MKM Series Toulouse

Event Coverage of the MKM Series Toulouse

the fun continues with 121 Magicians

This weekend, the MKM Series is coming to beautiful Toulouse in the South of France! Yesterday, a combined 90 players showed their skills in Standard and Vintage and today, the fun continues with 121 Magicians showing up bright and early this morning to enroll in the Modern event.

But wait, there's more! Also taking place this weekend is the French All Star National, an independently organized event that aims at crowing the French National Champion and that's attracted yet another 134 players!
With another Pro Tour coming up shortly, this weekend marks a unique opportunity to get some more last minute testing in or, just as important, walk away with quite a few exciting prizes!

Speaking of prizes, the prize pools for both of our Main Events add up to more than 10.000 EUR! There are also some side events taking place, where players can enroll in 8 man flights and either duke it out in a Draft, the very unique Commander format or any of the many other Constructed formats that Magic offers.

Stay with us for our full coverage of the MKM Series and the All Star National and check back regularly to learn more about the popular decks, the winners of each respective tournament and the most promising strategies.

Featured Artist on site: Nils Hamm

Nils Hamm is our featured artist on site this weekend and he's been busy signing his fair share of Delver of Secrets, Grave Titans and ... Gilder Bairn. While both of the first two cards have had quite an impact on the competitive scene, the latter seems to be mostly...

Catching up with Rodrigo Togores

Rodrigo Togores won the Vintage tournament of the first ever MKM Series in Rome and he's back again this weekend to add a few more strong finishes to his resume. I sat down with him and talked a little about yesterday's Vintage event as well as today's Modern...

Feature Match of the Finals

This is it! The grand final of the Modern event where Nicolas Chabriac from France will now go up against Alessandro La Porta from Italy. The winner will walk away with a 1.200 EUR voucher and a sweet trophy while the other finalist will have to make do with a 600 EUR...

Felipe Quintana
(Amulet Combo)
0

Adam Subirana
(Tarmo Twin)
2

Nicolas Chabriac
(Abzan Company)
2

Pierre Auger
(Affinity)
0

Maxime Chambonneau
(Mono Red)
0

Alessandro La Porta
(Mandrilli's Deck)
2

Patrick Chhen
(Twin)
2

Jonathan David
(Jund)
0

Adam Subirana
0

Nicolas Chabriac
2

Alessandro La Porta
2

Patrick Chhen
0

Nicolas Chabriac
2

Alessandro La Porta
0

Nicolas Chabriac

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Metagame Breakdown

Take a look at the most popular decks in our Modern main event of the MKM Series Toulouse.

While some decks certainly proved more popular than others, we still had a very diverse metagame with 57 decks making up the “Other” category. That means all of the various archetypes that are represented in this category haven't been played by more than four players.

Legend

  • 11 Jund
  • 10 Affinity
  • 7 Grixis Twin
  • 7 Grixis Control
  • 6 Burn
  • 6 Amulet Combo
  • 6 Abzan
  • 6 RG Tron
  • 5 Grixis Aggro
  • 57 Other

Top 8 Decklists

Nicolas Chabriac – Abzan Company

Lands
  • 2 Horizon Canopy
  • 2 Overgrown Tomb
  • 2 Temple Garden
  • 1 Godless Shrine
  • 1 Forest
  • 1 Swamp
  • 1 Plains
  • 3 Verdant Catacombs
  • 1 Marsh Flats
  • 4 Windswept Heath
  • 2 Gavony Township
  • 2 Razorverge Thicket
Creatures
  • 1 Viscera Seer
  • 2 Noble Hierarch
  • 4 Birds Of Paradise
  • 2 Cartel Aristocrat
  • 2 Melira, Sylvok Outcast
  • 2 Anafenza, Kin-tree Spirit
  • 3 Voice Of Resurgence
  • 1 Scavenging Ooze
  • 2 Spellskite
  • 1 Fiend Hunter
  • 1 Orzhov Pontiff
  • 4 Kitchen Finks
  • 2 Eternal Witness
  • 1 Linvala, Keeper Of Silence
  • 1 Murderous Redcap
Instants
  • 4 Collected Company
  • 3 Chord Of Calling
  • 2 Path To Exile
Sideboard
  • 1 Dismember
  • 1 Path To Exile
  • 1 Burrenton Forge-tender
  • 1 Qasali Pridemage
  • 1 Reveillark
  • 4 Fulminator Mage
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 1 Sigarda, Host Of Herons
  • 1 Abrupt Decay
  • 1 Sin Collector
  • 1 Phyreian Revoker
  • 2 Pernicious Deed
  • 1 Innocent Blood
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Golgari Charm
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
  • 1 Sylvan Library
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
  • 1 Nihil Spellbomb

