MKM Series Milan 2016 Coverage

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Welcome to MKM Series Milan!

It's the first stop of the MagicCardMarket Series in 2016 and this time we're in beautiful Milan in Italy. We will start off the weekend with our Vintage main event.

Back in December at the MKM Series Madrid we saw Oscar Basart take home the title in the Vintage main event with Storm Combo. Since then Storm and Shops have been praised multiple times during the Vintage Super League as the best two decks in the format. Will we see those two decks dominate the field today as well, or will some of the blue decks be able to stop them?

I suspect that an Oath of Druids version might be the best choice to do that, as it can load up on Storm hate, while keeping a decent matchup against Workshops more easily than some of the other blue decks. It doesn't rely on casting a bunch of cantrips as much as Mentor, Pyromancer or Doomsday decks do – which can be very important when facing cost increasing effects, like Sphere of Resistance. The ability to potentially deploy your “relevant threat” on turn one is huge as well. Mikael Linden used Oath of Druids to take down our event in Prague, so maybe it is time for a return? Or will we find some new and exciting secret tech ready to take the event while scouring the deck lists?

Check back regularly as we will provide you with live updates throughout the day, including strategy articles and pictures from the event!

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Feature Matches

Finals: Joan Mateo vs. Andrea Giarola

Both players started the game with a {Library of Alexandria} and played one of their Moxen shortly after that. Then they only refilled their hands and dropped two lands before Andrea tried to draw even more cards with {Ancestral Recall}, which surprisingly resolved...

Quarter Finals: Luca Lovino vs. Andrea Giarola

We're now taking a closer look over the shoulders of two of our Top 8 competitors! Facing each other are two of Milan's finest: Andrea Giarola and Luca Lovino. Andrea kicked things off with a Gitaxian Probe, taking a peek at Luca's hand. Luca went searching with...

Other Articles

Player Profile Matthew Johnson

The third time might as well be the charm for Matthew Johnson this weekend; he had been doing very well in both the Vintage event on Friday as well as the Legacy event yesterday. On both occasions, he advanced to the Top 8. Unfortunately, both times he couldn’t...

On the Insight

For this article, I decided to sit down with our very own Hans Höh who is helping me with the coverage this weekend. There are a number of reasons for that and I'm just gonna list them here for you: We've seen a large number of price shifts this weekend thanks to the...

Player Profile Marc Bertolin

Spain might as well be the most successful nation when it comes to the MKM Series. The extremely successful group of players from Madrid, led by Rodrigo Togores, has placed many a player in the Top 8 of the events we held last year and it appears like this year might...

Anne Harrison’s Merfolk Budget Deck

Surprisingly enough, we saw quite a couple of players sleeving up for today's Vintage tournament that decided to play with a slightly “less ideal” deck. Instead of adding the Power Nine to their main deck, they opted to aim for the prize for the best budget deck...

Deck Feature: Skull Shops

Artifact decks based on Mishra's Workshop have been part of the Vintage metagame for a long time. Since the recent restriction of {Chalice of the Void}, the archetype has been under pressure to evolve. One player tried to integrate {Goblin Welder}, but the most...

Catching up with Lotti Cards

Last time we heard from Dennis Seebürger from Lotti Cards was back at the MKM Series in Prague. You can find that article here. A lot has changed since then so we decided to check up on him and hear from him what happened the past few months. First, I wanted to know...

Congratulations to Andrea Giarola, the Vintage Champion of MKM Series Milan!

Stefano Maggio
(Tezzcast)

1

Matteo Blasi
(Tezzcast)

2

Luca Bastianelli
(Grixis Control)

0

Joan Mateo
(Mentor's Jack Drain)

2

Andrea Giarola
(Jace Mentor)

2

Luca Lovino
(Mentor Vryn)

0

Marc Bertolin
(Gush Mentor)

2

Matthew Johnson
(Shops)

0

Matteo Blasi
(Tezzcast)

0

Joan Mateo
(Mentor's Jack Drain)

2

Andrea Giarola
(Jace Mentor)

2

Marc Bertolin
(Gush Mentor)

0

Joan Mateo
(Mentor's Jack Drain)

0

Andrea Giarola
(Jace Mentor)

2

Andrea Giarola
(Jace Mentor)

