Name: Mikael Lindén

Age: 35

Occupation: Industrial Design Engineer on vacation

City: Gothenburg/Karlsborg

Country: Sweden

Previous Magic Accomplishments:
Five MKM Series Top8s with two wins, and three-time Highlander Gold World Champion! I also won the Vargön Invitational.

MKM Series Prague 2015 – Vintage:

Deck: Oaelcher (my own Belcher variant)

What deck did you play this tournament, and why?
Oaelcher, it's a pet deck and to cast Channel + Emrakul is fun!

What was the best card in your main deck, and why?
Demonic Consultation as it's the most exciting card to cast!

What was the best card out of your sideboard, and why?
Abrupt Decay as it handles lots of situations post board. Arraaapt Decay!

What was the most interesting play you made so far this tournament?
I only make dorky plays!

MKM Series Frankfurt 2016 – Vintage:

Deck: Oaelcher, it's a glass cannon Oath deck that plays a lot of fun cards, like Channel.

Most useful sideboard card: Abrupt Decay, it's really flexible.

What was the most interesting play you saw or made this weekend?
I had a play where I could play Demonic Consultation for Channel to try and win, or to play it for FoW and try to win via Oath. I chose FoW and ended up losing to decking after my last Emrakul was the second last card in my deck.

What is the best Vintage deck in your opinion (that you did not play yourself)?
Some sort of Mentor deck I think. Not sure though.

What's your nightmare match-up in the Top 8?
All match-ups seem tough!

MKM Series London 2016 – Legacy:

Deck: I played UR Delver. I generally like aggressive decks that can play Daze and Delver, and the new addition of Bedlam Reveler is intriguing. Got some tweaking tips from Olle Råde as well cementing the choice.

Most useful sideboard card: I think Pyroblast has been the best one today considering what match-ups I've played.

What was the most interesting play you saw or made this weekend?
I didn't make any super interesting plays, unfortunately.

What is the best Legacy deck in your opinion (that you did not play yourself)?
It's probably Miracles.

Which deck type do you not want to get paired against in the Top 8?
Miracles :).

MKM Series Prague 2016 – Legacy:

Deck: BR Reanimator; it's really explosive!

What changes would you apply to your deck and why would you apply them?
Not sure right now. People say Unmask should be in the deck. Maybe Stronghold Gambit?

What is the best Legacy deck in your opinion (that you did not play yourself)?
Still Miracles.

MKM Series Frankfurt 2017 – Vintage:

Deck: Oaelcher. It's good if you feel lucky!

What changes would you make to your deck and why? The Arcane Laboratory felt a bit off today. I didn't even want to board it in when I played the matchup it was for.

What is the best Vintage deck in your opinion (that you did not play yourself)?
Still Mentor ?

MKM Series Hamburg 2017 – Vintage:

Deck: Landstill because Stony Silence is nice!

What changes would you make to your deck and why? None I can think of right now.

What is the best Vintage deck in your opinion (that you did not play yourself)?
Maybe Shops or some Paradox-deck?