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Congratulations to the 8 Winners who decided to split Prizes in our Standard Main Event!

The MKM Series Frankfurt is in the books!

It's been an exciting weekend with players traveling wide and far to make this one of the largest non-GP Magic tournament weekends in Germany! We put up impressive numbers in our Modern (617) and Legacy (410) main events, but we offered many more opportunities to play exciting games of Magic and players were happily taking advantage of them. More than 40 players enrolled in our Highlander event and the Grand Trials also sported impressive numbers: 142 players for Modern, 127 players for Legacy and 75 for today's main event: the Standard tournament. At one point this weekend, there were only 2 seats left in the entire venue! If one were to add up all the registrations for the various events we offered, we are talking about more than 2000 sign-ups!

Despite the great success of the events that took place earlier this weekend, we still attracted 268 players in today's main event. White-Black Control was the most popular deck with Green-White Tokens in hot pursuit. Two of our Top 8 competitors relied on these archetypes, but there was still some room for innovation as the Top 8 decklists showcase.

Due to the length of the tournament, the top 8 players once again decided to split their prizes instead of playing it out. Congratulations to Marco Held, Leon Hendrian, Moritz Groß, Matthias Schmidt, Jan Verhülsdonk, Artur Queiroz, Christophe Paris and Petr Sochurek (from left to right on our photo above)!

Additionally, the most successful players of the past tournament season were able to win some additional prizes in our SuperFinals (see dedicated coverage page). The respective victors all walked away with a lucrative MKM sponsoring contract that will reward them for doing well at larger events like the Grand Prix, making it that much more affordable to attend these events!

Thank you everyone for making this one of the greatest Magic tournament weekends we've ever witnessed! We're looking forward to seeing you all again when the MKM Series returns to the Spanish capital in July!

Top 8 Decklists

Artur Queiroz – Company

Artur Queiroz

Main Deck:
  • 4 Tireless Tracker
  • 4 Sylvan Advocate
  • 4 Eldrazi Displacer
  • 4 Reflector Mage
  • 3 Duskwatch Recruiter / Krallenhorde Howler
  • 4 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy / Jace, Telepath Unbound
  • 2 Nissa, Vastwood Seer / Nissa, Sage Animist
  • 4 Collected Company
  • 4 Dromoka's Command
  • 1 Ojutai's Command
  • 3 Prairie Stream
  • 4 Yavimaya Coast
  • 3 Plains
  • 4 Forest
  • 1 Island
  • 3 Lumbering Falls
  • 4 Evolving Wilds
  • 1 Wastes
  • 3 Canopy Vista
Sideboard:
  • 2 Declaration in Stone
  • 1 Clip Wings
  • 2 Tragic Arrogance
  • 3 Hallowed Moonlight
  • 2 Evolutionary Leap
  • 3 Negate
  • 2 Silkwrap
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Artur Queiroz
Main Deck:
4 Tireless Tracker
4 Sylvan Advocate
4 Eldrazi Displacer
4 Reflector Mage
3 Duskwatch Recruiter / Krallenhorde Howler
4 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy / Jace, Telepath Unbound
2 Nissa, Vastwood Seer / Nissa, Sage Animist
4 Collected Company
4 Dromoka's Command
1 Ojutai's Command
3 Prairie Stream
4 Yavimaya Coast
3 Plains
4 Forest
1 Island
3 Lumbering Falls
4 Evolving Wilds
1 Wastes
3 Canopy Vista
Sideboard:
2 Declaration in Stone
1 Clip Wings
2 Tragic Arrogance
3 Hallowed Moonlight
2 Evolutionary Leap
3 Negate
2 Silkwrap

