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Round 1 Feature Match: Rey Garza vs. Chris Schwarz

June 19th, 2010

Rey Garza, one of today’s Bounty Duelists, is running a Symbols Coelacanth Deck against Chris Schwarz’s Frog Monarch Deck in this first round Feature Match. Schwarz’s Light and Darkness Dragon may make this a tough matchup for Garza, but if he can activate the effect of Superancient Deepsea King Coelacanth early enough, he should be able to win. Garza won the dice roll and chose to go first.

Garza opened up with Fishborg Blaster, Superancient Deepsea King Coelacanth, Foolish Burial, Fish Depth Charge, My Body as a Shield, and Genex Controller. He played Foolish Burial to send Superancient Deepsea King Coelacanth to his Graveyard, Set Fishborg Blaster, Set Fish Depth Charge, and ended his turn.

Schwarz Set a card to each zone next turn and passed.

Garza drew 7 Colored Fish next turn and Summoned it. He used it to attack Schwarz’s face-down monster. It was Dupe Frog. Garza lost 200 Life Points.

Schwarz activated Nobleman of Extermination next turn to target Garza’s Set Fish Depth Charge, but Garza Chained it to Tribute Fishborg Blaster and destroy Schwarz’s Set Heavy Storm. Next, Schwarz Tributed Dupe Frog to Summon Caius the Shadow Monarch, removed 7 Colored Fish from the game, and attacked directly.

Next turn, Garza Set a card to each zone and passed.

Schwarz Tributed his Caius for another one next turn, and used its effect to remove Garza’s Set Genex Controller from the game. Garza lost 1000 Life Points and then Caius scored a direct attack.

Garza drew Pot of Avarice next turn and it was all over. He conceded, unable to survive another turn.

Both players Side Decked and Garza chose to go first. He opened up with Book of Moon, Symbols of Duty, Giant Trunade, Phantom of Chaos, and 2 copies of Superancient Deepsea King Coelacanth. He Set Book of Moon and Phantom of Chaos, ending his turn.

Schwarz Set a card to each zone and passed back to Garza, who drew another Symbols of Duty next turn and passed.

Schwarz flipped his face-down Heavy Storm next turn to destroy Garza’s Set Book of Moon. Then he activated Soul Exchange and Tributed Garza’s Phantom of Chaos along with his own face-down Ronintoadin to Summon Light and Darkness Dragon. Things weren’t looking good for Garza. He drew Fish Depth Charge next turn, Set it to his back row along with a Symbols of Duty, and ended his turn.

Schwarz attacked with Light and Darkness Dragon next turn, dropping Garza to 5200 Life Points.

Garza drew another Book of Moon next turn. Then he passed to Schwarz, who attacked again with Light and Darkness Dragon.

Garza drew Moray of Greed next turn and conceded, knowing he wouldn’t be able to take down Light and Darkness Dragon.

Looks like Garza’s fish were swimming up-stream this Match, as some of the worst possible draws for Garza allow Schwarz to take a quick 2-0 victory!

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)
Garza conceded too quickly in Duel 2. Things weren’t looking good for him, but it wasn’t over yet. Instead of forfeiting, Garza could have used his last turn to activate Giant Trunade, let Light and Darkness Dragon try to negate it, and chain Book of Moon to turn Light and Darkness Dragon face-down. Light and Darkness Dragon can only negate the first card effect in each chain, so it wouldn’t be able to negate Book of Moon. Then, with Light and Darkness Dragon face-down, Garza would be free to use his Moray of Greed to return both Coelacanths in his hand back to his Deck, and draw 3 new cards. Those 3 cards could have turned the Duel around. Since he had Fish Depth Charge face-down, he could have destroyed Schwarz’s Set Light and Darkness Dragon if he just drew a Fish.

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