On today’s Minute: Brothers Brad Nelson and Corey Baumeister Top 8’d their second Standard Grand Prix in a row, and, along with teammate Brian Braun-Duin, dominated the tournament with the exact same 75-card Temur Energy deck.

Last weekend’s Grand Prix Denver shook up the Standard format once again. After Mono-Red’s dominance at Pro Tour Hour of Devastation, and then Black’s resurgence two weeks ago at Grand Prix Minneapolis, it was Temur Energy’s time to shine in Denver. Brad Nelson, his brother Corey Baumeister, and Brian Braun-Duin brought the exact same 75 card Temur deck and all three made the Top 4 of the tournament, with Nelson and Braun-Duin meeting in the finals. Brad Nelson emerged victorious and continues to prove he’s the one of, if not the, best Standard players in Magic history.

The Top 16 metagame of Grand Prix Denver was surprisingly diverse, with 4 copies of mono-Red, 4 God Pharaoh’s Gift decks, 3 Temur Energy, 2 Zombies, plus single copies of Mono-White Eldrazi, Blue Red Emerge, and Blue White Oketra’s Monument. With results like this, Standard continues to look wide open and anything but boring.


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You can find the Top 8 decklists from Grand Prix Denver here.

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