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Round 2 Feature Match: Justin Chiaino vs. Jordan Grant

August 7th, 2010

Both of these competitors are 1-0 so far in today’s tournament. Justin Chiaino is playing a Watt Beatdown Deck, while his opponent, Jordan Grant from Mississauga, is running Frog Monarchs with Obelisk the Tormentor! With both competitors running impressive, splashy cards, this should be a fun Match to see.

Grant opened the Match with Substitoad. He Tributed it for its own effect, Special Summoned Swap Frog, and sent Treeborn Frog to his Graveyard from his Deck. He returned Swap Frog to his hand and ended.

Chiaino had Wattcube, D.D. Warrior Lady, Thunder King Rai-Oh, Cyber Dragon, Dimensional Prison, and Honest. He Set Dimensional Prison, Summoned Thunder King Rai-Oh, and attacked for 1900 Battle Damage.

Grant Special Summoned Treeborn Frog in his Standby Phase, then Tributed it for Enemy Controller, taking Thunder King Rai-Oh. He Special Summoned Treeborn Frog again, still in his Standby, and destroyed Prison with Heavy Storm. He Tributed Thunder King for Vanity’s Fiend, attacked for 2400 damage, and ended.

Chiaino drew another Thunder King Rai-Oh. He Summoned it, activated Wattcube, and sent it to the Graveyard to boost Thunder King to 2900 ATK! He attacked Vanity’s Fiend with Thunder King to destroy it, then ended his turn.

Grant Summoned another Substitoad. He Tributed Treeborn Frog, Special Summoned Swap Frog, and sent another Treeborn Frog to his Graveyard. He traded one Swap Frog to Summon another, sent Ronintoadin to his Graveyard, and got Dupe Frog. A couple Ronintoadins later, and Grant controlled 3 copies of Dupe Frog in Defense Position!

Chiaino couldn’t attack due to the combined effects of the three Dupe Frogs. He Set Dark Bribe, Set D.D. Warrior Lady, and ended.

Grant turned Substitoad to Defense Position, and targeted Thunder King Rai-Oh with Soul Exchange. Chiaino negated Soul Exchange with Dark Bribe, giving Grant a free draw. He Tributed a Dupe Frog for Caius the Shadow Monarch, removed Thunder King from the game, and attacked D.D. Warrior Lady. Both monsters were removed by her effect.

Chiaino drew Book of Moon and passed his turn, not wanting to lose more cards to Monarchs.

Grant Special Summoned Treeborn Frog, removed Dupe Frog to Special Summon Ronintoadin, and Tributed 3 monsters to Tribute Summon Obelisk the Tormentor! Obelisk made a direct attack, and Chiaino was down to 1600 Life Points.

Chiaino drew Royal Oppression. He Special Summoned Cyber Dragon, Set Book of Moon and Oppression, and ended, now just trying to survive. He still had that Honest in his hand.

But Grant had Caius the Shadow Monarch to play around it! He Tribute Summoned Caius, targeted Cyber Dragon, and suddenly Chiaino had nothing to stand in the way of Obelisk. He immediately conceded.

Justin Chiaino boosts his Thunder King Rai-Oh to 2900 ATK with Wattcube,  but simply can’t match the power of Obelisk the Tormentor! One more win like that, and Jordan Grant would be 2-0 heading into Round 3.

Jordan Grant

Chiaino started Duel 2 with a hand of Crevice into the Different Dimension, Honest, Thunder King Rai-Oh, Cyber Dragon, Smashing Ground, and Wattcube. He Summoned Thunder King and ended, not quite willing to commit Wattcube just yet in case Grant had a way to destroy or remove Chiaino’s monster.

Grant Set a monster.

Chiaino drew Dimensional Prison. He attacked with Thunder King, destroyed Grant’s Treeborn Frog, and Set Dimensional Prison.

