Terry Soh

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Terry Soh
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Demographics
Nickname The Bluffmaster
Born July 5th, 1987
Residence Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nationality {MYS} Malaysian
Professional Career
Pro Tour debut 2003 World Championships
Winnings $75,695 (as of 2018-08-06)
Pro Tour top 8s 3 (0 wins)
Grand Prix top 8s 3 (0 wins)
Median Pro Tour Finish 97
Pro Tours Played 22
Lifetime Pro Points 160 (as of 2018-08-14)

Terry Soh Han Yuen is a Malaysian former professional player. Soh debuted on the professional stage as a 16-year old at the 2003 World Championships in Berlin following a runner-up finish at Grand Prix Singapore earlier in the year. His first big success would come a year later, when he made it to the top eight of the 2004 World Championships, losing in the quarterfinals to Ryo Ogura to finish 6th. A few months later, he placed third at Pro Tour Nagoya 2005. Soh was then invited to the 2005 Magic Invitational as the R&D pick,[1] which he ended up winning, resulting of the creation of a card of his design, Rakdos Augermage. Over the next few years, he continued to play on the Pro Tour to varying success, but he posted his third top eight at the 2009 World Championships, eventually losing to David Reitbauer in the semifinals.

His brother, Joe Soh, is also a successful player at the professional stage.

Accomplishments[edit | edit source]

Season Event type Location Format Date Rank
2002–03 Grand Prix Singapore Limited 29–30 March 2003 2
2003–04 Grand Prix Hong Kong Limited 6–7 March 2004 7
2003–04 Worlds San Francisco Special 1–5 September 2004 6
2005 Pro Tour Nagoya Rochester Draft 28–30 January 2005 3
2006 Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur Limited 3–4 June 2006 5
2006 Nationals Kuala Lumpur Standard and Booster Draft 2006 1
2008 Nationals Kuala Lumpur Standard and Booster Draft 16–17 August 2008 7
2009 Worlds Rome Special 19–22 November 2009 3
2010 Nationals Kuala Lumpur Standard and Booster Draft 24–25 July 2010 8

Source: Wizards.com

Pro Tour results[edit | edit source]

List of the Pro Tour results and winnings of Terry Soh
Season Pro Tour Format Finish Winnings
2002–03 Worlds (Berlin) Special 261
2003–04 Worlds (San Francisco) Special 6 $8,500
2005 Nagoya Rochester Draft 3 $15,000
2005 Atlanta Team Limited 52
2005 London Booster Draft 295
2005 Los Angeles Extended 158
2005 Worlds (Yokohama) Special 57 $570
2006 Prague Booster Draft 11 $6,000
2006 Charleston Team Constructed 29
2006 Kobe Booster Draft 339
2006 Worlds (Paris) Special 174
2007 Geneva Booster Draft 294
2007 Yokohama Block Constructed 51 $645
2007 San Diego Two-Headed Giant Booster Draft 11 $3,000
2007 Valencia Extended 181
2007 Worlds (New York) Special 128
2008 Kuala Lumpur Booster Draft 251
2008 Worlds (Memphis) Special 109
2009 Worlds (Rome) Special 3 $15,000
2010 Amsterdam Extended and Booster Draft 10 $6,500
2010 Worlds (Chiba) Special 67 $480
2011 Worlds (San Francisco) Special 45 $750

Source: Wizards.com

The bluff against Frank Karsten[edit | edit source]

At Pro Tour Nagoya 2005, Soh faced Dutch professional player Frank Karsten in the quarterfinals. In the fourth game with Soh up 2–1, Soh opts to block only one of Karsten's attacking creatures. After blocking, Soh said "I have 9 life, right?", to which the judge responded "You have 8 life". With a surprised look, Soh responded "I have 8 life?". Being at 8 instead of 9, Soh would be dead on board should Karsten opt to use his Harsh Deceiver's second ability and tap his Kabuto Moth. Karsten had to figure out whether Soh's reaction was a bluff or a double bluff; in the end, he went for the kill, but Soh had Soulless Revival to trigger his Thief of Hope and gain one life, and on his turn, he managed to attack back for the win thanks to playing Wicked Akuba and Hearth Kami to trigger his Thief of Hope. The bluff was a much talked about subject in the time following the Pro Tour.[2][3]

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Complete Voting Results. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Ted Knutson (2005-01-30). "LIVE COVERAGE OF 2005 PRO TOUR NAGOYA". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2017-08-23.
  3. Terry Soh (2005-02-03). "The Anatomy of "The Bluff"". Star City Games. Retrieved on 2017-08-23.