Pierre Auger – Affinity

Lands
  • 4 Darksteel Citadel
  • 4 Blinkmoth Neus
  • 4 Inkmoth Neus
  • 3 Glimmervoid
  • 1 Mountain
Artifacts
  • 4 Cranial Plating
  • 4 Springleaf Drum
  • 4 Mo Opal
  • 1 Welding Jar
Creatures
  • 4 Signal Pest
  • 4 Vault Skirge
  • 4 Etched Champion
  • 4 Ornithopter
  • 4 Arcbound Ravager
  • 3 Steel Overseer
  • 2 Spellskite
  • 2 Memnite
Instants
  • 4 Galvanic Blast
Sideboard
  • 1 Relic Of Progenitus
  • 1 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 1 Dismember
  • 2 Whipflare
  • 2 Blood Moon
  • 2 Spell Pierce
  • 1 Torpor Orb
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 1 Wear/tear
  • 2 Ancient Grudge
  • 1 Path To Exile
  • 1 Burrenton Forge-tender
  • 1 Qasali Pridemage
  • 1 Reveillark
  • 4 Fulminator Mage
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 1 Sigarda, Host Of Herons
  • 1 Abrupt Decay
  • 1 Sin Collector
  • 1 Phyreian Revoker
  • 2 Pernicious Deed
  • 1 Innocent Blood
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Golgari Charm
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
  • 1 Sylvan Library
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
  • 1 Nihil Spellbomb

Adam Subirana – Tarmo Twin

Lands
  • 1 Breeding Pool
  • 1 Desolate Lighthouse
  • 1 Forest
  • 1 Hinterland Harbor
  • 1 Mountain
  • 1 Stomping Ground
  • 1 Wooded Foothills
  • 2 Steam Vents
  • 2 Sulfur Falls
  • 3 Island
  • 4 Misty Rainforest
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
Creatures
  • 2 Huntmaster Of The Fells
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
  • 2 Pestermite
  • 3 Snapcaster Mage
  • 4 Deceiver Exarch
  • 4 Tarmogoyf
Instants
  • 1 Electrolyze
  • 1 Cryptic Command
  • 2 Spell Pierce
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
  • 4 Remand
Sorceries
  • 1 Flame Slash
  • 1 Gitaxian Probe
  • 4 Serum Visions
Enchantments
  • 4 Splinter Twin
Sideboard
  • 1 Dispel
  • 1 Negate
  • 2 Sower Of Temptation
  • 2 Anger Of The Gods
  • 2 Huntmaster Of The Fells
  • 2 Ancient Grudge
  • 1 Keranos, God Of Storms
  • 1 Spellskite
  • 1 Engineered Explosives
  • 1 Izzet Staticaster
  • 1 Scavenging Ooze
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Golgari Charm
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
  • 1 Sylvan Library
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
  • 1 Nihil Spellbomb

