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Public Event Finals: Tombkeeper Matt Hattershide VS Honorable Alex Reynolds

May 22nd, 2011

At every Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event, eight lucky Duelists who competed in Public Events over the course of the weekend get a chance to duke it out for a set of the same Prize Cards offered to the Top 3 finishers in the Main Event.  Four Duelists are selected at random: they Duel in a 2-Round single elimination tournament for the first set of Prize Cards.  Four more Duelists their chance by accumulating points awarded for participating in Public Events: the four competitors who earn the most points get to play in a second Playoff, for a second set of Prize Cards.  This weekend, Matt Hattershide and Alex Reynolds were the last two Duelists in the Points Playoff.  The winner of this Match would take home a Super Rare set of Darklord Asmodeus, Darklord Superbia, and Darklord Edeh Arae.  Reynolds is playing Six Samurai, while Hattershide is running Gravekeepers.

Hattershide activated Pot of Duality, revealing Gravekeeper’s Recruiter, Gravekeeper’s Stele, and Mirror Force.  He added Stele to his hand, then Set a monster and 3 cards to his back row.

Reynolds opened with a hand of 2 Shien’s Squire; Compulsory Evacuation Device; Six Samurai United; 2 Legendary Six Samurai – Kageki.  Not too hot.  He passed.

Hatteshide Flip Summoned Gravekeeper’s Spy next turn, Special Summoning Gravekeeper’s Descendant from his Deck.  He Normal Summoned Recruiter, then attacked with all 3 monsters for a combined total of 3900 Battle Damage.  A fourth Set Spell or Trap finished the turn.

Reynolds drew Double-Edged Sword Technique – the hits just kept on coming!  He Set Kageki, and Set 3 cards to his back row.

Hattershide Tributed Recruiter to destroy Reynolds’ Set United with Descendant.  He got Gravekeeper’s Commandant from his Deck, and discarded it to get Necrovalley.  He activated it, and then flipped Duality, taking Royal Tribute over another Descendant and another Commandant.  He Set a Spell or Trap, then activated Royal Tribute, revealing Reynolds’ fistful of monkeys and his own Stele.  He tributed Spy for Descendant, destroying Double-Edged Sword Technique, and used Stele to get back 2 Gravekeepers.  He Summoned Recruiter again, Tributed that to destroy the face-down Kageki, and got another Recruiter.  Descendant made a direct attack, and it was all over moments later as Reynolds drew a Shien’s Smoke Signal that wouldn’t save him.
Reynolds opened with a hand of Nobleman of Crossout; Shien’s Smoke Signal; Six Samurai United; Solemn Judgment; Musakani Magatama; and Cyber Dragon.  He Set 3 cards to his back row.

Hattershide Normal Summoned Gravekeeper’s Descendant, and activated Necrovalley to attack for 2000 Battle Damage.  Hattershide Set 3 cards to his back row.

Reynolds drew Reinforcement of the Army.  He Special Summoned Cyber Dragon, then searched Legendary Six Samurai – Kageki and Kagemusha of the Six Samurai with Shien’s Smoke Signal and Reinforcement of the Army.  Reynolds flipped his Set United, but when he tried to Normal Summon Kageki, Hattershide negated the Summon with Solemn Warning.  Reynolds ended.

Hattershide tried to Summon Gravekeeper’s Commandant, but lost out to Solemn Warning.  He Set a fourth Spell or Trap.

Reynolds drew another Kagemusha and passed.

Hattershide passed.

Reynolds drew Legendary Six Samurai – Kizan and Normal Summoned Kagemusha.  He Special Summoned Kizan, forcing it through Reynolds Royal Oppression with Musakani Magatama!  He drew another Nobleman of Crossout and Legendary Six Samurai – Mizuho with United, then Tuned Kagemusha to Kizan to Synchro Summon Naturia Barkion.  Barkion attacked over Descendant, destroying it, and Cyber Dragon dropped Hattershide to 2600 Life Points.  Reynolds Set a Nobleman of Crossout.

Hattershide flipped Dark Hole next turn, and Set a Spell or Trap.

Reynolds drew Shien’s Dojo, activating it and trying to Summon Mizuho – Hattershide stopped him with Solemn Warning.

Hattershide Summoned Gravekeeper’s Assailant, and attacked to drop Reynolds to 2000 Life Points.  Hattershide had 600 Life Points left.

Reynolds drew Giant Trunade, holding Nobleman of Crossout and Kagemusha of the Six Samurai.  He had Shien’s Dojo and another Nobleman Set on the field.  Reynolds Set Kagemusha, but it was all over a turn later as Hattershide bounced it away with Compulsory Evacuation Device, and attacked to finish the Match!
Matt Hattershide takes a 2-0 victory over Alex Reynolds, and takes home a set of the Darklords for his efforts!