Let's be honest here. You don't have to be a genius to Pod your Kitchen Finks into a Siege Rhino.
Especially since that is good against everything besides fast combo and even there it can help you close out the game.
Pod is ultra easy to use nowadays because it's the last toolbox worth a damn in the format (and it's worth is a 50% GP win percentage so the balance is a bit tipped), all other decks are straightforward and can't deal with a variable game-plan.
Minamo and Oboro are included in fish decks because they're untapped painless blue sources that can play through a choke. Clearly that didn't work quite so well (G3 he lost to a choke because all he drew were islands) but it's pretty risk-less and the upside can be big. Though now there are a lot of folk people considering playing both of the legendary lands alongside 4 copies of wanderwine hub since only 2 blue non-islands seems like not enough to realistically dodge choke.
That makes a lot of sense, thank you for the answer!
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Hahahaha the winner said he was playing the deck since friday that someone lend it to him.
So much for the "hard to master" deck. When you got the power + luck, who cares about skill and test and mastering.
You've got to be joking if you think it doesn't take skill to win a GP. I would also like to see a source for this statement.
I assume that Nyz is (misleadingly) paraphrasing this quote from the T8 Profiles Page:
Wizards: What deck did you play and why? Erik Peters: Rhino Pod. I borrowed it Friday night and watched two hours of LSV’s videos.
I think it's far to assume that Erik didn't own the deck, but I have no idea how much experience he had with it. Maybe it was just 2 hours. Maybe it was 2 hours that night, on top of any experience he had with it before. The quote isn't quite as clear as Nyz would have us believe.
I was quoting him during his interview post final match.