The Vintage world was changed considerably with the most recent update to the Restricted List. In previous months the format had for the most part evolved, or devolved, into a battle between Monastery Mentor decks on one side taking advantage of lots of free card-draw spells and decks using Sphere of Resistance and Thorn of Amethyst to combat this on the other side. Now the former had to work with just singletons of Gush and Gitaxian Probe. We asked some notable players for their opinion …

Rodrigo Togores, three-time MKM Series champion: “I was for the restrictions. Both cards where really annoying. Gush for being too efficient and Gitaxian Probe for taking a lot of the fun out of a hidden-information game.”

Tim van der Lans, Modern champion of MKM's 2015 SuperFinals “I finally joined the dark side and played Monastery Mentor at MKM Series Prague. I was still missing two Jace, Vryn's Prodigy / Jace, Telepath Unbound, but bought them recently for MKM Series Frankfurt. I had my list ready and all, so I kinda dislike having to change everything on such short notice. I'm too worried about Legacy as a format already. The restrictions are fine, but I'd rather see them nerf Mishra's Workshop decks over and over …”

Anton Karlinski, MKM Series Prague 2016 champion: ” Seeing Gush back on the Restricted List is no surprise, it belongs there. If that really changes [the positioning of] the Mentor deck, remains to be seen. Gitaxian Probe was unexpected.”

Mikael Lindén, two-time MKM Series Vintage champion: “I like the shake-up. Reducing the number of blue shell cards could spice things up a bit. I also wouldn't complain if the number of Monastery Mentor/Young Pyromancer decks were reduced.”