Legacy Coverage MKM Series Milan 2017

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After 16 weeks of hibernation the MagicCardMarket Series is back and takes the first stop of the MKM Series 2017 to Milan in Italy. We started off the weekend with a main event format full of the most powerful synergies and cards dating back to Magic’s origins: Vintage.

Once upon a time creatures were ridiculously underpowered in the Vintage format – but times have changed for a while by now. Creatures are taking over even in the former Combo and Control format. With 6 copies the Monastery Mentor decks once again lead the field, followed by Leovold, Shops, and Dredge all of which could be considered creature decks in a way as well. After five rounds of swiss and three elimination rounds with a decent variety of six different archetypes in the Top 8, Luca Lovino was crowned as the new Vintage champion. Giving a good impression of the most popular deck-choice in this tournament Luca showcased the power of Monastery Mentor in combination with a variety of blue cantrips and draw spells such as Gush. His opponent Rüdger Hesse lost in the finals with his White Eldrazi deck, after beating the other two Mentor decks in the Top8. Rüdiger was nevertheless a winner, happily accepting his prizes for second place in his first Vintage tournament ever!

The Mentor decks preserved their leadership in both- success and popularity here in Milan, but Vintage enthusiasts all over Europe have tinkered with new ideas as well. Paradoxical Storm, Leovold, and Metalworker found some success, and Andrea Mengucci even made Top8 with the new Oath variant featuring Saheeli Rai and Sun Titan.

Congratulations to Luca Lovino, the Vintage Champion of MKM Series Milan 2017!

Sdrubolini, Samuele
(Tinker)
2

Piazzalunga, Juri
(Metalworker)
1

Mengucci, Andrea
(Oath of Druids)
1

Lovino, Luca
(Mentor)
2

Vair, Enrico
(BUG Leovold)
0

Mateo, Joan
(Mentor)
2

Giani, Francesco
(Mentor)
1

Hesse, Rüdiger
(Eldrazi)
2

Sdrubolini, Samuele
(Tinker)
1

Lovino, Luca
(Mentor)
2

Mateo, Joan
(Mentor)
1

Hesse, Rüdiger
(Eldrazi)
2

Lovino, Luca
(Mentor)
2

Hesse, Rüdiger
(Eldrazi)
1

Lovino, Luca
(Mentor)

Top 8 Decklists

Andrea Mengucci – Oath of Druids

Andrea Mengucci

Main Deck:
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 3 Forbidden Orchard
  • 1 Island
  • 2 Polluted Delta
  • 2 Tropical Island
  • 2 Tundra
  • 2 Volcanic Island
  • 2 Sun Titan
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Ancient Grudge
  • 1 Balance
  • 1 Beast Within
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 4 Mental Misstep
  • 1 Ponder
  • 2 Preordain
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 3 Dack Fayden
  • 1 Detention Sphere
  • 1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 4 Oath of Druids
  • 3 Saheeli Rai
  • 2 Sensei's Divining Top
  • 1 Sol Ring
Sideboard:
  • 1 Ancient Grudge
  • 1 Blazing Archon
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Mindbreak Trap
  • 2 Nature's Claim
  • 2 Ravenous Trap
  • 2 Sudden Shock
  • 1 Mountain
  • 4 Tormod's Crypt
txt version

Andrea Mengucci
Main Deck:
4 Scalding Tarn
3 Forbidden Orchard
1 Island
2 Polluted Delta
2 Tropical Island
2 Tundra
2 Volcanic Island
2 Sun Titan
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Balance
1 Beast Within
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
2 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Time Walk
4 Mental Misstep
1 Ponder
2 Preordain
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Black Lotus
3 Dack Fayden
1 Detention Sphere
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
4 Oath of Druids
3 Saheeli Rai
2 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Sol Ring
Sideboard:
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Blazing Archon
1 Flusterstorm
1 Mindbreak Trap
2 Nature's Claim
2 Ravenous Trap
2 Sudden Shock
1 Mountain
4 Tormod's Crypt

