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Final Round Feature Match: Infernity Lainez Diaz vs. T.S. Tyree Tinsley

June 19th, 2011

Four weeks ago at YCS Orlando we saw Zombies face off against Tengu Synchro in the Finals. Now we’ll see another head-turner of a matchup, as Tyree Tinsley pits his Tengu Synchro Deck against Reinaldo Lainez and his Infernities.

Lainez opened the Match with a hand of 2 Infernity Archfiend, One for One, Seven Tools of the Bandit, Infernity Beetle, and Armageddon Knight. He Summoned Armageddon Knight to send Stygian Street Patrol to the Graveyard, then Set Seven Tools.

Tinsley Summoned Reborn Tengu and attacked Armageddon Knight, destroying it.

Lainez drew Mystic Tomato and Summoned Archfiend, attacking to destroy Tengu. Tinsley Special Summoned another.

Tinsley Tributed Tengu for Caius the Shadow Monarch, banishing Infernity Archfiend for 1000 damage! He Special Summoned his last Tengu, then attacked for a combined total of 4100 Battle Damage.

Lainez drew another Armageddon Knight. These monster-heavy draws just weren’t what he needed. He Summoned Infernity Beetle and Set One for One. He removed Stygian Street Patrol to Special Summon Infernity Archfiend, then Synchro Summoned Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier. He discarded Armageddon Knight to bounce his One for One back to his hand, then activated it, discarding Mystic Tomato. His hand now empty, he Special Summoned Infernity Mirage from his Deck, and Tributed it for Infernity Beetle and Infernity Archfiend: Tinsley negated Archfiend’s effect with Effect Veiler. Lainez pressed on, Tributing Beetle to Special Summon 2 more from his Deck. He Tuned a Beetle to Archfiend for Gaia Knight, the Force of Earth, and attacked to destroy Tengu and Caius with Brionac and Gaia Knight. Beetle made a direct attack, and Tinsley was down to 5900 Life Points. In Main Phase 2, Lainez Tuned Beetle to Brionac to Synchro Summon Stardust Dragon.

Tinsley Normal Summoned Lonefire Blossom, Tributing it for another. He Tributed that to Special Summon Dandylion from his Deck, then Set a Spell or Trap.

Lainez drew Dark Hole and Set it. Gaia Knight attacked Dandylion, and Stardust Dragon attacked to destroy 1 of the resulting Fluff Tokens.

Tinsley Normal Summoned Debris Dragon to bring back his Dandylion, then Tuned them together with the remaining Fluff Token to Sychro Summon Scrap Dragon. He Special Summoned his 2 Fluff Tokens, then attacked to destroy Stardust. He activated Scrap Dragon’s effect in Main phase 2, destroying his Fluff Token and Lainez’s Set Dark Hole. A Set card to the back row finished out the turn.

Lainez drew and Set Torrential Tribute, and attacked with Gaia Knight to destroy Tinsley’s Fluff Token.

Tinsley Set Blackwing – Zephyros the Elite, and destroyed it with Scrap Dragon’s effect to destroy Torrential Tribute. Scrap Dragon attacked to destroy Gaia Knight.

Lainez drew and Normal Summoned Infernity Necromancer, turning it to Defense Position: when Tinsley activated Torrential Tribute, Lainez negated it with Seven Tools of the Bandit. He Special Summoned Infernity Archfiend with Necromancer’s effect, getting Infernity Launcher from his Deck. He activated it, then sent it to his Graveyard to Special Summon 2 Infernity Beetles. He Tuned Beetle, Archfiend, and Necromancer together for Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier, and banished Scrap Dragon from Tinsley’s field, Foolish Burial from his hand, and Zephyros from his Graveyard. Trishula attacked into Mirror Force, leaving Lainez with nothing but a Defense Position Beetle!

Tinsley sent back Effect Veiler, Debris Dragon, and 3 Reborn Tengu to his Deck with Pot of Avarice next turn, drawing 2 cards. He had 3 cards in hand and a bare field. Tinsley Summoned Reborn Tengu, and atacked to destroy Beetle! Pot of Duality in Main Phase 2 got him Dimensional Prison over Card Trooper and Giant Trunade, and he Set Prison.

“I need an Archfiend!” shouted Lainez. He got Dark Grepher. He Set it, and when Tinsley Summoned Glow-Up Bulb next turn Lainez conceded.

A big Trishula play in the late game almost leads to victory for Reinaldo Lainez, but Mirror Force shuts him down, and a quick followup from Tinsley leads to the end of the first Duel. One more win could see Tyree Tinsley capture this tournament. “That Caius really hurt,” remarked Lainez.

Lainez opened the second Duel with a handshake, and a hand of 2 Infernity Beetle, Dimensional Prison, Seven Tools of the Bandit, Chain Disappearance, and Dark Eruption. He Set everything but his second Beetle.

Tinsley Summoned Thunder King Rai-Oh, and Set 3 cards to his back row before ending his turn.

Lainez drew Infernity Necromancer, Setting it.

Tinsley attacked the Necromancer, and Lainez banished Thunder King with Dimensional Prison. Tinsley cleared the field with Dark Hole in Main Phase 2, then Normal Summoned Reborn Tengu.

Lainez drew Mystical Space Typhoon. He Set it, then Summoned Beetle, Tributing it to Special Summon his last copy from his Deck.

Tinsley flipped his Set Foolish Burial, sending Glow-Up Bulb to his Graveyard from his Deck. He sent Thunder King Rai-Oh off the top of his Deck to Special Summon the Bulb, but Lainez banished it with Chain Disappearance! Tinsley attacked Beetle with Tengu. In the End Phase, Lainez activated Mystical Space Typhoon, but the card he targeted was Tinsley’s Dust Tornado. Tinsley Chained it to destroy Lainez’s Seven Tools of the Bandit.

Lainez drew and Set Infernity Avenger.

Tinsley ran it over with Tengu.

Lainez activated Dark Eruption next turn, targeting Necromancer, and losing out to D.D. Crow.

Tinsley attacked directly with Reborn Tengu.

Lainez drew Infernity Archfiend! He activated its effect, but Tinsley pinned him down with Royal Oppression to negate Archfiend’s Special Summon! “I think you’ve got this,” commented Lainez.

Tinsley nailed him with Tengu next turn.

Lainez drew and Set Book of Moon.

Tinsley attacked again with Tengu, dropping Lainez to 2900 Life Points. Tinsley Set a monster.

Lainez drew Infernity Mirage. He had Book of Moon and Gozen Match Set. He passed.

Tinsley attacked again with Tengu, and he Set a Spell or Trap.

Lainez drew Mystical Space Typhoon! He activated it to destroy Oppression, then Summoned Infernity Mirage, and Tributed it for Infernity Beetle and Infernity Archfiend! Tinsley Chained Effect Veiler’s effect to target Archfiend, and Reinaldo gave verbal confirmation of accepting the Chain as it was formed before realizing that he probably should’ve Chained Book of Moon. Veiler negated Archfiend’s effect. Lainez attacked Tengu with Archfiend, and when Tinsley activated Mirror Force, Lainez turned Archfiend face-down with Book of Moon.

Tinsley drew for his turn, and Lainez flipped Gozen Match. Tinsley Chained Book of Moon to turn his Tengu face-down, then Tributed it to Tribute Summon Caius the Shadow Monarch! Tinsley banished his own Caius for 1000 damage, and Lainez was burned right out of the tournament!

Tengu Synchro reigns supreme, and Tyree Tinsley wins Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Providence!