Vintage Coverage MKM Series Madrid 2016

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27 players preferred our Vintage Main Event over the concurrent Modern Main Event that attracted 321 players. While Modern had the advantage of a larger prize pool and a longer and more serious competition, Vintage also had its own undeniable charm! That's why many of the players that did own these old and expensive cards chose to sleeve up and make use of this rare opportunity to play with them.

Back in Frankfurt at the last stop of the MKM Series, we saw Mikael Linden claiming the title for the second time (in as many tries) with his personal Oath of Druids variant. Since then, lots of interesting decks made an impact in the current Vintage Super League season and many of the players that showed up today made use of these new ideas.

Ultimately, it was Eduardo Castro who filled the shoes of the abstinent champion. In the final match of the day, he dismantled his friend Jose Antonio Badia in convincing fashion with a clean 2 – 0 victory.

While the presence of the Eldrazi could clearly be felt, the Mentor variant that Castro piloted ultimately proved too much for the extraplanar threat! Speaking of unpowered Eldrazi, Daniel Rehmann managed to secure a spot in the Top 8 and won our special budget price thanks to his accomplishment.

Congratulations again to all Top 8 competitors, but a special congratulations to Eduardo Castro, the champion of the Vintage main event at MKM Series Madrid 2016!

Congratulations to Eduardo Castro who overcame his friend Jose Antonio Badia in the finals of the Vintage main event of MKM Series Madrid 2016!

Immanuel Kurz
(Doomsday)
0

Miquel Alcoriza
(Gifts)
2

David Apricio Alba
(Belcher)
0

Jose Antonio Badia
(Eldrazi)
2

Marc Bertolin
(Mentor)
0

Antonio Sanchez Saumell
(Gifts)
2

Eduardo Castro
(Mentor)
2

Daniel Rehmann
(Eldrazi)
0

Miquel Alcoriza
(Gifts)
1

Jose Antonio Badia
(Eldrazi)
2

Antonio Sanchez Saumell
(Gifts)
0

Eduardo Castro
(Mentor)
2

Jose Antonio Badia
(Eldrazi)
0

Eduardo Castro
(Mentor)
2

Eduardo Castro
(Mentor)

Top 8 Decklists

Marc Bertolin – Dark Mentor

Marc Bertolin – Dark Mentor

Creatures [5]
  • 3 Monastery Mentor
  • 2 Snapcaster Mage
Instants [19]
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 3 Gush
  • 4 Mental Misstep
  • 3 Swords to Plowshares
  • 4 Force of Will
Sorceries [13]
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Ponder
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 2 Preordain
  • 3 Cabal Therapy
  • 4 Gitaxian Probe
Artifacts [5]
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Rubi
Lands [16]
  • 1 Island
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 3 Tundra
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 4 Polluted Delta
Sideboard:
  • 4 Containment Priest
  • 3 Graffdiger's Cage
  • 1 Plains
  • 1 Swords to plowsahres
  • 1 Ghostly Prision
  • 2 Disenchant
  • 3 Baleful Strix
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Marc Bertolin – Dark Mentor
Creatures [5]
3 Monastery Mentor
2 Snapcaster Mage
Instants [19]
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
2 Flusterstorm
3 Gush
4 Mental Misstep
3 Swords to Plowshares
4 Force of Will
Sorceries [13]
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Ponder
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
2 Preordain
3 Cabal Therapy
4 Gitaxian Probe
Artifacts [5]
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Rubi
Lands [16]
1 Island
1 Strip Mine
3 Tundra
3 Underground Sea
4 Flooded Strand
4 Polluted Delta
Sideboard:
4 Containment Priest
3 Graffdiger's Cage
1 Plains
1 Swords to plowsahres
1 Ghostly Prision
2 Disenchant
3 Baleful Strix

Daniel Rehmann – Eldrazi

Daniel Rehmann – Eldrazi

Main Deck
  • 4 Eldrazi Temple
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 4 Ancient Tomb
  • 3 Eye of Ugin
  • 3 Ghost Quarter
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 4 Cavern of Souls
  • 1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
  • 1 Chalice of the Void
  • 4 Thought-Knot Seer
  • 4 Reality Smasher
  • 3 Dismember
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Crucible of Worlds
  • 3 Warping Wail
  • 4 Endless One
  • 2 Phyrexian Metamorph
  • 4 Null Rod
  • 4 Eldrazi Mimic
  • 2 Matter Reshaper
  • 3 Endbringer
Sideboard:
  • 4 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 4 Leyline of the Void
  • 4 Leyline of Sancitity
  • 2 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Dismember
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Daniel Rehmann – Eldrazi
Main Deck
4 Eldrazi Temple
4 Wasteland
4 Ancient Tomb
3 Eye of Ugin
3 Ghost Quarter
1 Strip Mine
4 Cavern of Souls
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1 Chalice of the Void
4 Thought-Knot Seer
4 Reality Smasher
3 Dismember
1 Mana Crypt
1 Crucible of Worlds
3 Warping Wail
4 Endless One
2 Phyrexian Metamorph
4 Null Rod
4 Eldrazi Mimic
2 Matter Reshaper
3 Endbringer
Sideboard:
4 Grafdigger's Cage
4 Leyline of the Void
4 Leyline of Sancitity
2 Pithing Needle
1 Dismember

