MKM Series Prague 2016 Coverage

Event Coverage of the MKM Series Prague

Legacy Coverage

Modern Coverage

Standard Coverage

Vintage Coverage

The MKM Series Prague 2016 is underway!

This weekend, we'll be playing plenty of Magic in the beautiful Czech capital. Join us for a weekend full of action packed card flopping and see who's rising to the occasion to become our next 4 MKM Series Champions!

Below, you can find direct links to all the articles and features of our coverage for the 4 main events. Some of these links might be dead just now, so you'll have to stay a bit more patient and check back at a later point in time as we're still busy updating the coverage.

Final: Alexander Beiersdorfer vs. Angelo Cadei

Alexander had just beaten Dredge with his lands deck in the Semifinal in a convincing fashion, while Angelo Cadei needed all three games to advance over Remy de Brugiere‘s {Food Chain} deck. The players agreed to split their prizes, but were eager to fight over the...

Semifinal: Alexander Beiersdorfer vs. Jérôme Bastogne

Jérôme Bastogne was no stranger to high-level Magic, or to win in the semifinals of a big tournament for that matter. Just a week ago, as part of the Belgian team, Bastogne had made it all the way to the finals of the World Magic Cup. To get to the final this weekend,...

Quarterfinal: Mikael Linden vs. Angelo Cadei

Two MKMS Legacy veterans met in one of the Quarterfinals: Mikael and Angelo, two players who had both been qualified for the MKMS Superfinals 2015 held at the beginning of this year in Frankfurt. Interestingly these players hadn‘t faced each other at our events, yet,...

Vendor Spotlight: Cerny Rytir

I sat down with Tomas, the price manager of one of our vendors on site this weekend. On MCM, they go by the name of cernyrytir (= Cerny Rytir), which translates to "Black Knight", and since they are one of the top sellers on MagicCardMarket (on an average day, 60 or...

Deck Feature: Philip Endres

Looking through all the decklists for the complete metagame breakdown, I was trying to find some gems for you as well. Philip Endres decided to play a very interesting mix of cards which are well-known to be powerful cards, but usually do not show up together in a...

Artist Interview: Dany Orizio

Our featured artist on site this weekend is the Italian magician Dany Orizio. He's already been involved with Magic when the Mercadian Masques set was released back in 1999. The self-proclaimed "creative, illustrator, designer, sculptor and image fetishist" has...

Legacy Trial Winning Decklists

The last two Legacy main events at the MKM Series stops in London and Madrid were won by 4-Color Deathblade decks. Both of our past champions were very confident about the power of the deck, but it hadn't dominated Legacy around the world recently like it did in our...

Previously at the MKM Series: Legacy in London

On the eve of the Legacy main event here at the MKM Series Prague 2016, we decided to take a little look at what happened before. Eleven weeks ago, players from all over Europe gathered in London for the fourth stop of the MKM Series in 2016, including 53 Legacy...

Modern Coverage of the MKM Series Prague 2016

Final: Philipp Schmidt vs. Štěpán Dudešek

"My wife told me to come home with money," Štěpán Dudešek said, "'Or don't come home at all.'" This at least Dudešek had already accomplished, as he would walk away with at least 600 Euros in MagicCardMarket.eu credit. Now the Affinity player was one match win away...

Semifinal: Robert Rettenbacher vs. Philipp Schmidt

When I asked Philipp Schmidt who would win this battle between his Elves and Robert Rettenbacher's Affinity, he said, "Normally, this comes down to the die roll. Is there a die roll here?" There wasn't, the player with the higher seat in the Swiss standings getting to...

Quarterfinal: Marius Hausmann vs. Štěpán Dudešek

Germany's Marius Hausmann had made quite a name for himself within the Legacy community, with successful runs at several tournaments across Europe. His first Top 8 at the MKM Series, however, had come in Modern, in Prague last year. This year, he was back and had...

A Deck We Like to Call “Eldritch Moon”

In Round 5 of the Modern main event, at one of the top three tables, we saw something which piqued our interest: one of the popular toolbox combo decks, this one powered by Eldritch Evolution, but with Blood Moon! Amand Dosimont, a player from Belgium with a GP victory …

Modern 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 Last-Chance Trials, players fought for their final chance to earn a bye for Saturday's Modern. Their last chance was our first, that...

Previously at the MKM Series: Modern in London

On the eve of the Modern main event here at the MKM Series Prague 2016, we decided to take a little look at what happened before. Eleven weeks ago, players from all over Europe gathered in London for the fourth stop of the MKM Series in 2016, including 91 masters of...

Welcome to Modern: Scapeshift with Steve Hatto

In preparation for the MKM Series Prague 2016, we did a series of short interviews with a bunch of notable European players, each of them renowned for their expertise with a certain Modern deck archetype. For our conclusion we look at one of the format's premier...

Welcome to Modern: Jund with Florian Koch

In preparation for the MKM Series Prague 2016, we did a series of short interviews with a bunch of notable European players, each of them renowned for their expertise with a certain Modern deck archetype. We continue with the format's preeminent midrange powerhouse:...

Welcome to Modern: Affinity with Manuel Menges

In preparation for the MKM Series Prague 2016, we did a series of short interviews with a bunch of notable European players, each of them renowned for their expertise with a certain Modern deck archetype. We begin with one of the format's classic aggro decks:...

(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:...

Vendor Spotlight: Cerny Rytir

I sat down with Tomas, the price manager of one of our vendors on site this weekend. On MCM, they go by the name of cernyrytir (= Cerny Rytir), which translates to "Black Knight", and since they are one of the top sellers on MagicCardMarket (on an average day, 60 or...

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...

Vintage Coverage of the MKM Series Prague 2016

Final: Erik Szanto vs. Anton Karlinski

Erik was already a big winner due to being the highest finishing player with an „unpowered deck“ - a special price we always offer in our Vintage events, but by splitting the final he could double his winnings. Would he also be able to hold the trophy in the end?...

Semifinal: Erik Szanto vs. Stefano Maggio

Meanwhile on the other side of the bracket these two players had won their respective quarterfinal matches. Stefano was trying to maximize his artifacts with a Tezzerator variant, while Erik was piloting an unpowered Eldrazi deck preying on these kind of decks with...

Quarterfinal: Martin Hatlak vs. Johannes Heibach

A lot of German players took their chance to combine this awesome weekend of MKM Series tournaments with a short vacation in Prague, a city the Series will happily return to in the Summer of 2017. Two of these German players met in this Vintage Top8 match. Game 1:...

Deck Feature: Death’s Shadow Delver

One year ago Jiří Lebeda won the Old School event at the MKM Series Prague 2015. Today I found his name on the most intriguing Vintage deck list – "{Death’s Shadow} Delver"! Often the most original and creative “brews” end up at the bottom of the standings, but when I...

Previously at the MKM Series: Vintage in London

On the eve of the Vintage main event here at the MKM Series Prague 2016, we decided to take a look at what happened before. Eleven weeks ago, players from all over Europe gathered in London for the fourth stop of the MKM Series 2016, including 21 veterans of Vintage …...