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Top 8 Feature Match: Bobby Chambers vs. Gary Miotke

June 20th, 2010

If you’ve read the coverage from SHONEN JUMP Championship Edison, you may remember young Brandon Miotke winning a Dark End Dragon in the Dragon Duel Championship. Brandon is just one of several Duelists from the Miotke family, and now it was his father’s turn to be in the Feature Match spotlight! Gary Miotke is here in the Top 8, playing X-Sabers. His opponent is Bobby Chambers, the only Blackwing Duelist left in the tournament.

Chambers opened the Match with a hand of Blackwing – Kalut the Moon Shadow, Blackwing – Sirocco the Dawn, D.D. Crow, Cards for Black Feather, Torrential Tribute, and Bottomless Trap Hole. He activated Cards for Black Feathers, removed Kalut, and drew Book of Moon and Icarus Attack. He Set Bottomless and ended.

Miotke Summoned X-Saber Airbellum, and Chambers responded with Bottomless, removing it. Miotke Set a Spell or Trap and ended.

Chambers drew Blackwing – Vayu the Emblem of Honor, Set it, and Set Icarus Attack. If Miotke Summoned a monster he’d lose his whole field.

Miotke passed instead, possibly realizing the situation.

Chambers Flip Summoned Blackwing – Vayu the Emblem of Honor, knowing Miotke had read the Icarus Attack play. He attacked for 800 damage.

On the defensive now, Miotke Set a monster, then Set a card to his back row – but he lost both, Torrential Tribute and Saber Hole, to Icarus Attack in the End Phase.

Chambers drew Starlight Road, Normal Summoned Blackwing – Sirocco the Dawn, and attacked XX-Saber Darksoul. He Set Starlight Road, Torrential Tribute, and Book of Moon. Miotke got XX-Saber Emmersblade in the End Phase with Darksoul’s effect.

Miotke Set another monster, and Set a Sepll or Trap.

Chambers drew Solemn Judgment. Sirocco attacked, hitting another Darksoul! Chambers Set Solemn, and Miotke got X-Saber Pashuul from his Deck.

Miotke Set another monster next turn.

Chambers drew Blackwing – Kalut the Moon Shadow. He Summoned it, attacked with Sirocco, and Miotke responded with Mirror Force. But Chambers Chained Starlight Road! He Special Summoned Stardust Dragon, the attack went through, and Sirocco hit a face-down Pashuul, which can’t be destroyed by battle. Chambers ended.

Miotke Set another monster, then took 1000 damage from Pashuul.

Chambers drew Mirror Force, attacked Miotke’s face-down XX-Saber Emmersblade with Blackwing – Sirocco the Dawn, and Miotke Summoned another Emmersblade in Defense Position. Chambers Set Mirror Force.

Miotke Set a third monster, continuing to play extremely defensively and taking 1000 more damage from Pashuul.

Chambers drew Allure of Darkness, activated it, drew Blackwing – Bora the Spear and Royal Oppression, and removed D.D. Crow for Allure’s effect. He Normal Summoned Bora, and used Sirocco’s effect to raise Bora’s ATK to 5100. Miotke had 5200 Life Points left. Pashuul had 0 DEF. Chambers activated Book of Moon, turned his Blackwing – Sirocco the Dawn face-down, and Flip Summoned it to give Bora another 3400 ATK! With a total of 8500 ATK, Bora attacked to hammer home 8500 Battle Damage through Pashuul!

Bobby Chambers wins the first Duel in spectacular fashion, attacking for victory with an 8600 ATK Bora! Both competitors did some quick Side Decking before starting the second Duel.

Bobby Chambers

Miotke Set 3 cards to his Spell & Trap Card Zone, and Summoned Consecrated Light to start the second Duel.

Chambers had Blackwing – Sirocco the Dawn, Blackwing – Kalut the Moon Shadow, Blackwing – Gale the Whirlwind, Blackwing – Shura the Blue Flame, Royal Oppression, and Black Whirlwind. He Set Royal Oppression, Set Whirlwind, and ended.

Miotke Normal Summoned XX-Saber Boggart Knight, then tried to Special Summon X-Saber Airbellum, but Chambers Chained Royal Oppression! He paid 800 Life Points, Boggart Knight was destroyed, and Airbellum never hit the field.

Chambers drew another Oppression and Set it. He also Set Kalut.

Miotke Summoned his Airbellum, and attacked to destroy Kalut.

Chambers drew Blackwing – Blizzard the Far North, Set Gale, and ended.

Play was back to Miotke, who attacked Gale with Airbellum. He Set a monster, Set a fourth card to his Spell & Trap Card Zone, and ended.

Chambers Set Blizzard.

Miotke’s Airbellum attacked and destroyed Blizzard next turn.

Chambers drew Dust Tornado, Set it, and Set Shura.