Antoni Sánchez Saumell – Supremacy

Antoni Sánchez Saumell – Supremacy

Creatures [2]
  • 1 Blightsteel Colossus
  • 1 Snapcaster Mage
Instants [25]
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Echoing Truth
  • 1 Mindbreak Trap
  • 1 Noxious Revival
  • 1 Vampiric Tutor
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 3 Gifts Ungiven
  • 3 Mana Drain
  • 3 Mental Misstep
  • 3 Thirst for Knowledge
  • 4 Force of Will
Sorceries [4]
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Tinker
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Will
Planeswalkers [1]
  • 1 Tezzeret the Seeker
Artifacts [12]
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Mana Vault
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Sensei's Divining Top
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Time Vault
  • 1 Voltaic Key
Lands [16]
  • 1 Library of Alexandria
  • 1 Scalding Tarn
  • 1 Snow-Covered Island
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
  • 2 Flooded Strand
  • 2 Misty Rainforest
  • 2 Polluted Delta
  • 3 Island
  • 3 Underground Sea
Sideboard
  • 2 Control Magic
  • 3 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 2 Mindbreak Trap
  • 4 Nihil Spellbomb
  • 1 Rebuild
  • 1 Toxic Deluge
  • 2 Notion Thief
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Antoni Sánchez Saumell – Supremacy
Creatures [2]
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Snapcaster Mage
Instants [25]
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
1 Echoing Truth
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Noxious Revival
1 Vampiric Tutor
2 Flusterstorm
3 Gifts Ungiven
3 Mana Drain
3 Mental Misstep
3 Thirst for Knowledge
4 Force of Will
Sorceries [4]
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Time Walk
1 Tinker
1 Yawgmoth's Will
Planeswalkers [1]
1 Tezzeret the Seeker
Artifacts [12]
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Sol Ring
1 Time Vault
1 Voltaic Key
Lands [16]
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Scalding Tarn
1 Snow-Covered Island
1 Tolarian Academy
2 Flooded Strand
2 Misty Rainforest
2 Polluted Delta
3 Island
3 Underground Sea
Sideboard
2 Control Magic
3 Hurkyl's Recall
2 Mindbreak Trap
4 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Rebuild
1 Toxic Deluge
2 Notion Thief

Immanuel Kurz – Doomsday

Immanuel Kurz – Doomsday

Main Deck
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Engineered Explosives
  • 1 Lotus Petal
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Senseis Divining Top
  • 2 Flooded Strand
  • 1 Scalding Tarn
  • 4 Polluted Delzta
  • 1 Swamp
  • 4 Undergroung Sea
  • 2 Island
  • 1 Laboratory Maniac
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Chain of Vapor
  • 4 Dark Ritual
  • 3 Flusterstorm
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Gush
  • 3 Mental Misstep
  • 1 Mystical Tutor
  • 1 Vampiric Tutor
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 4 Doomsday
  • 1 Duress
  • 4 Gitaxian Probe
  • 1 Imperial Seal
  • 3 Preordain
  • 1 Tendrils of Agony
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Will
Sideboard:
  • 2 Defense Grid
  • 2 Engineered Explosives
  • 1 Dread of Night
  • 1 Echoing Truth
  • 3 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 4 Snuff Out
  • 1 Island
  • 1 Swamp
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Immanuel Kurz – Doomsday
Main Deck
1 Black Lotus
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Lotus Petal
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Senseis Divining Top
2 Flooded Strand
1 Scalding Tarn
4 Polluted Delzta
1 Swamp
4 Undergroung Sea
2 Island
1 Laboratory Maniac
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Chain of Vapor
4 Dark Ritual
3 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
4 Gush
3 Mental Misstep
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Demonic Tutor
4 Doomsday
1 Duress
4 Gitaxian Probe
1 Imperial Seal
3 Preordain
1 Tendrils of Agony
1 Yawgmoth's Will
Sideboard:
2 Defense Grid
2 Engineered Explosives
1 Dread of Night
1 Echoing Truth
3 Hurkyl's Recall
4 Snuff Out
1 Island
1 Swamp

