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Round 3 Feature Match: Christopher Burrows VS Julian Keller

October 9th, 2010

Christopher Burrows hails from Chicago, and is 1 of our undefeated Scrap Duelists here this weekend, packing Summoner Monk and Caius the Shadow Monarch as his personal tech.  His opponent is Long Island’s Julian Keller, a Lightsworn Duelist packing Gold Sarcophagus and other familiar choices.

Keller started the Match off with Solar Recharge, discarding Garoth, Lightsworn Warrior to draw 2 cards and sending Royal Decree and Beckoning Light to the Graveyard from his Deck. He Summoned Jain, Lightsworn Paladin and Set 1 Spell or Trap Card then ended, sending another Decree and Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress to his Graveyard.

Burrows had a hand of Foolish Burial, Caius the Shadow Monarch, Scrap Beast, Book of Moon, Scrapyard, and Scrap Chimera.  He activated Burial to send Scrap Beast to the Graveyard, then Summoned Scrap Chimera.  He used its effect to Special Summon Scrap Beast, then Set Book of Moon and Synchro Summoned Scrap Dragon.  He destroyed his Book of Moon and Jain with the Dragon’s effect, then attacked for 2800 Battle Damage.  He finished his turn by Setting Scrapyard as a bluff.

Keller flipped his Set Call of the Haunted, Special Summoned Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress, and activated her effect to destroy Scrapyard.  He then Tributed her for Celestia, Lightsworn Angel, and sent Foolish Burial, Wulf, Lightsworn Beast, Honest, and Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner to the Graveyard to destroy Scrap Dragon.  When the Dragon was destroyed, Burrows Special Summoned Scrap Chimera (Keller Summoned Wulf).  Wulf destroyed Scrap Chimera in battle, and Celestia made a direct attack.

Burrows drew another Caius, and Set Scrap Beast: he had nothing but another Caius in hand.

Keller Set a monster, attacked with Wulf to destroy Scrap Beast, and Celestia made another direct attack.

Burrows drew Trap Stun and conceded.

Leaving Scrapyard where it could be destroyed by Lyla leaves Christopher Burrows with a hand of cards he can’t play, and Julian Keller makes short work of the first Duel!

Burrows opened Duel 2 with a hand of Scrap Goblin, Bottomless Trap Hole, Scrap Beast, Caius the Shadow Monarch, and 2 D.D. Crow.  He Set Scrap Goblin and Bottomless.

Keller discarded Aurkus, Lightsworn Druid for Solar Recharge, drew 2, and sent Monster Reincarnation and Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter to his Graveyard.  He Summoned Card Trooper, boosted it up by sending Necro Gardna, Charge of the Light Brigade, and Gorz the Emissary of Darkness to his Graveyard off the top of his Deck, and attacked Scrap Goblin.  The Goblin survived thanks to its effect, and Keller ended.  Burrows removed Necro Gardna from Keller’s Graveyard with D.D. Crow, keeping Keller from using it next turn.

Burrows Tributed Goblin for Caius the Shadow Monarch next turn, removing Card Trooper so he could attack for 2400 Battle Damage.

Keller activated Giant Trunade, then destroyed Caius with Dark Hole.  He took Caius with Monster Reborn, Normal Summoned Plaguespreader Zombie, and attacked with them both for a total of 2800 Battle Damage.  In Main Phase 2 he Tuned them together, and Synchro Summoned Stardust Dragon. (6+2=8)

Burrows drew Summoner Monk, holding Scrapstorm, Bottomless Trap Hole, D.D. Crow, and Scrap Beast.  He Normal Summoned the Monk, discarded Scrapstorm for its effect, and Special Summoned Scrap Beast.  He Tuned Beast to Monk for Dark End Dragon, (4+4=8) activated its effect, and sent Stardust Dragon to the Graveyard!  Dark End Dragon attacked for 2100 Battle Damage and Burrows Set Bottomless.

