MKM Series Frankfurt 2017 Coverage

Event Coverage of the MKM Series Prague

Legacy Coverage

Modern Coverage

Standard Coverage

Vintage Coverage

The MKM Series Prague 2017 is happening this weekend!

Check out articles and features of our coverage on the pages linked below. Some links might not be working at the moment because the information isn't available yet. As the action unfolds, we will keep adding metagame breakdowns, quick questions, Top 8 profiles and decklists, feature match reports, and much more!

Final: Steffen Möller vs. Johannes Gutbrod

After nine rounds plus quarter- and semifinals, only two players were left to duke it out for the title and trophy of our Legacy main event: Johannes Gutbrod who had just won the MKM Series Legacy main event in Frankfurt. And Steffen Möller piloting RUG Lands. Game 1...

Semifinal Video: Johannes Gutbrod vs. Kevin Wagner

The Semifinal of the MKMS Prague 2017 was a clash of the titans! Kevin Wagner had won the Vintage main event in Frankfurt, while Johannes Gutbrod had won the Legacy main event. Only one of them could proceed to the final, keeping the dream of another title alive. Who...

Quarterfinal: Steffen Möller vs. Maurice Lenz

After nine rounds of Legacy only eight players remained in the running for the fame and the fortune. In this quarterfinal, two undefeated players both with a 7-0-2 Swiss finish met each other. Steffen Möller piloting Lands faced off against Maurice Lenz playing...

The Race for the MKMS Power 8: Rodrigo Togores

If you followed the MKM Series, or basically any of the big Eternal events in Europe, the name Rodrigo Togores should sound familiar by now. With a victory at Grand Prix Prague 2016, a whopping five Top 8s and three titles at the MKM Series, Togores had long...

Video: Interview with Walter Wölfler

Walter Wölfler had had a very successful weekend at the MKM Series in Frankfurt earlier this year. He came in 17th in the Standard event, and he also made it all the way through to the final match of the Legacy main event, before he fell to Johannes Gutbrod in an...

Video: Interview with Tomas Mar

Tomas Mar is well-known in the Legacy community for the "Czech Pile", a 4-color deck he always keeps developing. Last year he made multiple Top 8s at the MKM Series, but this year he had to settle for various Top 16s "only". Nonetheless, he was still tied for 6th...

Video: Interview with Maurice Lenz of Team Strong Force

Team Strong Force is starting to leave their mark on the MKM Series. Simon Bülhoff won the biggest MKMS Modern main event to date in Frankfurt. Simon had to miss the event in Prague, but Maurice Lenz and other members were more than ready to represent the young team...

Legacy Grand Trial Winning Decklists

While the weekend's main events were only scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, the action already began on Friday. In the Grand Legacy trial, 88 players fought for a chance to earn a bye for Sunday's Legacy main event. This was our first chance to see which archetypes...

Video: Interview with Magic artist Mark Poole

I sat down with famous Magic artist Mark Poole to talk about his work. He was signing and altering cards for players here at MKM Series Prague. He also brought some beautiful playmats and prints, but his stories about Magic's early days and the creative process were...

Quick Question: Hour of Devastation in Legacy?

Magic's latest release was only released a couple of weeks ago and the set surely didn't realize its full impact yet. Now the hour, the Hour of Devastation, had come: three days, four formats, hundreds of players, thousands of Euros in prize coupons … To kick off the...

Previously at the MKM Series: Legacy in Frankfurt

On the eve of MKM Series Prague, it was time for us to once again take a step back and review what happened so far … Thirteen weeks ago, players from all over Europe gathered in Frankfurt, Germany, for the second stop of the MKM Series in 2017, including 437 Legacy...

Modern Coverage of the MKM Series Prague 2017

Final: Tomasz Sodomirski vs. Anders Thiesen

This was it. After nine rounds plus quarter- and semifinal, only one more match remained to determine the champion of this 296-strong event. Titanshift player Anders Thiesen had barely lost one match all day, and he was determined to keep it this way. And his opponent...

Semifinal: Stefan Schumacher vs. Tomasz Sodomirski

In this semifinal pairing Stefan Schumacher and his Grixis {Death's Shadow} deck were facing off against Tomasz Sodomirski, piloting Dredge. In the Grand Modern Trial Sodomirski played another archetype but switched to Dredge for the Modern main event today. Did he...

Quarterfinal: Justin Hayo vs. Anders Thiesen

Justin Hayo had previously reached the Top 4 of the record-breaking Modern main event at MKM Series Frankfurt earlier this year. He apparently liked the taste of that—now he was back for more in any case, back in the Top 8, and looking for another quarterfinal...

Modern Grand Trial Winning Decklists

The weekend began with an onslaught of players quite unexpected in number. They stormed the venue as soon as the doors opened on Friday to sign up for the Grand Trials and to earn byes for Saturday's and Sunday's main events. Overall, four times as many players were...

The Race for the MKMS Power 8: Julian Knab

If you don't know about the MKM Series Power 8 yet, it's about time! In a nutshell: All year long, players are fighting for leaderboard points and the most succesful eight of them at the end of the season earn some serious benefits in the form of credit of up to €300...

