Alexander Kreuz is a former PTQ grinder who has 6 Pro Tour appearances. He took a hiatus from Magic and came back in 2017 to finish 10th at GP Amsterdam and recently got his first Grand Prix top 8. Alexander lives in Koblenz, Germany.
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6th Edition Starter
Alara Block / Ravnica Block
Alex struggled with keeping a good mindset when he was grinding. By playing against players who were better than him, Alex was able to train his mind to handle variation better.
Alex lost in the finals of a PTQ. He knew his opponent's deck and knows he could have done better.
Winning his first PTQ top 8 ever, defeating some big-name players.
Play MTGO and play at bigger events every chance you get.
"I wouldn't be the same person without Magic." Alex learned and grew so much from playing Magic.
Never cheat and don't allow others too. When you lose it's okay to feel disappointed, just don't let it rob your opponent of their victory.
Beginners make different mistakes than advanced players. But generally, players don't mulligan very well. Be more aggressive with your mulligan.
If you're actually trying to get better at Magic, find a mentor and watch them play. Make note of everything they do that's different from what you would do.
MTGO, Magic online decklists
Alex can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.
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