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)


The Options of Blue-Black Control
09 October 2017, Monday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim is a fan of control decks and is excited for blue control decks to be back in Standard!

Standard Constructed XLN
A Quick Glimpse of Ixalan Standard
29 September 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim takes a look at the new big three in Ixalan Standard.

Standard Constructed XLN
Commander Gems in Ixalan
22 September 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
Ixalan hits the shelves next week! What are some of the best pick ups from the set?

XLN Commander EDH
Commander Gems in Iconic Masters
15 September 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
Iconic Masters is laden with juicy reprints, great for filling out your Commander decks!

EDH Commander IMA
The New Mana Bases of Standard
01 September 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
Let's explore the new mana bases of Standard after the rotation together with Chapman Sim.

Constructed XLN Standard
Approaching Standard with Control Decks
25 August 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
Control decks are viable in the new Standard metagame. Chapman Sim shares two winning lists!

Constructed Standard HOU
Commander Gems in Commander 2017
18 August 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
Which are the best cards from Commander 2017? Chapman Sim highlights the gems in the upcoming set!

EDH Commander
5 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp
03 August 2017, Thursday by Chapman Sim
How do you keep your mind sharp to face upcoming challenges? Chapman Sim shares seven tips!

Magic Interest Magic Lifestyle
A Quick Peek at HOU Standard
27 July 2017, Thursday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim analyses the most recent winning decklists of Magic Online in anticipation of PTHOU!

Standard HOU Constructed
Commander Gems in Hour of Devastation
18 July 2017, Tuesday by Chapman Sim
What are the top cards for Commander out of Hour of Devastation?

EDH Commander Traveling Philosopher
Why Some Constantly Overestimate Their Skills
30 June 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim explains why some Magic players constantly overestimate their skills.

Magic Interest Magic Lifestyle
The Gatewatch's Defeat
23 June 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
A cycle of color hosers are in Hour of Devastation! Let's examine their impact in Constructed!

Constructed AKH HOU
4 Amonkhet Sealed Tips from one RPTQ Experience
16 June 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim didn't drop a match in the RPTQ last weekend and he shares some Sealed Deck advice.

Limited Sealed Deck AKH
Why White-Blue Flash is the Best Standard Deck
09 June 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim feels that White-Blue Flash is the best Standard deck now, and here are the reasons!

Standard AKH Constructed Traveling Philosopher
Combating Vizier
29 May 2017, Monday by Chapman Sim
Vizier of Remedies is the most hotly discussed card out of Amonkhet. How can we beat it?

Modern Constructed AKH
5 Skills You Must Develop to Succeed
19 May 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim shares some life experiences on how you can succeed in Magic and in life.

Magic Interest Magic Lifestyle Traveling Philosopher
New Options for Blue-Red Tower
12 May 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim discusses his favorite Blue-Red Tower deck and how it changes with Amonkhet!

Standard AKH Constructed Traveling Philosopher
Very, Scary Amonkhet Rares
05 May 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim wonders how many victims these cards will claim this weekend.

Limited Sealed Deck AKH
Some Initial Thoughts on Some Amonkhet Cards
28 April 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim is beginning to prepare for Pro Tour Nashville and he shares some initial thoughts!

AKH Standard Constructed Traveling Philosopher
Commander Gems in Amonkhet
20 April 2017, Thursday by Chapman Sim
As we step closer to Amonkhet's release, Chapman Sim shares some Commander gems to look out for.

Commander EDH Traveling Philosopher
Exclusive Amonkhet Preview: Gideon's Intervention
13 April 2017, Thursday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim shares an exclusive Amonkhet preview card with the entire world!

AKH Constructed Modern Standard
Operation Hippo Drop
06 April 2017, Thursday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim explores the possibilities of one rather interesting Amonkhet split card!

AKH
Cycling Down Memory Lane
31 March 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim loves cycling and takes a trip down memory lane detailing the mechanic's history!

AMK Constructed Limited
Three Important Elements of Dynavolt Tower
24 March 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
Using current Dynavolt Tower decks in the metagame, Chapman explains why it is great card.

Constructed Standard AER
A Narrow Metagame Isn't All That Bad
16 March 2017, Thursday by Chapman Sim
The current Standard might not be particularly exciting, but things are not as bad as it seems.

Standard Magic Interest Traveling Philosopher
Blue-Red Tower for Barcelona
10 March 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim brings Martin Dang's Blue-Red Control deck for a spin at the RPTQ.

Standard AER
Five Reasons To Say Bye Bye to Goblin Guide
03 March 2017, Friday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim bids goodbye to his favorite Modern deck and seeks greener pastures.

Modern Constructed Traveling Philosopher
What I Love About Magic: The Travel
23 February 2017, Thursday by Chapman Sim
Chapman Sim contributes an unofficial continuation of the What I Love About Magic series.

Magic Interest Magic Lifestyle Traveling Philosopher
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

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