Pikkdogs guide for a successful tournament.

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

A big hello to all members of Omar-Nation.  This is Pikkdogs here.  Since its tournament season, I think we should have some tournament related advice for our younger players.

When people see me they always say, “Pikkdogs, what are you doing in my closet?”, then after that they say, “how can I become a better tournament player?”While I haven’t had the best success in tournaments, I have learned a couple lessons that I can share.                                                                                                                                                           

1.  Prepare Your Way

Every article that gives you tournament advise always starts  by telling you to get a good nights sleep and get a good breakfast.  While I agree that this is good and will improve concentration, it is impractical for most people.  Most tournament goers are college age and just never get a good sleep or a good breakfast.  So lets not change the routine, just do whatever it takes to make you normal.  Eating a big breakfast when you normally don’t, can get you a big stomach ache, so just do whats normal.  This step isn’t as important as people think it is.

2.  Don’t change your shuffling routine.

This is a huge step in entering a tournament, and is a piece …

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Opinion: Pikkdogs says stick to your age group.

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Hey all you members of Omar-Nation.  This is Pikkdogs here. I will speak to you soon about the release of the new triumphant set, but today I will talk about age divisions in Pokemon.                                                                          

Speaking of Triumphant, this weekend is the start of pre-release tournaments.  So if you can, head out to your local tournament this weekend and get involved in the tournament.  This set should be pretty impactful, even with the recent news that Lost World will not be in the set.

We all know that Pokemon is a game that is popular with younger people.  I admit that I too played the game when I was young.  But, the fact is that Juniors and Masters are different.  We run different decks and play different styles.

We also know that because of this fact TPCI has made three age divisions: Junior, Senior, and Master.  With younger people laying in the junior category, the tweens playing in seniors, and high school age and older in the master category.   These divisions were a great idea, it keeps people of similar skill levels together.  There are a couple great senior players that can play with any master, but for the most part …

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