Standard Coverage MKM Series Frankfurt 2017

Event Coverage of the CM Series Bologna

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New year; new series! To commemorate this, we’ve rebranded and are now the Cardmarket Series, or CM Series for short, lest we wish to masquerade as content management systems. Additionally, we’re welcoming Vintage back into our Main Event line-up! But we’re here to talk about a different format.

Oh… Guilds of Ravnica Standard… it’s been a wild ride. This will be the last GRN Standard Main Event at the Cardmarket Series and the format has proven varied and exciting. This will be a great send off to one of the greatest Standard formats to ever grace the game. Check back through Sunday night and into Monday morning for our metagame breakdown, player profiles, Top 8 decklists, and more!

Congratulations to Tommaso Magnoli, Standard Champion of CM Series Bologna 2019!

Cristofaro, Riccardo
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Carrera, Diego
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Puglia, Riccardo
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Carosi, Gianmarco
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Mun, Tian Fa
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Croitoru, Vlad
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Magnoli, Tommaso
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Ventura, Alan
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Cristofaro, Riccardo
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Puglia, Riccardo
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Mun, Tian Fa
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Magnoli, Tommaso
2

Cristofaro, Riccardo
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Magnoli, Tommaso
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Magnoli, Tommaso

Top 8 Decklists

Vlad Croitoru – Golgari Midrange

Vlad Croitoru – Golgari Midrange

Main Deck:
  • 4 Llanowar Elves
  • 4 Merfolk Branchwalker
  • 3 Wildgrowth Walker
  • 4 Jadelight Ranger
  • 1 Golgari Findbroker
  • 3 Ravenous Chupacabra
  • 3 Carnage Tyrant
  • 3 Vivien Reid
  • 1 The Eldest Reborn
  • 2 Cast Down
  • 2 Assassin's Trophy
  • 3 Vraska's Contempt
  • 3 Find // Finality
  • 8 Forest
  • 6 Swamp
  • 1 Detection Tower
  • 1 Memorial to Folly
  • 4 Overgrown Tomb
  • 4 Woodland Cemetery
Sideboard:
  • 4 Duress
  • 1 Never Happened
  • 3 Kraul Harpooner
  • 2 Moment of Craving
  • 1 Wildgrowth Walker
  • 2 Thrashing Brontodon
  • 1 Golgari Findbroker
  • 1 The Eldest Reborn
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Vlad Croitoru – Golgari Midrange
Main Deck:
4 Llanowar Elves
4 Merfolk Branchwalker
3 Wildgrowth Walker
4 Jadelight Ranger
1 Golgari Findbroker
3 Ravenous Chupacabra
3 Carnage Tyrant
3 Vivien Reid
1 The Eldest Reborn
2 Cast Down
2 Assassin's Trophy
3 Vraska's Contempt
3 Find // Finality
8 Forest
6 Swamp
1 Detection Tower
1 Memorial to Folly
4 Overgrown Tomb
4 Woodland Cemetery
Sideboard:
4 Duress
1 Never Happened
3 Kraul Harpooner
2 Moment of Craving
1 Wildgrowth Walker
2 Thrashing Brontodon
1 Golgari Findbroker
1 The Eldest Reborn

Riccardo Puglia – Mono-Red Aggro

Riccardo Puglia – Mono-Red Aggro

Main Deck:
  • 13 Mountain
  • 1 PLains
  • 4 Sacred Foundry
  • 4 Clifftop Retreat
  • 2 Shock
  • 3 Integrity // Intervention
  • 3 Tajic, Legion's Edge
  • 4 Heroic Reinforcements
  • 4 Runaway Steam-Kin
  • 4 Viashino Pyromancer
  • 3 Experimental Frenzy
  • 4 Goblin Banneret
  • 4 Fanatical Firebrand
  • 4 Goblin Chainwhirler
  • 3 Lightning Strike
Sideboard:
  • 3 Tocatli Honor Guard
  • 2 Rekindling Phoenix
  • 2 Fight with Fire
  • 3 Fiery Cannonade
  • 2 Banefire
  • 3 Direfleet Daredevil
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Riccardo Puglia – Mono-Red Aggro
Main Deck:
13 Mountain
1 PLains
4 Sacred Foundry
4 Clifftop Retreat
2 Shock
3 Integrity // Intervention
3 Tajic, Legion's Edge
4 Heroic Reinforcements
4 Runaway Steam-Kin
4 Viashino Pyromancer
3 Experimental Frenzy
4 Goblin Banneret
4 Fanatical Firebrand
4 Goblin Chainwhirler
3 Lightning Strike
Sideboard:
3 Tocatli Honor Guard
2 Rekindling Phoenix
2 Fight with Fire
3 Fiery Cannonade
2 Banefire
3 Direfleet Daredevil

