FNM - 3-1 2nd Place
R1 - Jeskai Control (No Nahiri) - 2-0. Control feels super easy mode. Caverns and not overcommitting to the board with threats that are very tricky to deal with. Their removal really needs to lineup properly.
R2 - UW Control - 2-0. As above.
R3 - Tron - 0-2. Natural Tron both games, match-up felt hard. Even with a Stony Silence keeping O-Stone and a Map at bay in G2.
R4 - Lantern Control 2-0. Smashed in early for a lot of damage and got there G1. Game 2 I won through double exalted triggers on a Noble Hierarch. He even had Ashiok out, but my displacer just bounced anything he took back to my side of the table (Owner's control). When TKS came for me it was lights out. It was ME who was in fact controlling the LANTERN players draw steps. Felt really good!
GPT for Sydney - 4-2 14th/41
R1 - Grixis Control - 2-0. I wish I could vs control every game!
R2 - Affinity - 0-2. Game 1 Cranial Plating and Ravager was too hard. Even with a Path to Exile. Game 2 even a stony silence couldn't get me there as I died to vault skirges in the air. Perhaps a symptom of only having 1 skyspawner?
R3 - Jund - 2-1. Game 1 on the draw I stabilised with a good TKS and smasher into drowner. These are great threats and got the job done. Game 2 my smasher was Liliana minus'd and I was out tempo'd with removal. Game 3 I had great ramp. TKS took a Liliana and Drowner locked up the game. Drowner is the MVP in this match-up! Who's the midrange boss now, Jund!
R4 - Archangel Chord - 1-2. A close series, fell short to the combo with Spellskite protection. This match-up felt a little tough. All wins were the player on the play.
R5 - Merfolk 2-1 - Both my wins were very convincing. Game 2 I lost to a couple of lords, a mutavault and Islandwalk. Definitely a winnable match-up.
R6 - Jeskai Midrange /w Geists - 2-0. Harder than control, but a decent match-up overall.
Overall, 7-3 with the deck so far in matches. It feels awesome. I'd like to try more skyspawners, but I really don't want to cut Displacers or Reshapers! Though affinity felt hard G1, and infect would be basically the same I imagine. I boarded out my birds a lot vs control decks and played more threats to be answered.
I didn't play during 'Eldrazi Winter', but I am on board now!