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73 players had entered the Standard main event here in Prague at the fifth and final stop of the MKM Series 2016. After seven rounds of Swiss play and the quarterfinals, four players remained and shared the top honors and the 1,650 Euro prize pool for the Top 4.

Two-time MKM Series champion Eliott Boussaud made it with his take on Red-White Aggro, GP finalist Jan Ksandr proved the strength of Aetherworks Marvel, Dominik Prosek reached the Top 4 with Mardu Vehicles, and GP semifinalist Jiří Obraz completed the line-up with Black-Green Delirium.

In the end, Ksandr, after coming in second place at Grand Prix Sydney earlier this year, was chosen to hoist the trophy. Congratulations go to all four of them of course!

Congratulations to Eliott Boussaud, Dominik Prosek, Jan Ksandr, and Jiří Obraz Who Split in the Top 4!

Arturas Simaitis
(White-Blue Flash)
0

Eliott Boussaud
(Red-White)
2

Amand Dosimont
(Black-Green Delirium)
0

Jan Ksandr
(Aetherworks Marvel)
2

Dominik Prosek
(Mardu Vehicles)
2

Kai Schlichting
(Aetherworks Marvel)
1

Jiří Obraz
(Black-Green Delirium)
2

Kristoffer Scheyer
(Delirium with Zombies)
1

Eliott Boussaud

Jan Ksandr

Dominik Prosek

Jiří Obraz

Jan Ksandr

Dominik Prosek

Jan Ksandr

Top 8 Decklists

Jan Ksandr – Aetherworks Marvel

Jan Ksandr – Aetherworks Marvel

Main Deck:
  • 2 Traverse the Ulvenwald
  • 3 Woodweaver's Puzzleknot
  • 3 Ishkanah, Grafwidow
  • 3 Liliana, the Last Hope
  • 1 Unlicensed Disintegration
  • 3 Emrakul, the Promised End
  • 4 Attune with Aether
  • 4 Vessel of Nascency
  • 4 Servant of the Conduit
  • 1 Kozilek's Return
  • 4 Aetherworks Marvel
  • 1 Cathartic Reunion
  • 4 Harnessed Lightning
  • 1 Noxious Gearhulk
  • 1 Pilgrim's Eye
  • 4 Blooming Marsh
  • 1 Evolving Wilds
  • 8 Forest
  • 2 Swamp
  • 4 Aether Hub
  • 1 Mountain
  • 1 Smoldering Marsh
Sideboard:
  • 2 Kozilek's Return
  • 2 Natural State
  • 2 To the Slaughter
  • 2 Pick the Brain
  • 2 Tireless Tracker
  • 2 Transgress the Mind
  • 1 Weaver of Lightning
  • 1 Appetite for the Unnatural
  • 1 Demon of Dark Schemes
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Jan Ksandr – Aetherworks Marvel
Main Deck:
2 Traverse the Ulvenwald
3 Woodweaver's Puzzleknot
3 Ishkanah, Grafwidow
3 Liliana, the Last Hope
1 Unlicensed Disintegration
3 Emrakul, the Promised End
4 Attune with Aether
4 Vessel of Nascency
4 Servant of the Conduit
1 Kozilek's Return
4 Aetherworks Marvel
1 Cathartic Reunion
4 Harnessed Lightning
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Pilgrim's Eye
4 Blooming Marsh
1 Evolving Wilds
8 Forest
2 Swamp
4 Aether Hub
1 Mountain
1 Smoldering Marsh
Sideboard:
2 Kozilek's Return
2 Natural State
2 To the Slaughter
2 Pick the Brain
2 Tireless Tracker
2 Transgress the Mind
1 Weaver of Lightning
1 Appetite for the Unnatural
1 Demon of Dark Schemes