Metagame Breakdown

33 players registered for the Vintage main event today. A surprisingly low attendance given the prize payout of the event. What surprised me even more though, were the deck lists of the players. Only four players opted for decks based on Mishra's Workshop, with two of them trying to creatively reinvent the archetype. We will try to do a deck feature with one of those players later. The complete absence of Storm decks is especially surprising after the results we saw in Madrid. One player indeed brought an Oath deck, which I suggested as one of the better blue decks for the expexted metagame. It will be interesting to see whether that deck can deal with the unexpected field as well. Here is today's breakdown:

Legend

  • 7 Mentor
  • 5 Tezzerator
  • 4 Shops
  • 3 Pyromancer
  • 2 Dredge
  • 2 BUG
  • 2 Hatebears
  • 2 Jace Control
  • 6 Other

Top 8 Decklists

Luca Bastianelli – Jace Control

Luca Bastianelli – Jace Control

Main Deck
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Mental Misstep
  • 3 Mana Drain
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Dack Fayden
  • 2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 1 Blightsteel Colossus
  • 1 Snapcaster Mage
  • 1 Tinker
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 2 Thirst for Knowledge
  • 1 Ponder
  • 2 Preordain
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Lightning Bolt
  • 1 Time Vault
  • 1 Voltaic Key
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Vampiric Tutor
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Will
  • 3 Volcanic Island
  • 2 Underground Sea
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 1 Polluted Delta
  • 1 Flooded Strand
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 2 Island
  • 1 Library of Alexandria
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Sol Ring
Sideboard
  • 1 Illness in the Ranks
  • 1 Mountain
  • 1 Red Elemental Blast
  • 2 Ingot Chewer
  • 1 Smelt
  • 2 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 3 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 1 Nihil Spellbomb
  • 1 Yixlid Jailer
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Lightning Bolt
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Luca Bastianelli – Jace Control
Main Deck
4 Force of Will
4 Mental Misstep
3 Mana Drain
2 Pyroblast
1 Flusterstorm
1 Dack Fayden
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Tinker
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Time Walk
1 Brainstorm
2 Thirst for Knowledge
1 Ponder
2 Preordain
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Dig Through Time
1 Lightning Bolt
1 Time Vault
1 Voltaic Key
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Yawgmoth's Will
3 Volcanic Island
2 Underground Sea
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Polluted Delta
1 Flooded Strand
1 Strip Mine
2 Island
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Sol Ring
Sideboard
1 Illness in the Ranks
1 Mountain
1 Red Elemental Blast
2 Ingot Chewer
1 Smelt
2 Hurkyl's Recall
3 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Yixlid Jailer
1 Pithing Needle
1 Lightning Bolt

Matteo Blasi – Mentor

Matteo Blasi – Mentor

Main Deck
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Mox Opal
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Mana Vault
  • 1 Time Twister
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Ponder
  • 1 Repeal
  • 2 Voltaic Key
  • 3 Sensei's Divining Top
  • 4 Thoughtcast
  • 4 Monastery Mentor
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Vampiric Tutor
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Will
  • 1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 1 Tezzeret, the Seeker
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 3 Mental Misstep
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Seat of the Synod
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 3 Tundra
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 1 Notion Thief
  • 1 Island
  • 1 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
  • 1 Time Vault
Sideboard
  • 1 Island
  • 1 Plains
  • 4 Leyline of the Void
  • 2 Swords to Plowshares
  • 1 Toxic Deluge
  • 1 Disenchant
  • 1 Nihil Spellbomb
  • 2 Engineered Explosives
  • 1 Notion Thief
  • 1 Hurkyl's Recall
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Matteo Blasi – Mentor
Main Deck
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Black Lotus
1 Time Walk
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Mox Opal
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Time Twister
1 Brainstorm
1 Ponder
1 Repeal
2 Voltaic Key
3 Sensei's Divining Top
4 Thoughtcast
4 Monastery Mentor
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Yawgmoth's Will
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Tezzeret, the Seeker
4 Force of Will
3 Mental Misstep
2 Flusterstorm
2 Seat of the Synod
3 Underground Sea
3 Tundra
4 Flooded Strand
1 Notion Thief
1 Island
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Sol Ring
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Time Vault
Sideboard
1 Island
1 Plains
4 Leyline of the Void
2 Swords to Plowshares
1 Toxic Deluge
1 Disenchant
1 Nihil Spellbomb
2 Engineered Explosives
1 Notion Thief
1 Hurkyl's Recall

