Category Archives: Experience Level 9

Weiss Wednesday – To Grow a Champion

This article is rated Level 9.  This article is perfect for those who aim for the title of World Champion, and who aim to keep this title.

As a child belonging to Asian parents, I can tell you frankly I’ve heard the phrase “It’s not good enough” way more than I care to mention.  As such, it’s always been my intention to try and never use such language when teaching those reading these articles and those I help person to person.  However, I can’t say that those words aren’t uttered with good intentions.  It is the pride of the teacher to see a student understand and succeed.  The language may be wrong but it certainly is well meant.  So what then?  Well, the best way to instruct is to establish a formula for growth.  Instead of raising the bar and teaching to aim higher, there needs to be something substantive that is within reach to establish growth inwardly.

For Weiss, the key to figuring out proper growth is to find out where you started, where you are, and where you plan to be.  This is a standard in goals and long-term planning for financing, especially for those that plan to buy a house or own a business, and translating that to Weiss can almost be done point for point.

Each point has its own importance, and I want to cover them in detail, but for brevity’s sake, let me list what I plan to talk about today.  I’ll provide my own personal example once we finish to showcase what exactly I’m talking about.

– Where did you start when you first started playing Weiss?
– Where are you now?
– Where do you plan to be next year, or next tournament?

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Weiss Wednesday – Banlist Update

(The card analysis portion of this article was first posted on 9th CX, and since the content found was primarily for that website, I asked permission to be able to post it here as well.  The link can be found here.)

This article is rated for all Experience Levels.  This article is perfect for all players, and focuses on sweeping changes that can affect all levels of players.

The Ban List occurred last month, and with it came a lot of questions.  Why was X card put on the ban list?  Why was Y card not put on the ban list?  I’d like to take the time right now to explain each of the cards in question, explaining why said card is now on the ban list, now off the list, still on the list, or why it isn’t on the list.  Let’s get to it.

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