Amand Dosimont – Black-Green Delirium

Amand Dosimont – Black-Green Delirium

Main Deck:
  • 4 Blooming Marsh
  • 4 Hissing Quagmire
  • 7 Swamp
  • 6 Forest
  • 1 Evolving Wilds
  • 1 Westvale Abbey / Ormendahl, Profane Prince
  • 1 Sinister Concoction
  • 3 Vessel of Nascency
  • 4 Traverse the Ulvenwald
  • 4 Grasp of Darkness
  • 3 Grapple with the Past
  • 1 Ruinous Path
  • 1 Murder
  • 4 Liliana, the Last Hope
  • 4 Grim Flayer
  • 2 Pilgrim's Eye
  • 2 Tireless Tracker
  • 2 Mindwrack Demon
  • 1 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
  • 3 Ishkanah, Grafwidow
  • 1 Noxious Gearhulk
  • 1 Emrakul, the Promised End
Sideboard:
  • 1 Nissa, Vital Force
  • 2 Natural State
  • 1 Ob Nixilis Reignited
  • 1 Emrakul, the Promised End
  • 1 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
  • 2 Dead Weight
  • 2 To the Slaughter
  • 1 Pick the Brain
  • 2 Transgress the Mind
  • 1 Appetite for the Unnatural
  • 1 Lost Legacy
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Amand Dosimont – Black-Green Delirium
Main Deck:
4 Blooming Marsh
4 Hissing Quagmire
7 Swamp
6 Forest
1 Evolving Wilds
1 Westvale Abbey / Ormendahl, Profane Prince
1 Sinister Concoction
3 Vessel of Nascency
4 Traverse the Ulvenwald
4 Grasp of Darkness
3 Grapple with the Past
1 Ruinous Path
1 Murder
4 Liliana, the Last Hope
4 Grim Flayer
2 Pilgrim's Eye
2 Tireless Tracker
2 Mindwrack Demon
1 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
3 Ishkanah, Grafwidow
1 Noxious Gearhulk
1 Emrakul, the Promised End
Sideboard:
1 Nissa, Vital Force
2 Natural State
1 Ob Nixilis Reignited
1 Emrakul, the Promised End
1 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
2 Dead Weight
2 To the Slaughter
1 Pick the Brain
2 Transgress the Mind
1 Appetite for the Unnatural
1 Lost Legacy

Kai Schlichting – Aetherworks Marvel

Kai Schlichting – Aetherworks Marvel

Main Deck:
  • 4 Aether Hub
  • 2 Evolving Wilds
  • 8 Forest
  • 4 Game Trail
  • 4 Mountain
  • 4 Servant of the Conduit
  • 4 Emrakul, the Promised End
  • 3 Ishkanah, Grafwidow
  • 4 Aetherworks Marvel
  • 4 Attune with Aether
  • 4 Vessel of Nascency
  • 4 Woodweaver's Puzzleknot
  • 4 Harnessed Lightning
  • 1 Kozilek's Return
  • 3 Cathartic Reunion
  • 1 Chandra, Flamecaller
  • 2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
Sideboard:
  • 2 Appetite for the Unnatural
  • 3 Bristling Hydra
  • 2 Kozilek's Return
  • 2 Natural State
  • 2 Tears of Valakut
  • 4 Tireless Tracker
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Kai Schlichting – Aetherworks Marvel
Main Deck:
4 Aether Hub
2 Evolving Wilds
8 Forest
4 Game Trail
4 Mountain
4 Servant of the Conduit
4 Emrakul, the Promised End
3 Ishkanah, Grafwidow
4 Aetherworks Marvel
4 Attune with Aether
4 Vessel of Nascency
4 Woodweaver's Puzzleknot
4 Harnessed Lightning
1 Kozilek's Return
3 Cathartic Reunion
1 Chandra, Flamecaller
2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
Sideboard:
2 Appetite for the Unnatural
3 Bristling Hydra
2 Kozilek's Return
2 Natural State
2 Tears of Valakut
4 Tireless Tracker