Francesco Giani – Mentor

Francesco Giani

Main Deck:
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 1 Misdirection
  • 4 Gush
  • 1 Gifts Ungiven
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Mindbreak Trap
  • 3 Monastery Mentor
  • 3 Mental Misstep
  • 2 Preordain
  • 2 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 1 Noxious Revival
  • 1 Fastbond
  • 1 Chain of Vapor
  • 1 Repeal
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Mystical Tutor
  • 1 Tendrils of Agony
  • 1 Ponder
  • 1 Merchant Scroll
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Will
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 1 Vampiric Tutor
  • 1 Snapcaster Mage
  • 1 Island
  • 2 Tropical Island
  • 1 Library of Alexandria
  • 2 Tundra
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 3 Misty Rainforest
  • 3 Polluted Delta
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Pearl
Sideboard:
  • 2 Nature's Claim
  • 2 Abrupt Decay
  • 1 Echoing Truth
  • 1 Duress
  • 1 Thoughtseize
  • 2 Yixlid Jailer
  • 1 Toxic Deluge
  • 1 Murderous Cut
  • 2 Stony Silence
  • 2 Containment Priest
txt version

Francesco Giani
Main Deck:
4 Force of Will
1 Misdirection
4 Gush
1 Gifts Ungiven
1 Flusterstorm
1 Mindbreak Trap
3 Monastery Mentor
3 Mental Misstep
2 Preordain
2 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Noxious Revival
1 Fastbond
1 Chain of Vapor
1 Repeal
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Time Walk
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Tendrils of Agony
1 Ponder
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Yawgmoth's Will
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Island
2 Tropical Island
1 Library of Alexandria
2 Tundra
3 Underground Sea
3 Misty Rainforest
3 Polluted Delta
1 Mana Crypt
1 Black Lotus
1 Sol Ring
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
Sideboard:
2 Nature's Claim
2 Abrupt Decay
1 Echoing Truth
1 Duress
1 Thoughtseize
2 Yixlid Jailer
1 Toxic Deluge
1 Murderous Cut
2 Stony Silence
2 Containment Priest

Lovino Luca – Mentor

Lovino Luca

Main Deck:
  • 2 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy / Jace, Telepath Unbound
  • 2 Snapcaster Mage
  • 4 Monastery Mentor
  • 1 Dack Fayden
  • 1 Ponder
  • 3 Preordain
  • 2 Gitaxian Probe
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 3 Gush
  • 2 Stony Silence
  • 3 Swords to Plowshares
  • 1 Mindbreak Trap
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Mental Misstep
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 3 Misty Rainforest
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 1 Island
  • 3 Tundra
  • 3 Volcanic Island
  • 1 Library of Alexandria
Sideboard:
  • 3 Containment Priest
  • 1 Rest in Peace
  • 1 Balance
  • 1 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 3 Ingot Chewer
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Wear // Tear
  • 1 Swords to Plowshares
  • 1 Sudden Shock
  • 1 Mountain
  • 1 Pyroblast
txt version

Lovino Luca
Main Deck:
2 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy / Jace, Telepath Unbound
2 Snapcaster Mage
4 Monastery Mentor
1 Dack Fayden
1 Ponder
3 Preordain
2 Gitaxian Probe
1 Time Walk
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
1 Treasure Cruise
3 Gush
2 Stony Silence
3 Swords to Plowshares
1 Mindbreak Trap
4 Force of Will
4 Mental Misstep
2 Pyroblast
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Pearl
1 Strip Mine
3 Misty Rainforest
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Island
3 Tundra
3 Volcanic Island
1 Library of Alexandria
Sideboard:
3 Containment Priest
1 Rest in Peace
1 Balance
1 Grafdigger's Cage
3 Ingot Chewer
1 Flusterstorm
1 Wear // Tear
1 Swords to Plowshares
1 Sudden Shock
1 Mountain
1 Pyroblast

