Round 8: Brock Parker vs. Tammy Ehrhart

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Brock Parker
Hi honey, want to go to the Grand Prix next weekend?

Tammy Ehrhart and Brock Parker have been living together and traveling the Grand Prix circuit together for most of a year now. (Billy Jensen and Dan Clegg also live in the same house in College Park, Maryland, with Matt Linde living across the street.)

Ehrhart smiled when I asked if they had been forced to play in the past. They had. It was the first round of day 2 at Grand Prix Atlanta and Ehrhart won, handing her boyfriend his only loss of the day – the one that kept him out of the Top 8. They spent the rest of their time shuffling in silence, but looking over at other, shaking their heads, and smiling.

Parker opened with a Psychatog and a Skywing Aven in game 1, but then he stopped playing land. Far Wanderings fixed up Ehrhart's mana-base just fine: two islands, two forests, and two mountains. She sent Rabid Elephant into Psychatog and Parker decided to fight. He discarded two and lost his graveyard to take down the elephant. Firebolt cost him another card and then Flame Burst finally finished off the 'Tog. Unfortunately for Ehrhart, she was out of gas. With no creatures applying any pressure, Parker had time to draw land, play Gravedigger, and then play out a couple fliers. Skywing Aven and Soul Scourge whittled away at Ehrhart's life total in a hurry. She scooped up her twelve lands and moved on to game 2.

Tammy Ehrhart
Ehrhart used Acceptable Losses to remove a Puppeteer on turn 4 of game 2, clearing a path for her squirrel tokens. Parker randomly chose the Rabid Elephant from her hand and, as if that wasn't bad enough, he played Gravedigger to retrieve the Puppeteer. Parker continued the card advantage slaughter by playing out Concentrate and Laquatus's Creativity. Ehrhart wondered aloud why she had only drawn five spells. Their roommate "Baby Huey" wished her luck and just walked away rather than watch the rest of the carnage.

Final Result: Brock Parker 2 - Tammy Ehrhart 0

Tammy Ehrhart
Grand Prix Tampa, First Draft Deck

Main Deck Sideboard
7 Forest
3 Island
7 Mountain
1 Amugaba 1 Anarchist 1 Mad Dog 1 Cartographer 1 Leaf Dancer 1 Rabid Elephant 1 Springing Tiger 1 Werebear 1 Wild Mongrel 1 Pardic Lancer 1 Petravark 1 Basking Rootwalla
1 Laquatus’s Creativity
1 Acceptable Losses
1 Firebolt
1 Flame Burst
1 Chatter of the Squirrel
1 Devastating Dreams
1 Fiery Temper
1 Kamahl’s Sledge
1 Temporary Insanity
2 Far Wanderings
1 Blessed Orator
2 Embolden
1 Life Burst
2 Cephalid Scout
1 Dematerialize
1 Escape Artist
1 Blazing Salvo
1 Demoralize
1 Earth Rift
1 Kamahl’s Desire
1 Price of Glory
1 Recoup
1 Tremble
1 Volcanic Spray
1 Hypochondria
1 Obsessive Search
2 Enslaved Dwarf
1 Flash of Defiance
1 Invigorating Falls

Brock Parker
Grand Prix Tampa, First Draft Deck

Main Deck Sideboard
1 Bog Wreckage
1 Cephalid Coliseum
8 Island
8 Swamp
1 Psychatog 1 Puppeteer 1 Scrivener 1 Treetop Sentinel 1 Gravedigger 1 Whispering Shade 1 Zombie Assassin 1 Cephalid Illusionist 1 Cephalid Sage 1 Skywing Aven 1 Soul Scourge
1 Concentrate
1 Fervent Denial
1 Laquatus’s Creativity
1 Caustic Tar
1 Diabolic Tutor
1 Last Rites
2 Morbid Hunger
1 Churning Eddy
1 Liquify
1 Crippling Fatigue
1 Sarcatog
1 Auramancer
1 Aven Flock
1 Embolden
1 Mystic Visionary
1 Sacred Rites
1 Pedantic Learning
2 Scrivener
1 Cabal Inquisitor
1 Mind Burst
1 Blazing Salvo
1 Halberdier
2 Tainted Peak
1 Teroh’s Faithful
2 Cephalid Snitch
1 Churning Eddy
1 Psychotic Haze
1 Sonic Seizure
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