Manuel Bucher is a Swiss pro with four Grand Prix Top 8s to his name, including a win at Grand Prix: Zurich. He's a member of the 2007 Team World Champions, and his deck designs are respected at the highest level of the game.
Monday, April 12th – At Grand Prix: Brussels, Manuel Bucher played his Master Jund list, and narrowly missed out on Day 2 play. Today, he tales us through the matches, the sideboarding, and the changes heâ€™d make in the current climate. With the Standard format set to change in a few weeks with the introduction of Rise of the Eldrazi, will Jund still be the top dog?
Monday, April 5th – Late last week, Antoine Ruel brought us the Mono Red perspective in its battle against the formats undoubted powerhouse. Today, Manuel Bucher rounds out the matchup with stories and sideboarding tips. Is there nothing that can stop Jundâ€™s relentless advance?
Tuesday, March 23rd – Grand Prix: Brussels is this weekend, and Manuel Bucher has been pounding people with his Jund in preparation! Packing a full complement of Master of the Wild Hunt, will Manuâ€™s deck be the Last Jund Standing come Sunday evening? Read on to find out!
Friday, March 19th – Earlier this week, Antoine Ruel brought us the lowdown on the Blue/White perspective of the UW versus Naya Standard matchup. Today, Manuel Bucher rounds out the matchup with his thoughts on the match from the Naya side of the table.
Friday, March 12th – The more Standard changes, the more it stays the same. With the StarCityGames.com Standard Open in Indianapolis this coming Saturday, the world is poised to see how many Jund decks make the Top 8. Manuel Bucher played Jund at Pro Tour: San Diego, and today he takes us through his tournament games and sideboarding strategies.
Friday, March 5th – Earlier this week, Antoine Ruel picked up the innovative Open the Vaults Standard deck and threw it against Manuel Bucherâ€™s Jund. Today, Manu shares his thoughts on the matchup from the Jund perspective, telling us exactly when to cast those oh so tempting Blightnings…
Friday, February 26th – Earlier this week, Antoine Ruel threw the U/W Tezzerator deck at Manuel Bucherâ€™s popular Tribal Zoo variant. Today, Manu provides detailed information from the Zoo side of the table. If youâ€™re looking to claim a blue envelope in the coming weeks, this is the series for you!
Wednesday, February 17th – Extended is proving to be a fresh hunting ground for innovative deck design. It seems thereâ€™s space for people with a plan, and the Hurterator deck, designed by Tobias Henke, certainly has that. Manuel Bucher throws the new deck through a collection of queues on Magic Online, recording the play-by-play results.
Thursday, February 11th – Yesterday, Antoine Ruel brought us the Thopter Depths perspective on the Extended battle with Domain Zoo. Today, itâ€™s Manuel Bucherâ€™s turn to set the record straight on behalf of the dedicated aggro menagerie. With Zoo a main player in the format, and Thopter Depths the deck to beat, this article is great preparation for GP: Oakland!
Friday, February 5th – Manuel Bucher takes up his 6-0 Extended deck from Worlds, makes a few changes, and throws it against all comers in the MTGO Constructed queues! Does it still prove to be a contender in this combo-heavy metagame? Read on to find out!
Friday, January 29th – Earlier this week, Antoine Ruel announced his new matchup-exploring playtest column, and ran the first fifty-game matchup analysis: Faeries versus Zoo. Antoine dissected the games from the Fae perspective; his opponent, Manuel Bucher, brings us the Zoo perspective today…
Friday, January 22nd – Worldwake, it seems, has got everyoneâ€™s tongue a-wagging. Today, Manuel Bucher looks at the standout cards that have received spoiler attention, and posits some theories about their place in the coming Constructed metagames…
Wednesday, January 13th – Choosing the correct deck for testing purposes can be almost as important as choosing the correct deck for an approaching tournament. Perceived wisdom says that the Best Deck in the format is usually the correct choice… but when do you choose to test the deck that beats such a deck?
Wednesday, January 6th – With the StarCityGames.com Dallas / Fort Worth Open weekend mere days away, Manuel Bucher has something different for Standard: Five-Color Creatures! Utilizing the strongest guys in the format, is this latest brew strong enough to take home the prize this weekend? Read on to find out!
Wednesday, December 30th – For his final article of 2009, Manuel Bucher reflects on the highs and lows of the Magical year, including the M10 Rules Changes, his tips for testing, and the lessons heâ€™s learned about the game along the way.