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The MKM Series 2016 SuperFinals

In Modern and Legacy, the Top 32 most successful competitors of last year's MKM Series earned an invite to the 2016 SuperFinals, as well as the Top 16 in Vintage and Standard (and the people tied for 16th/32nd). They battled it out in four single-elimination tournaments for bragging rights and extra prizes of up to €600 in Modern/Legacy and €400 in Vintage/Standard.

The field was stacked with elite competitors, many of which had amassed several Top 8 results in the events leading up to our finals. Find results and infos on the 2016 SuperFinals champions below!

Articles

Preparing for the SuperFinals with Julian Knab

Julian Knab led the standings in both Legacy and Modern last season, so he was certainly one of the favorites for the 2016 SuperFinals. I talked to Knab about his preparation, his expectations, his decks, metagaming, and his opinion on the new MKM Series Power 8...

Preparing for the SuperFinals with Tim van der Lans

Tim van der Lans was another one of the 2016 SuperFinals competitors who I wanted to talk to, not least because he qualified for three of them! Said van der Lans, "I'm actually pretty nervous about the events. I want to put up some good results and hope to play all...

Preparing for the SuperFinals with Marius Hausmann

Marius Hausmann went into the weekend as the frontrunner on the 2017 MKM Series Leaderboard and he did great in the previous season as well. In fact, Hausmann had been the third most succesful Legacy player of the MKM Series in 2016, and qualified for both the Legacy...

Congratulations to Artur Queiroz, the Winner of the Standard SuperFinals!

Standard

After the end of the 2016 season of the MKM Series, eighteen players had earned an invite to the 2016 Standard SuperFinals. Eight of them attended the event and split the total prize purse of €1,000 in MagicCardMarket.eu credit: Lukas Müller, Leon Hendrian, Martin Burgmann, and Fabian Friedrich were eliminated in the quarterfinal, Eliott Boussaud and Hannes Brandstetter lost in the semifinal, leaving Jan Ksandr and Artur Queiroz to duke it out for the trophy …

The Winner's Decklist:

Artur Queiroz – BG Aggro

Main Deck:
  • 3 Verdurous Gearhulk
  • 4 Walking Ballista
  • 4 Gifted Aetherborn
  • 3 Tireless Tracker
  • 4 Winding Constrictor
  • 2 Rhonas the Indomitable
  • 3 Rishkar, Peema Renegade
  • 6 Forest
  • 9 Swamp
  • 2 Evolving Wilds
  • 4 Blooming Marsh
  • 4 Hissing Quagmire
  • 2 Blossoming Defense
  • 4 Fatal Push
  • 3 Grasp of Darkness
  • 1 Murder
  • 1 Never / Return
  • 1 Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
Sideboard:
  • 2 Appetite for the Unnatural
  • 2 Gonti, Lord of Luxury
  • 2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
  • 2 Flaying Tendrils
  • 3 Lay Bare the Heart
  • 2 Manglehorn
  • 2 Liliana, Death's Majesty
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Artur Queiroz – BG Aggro
Main Deck:
3 Verdurous Gearhulk
4 Walking Ballista
4 Gifted Aetherborn
3 Tireless Tracker
4 Winding Constrictor
2 Rhonas the Indomitable
3 Rishkar, Peema Renegade
6 Forest
9 Swamp
2 Evolving Wilds
4 Blooming Marsh
4 Hissing Quagmire
2 Blossoming Defense
4 Fatal Push
3 Grasp of Darkness
1 Murder
1 Never / Return
1 Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
Sideboard:
2 Appetite for the Unnatural
2 Gonti, Lord of Luxury
2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
2 Flaying Tendrils
3 Lay Bare the Heart
2 Manglehorn
2 Liliana, Death's Majesty

Congratulations to Joan Anton Mateo, the Champion of our Vintage SuperFinals!

Vintage

Vintage SuperFinals

At the end of the 2016 season of the MKM Series, sixteen players had qualified for the 2016 Vintage SuperFinals; eleven of them attended the event. Tim van der Lans, Anton Karlinski, Andrea Giarola, and Daniel Rehmann were eliminated in the quarterfinal and received €50 in MKM credit; Stefano Maggio and Matthew Johnson lost in the semifinal but earned €100 for their trouble; finally, Mikael Linden fell in the finals and walked away with the consolation prize of €200, while Joan Anton Mateo claimed the trophy and grand prize of €400 in MKM credit. A fitting finals pairing—given that Linden and Mateo had occupied the first and second place on the 2016 Vintage leaderboard as well.