Dominik Prosek – Mardu Vehicles

Dominik Prosek – Mardu Vehicles

Main Deck:
  • 4 Spirebluff Canal
  • 4 Inspiring Vantage
  • 4 Concealed Courtyard
  • 4 Aether Hub
  • 3 Plains
  • 3 Mountain
  • 4 Inventor's Apprentice
  • 4 Toolcraft Exemplar
  • 4 Thraben Inspector
  • 4 Scrapheap Scrounger
  • 4 Smuggler's Copter
  • 4 Veteran Motorist
  • 2 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
  • 3 Cultivator's Caravan
  • 3 Harnessed Lightning
  • 4 Unlicensed Disintegration
  • 2 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
Sideboard:
  • 4 Galvanic Bombardment
  • 1 Ceremonious Rejection
  • 1 Key to the City
  • 1 Archangel Avacyn / Avacyn, the Purifier
  • 1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
  • 1 Fragmentize
  • 2 Transgress the Mind
  • 2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
  • 2 Revolutionary Rebuff
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Dominik Prosek – Mardu Vehicles
Main Deck:
4 Spirebluff Canal
4 Inspiring Vantage
4 Concealed Courtyard
4 Aether Hub
3 Plains
3 Mountain
4 Inventor's Apprentice
4 Toolcraft Exemplar
4 Thraben Inspector
4 Scrapheap Scrounger
4 Smuggler's Copter
4 Veteran Motorist
2 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
3 Cultivator's Caravan
3 Harnessed Lightning
4 Unlicensed Disintegration
2 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
Sideboard:
4 Galvanic Bombardment
1 Ceremonious Rejection
1 Key to the City
1 Archangel Avacyn / Avacyn, the Purifier
1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
1 Fragmentize
2 Transgress the Mind
2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
2 Revolutionary Rebuff

Jiří Obraz – Black-Green Delirium

Jiří Obraz – Black-Green Delirium

Main Deck:
  • 4 Blooming Marsh
  • 4 Hissing Quagmire
  • 3 Evolving Wilds
  • 7 Swamp
  • 5 Forest
  • 3 Liliana, the Last Hope
  • 1 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
  • 2 Transgress the Mind
  • 1 Emrakul, the Promised End
  • 4 Grim Flayer
  • 1 Pilgrim's Eye
  • 3 Vessel of Nascency
  • 4 Traverse the Ulvenwald
  • 4 Grasp of Darkness
  • 2 Murder
  • 1 Ruinous Path
  • 2 Grapple with the Past
  • 3 Ishkanah, Grafwidow
  • 1 Noxious Gearhulk
  • 2 Mindwrack Demon
  • 2 Tireless Tracker
Sideboard:
  • 2 Tireless Tracker
  • 2 Nissa, Vital Force
  • 1 Emrakul, the Promised End
  • 2 Pick the Brain
  • 2 Natural State
  • 2 Transgress the Mind
  • 1 To the Slaughter
  • 2 Flaying Tendrils
  • 1 Gnarlwood Dryad
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Jiří Obraz – Black-Green Delirium
Main Deck:
4 Blooming Marsh
4 Hissing Quagmire
3 Evolving Wilds
7 Swamp
5 Forest
3 Liliana, the Last Hope
1 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
2 Transgress the Mind
1 Emrakul, the Promised End
4 Grim Flayer
1 Pilgrim's Eye
3 Vessel of Nascency
4 Traverse the Ulvenwald
4 Grasp of Darkness
2 Murder
1 Ruinous Path
2 Grapple with the Past
3 Ishkanah, Grafwidow
1 Noxious Gearhulk
2 Mindwrack Demon
2 Tireless Tracker
Sideboard:
2 Tireless Tracker
2 Nissa, Vital Force
1 Emrakul, the Promised End
2 Pick the Brain
2 Natural State
2 Transgress the Mind
1 To the Slaughter
2 Flaying Tendrils
1 Gnarlwood Dryad

