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Points Playoffs Feature Match: Jerry Wang vs. Noah White

May 16th, 2010

With the YCS Main Event now over and done, 8 last Duelists would now get a chance to play off for 2 sets of Super Rare Darklord prize cards. Four were selected for earning more points in the Public Events this weekend, and they’ll compete in the first Top 4 Playoff for one of the Darklord sets. The other 4 Duelists were chosen at random from Public Event participants, and they’ll Duel for the second set of the prize cards.

Jerry Wang and Noah White were 2 of the Duelists who got into these Playoffs by having the most Public Event points. Wang is playing a Quickdraw Dandywarrior Deck, while White is playing Infernities with Destiny Hero – Malicious. Wang’s Deck is well-teched against Infernities, so this Match may be in Wang’s favor.

Wang opened the Match with a hand of Debris Dragon, Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter, Caius the Shadow Monarch, Tytannial, Princess of Camellias, Bottomless Trap Hole, and D. D. Crow. He Set Bottomless Trap Hole, Set Ryko, and ended.

White Set a Spell or Trap on his turn.

Wang drew Mirror Force, passed, and White Set another Spell or Trap.

On his next turn, Wang drew Super-Nimble Mega Hamster, Flip Summoned Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter, and destroyed White’s Call of the Haunted. He sent Dandylion, Lonefire Blossom, and Bottomless Trap Hole to his Graveyard, Special Summoning 2 Fluff Tokens. He Summoned Debris Dragon, Special Summoned Dandylion from the Graveyard, tuned it to a Fluff Token and Debris Dragon, and Synchro Summoned Stardust Dragon! He Special Summoned 2 more Fluff Tokens for a total of 3, and attacked with Ryko and Stardust Dragon for 2700 Battle Damage. He Set Mirror Force to finish.

White Set another monster, then Set another card to his back row.

Wang Tributed a Fluff Token for Caius the Shadow Monarch and targeted White’s face-down monster. “That’s game,” remarked White, conceding in Jaden-esque manner.

Jerry Wang

Jerry Wang takes the first Duel in moments, but doesn’t see enough cards to actually know what Noah White is playing! White would start the second Duel.

White began with Solar Recharge, discarding Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress to draw 2 cards and send 2 more copies of Recharge from his Deck to the Graveyard… not what he wanted to see. He Set a Spell or Trap to finish his turn.

Wang had Dandylion, Solemn Judgment, Quickdraw Synchron, Dimensional Prison, Sangan, and Book of Moon. He Summoned Sangan, attacked for 1000 damage, and Set Dimensional Prison.

White Summoned Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner, discarded Infernity Archfiend, and Special Summoned Lyla. He turned her to Defense Position for her effect, destroying Dimensional Prison. White then ended his turn, sending 6 cards to his Graveyard, including Infernity Necromancer.

Wang drew Dust Tornado. He Summoned Dandylion, attacked Lyla with it, and White activated Mirror Force! Wang got D.D. Crow from his Deck with Sangan’s effect, Special Summoned his 2 Fluff Tokens, and Set 3 cards to his Spell & Trap Card Zone.

White activated Heavy Storm! Wang Chained Solemn Judgment to keep his remaining 2 Spell or Trap Cards on the field. White attacked a Fluff Token with Lumina, and Wang blocked the attack with Book of Moon. White sent Mystical Space Typhoon, Infernity Archfiend, and Infernity Launcher to his Graveyard.

Wang drew Bottomless Trap Hole. He Normal Summoned Quickdraw Synchron by Tributing a Token, Tuned it to the second Token, and Synchro Summoned Turbo Warrior. Turbo Warrior destroyed Lyla with an attack, and Wang Set Bottomless Trap Hole.

White activated Giant Trunade to clear the field. He Flip Summoned Lumina, discarded Infernity Beetle for her effect, and Special Summoned Lyla. He Normal Summoned Infernity Necromancer, Set his remaining 2 cards to his back row, and activated Necromancer’s effect to target Infernity Archfiend. Wang Chained D.D. Crow, removing Infernity Archfiend before it could be Special Summoned, and White activated Infernity Launcher next! He brought back his Infernity Archfiend and Beetle, and Wang conceded.

Noah White comes out of nowhere to take the second Duel, escalating the Match to one more game! The gambit of Side Decking into a Lightsworn Infernity build seems to have paid off! White would later explain that Siding into Lightsworn was an idea created by Alex Vansant, who also happened to be playing in the other Top 4 match alongside this one.