Airbellum attacked and destroyed Shura, and Miotke Set another monster.

Chambers drew Sirocco the Dawn, adding it to the 2 copies he had in-hand. Chambers didn’t seem to realize he could’ve been Setting those Siroccos all along.

Airbellum attacked directly, stripping a Sirocco from Chambers’ hand.

Chambers drew Bottomless Trap Hole, and Set it.

Another Airbellum attack cost Chambers another Sirocco on Miotke’s next turn.

Chambers drew Deck Devastation Virus and passed.

Airbellum hit him again, discarding the Virus.

Chambers then drew Kalut, and Set it, with just 2400 Life Points left.

Airbellum destroyed Kalut, continuing the attack.

Chambers drew Blizzard, and he Set it, fighting to stay alive.

Miotke whacked Kalut with Airbellum, then Set another monster, filling his last Monster Card Zone.

Chambers drew Mystical Space Typhoon, and activated Dust Tornado to destroy Miotke’s face-down Solemn Judgment. He Set Typhoon.

Airbellum attacked directly, and Chambers discarded Sirocco.

It was over a turn later as one last direct shot from Airbellum ended the Duel!

Gary Miotke

Gary Miotke plays at a controlled pace, and takes Bobby Chambers from 8000 Life Points to nothing with a single Airbellum! We were headed to one more Duel!

Chambers opened with Blackwing – Blizzard the Far North, Blackwing – Vayu the Emblem of Honor, Bottomless Trap Hole, Thunder King Rai-Oh, Dark Armed Dragon, and Cards for Black Feathers. He removed Vayu for Cards for Black Feathers, Drawing Skill Drain and Blackwing – Sirocco the Dawn. He Summoned Thunder King, Set Bottomless, and ended.

Miotke Summoned XX-Saber Emmersblade. He immediately activated Saber Slash, and Thunder King Rai-Oh was destroyed! Emmersblade attacked for 1300 Battle Damage and Miotke ended his turn by Setting a Spell or Trap.

Chambers drew Blackwing – Bora the Spear. He Normal Summoned Blackwing – Sirocco the Dawn, and attacked Emmersblade, but his Sirocco was removed from play by Miotke’s Dimensional Prison. He Set Skill Drain to finish his turn.

Miotke’s Emmersblade made another attack, and Chambers was down to 5400 Life Points.  Miotke Set another Spell or Trap.

Chambers drew Starlight Road, Summoned Bora, and attacked Emmersblade. Miotke Special Summoned XX-Saber Boggart Knight from his Deck with Emmersblade’s effect. Chambers Set Starlight Road.

Next turn, Miotke activated Cold Wave! He Normal Summoned X-Saber Airbellum, attacked over Bora with Boggart Knight, and made a direct attack with X-Saber Airbellum to force Chambers to discard Dark Armed Dragon.

Chambers drew Brain Control. He Normal Summoned Blackwing – Blizzard the Far North, used its effect to Special Summon Bora, and Tuned them together to Synchro Summon Goyo Guardian. Miotke tried to activate Torrential Tribute, forgot he was under Cold Wave, and turned it back face-down. Goyo attacked Airbellum, Chambers took control of it, and ended.

Miotke took Goyo with Brain Control! He turned Boggart Knight to defense Position, attacked Airbellum with Goyo, took control of it back, and Tributed Goyo for a Set monster. He Set a card to his back row to end.

Chambers Set a fourth card to his Spell & Trap Card Zone.

Miotke turned Boggart Knight to Attack Position, attacked, and Chambers debated his options. He took the damage moments later, and in Main Phase 2 Miotke turned Airbellum to Attack Position.

Chambers drew, holding Brain Control and Royal Oppression, with Starlight Raod, Skill Drain, Icarus Attack, and Bottomless Trap Hole Set. He activated Brain Control and took Boggart Knight. Boggart Knight attacked Airbellum, destroying it, and Chambers handed it back in the End Phase after Setting Oppression. He had just 1700 Life Points left.

Miotke took a moment next turn to look at Chambers’ Graveyard, attacked with Boggart Knight, and scored the hit to win the Match!

Gary Miotke moves on to the Top 4, with a win for the Mighty Miotkes!


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)
Remember, you can Set Blackwing – Sirocco the Dawn when your opponent controls monsters and you don’t. When Chambers had 3 copies of Sirocco in-hand and was under attack from X-Saber Airbellum, he could’ve Set each Sirocco to block the damage: that also would’ve let him Tribute for Deck Devastation Virus.

Michael Kohanim (2009 World Championship Competitor)
In Duel 1, Chambers made a great play with Book of Moon when he flipped his own Blackwing – Sirocco the Dawn face-down so that he could flip it back up and recycle its effect. The additional 3400 ATK he was able to give to his Bora ended the Duel without giving Miotke another turn. That extra turn may have been enough to let Miotke turn the Duel around.

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