Eliott Boussaud – Red-White Vehicles

Eliott Boussaud – Red-White Vehicles

Main Deck:
  • 6 Mountain
  • 10 Plains
  • 4 Needle Spires
  • 4 Inspiring Vantage
  • 2 Selfless Spirit
  • 4 Smuggler's Copter
  • 4 Veteran Motorist
  • 4 Toolcraft Exemplar
  • 4 Thraben Inspector
  • 1 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
  • 3 Depala, Pilot Exemplar
  • 3 Always Watching
  • 3 Archangel Avacyn / Avacyn, the Purifier
  • 4 Declaration in Stone
  • 3 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
  • 1 Pia Nalaar
Sideboard:
  • 2 Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
  • 1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
  • 2 Gisela, the Broken Blade / Brisela, Voice of Nightmares
  • 1 Bruna, the Fading Light / Brisela, Voice of Nightmares
  • 2 Fragmentize
  • 1 Always Watching
  • 1 Linvala, the Preserver
  • 1 Cultivator's Caravan
  • 2 Skywhaler's Shot
  • 2 Harnessed Lightning
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Eliott Boussaud – Red-White Vehicles
Main Deck:
6 Mountain
10 Plains
4 Needle Spires
4 Inspiring Vantage
2 Selfless Spirit
4 Smuggler's Copter
4 Veteran Motorist
4 Toolcraft Exemplar
4 Thraben Inspector
1 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
3 Depala, Pilot Exemplar
3 Always Watching
3 Archangel Avacyn / Avacyn, the Purifier
4 Declaration in Stone
3 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
1 Pia Nalaar
Sideboard:
2 Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
2 Gisela, the Broken Blade / Brisela, Voice of Nightmares
1 Bruna, the Fading Light / Brisela, Voice of Nightmares
2 Fragmentize
1 Always Watching
1 Linvala, the Preserver
1 Cultivator's Caravan
2 Skywhaler's Shot
2 Harnessed Lightning

Kristoffer Scheyer – Delirium with Zombies

Kristoffer Scheyer – Delirium with Zombies

Main Deck:
  • 1 Westvale Abbey / Ormendahl, Profane Prince
  • 4 Hissing Quagmire
  • 4 Blooming Marsh
  • 1 Blighted Fen
  • 6 Swamp
  • 6 Forest
  • 3 Grapple with the Past
  • 3 Vessel of Nascency
  • 4 Traverse the Ulvenwald
  • 4 Grim Flayer
  • 1 Sinister Concoction
  • 2 Ishkanah, Grafwidow
  • 1 Decimator of the Provinces
  • 1 Voldaren Pariah / Abolisher of Bloodlines
  • 1 Noxious Gearhulk
  • 4 Grasp of Darkness
  • 4 Prized Amalgam
  • 1 Ruinous Path
  • 1 Murder
  • 3 Haunted Dead
  • 1 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
  • 3 Liliana, the Last Hope
  • 1 Nissa, Vital Force
Sideboard:
  • 1 Emrakul, the Promised End
  • 1 Mockery of Nature
  • 2 Dead Weight
  • 1 Lost Legacy
  • 2 To the Slaughter
  • 1 Liliana, the Last Hope
  • 2 Appetite for the Unnatural
  • 2 Natural State
  • 2 Pick the Brain
  • 1 Transgress the Mind
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Kristoffer Scheyer – Delirium with Zombies
Main Deck:
1 Westvale Abbey / Ormendahl, Profane Prince
4 Hissing Quagmire
4 Blooming Marsh
1 Blighted Fen
6 Swamp
6 Forest
3 Grapple with the Past
3 Vessel of Nascency
4 Traverse the Ulvenwald
4 Grim Flayer
1 Sinister Concoction
2 Ishkanah, Grafwidow
1 Decimator of the Provinces
1 Voldaren Pariah / Abolisher of Bloodlines
1 Noxious Gearhulk
4 Grasp of Darkness
4 Prized Amalgam
1 Ruinous Path
1 Murder
3 Haunted Dead
1 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
3 Liliana, the Last Hope
1 Nissa, Vital Force
Sideboard:
1 Emrakul, the Promised End
1 Mockery of Nature
2 Dead Weight
1 Lost Legacy
2 To the Slaughter
1 Liliana, the Last Hope
2 Appetite for the Unnatural
2 Natural State
2 Pick the Brain
1 Transgress the Mind

