Las Vegas – Felipe Alberto was very close from achieving the victory against Craig Wescoe (EUA) and be among the 30 top placed at GP Modern Vegas, but his Combo Druid deck (Abzan) wasn’t match for his opponent’s GW Hatebears. “I won the first game pretty quick, because I got an infinite mana combo (with [mtg_card]Devoted Druid[/mtg_card]) right in the beginning and he had no reaction”, recalls. In the next game, however, a combination of [mtg_card]Aether Vial[/mtg_card], [mtg_card]Eternal Witness[/mtg_card] and [mtg_card]Wrath of God[/mtg_card] had prevented Felipe from joining the combo pieces together. “He played three Wrath of God, at least”, commented. On the decisive matchup, two Collected Company – one in the pass, for two [mtg_card]Mirran Crusader[/mtg_card] – and one at his own turn – for the third Mirran and a [mtg_card]Qasali Pridemage[/mtg_card] had ended the game. “Mirran is too strong against my deck. I can either remove it with [mtg_card]Path to Exile[/mtg_card] or block it with [mtg_card]Vizier of Remedies[/mtg_card], only. Then I died with a topdeck Collected and a [mtg_card]Kitchen Finks[/mtg_card] that would come into play with it. One more turn and I would’ve won”, mourns.
Alberto says that the match against Grixis [mtg_card]Death’s Shadow[/mtg_card] is complicated, and that the trainings with Gabriel Fehr had helped him a lot. “I realized that it’s almost impossible to win with the combo, because Grixis has so many removals. When I beat a Grixis at round 10, I took out almost every piece from the combo, keeping only the Vizir and the Finks, and putting in the Path to Exile, [mtg_card]Anafenza, the Foremost[/mtg_card], [mtg_card]Linvala, Keeper of Silence[/mtg_card], baceuse it has flying and stops [mtg_card]Tasigur, the Golden Fang[/mtg_card], [mtg_card]Fatal Push[/mtg_card] and [mtg_card]Selfless Spirit[/mtg_card], which was the card that made me win game 3”, explained, remembering the turn around victory.