I've been wondering this question for a while now and I still have no answer. I'm sure you all have seen it, two magic players are playing a game, they both started playing magic at the same time and both have similiar card collection, but one always seems to win. Mabye the one player just has better cards? No, you could give each of them the same exact cards and tell them to build a deck, but one will always build the better deck, it never fails. Zadok once described this as the "spark", some people have it, most people don't, but the ones who do are in some way better than the ones that don't. If you go beyond magic it is much easier to see, for example, my friends and I are playing a game of Goldeneye(First person shooter), now we all have about the same level of magic playing/deckbuilding abilities but they just can't seem to win, I can easily run circles around them even when they are on a team, on the other hand a have a friend that has gaming abilities just slightly higher then mine, take Goldeneye for instance, he usually wins every time, he seems just has slightly better aim and dodging than me which means he will win. What makes him better at it than me? We both started playing the game at the same time, but he seemed to get better at it and beat the game faster then I ever could, Why is that? Is it because he has a better reaction time? Is his brain somehow able to process strategys better than mine? Is it in his genes? I don't know, what do you think about it?