Andrea Giarola – Mentor

Andrea Giarola – Mentor

Main Deck
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 4 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
  • 4 Monastery Mentor
  • 2 Dack Fayden
  • 1 Ponder
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 3 Gush
  • 1 Wear/Tear
  • 3 Swords to Plowshares
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Mental Misstep
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 1 Gitaxian Probe
  • 2 Preordain
  • 1 Library of Alexandria
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 1 Flooded Strand
  • 2 Polluted Delta
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 1 Island
  • 3 Tundra
  • 3 Volcanic Island
Sideboard
  • 1 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 2 Rest in Peace
  • 1 Wear/Tear
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 3 Containment Priest
  • 2 Sudden Shock
  • 1 Mountain
  • 3 Ingot Chewer
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Andrea Giarola – Mentor
Main Deck
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Black Lotus
1 Time Walk
1 Ancestral Recall
4 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
4 Monastery Mentor
2 Dack Fayden
1 Ponder
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
1 Treasure Cruise
3 Gush
1 Wear/Tear
3 Swords to Plowshares
2 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
4 Mental Misstep
2 Pyroblast
1 Gitaxian Probe
2 Preordain
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Strip Mine
1 Flooded Strand
2 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Island
3 Tundra
3 Volcanic Island
Sideboard
1 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Rest in Peace
1 Wear/Tear
2 Flusterstorm
3 Containment Priest
2 Sudden Shock
1 Mountain
3 Ingot Chewer

Joan Anton Matteo – Mentor

Joan Anton Matteo – Mentor

Main Deck
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Ponder
  • 3 Preordain
  • 2 Gitaxian Probe
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 3 Gush
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 2 Dack Fayden
  • 3 Monastery Mentor
  • 1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 1 Snapcaster Mage
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 1 Library of Alexandria
  • 1 Cavern of Souls
  • 2 Volcanic Island
  • 3 Tundra
  • 2 Island
  • 3 Polluted Delta
  • 2 Arid Mesa
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 2 Swords to Plowshares
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 4 Mental Misstep
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Mindbreak Trap
  • 1 Misdirection
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 1 Sensei's Diving Top
  • 1 Mana Crypt
Sideboard
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Wear/Tear
  • 1 Mountain
  • 4 Ingot Chewer
  • 1 Sudden Shock
  • 2 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 2 Containment Priest
  • 1 Surgical Extraction
  • 1 Supreme Verdict
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Joan Anton Matteo – Mentor
Main Deck
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Black Lotus
1 Time Walk
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Ponder
3 Preordain
2 Gitaxian Probe
1 Brainstorm
1 Treasure Cruise
3 Gush
1 Dig Through Time
2 Dack Fayden
3 Monastery Mentor
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Strip Mine
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Cavern of Souls
2 Volcanic Island
3 Tundra
2 Island
3 Polluted Delta
2 Arid Mesa
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Swords to Plowshares
2 Pyroblast
4 Mental Misstep
1 Flusterstorm
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Misdirection
4 Force of Will
1 Sensei's Diving Top
1 Mana Crypt
Sideboard
1 Flusterstorm
2 Wear/Tear
1 Mountain
4 Ingot Chewer
1 Sudden Shock
2 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Containment Priest
1 Surgical Extraction
1 Supreme Verdict

