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|Born||January 8, 1979|
|Residence||New York, NY, USA|
|Pro Tour debut||1998 Pro Tour Los Angeles|
|Pro Tour wins (Top 8)||1 (4)|
|Grand Prix wins (Top 8)||2 (9)|
|Lifetime Pro Points||261|
|Planeswalker Level||47 (Archmage)|
Zvi Mowshowitz is a former professional Magic: The Gathering player who also held a developer intern position at Wizards of the Coast Magic R&D. He is known for having created innovative and sometimes game-breaking decks like TurboZvi and My Fires, as well as many other notable decks that put up respectable finishes at highly competitive Magic: The Gathering tournaments. His first-place finishes include a Pro Tour and a Grand Prix. He has placed in the top eight of four Pro Tours, and earned over $140,000 playing Magic competitively. In 2007, Mowshowitz was elected into the Magic Hall of Fame.
Mowshowitz was particularly noted for exploiting previously undiscovered card interactions and demonstrating that cards once believed to be quite poor were in fact "broken", meaning sufficiently powerful as to be game-dominating, when fully understood. Examples include Yawgmoth's Bargain once believed to be unplayable but which was rapidly banned as "too powerful" after Zvi demonstrated its potential when fully exploited, and Dream Halls, the engine behind the now-legendary TurboZvi deck archetype.
He is also an avid internet writer, previously with The Dojo, Mindripper, Brainburst, StarCityGames, and then for the official Magic website MagicTheGathering.com. In April 2006, Zvi stopped writing for MagicTheGathering.com.
Zvi Mowshowitz is the son of American biochemist Deborah Mowshowitz.
Top 8 appearances
|1998–99||Grand Prix||Boston||Block Constructed||5–6 September 1998||4|
|1998–99||Pro Tour||New York||Block Constructed||30 April–2 May 1999||3|
|1998–99||Grand Prix||Washington D.C.||Limited||19–20 June 1999||4|
|1998–99||Nationals||Special||2–4 July 1999||4|
|1998–99||Worlds||Yokohama||National team||4–8 August 1999||1|
|1999–00||Invitational||Kuala Lumpur||Special||2–5 March 2000||3|
|2000–01||Grand Prix||Manchester||Limited||7–8 October 2000||8|
|2000–01||Pro Tour||Chicago||Standard||1–3 December 2000||7|
|2000–01||Pro Tour||Tokyo||Block Constructed||16–18 March 2001||1|
|2000–01||Masters||Barcelona||Booster Draft||1–4 May 2001||4|
|2001–02||Masters||New Orleans||Booster Draft||31 October–3 November 2001||5|
|2001–02||Masters||Osaka||Team Limited||14–17 March 2002||5|
|2001–02||Grand Prix||New Jersey||Team Limited||29–30 June 2002||2|
|2002–03||Grand Prix||New Orleans||Extended||3–4 January 2003||1|
|2002–03||Grand Prix||Boston||Limited||22–23 February 2003||7|
|2002–03||Masters||Yokohama||Booster Draft||8–11 May 2003||5|
|2002–03||Grand Prix||Pittsburgh||Team Limited||31 May–1 June 2003||1|
|2003–04||Grand Prix||Atlanta||Standard||29–30 August 2003||5|
|2003–04||Invitational||Los Angeles||Special||11–13 May 2004||4|
|2012–13||Grand Prix||Portland||Modern||11–12 May 2013||3|
Last updated: 12 May 2013
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