Grant Special Summoned his Treeborn Frog, activated Soul Exchange, and Tribute Summoned Light and Darkness Dragon!

Chiaino drew D.D. Warrior Lady. He Set her.

Grant attacked next turn, Chiaino activated D.D. Warrior Lady’s effect, and the Dragon negated it.

Chiaino drew Bottomless Trap Hole, but what he really needed was something he could Chain to Dimensional Prison to get through the Dragon. He activated Smashing Ground to knock the Dragon down to 1800 ATK, Special Summoned Cyber Dragon, and powered through with an attack. The Dragon’s effect Special Summoned Treeborn Frog after it was destroyed, and Chiaino Set Bottomless.

Grant Tributed Treeborn Frog for Caius the Shadow Monarch, and removed Cyber Dragon, but lost Caius to Bottomless Trap Hole.

Chiaino drew and Summoned Shining Angel, attacking. Grant Special Summoned Battle Fader to block the attack, and Chiaino ended.

Grant Special Summoned his Treeborn Frog, then Tributed both of his monsters for another Light and Darkness Dragon! The Dragon attacked, Chiaino flipped Dimensional Prison, and the Dragon negated it. Shining Angel was destroyed, its effect activated it, and Light and Darkness Dragon negated the Angel’s effect too. Grant ended with 4 cards in hand.

Chiaino drew to 4 cards as well: Honest, Crevice, Wattcube, and his freshly-drawn Prohibition. He Set Honest (Light and Darkness Dragon only had 1800 ATK to Honest’s 1900 DEF), and ended.

Light and Darkness Dragon crashed into Honest next turn, and Grant ended.

Chiaino drew another Wattcube. He activated Honest’s effect to return it to his hand, the Dragon negated it, Chiaino activated it again, the Dragon negated his attempt again, and with the Dragon down to 800 ATK Chiaino was free to take his Honest back. He then activated Prohibition, declaring Treeborn Frog as the card that could not be played, and Summoned Honest to attack over Light and Darkness Dragon. Grant had nothing to Special Summon with his Dragon’s effect, and Chiaino returned Honest to his hand before Setting Crevice to finish out. He had 7100 Life Points to Grant’s 7300.

Grant discarded Swap Frog to Special Summon another copy from his hand, then used the on-field copy’s effect to send Ronintoadin to the Graveyard. He Tributed Swap Frog for Substitoad’s ability, Special Summoned another Swap Frog, and sent another Ronintoadin to the Graveyard. He Tributed that Swap Frog, Special Summoned Dupe Frog in Defense Position, and removed Swap Frog to try and bring back Ronintoadin. Chiaino Chained Crevice and removed both Ronintoadins from Grant’s Graveyard! Grant Tributed Substitoad for another Dupe Frog, and ended with 3 cards in-hand.

Chiaino drew his third Wattcube! He passed, not Setting Honest.

Grant Set a monster.

Chiaino drew Book of Moon, Set it, and ended.

Play was back to Grant, who activated Heavy Storm to destroy his opponent’s Book of Moon and Prohibition! He then Tributed all 3 of his monsters for Obelisk the Tormentor, attacking for 4000 Battle Damage! Chiaino had to draw a Thunder-Type monster next turn.

He drew Solemn Judgment instead. He Set Honest, Set Solemn, and ended.

Grant Special Summoned Treeborn Frog, Tributed it for Caius, and Chiaino had to stop it with Solemn Judgment. Obelisk attacked to destroy Honest.

Chiaino finally drew Wattwoodpecker, a turn too late. With 1000 ATK, and 3000 more ATK from the three Wattcubes, Wattwoodpecker would only have enough ATK to match Obelisk in battle – not defeat it. He Set Wattwoodpecker instead, lost it to Raiza the Storm Monarch next turn, and lost the Match to a direct attack from Obelisk!

Jordan Grant defeats Justin Chiaino’s Watt Beatdown Deck with Obelisk the Tormentor!

Justin Chiaino