Matthew Johnson – Shops

Matthew Johnson – Shops

Main Deck
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 4 Lodestone Golem
  • 4 Sphere of Resistance
  • 4 Phyrexian Revoker
  • 3 Null Rod
  • 3 Crucible of Worlds
  • 3 Smokestack
  • 2 Ensnaring Bridge
  • 2 Thorn of Amethyst
  • 2 Phyrexian Metamorph
  • 1 Chalice of the Void
  • 1 Spine of Ish Sah
  • 1 Coercive Portal
  • 1 Wurmcoil Engine
  • 1 Trinisphere
  • 4 Ancient Tomb
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 3 Mishra's Workshop
  • 3 Mishra's Factory
  • 2 Ghost Quarter
  • 1 City of Traitor's
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
  • 1 Buried Ruin
Sideboard
  • 4 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 3 Leyline of Sanctity
  • 2 Thorn of Amethyst
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Duplicant
  • 1 Tormod's Crypt
  • 1 Crucible of Worlds
  • 1 Wurmcoil Engine
  • 1 Ensnaring Bridge
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Matthew Johnson – Shops
Main Deck
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Black Lotus
1 Sol Ring
1 Mana Crypt
4 Lodestone Golem
4 Sphere of Resistance
4 Phyrexian Revoker
3 Null Rod
3 Crucible of Worlds
3 Smokestack
2 Ensnaring Bridge
2 Thorn of Amethyst
2 Phyrexian Metamorph
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Spine of Ish Sah
1 Coercive Portal
1 Wurmcoil Engine
1 Trinisphere
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Wasteland
3 Mishra's Workshop
3 Mishra's Factory
2 Ghost Quarter
1 City of Traitor's
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Buried Ruin
Sideboard
4 Grafdigger's Cage
3 Leyline of Sanctity
2 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Pithing Needle
1 Duplicant
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Crucible of Worlds
1 Wurmcoil Engine
1 Ensnaring Bridge

Stefano Maggio – Tezzerator

Stefano Maggio – Tezzerator

Main Deck
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Time Vault
  • 1 Time Twister
  • 2 Voltaic Key
  • 1 Tinker
  • 1 Blightsteel Colossus
  • 1 Steel Sabotage
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Will
  • 2 Mox Opal
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Mental Misstep
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 1 Tezzeret the Seeker
  • 1 Vampiric Tutor
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Repel
  • 3 Sensei's Divining Top
  • 4 Thoughtcast
  • 1 Mana Vault
  • 1 Transmute Artifact
  • 3 Thirst for Knowledge
  • 4 Seat of the Synod
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 2 Volcanic Island
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
Sideboard
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Tormod's Crypt
  • 3 Smelt
  • 1 Dack Fayden
  • 2 Sulfur Elemental
  • 1 Red Elemental Blast
  • 1 Mountain
  • 1 Toxic Deluge
  • 1 Pyroblast
  • 1 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 1 Thoughtseize
  • 1 Nihil Spellbomb
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Stefano Maggio – Tezzerator
Main Deck
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Black Lotus
1 Sol Ring
1 Time Walk
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Time Vault
1 Time Twister
2 Voltaic Key
1 Tinker
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Steel Sabotage
1 Dig Through Time
1 Yawgmoth's Will
2 Mox Opal
1 Mana Crypt
2 Flusterstorm
2 Mental Misstep
4 Force of Will
1 Tezzeret the Seeker
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Brainstorm
1 Repel
3 Sensei's Divining Top
4 Thoughtcast
1 Mana Vault
1 Transmute Artifact
3 Thirst for Knowledge
4 Seat of the Synod
3 Underground Sea
2 Volcanic Island
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Tolarian Academy
Sideboard
1 Pithing Needle
1 Tormod's Crypt
3 Smelt
1 Dack Fayden
2 Sulfur Elemental
1 Red Elemental Blast
1 Mountain
1 Toxic Deluge
1 Pyroblast
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Thoughtseize
1 Nihil Spellbomb

Luca Lovino – Mentor

Luca Lovino – Mentor

Main Deck
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 4 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
  • 4 Monastery Mentor
  • 2 Dack Fayden
  • 1 Ponder
  • 3 Preordain
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 3 Gush
  • 1 Wear/Tear
  • 3 Swords to Plowshares
  • 3 Flusterstorm
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Mental Misstep
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 3 Polluted Delta
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 2 Island
  • 3 Tundra
  • 3 Volcanic Island
Sideboard:
  • 3 Containment Priest
  • 2 Rest in Peace
  • 3 Ingot Chewer
  • 1 Wear/Tear
  • 1 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 1 Aegis of the Gods
  • 1 Stony Silence
  • 1 Swords to Plowshares
  • 1 Mindbreak Trap
  • 1 Mountain
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Luca Lovino – Mentor
Main Deck
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Black Lotus
1 Time Walk
1 Ancestral Recall
4 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
4 Monastery Mentor
2 Dack Fayden
1 Ponder
3 Preordain
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
1 Treasure Cruise
3 Gush
1 Wear/Tear
3 Swords to Plowshares
3 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
4 Mental Misstep
2 Pyroblast
3 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Island
3 Tundra
3 Volcanic Island
Sideboard:
3 Containment Priest
2 Rest in Peace
3 Ingot Chewer
1 Wear/Tear
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Aegis of the Gods
1 Stony Silence
1 Swords to Plowshares
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Mountain

