Chapman Sim

Chapman Sim



Player Bio

Chapman Sim's been playing Magic for over 20 years and is one of the most dedicated players in Asia. Living by the motto of "Play the Game, See the World", he is a travel enthusiast known for his escapades all around the globe.

Recent seasons have seen him do his best work, putting up 4 Grand Prix Top 8s (one each in 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016). He's strung together 18 consecutive Pro Tour invitations despite never being Gold or Platinum, probably the only one in the world to have ever achieved this "feat". He is also the Singapore National Champion of 2015 and 2016.

Aside from being an eternal Silver Pro, Chapman is also an Official Event Coverage writer for Wizards of the Coast.

Achievements

Grand Prix Houston 2016 - 7th
Grand Prix Mexico City 2015 - 3rd
Grand Prix Nagoya 2014 - 8th
Grand Prix Singapore 2013 - 2nd

Singapore National Champion (2015 & 2016)
3 World Magic Cup appearances (2012, 2014, 2015)
2 Nationals Top 8s (2003, 2008)


What You Are Sacrificing To Beat Copycat
16 February 2017, Thursday by Chapman Sim
There are many tools to break up Felidar Guardian and Saheeli Rai, but what do you sacrifice?

Standard AER
Nationals is Back!
10 February 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim discusses recent Organised Play changes involving WMCQs and Nationals!

Organized Play
Having Some Fun with Trophy Mage
03 February 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim is a fan of Trinket Mage and Treasure Mage, and of course Trophy Mage!

AER Standard Commander
Commander Gems in Aether Revolt
27 January 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
As usual, Commander enthusiast Chapman Sim sifts out the best cards in Aether Revolt for Commander!

EDH Commander Casual Traveling Philosopher
3 Reasons Things Don't Look Great for Aggro Decks
20 January 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
Based on recent changes and additions, many reasons point to the decline of Aggro decks in Standard.

Standard AER
Top 7 Legacy Decks
05 January 2017, Thursday by Chapman Sim
With Grand Prix Louisville taking place this weekend, what are the top decks we can expect?

Legacy
What a Blessed Magic Player I Am
29 December 2016, Thursday by Chapman Sim
As 2016 comes to a close, Chapman Sim counts his blessings and discusses the joys of Magic.

Traveling Philosopher Magic Lifestyle Magic Interest
Three Main Issues with Modern
22 December 2016, Thursday by Chapman Sim
After the wave of RPTQs, the eternal grinder Chapman Sim decides to vocalize his thoughts on Modern!

Modern Organized Play Traveling Philosopher
Living Out of a Suitcase: My Real Superpower
09 December 2016, Friday by Chapman Sim
4 most important lessons Chapman Sim learned from living out of a suitcase for 4 years.

Magic Interest Magic Lifestyle Travel Traveling Philosopher
Four Observations at the World Magic Cup
21 November 2016, Monday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim was on-site all weekend and shares four observations at the World Magic Cup!

World Magic Cup Organized Play Traveling Philosopher
Health is Wealth, and Possibly Pro Points
04 November 2016, Friday by Chapman Sim
How can you manage your health while travelng for Magic events to maximise your Pro Point potential?

Magic Lifestyle Magic Interest
8 Tips for Surviving Prairie Stream Winter
28 October 2016, Friday by Chapman Sim
With White-Blue Flash being so dominant, what are some of the ways you can keep it in check?

Organized Play Standard Magic Interest
Why Blue Was Well-Positioned at Honolulu
21 October 2016, Friday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim had known for a few weeks that he was playing Blue at Pro Tour Kaladesh...

Standard
10 Underrated Cards in Kaladesh Limited
14 October 2016, Friday by Chapman Sim
Which commons and uncommons don't get played enough and should be seeing more play?

Limited KLD
Commander Gems in Kaladesh
07 October 2016, Friday by Chapman Sim
This is an amazing set with tons of great additions! Over 50 cards highlighted!

EDH Commander KLD Traveling Philosopher
A New Era of A Single Pile Shuffle
29 September 2016, Thursday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim consults QJ Wong, a Level 2 judge, on a newly changed rule regarding shuffling.

Organized Play Magic Interest Magic Lifestyle
The Comprehensive Guide to Energy in Limited
23 September 2016, Friday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim presents all the cards that create energy and utilize energy in a single cheat sheet.

Limited Constructed KLD
The Masterpiece Series, The Grand Scheme of Things
16 September 2016, Friday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim praises this new implementation for a world filled with Magic lovers.

Magic Interest Finance KLD
I Wanna Be The Very Best, Like No One Ever Was
09 September 2016, Friday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim discusses a non-Magic achievement and touches on the prevalent issues of gaming!

Magic Interest Magic Lifestyle Organized Play Traveling Philosopher
10 Commander Gems in Conspiracy: Take the Crown
02 September 2016, Friday by Chapman Sim
In view of the arrival of Conspiracy 2, let's pay some attention to the key additions for EDH!

EDH Commander Traveling Philosopher CN2
An Undefeated RPTQ with Bant Company
26 August 2016, Friday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim crushes Manila's RPTQ with Bant Company and shares the top 5 things he learned!

Standard RPTQ
Cat's Out of the Bag: Is this Grixis Twin reborn?
19 August 2016, Friday by Chapman Sim
It doesn’t matter if a cat is black or white so long as it catches mice.

Standard EMN Traveling Philosopher
Three Worthwhile Weekends in Q1!
12 August 2016, Friday by Chapman Sim
As the Organized Play announcement takes root, Chapman Sim explores some GP weekends in Q1!

Traveling Philosopher Travel Organized Play
First Pack, First Pick (EMN1)
29 July 2016, Friday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim rips open five Boosters and analyses the first picks!

EMN First Pack First Pick Limited
Improving at Magic Comes From Your Heart
21 July 2016, Thursday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim, the Traveling Philosopher, explains how improvement comes from your heart.

Magic Lifestyle Magic Interest
13 Commander Gems in Eldritch Moon
15 July 2016, Friday by Chapman Sim
In view of the arrival of Eldritch Moon, let's pay some attention to the key additions for EDH!

Commander EDH
5 Awkward Mythic Rares in Eldritch Moon
11 July 2016, Monday by Chapman Sim
These cards can be anything from super good to super bad. Why so awkward?

Standard
Is Melding Chittering Host a Fairytale Story?
01 July 2016, Friday by Chapman Sim
Meld is an interesting mechanic, but how often are you going to achieve it in Limited?

EMN Limited
Commander Gems from Eternal Masters
17 June 2016, Friday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim highlights the Commander gems from Eternal Masters!

EDH Commander Eternal Masters
Why I Am Playing Eldrazi This Weekend
08 June 2016, Wednesday by Chapman Sim
The choice is set for Grand Prix Columbus, and Chapman shares the reasons why.

Traveling Philosopher Legacy

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