Video: Interview with Magic artist Mark Poole

I sat down with famous Magic artist Mark Poole to talk about his work. He was signing and altering cards for players here at MKM Series Prague. He also brought some beautiful playmats and prints, but his stories about Magic's early days and the creative process were...

Quick Question: Hour of Devastation in Modern?

Magic's latest release was only released a couple of weeks ago and the set surely didn't realize its full impact yet. Now the hour, the Hour of Devastation, had come: three days, four formats, hundreds of players, thousands of Euros in prize coupons … To kick off the...

Previously at the MKM Series: Modern in Frankfurt

On the eve of MKM Series Prague, it was time for us to once again take a step back and review what happened so far … Thirteen weeks ago, players from all over Europe gathered in Frankfurt for the second stop of the MKM Series in 2017, including 674 masters of Modern,...

Standard Coverage of the MKM Series Prague 2017

Final: Fabian Ghafouri vs. Lukas Paugsch

After seven rounds of Swiss and two elimination rounds, only these two players remained to duke it out for the trophy and the title. Austria's Fabian Ghafouri was playing the popular mono red, while Slovak Lukas Paugsch had brought a deck very much outside of the...

Semifinal Video: Thoralf Severin vs. Fabian Ghafouri

Fourteen players entered the tournament with red decks in the morning, five of them reached the Top 8. Two of those Mono Red decks met in the Standard Semifinal of MKMS Prague, played by Thoralf Severin and Fabian Ghafouri respectively. Who would reign supreme in the...

Quarterfinal Video: Lukas Paugsch vs. Mateusz Lukaszek

Lukas Paugsch brought a U/R Zombies deck today and he had to face Mateusz Lukaszek with Mono Red in one of the Quarterfinals of MKMS Prague Standard main event. Lukas didn't like his chances very much. Would he be able to get through this elimination round anyway?...

Quarterfinal: Thoralf Severin vs. Torsten Anders

The overall field here in Prague hadn't been that heavy on the red decks, but the Top 8 surely was. Five of the fourteen mono-red decks in the tournament made it to the playoffs, including one played by Thoralf "Toffel" Severin, a longtime player with one Grand Prix...

Video: Interview with Walter Wölfler

Walter Wölfler had had a very successful weekend at the MKM Series in Frankfurt earlier this year. He came in 17th in the Standard event, and he also made it all the way through to the final match of the Legacy main event, before he fell to Johannes Gutbrod in an...

Video: Interview with Magic artist Mark Poole

I sat down with famous Magic artist Mark Poole to talk about his work. He was signing and altering cards for players here at MKM Series Prague. He also brought some beautiful playmats and prints, but his stories about Magic's early days and the creative process were...

Quick Question: Hour of Devastation in Standard?

Magic's latest release was only released a couple of weeks ago and the set surely didn't realize its full impact yet. Now the hour, the Hour of Devastation, had come: three days, four formats, hundreds of players, thousands of Euros in prize coupons … To kick off the...

Previously at the MKM Series: Standard in Frankfurt

On the eve of MKM Series Prague, it was time for us to once again take a step back and review what happened so far … Thirteen weeks ago, players from all over Europe gathered in Frankfurt for the second stop of the MKM Series in 2017, including 124 stars of Standard....

Vintage Coverage of the MKM Series Prague 2017

Final: Maciej Fidzinski vs. Tom De Decker

After five rounds plus quarter- and semifinals, only two players were left to duke it out for the title and trophy of our Vintage main event: Poland's Maciej Fidzinski who had already beaten his opponent during the Swiss rounds playing Ravager Shops. And Tom De Decker...

Semifinal: Stephane Roumanille vs. Tom De Decker

In this semifinal pairing Stephane Roumanille and his innovative {Solemnity} deck were facing off against Tom De Decker, playing {Monastery Mentor} with {Paradoxical Outcome}. Would the interesting new brew prevail once again and proceed to the final? Or would the...

Quarterfinal: Michal Kluczek vs. Jens Gerstenberg

After five rounds of Vintage, only eight players remained in the running for the fame and the fortune. In this quarterfinal, a truly international affair, Michal Kluczek from Poland faced off against Jens Gerstenberg from Germany. While Kluczek decided to play Dredge,...

Video: Interview with Magic artist Mark Poole

I sat down with famous Magic artist Mark Poole to talk about his work. He was signing and altering cards for players here at MKM Series Prague. He also brought some beautiful playmats and prints, but his stories about Magic's early days and the creative process were...

Quick Question: Hour of Devastation in Vintage?

Magic's latest release was only released a couple of weeks ago and the set surely didn't realize its full impact yet. Now the hour, the Hour of Devastation, had come: three days, four formats, hundreds of players, thousands of Euros in prize coupons … To kick off the...

Previously at the MKM Series: Vintage in Frankfurt

On the eve of MKM Series Prague, it was time for us to once again take a step back and review what happened so far … Thirteen weeks ago, players from all over Europe gathered in Frankfurt for the second stop of the MKM Series in 2017, including 32 veterans of Vintage....