Daniel Mabee is a semi-competitive Magic player from Sacramento, California who has been playing since 2000. He made his first Grand Prix top 8 at GP Santa Clara.
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Dan was intimidated by going to events. Everyone knew each other and he felt like the new kid. Over time the community was a whole has become more welcoming and Dan learned how to make friends. This helped him feel more comfortable at events.
At a Theros Grand Prix in Sacramento Dan practiced a lot. He had high expectations but got smashed 4 rounds in a row. Dan was disappointed but learned it's important to remember that Magic is a game. Don't get attached to a single event.
Grand Prix Santa Clara when Dan made top 8 with his team.
Dan knows you can't change the past. It's easy to obsess over past decisions, but know that you can't change how you got there. You can decide how to act now.
Don't be afraid of going up and talking to people.
Not trusting your own intuition.
Most people struggle believing they can win. Explore your confidence and hold on to it. You have to believe you can win.
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Dan can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.
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