Simon Nielsen

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Simon Nielsen
Nickname RedButtonTie
Born June 30, 1994
Residence Copenhagen, Denmark
Nationality {DNK} Danish
Professional Career
Pro Tour debut PT Fate Reforged 2015
Pro Tour top 8s 0
Grand Prix top 8s 5 (1 wins)
Median Pro Tour Finish 110
Pro Tours Played 15
Lifetime Pro Points 147 (as of 2018-08-14)

Simon Nielsen is a Danish professional player. Best known for winning the 2014 World Magic Cup as a member of the Danish national team, at which he famously turned around a seemingly unwinnable game by topdecking the one-of Duneblast (dubbed the "Daneblast") in a crucial situation.[1] Nielsen also has five Grand Prix top eight finishes including a win at GP Birmingham 2018, and his best Pro Tour result is a 10th-place finish at PT Eldritch Moon in 2016.

Accomplishments[edit | edit source]

Season Event type Location Format Date Rank
2014–15 World Magic Cup Nice National team 5–7 December 2014 1
2015–16 Grand Prix Brussels Standard 14–15 November 2015 2
2016–17 Grand Prix Bologna Limited 6–7 May 2017 8
2017–18 Grand Prix Birmingham Modern 12–13 August 2017 8
2017–18 Grand Prix Turin Standard 2–3 September 2017 8
2017–18 Grand Prix Birmingham Standard 12–13 May 2018 1


Pro Tour results[edit | edit source]

List of the Pro Tour results and winnings of Simon Nielsen
Season Pro Tour Format Finish Winnings
2014–15 Fate Reforged in Washington, D.C. Modern and Booster Draft 86
2014–15 Magic Origins in Vancouver Standard and Booster Draft 30 $1,500
2015–16 Battle for Zendikar in Milwaukee Standard and Booster Draft 98
2015–16 Oath of the Gatewatch in Atlanta Modern and Booster Draft 287
2015–16 Shadows over Innistrad in Madrid Standard and Booster Draft 275
2015–16 Eldritch Moon in Sydney Standard and Booster Draft 10 $5,000
2016–17 Kaladesh in Honolulu Standard and Booster Draft 134
2016–17 Aether Revolt in Dublin Standard and Booster Draft 110
2016–17 Amonkhet in Nashville Standard and Booster Draft 237
2016–17 Hour of Devastation in Kyoto Standard and Booster Draft 91
2017–18 Ixalan in Albuquerque Standard and Booster Draft 298
2017–18 Rivals of Ixalan in Bilbao Modern and Booster Draft 79
2017–18 Dominaria in Richmond Standard and Booster Draft 279
2017–18 25th Anniversary in Minneapolis Team Constructed 17 $4,000
2018–19 Guilds of Ravnica in Atlanta Standard and Booster Draft 219
2018–19 Mythic Championship Cleveland 2019 Standard and Booster Draft 131 $500


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Josh Bennett (2014-12-07). "FINALS: DENMARK VS. GREECE". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2017-08-21.