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Feature Match, Round 9: Andrew Fredella vs. Ryan Spicer

October 17th, 2009

For the ninth and final Round of this event, seated at Table 1 are two undefeated Duelists: Ryan Spicer and Andrew Fredella. Both are past SHONEN JUMP Championship winners, and Spicer is one of the ten bounty players in today’s event. Whoever won here would score 20 booster packs of Ancient Prophecy – either Spicer would keep his hoard or Fredella would walk away with a day’s worth of packs.

Spicer is playing Chaos, while Fredella is playing Blackwings.

Spicer opened the Match with a hand of “Book of Moon,” “Allure of Darkness,” “Destiny Hero – Malicious,” “Brain Control,” “Dimensional Alchemist,” and “Smashing Ground.” He Set Book, but lost it to “Mystical Space Typhoon” next turn. Fredella attacked with “Blackwing – Bora the Spear,” and ended by Setting a Spell or Trap.

Spicer drew “Dark Armed Dragon,” activated “Allure of Darkness,” and removed his “Destiny Hero – Malicious.” He Summoned “Dimensional Alchemist,” which could let him get that Malicious back, and then removed “Sangan” from the top of his Deck to boost up the Alchemist. The Alchemist attacked Bora, and Fredella activated the effect of “Blackwing – Kalut the Moon Shadow.” That destroyed Alchemist, and its effect let Spicer take back his Malicious. In Main Phase 2 he stripped “Heavy Storm” out of his Deck with “Gold Sarcophagus,” and he tried to destroy Bora with “Smashing Ground” – Fredella Chained “My Body As A Shield”!

Spicer Set a Spell or Trap and Fredella Summoned “Blackwing – Vayu the Emblem of Honor” to attack with it! Bora attacked and Fredella ended.

Spicer searched his Deck for “Dark Grepher” with “Reinforcement of the Army,” Normal Summoned it, then discarded Malicious for Grepher’s effect, sending “Plaguespreader Zombie” to his Graveyard. He removed Malicious from his Graveyard, Special Summoned another from his Deck, then Special Summoned “Plaguespreader Zombie” to Tune it to Malicious and Synchro Summon “Colossal Fighter.” The Fighter attacked Bora, “Dark Grepher” destroyed Vayu, and Fredella was down to 4400 Life Points. Another Set card in the back row ended Spicer’s turn.

Fredella tried to Special Summon “Dark Armed Dragon,” but Spicer negated the Summon with “Solemn Judgment”! Fredella had two cards left, and he Set one of them to his back row. “Heavy Storm” ended it all just moments later.

A desperate attempt to pull out of a rough hand with “Dark Armed Dragon” runs aground on “Solemn Judgment,” as Ryan Spicer takes Game 1! His seat in Day 2 was guaranteed, but there were still 20 packs of Ancient Prophecy (plus a ton of bragging rights) on the line.


Fredella seemed even less enthused about his hand this time than he did in the last Duel. Once again, he opened with Bora and Set a card to his Spell & Trap Card Zone.

Spicer had “Plaguespreader Zombie,” “Book of Moon,” “Chaos Sorcerer,” “Allure of Darkness,” “Destiny Draw,” and “Dimensional Alchemist.” He activated Allure, drawing “Card Trooper” and “Dark Grepher” before removing “Dark Grepher” to complete Allure’s effect. He Normal Summoned Alchemist, removed “Breaker the Magical Warrior” to boost up Alchemist’s ATK, and spectators reeled when the Breaker was revealed. “Just call it skill!” joked Spicer.

He attacked over Bora, Set a Spell or Trap, and Fredella tried to attack with “Blackwing – Shura the Blue Flame” next turn. Spicer turned it face-down with “Book of Moon,” and Summoned “Card Trooper” next turn. Alchemist destroyed Shura, “Card Trooper” attacked for 1900 damage, and play was to Fredella.

Fredella Normal Summoned “Blackwing – Sirocco the Dawn,” attacked “Card Trooper,” and Spicer drew a card with its effect. Fredella Set a second card to his back row. Spicer sent “Smashing Ground” with Alchemist, turned Alchemist to defense, Set “Mystical Space Typhoon” and “Bottomless Trap Hole,” and lost both of those cards to “Icarus Attack in the End Phase”! Fredella Summoned another Bora, attacked through Alchemist for 1500 damage, and Spicer returned Breaker to his hand. Fredella activated “Trap Dustshoot” next turn!

Spicer revealed “Caius the Shadow Monarch,” “Breaker the Magical Warrior,” “Chaos Sorcerer,” “Destiny Draw,” “Plaguespreader Zombie,” and “Dust Tornado.” “That’s not a great hand, but it’s still kind of a problem,” remarked Fredella. He sent “Chaos Sorcerer” back to Spicer’s Deck, since Spicer had Alchemist and “Dark Armed Dragon” in his Graveyard.

Spicer Summoned “Breaker the Magical Warrior,” attacked Bora, and Fredella activated “Blackwing – Kalut the Moon Shadow’s” effect! Breaker was destroyed and Spicer dropped to 3700 Life Points. “You gonna set that “Dust Tornado?”” Spicer did indeed Set it. Fredella hit him with Bora and “Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer” next turn.

Spicer drew “Heavy Storm” and conceded, knowing he couldn’t fight back. We were moving to Duel 3!

Spicer started things off with two “Dimensional Alchemists”, “Allure of Darkness,” “Plaguespreader Zombie,” “Dust Tornado,” and “Destiny Hero – Malicious.” He activated Allure, drew “Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter” and “Legendary Jujitsu Master,” and removed Malicious. He Set Jujitsu, Set “Dust Tornado,” and attacked with Bora into Jujitsu next turn. Fredella Set two cards to his back row. Spicer summoned “Breaker the Magical Warrior,” destroyed Fredella’s face-down “Mirror Force” with its effect, and attacked for 1600 damage. Fredella ran it over with Bora next turn, Set “My Body As A Shield,” and lost it to “Dust Tornado.” Spicer Normal Summoned “Dimensional Alchemist,” sent “Brain Control” from his Deck to his ‘removed zone’ with Alchemist’s effect, and Bora attacked Alchemist. Spier took back Malicious. Next turn Spicer had “Desitny Draw” to discard Malicious. Fredella passed, Spicer Summoned “Card Trooper,” and lost Trooper and Jujitsu to “Icarus Attack.”

Fredella Normal Summoned Kycoo, attacked to remove “Dimensional Alchemist” and Malicious, and Set a card to his Spell & Trap Card Zone. Spicer Set a monster, set a back row card, and ended. “Is that a Jujitsu?”

“Of course not” replied Spicer, grinning and sounding shady. Fredella attacked, hit “Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter,” and lost his Set “Icarus Attack” to Ryko’s effect. Spicer was up. He Normal Summoned “Dimensional Alchemist,” removed Krebons from his Deck to boost Alchemist’s ATK, and traded off in battle with Kycoo to take back his Malicious.

Fredella passed again, with just three cards in hand. Spicer drew to seven, with another card Set in his Spell & Trap Card Zone. He discarded Malicious to Special Summon “Dark Grepher.” “Do you have game?” asked Fredella.

“I do,” replied Spicer, who was still playing out his turn, putting “Dark Armed Dragon” and a flurry of monsters onto the table that resulted in a “Stardust Dragon.” Fredella was already packing up, trusting Spicer that he was the victor.

Ryan Spicer goes undefeated here today, winning a spot in the Top 16 tomorrow as well as a sweet pile of Ancient Prophecy Booster Packs!