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Dave Baldelli

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I've been playing the game since Invasion block in real life and since Mirrodin online although nowadays due to time constraints I am much more of an online player. I hover around the top 75 in the UK with a rating of 1900 due in no small part to a grinding a lot of FNM's over the last year or two (though not so much recently). Consistency is something I think is a big part of being a good magic player and I work hard to develop my magic theory, hopefully my articles will be able to impart some of that.

Cruel Teachings in Modern by Dave Baldelli

With the strength and depth of instants and creatures with flash in the modern format, building a Mystical teachings deck is a joy.

M12 Valukat Ramp Report by Dave Baldelli

This is primarily a tournament report of a daily event I played, while not the most demanding of events, the matchups I played were a good cross section of the meta, it covers Valakut (my deck choice) which hasn't been written about much recently and I went 4-0 which is always nice…..

Caw-Go and its Implications in Standard by Dave Baldelli

Squadron Hawk, its a card that has been doing the rounds for a while now seeing play in Boros and WW as a group of guys who can hold big pointy sticks but not before worlds have the flock of birds seen action in control decks.

10 Top Cards in Extended by Dave Baldelli

There has been no competitive extended tournaments at all leading in to this years Worlds, with the rotation (and bannings) there were notable interactions that are now missing...

Why draft? by Dave Baldelli

As a new draft player it will take time to get good at it, but the feeling of accomplishment is great and the rewards even greater. Being able to feel confident at a draft table (especially when a new set has just come out) is a really good feeling and opens up magic in its entirety.

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