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Panama’s Galileo De Obaldia wins 2010 World Championship

August 15th, 2010

In the finals of this year’s World Championship event, Blackwing Duelist Vincent Paglia from the USA faced off against Frog OTK Duelist Galileo De Obaldia from Panama. In the first Duel, despite winning the coin toss and taking the first turn, and using nearly every card in his Deck, De Obaldia just couldn’t pull off the win and lost the first Duel to Paglia.

Now needing to win two Duels straight to become the World Champion, De Obaldia used his Side Deck and added in Quickdraw Synchron and Fishborg Blaster to his Deck.  Against all odds, Paglia started the second Duel off with two D.D. Crows in his hand to break up De Obaldia’s Frog combos. In the end, De Obaldia’s Side Deck choices paid off as he used Quickdraw Synchron along with Treeborn Frog and Dupe Frog to Synchro Summon Junk Destroyer, destroy Paglia’s Blackwings, and win the Duel!

In the final Duel to decide the World Champion, Paglia got to play first. He didn’t play any monsters on his first turn, but he did have D.D. Crow to stop De Obaldia’s early combos. Without his Treeborn Frog, De Obaldia was in a bad situation, since his hand was nothing but monsters! To make things worse, Paglia started attacking with Blackwing – Gale the Whirlwind and activated Royal Oppression and Mask of Restrict to stop De Obaldia from Special Summoning or Tributing.

It looked like all hope was lost for the Duelist from Panama when Paglia used Trap Dustshoot to send Quickdraw Synchron back to De Obaldia’s Deck, but he played on anyways using Cold Wave to stop Paglia from using his Royal Oppression, then Synchro Summoning Black Rose Dragon  to destroy Paglia’s seemingly invincible anti-Frog strategy! Unable to activate or Set any Spell or Trap Cards, Paglia could only watch as De Obaldia Summoned Light and Darkness Dragon and attacked to win the Duel and become the 2010 Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME World Champion!