Ali Aintrazi is the 2011 US National Champion and a Pro Tour competitor. He is best known for his original deck designs and unique card choices - most notably breaking out the Turboland archetype at the 2010 SCG Open: Philadelphia.
Ali Aintrazi sees one card as the future of Standard: Trinket Mage! He provides four different decklists in which he thinks this little Mage will make a huge difference. Try one of them out at StarCityGames.com Open: Dallas/Fort Worth.
Ali Aintrazi learned some valuable information about the metagame at PT Dark Ascension. Read about two decks that he thinks are best for Standard right now: U/B Zombies and a new Four-Color Heartless brew.
Control decks get much better; Birthing Pod got some new toys; Burning Vengeance got another enchantment; and we now have a token deck. Can these contenders take down tempo at StarCityGames.com Open: Richmond?
Ali has returned from Worlds with tales and a tournament report, including a Solar Flare deck for this weekend’s Standard Open. As a bonus, he’s got a sneak peek at the green member of the “Power 5” in his new custom cube!
Ali plays with colors today, showing you what’s possible in Standard if you just use a new color palette. Be inspired for the SCG Open in Kansas City! Witness the revival of Solar Flare and Counterburn.
Ali loves a good control deck, so it’s no wonder he fell in love with Jeremy Neeman’s GP winning U/B Control. This article is full of tips and tricks on both winning with Control as well as beating it.
Ali-Cats is the new Esper Control variant that finishes off the opponent by making a bunch of Cats (me-ow!) and maximizes Snapcaster Mage by running nearly all sorceries and instants! A true draw-go control deck and a viable States candidate.
National Champion Ali Aintrazi is saddened by the overwhelming number of aggro decks doing well in Standard, but perhaps now that the metagame is more established, he can brew up some sick combo/control decks for Nashville.
Reigning US National Champion Ali Aintrazi wants to play with his new toys (Christmas comes early!). He builds all his favorite archetypes including U/B Control, Reanimator, and Grand Architect. Who says blue isn’t the best?