The Winner's Decklist:

Joan Anton Mateo – BUG Leovold

Main Deck:
  • 1 Bayou
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 1 Island
  • 1 Swamp
  • 2 Verdant Catacombs
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 3 Wasteland
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 2 Null Rod
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Tarmogoyf
  • 1 True-Name Nemesis
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 2 Vendilion Clique
  • 4 Dark Confidant
  • 3 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
  • 3 Abrupt Decay
  • 1 Ponder
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Snuff Out
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 3 Mental Misstep
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 2 Mana Leak
Sideboard:
  • 1 Dread of Night
  • 1 Virulent Plague
  • 1 Liliana of the Veil
  • 1 Null Rod
  • 1 True-Name Nemesis
  • 1 Tarmogoyf
  • 1 Abrupt Decay
  • 3 Energy Flux
  • 2 Nature's Claim
  • 1 Wasteland
  • 2 Dismember
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Joan Anton Mateo – BUG Leovold
Main Deck:
1 Bayou
3 Underground Sea
1 Island
1 Swamp
2 Verdant Catacombs
1 Strip Mine
3 Wasteland
4 Polluted Delta
2 Null Rod
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Black Lotus
1 Tarmogoyf
1 True-Name Nemesis
4 Deathrite Shaman
2 Vendilion Clique
4 Dark Confidant
3 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
3 Abrupt Decay
1 Ponder
1 Brainstorm
1 Snuff Out
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Time Walk
2 Flusterstorm
3 Mental Misstep
4 Force of Will
2 Mana Leak
Sideboard:
1 Dread of Night
1 Virulent Plague
1 Liliana of the Veil
1 Null Rod
1 True-Name Nemesis
1 Tarmogoyf
1 Abrupt Decay
3 Energy Flux
2 Nature's Claim
1 Wasteland
2 Dismember

Your Legacy SuperFinals Champions Julian Knab and Marius Hausmann!

Legacy

Legacy SuperFinals

Thirty-four players had qualified for the 2016 Legacy SuperFinals. Of the Top 32 most successful competitors of last year's MKM Series—and the players tied for 32nd—twenty players attended the event. Alexander Beiersdorfer, Tim van der Lans, Stefan Schütz, and Joan Anton Mateo were eliminated in the quarterfinals and left with €75, while Marc Bertolin and Mikael Linden lost in the semifinal for €150, leaving Julian Knab and Marius Hausmann to duke it out in the final. The two friends had earned a combined €900 by now and decided to simply leave it at that; Hausmann conceded and gave the title to Knab.

The Winner's Decklist:

Julian Knab – Elves

Main Deck:
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 4 Heritage Druid
  • 4 Nettle Sentinel
  • 4 Quirion Ranger
  • 4 Elvish Visionary
  • 4 Wirewood Symbiote
  • 2 Craterhoof Behemoth
  • 1 Reclamation Sage
  • 1 Birchlore Rangers
  • 1 Gaddock Teeg
  • 4 Green Sun's Zenith
  • 4 Glimpse of Nature
  • 4 Natural Order
  • 4 Gaea's Cradle
  • 2 Bayou
  • 2 Dryad Arbor
  • 2 Forest
  • 2 Windswept Heath
  • 1 Wooded Foothills
  • 2 Verdant Catacombs
  • 2 Misty Rainforest
  • 1 Dryad Arbor
  • 1 Cavern of Souls
  • 1 Savannah
Sideboard:
  • 3 Cabal Therapy
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 2 Mindbreak Trap
  • 3 Surgical Extraction
  • 3 Abrupt Decay
  • 1 Progenitus
  • 1 Scavenging Ooze
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Julian Knab – Elves
Main Deck:
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Heritage Druid
4 Nettle Sentinel
4 Quirion Ranger
4 Elvish Visionary
4 Wirewood Symbiote
2 Craterhoof Behemoth
1 Reclamation Sage
1 Birchlore Rangers
1 Gaddock Teeg
4 Green Sun's Zenith
4 Glimpse of Nature
4 Natural Order
4 Gaea's Cradle
2 Bayou
2 Dryad Arbor
2 Forest
2 Windswept Heath
1 Wooded Foothills
2 Verdant Catacombs
2 Misty Rainforest
1 Dryad Arbor
1 Cavern of Souls
1 Savannah
Sideboard:
3 Cabal Therapy
2 Thoughtseize
2 Mindbreak Trap
3 Surgical Extraction
3 Abrupt Decay
1 Progenitus
1 Scavenging Ooze

