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10 questions with Jit Min

Posted: June 20, 2013 in Interview

A Singaporean player who requires no introduction Lim Jit Min or Jit is a veteran among veterans. He has consistently went to World’s since 2005 and is considered one of the best in Singapore. He takes a few moments out of his busy schedule to answer a few of my questions.


You can be considered a veteran of the game. How did you get into the game?

I started in primary school when my friends bought their cards and I just got hooked ever since.


What do your friends and relatives think of your passion for the game?

I think they find it childish at times, but also pretty awesome that someone can be so passionate for something.


Other than the Pokemon TCG what are you busy with in your everyday life?

Pokemon is really just a small part of my life. I do a lot of other things like school, work, dance and obviously partying!


You are probably most famous around the world as a master of rogue decks. What drives you as a deckbuilder to create such decks; what is your philosophy?


I just enjoy being different. I find no meaning in winning with an archetype thus I always try to find new ways to come up with a good deck. Even though I love rogues, I wouldn’t play it unless its good. Theres a difference between rogue and trash.


You have your own Pokemon website, Party of Six with fellow Singaporean players. How did you come up with the inspiration to create it and what are your ambitions for the Party of Six?


It was during World’s 2012 and we saw how the Top Cut was giving back to the community and we decided we wanted to do so too and from there we brainstormed. We are in the midst of a project that will take your minds away. Just wait and see. I hope to change the way people see pokemon into a cool platform and lifestyle that you can meet friends from around the world and challenge yourself strategically.


To scoop or not to scoop, what is your opinion of the prevelance of scooping to friends for CP and such?


I am definitely for it. I think that there is a lot more to just the so called spirit of the game. There is also team bonding and helping your friends to get there.


As a multiple Worlds participant you are certainly the most experienced and qualified Singaporean to dish out advice. So do you have anything to say to those who are on their way or have already earned their invite to Vancouver this year?


I think that the invites this year standards are really low and easy to get.

I hope players do not easily get complacent if they do get the invite and put in a lot more effort to polish themselves and do Singapore proud 🙂 Also to fully enjoy the experience, going to worlds is also more than just competing. Its about meeting people and making awesome friends from around the world!


Are there any players whom you think have contributed to your growth as a player?


I would like to thank Clifton for always testing using the archetypes against my rogues so I can keep refining them. Matthew Khoo from Canada who is one of my closest testing buddies always inspiring me. Also the community of friends who makes the game enjoyable. Too many to name!


What are your thoughts on the current format? Any favourite formats/decks that you would like to share with our readers?


I think the current format decks are really easy to play and good. So it will be difficult to find an edge over mirrors and a deck that can match the archetypes pace.



Juniper, Skyla, Bianca or Elesa?
I think they are all the same. All cards can be good depending on how you use them.
Ed: Looks like Jit has no eyes for the ladies of Pokemon.


Having shot to prominence with his 1st place Regionals report, Kennard Tham should be a familiar name since the previous month.

Join me as we take a look at how Kennard ticks!

One of the few photos I managed to find of Kennard which isn't of him displaying his bulging muscles.

One of the few photos I managed to find of Kennard which isn’t of him displaying his bulging muscles.


If you are a Singaporean you probably know all about Reuben Fong, our new player done good, grabbing the title of National Champion of 2012.
If you are an international player, you might not know him unless you played him in this year’s World Championships.
Click and read all about Singapore’s National Champion!


10 Questions with Xavier Chua

Posted: December 15, 2012 in Interview

Continuing our spotlight on Singapore’s Worlds participants we have yet another Top 16 contestant-Xavier Chua. Having shot to local stardom by earning an invite to Worlds by Championship Points alone for the 2012 season he performed even better by beating quite a few well established, international names during his Swiss rounds. As a side note, any local terms which might be unknown to our international readers have wikipedia links embedded.


10 questions with Clifton Goh

Posted: December 10, 2012 in Interview

Welcome to the start of a new series on Flip or Die. “10 questions with” aims to highlight Singapore’s outstanding players. Whether they are multiple tournament winners, up-and-coming stars or solid contributors to the community, it’s time for them to come out and give their frank opinions on their game!

The inaugural interview starts off with a bang as I interview Singapore’s most famous player Clifton Goh, alternatively known as Medziddo and Xincloft. He very kindly took time out of his busy schedule as a freshman in university to grant this interview. (more…)