Noah White

Wang started off with a hand of Brain Control, Light and Darkness Dragon, Gorz the Emissary of Darkness, Super-Nimble Mega Hamster, Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter, and Dandylion. He Set Hamster as his only move.

White Set a Spell or Trap on his turn.

Wang drew Solemn Judgment. He Set Ryko, Set Solemn, and ended.

White passed on his turn.

Wang drew D.D. Crow. He Flip Summoned Ryko, targeted Infernity Inferno, and White Chained it, discarding Necro Gardna and Raigeki Break to send Infernity Archfiend and Infernity Necromancer from his Deck to his Graveyard. Wang sent Ryko, Mirror Force, and another Ryko to his Graveyard, leaving himself with nothing to Summon with the Hamster! He Tributed both his monsters for Light and Darkness Dragon, attacked for 2800 Battle Damage, and ended.

White Set 2 cards to his back row on his turn.

Light and Darkness Dragon attacked next. White activated Mystical Space Typhoon, and Light and Darkness Dragon’s effect was Chained automatically in response. White then Chained Mirror Force, and Wang Chained Solemn Judgment! Mirror Force and Mystical Space Typhoon were negated, Light and Darkness Dragon dropped to 2300 ATK, and White took 2300 Battle Damage!

White Set a monster next turn.

Wang attacked, and White activated Necro Gardna’s effect. It was negated, the Dragon dropped to 1800 ATK, and crashed into White’s Set Infernity Necromancer. Wang Set Dandylion.

White Summoned Infernity Archfiend, crashed it into Light and Darkness Dragon, destroyed both monsters, and the Dragon’s effect destroyed Dandylion! Wang Special Summoned 2 Fluff Tokens and Super-Nimble Mega Hamster from his Graveyard. White Set his 3 remaining cards, and activated Necromancer’s effect to try and Special Summon Infernity Archfiend. Wang removed it with D.D. Crow, but Infernity Launcher let White bring back another Archfiend and another Necromancer! That Archfiend got him Infernity Barrier.

Wang drew Book of Moon. He activated Brain Control, targeted Infernity Archfiend, and succeeded in drawing out White’s Infernity Barrier! That left him in the clear to activate Pot of Avarice, shuffling back all the monsters in his Graveyard except Dandylion to draw 2 cards: Lonefire Blossom and Debris Dragon! He activated Book of Moon, turning Archfiend face-down, then Summoned Debris Dragon, Special Summoned Dandylion, and Tuned both to Synchro Summon Black Rose Dragon. At this point, White lost everything! A pair of Infernity Necromancer, Infernity Archfiend, Call of the Haunted, and Giant Trunade all went to the Graveyard because of Black Rose Dragon! Wang got 2 Fluff Tokens and all White could do next turn was Set Ryko.

Wang ran Ryko over with another Light and Darkness Dragon on the turn that followed.

White drew to 1 card in-hand again.  He Summoned Necromancer, activating its effect to turn it to Defense Position, then activating its second effect to wear down Light and Darkness Dragon.

Wang Summoned Sangan, attacked Necromancer, and it was all over a turn later, as Light and Darkness Dragon struck for victory!

Jerry Wang wins the Match and moves on to the finals, 2 Duels away from a Super Rare set of Darklord prize cards!

Post-Event Analysis!

See what our panel of experts had to say about this Duel after the event was over. 

Michael Kohanim (2009 World Championship Competitor)
In Duel 2, White lost a copy of Infernity Archfiend to Wang’s D.D. Crow when he tried to revive it with the effect of Infernity Necromancer. But he was able to Special Summon another copy from his Graveyard with Infernity Launcher. It’s a good idea for Infernity Duelists to set up their Graveyards in case the opponent can remove a monster with D.D. Crow. White was prepared with 2 Infernity Archfiends in his Graveyard, and it won him the Duel.

P.J. Tierney (Duelist from across The Pond)
While winning a Duel as fast as possible is usually a good thing, it has a downside too if you do it in Duel 1. Since Wang defeated his opponent so fast, he didn’t see any of White’s key cards. As a result, Wang didn’t know what kind of Deck he was up against, so he didn’t know what cards he should be Side Decking in and out for Duel 2, while White knew exactly what to do. White ended up winning Duel 2 because of this advantage.

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