I've been playing Gabe for a while now, but recently made some changes to adjust for what I was seeing/expecting in the Meta.
It ended up paying off since I only dropped 1 game (to Blue Sun) during the 7 Swiss Rounds and lost to a good player running NEH Butchershop after the Cut.
The deck faced 2 RP, 2 NEH Butchershop, 2 Blue Sun, 1 ETF, and 1 Cybernetics.
Like most Gabe decks, you're encouraged to run a lot and make use of your ability as much as possible, so the standard cards that support that strategy are in here.
Here is a breakdown of the more interesting deck slot choices:
I've Had Worse - Outside of losing to John's NEH Butchershop after the cut, I've done very well versus meat damage decks because of this card (for the record, John won through scoring in that game). With a plascrete on the board and this in hand you are typically pretty safe. Secondarily, I found this card very useful card draw versus RP. Running through a Pup without paying can trigger this and save your credits.
Feint - This card is underrated. Crisium Grid hurts Gabe but Feint is the answer to it since you can access cards with Feint when the corp has Crisium Grid rezzed. Hence, you can then trash the Grid. Another fun use case is to put Security Testing on HQ and Feint into it (gaining money) and then trigger 1 or 2 emergency shutdowns for a huge econ/tempo swing. Finally, this and/or Inside Job+Emergency shutdown are great cards for dealing with Blue Sun Curtain Wall+Oversight AI plays.
Atman - a lot of decks are running this now and I think it is critical. RP in particular can be very taxing when it takes 4 to break an Eli with your corroder. Atman (usually @4) is the answer to Eli, Ichi, Lotus field, Cortex Lock, and quite a few other commonly played ice.
Infiltration - still important to keep 1 of these and 1 Same old Thing for the occasional PE match-up.
Final comments - The deck has a lot of tricks, moves fast, and allows for low risk face checking. It's a little light on R&D pressure due to only 1 medium but overall a decent build. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.
8 Jun 2015 Chuftbot
9 Jun 2015 Lightningjak