Zen Takahashi

Zen Takahashi

Player Bio
Zen Takahashi qualified for his first Pro Tour when he was just 13 years old, winning an Extended PTQ with Elves. At the age of 15, he competed in his first Grand Prix where he finished 11th. He then used those winnings to attend Grand Prix Sydney in 2013, where he made Top 4, beating reigning Pro Tour Champion Stanislav Cifka in the Quarter Finals to qualify for Pro Tour Dragon's Maze.

Most recently, he has made Top 8 of three of the last four Australian Grand Prix. He currently boasts a 72% win rate on the Grand Prix circuit, with 4 Top 8s in 15 lifetime appearances. He also has one of the highest Draft win rates on the Grand Prix circuit in the world, with an 83% win rate. He is currently a Silver Pro for the 2016 - 2017 season, and is just two points short of renewing it for another season!

Achievements
Grand Prix Brisbane 2017 - 2nd
Grand Prix Sydney 2016 - 5th
Grand Prix Sydney 2015 - 6th
Grand Prix Sydney 2013 - 4th
World Magic Cup 2016 Team Member


Mono Black Zombies Primer
08 August 2017, Tuesday by Zen Takahashi
Zen Takahashi shares the complete sideboarding guide for Mono Black Zombies!

Standard Constructed HOU PTHOU
The Return of Emerge!
17 July 2017, Monday by Zen Takahashi
Zen Takahashi discusses the return of a sleeping archetype ready to be awakened!

Standard Constructed HOU
Top Commons and Uncommons in HOU Limited
10 July 2017, Monday by Zen Takahashi
Zen Takahashi showcases the power cards of the format!

Limited HOU Sealed Deck Booster Draft
Amonkhet Team Limited Primer (Part 2)
27 June 2017, Tuesday by Zen Takahashi
Zen Takahashi returns with Part 2 of his Team Limited Primer!

Sealed Deck Team Limited Limited AKH
Amonkhet Team Limited Primer (Part 1)
26 June 2017, Monday by Zen Takahashi
Zen Takahashi shares some tips and tricks of Team Limited for your future events!

Team Limited Sealed Deck AKH
Mono Black Zombies Matchup Guide
23 May 2017, Tuesday by Zen Takahashi
If you're intending to play Mono Black Zombies in Standard, do not miss out this very useful guide!

Standard AKH Constructed
Analyzing Amonkhet Sealed
26 April 2017, Wednesday by Zen Takahashi
Let's learn about the Amonkhet Sealed format with some tips by Zen Takahashi!

Limited AKH Sealed Deck
Top Commons and Uncommons in Amonkhet Limited
21 April 2017, Friday by Zen Takahashi
Just in time for the Prerelease weekend! Zen Takahashi shares what's good in AKH Limited!

Limited AKH Prerelease
Hazoret in Boros Humans
17 April 2017, Monday by Zen Takahashi
Zen Takahashi begins brewing for Standard using Amonkhet cards!

Standard AKH Constructed
The Ultimate Dredge Sideboard Guide
14 March 2017, Tuesday by Zen Takahashi
Zen Takahashi puts together a sideboarding guide for THIRTY SEVEN matchups!

Modern
GP Brisbane Day 2 and Modern Going Forward
07 March 2017, Tuesday by Zen Takahashi
Zen Takahashi shares the stories of Day 2 at Grand Prix Brisbane and discusses Modern going forward.

Modern
Preparation and Day 1 of GP Brisbane
27 February 2017, Monday by Zen Takahashi
Zen Takahashi shares the preparation process which helped him come in 2nd at GP Brisbane!

Modern AER
Modern Goryo’s Vengeance: Grixis
17 February 2017, Friday by Zen Takahashi
Zen Takahashi continues his in-depth analysis of a powerful archetype involving Goryo's Vengeance.

Modern Constructed
Modern Goryo's Vengeance
06 February 2017, Monday by Zen Takahashi
Zen Takahashi brings two builds of Modern Goryo's Vengeance for a spin at a couple of leagues!

Modern Magic Online
Modern Goryo's Vengeance Overview
24 January 2017, Tuesday by Zen Takahashi
With big changes happening in Modern, Zen Takahashi explores a forgotten but revived archetype.

Modern
Dredge in a Post-Ban World
17 January 2017, Tuesday by Zen Takahashi
Zen Takahashi discusses Dredge in a whole new world.

Modern B&R
A Sideboarding Guide for Modern Abzan
09 January 2017, Monday by Zen Takahashi
Zen Takahashi provides a complete sideboarding guide to Abzan in Modern.

Modern
Unified Modern Analysis (Part 4)
04 January 2017, Wednesday by Zen Takahashi
In the final part of this four-part series, Zen Takahashi rounds off his Unified Modern analysis!

Modern
Unified Modern Analysis (Part 3)
30 December 2016, Friday by Zen Takahashi
Understanding Team Unified Modern is easy when Zen Takahashi lays it all out on the tables!

Team Modern Team Constructed Modern
Unified Modern Analysis (Part 2)
26 December 2016, Monday by Zen Takahashi
Zen Takahashi continues his comprehensive analysis on Team Modern!

World Magic Cup Modern Team Modern
Unified Modern Analysis (Part 1)
19 December 2016, Monday by Zen Takahashi
Since Team Modern is going to be a reality in 2017, let's start exploring the possibilities!

World Magic Cup Modern Team Modern
Dredge at the World Magic Cup
05 December 2016, Monday by Zen Takahashi
Zen Takahashi discusses Dredge in both Team Unified Modern as well as Modern!

KLD Modern Team Constructed World Magic Cup
A Kaladesh Draft Walkthrough
07 November 2016, Monday by Zen Takahashi
Zen Takahashi walks you through a Kaladesh booster draft, pick by pick!

KLD Limited
The State of Kaladesh Standard
13 October 2016, Thursday by Zen Takahashi
Before heading for Pro Tour Kaladesh, Zen shares his take on the current state of things!

Standard KLD
Legendary Naya in Standard
25 August 2016, Thursday by Zen Takahashi
If you like Thalia's Lancers, you'll love this deck!

PTEMN Standard
The Road to PT Sydney from GP Sydney (Part 2)
17 August 2016, Wednesday by Zen Takahashi
Zen Takahashi continues sharing his adventures of Grand Prix Sydney, this time all about Day 2!

Limited EMN
The Road to PT Sydney from GP Sydney (Part 1)
16 August 2016, Tuesday by Zen Takahashi
Zen Takahashi makes the Top 8 at Grand Prix Sydney to hit Silver, qualifying himself for three PTs!

EMN Limited
Initial Thoughts on Eldritch Moon Limited (Part 2)
20 July 2016, Wednesday by Zen Takahashi
Zen Takahashi analyses Black, Red and Green today in his EMN Limited overview!

Limited EMN
Initial Thoughts on Eldritch Moon Limited (Part 1)
19 July 2016, Tuesday by Zen Takahashi
Zen Takahashi has experienced Eldritch Moon and is ready to share his first views on the format!

Limited EMN
Dredging to a WMCQ Victory!
12 July 2016, Tuesday by Zen Takahashi
Learn how to play the Dredge deck! Complete with a comprehensive sideboarding guide!

Modern

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