– BY ELIJAH DOURESSEAU You have decided you’re going to regionals. Or that 1K you were tempted to play in is two weeks away, and you’ve decided – against your better judgement – that you want to compete. AND GO FOR THE GOLD! But how do you prepare for a high-stakes tournament? How do you get your deck ready? You do have a Trainer buddy, or two, to bounce ideas off of and play test with. You feel good about most of your list. But there’s still some uncertainty as to how ready you are to play in matches all day, and remain careful and tactful enough to end up in top cut, where the prizing is.