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Top 8 player profiles of Grand Prix Bangkok

After 15 rounds of Swiss, the original 813 players at Grand Prix Bangkok were whittled down to the Top 8. You can find their player profiles below.

Thanks go out to Joseph Sapp for the photos and Zhaoben Xu for the text. 

Rondy Krish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Age: 35

Hometown, country: Singapore

Occupation: Finance

Best previous Magic accomplishments (before this Grand Prix):

Nats Top 4

What colors was your sealed deck and what was your sealed deck record?

Black/Green 8-1

 What colors was your first draft deck and what was your first draft record?

Monored 2-1

What colors was your second draft deck and your second draft record?

Green/white 3-0

What is your favorite archetype/color combination in Throne of Eldraine Draft, and why?

Black/Green Food. Has plenty of good stuffs

What was your favorite memory or most memorable play this weekend?

Good food, good company

 

 

Guo Cheng

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Age: 29

Hometown, country: Beijing, China

Occupation: iyingdi.com reader

Best previous Magic accomplishments (before this Grand Prix):

Beaten Liu Yuchen in FNM in 2006

What colors was your sealed deck and what was your sealed deck record?

BG Splash Red, 8-1 (2 byes)

What colors was your first draft deck and what was your first draft record?

BG 3-0

What colors was your second draft deck and your second draft record?

UG 1-1-1

What is your favorite archetype/color combination in Throne of Eldraine Draft, and why?

Mono black, I like small black cats.

What was your favorite memory or most memorable play this weekend?

Nothing in particular, every match was fun.

 

 

Yuta Takahashi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twitter: @vendilion

Age: 33

Hometown, country: Tokyo, Japan

Occupation: Cardmsh Pro

Best previous Magic accomplishments (before this Grand Prix):

12 GP Top 8

What colors was your sealed deck and what was your sealed deck record?

UB 8-1 Faerie love me

What colors was your first draft deck and what was your first draft record?

UB 2-1

What colors was your second draft deck and your second draft record?

UB 2-0-1

What is your favorite archetype/color combination in Throne of Eldraine Draft, and why?

UB or Mono Green. I don’t like white and red.

What was your favorite memory or most memorable play this weekend?

Beat Shuhei.

 

 

 

Tu Nan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Age: 31

Hometown, country: Beijing, China

Occupation: Poker

Best previous Magic accomplishments (before this Grand Prix):

Finalist in an FNM

What colors was your sealed deck and what was your sealed deck record?

RG 9-0

What colors was your first draft deck and what was your first draft record?

White weenie 2-1

What colors was your second draft deck and your second draft record?

BR night 1-1-1

What is your favorite archetype/color combination in Throne of Eldraine Draft, and why?

Affinity for artifact

What was your favorite memory or most memorable play this weekend?

I finished 9-0 day 1 but after that lost few buyins in PLO 10K

 

Petr Sochorek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twitter:@petrkikac

Age: 25

Hometown, country: Prague/Tokyo

Occupation: Magic

Best previous Magic accomplishments (before this Grand Prix):

1 PT Top 16

6 GP X-2

8 GP Top 8

3 GP Wins

Platinum Pro

What colors was your sealed deck and what was your sealed deck record?

BG 7-2

What colors was your first draft deck and what was your first draft record?

Mono Red, splash black 3-0

What colors was your second draft deck and your second draft record?

G/W 2-0-1

What is your favorite archetype/color combination in Throne of Eldraine Draft, and why?

Don’t have a preference, I just like rares.

What was your favorite memory or most memorable play this weekend?

I just really, really enjoyed my time in Thailand, it’s an awesome place

 

 

Shuhei Nakamura

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twitter: Nakashu_

Twitch: Nakashu_

Age: 37

Hometown, country: Matsuyama, Japan

Occupation: House Husband

Best previous Magic accomplishments (before this Grand Prix):

#1 Life Time Pro Points Holder

What colors was your sealed deck and what was your sealed deck record?

U Splash W 8-1

What colors was your first draft deck and what was your first draft record?

Mono Red 2-1

What colors was your second draft deck and your second draft record?

UB 2-0-1

What is your favorite archetype/color combination in Throne of Eldraine Draft, and why?

Mono blue. Not 100% sure, but it is most successful color combination for me.

What was your favorite memory or most memorable play this weekend?

Miracle recovery from Dead ID at Round 15.

 

 

Kihara Atsuki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twitter: @kihara_works

Age: 27

Hometown, country: Tokyo, Japan

Occupation: Magic

Best previous Magic accomplishments (before this Grand Prix):

3 Time GP Finalist

What colors was your sealed deck and what was your sealed deck record?

Mono black 8-1

What colors was your first draft deck and what was your first draft record?

RU 3-0

What colors was your second draft deck and your second draft record?

WU 2-0-1

What is your favorite archetype/color combination in Throne of Eldraine Draft, and why?

U touch other

What was your favorite memory or most memorable play this weekend?

Matsumoto Yuki 3 time matching

 

 

 

Yuki Matsumoto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twitter: torayoo

Twitch: BIGMAGICLIVE

Age: 28

Hometown, country: Tokyo, Japan

Occupation: Game player

Best previous Magic accomplishments (before this Grand Prix):

GP Chiba, Winner

GP Kyoto, Winner

What colors was your sealed deck and what was your sealed deck record?

BG 9-0

What colors was your first draft deck and what was your first draft record?

WR 1-2

What colors was your second draft deck and your second draft record?

WB 2-0-1

What is your favorite archetype/color combination in Throne of Eldraine Draft, and why?

Mono white. I like all mono color, white is very easy

What was your favorite memory or most memorable play this weekend?

Vs Kihara, 3 matching. Sealed, 1st draft, 2nd draft

 

 

 

 

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