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The Only Way to Poison

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If you haven't heard, Tom Ross won the Star City Invitational last weekend. And, in a rarity for such a large tournament, he did it on the back of two fairly innovative decks. The first was the "Boss Sligh" deck he used in Standard, playing basically all the Red one-drops and just killing people before they hit him.

It's a similar approach to the one he used in Legacy, except that while playing a format full of the game's most powerful cards he had only to count to 10.

Tom Ross counters...
Tom Ross counters...

There are two cool things about the SCG Invitationals. The first is that they split between Standard and Legacy. The second is that, like the Invitationals of old, the winner gets his or her own token.

And they don't get cooler than this. "A player with ten or more Tom Ross counters loses the game" is probably the best way possible to immortalize his victory, and the artist knocked it out of the park with this one.

Corbin Hosler

Corbin Hosler is a journalist living in Norman, Oklahoma (also known as the hotbed of Magic). He started playing in Shadowmoor and chased the Pro Tour dream for a few years, culminating in a Star City Games Legacy Open finals appearance in 2011 before deciding to turn to trading and speculation full-time. He writes weekly at QuietSpeculation.com and biweekly for LegitMTG. He also cohosts Brainstorm Brewery, the only financial podcast on the net. He can best be reached @Chosler88 on Twitter.

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