Keller Summoned Aurkus next turn, and attacked Dark End with a boost from Honest: Dark End Dragon was destroyed.  Keller had 1 card left in his hand, and ended his turn by sending Solar Recharge and Call of the Haunted to his Graveyard.

Burrows drew Scrapyard.  He Summoned Scrap Beast, attacked, and destroyed Aurkus.

Keller Summoned Jain, Lightsworn Paladin next turn, losing it to Bottomless Trap Hole.

Burrows drew Scrap Goblin.  He activated Scrapyard to get another Scrap Beast from his deck, then Summoned it to attack with both Beasts to win the Duel!

Burrows rebounds and forces Duel 3!

Christopher Burrows takes a quick, simple win to press this Match to a third Duel!  Julian Keller would open Duel 3: both Duelists exchanged a friendly handshake before getting started.

Keller opened with Gold Sarcophagus, removing Judgment Dragon from his Deck so he could add it to his hand 2 turns later.  He Summoned Aurkus, Lightsworn Druid, ended, and sent Wulf, Lightsworn Beast and Foolish Burial to his Graveyard: he Summoned Wulf with its effect.

Burrows had 2 Cyber Dragon, D.D. Crow, Caius the Shadow Monarch, Scrapyard, and Mirror Force.  He Special Summoned Cyber Dragon, attacked Aurkus, and forced out Keller’s Honest: Cyber Dragon was destroyed.  Scrapyard got Burrows his Scrap Goblin from his Deck in Main Phase 2, and he Set Mirror Force without Setting the Goblin.

Keller Tributed Wulf for Celestia, Lightsworn Angel, sending Call of the Haunted, Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress, Monster Reincarnation, and Royal Decree from the top of his Deck to his Graveyard, destroying Mirror Force!  Aurkus and Celestia then made direct attacks, dropping Burrows to 3300 Life Points.  Aurkus sent Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner and another Decree to the Graveyard.

Burrows drew Scrap Beast.  He Special Summoned Cyber Dragon, Normal Summoned Scrap Goblin, and Tuned them together for Scrap Dragon: it attacked Aurkus for 1600 Battle Damage.  Burrows took a moment to count 4 Lightsworn in Keller’s Graveyard.

Keller got his Judgment Dragon next turn, and in response, Burrows removed Lumina from Keller’s Graveyard to keep Keller from having the 4 Lightsworn he’d need to Special Summon the Dragon.  Keller Summoend another Aurkus, turned Celestia to Defense Position, Set a Spell or Trap, and sent Effect Veiler and Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter to his Graveyard.

Burrows drew Scrap Chimera.  He Normal Summoned Scrap Beast, attacked to destroy Celestia, Keller responded with Beckoning Light: he discarded Judgment Dragon, Gorz the Emissary of Darkness, and Necro Gardna, returning Honest, Judgment Dragon, and Lyla to his hand.  Celestia was destroyed, but Burrows knew it was over and ended his turn.

Keller cleared the field with Dark Hole: Burrows Special Summoned Scrap Goblin with Scrap Dragon’s effect, and Keller Special Summoned Judgment Dragon.  He paid 1000 Life Points to activate its effect, destroyed Scrap Goblin, and Normal Summoned Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress.  Both monsters made direct attacks and Keller was the winner!

Julian Keller takes an assertive 2-1 win over Christopher Burrows!


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)
Burrows made a nice play in Duel 2 when he activated D.D. Crow’s effect on his opponent’s turn to remove Necro Gardna from Keller’s Graveyard.  That kept Keller from using Necro Gardna next turn, letting Burrows attack with Caius for 2400 Battle Damage.  Since Burrows had 2 Crows, using 1 of them early to keep the pressure on Keller was a great move. 

Michael Kohanim (2009 World Championship Competitor)
In Duel 2, Burrows used Dark End Dragon to send Stardust Dragon to Keller’s Graveyard. Since Dark End Dragon sends monsters to the Graveyard without destroying them, it’s a powerful weapon against protective cards like Stardust Dragon and My Body as a Shield.

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