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Unveiling AEther Vial

Unveiling AEther Vial

- Zvi Mowshowitz
published on 12/28/2004

In this classic article, Zvi unveils the technology of Aether Vial. Learn all about how this great card became the glue that held all those modular pieces together. Want to know how this awesome card started being in the public eye? Check it out!

Accomplishments - Zvi has been in 4 Pro Tour top 8's, was PT Tokyo 00-01 Champ, and took the title at GP New Orleans.

This article first ran on 3/10/2004 - click to read!
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The Grand Unified Theory

The Grand Unified Theory

- Zvi Mowshowitz
published on 11/29/2004

In this 15,000+ word epic, Zvi redefines the terms used in modern Magic theory and sets the new guidelines for discussion and evaluation. Zvi also gives definitive equations for advantage calculation. If you're serious about improving your Magic game, this series is one you cannot miss! Do YOU know how to correctly assess card advantage? Don't be left behind!
The Grand Unified Theory
Virtual Card Advantage and Tempo
Rule of Reflection -- Land Effect Analysis
Advantage Theory - Conclusion
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When Rorix is at the Top

When Rorix is at the Top

- Zvi Mowshowitz
published on 8/2/2004

Every now and then, an unusual deck will make it through to the top eight of a major tournament. I think that Mike Thicke and the Canadian Nationals has shown us that Obliterate can be a top contender, but what happens when we back up this board sweeper with some Black-based card draw? See Zvi's take on this potential archetype inside!... [ Read on! ]

Accomplishments - Zvi has been in 4 Pro Tour top 8's, was PT Tokyo 00-01 Champion, and took the title at GP New Orleans.
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Big Red's Direction in MD5

Big Red's Direction in MD5

- Zvi Mowshowitz
published on 7/27/2004

Red ruled block before Fifth Dawn by destroying all the artifacts in its path. There are still plenty of artifacts, but there are also several good ways to make Shatter a poor or outright dead card. Red survives because the burn is strong, but the question of how to deal with artifacts and artifact removal splits the deck in two. So what mix of hate and burn is the best? Zvi takes an in-depth look and offers his latest decklist.... [ Read on! ]

Accomplishments - Zvi has been in 4 Pro Tour top 8's, was PT Tokyo 00-01 Champion, and took the title at GP New Orleans.
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Going Large in MD5: Tooth and Nail

Going Large in MD5: Tooth and Nail

- Zvi Mowshowitz
published on 7/20/2004

Tooth and Nail has been a major player in the Mirrodin Block format ever since PT Kobe. Many thought that the deck would die out once players prepared for it, but after Phil Freneau's 10-0 sweep of the PTQ at PT Seattle with his U/G CounterTooth deck, the question isn't if Tooth and Nail is still good, but which version is the best. In this article, Zvi looks at the different options for the biggest game in the format.... [ Read on! ]

Accomplishments - Zvi has been in 4 Pro Tour top 8's, was PT Tokyo 00-01 Champion, and took the title at GP New Orleans.
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Plowing through Standard: G/W in T2

Plowing through Standard: G/W in T2

- Zvi Mowshowitz
published on 7/15/2004

With so much attention directed toward the PTQ format right now, Type II has been all but ignored outside the occasional glimpse at Nationals results. Zvi is a gamer's gamer, though, and he's here to help out those who still have Nationals coming up or who just want to take the top spot at your local FNM. This is an in-depth look at G/W control, including the key card that can help white control decks beat Obliterate.... [ Read on! ]

Accomplishments - Zvi has been in 4 Pro Tour top 8's, was PT Tokyo 00-01 Champion, and took the title at GP New Orleans.
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The Other Affinity

The Other Affinity

- Zvi Mowshowitz
published on 7/13/2004

As the block PTQ season starts to heat up, it's clear to everyone that Affinity is one of the most important decks when looking at the format. What isn't clear, however, is just what Affinity should look like. In this article, Zvi looks at different builds of Affinity in MD5, focusing on the artifact he feels is most crucial to the deck's success - and no, it's not AEther Vial.... [ Read on! ]

Accomplishments - Zvi has been in 4 Pro Tour top 8's, was PT Tokyo 00-01 Champion, and took the title at GP New Orleans.
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Locking up MD5: U/W Control

Locking up MD5: U/W Control

- Zvi Mowshowitz
published on 7/8/2004

Ever since Skullclamp left Mirrodin Block, decks have been popping up that were previously completely unviable. In the shadow of the GP Zurich results and the frenzy around G/U control, another control deck quietly posted impressive results in back-to-back PTQs at Origins. It didn't slip under Zvi's radar, though, and in this article he looks at U/W control, complete with sideboarding and matchup tips... [ Read on! ]

Accomplishments - Zvi has been in 4 Pro Tour top 8's, was PT Tokyo 00-01 Champion, and took the title at GP New Orleans.
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Moving Forward: Updating MD5

Moving Forward: Updating MD5

- Zvi Mowshowitz
published on 7/6/2004

As the PTQ season starts to pick up steam, MD5 deck tech develops along with it, and Zvi's here to keep you ahead of the pack. In this article, Zvi details updates to all of his core decks and discusses the impact of the GP Zurich results on the metagame. Keep on top of the emerging powerhouses with this analysis of the decks that matter.... [ Read on! ]

Accomplishments - Zvi has been in 4 Pro Tour top 8's, was PT Tokyo 00-01 Champion, and took the title at GP New Orleans.
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A Learning Experience: Lessons from US Nationals

A Learning Experience: Lessons from US Nationals

- Zvi Mowshowitz
published on 7/1/2004

At this year's US Nationals, Zvi had his share of both successes and of failures. Although he seemingly came away with nothing to show for his efforts, not all spoils are of victory. In this article, Zvi examines the lessons he took away from his Nationals experience, and what you can learn from from the things he did wrong to the things he did right to the things he did that had everyone talking... [ Read on! ]

Accomplishments - Zvi has been in 4 Pro Tour top 8's, was PT Tokyo 00-01 Champion, and took the title at GP New Orleans.
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MD5: Decklists!  Get your Decklists!

MD5: Decklists! Get your Decklists!

- Zvi Mowshowitz
published on 6/24/2004

Between the loss of Skullclamp and the addition of Fifth Dawn, the Mirrodin Block format has changed completely since PT Kobe. In this article, Zvi sets forward the initial gauntlet produced by his foundational method of Block Constructed analysis, with eight decklists to fill out your MD5 gauntlet... [ Read on! ]

Accomplishments - Zvi has been in 4 Pro Tour top 8's, was Pro Tour Tokyo 00-01 Champion, and took the title at GP New Orleans. He is also regarded as one of the best MTG columnists... ever.
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