The2010’s Top 8 Decklists & Player Profiles

Congratulations to Corey Baumeister on his THIRD North Dakota Magic title! Corey won in 2007, 2008, & 2010, while no other ND champion has ever won twice. In doing so, Corey has put himself up to 40th place in North America on Total rating (2072), securing himself an invitation to the World championship in Japan this winter. Congrats again to Corey, and to all the Top 8 competitors. We had a really impressive list of players this year, and they played some fantastic games, many of which you can read/watch coverage of here on our website.

Corey BaumeisterCOREY BAUMEISTER

Age – 19
Hometown – Mandan, ND
Occupation – Magic
When did you start playing Magic? – Magic
What store do you play at? – A Magic store
Previous Magic accomplishments – I’ve won some Magic tournaments
What deck did you play & why? – A good Magic deck cause I heard thats what were playing [Corey’s grammar, not mine – Brian]
Favorite card in Standard – The one with the most Magic!






Corey KruckenbergCOREY KRUCKENBERG

Age – 29
Hometown – Bismarck, ND
Occupation – Transport Specialist
When did you start playing Magic? – 1993
What store do you play at? – Paradox Comics-N-Cards (Fargo, ND)
Previous Magic accomplishments – Top 8 PTQ, 2nd Place 2008 ND State Championship
What deck did you play & why? – Boros, the cards that I had available.
Favorite card in Standard Fog






Jordan StensgardJORDAN STENSGARD

Age – 23
Hometown – Thompson, Manitoba
Occupation – Hornbacher’s
When did you start playing Magic? – 2000
What store do you play at? – Paradox Comics-N-Cards (Fargo, ND)
Previous Magic accomplishments – PTQ Top 8’s
What deck did you play & why? – Eldrazi Ramp, it’s good.
Favorite card in Standard – [card Battle-Rattle Shaman]Banana Rama Shaman[/card]






Brian IllingBRIAN ILLING

Age – 21
Hometown – Fargo, ND
Occupation – The Butcher
When did you start playing Magic? – Judgment
What store do you play at? – Paradox Comics-N-Cards (Fargo, ND)
Previous Magic accomplishments – The2009’s North Dakota State Champion
What deck did you play & why? – Valakut Ramp, it has no bad matchups.
Favorite card in Standard Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle






Steven PfieffSTEVEN PFEIFF

Age – 22
Hometown – Emerado, ND
Occupation – Warehouse Laborer
When did you start playing Magic? – 2003
What store do you play at? – Grand Cities Games (Grand Forks, ND)
Previous Magic accomplishments – Top 8 ND Nationals Qualifier
What deck did you play & why? – BU Tempo Control. Thought Abyssal Persecutor and Vampire Hexmage were amazing in Standard. I started with a Mimic Vat deck and developed from there.
Favorite card in Standard Fume Spitter






Jon GayedJON GAYED

Age – 26
Hometown – Fargo, ND
Occupation – Cracking necks, cashing checks
When did you start playing Magic? – M10
What store do you play at? – Paradox Comics-N-Cards (Fargo, ND)
Previous Magic accomplishments – None yet!
What deck did you play & why? – Red Deck Wins: the Next Generation, had all the cards and it seemed to have good matchups.
Favorite card in Standard Koth of the Hammer






Chris DanzlCHRIS DANZL

Age – 22
Hometown – Bismarck, ND
Occupation – Hornbacher’s
When did you start playing Magic? – 5th Grade (age 10)
What store do you play at? – Paradox Comics-N-Cards (Fargo, ND)
Previous Magic accomplishments – Top 8 The2009’s ND State Championship
What deck did you play & why? – UW Titan Control
Favorite card in Standard Tunnel Ignus






Cody BehlingCODY BEHLING

Age – 22
Hometown – Grand Forks, ND
Occupation – I run Bingo. xD
When did you start playing Magic? – 3 years ago
What store do you play at? – Grand Cities Games (Grand Forks, ND)
Previous Magic accomplishments – Top 8 2008 & 2009 ND State Championships
What deck did you play & why? – Red Deck Wins. I’m not a control player.
Favorite card in Standard Koth of the Hammer