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Round 2 Feature Match: Animatronic Billy Alexander vs. Tricksy Francisco Quijano

April 9th, 2011

Billy Alexander is piloting the Karakuri Machina Plant Deck we Deck Profiled earlier today, and his opponent Francisco Quijano is running an anti-monster Deck. If Alexander could go off quickly, this Match would fall in his favor; but the Summon negating power of Thunder King Rai-Oh could tilt longer Duels in Quijano’s favor. This was anybody’s Match!

Alexander opened the Match with a hand of Limiter Removal; Karakuri Ninja mdl 919 “Kuick”; Dandylion; Machina Fortress; Effect Veiler; and Book of Moon. He Set Dandylion and Book.

Quijano Set 2 cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone, then set a third.

Alexander drew and Set Solemn Judgment.

Quijano passed.

Alexander drew Glow-Up Bulb and passed back.

Quijano Set a fourth Spell or Trap.

Alexander drew One for One and passed.

Quijano passed.

Alexander drew Machina Gearframe! He Summoned it, and Quijano responded with Torrential Tribute. Alexander got Machina Fortress from his Deck, and Special Summoned his 2 Fluff Tokens. He discarded Glow-Up Bulb for One for One, then Special Summoned Spore from his Deck. He Tuned Spore to a Fluff Token, and Synchro Summoned Formula Synchron to draw Dark Hole. He removed Dandylion to Special Summon Spore at Level 4, and Tuned that to his other Fluff Token to Synchro Summon Ally of Justice Catastor. He then Tuned that to Formula Synchron, Synchro Summoning Karakuri Shogun mdl 00 “Burei”. Its effect let Alexander Special Summon Karakuri Soldier mdl 236 “Nisamu” from his Deck, and he sent Pot of Avarice from the top of his Deck to the Graveyard to Special Summon Glow-Up Bulb! He Tuned that to Burei, and tried to Synchro Summon Karakuri Steel Shogun mdl 00X “Bureido”. At this point, Quijano negated the Summon with Solemn Warning. But Alexander pressed on, discarding 2 Machina Fortresses to Special Summon 1 of them. Nisamu attacked for 1400 Battle Damage, but and when Fortress attacked, Quijano responded with Magic Cylinder! Alexander Chained Solemn Judgment, but Quijano negated it with Seven Tools! Alexander was down to 1500 Life Points, while Quijano still had 5000 Life points remaining.

Quijano drew to 6 cards in hand with an empty field. He destroyed Fortress with Smashing Ground, then attempted to destroy Nisamu with Fissure, but Alexander Chained Book of Moon to save it. Quijano Set a Spell or Trap, then Normal Summoned King Tiger Wanghu to finish his turn.

Alexander drew Giant Trunade, and activated it. He Flip Summoned Nisamu (dodging King Tiger’s effect), and Summoned Karakuri Ninja mdl 919 “Kuick”. Kuick attacked Wanghu, and Alexander activated Limiter Removal to boost it to 3400 ATK. Nisamu went to 2800 ATK and Alexander made another attack. Quijano still had 500 Life Points left and Alexander lost both his Karakuris in the End Phase. He’d made an error in recording Life Points, and instantly realized his mistake.

Quijano knocked him down to 500 Life Points next turn with Sangan, then Set another card to his back row.

Alexander Set Effect Veiler and Mystical Space Typhoon, but lost his Typhoon in his End Phase to Quijano’s own Typhoon.

Quijano Set another monster and turned Sangan to Defense Position.

Alexander cleared the field with Dark Hole, letting Quijano search his Deck for D.D. Warrior Lady with Sangan’s effect. The other monster he lost was Snowman Eater. Alexander activated Monster Reborn to bring back his Nisamu, but when he tried to attack, he lost Nisamu to Dimensional Prison! Quijano attacked with D.D. Warrior Lady to finish the Duel next turn.

A slow opening for both Duelists leads to Billy Alexander making a crucial miscalculation, and Dimensional Prison both saves – and wins – the first Duel for Francisco Quijano.

Tricksy Francsico Quijano

Alexander started the second Duel with a hand of Trap Stun; 2 Karakuri Strategist mdl 248 “Nishipachi”; Mystical Space Typhoon; Machina Gearframe; and Karakuri Soldier mdl 236 “Nisamu”. He Summoned Gearframe to get Machina Fortress from his Deck, then Set Typhoon and Trap Stun.

Quijano Set a monster, then Set 2 cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone.

Alexander drew Spore. He activated Trap Stun, and Quijano had no response. He discarded Nishipachi to Special Summon Fortress, then Normal Summoned Spore to Tune it to Fortress. Next he Synchro Summoned Karakuri Steel Shogun mdl 00X “Bureido”, but when he tried to use its effect Quijano negated it with Effect Veiler! Alexander ran Gearframe into Snowman Eater, and lost his Bureido to the Snowman’s effect.

Quijano Summoned Thunder King Rai-Oh and ran over Gearframe for 100 Battle Damage. In the End Phase, Alexander destroyed Quijano’s Mirror Force with Mystical Space Typhoon.

Alexander drew Solemn Warning, holding a Nishipachi and a Nisamu. He Set Warning and Nisamu.

Qujiano Set another Spell or Trap, then tried to Normal Summon D.D. Warrior Lady. Alexander negated the Summon with Warning. Thunder King attacked into Nisamu, and its effect let him Special Summon another copy from his Deck in Attack Position.

Alexander drew a monster and Set it immediately. Nisamu went to Defense Position.

