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Round 10 Feature Match: Honorable Richard Kennedy vs. Honorable Alexander Thomas

April 10th, 2011

This Match will pit 2 very different Six Samurai Duelists against each other, as we see Richard Kennedy Duel Alexander Thomas. While Kennedy is playing a typical Six Samurai build, Thomas is packing The Six Samurai – Yaichi, Dimensional Fissures, and Legendary Six Samurai – Enishi.

Kennedy opened the Match with Six Samurai United, Normal Summoning Legendary Six Samurai – Kizan and Setting 3 cards to his back row.

Thomas had a hand of Legendary Six Samurai – Kizan. Grandmaster of the Six Samurai. 2 Double-Edged Sword Techniques. Six Samurai United. and Dimensional Fissure. He activated his United, and Normal Summoned his Kizan. Kennedy turned it face-down with Book of Moon. Thomas then Set 3 cards to his back row.

Kennedy sent his United to the Graveyard to draw 2 cards, then activated Giant Trunade to clear the Spell and Trap Card Zones. He Normal Summoned Kagemusha of the Six Samurai, then attacked Thomas’ Kizan with his own to destroy it. Kagemusha made a direct attack, and Kennedy Tuned his monsters together for Naturia Barkion in Main Phase 2. He Set 3 cards to his back row.

Thomas drew another Kizan. He activated United, then Normal Summoned Kizan. He Special Summoned Grandmaster, and drew 2 cards with his United: Musakani Magatama and Shien’s Smoke Signal. He Set 3 cards to his back row.

Kennedy attacked to destroy Grandmaster with Barkion.

Thomas drew Compulsory Evacuation Device and activated Smoke Signal to get The Six Samurai – Yaichi. He Summoned Yaichi, then activated its effect to destroy Kennedy’s Set Mirror Force. He activated Sword Technique, and Kennedy used Barkion’s effect to negate it. Thomas Chained Musakani Magatama, but Kennedy Chained Solemn Judgment! Thomas Set another Spell or Trap.

Reinforcement of the Army let Kennedy get Legendary Six Samurai – Kageki from his Deck, then activated another United. He Summoned Kageki. Special Summoned Hand of the Six Samurai. and drew 2 more cards with United. He activated Mystical Space Typhoon to target Thomas’ second Sword Technique, but Thomas Chained it in response. Thomas Special Summoned Grandmaster and his first Kizan back to the field. Kennedy Tributed Kageki for Hand’s effect, destroying Kizan. Barkion attacked Yaichi, and Thomas redirected the destruction to Grandmaster. Kennedy ended, and Thomas lost his Kizan and took 1800 damage.

Thomas Summoned Legendary Six Samurai – Enishi, and activated Yaichi’s effect. Yaichi destroyed Kennedy’s Set Double-Edged Sword Technique, and Thomas removed Grandmaster and Kizan to bounce Barkion back to the Extra Deck using Enishi’s effect! Enishi attacked over Hand to destroy it, and suddenly Kennedy had nothing but 1 Set back row card! Thomas Set a second Spell or Trap.

Kennedy drew Upstart Goblin, and activated it to draw. He flipped Dark Hole to try and clear the field, but Thomas Chained Compulsory Evacuation Device to save his Enishi. Kennedy Set his last card to his back row.

Thomas drew Kageki! He Summoned it, then Special Summoned Enishi back to the field. He attacked for a combined total of 3400 Battle Damage, and Kennedy was down to 500 Life Points. Thomas still had 2 Samurai in his Graveyard for Enishi next turn.

Kennedy flipped Sword Technique, bringing back Kagemusha and Kizan. He Special Summoned Grandmaster, then Synchro Summoned Gaia Knight, the Force of Earth. Gaia attacked Enishi, but Thomas bounced away Gaia Knight! Kennedy didn’t realize that Enishi can use his effect during BOTH Duelist’s turns. Grandmaster then attacked to finish off Enishi.

Thomas drew Dark Bribe. no help there. He Set it, and turned Kageki to Defense Position.

Kennedy attacked to destroy Kageki, then activated United.

Thomas drew and Set Compulsory Evacuation Device.

Kennedy attacked for 2100 Battle Damage, dropping Thomas ot 2700 Life Points.

Thomas drew and Set Book of Moon. He just needed to draw any monster to win.

Kennedy attacked again with Grandmaster, dropping Thomas to 600 Life Points.

Thomas drew and activated United.

Kennedy attacked with Grandmaster, into Book.

Thomas drew Reinforcement of the Army! This one was over. He used Reinforcement. searched his Deck for Kizan. and bounced away Grandmaster with Compulsory Evacuation Device. Then Kizan attcked for the win!

Richard Kennedy takes a commanding role in the early game, but Legendary Six Samurai – Enishi singlehandedly turns the first Duel around, tearing apart two Synchro Monsters!

Honorable Alexander Thomas

Kennedy started off Duel 2 with Shien’s Smoke Signal. He got Kagemusha of the Six Samurai, and Special Summoned it with Legendary Six Samurai – Kageki. He Synchro Summoned Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En and Set 3 cards to his back row, a tremendous opening.

Thomas had Dark Bribe. Solemn Warning. Cunning of the Six Samurai. Legendary Six Samurai – Kizan. Legendary Six Samurai – Enishi. and Kagemusha of the Six Samurai. He Set Bribe and Warning, but lost Dark Bribe to Mystical Space Typhoon in the End Phase.

Shien attacked for 2500 Battle Damage.

Thomas drew Musakani Magatama. He Set it and ended.

Kennedy Summoned another Kageki, and when Thomas tried to negate the Summon with Solemn Warning Kennedy Chained Magatama! Thomas immediately conceded.

The second Duel proves to be a blowout for Richard Kennedy. This Match was headed for a third Duel.

Honorable Richard Kennedy

Thomas started the last Duel with 2 Shien’s Smoke Signals, Monster Reborn, Legendary Six Samurai – Kageki, and 2 Solemn Warnings. He activated Smoke Signal to get Kagemusha of the Six Samurai from his Deck, then Special Summoned it with Kageki. He Tuned them together for Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En! He backed it up by Setting 2 Solemn Warnings.

Kennedy had his work cut out for him. He tried to Summon Kageki and Thomas negated it with Solemn Warning. Kennedy got another Kageki with Shien’s Smoke Signal, and Set 1 to his back row.

Thomas drew Six Samurai United and activated it. Another Smoke Signal got him The Six Samurai – Yaichi, and he Normal Summoned it to destroy Kennedy’s Mirror Force. Monster Reborn let him Special Summon Kagemusha, and he drew 2 cards with United: Cunning of the Six Samurai and Legendary Six Samurai – Kizan. He Special Summoned Kizan, then attacked with it for 2100 Battle Damage. Shien attacked for 2500, and Thomas Set Cunning.

When Kennedy tried to Summon Kageki next turn and lost out to Warning, he immediately conceded the Duel and the Match!

Alexander Thomas moves on to the last Swiss Round with a 9-1 record!

Here’s what our expert(s) had to say:

Erik Mishtar (Modern day pharaoh)
Legendary Six Samurai – Enishi
is an extremely powerful card, essentially a Brionac that you can Normal Summon that is also a Six Samurai. You can also use it on
either player’s turn. The only thing it doesn’t have is an ability to be Special Summoned from your hand for free, but you can use Legendary Six Samurai – Kageki to make up for it, or just Summon a Kizan alongside it. Make no mistake, Enishi is absolutely worth it. Just look at what it did for Alexander Thomas in the first Duel!

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