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Live Coverage of 2005 Pro Tour Columbus

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The letter W!e've secretly transmogrified the Day 2 standings at an undetermined point Saturday, exchanging player names with their deck archetypes. Here's a look at how the decks stack up.

DeckPlayed on Day 1Played on Day 2% from Day 1 to advance
Reanimator311651.60%
Goblins551629.00%
Rock611219.60%
Tog241041.60%
Madness15853.30%
Red Deck Wins27725.90%
Affinity8562.50%
Aluren9555.50%
Mind’s Desire10550.00%
Cephalid Breakfast6466.60%
White Weenie8337.50%
Scepter Control4250.00%
Rector?11100.00%
Pattern11100.00%
Squirrel Opposition11100.00%
Elf and Nail11100.00%
Life11100.00%

Here are the archetypes of Day 2, broken out by the number still playing Saturday, the number played yesterday and Day 2 penetration percentage.

The big story is obviously the remarkable penetration of Reanimator and combo Reanimator decks. Of the thirty-one Reanimator decks that were played yesterday, better than 50 percent of them made it through to Day 2. There were 16 players Exhuming Akroma's when play began this morning. Akroma or Rorix have both been in play on turn one in this tournament with a little help from a Mox.

Cephalid Breakfast is a combo deck that replaces the banned Hermit Druid from Angry Ghoul with Cephalid Illusionist and Nomads En-Kor. The En-Kor targets the Illusionist and mills the player's entire deck away. The player then uses flashback on a Krosan Reclamation to ensure that they draw Exhume or Reanimate and return a Sutured Ghoul with the stench of Dragon's Breath and swing for lethal damage. There were six players at the helm of the freshly minted deck and four of them made it through to today's action

All totaled better than 20 percent of the Day 2 field is playing some kind of Reanimator deck.

The biggest deck on Day 1 was The Rock with just over sixty players piloting the green-black staple of the Extended format. Just over 20 percent of the Day 1 Rock decks advanced with only twelve players of the sixty-one making playing on Saturday. Rock makes up just over 12 percent of the Saturday field after taking up a 21 percent chunk on Day 1.

Goblins in all of it stripes was the next most played deck yesterday with 55. Led by their Goblin Warchiefs, 16 of them advanced through to do battle Saturday. Goblins made up 18 percent of the Day 1 field and are a hair over 16 percent of the field Saturday. That means almost a third of the Goblin decks from Day 1 are still playing.

Half of the Mind's Desire players made it through, with five of the 10 still going. Madness posted similar percentages with eight of 15 Day 1 players making the cut. The same is true of Aluren with five of nine still going. Affinity put through five of eight.

Red Deck wins put a hair over 25 percent of its Day 1 advocates through to champion it Saturday. There were 27 players yesterday and seven were still trying to live up to the deck's demanding title come round 9.

Final RankDeck Archtype
1Affinity
2Reanimator
3Mind’s Desire
4Goblins
5Red Deck Wins
6Blue-white Scepter Control
7Life
8Pattern Ghoul
9Madness
10Mind’s Desire
11Madness
12Goblins
13Aluren
14Cephalid Breakfast
15Reanimator
16Reanimator
17Rock
18Cephalid Breakfast
19Reanimator
20Goblins
21Affinity
22Reanimator
23Tog
24Reanimator
25Cephalid Breakfast
26Reanimator
27Rock
28Tog
29Aluren
30Aluren
31Mind’s Desire
32Madness
33Squirrel Prison
34Rock
35Goblins
36Goblins
37Goblins
38Goblins
39Reanimator
40Tog
41Tog
42Reanimator
43Rock
44Goblins
45Aluren
46Tog
47Reanimator
48Red Deck Wins
49Reanimator
50Goblins
51White Weenie
52Reanimator
53Mind’s Desire
54Tog
55Red Deck Wins
56Tog
57Rock
58White Weenie
59Rock
60Rock
61Madness
62Reanimator
63Goblins
64Rock
65Red Deck Wins
66Mind’s Desire
67Madness
68Reanimator
69Rock
70Elf and Nail
71Goblins
72Madness
73Affinity
74Tog
75Rector? I Nearly Killed Her!
76White Weenie
77Goblins
78Goblins
79Reanimator
80Reanimator
81Tog
82Tog
83Madness
84Affinity
85Rock
86Rock
87Red Deck Wins
88Red Deck Wins
89Red Deck Wins
90Affinity
91Goblins
92Madness
93Goblins
94Aluren
95Scepter Control
96Goblins
97Rock
98Cephalid Breakfast

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