Saul Alvarado has 2 Grand Prix top 8s: one at Grand Prix Los Angeles in 2009 and the other at Grand Prix Costa Rica in 2016. He's a 2 time National Champion and has been part of several National Teams. Right now he's focused on achieving his degree in Psychology, but is always making room for some Magical trips! Saul live in Panama City, Panama.
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Saul loved the the competitive aspect of Magic.
Focuses a lot on Constructed and leaves Limited for last.
Before GP LA Saul was talking to Pros and asking questions.
Consistently playing tournaments. Guillaume Wafo-Tapa
Pro Tutor Honolulu: Night before the tournament Saul changed his deck the night before. He lost pretty bad. Learned: Never change deck the night before. Pro Tutor Sydney: Showed up unprepared. Next time he'll make the time to prepare.
Making Top 8 twice. Saul likes that he has inspired other players from his local area to do well.
"How competitive I can be"
Players don't know how to mulligan or sideboard properly. Have a sideboard plan.
Play on MTGO and get serious about 1 month before the tournament.
Camera and Deck
Practice a lot. Play as much as you can.
MTG Top 8 (Latest Decks)
Facebook: Saul Alvarado
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