Jonathan David – Jund

Lands
  • 1 Twilight Mire
  • 1 Treetop Village
  • 3 Raging Ravine
  • 4 Blackcleave Cliffs
  • 1 Overgrown Tomb
  • 1 Blood Crypt
  • 1 Stomping Ground
  • 2 Swamp
  • 1 Forest
  • 2 Wooded Foothills
  • 2 Bloodstained Mire
  • 4 Verdant Catacombs
  • 1 Ghost Quarter
Creatures
  • 4 Dark Confidant
  • 4 Tarmogoyf
  • 3 Scavenging Ooze
  • 2 Huntmaster Of The Fells
  • 1 Tasigur, The Golden Fang
Instants
  • 2 Kolaghan's Command
  • 2 Terminate
  • 2 Abrupt Decay
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
Sorceries
  • 4 Inquisition Of Kozilek
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 2 Maelstrom Pulse
Planeswalkers
  • 4 Liliana Of The Veil
Sideboard
  • 4 Fulminator Mage
  • 2 Olivia Voldaren
  • 2 Choke
  • 1 Duress
  • 1 Ancient Grudge
  • 2 Anger Of The Gods
  • 1 Jund Charm
  • 1 Night Of Souls' Betrayal
  • 1 Feed The Clan
  • 1 Spellskite
  • 1 Engineered Explosives
  • 1 Izzet Staticaster
  • 1 Scavenging Ooze
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Golgari Charm
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
  • 1 Sylvan Library
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
  • 1 Nihil Spellbomb

Felipe Quintana – Amulet Combo

Lands
  • 1 Vesuva
  • 1 Radiant Fountain
  • 1 Sunhome, Fortress Of The Legion
  • 1 Slayers' Stronghold
  • 1 Cavern Of Souls
  • 1 City Of Brass
  • 1 Tendo Ice Bridge
  • 3 Gemstone Mine
  • 3 Tolaria West
  • 1 Khalni Garden
  • 1 Golgari Rot Farm
  • 1 Boros Garrison
  • 3 Gruul Turf
  • 1 Selesnya Sanctuary
  • 3 Simic Growth Chamber
  • 1 Island
  • 1 Forest
Artifacts
  • 4 Amulet Of Vigor
Creatures
  • 1 Simian Spirit Guide
  • 2 Azusa, Lost But Seeking
  • 4 Primeval Titan
  • 1 Dragonlord Dromoka
Instants
  • 2 Pact Of Negation
  • 1 Slaughter Pact
  • 4 Summoner's Pact
Sorceries
  • 4 Serum Visions
  • 4 Ancient Stirrings
  • 4 Summer Bloom
Enchantments
  • 3 Hive Mind
Sideboard
  • 3 Leyline Of Sanctity
  • 2 Thragtusk
  • 1 Hornet Queen
  • 1 Seal Of Primordium
  • 2 Nature's Claim
  • 2 Firespout
  • 2 Engineered Explosives
  • 2 Chromatic Lantern
  • 1 Sylvan Library
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
  • 1 Nihil Spellbomb

Maxime Chambonneau – Mono Red

Lands
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 4 Bloodstained Mire
  • 1 Arid Mesa
  • 4 Copperline Gorge
  • 2 Stomping Ground
  • 5 Mountain
Creatures
  • 4 Goblin Guide
  • 4 Monastery Swiftspear
  • 4 Eidolon Of The Great Revel
  • 1 Vexing Devil
  • 3 Grim Lavamancer
Instants
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
  • 4 Skullcrack
  • 2 Atarka's Command
  • 2 Shard Volley
  • 4 Searing Blaze
Sorceries
  • 4 Lava Spike
  • 4 Rift Bolt
Sideboard
  • 4 Destructive Revelry
  • 4 Dragon's Claw
  • 3 Tarmogoyf
  • 2 Searing Blood
  • 2 Rending Volley

Alessandro la Porta – Mandrilli's Deck

Lands
  • 3 Island
  • 1 Forest
  • 4 Misty Rainforest
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 2 Steam Vents
  • 1 Breeding Pool
  • 1 Stomping Ground
  • 2 Wooded Foothills
Creatures
  • 2 Snapcaster Mage
  • 4 Hooting Mandrills
  • 4 Tarmogoyf
  • 4 Delver Of Secrets
Instants
  • 4 Thought Scour
  • 3 Stubborn Denial
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
  • 2 Simic Charm
  • 1 Vapor Snag
  • 3 Mana Leak
  • 1 Tarfire
  • 2 Spell Snare
Sorceries
  • 4 Serum Visions
  • 4 Gitaxian Probe
Sideboard
  • 1 Ancient Grudge
  • 2 Destructive Revelry
  • 1 Feed The Clan
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
  • 3 Huntmaster Of The Fells
  • 3 Blood Moon
  • 2 Pyroclasm
  • 1 Rending Volley
  • 1 Roast