Marc Bertolin – Mentor

Marc Bertolin – Mentor

Main Deck
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 4 Delver of Secrets
  • 2 Snapcaster Mage
  • 2 Young Pyromancer
  • 2 Monaster Mentor
  • 2 Dack Fayden
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Gush
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
  • 4 Mental Misstep
  • 1 Ponder
  • 4 Preordain
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 1 Mindbreak Trap
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 3 Flooded Strand
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 1 Island
  • 3 Tundra
  • 3 Volcanic Island
Sideboard
  • 1 Plains
  • 1 Island
  • 4 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 4 Containment Priest
  • 2 Disenchant
  • 3 Kataki, War's Wage
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Marc Bertolin – Mentor
Main Deck
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Black Lotus
1 Time Walk
1 Ancestral Recall
4 Delver of Secrets
2 Snapcaster Mage
2 Young Pyromancer
2 Monaster Mentor
2 Dack Fayden
1 Brainstorm
2 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
4 Gush
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Mental Misstep
1 Ponder
4 Preordain
2 Pyroblast
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Treasure Cruise
3 Flooded Strand
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Island
3 Tundra
3 Volcanic Island
Sideboard
1 Plains
1 Island
4 Grafdigger's Cage
4 Containment Priest
2 Disenchant
3 Kataki, War's Wage

Event Photos

In case you never went to the Casa Dei Giochi...

Exit the M1 subway and walk straight ahead in the same direction the subway was driving (if you were coming from the city centre) for around 5 minutes, along the Viale Monza. You'll end up on this crossing...
A Toys shop on the right indicates you're on the right crossing!
Now, head left into the Via Sant’Uguzzone 8, leaving Viale Monza.
Follow the not-all-that-inviting white fence...
You'll end up on this crossing after around 250 metres.
The sign on the door indicates that you're in the right place - La Casa Dei Giochi!
Head inside and on the right, you'll see a building with another sign that says Casa Dei Giochi. Pass it and walk towards the bigger bushes in the back.
That's where you'll find this entrance into the main hall.
Try to look innocent while passing our security...
Aaaand that's it! You made it! This is where we'll be playing this weekend!
There's even a little café inside where you can get a snack and some refreshments.
The eating area features some phantasy art.
Just in case you were in doubt, this is the game we'll be playing this weekend.
Registration for the Vintage event was underway. We ended up with something close to 40 players.
This banner informed players about all the stops for the MKM Series in 2016 (yes, all of them are already confirmed).
The judges answered all questions of players about sleeves and the like.
There was another opportunity to play some
Many of those opportunities. :)
The room was decorated with more fantasy artworks.
This is the room with vendors and our featured artist.
We had 2 Italian vendors on site...
... these guys are from Arcana, the second Italian vendor.
That's the booth of Herold, the second German vendor.
All vendors were also interested in buying cards.
rk post was offering plenty of cool items for sale...
... e.g. playmats that he even offered in a bundle deal.
His hand drawn tokens were also a much sought-after collector's item.
Despite his fame, he showed up bright and early at the start of the event and signed plenty of cards for interested players.
These guys were playing in one of the Trials instead of trying their luck in the Vintage main event.
It was still round 1 in the Legacy trial.
Two familiar faces; regulars of the MKM Series.
Still the Standard Trial, which didn't attract that many players today.
He was tutoring for an answer just there.
A Snapcaster was his way of gaining the upper hand.
He was carefully considering his options.
They had just drawn for the next game.
And this was the opening hand... would you keep it?
Very good mood between those two competitors.
This Dredge player was getting a good overview of his options this way.
This game seemed like a rather one-sided affair.
We were moving towards the top tables.
Untapping for a big turn.
Here's a closer look at the field.
They had just started their deciding game.
Now we were at table 3 with another match just starting the third game.
The remaining cards in hand looked somewhat promising.
He knew he had to come up with something and fast!
One of the better ansers.... the game concluded just a little later.
Table 1 in round 2 of the Vintage main event.
And here's another image where you can see most of the tournament in one shot.
The Trial continued with the Top 8
These guys were just getting started with their Top 8 match.
The next Top 8 match.
... and the last Top 8 match.
This is an overview of all the Top 8 matches.
Our second trial of the day was in its final Swiss round.
And then there was also the last round of our main event.