Vair Enrico – BUG Leovold

Vair Enrico

Main Deck:
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 2 Tarmogoyf
  • 3 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
  • 2 Snapcaster Mage
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Vampiric Tutor
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Ponder
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Mental Misstep
  • 1 Mindbreak Trap
  • 3 Abrupt Decay
  • 2 Fatal Push
  • 1 Snuff Out
  • 2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 2 Null Rod
  • 2 Painful Truths
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 2 Wasteland
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 3 Tropical Island
  • 1 Swamp
  • 4 Verdant Catacombs
  • 4 Polluted Delta
Sideboard:
  • 3 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 2 Yixlid Jailer
  • 2 Energy Flux
  • 2 Nature's Claim
  • 1 Ceremonious Rejection
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Mindbreak Trap
  • 1 Virulent Plague
  • 1 Dismember
  • 1 Toxic Deluge
txt version

Vair Enrico
Main Deck:
4 Deathrite Shaman
2 Tarmogoyf
3 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
2 Snapcaster Mage
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Time Walk
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Brainstorm
1 Ponder
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Dig Through Time
4 Force of Will
4 Mental Misstep
1 Mindbreak Trap
3 Abrupt Decay
2 Fatal Push
1 Snuff Out
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Null Rod
2 Painful Truths
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Emerald
2 Wasteland
1 Strip Mine
3 Underground Sea
3 Tropical Island
1 Swamp
4 Verdant Catacombs
4 Polluted Delta
Sideboard:
3 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Yixlid Jailer
2 Energy Flux
2 Nature's Claim
1 Ceremonious Rejection
1 Flusterstorm
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Virulent Plague
1 Dismember
1 Toxic Deluge

Ruediger Hesse – Eldrazi

Ruediger Hesse

Main Deck:
  • 4 Ancient Tomb
  • 4 Cavern of Souls
  • 3 Eldrazi Temple
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 4 Plains
  • 2 Karakas
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 2 Phyrexian Revoker
  • 4 Reality Smasher
  • 1 Lodestone Golem
  • 4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
  • 4 Eldrazi Displacer
  • 4 Walking Ballista
  • 4 Thought-Knot Seer
  • 1 Containment Priest
  • 4 Thorn of Amethyst
  • 1 Trinisphere
  • 1 Chalice of the Void
Sideboard:
  • 2 Ghost Quarter
  • 2 Dismember
  • 4 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 3 Mental Misstep
  • 2 Null Rod
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
  • 1 Phyrexian Revoker
txt version

Ruediger Hesse
Main Deck:
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Cavern of Souls
3 Eldrazi Temple
1 Strip Mine
4 Plains
2 Karakas
4 Wasteland
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
1 Mana Crypt
2 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Reality Smasher
1 Lodestone Golem
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
4 Eldrazi Displacer
4 Walking Ballista
4 Thought-Knot Seer
1 Containment Priest
4 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere
1 Chalice of the Void
Sideboard:
2 Ghost Quarter
2 Dismember
4 Grafdigger's Cage
3 Mental Misstep
2 Null Rod
1 Umezawa's Jitte
1 Phyrexian Revoker

Samuele Sdrubolini – Tinker

Samuele Sdrubolini

Main Deck:
  • 2 Mana Drain
  • 1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 1 Dack Fayden
  • 1 Blightsteel Colossus
  • 4 Dark Confidant
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Lightning Bolt
  • 1 Sensei's Divining Top
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Will
  • 1 Tinker
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 1 Time Vault
  • 4 Mental Misstep
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Voltaic Key
  • 1 Vampiric Tutor
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 2 Thirst for Knowledge
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Mountain
  • 1 Island
  • 3 Polluted Delta
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 2 Underground Sea
  • 2 Volcanic Island
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
  • 1 Library of Alexandria
Sideboard:
  • 3 Sulfur Elemental
  • 3 Rakdos Charm
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 2 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 3 Ingot Chewer
  • 1 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 1 Swamp
  • 1 Toxic Deluge
txt version

