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Hello,

I've been to Breda's Vintage tournament last Sunday.
Since I did rather well (5th), I thought I'd post a report.

I've been out of Magic since last June, so my main motivation for coming to
Breda was actually to grab some cards for a cube (decided to build Brett Allen's
in December).

I am not a combo player at heart, and since I am rusty, I chose not to play
control. That leaves aggro... I checked some lists and thought that Fabian
Moyschewitz's must be fine, seeing his 2010 results with Aggro MUD (6 top 8).
I took his latest list from Hanau where he placed 6th out of 80.

1 Black Lotus
4 Chalice of the Void
2 Karn, Silver Golem
4 Lodestone Golem
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
4 Metalworker
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
2 Sculpting Steel
1 Sol Ring
4 Sphere of Resistance
4 Steel Hellkite
4 Tangle Wire
4 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Triskelion

4 Ancient Tomb
2 City of Traitors
2 Mishra's Factory
4 Mishra's Workshop
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Wasteland

Sideboard:
2 Crucible of Worlds
4 Duplicant
4 Relic of Progenitus
4 Tormod's Crypt
1 Triskelion

On Saturday evening, I played a bit against Chuff who would come with me.
He played various decks, and it was 50-50 most of the time (unsideboarded).

Nice turnout on Sunday: 42 players will vie for a place in top 8 (6 swiss
rounds).

Round 1: Bart Froyen - Oath of Druids (U/b/g)
Bart has had some success with this deck, so I suspected that he would sport it
again.
I get a good start with Sphere of Resistance, followed by a Thorn of Amethyst
and a Lodestone Golem. Bart had the opportunity to play an Oath of Druids, but I
guess he wasn't holding one. Golem and a Mishra's Factory beatdown take the
game.
Game 2 I don't get a lot of disruption: 1 Thorn of Amethyst and a Wasteland.
Bart drops an Oath and soon Emrakul appears. I try to get rid of it with a
sideboarded Duplicant, but he has a counter for it. We move on to game 3.
I get an excellent start with this turn 1: Mox Pearl, Sol Ring, Thorn of
Amethyst. Bart counters with a Force of Will, I then play Mishra's Workshop,
Mana Crypt and Lodestone Golem. Turn 2 I topdeck a second Golem and that's all
she wrote...
2-1, 3 points.

Round 2: Marcel Gelissen - Affinity
I didn't know what he was playing, last time I had seen his playing Mishra's
Workshop. Today he took a build with Affinity and blue (for Thoughtcast and the
good blue cards).
I open with Thorn of Amethyst, followed by a turn 2 Golem and a turn 3 Sculpting
Steel, coping the Golem. Marcel gets out Precursor Golem, which brings a
stalemate (he took only one Golem hit). I decided not to use Wasteland and my
patience is rewarded as I draw my 6th mana to play Steel Hellkite. Marcel has no
answer, and since he took 8 damages from his own Ancient Tombs, one Hellkite hit
is enough.
Game 2: I Wasteland his Seat of the Synod turn 1, strip another one turn 2, but
his turn 3 Tolarian Academy is there to stay. He plays a Magus of the Unseen,
which hampers my mana development as he takes control of my Metalworker every
upkeep of mine. I have to play Sculpting Steel on the MetalWorker to be able to
play my hand. Marcel plays Master of Etherium which is rather big. Thanks to
Metalworker #2, I am able to play Triskelion (getting rid of the Magus) and
Duplicant the Master of Etherium. We had to call the judge to know Duplicant's
power and thoughness: it's like his Master of Etherium: if Marcel plays more
artifact, my Duplicant will grow :) Anyway, Marcel can't keep up with the
biggies...
2-0, 6 points

Round 3: Dennis Baauw - Oath of Druids
Dennis is running the same deck as Bart.
I start with turn 1 Sphere of Resistance, turn 2 copy it with a Sculpting Steel,
turn 3 copy it again, followed by a Thorn of Amethyst. I get out a Metalworker
and activate it for 14 mana, showing enough to Dennis for him to concede.
He has a good start in game 2 with Lotus Petal, land, Oath of Druids. He doesn't
have Forbidden Orchard to give me a token to activate his Oath, so I play a
Thorn of Amethyst. Dennis kept a risky hand, as he doesn't have any second land.
I attack him with Mishra's Factory, making sure he can't cast more spells and
hoping he doesn't peel an Orchard. Mishra's Factory goes all the way.
2-0, 9 points.

Round 4: Bagus Bender - U/R control
I get an excellent start on the play with Black Lotus, Chalice of the Void at
zero, Mishra's Workshop, Thorn of Amethyst and Lodestone Golem. Turn 3, a second
Golem makes Bagus scoop. He didn't cast a single spell...
Game 2, I get a turn 1 Metalworker. Bagus does let Karn resolve (Force of Will)
but can't stop a Triskelion. Next turn I play a Tangle Wire that gets mana
drained, but he can't stop the second Wire. After 3 hits from Triskelion, Bagus
is at 4 life. When Bagus he goes to 3 thanks to Force of Will on a Thorn of
Amethyst, I shoot him 3 times with Triskelion.
2-0, 12 points.

Round 5: intentional draw with Roel Jans

Round 6: intentional draw with Richard Drijvers

There are 5 Mishra's Workshop decks in the top 8.

Quarter finals: Jeroen Schaffenhausen - Mono-red workshop
I lose the toss for the first time of the day.
Jeroen empties him hand on his first turn: Black Lotus, Chalice of the Void at
zero, Bazaar of Baghdad, activate the BoB, crack the Lotus for red, Goblin
Welder, Mana Crypt, Lodestone Golem. I manage to put a fight, but never really
come back.
Game 2, I open with turn 1 Metalworker, turn 2 Steel Hellkite and Sculpting
Steel on the Hellkite. He can't deal with two 5/5 flyers.
Game 3, he starts with Lodestone Golem, followed by Crucible of Worlds and Strip
Mine. I manage a turn 2 Steel Hellkite (thanks to Mana Crypt) to deal with the
Golem, but he plays Pithing Needle. I play my own Crucible of Worlds, but can't
get more than one land in play due to him stripping my land each turn. As I
don't have a Metalworker, this prevent me from playing anything else
significant. He doesn't have any red mana, but due to Mana Crypt, it would be
very risky to try to race him with the Hellkite (that I can't boost). He draws
Black Lotus, sacrifice it for red and casts Rack and Ruin, getting rid of Steel
Hellkite and Crucible of Worlds. I can't deal with the Lodestone Golem and
Jeroen takes the match.

I get 2 fetch lands for my fifth place and can finally close my deal with Rudy
(the card dealer) to complete my cube (still a bit over 20 cards to get).

Thanks to Arjan Bos for organising another nice tournament.

Cheers,

-- 
Carl