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On today’s Minute: Black dominated the Top 16 of GP Minneapolis, with mono-Black Zombies and BG Constrictor being the most popular deck choices.


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You can see the Top 8 decklists here, and the rest of the Top 16 here.

Thanks to ajlvi on Twitter for the awesome GP undefeated stats.


Grand Prix Minneapolis shook up the Standard format this weekend, with only a single mono-Red deck in the Top 16. Instead, it was Black’s time to shine, and an incredible 13 of the top 16 decks included the color. Of those 13, mono-Black Zombies and Green Black Constrictor appear to be the most popular deck choice, and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet was everywhere.

Steve Locke won GP Minneapolis with mono-Black Zombies, featuring his own two copies of Kalitas, going undefeated in the 15 swiss rounds with 0 byes. He is just the 16th player since 2006 to not drop a match in the swiss, and the first to do so without any byes. Locke eventually defeated Green Black Constrictor in the finals, piloted by Corey Baumeister, brother of Brad Neslon.

Commander 2017 previews begin this week! You can find today’s previews, which have been exclusively Cat-themed, by following Hipsters on Twitter @hotcblog. And remember that the story team’s podcast about another C17 tribe, grixis Wizards, goes live this Wednesday.

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