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Saturday Dragon Duel Final: Keyshawn Johnson vs. Sean Vo

February 12th, 2011

Both of these competitors are twelve years old, and both are undefeated here in the Dragon Duel tournament! Keyshawn Johnson traveled all the way from Oakland, California to play Six Samurais, while his opponent Sean Vo is running Gravekeepers – a Deck that’s bucked the expected trends to see significant success in the YCS main event. Both of these youthful competitors were extremely experienced, both with their Decks and with Dueling as a whole. This one should be quite a Match!

Vo started the last Match of this tournament by Setting a monster, and Setting 3 cards to his back row.

Johnson had a hand of Six Samurai United, Solemn Warning, Great Shogun Shien, Legendary Six Samurai – Kageki, and 2 Shien’s Smoke Signals. He activated a Signal to search his Deck for Kagemusha of the Six Samurai, then activated United. Johnson tried to Normal Summon Kageki, but Vo negated the Summon with Solemn Warning. Johnson Set a Warning of his own.

He used it next turn to negate Vo’s attempted Flip Summon, destroying Gravekeeper’s Spy. Vo followed up with Pot of Duality, revealing Bottomless Trap Hole, Gravekeeper’s Assailant, and Gravekeeper’s Descendant: he chose to add Bottomless to his hand. He Set a Spell or Trap and Summoned Descendant to attack for a quick 1500 Battle Damage.

Johnson drew Monster Reborn. He activated his second Smoke Signal to get another Kageki from his Deck, then Normal Summoned it to Special Summon Kagemusha of the Six Samurai in Defense Position. Vo responded with Book of Moon to turn Kageki face-down, but Johnson sent his United to the Graveyard to draw Double-Edged Sword Technique and Grandmaster of the Six Samurai. He Special Summoned Grandmaster, Vo destroyed it and removed it with Bottomless Trap Hole, and Johnson returned Kageki to his hand. He Set Double-Edged Sword Technique.

Vo Summoned Gravekeeper’s Recruiter; Tributed it to destroy Kageki with Descendant’s effect; and got Gravekeeper’s Commandant form his Deck with Recruiter’s effect. He discarded it to get Necrovalley from his Deck and activated it: Descendant attacked over Kagemusha.

Johnson drew Legendary Six Samurai – Kizan, but when he Summoned Kageki he lost out to Solemn Warning.

Vo blasted him next turn with Royal Tribute to force the discard of Great Shogun Shien, and attacked with Descendant.

Johnson drew Mystical Space Typhoon! He destroyed Necrovalley, used Sword Technique to bring back Kagemusha and Kageki, and Synchro Summoned Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En! Monster Reborn brought back the Great Shogun Shien he’d discarded with Royal Tribute, and he attacked with both monsters to destroy Descendant and leave Vo at 500 Life Points! Vo conceded a turn later!

A thunderous Mystical Space Typhoon comes off the top of Keyshawn Johnson’s Deck, allowing him to destroy Necrovalley and use his last 2 cards: Double-Edged Sword Technique and Monster Reborn! Johnson was now one win away from an undefeated finish in today’s Dragon Duel!

“That was an amazing topdeck,” confessed Johnson with a grin.

“I know! That was the only card you could’ve topdecked!”

“You had alot of Warnings, though,” noted Johnson. Both Duelists made some careful Side Decking decisions before the second Duel began.


Vo opened the second Duel with Pot of Duality, choosing Solemn Warning over Dark Hole and Gravekeeper’s Descendant. He followed up with Allure of Darkness, drawing 2 cards and removing Gravekeeper’s Assailant for Allure’s effect. He Set a monster, then Set 2 cards to his back row.

Johnson had a hand of Chaos Trap Hole, Musakani Magatama, Legendary Six Samurai – Kageki, Dark Hole, and 2 Six Samurai Uniteds. He Set 2 cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone.

Vo Summoned Gravekeeper’s Recruiter, then activated Necrovalley. Recruiter attacked for a quick 1700 Battle Damage.

Johnson drew Solemn Warning, and activated Dark Hole to destroy Vo’s Recruiter and his face-down Kinetic Soldier: Recruiter got Vo Gravekeeper’s Assailant. Johnson activated both copies of Six Samurai United; tried to Normal Summon Legendary Six Samurai – Kageki; and Vo responded with Solemn Warning. No Bushido Counters for Johnson. He Set his last card to his back row.