Riccardo Cristofaro – Golgari Midrange

Riccardo Cristofaro – Golgari Midrange

Main Deck:
  • 7 Forest
  • 6 Plains
  • 4 Overgrown Tombb
  • 4 Woodland Cemetery
  • 1 Memorial to Folly
  • 1 Detection Tower
  • 1 Vraska, Relic Seeker
  • 3 Carnage Tyrant
  • 1 Izoni, Thousand-Eyed
  • 3 Vivien Reid
  • 1 Doom Whisperer
  • 1 Vraska's Contempt
  • 3 Ravenous Chupacabra
  • 1 Midnight Reaper
  • 4 Jadelight Ranger
  • 4 Find // Finality
  • 4 Wildgrowth Walker
  • 3 Seeker's Squire
  • 4 Merfolk Branchwalker
  • 4 Llanowar Elves
Sideboard:
  • 1 Carnage Tyrant
  • 1 Vraska's Contempt
  • 3 The Eldest Reborn
  • 3 Duress
  • 1 Cast Down
  • 2 Golden Demise
  • 1 Moment of Craving
  • 2 Thrashing Brontodon
  • 1 Deathgorge Scavenger
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Riccardo Cristofaro – Golgari Midrange
Main Deck:
7 Forest
6 Plains
4 Overgrown Tombb
4 Woodland Cemetery
1 Memorial to Folly
1 Detection Tower
1 Vraska, Relic Seeker
3 Carnage Tyrant
1 Izoni, Thousand-Eyed
3 Vivien Reid
1 Doom Whisperer
1 Vraska's Contempt
3 Ravenous Chupacabra
1 Midnight Reaper
4 Jadelight Ranger
4 Find // Finality
4 Wildgrowth Walker
3 Seeker's Squire
4 Merfolk Branchwalker
4 Llanowar Elves
Sideboard:
1 Carnage Tyrant
1 Vraska's Contempt
3 The Eldest Reborn
3 Duress
1 Cast Down
2 Golden Demise
1 Moment of Craving
2 Thrashing Brontodon
1 Deathgorge Scavenger

Tian-Fa Mun – Golgari Midrange

Tian-Fa Mun – Golgari Midrange

Main Deck:
  • 4 Merfolk Branchwalker
  • 3 Midnight Reaper
  • 3 Carnage Tyrant
  • 4 Woodland Cemetery
  • 3 Vivien Reid
  • 4 Llanowar Elves
  • 2 Ravenous Chupacabra
  • 4 Overgrown Tomb
  • 2 Memorial to Folly
  • 3 Find // Finality
  • 3 Vraska's Contempt
  • 4 Wildgrowth Walker
  • 4 Jadelight Ranger
  • 2 Cast Down
  • 1 The Eldest Reborn
  • 8 Forest
  • 6 Swamp
Sideboard:
  • 1 The Eldest Reborn
  • 1 Kraul Harpooner
  • 2 Thrashing Brontodon
  • 1 Vraska's Contempt
  • 1 Cast Down
  • 2 Golden Demise
  • 1 Midnight Reaper
  • 2 Raider's Wake
  • 4 Duress
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Tian-Fa Mun – Golgari Midrange
Main Deck:
4 Merfolk Branchwalker
3 Midnight Reaper
3 Carnage Tyrant
4 Woodland Cemetery
3 Vivien Reid
4 Llanowar Elves
2 Ravenous Chupacabra
4 Overgrown Tomb
2 Memorial to Folly
3 Find // Finality
3 Vraska's Contempt
4 Wildgrowth Walker
4 Jadelight Ranger
2 Cast Down
1 The Eldest Reborn
8 Forest
6 Swamp
Sideboard:
1 The Eldest Reborn
1 Kraul Harpooner
2 Thrashing Brontodon
1 Vraska's Contempt
1 Cast Down
2 Golden Demise
1 Midnight Reaper
2 Raider's Wake
4 Duress

