Zach Barash

Senior Writer

@ImproPhilo

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The Regional PTQ (Top 8)

One man. One mediocre Sealed pool. One RPTQ Top Eight. Here’s the story!

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Cube Design: What is Combo? (Part 2)

What’s the difference between a combo and a combo deck in cube? Is combo even necessary? Why does Zach hate Storm? Find out!

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Cube Design: What is Combo? (Part 1)

What is a combo or combo deck? Is combo necessary in cube? When is something ‘a combo’ and when is it merely ‘synergy?’ Let’s ponder all this and more!

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Sword of the Meek

This past Sunday, I had the pleasure of drafting my cube for the first time in ten months. Cube drafting […]

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Taste the Rainbow

Zach runs it back with four more Modern Masters decks. Spoilers: ramp is really, really good.

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Drawing Live—MMA2015 First Impressions

Zach’s here with three Modern Masters 2015 draft decks, each a different archetype, to break down.

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Principles of Limited Design: Colorless Cube Fixing

Welcome to (hopefully) a series of articles dedicated to what makes for good Limited design.

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Will Modern Masters 2015 Limited Suck?

Modern Masters 2015 has been spoiled! Will it be an awful Limited format? Zach believes so, and here’s why.

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What’s Important?

Find yourself playing slowly? Are games slipping away that you feel like you should’ve won? Perhaps you’ve lost sight of the most important questions. Zach’s here with the fundamentals of play.

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Wild Win at the WildPig PPTQ

Zach prepared for a weekend of back-to-back PPTQs. This was derailed by his winning the first. Read about the how and why here.

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Drafting UB, or The New Gatecrash

Zach rocks UB in draft, a color combination generally regarded as poor, and goes undefeated. Here’s why he thinks Silumgar is good, and possibly the best archetype at present.

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What’s Team Draft League Like?

As the sixth season of Team Draft League approaches, Zach reflects on where it came from, on anxiety and excitement, and on how one’s self-perception can misalign with how one is perceived. Enjoy!