Pro Tour NY 1996 Deck Support Cards

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Michael Loconto Bio Card
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Source Michael Loconto Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16
InfoMichael Loconto (Champion) Finals — defeated Lestrée (2-1) Semifinals — defeated Poulter (3-2) Quarterfinals — defeated Tamn (2-0) Loconto, a 26-year-old social worker from Grafton, Massachussets, played a blue-white Millstone deck that generally defeated his opponents by running them out of cards. One innovative concept was his addition of Hallowed Ground, which he used to protect himself against Armageddon, to activate his Land Tax, and to save his Mishra's Factories from destruction.
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Eric Tam Bio Card
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Source Eric Tam Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16
InfoEric Tam (Quarterfinalist) Quarterfinals — defeated by Loconto (2-1) Tam, an 18-year-old student from Ontario, Canada, played a red-green-white deck with large and unvulnerable creatures, plus a variety of red and white spells for creature suppression. He created a mid-game lock with the only blue card in his deck, Zur's Weirding.
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Bertrand Lestrée Bio Card
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Source Bertrand Lestrée Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16
InfoBertrand Lestrée (Finalist) Finals — defeated by Loconto (2-1) Semifinals — defeated Lindbäck (3-0) Quarterfinals — defeated Regnier (2-1) Lestrée, a 25.year.old business development strategist from Pantin, France, played the most popular deck type at the tournament, a green-white Armageddon/Ernham Djinn deck with strong mass destruction capabilities. Lestrée's most interesting playing quirk was his constant use of extra life (mostly from Ivory Tower and Zuran Orb) to draw extra cards with his Sylvan Library.


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Shawn Regnier (Hammer) Bio Card
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Source Shawn Regnier (Hammer) Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16
InfoShawn Regnier (Hammer) (Quarterfinalist) Quarterfinals — defeated Lestrée (2-1) Regnier, a 27-year-old comic bookstore owner from Manchester, New Hampshire, played a blue-white Millstone deck with very heavy permission (including 12 counterspells). A former professional arm wrestler, "Hammer" had a very relaxed, conversational style which he used to unnerve his opponents.
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Leon Lindbäck Bio Card
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Source Leon Lindbäck Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16
InfoLeon Linbäck (Semifinalist) Semifinals — defeated by Lestrée (3-0) Quarterfinals — defeated Baxter (2-0) Lindbäck, a 20-year-old electrical engineering student from Stockholm, Sweden, played an all-black speed/discard deck. Most noticeable in his deck were four Necropotences which Lindbäck would play early to continually fill up his hand.
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George Baxter Bio Card
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Source George Baxter Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16
InfoGeorge Baxter (Quarterfinalist) Quarterfinals — defeated by Lindbäck (2-0) Baxter, a 23-year-old author (of a number of Magic strategy books) from Dallas, Texas, played an almost all-black speed/burn deck. Baxter included enough red mana to support direct damage and just enough green mana to play with four Ernham Djinns.


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Preston Poulter Bio Card
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Source Preston Poulter Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16
InfoPreston Poulter (Semifinalist) Semifinals — defeated by Loconto (3-2) Quarterfinals — defeated Justice (2-1) Poulter, a 22-year-old chemistry graduate student from Irvine, California, played a variation of the tournament's prevalent green-white decks. With only nine creatures in his deck, Poulter used Aelopiles and Hurricanes for creature suppression and direct damage.
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Mark Justice Bio Card
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Source Mark Justice Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16
InfoMark Justice (Quarterfinalist) Quarterfinals — defeated by Poulter (2-1) Justice, a 25-year-old card shop owner from West Walley City, Utah, played a red/artifact control deck with a touch of white for Balance and Swords to Plowshares. The creatureless deck used Winter Orbs to lock down the opponent until the direct damage could finish them off.