Eduardo Castro – Mentor

Eduardo Castro – Mentor

Main Deck
  • 2 Flooded Strand
  • 1 Island
  • 1 Library of Alexandria
  • 3 Polluted Delta
  • 4 Tundra
  • 4 Volcanic Island
  • 4 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
  • 4 Monastery Mentor
  • 2 Dack Fayden
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 3 Gush
  • 4 Mental Misstep
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Ponder
  • 4 Preordain
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 3 Swords to Plowshares
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 1 Wear // Tear
Sideboard
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 4 Containment Priest
  • 3 Ingot Chewer
  • 2 Path to Exile
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Swords to Plowshares
  • 2 Tormod's Crypt
  • 1 Wear // Tear
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Eduardo Castro – Mentor
Main Deck
2 Flooded Strand
1 Island
1 Library of Alexandria
3 Polluted Delta
4 Tundra
4 Volcanic Island
4 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
4 Monastery Mentor
2 Dack Fayden
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
2 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
3 Gush
4 Mental Misstep
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Ponder
4 Preordain
2 Pyroblast
3 Swords to Plowshares
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Wear // Tear
Sideboard
1 Strip Mine
4 Containment Priest
3 Ingot Chewer
2 Path to Exile
1 Pithing Needle
1 Swords to Plowshares
2 Tormod's Crypt
1 Wear // Tear

Miquel Alcoriza – Gifts Ungiven

Miquel Alcoriza – Gifts Ungiven

Creatures [2]
  • 1 Blightsteel Colossus
  • 1 Snapcaster Mage
Instants [25]
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Echoing Truth
  • 1 Noxious Revival
  • 1 Vampiric Tutor
  • 3 Flusterstorm
  • 3 Gifts Ungiven
  • 3 Mana Drain
  • 3 Mental Misstep
  • 3 Thirst for Knowledge
  • 4 Force of Will
Sorceries [4]
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Tinker
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Will
Planeswalkers [1]
  • 1 Tezzeret the Seeker
Artifacts [12]
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Mana Vault
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Sensei's Divining Top
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Time Vault
  • 1 Voltaic Key
Lands [16]
  • 1 Library of Alexandria
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
  • 3 Polluted Delta
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 4 Island
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
Sideboard:
  • 2 Notion Thief
  • 2 Dismember
  • 3 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 2 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 2 Mindbreak Trap
  • 1 Nihil Spellbomb
  • 2 Steel Sabotage
  • 1 Toxic Deluge
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Miquel Alcoriza – Gifts Ungiven
Creatures [2]
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Snapcaster Mage
Instants [25]
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
1 Echoing Truth
1 Noxious Revival
1 Vampiric Tutor
3 Flusterstorm
3 Gifts Ungiven
3 Mana Drain
3 Mental Misstep
3 Thirst for Knowledge
4 Force of Will
Sorceries [4]
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Time Walk
1 Tinker
1 Yawgmoth's Will
Planeswalkers [1]
1 Tezzeret the Seeker
Artifacts [12]
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Sol Ring
1 Time Vault
1 Voltaic Key
Lands [16]
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Tolarian Academy
3 Polluted Delta
3 Underground Sea
4 Island
4 Scalding Tarn
Sideboard:
2 Notion Thief
2 Dismember
3 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Hurkyl's Recall
2 Mindbreak Trap
1 Nihil Spellbomb
2 Steel Sabotage
1 Toxic Deluge

David Aparicio Alba – Belcher

David Aparicio Alba

Main Deck:
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 3 Pact of Negation
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 4 Gitaxian Probe
  • 4 Preordain
  • 1 Ponder
  • 1 Mind's Desire
  • 1 Timetwister
  • 1 Tinker
  • 1 Windfall
  • 2 Diminishing Returns
  • 2 Tezzeret the Seeker
  • 4 Mox Opal
  • 4 Chrome Mox
  • 4 Expedition Map
  • 4 Goblin Charbelcher
  • 1 Time Vault
  • 1 Memory Jar
  • 2 Voltaic Key
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Lotus Petal
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Lion's Eye Diamond
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Mana Vault
  • 3 Grim Monolith
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
Sideboard:
  • 4 Leyline of Anticipation
  • 3 Mental Misstep
  • 1 Mindbreak Trap
  • 3 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 2 Void Snare
  • 2 Ancient Tomb
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David Aparicio Alba
Main Deck:
4 Force of Will
3 Pact of Negation
1 Ancestral Recall
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Preordain
1 Ponder
1 Mind's Desire
1 Timetwister
1 Tinker
1 Windfall
2 Diminishing Returns
2 Tezzeret the Seeker
4 Mox Opal
4 Chrome Mox
4 Expedition Map
4 Goblin Charbelcher
1 Time Vault
1 Memory Jar
2 Voltaic Key
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Black Lotus
1 Lotus Petal
1 Mana Crypt
1 Lion's Eye Diamond
1 Sol Ring
1 Mana Vault
3 Grim Monolith
1 Tolarian Academy
Sideboard:
4 Leyline of Anticipation
3 Mental Misstep
1 Mindbreak Trap
3 Hurkyl's Recall
2 Void Snare
2 Ancient Tomb