Moritz Groß – Bant Company

Moritz Groß – Bant Company

Main Deck:
  • 4 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy / Jace, Telepath Unbound
  • 4 Collected Company
  • 4 Reflector Mage
  • 2 Ojutai's Command
  • 3 Dromoka's Command
  • 4 Sylvan Advocate
  • 4 Eldrazi Displacer
  • 4 Duskwatch Recruiter / Krallenhorde Howler
  • 2 Nissa, Vastwood Seer / Nissa, Sage Animist
  • 4 Tireless Tracker
  • 4 Evolving Wilds
  • 1 Wastes
  • 4 Forest
  • 3 Plains
  • 1 Island
  • 3 Canopy Vista
  • 3 Prairie Stream
  • 4 Yavimaya Coast
  • 2 Lumbering Falls
Sideboard:
  • 4 Negate
  • 3 Declaration in Stone
  • 1 Caustic Caterpillar
  • 1 Sidisi's Faithful
  • 2 Lambholt Pacifist / Labholt Butcher
  • 2 Clip Wings
  • 1 Lantern Scout
  • 1 Dromoka's Command
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Moritz Groß – Bant Company
Main Deck:
4 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy / Jace, Telepath Unbound
4 Collected Company
4 Reflector Mage
2 Ojutai's Command
3 Dromoka's Command
4 Sylvan Advocate
4 Eldrazi Displacer
4 Duskwatch Recruiter / Krallenhorde Howler
2 Nissa, Vastwood Seer / Nissa, Sage Animist
4 Tireless Tracker
4 Evolving Wilds
1 Wastes
4 Forest
3 Plains
1 Island
3 Canopy Vista
3 Prairie Stream
4 Yavimaya Coast
2 Lumbering Falls
Sideboard:
4 Negate
3 Declaration in Stone
1 Caustic Caterpillar
1 Sidisi's Faithful
2 Lambholt Pacifist / Labholt Butcher
2 Clip Wings
1 Lantern Scout
1 Dromoka's Command

Jan Verülsdonk – RG Ramp

Jan Verülsdonk – RG Ramp

Main Deck:
  • 1 Game Trail
  • 3 Cinder Glade
  • 2 Mountain
  • 3 Sanctum of Ugin
  • 2 Shrine of the Forsaken Gods
  • 1 Wastes
  • 4 Forest
  • 7 Forest
  • 1 Blighted Woodland
  • 1 Haven of the Spirit Dragon
  • 3 Dragonlord Atarka
  • 2 Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
  • 3 Jaddi Offshoot
  • 3 Sylvan Advocate
  • 3 World Breaker
  • 4 Chandra, Flamecaller
  • 4 Oath of Nissa
  • 4 Explosive Vegetation
  • 4 Nissa's Pilgrimage
  • 4 Kozilek's Return
  • 1 Nissa's Renewal
Sideboard:
  • 3 Tireless Tracker
  • 3 Thought-Knot Seer
  • 2 Roast
  • 2 Rending Volley
  • 2 Clip Wings
  • 1 Void Winnower
  • 1 Conduit of Ruin
  • 1 Kozilek, the Great Distortion
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Jan Verülsdonk – RG Ramp
Main Deck:
1 Game Trail
3 Cinder Glade
2 Mountain
3 Sanctum of Ugin
2 Shrine of the Forsaken Gods
1 Wastes
4 Forest
7 Forest
1 Blighted Woodland
1 Haven of the Spirit Dragon
3 Dragonlord Atarka
2 Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
3 Jaddi Offshoot
3 Sylvan Advocate
3 World Breaker
4 Chandra, Flamecaller
4 Oath of Nissa
4 Explosive Vegetation
4 Nissa's Pilgrimage
4 Kozilek's Return
1 Nissa's Renewal
Sideboard:
3 Tireless Tracker
3 Thought-Knot Seer
2 Roast
2 Rending Volley
2 Clip Wings
1 Void Winnower
1 Conduit of Ruin
1 Kozilek, the Great Distortion

