Mark Herberholz made the Top 8 of Pro Tour Philadelphia, Pro Tour San Diego, Pro Tour Yokohama and won Pro Tour Honolulu. He was voted as a top 10 deckbuilder of all time by peers and historians, but he is most widely known for his entertaining appearance on The Price is Right.
More than just a tournament report filled with tales of drunken debauchery, Herberheezy’s article today also provides a complete matchup analysis and sideboarding guide to all the decks that he faced on the way to his second Pro Tour Top 8!
When I originally posted my Splice list, which I playtested right up until the week before the Pro Tour that I top 8’d in, it was discarded as being unplayable. My team was afraid of the lack of win conditions and the time issues in a Pro Tour, where draws count as losses. But I stuck to my guns and kept posting the list, claiming that it wasn’t losing to any single deck. This claim was true…. until we sideboarded.