18  Mountain
Stalking Stones

24 lands

Arc-Slogger
Dwarven Blastminer
Rorix Bladewing
Slith Firewalker

12 creatures

Demolish
Detonate
Electrostatic Bolt
Lay Waste
Magma Jet
Molten Rain
Pyroclasm
Stone Rain

24 other spells

Sideboard
Boil
Culling Scales
Oblivion Stone
Pyroclasm
Shatter
Sulfuric Vortex

15 sideboard cards



Trial Five Breakdown

Deck Type Quantity
Mono-Red Ponza 6
Affinity 8
G/W Slide 4
Goblin Bidding 1
U/W Control 4
Blasting Beacon 1
Obliterate 2
G/B Death Cloud 1
Tooth and Nail 3
G/R Ponza 2

Affinity
Masahiko Morita - Winner - Grand Prix Trial Five


Green-White Slide
Tsuyoshi Fujita - Finalist - Grand Prix Trial Five

Main Deck

61 cards

Forest
Plains
Secluded Steppe
Tranquil Thicket
Windswept Heath

27 lands

Duplicant
Eternal Dragon
Eternal Witness
Solemn Simulacrum
Staunch Defenders

16 creatures

Astral Slide
Gilded Light
Oxidize
Renewed Faith
Wrath of God

18 other spells

Sideboard
Damping Matrix
Oxidize
Plow Under
Relic Barrier
Sundering Titan

14 sideboard cards



Trial Six Breakdown

Deck Type Quantity
Affinity 5
Obliterate 1
Ponza 4
Clerics 2
Goblin Bidding 2
G/R Ponza 1
Tooth and Nail 1

The finals was for this one was between two Affinity decks. I can't locate the deck lists but from what I can recall they were pretty much stock decks--can't say that I am sad to not type in two more Affinity lists.

Tsuyoshi Fujita's Green-White Slide deck is very interesting with Duplicants in the main and Relic Barriers in the board. I don't know what he is playing today but I will let you know. The Green-Black Cemetery list was also an eye-opener and hopefully that archetype can post some additional results this weekend.

Round two is just getting underway and I need to get to covering the main event. Check back in a little bit for updates.

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