AuthorKyle Boggemes

Kyle Boggemes first made a breakthrough on the Pro Tour in 2010 with a second place finish at Pro Tour San Diego. After a stellar run ending the 2010 season with 40 pro points, he focused on finishing school and establishing a career. In 2014 he made a comeback with a win at GP Cincinnati and a ninth place finish at Pro Tour Dragons of Tarkir. He is currently a Financial Analyst at Barracuda Networks and is working on becoming a regular on the Pro Tour once again.

The Nose Knows – The State of the Game (and Introducing ExStandard)

The StarCityGames.com Open Series comes to St. Louis!
Tuesday, June 22nd – Magic has undergone some galactic shifts these past few days. The trimming of Standard, the Banned and Restricted List announcements for Legacy, the growth of the M11 spoiler list… we certainly live in interesting times. Today, Kyle Boggemes shares his thoughts on the latest news, and makes some Legacy and Standard suggestions for this weekend’s StarCityGames.com Open Series in St. Louis!

The Nose Knows – Standard and Legacy Evolutions

The StarCityGames.com Open Series comes to St. Louis!
Tuesday, June 15th – This past weekend saw a host of high-level tournaments for both Standard and Vintage. Today, Kyle Boggemes examines the results from Grand Prix: Manilla, and both days of the StarCityGames.com Open Series weekend in Seattle. If you’re looking for an edge in Standard or Legacy, look no further!

The Nose Knows – Everything You Know is Wrong: Standard and Legacy

The StarCityGames.com Open Series comes to Seattle!
Tuesday, June 8th – Constructed metagames adapt with each new tournament, and the more successful mages always seems a step ahead of the crowd. Today, Kyle Boggemes looks at both Standard and Legacy, suggesting lists for both formats, and shares some interesting tips to help us get to grips with any given format…

The Nose Knows – Pro Tour: San Juan

StarCityGames.com Open Series: Philadelphia June 5th - 6th
Tuesday, June 1st – Going into Pro Tour: San Juan, Kyle Boggemes was unsure of what to play. After a few mock tournaments, he was ready, but he sadly failed to capitalize on his excellent performance at Grand Prix: Washington. Today, he shares stories from both his preparation and the tournament, including his decklist and sideboarding guide.

The Nose Knows – Mr. Boggemes Goes To Washington *Top 4*

Tuesday, May 25th – Going into Grand Prix: Washington, Kyle was looking for a strong performance to cement him into Level 6 Pro Player status for next year. On the back of a powerful Blue/White Control list, he achieved his desired goal, and more! Today he shares his list, his tournament, and his sideboarding plans. Congratulations Kyle!

The Nose Knows – Deck Design for Grand Prix: Washington

Visit the StarCityGames.com booth at Grand Pris: Washington!
Tuesday, May 18th – With Nationals Qualifier results beginning to crawl in, and Grand Prix: Washington DC on the horizon, Kyle Boggemes brings us a look at a selection of successful Standard strategies that are sure to be well represented in the weeks to come. Naya, Control, and Jund are all tackled here, in perfect time for the upcoming premier events!

The Nose Knows – Decks to Consider for Regionals

Visit the StarCityGames.com booth at Grand Pris: Washington!
Wednesday, May 12th – The Standard Metagame is beginning to solidify, and with Nationals Qualifiers and Grand Prix: Washington DC fast approaching, it’s time to select your weapon of choice. Kyle Boggemes presents the case for three popular and strong archetypes today: Planeswalkers, Mythic, and the perennial Jund.

The Nose Knows – The Ten Card Commandments, Part 1

The StarCityGames.com Open Series returns to Atlanta!
Tuesday, April 27th – There are many ways to gain an edge in competitive Magic. In today’s illuminating edition of The Nose Knows, Kyle Boggemes counts down the first five of his Ten Card Commandments, each one a surefire tip that’ll improve your game and help propel you to the next level. Do you have what it takes to be the best? Read on to find out!

The Nose Knows – From The Vaults: Standard

The StarCityGames.com Open Series returns to Atlanta!
Wednesday, April 21st – Rise of the Eldrazi promises much for the Standard metagame, but we already have tools available to give the big dogs a hard time. One such overlooked deck is Open the Vaults, and it gains a few tricks with the new cards. Kyle Boggemes examines this powerful faux-combo option in a pre- and post-Rise world…

Feature Article – Congregating in Extended

The StarCityGames.com Open Series returns to Atlanta!
Tuesday, April 13th – In his debut article for StarCityGames.com, Kyle Boggemes discusses the strategy behind the recent innovation in Extended Zoo: Congregation at Dawn. With Magic Online tournaments leading up to the End of Season Championship, is this new Zoo direction the Real Deal?