The Finalist's Decklist:

Marius Hausmann – Food Chain

Main Deck:
  • 2 Underground Sea
  • 2 Tropical Island
  • 1 Bayou
  • 4 Misty Rainforest
  • 4 Verdant Catacombs
  • 3 Polluted Delta
  • 2 Island
  • 1 Forest
  • 1 Swamp
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 4 Baleful Strix
  • 4 Walking Ballista
  • 3 Misthollow Griffin
  • 1 Eternal Scourge
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 2 Ponder
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 3 Manipulate Fate
  • 4 Food Chain
  • 3 Abrupt Decay
  • 2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
Sideboard:
  • 2 Hydroblast
  • 2 Mindbreak Trap
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 1 Grafdigger's cage
  • 1 Golgari Charm
  • 2 Engineered Plague
  • 2 Diabolic Edict
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Marius Hausmann – Food Chain
Main Deck:
2 Underground Sea
2 Tropical Island
1 Bayou
4 Misty Rainforest
4 Verdant Catacombs
3 Polluted Delta
2 Island
1 Forest
1 Swamp
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Baleful Strix
4 Walking Ballista
3 Misthollow Griffin
1 Eternal Scourge
4 Brainstorm
2 Ponder
2 Thoughtseize
4 Force of Will
3 Manipulate Fate
4 Food Chain
3 Abrupt Decay
2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
Sideboard:
2 Hydroblast
2 Mindbreak Trap
1 Vendilion Clique
2 Thoughtseize
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Grafdigger's cage
1 Golgari Charm
2 Engineered Plague
2 Diabolic Edict

Congratulations to the Winner of the Modern SuperFinals: Štěpán Dudešek!

Modern

Modern SuperFinals

At the end of the 2016 season, thirty-five players had qualified for 2016 Modern SuperFinals. Out of the Top 32 most successful competitors of last year's MKM Series plus the players tied for 32nd, eighteen players actually attended the event. Julian Knab, Pascal Richter, Bernd Schwabe, and Andreas Dippon were eliminated in the quarterfinal earning €75 in MagicCardmarket.eu credit in the process, while Martin Burgmann and Sebastian Wibmer lost in the semifinal for €150. The final featured Štěpán Dudešek and Phillip Schmidt in a rematch of the MKM Series Prague 2016 Modern final. Back then, both had played the exact same decks, Affinity and Elves, and the result had been 2-1 for Dudešek. This time, it was 2-1 Dudešek … earning him €600 in MagicCardMarket.eu credit, leaving €300 for Schmidt.

The Winner's Decklist:

Stephan Dudesek – Affinity

Main Deck:
  • 4 Arcbound Ravager
  • 4 Cranial Plating
  • 4 Steel Overseer
  • 4 Signal Pest
  • 4 Vault Skirge
  • 4 Ornithopter
  • 3 Memnite
  • 2 Etched Champion
  • 2 Master of Etherium
  • 2 Walking Ballista
  • 2 Galvanic Blast
  • 4 Springleaf Drum
  • 4 Mox Opal
  • 4 Darksteel Citadel
  • 4 Blinkmoth Nexus
  • 4 Inkmoth Nexus
  • 3 Glimmervoid
  • 1 Spire of Industry
  • 1 Mountain
Sideboard:
  • 2 Blood Moon
  • 2 Ghirapur Æther Grid
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 1 Etched Champion
  • 1 Stubborn Denial
  • 2 Ancient Grudge
  • 1 Ethersworn Canonist
  • 1 Tormod's Crypt
  • 1 Relic of Progenitus
  • 1 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 1 Dispatch
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Stephan Dudesek – Affinity
Main Deck:
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Cranial Plating
4 Steel Overseer
4 Signal Pest
4 Vault Skirge
4 Ornithopter
3 Memnite
2 Etched Champion
2 Master of Etherium
2 Walking Ballista
2 Galvanic Blast
4 Springleaf Drum
4 Mox Opal
4 Darksteel Citadel
4 Blinkmoth Nexus
4 Inkmoth Nexus
3 Glimmervoid
1 Spire of Industry
1 Mountain
Sideboard:
2 Blood Moon
2 Ghirapur Æther Grid
2 Thoughtseize
1 Etched Champion
1 Stubborn Denial
2 Ancient Grudge
1 Ethersworn Canonist
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Relic of Progenitus
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Dispatch

