On the eve of MKM Series Hamburg, it was once again time for us to follow long-standing tradition and to review what happened last time at the MKM Series. Nine weeks ago, players from all over Europe gathered in Rome for the second stop of the MKM Series 2018, including 111 Legacy lovers …

Deck of the Tournament

While Czech Pile earned another victory, the most spectacular games in the Top 8 were brought to us by Marco Pacilio and his Burning Show deck. It wasn't a new build, rather one that harkened back to the time when Show and Tell players ran either Sneak Attack or Omniscience, but it still was a beautiful design to behold.

Pacilio would use Burning Wish first to find Show and Tell if necessary, and once he had landed Omniscience, he would wish for Enter the Infinite and all kinds of things …

Marco Pacilio – Burning Show

Main Deck:
  • 2 Ancient Tomb
  • 3 Flooded Strand
  • 3 Polluted Delta
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 4 Island
  • 1 Mountain
  • 2 Volcanic Island
  • 3 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Gitaxian Probe
  • 4 Ponder
  • 4 Preordain
  • 1 Impulse
  • 3 Show and Tell
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Intuition
  • 2 Spell Pierce
  • 4 Burning Wish
  • 4 Omniscience
Sideboard:
  • 3 Boseiju, Who Shelters All
  • 1 Mizzix's Mastery
  • 1 Show and Tell
  • 1 Enter the Infinite
  • 1 Spiraling Embers
  • 1 Time of Need
  • 1 Pyroclasm
  • 1 Sudden Shock
  • 1 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Blood Moon
  • 2 Echoing Truth
txt version

Marco Pacilio – Burning Show
Main Deck:
2 Ancient Tomb
3 Flooded Strand
3 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
4 Island
1 Mountain
2 Volcanic Island
3 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
4 Brainstorm
4 Force of Will
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Ponder
4 Preordain
1 Impulse
3 Show and Tell
2 Flusterstorm
2 Intuition
2 Spell Pierce
4 Burning Wish
4 Omniscience
Sideboard:
3 Boseiju, Who Shelters All
1 Mizzix's Mastery
1 Show and Tell
1 Enter the Infinite
1 Spiraling Embers
1 Time of Need
1 Pyroclasm
1 Sudden Shock
1 Surgical Extraction
2 Blood Moon
2 Echoing Truth

Match of the Tournament

For the first video feature match of the day, in Round 7, we picked the battle between Power 8 player Jonathan Anghelescu who had made Top 8 the day before and Nicolas Crepelle. Crepelle was a lucky pick, because he ended up winning the Legacy tournament five matches later. (Coincidentally, we had put the eventual Modern champion into the feature match area for Round 7 on Saturday too.)

Jonathan Anghelescu

Creppele also was quite a lucky guy: In the first game, facing Omniscience into Griselbrand, he needed to have Leovold, Emissary of Trest when Show and Tell resolved on turn two. He then needed to have Baleful Strix to hold Griselbrand at bay. Furthermore, he needed Anghelescu not to be able to do anything about any of this, despite Omniscience. Finally, Crepelle needed a clock which would get past Griselbrand. He got all of the above, the latter requirement fulfilled by Deathrite Shaman, and he was even able to speed the clock up by one crucial turn with a surprise Kolaghan's Command!

The second game, in comparison, was somewhat of a letdown. Crepelle countered one Show and Tell and one Sneak Attack, and that was it. In the end, Anghelescu had drawn two copies each of Griselbrand and Emrakul as well as six lands—including one fetch land which had been the fourth card on top of his library when he cast Brainstorm

Notable Finishes

So this time Anghelescu fell short and landed in 11th place. Julian Knab, however, held the Power 8 banner high and reached a record-tying seventh MKM Series Top 8! Rafael Boog meanwhile made the second Top 8 of his career, and Nicolas Crepelle who had several big finishes to his name already, from BOM to Belgium and back, finally got his first MKM Series trophy.

You can read more about Legacy at MKM Series Rome 2018 in our archives!