Patrick Chhen – Twin

Lands
  • 5 Island
  • 1 Mountain
  • 4 Misty Rainforest
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 3 Steam Vents
  • 1 Stomping Ground
  • 3 Sulfur Falls
  • 2 Desolate Lighthouse
Creatures
  • 4 Deceiver Exarch
  • 4 Snapcaster Mage
  • 2 Pestermite
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
Instants
  • 3 Remand
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
  • 2 Cryptic Command
  • 2 Dispel
  • 2 Spell Snare
  • 1 Electrolyze
  • 1 Peek
Sorceries
  • 4 Serum Visions
  • 1 Roast
Enchantments
  • 4 Splinter Twin
  • 2 Blood Moon
Sideboard
  • 1 Flashfreeze
  • 2 Keranos, God Of Storms
  • 2 Anger Of The Gods
  • 1 Pyroclasm
  • 1 Spellskite
  • 1 Negate
  • 1 Izzet Staticaster
  • 1 Jace, Architect Of Thought
  • 1 Teferi, Mage Of Zhalfir
  • 2 Relic Of Progenitus
  • 2 Ancient Grudge
  • 2 Thragtusk
  • 1 Hornet Queen
  • 1 Seal Of Primordium
  • 2 Nature's Claim
  • 2 Firespout
  • 2 Engineered Explosives
  • 2 Chromatic Lantern
  • 1 Sylvan Library
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
  • 1 Nihil Spellbomb

Event Photos

This game looked like it was almost decided.
Next up: sideboarding.
A sticky situation and few ways out.
That looked like someone was hoping his opponent didn't have the right answer.
A quick clarification for some card effects.
Hard not to lose track with so many cards on the table.
We're moving down the tables...
These 2 had an excellent time!
Everyone wanted to have a shot at the vouchers!
The last round of the Swiss portion for the Modern event!
And this is the All Star National (+ some side events in the back)
Our feature match for the round!
Many of the top seated players opted to draw themselves into the Top 8
Thse guys had theoretical chances of advancing to the Top 8, so they had to win AND get lucky!
They were trying to lock up a spot lose to the top of the field to also walk away with a little prize money.
We're slowly moving down the tables...
Even the players that weren't able to lock themselves up in the Top 8 were having a great time.
In the background, you can see the booth of our tournament organizer this weekend.
They just finished their first game.
Intense stares at this table.
This was more about the olympic idea of being proud that you made it this far rather than locking yourself up for a spot in the Top 8.
Nils Hamm made use of his little break and he prepared some drawings.
This game appeared to be over.
The bird's eye view for this match-up.
Tables 30 and following.
That appeared like someone had committed to a mistake.
We're getting ever closer to the last few tables.
Magic brought together players from different countries and different ages.
They were also still having a good time despite not living up to their expectations.
Nicolas was also ready to get his game on in a final that would favor him match-up wise!
Alessandro had a number of options in his hand.
However, Nicolas was getting a Voice of Resurgence out that would put in some serious legwork!
Suddenly, Jeremy Dezani made an appearance on the table!
The game couldn't get much more one-sided with all the pieces falling into place for Nicolas.
Not surprisingly after that last photo, Nicolas took the first game. This is the beginning of the second game.
Again, things went south for Alessandro as Nicolas put the pieces together very early on.
The Hooting Mandrills couldn't quite keep up with the army that Nicolas assembled.
In true sportsmanlike fashion, Alessandro immediately offered the handshake once he knew he was defeated.
Congratulations to Nicolas, champion of the Modern event in Toulouse!
Here's to Nicolas striking a true winner's pose!