Vo tried to Summon Gravekeeper’s Assailant, but Johnson removed it with Chaos Trap Hole!

Johnson Summoned Legendary Six Samurai – Kizan, gave up both of his Six Samurai Uniteds to draw 1 card each, and drew Grandmaster of the Six Samurai and another Kizan. He Summoned Grandmaster and the second Kizan; attacked with a Kizan into Dimensional Prison; and made direct attacks with Grandmaster and the remaining Kizan.

Vo Set a monster and a Spell or Trap.

Johnson attacked with Grandmaster, only to find that Vo had another Set Kinetic Soldier! The Soldier’s effect boosted its DEF to 3800 and Johnson ended his turn, unable to get over it.

Vo sent the Soldier after Grandmaster next turn, destroying it and knocking Johnson down to 1350 Life Points. Vo had 2100 left, and Set a spell or trap.

Johnson drew, now holding Kageki and Shien’s Smoke Signal. He used the Signal to grab Kagemusha from his Deck, and Normal Summoned Kageki to activate its effect and Special Summoned Kagemusha of the Six Samurai. Vo responded with Chain Disappearance, removing the on-field copy of Kagemusha and stripping the remaining 2 copies from Johnson’s Deck. Johnson turned Kizan to Defense Position, but Kinetic Soldier attacked over Kageki next turn to end the Duel!

Sean Vo powers his way back into the Match, and presses the tournament to 1 final Duel! The winner here would claim an undefeated record.


Johnson opened the Duel with a hand of Reinforcement of the Army, Chaos Trap Hole, Dark Hole, Musakani Magatama, Shien’s Smoke Signal, and Kagemusha of the Six Samurai. He used Smoke Signal to get Legendary Six Samurai – Kageki from his Deck, then followed up with Reinforcement of the Army for Legendary Six Samurai – Kizan. He Normal Summoned Kageki; Special Summoned Kagemusha; and Special Summoned Kizan, before Tuning Kageki and Kagemusha together for Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En. He Set 2 cards to his back row to finish out.

Vo activated Pot of Duality, revealing Gravekeeper’s Commandant, Gravekeeper’s Spy, and Gozen Match: he took Commandant and shuffled the other 2 cards back into his Deck. He discarded Commandant to get Necrovalley, then activated it: Johnson negated it with Shi En’s ability. Vo tried to Summon Gravekeeper’s Assailant, but Johnson removed it with Chaos Trap Hole. Vo Set 2 cards to his back row.

Johnson drew Trap Stun. He attacked with both of his Samurais and ended.

Another Pot of Duality let Vo choose between 2 copies of Gozen Match and Gravekeeper’s Spy: he added a Gozen Match to his hand, then Set a mosnter. He Set his remaining 2 cards to his back row.

Johnson drew Solemn Judgment, and Vo targeted Shi En with Book of Moon. Johnson negated it with Shi En’s effect, but that let Vo activate Gozen Match! Johnson destroyed his Shi En.

Vo tried to Flip Summon Gravekeeper’s Spy, but Johnson negated the attempt with Solemn Judgment. Vo Set a monster.

Johnson passed.

Vo Flip Summoned another Spy! He Special Summoned Gravekeeper’s Descendant from his Deck; Tributed Spy for its effect; but lost out to a Chained Musakani Magatama! Both Gravekeepers hit the Graveyard as a result, leaving Vo to Set another monster.

Johnson drew, holding Dark Hole and Monster Reborn. He flipped Giant Trunade, used Monster Reborn to Special Summon Kagemusha from his Graveyard, then Tuned it to Kizan to Synchro Summon Naturia Barkion! Barkion attacked to destroy Gravekeeper’s Assailant.

Vo Set 4 cards to his back row.

Johnson activated Trap Stun in his Standby Phase: Vo Chained Gozen Match, but took 2500 Battle Damage from Barkion. A turn later, Johnson was attacking with Barkion to win the tournament!

Keyshawn Johnson is our first undefeated Dragon Duelist here at YCS Dallas, claiming victory over Gravekeepers with his Six Samurai Deck!