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Round 10 Feature Match: Zackery Biscardi vs. Jonathan Weigle

November 21st, 2010

Yesterday, Zackery Biscardi’s Gravekeeper Deck was one of the first Decks we were immediately drawn to for a Deck Profile. Today, he’s standing at the cusp of the Top 32, with a shot at qualifying for the playoff rounds with an 8-2 finishing record. His opponent is Jonathan Weigle, an X-Saber Duelist. Since Biscardi plays Royal Decree, Weigle’s best chance in this matchup is going to be smart use of Black Rose Dragon and XX-Saber Hyunlei.

Biscardi opened with 2 Gravekeeper’s Spy, Royal Decree, Gravekeeper’s Recruiter, Book of Moon, and Royal Tribute. He Set a Spy, Set Decree, and Set Book.

Weigle Set 3 cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone, ended, and Biscardi activated Decree in the End Phase!

Biscardi drew Gravekeeper’s Recruiter, Flip Summoned Gravekeeper’s Spy, and Special Summoned Gravekeeper’s Descendant with Spy’s effect. He Normal Summoned Recruiter, Tributed it to destroy his opponent’s Trap Stun, and searched his deck for Gravekeeper’s Commandant. He immediately discarded it to get Necrovalley from his Deck, and activated it. He attacked with Spy and Descendant, set Royal Tribute, and ended.

Weigle activated Dark Hole to destroy Spy and Descendant, then Set a third Spell or Trap.

Biscardi drew Gravekeeper’s Chief, Summoned Recruiter, and attacked. Weigle was down to 2600 Life Points.

Weigle Set a monster.

Biscardi drew Effect Veiler, Tributed Recruiter for Gravekeeper’s Chief, and used the Chief’s effect to Special Summon Recruiter back. The Tributed Recruiter’s effect got him another Gravekeeper’s Commandant, and Biscardi attacked with Recruiter into Weigle’s face-down Super-Nimble Mega Hamster. Weigle Special Summoned X-Saber Airbellum in face-down Defense Position with Hamster’s effect, and Biscardi moved to Main Phase 2, searching out another Necrovalley by discarding his Commandant. He activated Royal Tribute, forcing his opponent to reveal Gottoms’ Emergency Call and discard XX-Saber Faultroll, while Biscardi discarded his own Spy and Effect Veiler. Weigle flipped Book of Moon to turn Hamster face-down in the End Phase.

Weigle Flip Summoned Super-Nimble Mega Hamster next turn, Special Summoning XX-Saber Darksoul in face-down Defense Position. He Flip Summoned X-Saber Airbellum, Synchro Summoned Black Rose Dragon, and destroyed everything on the field! Biscardi searched out Gravekeeper’s Assailant from his Deck with Recruiter’s effect, and Weigle had 2 cards left in hand. He Summoned XX-Saber Boggart Knight to make a direct attack, and Set GottomsEmergency Call. In his End Phase he got XX-Saber Fulhelmknight with Darksoul’s effect.

Biscardi drew Spirit Reaper, and Weigle flipped GottomsEmergency Call, Special Summoning Darksoul and Airbellum from his Graveyard before Biscardi could activate a new Necrovalley to stop him. Biscardi moved to Main Phase 1, activated Necrovalley, and attacked Airbellum with Assailant to destroy it.

Weigle Summoned X-Saber Pashuul next turn, Tuning it to Darksoul to Synchro Summon Naturia Beast. The Beast took out Assailant, and Boggart Knight made a direct attack.

Biscardi Set Spirit Reaper.

Weigle Summoned XX-Saber Fulhelmknight, attacked the Reaper with Naturia Beast, and Set a single card to his back row.

Biscardi drew, now holding Pot of Duality and Gravekeeper’s Descendant. He didn’t activate Duality, and passed. Weigle ended the Duel with Brionac a turn later, bouncing away Spirit Reaper so he could end the Duel with direct attacks!

A misplayed Royal Tribute strips Biscardi of his own Effect Veiler, leaving him wide open to a game-changing Black Rose Dragon! Jonathan Weigle picks up the first win of the Match. The winner here would have a strong shot at the Top 32.

Biscardi drew his hand for Duel 2: Caius the Shadow Monarch, Book of Moon, Gravekeeper’s Assailant, Necrovalley, and 2 Royal Tribute. He activated Necrovalley, Set Descendant, Set his Spells, and then activated Royal Tribute. Weigle revealed his hand: Nobleman of Crossout, Cold Wave, Solemn Warning, GottomsEmergency Call, and a single XX-Saber Fulhelmknight which he discarded.

Weigle activated Nobleman of Crossout to remove Biscardi’s Descendant, then Set 3 cards to his back row.

Biscardi drew and Set Solemn Warning.

Weigle passed.

Biscardi drew and Set Monster Reborn.

Weigle Set a fourth Spell or Trap.

Biscardi drew Effect Veiler.

Weigle tried to Summon XX-Saber Boggart Knight, but Biscardi negated the Summon with Solemn Warning.

Biscardi drew Pot of Duality, revealing Allure of Darkness, Necrovalley, and another Warning. He took Allure.

Weigle passed.

Biscardi drew and Set Gravekeeper’s Spy.

Weigle passed.

Biscardi drew and tried to Flip Summon Gravekeeper’s Spy, but he lost out to Solemn Warning. He Set another Spy he’d drawn this turn.

Weigle passed.

Biscardi drew Gravekeeper’s Chief. He activated Allure, drew Gravekeeper’s Descendant and Gravekeeper’s Stele, removing Descendant. He Flip Summoned Spy, and Weigle discarded Effect Veiler to negate its effect. Biscardi pressed on, Tributing Spy for Gravekeeper’s Chief! He Special Summoned the Spy in Attack Position, but Weigle responded with Torrential Tribute! Biscardi Set a fourth Spell or Trap, then activated Royal Tribute. Weigle had Faultroll, Cold Wave, Dark Hole, and Smashing Ground, losing Faultroll. Biscardi activated his Set Gravekeeper’s Stele, taking back 2 Gravekeeper’s Spies.

Weigle passed.

Biscardi drew another Stele. He Summoned Spy, but lost it to Bottomless Trap Hole.

Weigle passed again, laughing. “I can’t draw a monster!”

Biscardi drew Gravekeeper’s Descendant, attacked, and Weigle was down to 4000 Life Points.

Weigle activated Smashing Ground, hoping to destroy Descendant, but Biscardi saved his monster with Book of Moon. Weigle Set a Spell or Trap.

Biscardi drew Solemn Warning. He Flip Summoned Assailant, attacked for another 2000 Battle Damage, and Set Spy.

Weigle activated Giant Trunade, then cleared the field with Dark Hole. He activated Monster Reborn, Special Summoning Caius the Shadow Monarch for a quick attack. He Set 2 cards to his back row.

Biscardi activated Gravekeeper’s Stele, returning Gravekeeper’s Spy and Gravekeeper’s Chief to his hand. He activated Monster Reborn, Special Summoned Descendant in Defense Position, and Weigle removed it with Bottomless Trap Hole. Weigle Set Spy, Set Warning, and activated Necrovalley.

Weigle activated Mind Control! He took the Spy, Flip Summoned it, and Summoned Effect Veiler to make a Synchro Summon and win the Duel!

Jonathan Weigle finishes the Swiss Rounds with an 8-2 record, and a chance to qualify for a seat in the top 32!