MKM Series 2016 Leaderboard:

Rank
Name
Points
1 Boussaud, Eliott 210
2 Friedrich, Fabian 190
3 Simaitis, Arturas 130
4 Burgmann, Martin 110
5 Ksandr, Jan 100
6 Ballestero, Santiago 100
7 Held, Marco 100
8 Hendrian, Leon 95
9 Brandstetter, Hannes 90
10 Prosek, Dominik 80
11 Laudencia, Mikhail 80
12 Queiroz, Artur 80
13 Valle, Nicola 80
14 Vasquez, Carlos Victor 80
15 Muller, Lukas 75
16 Reisinger, Felix 75
17 Altobelli, Simone 75
18 Pineiro, Andres 75
Rank
Name
Points
1 Knab, Julian 220
2 Linden, Mikael 155
3 Hausmann, Marius 145
4 Cadei, Angelo 140
5 Massone, Diego 140
6 Bertolin, Marc 135
7 Mateo, Joan 135
8 Richter, Pascal 125
9 Ballestin, Daniel 120
10 Beiersdorfer, Alexander 120
11 Codausi, Karl-Heinz 115
12 Schütz, Stefan 110
13 Weigl, Bastian 105
14 Kronberger, Niklas 100
15 Henche, Alejandro 100
16 Johnson, Matthew 100
17 Raabe, David 100
18 Wolf, Dennis 100
19 Anaya, Toni 95
20 Chabriac, Nicolas 95
21 Van Tol, Maarten 95
22 Dippon, Andreas 90
23 Eriksson, Hannes 90
24 Karlinski, Anton 90
25 Knoll, Jonas 90
26 Pirschel, Andre 90
27 Rehmann, Daniel 90
28 Sochurek, Petr 90
29 Van Der Lans, Tim 90
30 Alcoriza, Miquel 85
31 Amuzu, Marvin 85
32 Covili, Sebastien 85
33 Gerber, Tobias 85
34 Klein, Matthias 85
Rank
Name
Points
1 Knab, Julian 185
2 Biedermann, David 140
3 Wibmer, Sebastian 130
4 Gebele, Sebastian 115
5 Richter, Pascal 115
6 Hausmann, Marius 110
7 Dippon, Andreas 110
8 Schmidt, Philipp 105
9 Boussaud, Eliott 105
10 Cardoso, Almerindo 105
11 Dudesek, Stepan 100
12 Van Der Lans, Tim 100
13 BurnsLees, Aaron 100
14 Casati, Dario 100
15 Faustino, Javier 100
16 Friedrich, Fabian 100
17 Burgmann, Martin 85
18 Catton, Rob 80
19 Gómez Porral, Jose Manuel 80
20 Micheli, Ferruccio 80
21 Zimmermann, Jonas 80
22 Bachstädter, Jonas 75
23 Cerny, Martin 75
24 Müller, Andreas 75
25 Altmann, Frederik 75
26 Pohlmann, Tobias 75
27 Rettenbacher, Robert 70
28 Gruber, Ivan 70
29 Coates, Richard 70
30 Costa, Marcel 70
31 Johnson, Matthew 70
32 Lomas, Adrian 70
33 Retuerta, Cristian 70
34 Schwabe, Bernd 70
35 Wright, Stuart 70
Rank
Name
Points
1 Linden, Mikael 200
2 Mateo, Joan Anton 170
3 Johnson, Matthew 160
4 Karlinski, Anton 160
5 Kurz, Immanuel 140
6 Alcoriza, Miquel 135
7 Maggio, Stefano 130
8 Bertolini, Marc 110
9 Eriksson, Hannes 110
10 Stefankova, Jaroslava 110
11 Van Der Lans, Tim 105
12 Castro, Eduardo 100
13 Giarola, Andrea 100
14 Rehmann, Daniel 100
15 Almelund, Joakim 90
16 Anaya, Toni 90