MKM Series Madrid 2016 Coverage

Event Coverage of the MKM Series Madrid

Legacy Coverage

Modern Coverage

Standard Coverage

Vintage Coverage

The MKM Series Madrid 2016 has concluded!

Magicians from all over Spain met in Europe's hottest capital to duke it out and crown 4 new MKM Series Champions!

On our coverage overview page, you can find a complete overview of all the contents we have been producing over the course of the weekend. So whether you want to directly access the metagame breakdown of any of our main events or check out the Top 8 players, you can easily find a direct link to them.

Final: Marc Forment Cano vs. Alejandro Henche

We had seen both of these players successfully navigate complicated Top 8 feature matches before. Now it was time to crown a champion and find a new owner for a trophy and a combined 1,500 Euros worth of MKM vouchers! Game 1 Alejandro went first after taking a...

Semifinal: Toni Anaya vs. Marc Forment Cano

Out of an original field of 151 players, now only four players remained to fight for their shot at the finals and, later, the grand prize of 1,000 Euros in MKM credit. This semifinal pitted Toni Anya and his green-blue-red {Delver of Secrets / Insectile Aberration}...

Quarterfinal: Javier Carnicer vs. Alejandro Henche

This quarterfinal match pitted Javier Carnicer and his Shardless Sultai against Alejandro Henche's unusual Bant deck. Blue midrange decks like these had been a rare sight in Legacy not too long ago; nowadays, in response to ever increasing numbers of {Chalice of the...

Quick Question: The Top 3 Decks in Legacy

The invasion of the Eldrazi has set the Legacy format in turmoil. Between their {Chalice of the Void} and the constant increase in popularity of Miracles and its {Counterbalance}, Delver decks have taken a huge hit. Meanwhile, Shardless Sultai with its {Abrupt Decay}...

Quick Question: Eldritch Moon in Legacy

The Eldritch Moon was rising and soon would turn the tides of various formats. The new set would obviously have the most influence in Standard, but there were definitely a few candidates that might play a role in a few of the larger formats as well. We asked a couple...

Interview: Grand Prix Champion Rodrigo Togores

Rodrigo Togores had already had his first taste of success and made a name for himself on the MKM Series, with four Top 8s across Modern, Legacy, and Vintage, when he entered Grand Prix Prague four weeks ago. By the end of that weekend, he had added another big finish...

Legacy Trial Final: Enrico Viti vs. Jose Julian Quintanilla

When asked about the best three Legacy decks at the moment, Jose named Miracles, Grixis Delver, and Eldrazi, but his deck list revealed that he brought something else to the table himself today. The same was true for Enrico, as the matchup in the final of this trial...

Final: Jose Gómez Porral vs. Javier Faustino

After nine rounds of Swiss and two elimination matches, only two of the original 321 competitors remained in the running for the fame and the fortune, the title and the trophy. In one corner, we had Javier Faustino playing the combolicious Abzan Company. Sitting...

Semifinal: Cristian Retuerta vs. Javier Faustino

When you are playing Infect you probably don't want to be paired versus a deck featuring main deck hate, but exactly this happened to Cristian in the Semi Final where he faced Javier with his Melira Combo deck. Game one: Cristian went first, after Javier had...

Quarterfinal: Jose Manuel Gómez Porral vs. Carlos Moral

When asked about his previous Magic accomplishments Jose Manuel Gómez Porral just answered, "Nothing noteworthy." That made him the underdog in this match against Carlos Moral, as Moral could boast a Top 8 at a Modern Grand Prix a couple of years ago as well as a Top...

Round 9: Omar Diez vs. Cristian Retuerta

With records of 7-1 in the tournament so far, both of these players needed one more win to secure a Top 8 berth. When asked for their previous Magic accomplishments, Cristian Retuerta just shrugged and Omar Diez laughed and shook his head. "We won a couple of PTQs,"...

Quick Question: The Top 3 Decks in Modern

Modern has a long tradition as a format with a vast variety of viable deck archetypes. But which three decks should be considered the top three in the current metagame? We asked players for their opinion … Sometime PT and WMC competitor Sergio García: "Red-White-Blue...

Quick Question: Eldritch Moon in Modern

The Eldritch Moon was rising and soon would turn the tides of various formats. The new set would obviously have the most influence in Standard, but there were definitely a few candidates that might play a role in a few of the larger formats as well. We asked a couple...

Trial Winner: Iñaki Martinez with Urzatron

The finals of Friday's fourth Modern Trial pitted Iñaki Martinez against Rodrigo Arismendi. Arismendi had brought a white and black version of Death and Taxes with the interesting addition of ten Eldrazi. {Tidehollow Sculler} into {Wasteland Strangler} is quite the...

Trial Winner: Sergio García with Kiki-Chord

Sergio García triumphed in the finals of Modern Trial number three. His opponent, fellow Spaniard Marco Silva, was playing Jund, but in the attrition war between two midrange decks his was no match for García's four-colored monstrosity. García's deck featured a {Chord...

Trial Winner: Mario Villa with Affinity

Mario Villa became the second champion of the weekend when he won Modern Trial number two on Friday. Playing Affinity, the 27 year old from Madrid was able to defeat José Gijon's Jund in the finals, despite the latter's barrage of {Lightning Bolt}s, {Terminate}s, and...

Trial Winner: Ramon Sanchez with Blitz Zoo

Friday was the day for Trials. 16 players could enter into a single-elimination tournament and the winner would walk away with a first-round bye and free entry for the main event of the same format. The first events to fill up were the Modern Trials and the first...

Final: Santiago Ballestero vs. Carlos Victor Vásquez

This was it. After five rounds of Swiss and two single-elimination matches, only two players remained in the running for the fame and the glory and the grand prize of 600 Euros in MKM credit. Santiago Ballestero had brought Green-White Tokens, long considered to be...

Semifinal: Santiago Ballestero vs. Marc Cabrer Capo

Both players had dispatched their respective quarterfinal opponents in two games, but the difficulty setting would clearly increase. Ballestero and Cabrer Capo had both entered the tournament with Green-White Tokens, the deck commonly considered to be the best in the...

Quarterfinal: Adrián Díez vs. Juan Luis Morillo Fernández

Juan Luis Morillo Fernández was one of the four players who had chosen the aggressive white Humans deck for this event. Surprisingly, the archetype had been the most popular among the admittedly small field of 22 Standard players this weekend. Adrián Díez, meanwhile,...

Quick Question: Eldritch Moon in Standard

The Eldritch Moon was rising and soon would turn the tides of various formats. The new set would obviously have the most influence in Standard, but which cards should we expect to play the biggest role here in the upcoming months? We asked a couple of players 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...

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...