Chris VanMeter (CVM) provides content for Star City Games in the form of articles and videos and also Streams. Chris has had great success on the Star City Games Open Series with 14 Open Top 8's and an Invitational Finals. Having played Magic for almost 20 years, CVM enjoys his role in helping the game grow by bringing content to everyone. Chris VanMeter lives in Seattle WA.
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During the Zendikar Standard period Chris grew a lot. He put up some great results and got on the map as a high level player.
Top 8 of Star City Games Season Two Open Invitational.
Identify what decks you will see at the next Standard event by reviewing the top decks from the last tournament. All the decks will have a slight edge over the others that you can pick any of those big decks and do well. With practice and solid side boarding you can do very well.
Most players are afraid to mulligan. With the new mulligan rule the mental barrier against tossing a hand should be much lower.
Especially in games 2 and 3, after you've seen your opponent's deck, mulliganing to a better hand is a tactic that many can improve on.
Are there cards that fit in an existing archetype or "build around me" cards? A good example of a "build around me" card is [card]Bring to Light[/card]. It did not fit in any existing decks but obviously has some power so it's a "build around me".
Play a bunch of games with the deck you are going to take. Pay special attention to the side board.
Consume as much Magic content as you can. (Streams, articles, podcasts.)
Ask questions. Don't think that the big names are unapproachable. Reach out to them on social media and ask questions.
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