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Takuma Morofuji

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Takuma Morofuji
諸藤拓馬
Demographics
Residence Fukuoka, Japan
Nationality {JPN} Japanese
Professional Career
Pro Tour debut 2005 World Championships
Pro Tour top 8s 0
Grand Prix top 8s 4 (1 win)
Median Pro Tour Finish 133
Pro Tours Played 13
Lifetime Pro Points 131 (as of 2018-08-14)

Takuma Morofuji (諸藤拓馬) is a Japanese Magic player. He first became known through his victory at the 2005 National championship as a relatively unheralded player, and then following up with winning the 2005 Team World Championship with the Japanese national team at the 2005 World Championships, his first Pro Tour. Then after almost ten years without a Pro Tour appearance, Morofuji returned to the scene with a win at Grand Prix Kobe 2015, followed by three additional GP top eights. He also finished 18th at Pro Tour Hour of Devastation and 14th at Pro Tour Dominaria.

Accomplishments[edit | edit source]

Season Event type Location Format Date Rank
2005 Nationals Yokohama Standard and Booster Draft 2–4 September 2005 1
2005 Worlds Yokohama National team 30 November–4 December 2005 1
2015–16 Grand Prix Kobe Standard 21–22 November 2015 1
2015–16 Grand Prix Tokyo Standard 7–8 May 2016 3
2016–17 Grand Prix Beijing Limited 6–7 May 2017 6
2017–18 Grand Prix Shanghai Standard 11–12 November 2017 5

Source: Wizards.com

Pro Tour results[edit | edit source]

List of the Pro Tour results and winnings of Takuma Morofuji
Season Pro Tour Format Finish Winnings
2005 Worlds (Yokohama) Special 61 $530
2006 Honolulu Standard 51 $645
2006 Charleston Team Constructed 73
2006 Worlds (Paris) Special 128
2015–16 Oath of the Gatewatch in Atlanta Modern and Booster Draft 149
2016–17 Kaladesh in Honolulu Standard and Booster Draft 228
2016–17 Amonkhet in Nashville Standard and Booster Draft 277
2016–17 Hour of Devastation in Kyoto Standard and Booster Draft 18 $3,000
2017–18 Ixalan in Albuquerque Standard and Booster Draft 295
2017–18 Rivals of Ixalan in Bilbao Modern and Booster Draft 91
2017–18 Dominaria in Richmond Standard and Booster Draft 14 $5,000
2017–18 25th Anniversary in Minneapolis Team Constructed 64 $1,000
2018–19 Guilds of Ravnica in Atlanta Standard and Booster Draft 133
2018–19 Mythic Championship Cleveland 2019 Standard and Booster Draft 146 $500

Source: Wizards.com

2005 Japanese National Championship final[edit | edit source]

Morofuji faced Jun'ya Iyanaga in the final match of the 2005 Japanese National Championship. Morofuji was running Tron, while Iyanaga was on Mono-Red Aggro. With Iyanaga up 2–1 in the match, and thanks to Blinkmoth Nexus and Sword of Fire and Ice, it looked like he won the fourth game as well to become the 2005 Japanese National champion. However, there had been an error earlier in the game with a Frostling targeting itself with its own ability despite wearing Sword of Fire and Ice. Morofuji had used Mindslaver, and in order to prevent Morofuji from killing his Blinkmoth Nexus with the Frostling, he had sacrificed it. However, this was an illegal play, and thanks to the match being filmed and both hands being well documented, the judges were able to reconstruct the situation from before the illegal play. Morofuji was thus able to come back, after having briefly lost the match, and won both game 4 and game 5 to be crowned National champion.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Brian David-Marshall (2005-09-04). "SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4: 4:39 P.M. - FINALS: JUN'YA IYANAGA (AGGRORED) VS. TAKUMA MOROFUJI (RAZORTRON)". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2018-07-21.