Table for 2 - An MTG Arena Podcast

By Kar Yung Tom

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Pro Tour champion and MPL member Alexander Hayne chats Magic: The Gathering with KYT over food/coffee.

Episode Date
Community Contributions, High-Level Strategy & Standard

(1:34) Hayne heading down to GP Providence, teaming with Sigrist and Martell
(5:05) Winning a team GP with Hoaen and Hron
(6:20) KYT asks if Martell is content with his almost-HOF career
(8:25) General Hall of Fame talk
(19:05) Hayne's frustration with the current state of Magic content
(22:14) GOING DEEP: Is writing paid articles community contribution?
(27:15) KYT's motivation for starting & where he is at now
(29:55) Hayne gives an example of bad Magic content he has read
(41:05) KYT thinks back on a strategic error he'd mindlessly make
(46:15) HIGH LEVEL STRATEGY: Abandoning preconceived notions
(52:55) Standard talk, more Command the Dreadhorde
(1:00:55) UG Incubation/Nissa
(1:15:24) Who is the best player in Kingston?
(1:16:00) Who is the best player in Ottawa?

May 22, 2019
MPL Reaction, Gerry Thompson Resigning, Standard Talk

(0:00) Is Detective Dhaliwal actually a detective?
(3:15) Hayne's reaction to Gerry's MPL resignation
(6:00) Reaction to the 2 new MPL additions
(19:19) Response to "entitled players complaining" comments
(29:40) Reaction to SaffronOlive/Simon Görtzen Twitter thread, thoughts on making MPL more interesting
(41:45) How can you tell a deck is bad right away?
(49:20) Command the Dreadhorde talk, how to tell when mana dorks are good, what Alex would play

May 17, 2019
WAR Standard, Top 5 All-Time, Rating MPL

(2:30) Reminiscing about old style PTQs
(3:25) Alex's first PTQ win
(5:00) WAR Standard talk
(7:50) Nexus
(10:20) Izzet Phoenix
(13:25) Mono Red winning the SCG
(19:55) 17 lands in BO1 Mono Red
(21:25) Mono Red choices, Frenzy vs. Chandra, Patrick Sullivan's thoughts
(26:15) Alex hates Risk Factor
(27:40) Lava Coil in the mirror
(29:30) Putting pros on a pedestal
(30:20) Alex getting on KYT for calling Edgar the hottest Canadian player
(34:45) New Karn in Tron
(37:05) MPL breakdown
(38:50) Rating Emerald group
(41:20) Rating Pearl group, Javier best active player?
(45:50) Rating Ruby group, Huey nigh-unbeatable when he's on
(49:05) Alex's top 5 all-time
(52:45) Rating Sapphire group
(01:01:10) Reacting to Yuuya being out of the Hall of Fame

May 10, 2019
The pilot episode

(01:52) Alex health update
(03:15) Playing Tron at the Mythic Championship
(06:50) Brian Ziemba losing Alex's decklist at GP Vancouver
(14:25) Derek Pite sitting at the wrong table in round 4
(17:45) Progression of Alex's Limited skills, Sigrist's approach to Limited
(25:18) Ben Stark, overrated/underrated
(29:05) War of the Spark, fast /slow?
(31:05) Yuuya Watanabe DQ reaction

May 02, 2019