Ethan Gaieski started to play seriously when he moved to Japan in 2015. He came back to the States and did decently well on the SCG Tour but didn’t get any big results. Just a lot of cash. He finally made his first GP top 8 at Grand Prix Montreal 2017.
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Return to Ravnica
Sigarda, Host of Herons
Financially keeping up with Magic was really rough. Also, the mental challenge of thinking everyone is better than him.
GP Orlando 2017, Ethan did poorly and because he prepared a lot and this was the third bad Gran Prix in a row, he was crushed. Embracing the variance is a lesson Ethan learned.
Top 8 Grand Prix Montreal 2017.
Quantitative Reasoning. (Recognizing patterns and Math)
Ethan knows he can become as good as he can if he doesn't crumple under people's expectations.
When players got unlucky, they think they couldn't have won. Don't offload the responsibility. Own it and ask what you could have done. Talk to people.
Ethan watched the Pro Tour closely and strove to understood best decks. He practiced by playing 10 Leagues on MTGO.
Always be looking for ways to improve. There's always something you can do.
Twitch.tv/alexjchen, MTG Coverage, Ari Lax, Garry Thompson
Ethan can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.
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