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Table for 2 - An MTG Arena Podcast

Table for 2 - An MTG Arena Podcast

Pro Tour champion and MPL member Alexander Hayne chats Magic: The Gathering with KYT over food/coffee.

Return of the Table 2020/08/15, 03:08
Return of the Table

<p>Treat us to cups of coffee ☕ for our next episode - https://ko-fi.com/tablefor2</p><br><p>Alex and KYT meet up for the first time since COVID for a socially distanced lobster dinner.</p><br>

Alex top 8s Players Tour Online 4! 2020/06/25, 22:42
Alex top 8s Players Tour Online 4!

<p>Treat us to cups of coffee ☕ for our next episode - https://ko-fi.com/tablefor2</p><br><p>(1:45) Alex talks about playing Temur Reclamation to a PT Online 4 top 8 finish<br><br>(4:00) KYT asks Alex to clarify the differences between all the tournaments that have been running<br><br>(18:55) KYT gets Alex to go more in-depth on his tourney prep, how'd he know how to adjust<br><br>(28:00) Is the format skill intenstive or skill rewarding?<br><br>(31:45) KYT comments how well the game is doing - Ikoria &#38; Core Set 2021 doing great<br><br>(39:30) What can we learn from the recent chess hype?<br><br>(57:45) Alex asks KYT how chess has been going for him, KYT obsessed with exploitative chess</p><br>

Reacting to Organized Play with a Mix of Strategy 2020/05/22, 03:01
Reacting to Organized Play with a Mix of Strategy

<p>Treat us to cups of coffee ☕ for our next episode - https://ko-fi.com/tablefor2</p><br><p>Apologies on minor mic friction noise</p><br><p>(1:55) Alex details the recent Organized Play announcements and gives his reaction. Is this the death of competitive Magic?<br><br>(16:05) Reacting to Matt Sperling's glass-half-full tweet<br><br>(31:00) KYT has gotten Alex hooked on two chess streams: GMHikaru &#38; BotezLive<br><br>(48:00) Tactics in chess and how it can relate to MTG<br><br>(1:01:00) Chess coaches often recommend playing slow games<br><br>(1:14:30) Answer a Q by Nikachu on Twitter: why don't MTG players review their games? KYT suggests an improvement routine.<br><br>(1:18:00) KYT has identified auto-pilot leaks by recording his poker play</p><br>

The Companion Mechanic, Chess, Best Move vs. Easier to Play 2020/04/23, 17:44
The Companion Mechanic, Chess, Best Move vs. Easier to Play

<p>Treat us to cups of coffee ☕ for our next episode - https://ko-fi.com/tablefor2</p><br><p>(0:00) What we've been up to and which games we've been playing<br><br>(3:45) Is Alex still a Rival and for how long?<br><br>(29:15) What does Alex think of Ikoria and the Companion mechanic?<br><br>(57:00) In chess, even the very elite might not play the best move and opt for an easier to play line. Does this happen in MTG?<br><br>(1:12:24) KYT links the discussion to poker: some players trying to copy solvers, GTO vs. exploitative<br><br>(1:18:00) KYT is happy to see people tweet about being proud to hit 2000+ ratings on MTGO. Can there actually be a mix of ELO in the ladder?<br><br></p><br><p><br><br></p><br>

Organized Play - WWAD 2020/01/15, 22:44
Organized Play - WWAD

<p>Treat us to cups of coffee ☕ for our next episode - https://ko-fi.com/tablefor2</p><br><p>(0:00) Thoughts on Play Design<br><br>(11:45) Reaction to Organized Play announcements - what would Alex do? First 2 vs. best 5?<br><br>(29:30) Alex thinks people who were able to mix a job and MTG as a hobby did it right<br><br>(31:30) Alex reveals roughly how much he earned as an MPL player in 2019<br><br>(1:01:00) London mulligan strategy<br><br>(1:11:00) Helping finalnub win a Realease Weekend Limited Grand Prix</p><br>

MTG Outlook for 2020 2019/12/18, 19:36
MTG Outlook for 2020

<p>Treat us to cups of coffee ☕ for our next episode - https://ko-fi.com/tablefor2</p><br><p>(2:00) How does Alex feel post-Arena Mythic Championship? How hard will he work to get back in the MPL?<br><br>(24:00) Success stories vs. survivorship bias. The dark side of MTG addiction.<br><br>(38:00) Javier Dominguez - best in the world?<br><br>(42:20) Reacting to some OP changes</p><br>

The Pressure of this Mythic Championship 2019/12/04, 17:15
The Pressure of this Mythic Championship

<p>Treat us to cups of coffee ☕ for our next episode - https://ko-fi.com/tablefor2</p><br><p>(1:45) Reacting to the current landscape of MTG content<br><br>(13:10) Tyler Nightingale asks us how we'd get people more invested in the MPL<br><br>(21:40) The pressure of the upcoming Arena Mythic Championship, how did Alex prepare<br><br>(34:20) Good Game culture, turning emotions on/off<br><br>(41:45) Alex is asked what's the difference between him and the average grinder<br><br>(53:00) Tactics vs. strategy in Magic<br><br>(57:20) Analyzing the Pinnacle odds for the Arena MC. The level of disrepect!</p><br>

End of an Era 2019/11/18, 20:42
End of an Era

<p>Treat us to cups of coffee ☕ for our next episode - https://ko-fi.com/tablefor2</p><br><p>(2:10) Talking Paul Cheon, he says TF2 photos make him hungry<br><br>(5:50) Discussing Strasky<br><br>(8:20) Proclaiming retirement and crushing<br><br>(17:00) End of an era, emotional feelings at the last MC of its kind<br><br>(22:25) What did Alex play at the MC and why<br><br>(33:45) Alex says they shouldn't push mechanics that only work with themselves<br><br>(40:00) "I think the London Mulligan is a mistake" - Alex<br><br>(49:40) Playing the best deck, avoiding testing/data traps</p><br>

Sergio Ferry, Pioneer, Oko at MC Richmond 2019/11/01, 22:58
Sergio Ferry, Pioneer, Oko at MC Richmond

<p>Treat us to cups of coffee ☕ for our next episode - https://ko-fi.com/tablefor2</p><br><p>(2:00) Sergio Ferry wants to know what's the optimal strategy with fractional invites<br><br>(15:35) What does Alex think of Pioneer?<br><br>(30:20) Alex doesn't sound that enthusiastic about Standard, explains why Oko is not an enjoyable card<br><br>(1:00:00) Listener wanted Arena draft advice</p><br><p><br></p><br>

Hayne Headed to Mythic Championship V 2019/10/17, 00:03
Hayne Headed to Mythic Championship V

<p>Treat us to cups of coffee ☕ for our next episode - https://ko-fi.com/tablefor2</p><br><p>(0:00) Alex is headed to Long Beach, California for MCV! Some Standard talk.<br><br>(2:30) Listener Q: how does field size change Alex's deck selection<br><br>(6:25) Do pros hate this Standard format? How skill intensive is it?<br><br>(10:00) Tips for people fantasy drafting MC5<br><br>(15:15) Alex &#38; KYT react to all the news from Riot Games' 10th Year Anniversary Celebration</p><br>