Final Standings

Rank Player Points
1 Chabriac Nicolas 35
2 La Porta Alessandro 32
3 Subirana Adam 27
4 Chhen Patrick 25
5 Quintana Felipe 20
6 Auger Pierre 20
7 Chambonneau Maxime 20
8 David Jonathan 22
9 Dumay Alexis 16
10 Boucardey Christophe 15
11 Baldy Nicolas 15
12 Delgado Alex 15
13 De San Román Mikel 15
14 Godineau Manuel 15
15 Carlouet Mathieu 15
16 Rouar Julien 15
17 Togores Rodrigo 15
18 Hamet Baptiste 15
19 Ameeuw Sébastien 15
20 Jean-Baptiste Canonici 15
21 Pérez Jon 15
22 Pérez Asier 15
23 Constant Emile 14
24 Berteaux Julien 14
25 Salgado Paul 14
26 Lavandier Maxime 13
27 Vanderrusten Eric 13
28 Mole Damien 13
29 Cottet Benjamin 13
30 Sousleys Thibaut 12
31 Sieger Lucas 12
32 Navarro Endika 12
33 Müller Baptiste 12
34 Rossi Arnaud 12
35 Comte Florian 12
36 Nunez Antony 12
37 Carbonne Charles 12
38 Dacunha Charles 12
39 Royannez Sebastien 12
40 Arrieta Kepa 12
41 Monferran Brian 12
42 Zupancic Yann 12
43 Natouri Leo 12
44 Payumo Kristoffer 12
45 Marti Jose Antonio 12
46 Kwiatkowski Nicolas 12
47 Latorre Xavier 12
48 Pola Alex 12
49 Le Guennec Loic 12
50 Sammarcelli Jeremy 12
51 Chambonnet Damien 10
52 Milan Javier 10
53 Briceno Paul 10
54 Antoine Ragé 10
55 Navarro Renaud 10
56 Sousleys Fabien 10
57 Regnier Gabriel 9
58 Boudet Thibault 9
59 Mirowski Vincent 9
60 Wattel Olivier 9
61 Krzeszewski Maximilien 9
62 Pavesi Vittorio 9
63 Tisseyre Clément 9
64 Sanchez Pedro J. 9
65 Savignac Pierre 9
66 Cance Bernard 9
67 Valentin Damien 9
68 Azpeitia Ander 9
69 Romero Vilardell Adria 9
70 Rocca Etienne 9
71 R?Mi Cazalot 9
72 Accart Jean-Mary 9
73 Covili Sebastien 9
74 Lacour Yann 9
75 Houneau Thibault 9
76 Wagner Pascal 9
77 Richard Sébastien 7
78 Allione Jean Marie 7
79 Solís Joaquín 7
80 Bredzinski Thibault 7
81 Elosegi Ander 7
82 Pons Ximo 7
83 Larnicol Robin 7
84 Charnet Vincent 6
85 Bize Patrick 6
86 Mauger Pascal 6
87 Vasseur Lolly 6
88 Caballero Jonatan 6
89 Duguet Nicolas 6
90 Monnier Nicolas 6
91 Jullian Quentin 6
92 Pison Remi 6
93 Sarriegui Hidalgo Rafael 6
94 Garcia David 6
95 Roumanille Stephane 6
96 Alcoriza Miquel 6
97 Ortega Alexandre 6
98 Pérès Etienne 6
99 Aupy Thomas 4
100 Fernandez Raul 4
101 Gallais Alexis 3
102 Jacquet Olivier 3
103 Hanegraaff Tom 3
104 Raynard Robin 3
105 Henry Julien 3
106 Rodriguez Pozo Javier 3
107 Camacho De La Hoz David 3
108 Rosa Narciso Juan 3
109 Alexis Nogues 3
110 Bousquet Pierre 3
111 Cobos Sergio 3
112 Villena Txomin 3
113 Lazaro Fabien 3
114 Ponsa Ricard 3
115 Guillaume Faipot 1
116 Peres Valentin 1
117 Chauvet Boris 0
118 Sentenac Simon 0
119 Gonzalez Esteban 0
120 Chigot Camille 0
121 Papin Alexandre 0