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Samuele Estratti
Residence Pistoia, Italy
Nationality {ITA} Italian
Professional Career
Pro Tour debut 2008 World Championships
Top Finishes 1 (1 win)
GP top 8s 4 (0 wins)
PT Champion

Samuele Estratti is an Italian former professional player. He is the only Italian Pro Tour champion, having won PT Philadelphia 2011, the first Modern event. He also has four Grand Prix top eight finishes.


Season Event type Location Format Date Rank
2008 Nationals Rimini Standard and Booster Draft 2–3 August 2008 4
2009 Nationals Rimini Standard and Booster Draft 25–26 July 2009 3
2011 Pro Tour Philadelphia Modern and Booster Draft 2–4 September 2011 1
2011 Grand Prix Milan Limited 8–9 October 2011 3
2012–13 Grand Prix Malmö Limited 19–20 May 2012 7
2012–13 Grand Prix Verona Standard 9–10 March 2013 4
2012–13 Grand Prix Utrecht Team Limited 16–17 March 2013 4
2017–18 Nationals Rome Standard and Booster Draft 8–9 September 2018 8


Pro Tour results[]

List of the Pro Tour results and winnings of Samuele Estratti
Season Pro Tour Format Finish Winnings
2008 Worlds (Memphis) Special 160
2009 Kyoto Standard and Booster Draft 213
2009 Austin Extended and Booster Draft 51 $645
2009 Worlds (Rome) Special 286
2010 San Diego Standard and Booster Draft 92
2010 San Juan Block Constructed and Booster Draft 62 $530
2010 Amsterdam Extended and Booster Draft 168
2010 Worlds (Chiba) Special 33 $1,300
2011 Paris Standard and Booster Draft 390
2011 Philadelphia Modern and Booster Draft 1 $40,000
2011 Worlds (San Francisco) Special 153
2012 Dark Ascension in Honolulu Standard and Booster Draft 12 $3,500
2012 Avacyn Restored in Barcelona Block Constructed and Booster Draft 173
2012–13 Return to Ravnica in Seattle Modern and Booster Draft 231
2012–13 Gatecrash in Montreal Standard and Booster Draft 89
2012–13 Dragon's Maze in San Diego Block Constructed and Booster Draft 136
2013–14 Theros in Dublin Standard and Booster Draft 131
2013–14 Born of the Gods in Valencia Modern and Booster Draft 133
2013–14 Journey into Nyx in Atlanta Block Constructed and Booster Draft 112
2013–14 Magic 2015 in Portland Standard and Booster Draft 303
2014–15 Dragons of Tarkir in Brussels Standard and Booster Draft 356


The bluff against Tom Martell[]

Estratti's perhaps most famous play was at Pro Tour Dark Ascension in 2012, in a game of Innistrad-Dark Ascension Limited. His opponent, Tom Martell, had Beguiler of Wills with Mask of Avacyn equipped, which Estratti could not hope to beat. However, upon attacking with his Fiend Hunter, Estratti hastily plays a Moment of Heroism on his creature and looks to be about to cast a second, but realizes that Martell still has a creature to block with (the Beguiler), and stops. Martell would take lethal damage if he didn't block and if Estratti indeed had another Moment of Heroism, so he chump blocked with Beguiler of Wills. Estratti did, in fact, not have a second pump spell, so he successfully tricked Martell into sacrificing the card he couldn't beat. Estratti went on to win the game.[1][2]

External links[]


  1. Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa (2012-03-07). "PV’s Playhouse – Technical Play". ChannelFireball. Retrieved on 2016-06-26.
  2. Samuele Estratti's bluff against Tom Martell at pro tour Dark Ascension. YouTube. Retrieved on 2016-06-26.