Diego Carrera – Izzet Drakes

Diego Carrera – Izzet Drakes

Main Deck:
  • 4 Shock
  • 4 Lava Coil
  • 4 Enigma Drake
  • 3 Crackling Drake
  • 1 Murmuring Mystic
  • 2 Search for Azcanta / Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin
  • 4 Opt
  • 2 Niv-Mizzet, Parun
  • 4 Chart a Course
  • 3 Dive Down
  • 2 Spell Pierce
  • 4 Discovery // Dispersal
  • 1 Beacon Bolt
  • 1 Maximize Velocity
  • 6 Island
  • 6 Mountain
  • 4 Steam Vents
  • 4 Sulfur Falls
  • 1 Watery Grave
Sideboard:
  • 4 Sarkhan's Whelp
  • 2 Treasure Map / Trasure Cove
  • 1 Ral, Izzet Viceroy
  • 2 Star of Extinction
  • 2 Fiery Cannonade
  • 2 Negate
  • 1 Beacon Bolt
  • 1 Disdainful Stroke
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Diego Carrera – Izzet Drakes
Main Deck:
4 Shock
4 Lava Coil
4 Enigma Drake
3 Crackling Drake
1 Murmuring Mystic
2 Search for Azcanta / Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin
4 Opt
2 Niv-Mizzet, Parun
4 Chart a Course
3 Dive Down
2 Spell Pierce
4 Discovery // Dispersal
1 Beacon Bolt
1 Maximize Velocity
6 Island
6 Mountain
4 Steam Vents
4 Sulfur Falls
1 Watery Grave
Sideboard:
4 Sarkhan's Whelp
2 Treasure Map / Trasure Cove
1 Ral, Izzet Viceroy
2 Star of Extinction
2 Fiery Cannonade
2 Negate
1 Beacon Bolt
1 Disdainful Stroke

Tommaso Magnoli – Jeskai Nexus

Tommaso Magnoli – Jeskai Nexus

Main Deck:
  • 3 Clifftop Retreat
  • 4 Glacial Fortress
  • 5 Island
  • 1 Plains
  • 4 Sacred Foundry
  • 4 Steam Vents
  • 4 Sulfur Falls
  • 2 Chemister's Insight
  • 4 Deafening Clarion
  • 1 Justice Strike
  • 1 Negate
  • 4 Nexus of Fate
  • 4 Opt
  • 3 Revitalize
  • 1 Settle the Wreckage
  • 2 Spell Pierce
  • 2 Karn, Scion of Urza
  • 1 Ral, Izzet Viceroy
  • 2 Seal Away
  • 2 Search for Azcanta / Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin
  • 4 Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
  • 2 Treasure Map / Treasure Cove
Sideboard:
  • 1 Cleansing Nova
  • 1 Invoke the Divine
  • 1 Ixalan's Binding
  • 1 Justice Strike
  • 3 Legion Warboss
  • 2 Lyra Dawnbringer
  • 2 Negate
  • 1 Niv-Mizzet, Parun
  • 2 Shivan Fire
  • 1 Star Extinction
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Tommaso Magnoli – Jeskai Nexus
Main Deck:
3 Clifftop Retreat
4 Glacial Fortress
5 Island
1 Plains
4 Sacred Foundry
4 Steam Vents
4 Sulfur Falls
2 Chemister's Insight
4 Deafening Clarion
1 Justice Strike
1 Negate
4 Nexus of Fate
4 Opt
3 Revitalize
1 Settle the Wreckage
2 Spell Pierce
2 Karn, Scion of Urza
1 Ral, Izzet Viceroy
2 Seal Away
2 Search for Azcanta / Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin
4 Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
2 Treasure Map / Treasure Cove
Sideboard:
1 Cleansing Nova
1 Invoke the Divine
1 Ixalan's Binding
1 Justice Strike
3 Legion Warboss
2 Lyra Dawnbringer
2 Negate
1 Niv-Mizzet, Parun
2 Shivan Fire
1 Star Extinction

Alan Ventura – Mono-Blue Tempo

Alan Ventura – Mono-Blue Tempo

Main Deck:
  • 2 Warkite Marauder
  • 2 Nightveil Sprite
  • 4 Mist-Cloaked Herald
  • 4 Merfolk Trickster
  • 4 Siren Stormtamer
  • 4 Tempest Djinn
  • 2 Exclusion Mage
  • 2 Chart a Course
  • 3 Essence Scatter
  • 2 Spell Pierce
  • 4 Wizard's Retort
  • 3 Dive Down
  • 4 Curious Obsession
  • 20 Island
Sideboard:
  • 3 Diamond Mare
  • 2 Sleep
  • 2 Metamorphic Alteration
  • 2 Blink of an Eye
  • 1 Disdainful Stroke
  • 2 Negate
  • 2 Sentinel Totem
  • 1 Entrancing Melody
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Alan Ventura – Mono-Blue Tempo
Main Deck:
2 Warkite Marauder
2 Nightveil Sprite
4 Mist-Cloaked Herald
4 Merfolk Trickster
4 Siren Stormtamer
4 Tempest Djinn
2 Exclusion Mage
2 Chart a Course
3 Essence Scatter
2 Spell Pierce
4 Wizard's Retort
3 Dive Down
4 Curious Obsession
20 Island
Sideboard:
3 Diamond Mare
2 Sleep
2 Metamorphic Alteration
2 Blink of an Eye
1 Disdainful Stroke
2 Negate
2 Sentinel Totem
1 Entrancing Melody

