Name: Alex Watson

Age: 27

City: London

Country: UK

Previous Magic Accomplishments: 2 GPT Wins

MKM Series London 2016 – Modern:

Deck: Abzan Company

Most useful sideboard card: Qasali Pridemage is a key part of the sideboard plan, as it comes in for almost every match-up as an answer to Grafdigger's Cage. I have to say that while Gideon was never amazing, he was my favorite card to bring in just for the surprise value.

What was the most interesting play you saw or made this weekend?
There was a great turn where I watched someone play two Phantasmal Images copying their opponent's Thragtusk.
Their opponent untaps and sacrifices the Thragtusk to Eldritch Evolution, fetching an Inferno Titan to kill both Images and a Birds of Paradise.

What is the best Modern deck in your opinion (that you did not play yourself)?
I think the Kiki-Chord deck is very strong, and looks like so much fun to play: It's the deck I would like to play moving forwards. Otherwise, I think Bant Eldrazi is a really great deck with a solid match against the field.

Which deck type do you not want to get paired against in the Top 8?
Tron would be awful (though I think I've managed to dodge that match up). Jund is hit and miss, and I think the Kiki-Chord is very hard for me because they can out-value me in the mid-game.