Friday, September 07, 2012

PTQ: Portland (Sat. August 4th, 2012)









That was my performance for the event.  I received a small prize, but it didn't quite cover the cost of entry.  Hopefully my performance tomorrow is substantially better.  Now a quick run-down of my matches, even though the details have faded considerably.  I had planned on writing this sooner...

Round 1 (10:31AM):

My first match was basically a bye against a new player testing out a Vampire deck in a big tournament.  The deck was Br.
Game 1:
My life: 18  13  11
Her life: 20
Infect: 1  4  6  14
Game 2:
My life: 18  16  14
Her life: 22
Infect: 18

Apparently  I hit her with an ichor claw that was pumped up by wild defiance, I had written down 4/4 8/8 and 18.

Round 2 (11:40AM):

My second match was against a Delver player.
Game 1:
My life: 20
His life: 20  18 16  14
Infect: 5  6  7  8  11
Gutshot on first attack, titanic glistener in response
 Game 2:
Mull to 5 (bad start, one land out of 7,6, and 5 cards)
My life: 20  14  6
His life: 20
Infect: 0
Opponent drops two delvers, both flip.
Opponent cards seen: Restoration Angel, Geist, Mana Leak, Snapcaster

Game 3:
My life: 20  17  14  13
His life: 20 18
Infect: 1 3 6  ?


Round 3 (12:51PM):

First game actually started at 12:57, after reshuffles.  My second match was against a Delver player.
Game 1:
My life: 20
Infect: 6  11
His life: 20
Infect: 2  8  4
Apparently we both mulliganed game 1.
 Game 2:
We both threw back our first hands again.
My life: 20  18  16
Infect: 3
His life: 20
Infect: 4  8  10
Notes:
Him: Rancor mamba
Me: Apostles protection from artifacts
(My notes don't always make sense in retrospect.)

Game 3:
My life: 20  18
Infect: 1  2  5  7  9
His life: 20
Infect: 8  12
Notes:
T2: Me, spellskite, mirror, ended
(The numbers don't make it look like this game was as simple as the notes make it sound...)

Round 4 (1:54PM):

My fourth match was against an Esper Midrange deck piloted by Michael Phelps.
Game 1:
My life: 20  19  17  7
His life: 20  18  19
Infect: 1  2  4  5 6
Notes:
Gutshot, Leak, Sun Titan, Blade Splicers, O-ring
 Game 2:
My life: 20  18  15
His life: 20
Infect: 1  11  10 (That's what was written down...)
Notes:
Wild defiance out, Doom Blade vs. Guile then Mutagenic
(So likely 1+3+4+5 infect if that was an inkmoth)

Game 3:
My life: 20  18  16  14  12  10  8  6  4
His life: 20 18
Infect: 1 2  5
Notes:
(Looked grindy, must have been a bad draw for me.  he gutshotted early.)

Round 5 (2:54PM):

My fifth match was against a Red/Green Ramp deck piloted by Trevor.

Game 1:
My life: 20  15  5  3
His life: 20  16  17  23  28 (Dismember, double thragtusk)
Infect: 13
Notes:
Glistener + titanic + mutagenic w/ wild defiance.

 Game 2:
My life: 20  19  17  13  -1
His life: 20  21  15  9  5  10  12  8  16 (stopped tracking)
Infect: 3
Notes:
Primeval  titan 4 glimmer kesseg, flipped huntmaster and dismembers caused his life total to fluctuate, but not his poison count.  DID NOT SPELLSKITE KESSEG! (I made a HUGE mistake costing me the game, by not using spellskite to redirect the kesseg wolf run on his final attack. Kesseg for 9)

Game 3:
My life: 20  18 11
His life: 20 21  17  27
Infect: 1  2
Notes:
2 MANA LOSS (Opening hand had two mana, never drew another)

Round 6 (3:55PM):

My sixth match was against a Pod(?) deck piloted by Tim.

Game 1:
My life: 20  16
His life: 20  22
Infect: 2  10
Notes:
Opp mulligans, drops blade splicer and huntmaster that game.
I livewire +3 mutagenic growth
 Game 2:
My life: 20
His life: 20
Infect: 5 (That's all that was written down)
Notes:

(Not sure exactly what happened, no notes on this last game looked extremely quick)

Round 7 (5:05PM):

My seventh and eighth matches were losses.  If you want me to copy the blow-by-blows for the last rounds onto the blog, ask, because I'm out of time right now.  (Email kheremos on google's email service)

Apparently there were many artifacts and a critical mistake involved...

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