31 episodes

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

Table for 2 - An MTG Arena Podcast Alexander Hayne & Kar Yung Tom

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

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

    Boomers vs. Zoomers at Pro Tour March of the Machine

    Boomers vs. Zoomers at Pro Tour March of the Machine

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    Boomers vs. Zoomers at Pro Tour March of the Machine
    Mike Sigrist - best Limited mind
    Thoughts on 3 years of Standard
    KYT and Hayne played in the same chess event
    Surrounding yourself with better players
    Caring about Elo
    What's next for Alex? Toronto RC, Barcelona
    KYT on his first year of being a dad

    • 52 min
    InsayneHayne Is Back on the Pro Tour!

    InsayneHayne Is Back on the Pro Tour!

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    - Alex finished in the top 4 of Ottawa Weekend with Esper Legends

    - KYT gets Alex to elaborate how one can improve their Magic besides playing infinite games

    - Alex answers a Q from Joseph Karani on optimal team size for Pro Tour testing

    - Why wearing a mask can give you an edge

    - Ranking the top provinces

    • 57 min
    Return of the Table

    Return of the Table

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    Alex and KYT meet up for the first time since COVID for a socially distanced lobster dinner.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Alex top 8s Players Tour Online 4!

    Alex top 8s Players Tour Online 4!

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    (1:45) Alex talks about playing Temur Reclamation to a PT Online 4 top 8 finish
    (4:00) KYT asks Alex to clarify the differences between all the tournaments that have been running
    (18:55) KYT gets Alex to go more in-depth on his tourney prep, how'd he know how to adjust
    (28:00) Is the format skill intenstive or skill rewarding?
    (31:45) KYT comments how well the game is doing - Ikoria & Core Set 2021 doing great
    (39:30) What can we learn from the recent chess hype?
    (57:45) Alex asks KYT how chess has been going for him, KYT obsessed with exploitative chess

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Reacting to Organized Play with a Mix of Strategy

    Reacting to Organized Play with a Mix of Strategy

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    Apologies on minor mic friction noise

    (1:55) Alex details the recent Organized Play announcements and gives his reaction. Is this the death of competitive Magic?
    (16:05) Reacting to Matt Sperling's glass-half-full tweet
    (31:00) KYT has gotten Alex hooked on two chess streams: GMHikaru & BotezLive
    (48:00) Tactics in chess and how it can relate to MTG
    (1:01:00) Chess coaches often recommend playing slow games
    (1:14:30) Answer a Q by Nikachu on Twitter: why don't MTG players review their games? KYT suggests an improvement routine.
    (1:18:00) KYT has identified auto-pilot leaks by recording his poker play

    • 1 hr 28 min
    The Companion Mechanic, Chess, Best Move vs. Easier to Play

    The Companion Mechanic, Chess, Best Move vs. Easier to Play

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    (0:00) What we've been up to and which games we've been playing
    (3:45) Is Alex still a Rival and for how long?
    (29:15) What does Alex think of Ikoria and the Companion mechanic?
    (57:00) In chess, even the very elite might not play the best move and opt for an easier to play line. Does this happen in MTG?
    (1:12:24) KYT links the discussion to poker: some players trying to copy solvers, GTO vs. exploitative
    (1:18:00) KYT is happy to see people tweet about being proud to hit 2000+ ratings on MTGO. Can there actually be a mix of ELO in the ladder?

    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Nice banana ,

Real help on MTG fundamentals

The unique, deep insights that can actually improve your game. Rare but really valuable.

Kuebal ,

Great MTG Podcast!

I’ve been listening to this podcast for a few months now, loving it! It’s always nice to get inside the mind of an Arena Super Cup Champion like KYT... and I guess the other guy used to win tournaments also?
Thanks for killing many hours of windshield time, appreciate the knowledge!

TheComingOfDoug ,

Hayne a treasure...

Granted a Canadian treasure-- but a treasure nonetheless! This is 2 guys just riffing on (mostly) all things magic. No real structure but immensely entertaining. Nice job fellas.

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