Gianmarco Carosi – Boros Angels

Gianmarco Carosi – Boros Angels

Main Deck:
  • 5 Mountain
  • 9 Plains
  • 4 Clifftop Retreat
  • 2 Boros Guildgate
  • 1 Detection Tower
  • 4 Sacred Foundry
  • 4 Lava Coil
  • 2 Shock
  • 4 Justice Strike
  • 2 Ixalan's Binding
  • 2 History of Benalia
  • 4 Resplendent Angel
  • 4 Adanto Vanguard
  • 3 Lyra Dawnbringer
  • 4 Rekindling Phoenix
  • 3 Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice
  • 4 Tocatli Honor Guard
Sideboard:
  • 2 Immortal Sun
  • 4 Dire Fleet Daredevil
  • 2 Fight with Fire
  • 1 Ixalan's Binding
  • 3 Seal Away
  • 3 Deafening Clarion
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Gianmarco Carosi – Boros Angels
Main Deck:
5 Mountain
9 Plains
4 Clifftop Retreat
2 Boros Guildgate
1 Detection Tower
4 Sacred Foundry
4 Lava Coil
2 Shock
4 Justice Strike
2 Ixalan's Binding
2 History of Benalia
4 Resplendent Angel
4 Adanto Vanguard
3 Lyra Dawnbringer
4 Rekindling Phoenix
3 Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice
4 Tocatli Honor Guard
Sideboard:
2 Immortal Sun
4 Dire Fleet Daredevil
2 Fight with Fire
1 Ixalan's Binding
3 Seal Away
3 Deafening Clarion

Articles

Finals: Riccardo Cristofaro vs. Tommaso Magnoli

The most accomplished player in the Standard Top 8 at the Cardmarket Series Bologna had been Mun Tian-Fa, the reigning Italian national champion (possibly in perpetuum) and World Magic Cup semifinalist. But Mun lost in the semifinals once again, leaving Tommaso...

Quick Question: Most Underrated Deck in Standard?

By all accounts, Guilds of Ravnica brought us one of the most popular Standard formats in recent memory. There's a huge variety of viable and of strong decks, and it never got boring, with lots of discoveries over the course of the past few months. We asked some...

Quick Question: Most Overrated Deck in Standard?

By all accounts, Guilds of Ravnica brought us one of the most popular Standard formats in recent memory. There's a huge variety of viable and of strong decks, and it never got boring, with lots of discoveries over the course of the past few months. We asked some...

Quick Question: Standard Changes with Ravnica Allegiance?

It wasn't quite time yet to delve into the world of Ravnica Allegiance at the Cardmarket Series this weekend. But the upcoming set was of course on many people's minds—and tongues. We took advantage of the opportunity and asked some notable experts: How do you expect...

Previously at the Cardmarket Series: Standard in Zaragoza

On the eve of the Cardmarket Series Bologna, it's once again time for us to follow long-standing tradition and to review what happened last time at the Series. Ten weeks earlier, on the weekend of November 9–11, players from all over Europe gathered in Zaragoza for...

Metagame Breakdown

Our last Guilds of Ravnica Standard Main Event was dominated by Golgari Midrange, which took a whopping 33% share of the meta. A few players splashed white, but the majority played straight black-green. Izzet Drakes and Jeskai Control are next with 20% and 13% respectively. They also complete the list of decks with more than 10% of the meta. 25% of our Jeskai players played the Nexus variant for those wondering how the recent addition to the control archetype panned out here.

Mono-Red Aggro took an 8% share, with Selesnya Tokens and White Weenie taking 5%. A smattering of decks ended up taking 3% of the meta, from Mono-Black Control to an Izzet archetype relying on Thousand-Year Storm. Overall, as is common at our tournaments, players favored more interactive decks rather than the more popular aggro decks.

We can’t wait to see how this picture changes with the addition of Ravnica Allegiance in Ghent!

Legend

  • 33% Golgari Midrange
  • 20% Izzet Drakes
  • 13% Jeskai Control
  • 8% Mono-Red Aggro
  • 5% Selesnya Tokens
  • 5% White Weenie
  • 3% Izzet Storm
  • 3% Mono-Black Control
  • 3% Mono-Blue Tempo
  • 3% Grixis Control
  • 3% Boros Aggro
  • 3% Boros Angels
  • 3% Esper Control

Event Photos

You can find all the pictures from our event on our facebook page.