David Ochoa Wins His Way into VSL

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Full disclosure, Shops is my least favorite deck in Vintage. I say this having never beaten an Oath of Druids in my life. I find nothing interesting about Mishra's Workshop decks, and most of the games I have played with blue decks against Shops have merely been a matter of lining hands up against each other and factoring in play/draw. Not a lot of actual thinking. This week, for the first time, I witnessed a Shops matchup that involved a lot of impressive play.

If you haven't seen the video yet, I strongly recommend checking out the finals match for the VSL qualifier. In this match, David Ochoa finds lines better than the lines that LSV suggests while commentating in very impressive fashion. There aren't a ton of recorded matches that I could rewatch, but this one is well worth it. You can find the match on Youtube here. I'm pretty excited to see Ochoa play more Vintage in the league.

Ryan Overturf

Ryan has been playing Magic since Legions and playing competitively since Lorwyn. While he fancies himself a Legacy specialist, you'll always find him with strong opinions on every constructed format.

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