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Round 10 Feature Match: Joseph Parchman vs. George Velasquez

May 16th, 2010

George Velasquez is one of the Quickdraw Duelists at the top tables in this tournament. With Main Decked copies of D.D. Crow and plenty of Books of Moon, Velasquez has built his Deck to beat Infernities. So far, it seems to be working!

And that might be rough news for Joseph Parchman! Parchman is 8-1 here today with Infernities, and might have one of the better builds in the tournament. Raigeki Break seemed like a top choice for many Infernity Duelists headed into this event, but few actually seemed to run it when the time came. Parchman chose to include it in his Deck, destroying opposing cards that might stop his combo while thinning his hand. Will it be enough here? We were about to find out.

Parchman started the Match with Dark Grepher, discarding Infernity Archfiend: “It’s Crystal Beasts,” declared Parchman, obviously joking. Velasquez laughed, and Parchman sent Infernity Beetle from his Deck to his Graveyard. He Set 2 cards to his Spell & Trap Card Zone.

Velasquez had a hand of Dimensional Prison, Light and Darkness Dragon, Super-Nimble Mega Hamster, Caius the Shadow Monarch, Gorz the Emissary of Darkness, and Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter. He Set Hamster, Set Prison, and ended. If Parchman could go off here, Velasquez would have no recourse. Parchman blasted his Dimensional Prison with Raigeki Break in the End Phase, discarding another Archfiend.

“Don’t OTK me! Don’t OTK me!” begged Velasquez, laughing.

Parchman attacked Hamster, it flipped, and Velasquez Special summoned Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter. Parchman ended, Velasquez drew Lonefire Blossom, and when Velasquez Flip Summoned Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter, Parchman responded with Torrential Tribute to clear the field. Heavy Storm, D.D. Crow, and Mirror Force were sent to Velasquez’s Graveyard. He Summoned Lonefire, Tributed it, Summoned another, and Tributed that for Tytannial, Princess of Camellias. Tytannial made a direct attack and Velasquez ended.

Parchman activated Reinforcement of the Army to get another Dark Grepher from his Deck. He activated Allure of Darkness, drew 2 cards, and removed his Infernity Archfiend. He Set a monster, Set a card to his Spell & Trap Card Zone, and ended with 1 card left in hand.

Velasquez attacked Parchman’s Set Grepher next turn, then Set a monster and a card to his back row. Parchman Set a monster, tried to end his turn, and Velasquez ran the numbers before drawing for his next turn.

He Flip Summoned Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter, destroying Parchman’s Heavy Storm, sending Dandylion, Foolish Burial, and Mystical Space Typhoon to his Graveyard. He Tributed Ryko for Caius the Shadow Monarch and Parchman conceded immediately.

Too many monster draws hamper Joseph Parchman’s ambitions in the early game, and George Velasquez takes quick advantage to win the first Duel! Both competitors made swift use of their Side Decks before starting Game 2.

“I just don’t want to get 2-0’d in a feature” stated Parchman. “This is my first Quickdraw matchup all day.”

“I don’t think there are any in the top, really” replied Velasquez. “It’s all Infernity and X-Saber. Go new set!”

Parchman started the second Duel by Setting 2 cards to his Spell & Trap Card Zone.

Velasquez had Bottomless Trap Hole, Consecrated Light, Book of Moon, 2 Super-Nimble Mega Hamsters, and Lonefire Blossom. He Summoned Consecrated Light, Set Bottomless and Book, and ended. All 3 of the cards Velasquez played could cut off the Infernity Launcher combo.

Parchman activated Infernity Inferno next turn, discarding Infernity Beetle and Infernity Archfiend to send Infernity Necromancer and another Archfiend to his Graveyard from his Deck. He Set another Spell or Trap, and with 2 cards left in-hand Set a monster.

Velasquez drew another Book of Moon. He Summoned Lonefire, Tributed it to Special Summon another, and then Tributed that. Parchman activated Dust Tornado, destroying Velasquez’s Bottomless Trap Hole, and Velasquez Summoned Tytannial, Princess of Camellias. Tytannial attacked to destroy Parchmans face-down Infernity Beetle, and Velasquez Set his second Book, knowing both Books could stop Parchman’s best moves. Parchman passed, and Velasquez attacked with Tytannial for 2800 Battle Damage. He Set another monster.

Parchman activated Reinforcement of the Army, got Dark Grepher from his Deck, and Set it. Velasquez attacked it next turn to destroy it. Parchman couldn’t do anything with Consecrated Light on the field, and Tytannial was now protecting it. Parchman passed, Velasquez attacked with Tytanial again, and Set a monster. Parchman Set D.D. Crow and conceded a turn later.

Joseph Parchman draws Dark Grepher and Reinforcement of the Army a few times too often, and pays for it in both Duels. George Velasquez moves on with an 8-1 record, headed straight for the Top 32!

Post-Event Analysis!

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

Jason Grabher-Meyer (The Old Man of Dueling)
If you read the Infernity Feature Matches really carefully, you might notice a pattern: Infernity Duelists usually lost every time they drew a second copy of Dark Grepher, suggesting that multiple copies of Dark Grepher may be a mistake. There are ways around it, though: Into the Void and Wave-Motion Inferno are tailor-made to help an Infernity Duelist’s hand management.

Michael Kohanim (2009 World Championship Competitor)
In Duel 1, if Parchman had been able to pull off the combo with Infernity Launcher, Velasquez’s Dimensional Prison wouldn’t have saved him even if Parchman didn’t destroy it. Dimensional Prison is vulnerable to popular cards like Mist Wurm and XX-Saber Saber Hyunlei, which often precede game-ending attacks. I expect Dimensional Prison to gradually lose popularity, since it’s ineffective against the two Decks rising fastest in popularity.

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