Petr Sochůrek – Bant Company

Petr Sochůrek – Bant Company

Main Deck:
  • 4 Collected Company
  • 4 Reflector Mage
  • 4 Thalia's Lieutenant
  • 4 Thraben Inspector
  • 3 Knight of the White Orchid
  • 4 Tireless Tracker
  • 3 Forest
  • 1 Island
  • 5 Plains
  • 4 Evolving Wilds
  • 2 Ojutai's Command
  • 4 Dromoka's Command
  • 1 Yavimaya Coast
  • 3 Prairie Stream
  • 3 Canopy Vista
  • 4 Lambholt Pacifist / Lambholt Butcher
  • 3 Duskwatch Recruiter / Krallenhorde Howler
  • 1 Port Town
  • 4 Fortified Village
Sideboard:
  • 2 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
  • 1 Lantern Scout
  • 2 Profaner of the Dead
  • 2 Den Protector
  • 3 Negate
  • 3 Gryff's Boon
  • 1 Tireless Tracker
  • 1 Sigarda, Heron's Grace
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Petr Sochůrek – Bant Company
Main Deck:
4 Collected Company
4 Reflector Mage
4 Thalia's Lieutenant
4 Thraben Inspector
3 Knight of the White Orchid
4 Tireless Tracker
3 Forest
1 Island
5 Plains
4 Evolving Wilds
2 Ojutai's Command
4 Dromoka's Command
1 Yavimaya Coast
3 Prairie Stream
3 Canopy Vista
4 Lambholt Pacifist / Lambholt Butcher
3 Duskwatch Recruiter / Krallenhorde Howler
1 Port Town
4 Fortified Village
Sideboard:
2 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
1 Lantern Scout
2 Profaner of the Dead
2 Den Protector
3 Negate
3 Gryff's Boon
1 Tireless Tracker
1 Sigarda, Heron's Grace

Matthias Schmidt – BG Aristocrats

Matthias Schmidt – BG Aristocrats

Main Deck:
  • 8 Forest
  • 4 Hissing Quagmire
  • 4 Llanowar Wastes
  • 4 Swamp
  • 3 Westvale Abbey / Ormendahl, Profane Prince
  • 4 Blisterpod
  • 4 Catacomb Sifter
  • 4 Duskwatch Recruiter / Krallenhorde Howler
  • 4 Elvish Visionary
  • 2 Liliana, Heretical Healer / Liliana, Defiant Necromancer
  • 4 Loam Dryad
  • 4 Nantuko Husk
  • 4 Zulaport Cutthroat
  • 4 Collected Company
  • 3 Cryptolith Rite
Sideboard
  • 2 Fleshbag Marauder
  • 2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
  • 2 Tireless Tracker
  • 2 Transgress the Mind
  • 3 Ultimate Price
  • 2 Duress
  • 2 Clip Wings
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Matthias Schmidt – BG Aristocrats
Main Deck:
8 Forest
4 Hissing Quagmire
4 Llanowar Wastes
4 Swamp
3 Westvale Abbey / Ormendahl, Profane Prince
4 Blisterpod
4 Catacomb Sifter
4 Duskwatch Recruiter / Krallenhorde Howler
4 Elvish Visionary
2 Liliana, Heretical Healer / Liliana, Defiant Necromancer
4 Loam Dryad
4 Nantuko Husk
4 Zulaport Cutthroat
4 Collected Company
3 Cryptolith Rite
Sideboard
2 Fleshbag Marauder
2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
2 Tireless Tracker
2 Transgress the Mind
3 Ultimate Price
2 Duress
2 Clip Wings