Arturas Simaitis – White-Blue Flash

Arturas Simaitis – White-Blue Flash

Main Deck:
  • 4 Thraben Inspector
  • 4 Selfless Spirit
  • 4 Spell Queller
  • 3 Archangel Avacyn / Avacyn, the Purifier
  • 1 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
  • 4 Reflector Mage
  • 4 Smuggler's Copter
  • 4 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
  • 4 Stasis Snare
  • 2 Spell Shrivel
  • 1 Declaration in Stone
  • 4 Port Town
  • 4 Prairie Stream
  • 1 Westvale Abbey / Ormendahl, Profane Prince
  • 7 Island
  • 9 Plains
Sideboard:
  • 2 Gisela, the Broken Blade / Brisela, Voice of Nightmares
  • 1 Bruna, the Fading Light / Brisela, Voice of Nightmares
  • 2 Dispel
  • 2 Fragmentize
  • 1 Always Watching
  • 1 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
  • 1 Summary Dismissal
  • 1 Linvala, the Preserver
  • 2 Void Shatter
  • 1 Negate
  • 1 Collective Effort
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Arturas Simaitis – White-Blue Flash
Main Deck:
4 Thraben Inspector
4 Selfless Spirit
4 Spell Queller
3 Archangel Avacyn / Avacyn, the Purifier
1 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
4 Reflector Mage
4 Smuggler's Copter
4 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
4 Stasis Snare
2 Spell Shrivel
1 Declaration in Stone
4 Port Town
4 Prairie Stream
1 Westvale Abbey / Ormendahl, Profane Prince
7 Island
9 Plains
Sideboard:
2 Gisela, the Broken Blade / Brisela, Voice of Nightmares
1 Bruna, the Fading Light / Brisela, Voice of Nightmares
2 Dispel
2 Fragmentize
1 Always Watching
1 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
1 Summary Dismissal
1 Linvala, the Preserver
2 Void Shatter
1 Negate
1 Collective Effort

Articles

(Quarter-) Final: Arturas Simaitis vs. Eliott Boussaud

In this quarterfinal pairing, two MKM Series regulars met. France's Eliott Boussaud had previously won the Standard events at MKM Series Madrid 2015 and MKM Series Milan 2016, while Lithuanian Arturas Simaitis had made it all the way to the Standard Top 4 at MKM...

Standard Decklists: 9th to 16th

Quite a few players in attendance this weekend used the MKM Series Prague 2016's Standard event to prepare for the upcoming Grand Prix in Madrid. People like Przemek Knocinski and Eliott Boussaud, both GP winners, didn't so much say goodbye when they left, but rather:...

Standard Trial Winning Decklists

While the weekend's main events were only scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, the action already began on Friday. In a record number of Trials, players fought for their chance to earn a bye for Sunday's Standard. To get a first idea of which decks one should expect to...

Previously at the MKM Series: Standard in London

On the eve of the Standard main event here at the MKM Series Prague 2016, we decided to take a little look at what happened before. Of course Standard changed quite a bit in the last eleven weeks. Back then players from all over Europe gathered in London for the...

Metagame Breakdown

It was a close race here at the MKM Series Prague 2016's Standard event. Over the last couple of months, Black-Green Delirium had steadily climbed in popularity and almost caught up with the frontrunner White-Blue Flash. The battle between the two literally couldn't have been any closer without being even, but White-Blue remained on top, if only barely.

Surprisingly, however, White-Blue and Black-Green didn't command a big lead over the others and only accounted for about 14 percent of the field each. Meanwhile, both combo and aggro decks were out in full force: Aetherworks Marvel and Dynavolt Tower decks were well represented, as were Black-Red Aggro and Red-Green Energy Aggro.

Among the control decks, Jeskai and White-Black were the most popular, but Grixis, Esper, Blue-Black, and White-Blue were all color combinations that people had chosen too. The “Others” were mostly comprised of these, with a pair of Fevered Visions players and a pair of Green-White Beatdown players thrown in for good measure. One-ofs included White Weenie, Red-Green Ramp, a black/colorless Eldrazi deck, and a Panharmonicon brew.

Legend

  • 11 White-Blue Flash
  • 10 Black-Green Delirium
  • 8 Red-White(+) Vehicles
  • 5 Black-Red Aggro
  • 5 Aetherworks Marvel
  • 5 Red-Green Energy Aggro
  • 4 Zombies
  • 4 Jeskai Control
  • 3 White-Black Control
  • 3 Dynavolt Tower
  • 15 Others

Event Photos

The venue was once again packed for day 3 of the MKM Series!
Here we see Eliott Boussaud, one of our past MKM Series champions!
For a second there, I thought I found Jesus.
The guys at the JK booth were taking a break.
At the table on the far left, we see Platinum Pro Ondřej Stráský who was waiting for the judges to return his deck after a deck check.
Since the round in Standard had just started, we instead moved over to the Legacy event where players were mostly done shuffling already.
Tim van der Lans with his custom MKM shirt sporting the flavor text of Brainstorm.