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Round 8: Honorable Sean Coovert VS Dragoon Anthony Alvarado

March 19th, 2011

Dragunities are still going the distance, as we’re seeing here in this Match at Table 4!  Six years ago in 2005, Anthony Alvarado won a championship right here in Charlotte, North Carolina!  Today he’s undefeated save for a single draw, paired up against the undefeated Samurai Duelist Sean Coovert.  We haven’t seen this matchup yet today, so it should be an interesting Feature Match!

“Hey, I’m undefeated too,” quipped Alvarado with a grin.  “No one has defeated me yet!  It’s technically just a draw!”  Coovert laughed, friendly.  Both competitors quickly got down to business and started the Match.

Coovert opened the Match with Upstart Goblin, drawing a card and then activating Shien’s Smoke Signal to get Legendary Six Samurai – Kageki from his Deck.  He Normal Summoned it, activated its effect, but Alvarado negated it with Effect Veiler!  Coovert Special Summoned Legendary Six Samurai – Kizan, and Set 2 cards to his back row.

Alvarado’s hand was Dragon Ravine, Bottomless Trap Hole, Book of Moon, and 2 Dragunity Legionnaire.  He activated the Ravine, then discarded Bottomless Trap Hole for Ravine’s effect; Coovert Chained Mystical Space Typhoon and Alvarado got nothing!  He Set Book of Moon and ended. (Continuous Spells, Continuous Traps, and Field Spells need to be face-up on the field when their effect resolves, or else the effect won’t work!)

Coovert Normal Summoned Kagemusha of the Six Samurai, and Alvarado turned it face-down with Book of Moon.  Kizan and Kageki each made direct attacks.  Coovert Set another Spell or Trap.

Alvarado drew Dimensional Prison.  He Set Legionnaire, holding back on the Dimensional Prison, likely given the inevitability of Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En next turn.

Coovert Flip Summoned Kagemusha next turn, and Synchro Summoned Shi En.  Kizan attacked to destroy Legionnaire, and Shi En made a direct attack to drop Alvarado to 3000 Life Points.  Coovert Set his last card to his back row.

Alvarado drew Terraforming, but was locked down under Shi En.  He Set Legionnaire.

Coovert Normal Summoned another Kageki next turn, and when he attacked with Kizan Alvarado conceded.


A disappointing draw and a clutch Mystical Space Typhoon makes the first Duel an easy affair for Sean Coovert, as he takes the first Duel with little resistance!  Alvarado would need to get a bit more action going than that if he was to survive this Feature Match.

Alvarado opened Duel 2 with Pot of Duality; Pot of Avarice; Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo; Bottomless Trap Hole; Dragunity Aklys; and Dragunity Legionnaire.  He activated Duality to reveal Effect Veiler, another Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo, and Chain Disappearance off the top of his Deck, adding Chain Disappearance to his hand.  He Summoned Fossil Dyna, and Set 3 cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone.

Faced with some silence as Coovert considered his turn, Alvarado decided to point out that he was a Bounty Duelist in this event, and what that entailed.  He quickly prattled off what appeared to be a practiced schpiel, taking a deep breath to start: “BythewaymynameisAnthonyAlvaradoandIamaBountyDuelist,” grinned Alvarado.  “Afterthismatchpleasereporttothejudges’stationforadditionalprizes!”  Alvarado was very pleased with his little routine.  Coovert was pleased at the idea that he might win a bunch of cards given the direction this Match appeared to be headed.

Coovert blasted Chain Disappearance with Mystical Space Typhoon, then Set 2 cards to his back row.

Alvarado drew another Pot of Avarice.  He Set Dragunity Aklys, then passed without attacking.

Coovert Set a monster, and Set another Spell or Trap.

Alvarado drew Terraforming!  He Flip Summoned Dragunity Aklys, then turned Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo to Defense Position.  He Set Terraforming, aware of the risk of Morphing Jar, and attacked with Aklys to reveal Coovert’s Set Kagemusha of the Six Samurai.  He flipped Terraforming in Main Phase 2; got Dragon Ravine from his Deck; and activated it.  He didn’t use its effect.

Coovert Normal Summoned Hand of the Six Samurai, Tributing Kagemusha to destroy Fossil Dyna.  Alvarado responded by Chaining Bottomless Trap Hole to try and remove Hand, but Coovert Chained Solemn Judgment to negate it!  He followed up by Special Summoning Grandmaster of the Six Samurai, and attacked with both monsters to destroy Aklys and drop Alvarado to 4500 Life Points.