Samuele Sdrubolini
Main Deck:
2 Mana Drain
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Dack Fayden
1 Blightsteel Colossus
4 Dark Confidant
2 Flusterstorm
2 Lightning Bolt
1 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Yawgmoth's Will
1 Tinker
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Time Walk
4 Force of Will
2 Pyroblast
1 Time Vault
4 Mental Misstep
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Voltaic Key
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
2 Thirst for Knowledge
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mana Crypt
1 Black Lotus
1 Sol Ring
1 Mountain
1 Island
3 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Underground Sea
2 Volcanic Island
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Library of Alexandria
Sideboard:
3 Sulfur Elemental
3 Rakdos Charm
1 Pithing Needle
2 Grafdigger's Cage
3 Ingot Chewer
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Swamp
1 Toxic Deluge

Joan Mateo – Mentor

Joan Mateo

Main Deck:
  • 1 Wear // Tear
  • 1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 2 Island
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 3 Scalding Tarn
  • 1 Arid Mesa
  • 3 Flooded Strand
  • 1 Library of Alexandria
  • 2 Volcanic Island
  • 3 Tundra
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Sensei's Divining Top
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Mental Misstep
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Pyroblast
  • 3 Monastery Mentor
  • 1 Snapcaster Mage
  • 3 Swords to Plowshares
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 4 Preordain
  • 3 Gitaxian Probe
  • 1 Ponder
  • 3 Gush
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 2 Dack Fayden
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
Sideboard:
  • 1 Supreme Verdict
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Mindbreak Trap
  • 2 Containment Priest
  • 2 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 1 Swords to Plowshares
  • 1 Disenchant
  • 3 Ingot Chewer
  • 1 Mountain
  • 1 Sudden Shock
txt version

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

Juri Piazzalunga – Metalworker Shops

Juri Piazzalunga

Main Deck:
  • 4 Mishra's Workshop
  • 3 Cavern of Souls
  • 4 Ancient Tomb
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 1 City of Traitors
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Mana Vault
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 4 Metalworker
  • 4 Kuldotha Forgemaster
  • 1 Karn, Silver Golem
  • 1 Wurmcoil Engine
  • 1 Phyrexian Metamorph
  • 1 Blightsteel Colossus
  • 1 Myr Battlesphere
  • 1 Steel Hellkite
  • 1 Sundering Titan
  • 1 Duplicant
  • 1 Lodestone Golem
  • 3 Phyrexian Revoker
  • 4 Thorn of Amethyst
  • 2 Sphere of Resistance
  • 4 Tangle Wire
  • 1 Trinisphere
  • 1 Spine of Ish Sah
  • 1 Chalice of the Void
Sideboard:
  • 2 Crucible of Worlds
  • 2 Sphere of Resistance
  • 1 Witchbane Orb
  • 1 Jester's Cap
  • 1 Triskelion
  • 1 Phyrexian Metamorph
  • 1 Wurmcoil Engine
  • 4 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 2 Pithing Needle
txt version

Juri Piazzalunga
Main Deck:
4 Mishra's Workshop
3 Cavern of Souls
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Wasteland
1 Strip Mine
1 City of Traitors
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Sol Ring
1 Mana Vault
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
4 Metalworker
4 Kuldotha Forgemaster
1 Karn, Silver Golem
1 Wurmcoil Engine
1 Phyrexian Metamorph
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Myr Battlesphere
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Sundering Titan
1 Duplicant
1 Lodestone Golem
3 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Thorn of Amethyst
2 Sphere of Resistance
4 Tangle Wire
1 Trinisphere
1 Spine of Ish Sah
1 Chalice of the Void
Sideboard:
2 Crucible of Worlds
2 Sphere of Resistance
1 Witchbane Orb
1 Jester's Cap
1 Triskelion
1 Phyrexian Metamorph
1 Wurmcoil Engine
4 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Pithing Needle

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Legend

  • 6 Mentor
  • 3 Paradoxical Storm
  • 3 Dredge
  • 3 Leovold Control
  • 3 Workshops
  • 2 Oath of Druids
  • 2 Grixis Pyromancer
  • 1 Tinker
  • 1 Tezzerator
  • 1 Merfolk
  • 1 Standstill
  • 1 Eldrazi

Event Photos