Episode 150

The Road to Las Vegas IV: Preparing to Win, ft. Zach Allen


November 17th, 2021

1 hr 55 mins 35 secs

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About this Episode

It's episode 150!! In our final Road to Las Vegas segment, we are joined by SCG grinder, former host of Turn One Thoughtseize, and all around great guy Zach Allen. We first talk over the weekend's Challenges, then head into The Dive Down to talk about the decks of Modern, leveling up as a player, playing in a big tournament, why Aether Gust is the best card in Modern, and more. It's a can't-miss episode!

The Break Down: A Huge Challenge
The Dive Down: Preparation Makes Perfect
The Dive Down, cont: The End of the Road

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4:18 - Housekeeping
9:10 - The Saturday Challenge metagame
19:54 - The Top 8
39:24 - The Sunday Challenge Top 8
43:30 - The Dive Down begins - Zach's competitive past
47:08 - How Zach leveled up
57:15 - What is Modern about right now?
1:03:34 - Zach's thoughts on the best decks
1:30:11 - Do paper events lag behind MTGO?
1:35:35 - Performing your best at an event
1:40:41 - What does it take to win?
1:42:10 - Zach's advice on Modern
1:45:05 - Stan and Zach talk Murktide
1:51:30 - Where to find Zach and closing out

Links from this week's episode:
Find Zach on Twitter: https://twitter.com/a22en
Saturday's Challenge: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/modern-challenge-12355688#paper
Sunday's Challenge: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/modern-challenge-12355715#paper

Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name?

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