Alvarado drew Dragunity Dux.  He discarded Legionnaire for Ravine’s effect, and sent Dragunity Phalanx to his Graveyard!  He now had 4 monsters in his Graveyard towards that Pot of Avarice, and he Normal Summoned Dux.  Coovert had no response!  Alvarado equipped Phalanx; Special Summoned it with its effect; and Tuned his 2 monsters together for Dragunity Knight – Vajrayana.  Coovert negated the Synchro Summon with Solemn Warning, leaving Alvarado to activate 1 of his 2 Pots, flipping it from the field and sending Vajrayana, Dux, Legionnaire, Aklys, and Fossil Dyna back to his Deck to draw 2 cards.  That got him Chain Disappearance and Dragunity Aklys, and he Set the Disappearance.

Play was to Coovert. Shien’s Smoke Signal got him Kagemusha of the Six Samurai, and when he Summoned it he lost it to Chain Disappearance!  Another copy was removed from his Deck, and he attacked with Hand and Grandmaster: Alvarado had 800 life Points left.

Alvarado drew Effect Veiler.  He debated his discard for a moment, before pitching Aklys for Ravine’s effect: he added Dragunity Dux to his hand.  Coovert still had 1 card Set in his Spell and Trap Card Zone, and it hadn’t stopped Alvarado’s previous Summons.  He Summoned Dux; equipped Phalanx; Special Summoned it; and Tuned it to Dux for Vajrayana.  Vajrayana equipped Aklys this time, and Alvarado sent it to the Graveyard for Vajrayana’s effect: Aklys destroyed Coovert’s Set Mirror Force!  Vajrayana attacked over Hand of the Six Samurai with its boosted  3800 Attack Points, and Coovert had just 2000 Life Points left – the Dragunity Knight struck for game by 200 Life Points!
Anthony Alvarado scores an unbelievable comeback, pressing his way through Solemn Warning to play Pot of Avarice, and to follow up on the following turn with an oustanding Vajrayana combo for the win!  Alvarado might be due for a better hand than the last 2 Duels, but Coovert would be going first.

“So how many packs do I win if I beat you?” asked Coovert, inquiring about the Bounty Duel system that Alvarado had so diligently plugged earlier.  Alvarado was almost sheepish: “Twenty-four.”  As a technically undefeated competitor, Alvarado had gathered quite the pot of packs so far.  And if Coovert beat Alvarado here, those packs were his.

Coovert drew his hand for the last Duel and passed, with a laugh.

Alvarado had Dragunity Aklys; Solemn Warning; Bottomless Trap Hole; Pot of Avarice; Monster Reborn; and Royal Oppression.  He Set 3 cards to his back row and ended.

Coovert activated Giant Trunade.  He Summoned Legendary Six Samurai – Kageki, used its effect to Special Summon Kagemusha of the Six Samurai, and Synchro Summoned Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En!  Shi En made a direct attack, and Coovert Set a Spell or Trap.

Alvarado drew Mirror Force.  He Set 4 cards to his back row this time.

Coovert activated Double-Edged Sword Technique!  Alvarado responded with Royal Oppression, and Coovert Chained Shi En’s effect to negate Oppression’s and Special Summon his Kageki and Kagemusha.  He Tuned them together for another Shi En, but lost it to Solemn Warning.  Alvarado had 2700 Life Points left, and though he had the Mirror Force, Coovert refused to attack!  A wise play that saved his Shi En and kept Alvarado locked down.

Alvarado drew Dragunity Dux and Set Dragunity Aklys.

Coovert Special Summoned Grandmaster of the Six Samurai, leading Alvarado to respond with Bottomless Trap Hole; Grandmaster was removed, and its effect returned Kageki to Coovert’s hand.  Coovert Normal Summoned Kageki, and Special Summoned another Kagemusha to make Magical Android.  Android attacked to destroy Aklys, and Shi En’s direct attack left Alvarado at 200 Life Points.

Alvarado drew Terraforming, but had no way to guarantee that he’d get it through Shi En’s effect.  He had Dux, but without Dragon Ravine to load his Graveyard with Phalanx, it was almost meaningless.  He activated Terraforming and Coovert let it go.  That got him Dragon Ravine, and Coovert used Shi En’s negation.  Alvarado had Monster Reborn as his last option, and used it to bring back Aklys.  He Summoned Dux, Tuned it to Aklys for Vajrayana, and equipped Aklys!  He sent it to the Graveyard for Vajrayana’s effect to destroy Shi En, then attacked over Magical Android.

Coovert passed!

Alvarado attacked for 1900 Battle Damage with Vajrayana, but Coovert Special Summoned Gorz the Emissary of Darkness and an Emissary of Darkness Token!  Alvarado Set another Spell or Trap.

Coovert tried to attack for game, but lost his Gorz to Mirror Force!  He kept his Defense Position Emissary of Darkness Token, and Set a single Spell or Trap.

Alvarado drew Puppet Plant, holding Dark Hole. He Set the Hole.

Coovert Tributed his Token for Cyber Dragon, and it attacked over Vajrayana for exactly 200 Battle Damage – just enough for the win!

Sean Coovert moves on undefeated, and wins 24 Booster Packs from Bounty Duelist Anthony Alvarado in the process!