Leon Hendrian – WB Control

Leon Hendrian – WB Control

Main Deck:
  • 4 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
  • 2 Ob Nixilis Reignited
  • 2 Sorin, Grim Nemesis
  • 3 Anguished Unmaking
  • 4 Grasp of Darkness
  • 2 Hallowed Moonlight
  • 4 Languish
  • 1 Planar Outburst
  • 4 Read the Bones
  • 2 Ruinous Path
  • 4 Secure the Wastes
  • 2 Transgress the Mind
  • 1 Silkwrap
  • 1 Blighted Fen
  • 4 Caves of Koilos
  • 4 Forsaken Sanctuary
  • 4 Shambling Vent
  • 3 Westvale Abbey / Ormendahl, Profane Prince
  • 3 Plains
  • 6 Swamp
Sideboard:
  • 2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
  • 3 Duress
  • 1 Transgress the Mind
  • 2 Reality Smasher
  • 1 Hallowed Moonlight
  • 1 Dead Weight
  • 1 Bearer of Silence
  • 2 Thought-Knot Seer
  • 1 Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
  • 1 Matter Reshaper
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Leon Hendrian – WB Control
Main Deck:
4 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
2 Ob Nixilis Reignited
2 Sorin, Grim Nemesis
3 Anguished Unmaking
4 Grasp of Darkness
2 Hallowed Moonlight
4 Languish
1 Planar Outburst
4 Read the Bones
2 Ruinous Path
4 Secure the Wastes
2 Transgress the Mind
1 Silkwrap
1 Blighted Fen
4 Caves of Koilos
4 Forsaken Sanctuary
4 Shambling Vent
3 Westvale Abbey / Ormendahl, Profane Prince
3 Plains
6 Swamp
Sideboard:
2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
3 Duress
1 Transgress the Mind
2 Reality Smasher
1 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Dead Weight
1 Bearer of Silence
2 Thought-Knot Seer
1 Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
1 Matter Reshaper

Christophe Paris – GW Tokens

Christophe Paris – GW Tokens

Main Deck:
  • 4 Hangarback Walker
  • 4 Sylvan Advocate
  • 3 Lambholt Pacifist / Lambholt Butcher
  • 4 Archangel Avacyn / Avacyn, the Purifier
  • 4 Oath of Nissa
  • 4 Dromoka's Command
  • 4 Nissa, Voice of Zendikar
  • 4 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
  • 1 Evolutionary Leap
  • 1 Stasis Snare
  • 2 Secure the Wastes
  • 4 Canopy Vista
  • 4 Fortified Village
  • 3 Westvale Abbey / Ormendahl, Profane Prince
  • 7 Plains
  • 7 Forest
Sideboard:
  • 2 Angelic Purge
  • 3 Declaration in Stone
  • 1 Sigarda, Heron's Grace
  • 1 Quarantine Field
  • 1 Evolutionary Leap
  • 2 Clip Wings
  • 1 Dragonlord Dromoka
  • 2 Planar Outburst
  • 1 Tragic Arrogance
  • 1 Secure the Wastes
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Christophe Paris – GW Tokens
Main Deck:
4 Hangarback Walker
4 Sylvan Advocate
3 Lambholt Pacifist / Lambholt Butcher
4 Archangel Avacyn / Avacyn, the Purifier
4 Oath of Nissa
4 Dromoka's Command
4 Nissa, Voice of Zendikar
4 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
1 Evolutionary Leap
1 Stasis Snare
2 Secure the Wastes
4 Canopy Vista
4 Fortified Village
3 Westvale Abbey / Ormendahl, Profane Prince
7 Plains
7 Forest
Sideboard:
2 Angelic Purge
3 Declaration in Stone
1 Sigarda, Heron's Grace
1 Quarantine Field
1 Evolutionary Leap
2 Clip Wings
1 Dragonlord Dromoka
2 Planar Outburst
1 Tragic Arrogance
1 Secure the Wastes

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  • 34 W/B Control
  • 29 G/W Tokens
  • 20 Grixis Control
  • 19 4C Rites
  • 18 Bant Company
  • 16 R/G Ramp
  • 14 Esper Control
  • 13 Humans
  • 11 G/B Company
  • 10 Seasons Past
  • 84 Other

Event Photos

268 players showed up for the Standard main event on Monday!
Once again, the venue was rather packed. :)