I have finally recovered from Grand Prix Baltimore and I am ready to give you my report.
Here is the official coverage from WotC
There were about 1550 players in the main event.
My favorite question from a player during the event was ” Judge, my opponent played Praetor’s Grasp. Who’s graveyard does it go in?” It is nice to know I am not the only one who gets ahead of himself, or says what he hears instead of saying what I hear. What the player wanted to say is “My opponent exiled a card from my library with Praetor’s Grasp and then played it. Who’s graveyard does it go in?” there is only one answer, the owners graveyard.
The toughest question I came across involved having two Heartless summonings in play (controlled by the same player) who then plays Solemn Simulacrum.
Solemn enters the battlefield and puts the search trigger on the stack.
State based effects check making Solemns p/t 0/0.
Solemn is put in the graveyard.
Solemns draw trigger is added to the stack.
In what order do the triggers resolve?
Other highlights of the event were the artists. I did manage tou have one sit down meal. I can’t remember the name of the restaurant. I doubt I will forget the salmon any time soon. It was pretty good food. I was feeling a little under the weather and we were run pretty ragged at this event because the demand on judges to answer questions was higher than normal. At least I think so. That might mean that Planeswalker points are bringing more players out to the larger events. If that is true it is a good thing.
Sorry this is short, but I don’t want to bore you with every ruling we had to make. Look at the bright side it is an easy read.