Deck Database

MATRYOSHKA (deck id: 101085)
60 Maindeck cards and 15 Sideboard
Penny Dreadful · Control
 Top 8 by  Sacritor in Penny Dreadful Thursdays 19.08 (2-3)
MAINDECK (60 Cards)
16 Creatures
4 Brineborn Cutthroat

4 Faerie Harbinger

4 Overwhelmed Apprentice

3 Mistbind Clique

1 Sower of Temptation

27 Spells
4 Counterspell

4 Jwari Disruption

4 Mana Leak

4 Opt

3 Bind the Monster

2 Faerie Trickery

2 Repeal

2 Unsummon

1 Divert

1 Miscast

17 Lands
11 Island

4 Lonely Sandbar

2 Field of Ruin

SIDEBOARD (15 Cards)
4 Cerulean Drake

3 Negate

2 Aetherspouts

2 Control Magic

2 Divert

2 Silent Gravestone

R1:  Loss 1 - 2vs.   R0CK3T-G1RL  Nephalia Esper 
R2:  Win 2 - 1vs.   Eduardo_Novais  Red deck 
R3:  Win 2 - 1vs.   Pigmax  Rakdos Midrange 
R4:  Loss 0 - 2vs.   B. Ghost#5243  PDR Mono U Tempo 
T8:  Loss 1 - 2vs.   ThyShuffler  Stiflenought 
Total:  43
  x 17
  x 16
  x 2
  x 8
Avg CMC: 2.02
Low lands = consistent control
Stabilize the first few turns and then out topdeck your opponent with counter magic. You choose what they resolve so even the most efficient midrange decks cannot break out of the iron clad grasp of this deck's counterspells. Eventually get 4/6 mana, a Harbinger, and a Clique to win with the matryoshka combo. Named after the Russian nesting dolls it is tutor based combo that taps your opponent out of mana for 3 turns in a row allowing you to swing for 2+4+6+8=20 damage exactly.
Brineborn exists as a psuedo removal spell, an extra wincon against removal heavy decks, and a big blocker. Apprentice is a chump blocker who roleplays as a Serum Visions with legs.
A hand with 2 lands and 5 counterspells is a keeper. By the time your opponent can double spell you will have gotten more lands. Their measly 1 drop is not a real threat so ignore it.
Play this deck with patience as you beat almost every deck late game. And never, EVER, tap out of mana if you can help it.