Quijano destroyed Nisamu with Smashing Ground; attacked to destroy Snowman Eater with Thunder King into Snowman; and Snowman’s effect destroyed Thunder King in return.

Alexander drew and Set a Spell or Trap.

Quijano Set a monster.

Alexander Set a monster.

Quijano passed.

Alexander drew Monster Reborn, now holding Lonefire Blossom in hand, with a face-up Snowman Eater, a Set Nishipachi, and a Set Dust Tornado on the field. Quijano had 1 card left in his hand, 3 Set cards in his back row, a Set monster, and a face-up Snowman Eater. Alexander flipped Dust Tornado to destroy his opponent’s Solemn Warning. He Normal Summoned Lonefire Blossom and Tributed it for its effect, getting another Lonefire from his Deck. He Tributed that 1 to Special Summon Dandylion. He Flip Summoned Nishipachi, then Tuned it to Dandylion to Synchro Summon Naturia Barkion: Quijano had his second Solemn Warning and used it to negate the Summon of the Fluff Tokens. Alexander pressed on, removing Lonefire from his Graveyard to Special Summon Spore at Level 4. He Tuned it to Snowman Eater and Synchro Summoned Black Rose Dragon, and when he tried to use its effect to turn Quijano’s Snowman Eater to Attack Position, Quijano had another Effect Veiler to stop it! Black Rose attacked into Quijano’s Set monster: another Snowman Eater! Snowman Eater destroyed Naturia Barkion. In Main Phase 2 Alexander brought it back with Monster Reborn, and ended with nothing but his 2 Synchros.

Quijano Set a Spell or Trap. He had Snowman Eater, plus his 2 Set back row cards.

Alexander removed Spore to turn Snowman Eater to Attack Position, and attacked with both of his Synchros to drop Quijano to 1100 Life Points. Alexander Set his last card to his back row. Quijano drew and Set a Spell or Trap, and Alexander attacked for the win next turn!

Animatronic Billy Alexander

Billy Alexander battles back to take the win, pushing this Match to a third Duel!

Quijano started off the last Duel with Thunder King Rai-Oh, and Set 2 cards to his back row.

Alexander’s hand was Machina Fortress; Spore; Snowman Eater; Solemn Judgment; Giant Trunade; and Lonefire Blossom. He Set Solemn and Snowman.

Quijano Summoned ANOTHER Thunder King Rai-Oh! Alexander laughed: “That’s pretty good!” Quijano turned his previous Thunder King to Defense Position, then attacked into Snowman Eater, losing his attacking Thunder King.

Alexander drew Machina Gearframe, and Set Spore.

Quijano destroyed Snowman Eater next turn with Smashing Ground, then turned Thunder King to Attack Position to attack and destroy Spore. He Set another monster.

Alexander drew Effect Veiler. He activated Giant Trunade to clear the Spell and Trap Card Zones, then Normal Summoned Lonefire to Tribute it and Special Summon another from his Deck. He Tributed that, Special Summoned Dandylion, and removed Lonefire to Special Summon Spore at Level 4. He Tuned it to Dandylion for Black Rose Dragon, and got his 2 Fluff Tokens. Black Rose attacked over Thunder King to destroy it, and Alexander Set Solemn Judgment again.

Quijano drew to 5 cards in hand with 1 monster Set on the field. He Summoned D.D. Warrior Lady, then attacked to remove Black Rose Dragon from the game with Warrior Lady’s effect. Quijano dropped to 6600 Life Points, and Set 2 cards to his back row.

Alexander drew Dark Hole. He Summoned Machina Gearframe, drawing out Quijano’s Effect Veiler. Alexander ended his turn without attacking.

Quijano drew for his turn and time was called. After this turn, 5 more turns would decide the winner of the Duel, and the Match. Quijano Normal Summoned Thunder King Rai-Oh and destroyed Gearframe in battle. The Duel stood at 7900 Life Points to 6600, with Alexander narrowly leading.

Alexander drew Mystical Space Typhoon. He Set Typhoon. That was turn 1 in time.

Quijano destroyed a Fluff Token with Fissure, then destroyed the second Fluff Token with another Fissure! That let him make a direct attack with Thunder King. Turn 2 ended.

Alexander drew Dust Tornado. He activated Dark Hole, destroying Thunder King and Snowman Eater! He Set Dust Tornado and ended. Turn 3 had passed.

Quijano drew – this was his last turn, and Alexander would have 1 turn after it. He Set his Dark Hole. He lost it to Dust Tornado, and Alexander destroyed his Bottomless Trap Hole with Mystical Space Typhoon. Quijano had 1 Set card left.

Alexander had Solemn Judgment Set with a hand of Effect Veiler, Machina Fortress, and Foolish Burial. The Duel stood at 6000 Life Points to 6600, with Quijano leading. Foolish Burial let Alexander send Quillbolt Hedgehog to his Graveyard, and he Summoned Effect Veiler! With a Tuner now on the field he Special Summoned Hedgehog with its effect, tried to attack for the win, but Quijano flipped Magic Cylinder! With a 1400 Life Point deficit and no turns left in the Match, there was nothing Alexander could do.

Billy Alexander almost wins this Round 2 Feature Match with Quillbolt Hedgehog, but Magic Cylinder wins the last Duel for Francisco Quijano!

Here’s what our expert(s) had to say:

Erik Mishtar (Modern day pharaoh)

There’s an important lesson to be learned here. Always keep a correct and accurate record of the Life Points, both yours and your opponent’s, on paper, for every Duel you play. You can see in the pictures that neither Duelist here was doing that, and wouldn’t you know, a Life Point miscalculation led to Alexander losing the first Duel.
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