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Brian Weissman
Born November 13, 1974
Nationality {USA} American
Professional Career
Top Finishes 2 (0 wins)
GP top 8s 0 (0 wins)

Brian Weissman is a former Magic Pro Player.[1] From mid 1994 to 1999, Weissman was among the most recognized and respected professional players of Magic: The Gathering and he appeared on ESPN 2 to provide play by play commentary for a number of Pro Tour top 8 and World Championships broadcasts.

Weissman was an important contributor to Magic theory. In 1996 he created one of the most well-known control decks in early Magic history, commonly known as "The Deck".[2] The Deck functions on the same premise as modern control decks: gradually gaining card advantage while answering opposing threats, then playing a single large threat which is sufficient to win the game.

Professional play[]


Season Event type Location Format Date Rank
1996 Pro Tour Columbus Block Constructed 6–7 July 1996 5
1996–97 Pro Tour Los Angeles Rochester Draft 28 February–2 March 1997 7



  1. Mark Rosewater (July 26, 2004). "On Tour, Part 1". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Brian Weissman (October 12, 2009). "Forgotten Lore: Taking Card Advantage". Wizards of the Coast.