AJTV #12: Positioning & Maneuvering Combo vs. Control

AJTV returns! In this episode, AJ analyzes game 1 of the match of Modern between Anssi Alkio and Lee Shi Tian in the Top 8 of Pro Tour Born of the Gods in Valencia, Spain.

Part 1

Part 2

Man, does it feel good to finally make another AJTV after all of the positive feedback the past ones have received. They are a lot of work, but I enjoy doing these videos quite a bit. I’ve been away from it for some time due to outside circumstances (aka “real life”) so I’m glad to have returned to this series.

This one’s a bit long, due to both the game being long and because I wanted to go over a bunch of weird interactions and small plays rather than fast-forwarding to specific points to illustrate individual principles. There will be videos like that, videos like this, and videos formatted in other ways still. But since this one is so long, I cut it up into two parts (maybe it should have been three), so hopefully that makes it feel more consumable despite the length.

If you want to watch the live cast of the game before watching my take on it (or even after), feel free. The entire match can be found here, though I only go over the first game.

Thanks for watching. I hope to see you all in Cincinnati for the Standard Grand Prix this weekend and then in Charlotte for the StarCityGames.com Open Series featuring the Invitational!