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Mike’s Top 3 YCS Philadelphia Moments

October 11th, 2010

The weekend is over and the Duels are finished, but many of the plays witnessed here in Philadelphia will be remembered for years to come. Check out these Dueling highlights that took place in the tournament!

Six Card Chain Clears the Field!

In a Duel I witnessed between Russell Thomas’s Six Samurai Deck and Henry Williams’s Blackwing Deck, a six card Chain culminated in the destruction of every monster on the field! Here’s the play by play:

Thomas Normal Summoned The Six Samurai – Yaichi and activated its effect, targeting Williams’s face-down Torrential Tribute. Williams Chained it to try to clear the field, but Thomas Chained Starlight Road. Williams Chained Solemn Warning to negate the Starlight Road, and then Thomas Chained Solemn Judgment to try to negate the Solemn Warning. But Williams Chained a Solemn Judgment of his own, to negate Thomas’s Solemn Judgment and resolve his Torrential Tribute, clearing the field!


Since Torrential Tribute resolved and cleared the field, Williams was able to proceed to win the Duel and the Match.

Big Piece Golem Wins Duels!

In the Round 6 Feature Match between Ramin Ghodoumipour and Sean Coovert, Ghodoumipour had his back against the wall while Coovert kept attacking him with Cyber Dragon and scoring small direct hits with weaker monsters. But just when it seemed like all hope was lost, Ghodoumipour drew Big Piece Golem from the top of his Deck! He used it to rid the field of Coovert’s Emmersblade and take down the Cyber Dragon on Coovert’s next turn. Thanks to this comeback enabled by Big Piece Golem, Ghodoumipour was able to proceed to win the Duel, with 3 direct attacks from Legendary Jujitsu Master!

Even D.D. Crow and Effect Veiler Can’t Stop Infernities!

In the Top 32 Feature Match, Evans used Infernity Launcher to try to Special Summon 2 copies of Infernity Archfiend from his Graveyard, but wasn’t able to resolve either of those Archfiends’s effects due to the cards in Johnson’s hand. Johnson sent a D.D. Crow from his hand to his Graveyard to remove one of the Archfiends from the game before it could be Special Summoned, and sent an Effect Veiler from his hand to his Graveyard to negate the effect of the other one when it hit the field! This left Evans with a lone Infernity Archfiend and no other cards in his hand or in play. But that didn’t stop him from winning! With a series of spectacular topdecks, Evans was able to advance to the Top 16 in spite of Johnson’s anti-Infernity cards.