Jose Antonio Badia – Eldrazi

Jose Antonio Badia – Eldrazi

Main Deck:
  • 4 Ancient Tomb
  • 4 Battlefield Forge
  • 4 Cavern of Souls
  • 2 City of Traitors
  • 4 Eldrazi Temple
  • 2 Karakas
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 2 Wasteland
  • 2 Containment Priest
  • 3 Eldrazi Displacer
  • 4 Eldrazi Mimic
  • 4 Endless One
  • 3 Phyrexian Revoker
  • 4 Reality Smasher
  • 3 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
  • 4 Thought-Knot Seer
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 2 Null Rod
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 3 Thorn of Amethyst
Sideboard:
  • 4 Ingot Chewer
  • 2 Spirit of the Labyrinth
  • 4 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 2 Relic of Progenitus
  • 3 Dismenber
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Jose Antonio Badia – Eldrazi
Main Deck:
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Battlefield Forge
4 Cavern of Souls
2 City of Traitors
4 Eldrazi Temple
2 Karakas
1 Strip Mine
2 Wasteland
2 Containment Priest
3 Eldrazi Displacer
4 Eldrazi Mimic
4 Endless One
3 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Reality Smasher
3 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
4 Thought-Knot Seer
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
2 Null Rod
1 Sol Ring
3 Thorn of Amethyst
Sideboard:
4 Ingot Chewer
2 Spirit of the Labyrinth
4 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Relic of Progenitus
3 Dismenber

Deck Feature: Llobell’s Thing in the Ice

We were too busy to interview him yesterday, but I liked his deck idea so much that I found Jose Antonio Sania Llobell in the Legacy main event today and managed to interview him shortly about yesterday's Vintage deck between rounds. Jose Antonio Sania Llobell usually...

Final: Eduardo Castro vs. Jose Antonio Badia

We have seen both of these players in a Top8 feature match before. Will the Eldrazi take home the title or will the mighty {Monastery Mentor} and his students prevail? Game one: On the first turn Eduardo played a {Ponder} and {Mox Sapphire}, while {Eldrazi Temple},...

Semifinal: Eduardo Castro vs. Antoni Sánchez Saumell

Two blue decks met in this part of the semi final bracket. They were planning to use different paths to victory though, one relying on {Monastery Mentor} and one on {Gifts Ungiven}. Game one: Before we could get the ball rolling, Antoni had to shuffle up once more to...

Quarterfinal: David Aparicio Alba vs. Jose Antonio Badia

Jose Antonio brought the army of tentacles, commonly referred to as Eldrazi, while David decided to play the most explosive Combo deck in the format - Tolarian Belcher. This deck actually aims to win on the first turn of the game - something Vintage is famous for,...

Vendor Feature: Arcana Distribution

Justb because our tournament organizer JK Entertainment is one of Europe's largest traders, that doesn't mean that we don't have a plethora of other vendors at all our MKMS events as well! If you are an interested dealer looking to join us at one or all of our future...

Metagame Breakdown

Take a look at the most popular decks in our Vintage main event of the MKM Series Madrid 2016!
27 players were eager to play with the most powerful cards ever made today. Some of them brought decks without the most expensive cards though, trying to claim the extra prize for the highest finishing “unpowered” deck.

If you count colorless and white versions of Eldrazi together as one archetype, it is the most played deck in our Vintage main event with 6 copies. Monastery Mentor variants and artifact decks based on Mishra's Workshop follow right behind it though. Storm and Oath of Druids are underrepresented with two copies each, while the other category contains Doomsday, Tolarian Belcher, Landstill, Bomberman, and an interesting Thing in the Ice / Awoken Horror deck!

Legend

  • 6 Eldrazi
  • 5 Mentor
  • 5 Workshops
  • 2 Show and Oath
  • 2 Storm
  • 2 Gifts Ungiven
  • 5 Other

Event Photos

This was our slightly smaller Vintage Main Event at the start of round 3
We've seen some of the players before at our past events and we're happy we got so many regulars.
He was thinking a little bit longer about htis next move.
The Planeswalker was quickly getting out of hand.
A Leyline improved his chances in the match dramatically.
Faster than the eye could see!
More impressions, this time it was Round 4 in the Vintage event.
The round just started, so half the players were still shuffling up or getting their decks out.
Shortly after, some of the games had already concluded - Vintage can be over quickly!
Quite a few of the players owned some of the most expensive cards.
Frank was thinking: This was going well!
The hands emptied quickly in some of the games.
More information = higher chances of winning the game.
In case you had any doubt this was Vintage...