Standings:

Rank Player Points
1 Giarola, Andrea 23
2 Mateo, Joan 19
3 Bertolin, Marc 16
4 Blasi, Matteo 15
5 Maggio, Stefano 14
6 Bastianelli, Luca 13
7 Johnson, Matthew 13
8 Lovino, Luca 12
9 Giaquinto, Simone 12
10 Anaya, Toni 12
11 Ardoino, Marco 10
12 Steurs, Johan 10
13 De Schamphelaere, Gwenn 10
14 Harrison, Anne 10
15 Vair, Enrico 9
16 Markoy, Makis 9
17 Rodriguez Pozo, Javier 9
18 Schuessler, Marian 9
19 Cantoni, Alessandro 9
20 Alcoriza, Miquel 7
21 Boscaini, Alessandro 6
22 Sdrubolini, Samuele 6
23 Van Der Lans, Tim 6
24 Salamin, Olivier 6
25 Torneri, Davide 6
26 Bompadre, Luca 5
27 Salvaderi, Enea 5
28 Ramagli, Raffaele 4
29 Zambonini, Cristian 3
30 Vidal, Andreu 3
31 Chauvet, Boris 0
32 Doldi, Marco 0
33 Jianpol, Alasinax 0
Standings after Swiss
Rank Player Swiss Points
1 Maggio, Stefano 14
2 Giarola, Andrea 14
3 Bertolin, Marc 13
4 Bastianelli, Luca 13
5 Mateo, Joan 13
6 Johnson, Matthew 13
7 Lovino, Luca 12
8 Blasi, Matteo 12
9 Giaquinto, Simone 12
10 Anaya, Toni 12
11 Ardoino, Marco 10
12 Steurs, Johan 10
13 De Schamphelaere, Gwenn 10
14 Harrison, Anne 10
15 Vair, Enrico 9
16 Markoy, Makis 9
17 Rodriguez Pozo, Javier 9
18 Schuessler, Marian 9
19 Cantoni, Alessandro 9
20 Alcoriza, Miquel 7
21 Boscaini, Alessandro 6
22 Sdrubolini, Samuele 6
23 Van Der Lans, Tim 6
24 Salamin, Olivier 6
25 Torneri, Davide 6
26 Bompadre, Luca 5
27 Salvaderi, Enea 5
28 Ramagli, Raffaele 4
29 Zambonini, Cristian 3
30 Vidal, Andreu 3
31 Chauvet, Boris 0
32 Doldi, Marco 0
33 Jianpol, Alasinax 0
Standings after Round 5
Rank Player Swiss Points
1 Maggio, Stefano 13
2 Giarola, Andrea 13
3 Bertolin, Marc 12
4 Bastianelli, Luca 12
5 Mateo, Joan 12
6 Johnson, Matthew 12
7 Steurs, Johan 10
8 Lovino, Luca 9
9 Blasi, Matteo 9
10 Vair, Enrico 9
11 Ardoino, Marco 9
12 De Schamphelaere, Gwenn 9
13 Giaquinto, Simone 9
14 Rodriguez Pozo, Javier 9
15 Anaya, Toni 9
16 Alcoriza, Miquel 7
17 Harrison, Anne 7
18 Boscaini, Alessandro 6
19 Sdrubolini, Samuele 6
20 Schuessler, Marian 6
21 Markoy, Makis 6
22 Salamin, Olivier 6
23 Torneri, Davide 6
24 Cantoni, Alessandro 6
25 Bompadre, Luca 5
26 Salvaderi, Enea 5
27 Ramagli, Raffaele 4
28 Van Der Lans, Tim 3
29 Zambonini, Cristian 3
30 Vidal, Andreu 3
31 Chauvet, Boris 0
32 Doldi, Marco 0
33 Jianpol, Alasinax 0