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Krut Wins Grand Prix New Jersey

The first Limited Grand Prix of the year featured Theros Beyond Death and hosted nearly 1500 competitors!

The second Grand Prix of 2020 was attended by 1,436 hopeful competitors, all playing Theros Beyond Death Limited for their share of $50,300.

Isaak Krut, who also recently won back-to-back MTG Arena Mythic Qualifiers, played a predominantly white deck, splashing red for a few red cards, including 2 copies of Wrap in Flames and finished the Swiss rounds as the first seed.

The Top 8 of Grand Prix New Jersey featured a cast of familiar faces, including Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica champion Andrew Elenbogen and 2019 SCG Tour Season One Invitational Champion Collin Rountree.

In the Top 8, Krut drafted a Selesnya deck featuring Bronzehide Lion and Arasta of the Endless Web. In the Quarterfinals, Krut first defeated Elenbogen 2-0, then moved on to defeat Rountree 2-1 in the Semifinals.


Quarterfinals
5
Elenbogen
1
Krut
3
Rountree
7
Hinkle
8
Berkowitz
6
Campo
4
Trudel
2
Rosdahl
Semifinals
Krut
2-1
Rountree
2-0
Campo
2-1
Trudel
2-0
Finals
Krut
2-1
Trudel
2-0
Champion
Krut
2-1

In the Finals, Krut met Christian Trudel, piloting a Gruul deck with Setessan Champion, Furious Rise, and three copies of Voracious Typhon.


In Game 1 of the Finals, Trudel took advantage of Krut’s lack of white mana and easily won on the back of Setessan Champion.

Krut bounced back quickly in Games 2 and 3 however, overcoming powerful enchantments like Furious Rise to win the match 2-1, making him the Champion of Grand Prix New Jersey.

Read the original article from Wizards of the Coast and Channel Fireball.