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Round 8: Clockwork Justin Delhon VS Collin “Genex” Berman

July 16th, 2011

Justin Delhon is undefeated here today with an innovative Gadget Tengu build, while his opponent Collin Berman is also 7-0 piloting a WATER Synchro Deck.  This is a strong matchup for Berman, and his defense may prove to be too tough for Delhon to overcome.  Let’s see what happens!

Delhon opened the Match with a hand of Neo-Spacian Grand Mole; Green Gadget; Smashing Ground; Enemy Controller Dimensional Prison; and Compulsory Evacuation Device. He Sumoned Green Gadget to get Red Gadget from his Deck, then Set his Traps and his Controller.

Berman Summoned Genex Undine, and activated its effect: he sent Treeborn Frog to his Graveyard as a cost, then searched Genex Controller to his hand.

Delhon drew Thunder King Rai-Oh.  He Summoned Red Gadget to get Yellow Gadget from his Deck, and ran over Undine with Green Gadget: Berman Special Summoned Tragoedia, but Delhon destroyed it in Main phase 2 with Smashing Ground.

Berman Special Summoned Treeborn Frog, and discarded Destiny Hero – Malicious to activate One for One: he Special Summoned Fishborg Blaster from his Deck.  Delhon Tributed Red Gadget for Enemy Controller, taking control of Fishborg to prevent a Synchro Summon, leaving Berman to end his turn.

Delhon drew Effect Veiler.  He Summoned Neo-Spacian Grand Mole; attacked to bump away Treeborn Frog; then attacked with Green Gadget to destroy Fishborg.  He was doing a really nice job of keeping Berman from putting together his combos.

Berman drew to 6 cards in hand, with Malicious in his Graveyard.  He Summoned Genex Controller, then took Green Gadget with Mind Control: he Tuned them together for Black Rose Dragon, and Delhon negated Black Rose Dragon’s effect with Effect Veiler.  Black Rose attacked into Dimensional Prison.

Delhon drew another Veiler, and Summoned Yellow Gadget to get Green Gadget: the Gadget attacked, dropping Berman to 6600 Life Points.

Berman Summoned Reborn Tengu, and attacked to destroy Yellow Gadget.

Delhon drew Dark Hole, and Summoned Thunder King Rai-Oh to attack over Tengu: Berman Summoned another from his Deck.

Berman Summoned Treeborn Frog, then activated Creature Swap!  He traded his Treeborn, and took Thunder King!  Thunder King attacked over Treeborn Frog, and Tengu made a direct shot to drop Delhon to 4000 Life Points.

Delhon drew Dimensional Prison.  He flipped Compulsory Evacuation Device to take back his Thunder King, then activated Dark Hole to clear away the second Tengu: Berman Summoned his third.  Delhon Summoned Thunder King, and attacked to destroy the last Tengu.  He Set Prison and ended his turn with 3 cards in hand.

Berman drew to 4 cards with a blank field.  He Special Summoned Treeborn Frog from his Graveyard, then activated Giant Trunade.  He discarded Spore to Special Summon Fishborg Blaster, and banished Malicious to Special Summon another from his Deck.  He had 8 Levels total of Synchro Materials.  Berman spent a few moments considering his options: Thunder King Rai-Oh’s effect was still a potential problem, so he had to play carefully.  He Tuned Fishborg to Treeborn first, trying to Summon Formula Synchron: Delhon negated the Summon with Thunder King Rai-Oh.  After some more thought, Berman activated Foolish Burial to send Dandylion to his Graveyard: he Special Summoned 2 Fluff Tokens.  He banished Dandylion to Special Summon Spore as a Level 4 Tuner, then Tuned it to a Fluff Token for T.G. Hyper Librarian.  He played his last card: Monster Reborn!  Berman Special Summoned back Spore, Tuning it to his second Fluff Token for Formula Synchron: Delhon conceded.


A strong opening for Justin Delhon just isn’t fast enough to beat Collin Berman, who fights through his opponent’s slew of disruptive effects to take the first Duel!  Berman’s Deck affords him a lot of replaceable defensive monsters, and it may just be a bad matchup for Delhon’s card-for-card removal strategy.

Delhon started the second Duel with a hand of Thunder King Rai-Oh; Bottomless Trap Hole; Solemn Warning; Compulsory Evacuation Device; D.D. Crow; and Wattsquirrel.  Yes, Wattsquirrel.  He Summoned Thunder King and Set Bottomless.

Berman Set a monster and Set a Spell or Trap.

Delhon drew another D.D. Crow, and instantly Summoned Wattsquirrel!  The Squirrel attacked, and destroyed Berman’s Set Spore!  The Squirrel would keep Berman from using Spore’s effect.  Thunder King attacked into Enemy Controller – chalk one up for Wattsquirrel!  Delhon Set 2 cards to his back row.

Berman Special Summoned Cyber Dragon next turn, but Delhon banished it with Bottomless Trap Hole.  Berman Summoned Genex Controller next, and tried to attack Thunder King, but Delhon stopped it with Compulsory Evacuation Device, returning Controller to Berman’s hand.

Delhon drew Red Gadget, and attacked with Thunder King and Wattsquirrel next turn: Wattsquirrel attacked twice.  Get in there, Wattsquirrel!  Berman dropped to 4700 Life Points.

Berman drew to 5 cards in hand with no help in his Graveyard.  He Summoned Controller again, this time attacking Wattsquirrel.  “I killed it!”  Berman gave a little fist pump.

Delhon drew and Set Solemn Judgment, and made another attack with Thunder King Rai-Oh.

Berman Set a monster.

Delhon Summoned another Wattsquirrel!  It attacked, but bounced off of Berman’s Set Electric Virus!  Thunder King attacked to destroy it, and Wattsquirrel made another attack!  “What?”  Berman was dumbfounded.  “He can attack out of order?!”

Berman banished Electric Virus and Genex Controller to try and Special Summon Chaos Sorcerer, but lost it to Solemn Warning.  He Summoned Genex Undine, but couldn’t use its effect at all – not even just to pay the cost and send a monster to his Graveyard.  “Attack Wattsquirrel!”  The second Squirrel went down.

Delhon drew Dark Hole, and attacked over Undine with Thunder King.  Berman was down to 2800 Life Points.

“Out to Thunder King!” shouted Berman, hopeful as he drew.  “That’s not an out to Thunder King.”  He Set a monster.

Delhon Summoned Red Gadget, and couldn’t use its effect due to Thunder King.  Thunder King attacked, destroying Berman’s Reborn Tengu, and he Special Summoned another.  Delhon Set another Spell or Trap.

Berman attacked Red Gadget to destroy it, then Set a monter.

Delhon drew Pot of Duality – useless with Thunder King on the field – and attacked to destroy Berman’s second Tengu.  Berman Special Summoned his last copy from his Deck, and Delhon Set the Duality.  Those 2 in-hand D.D. Crows just weren’t helping at all.

Berman was up.  He Summoned Effect Veiler, and Flip Summoned Treeborn Frog.  He Tuned Treeborn to Veiler for Formula Synchron, and Delhon negated the Summon with Thunder King.

Tengu attacked to drop Delhon to 2400 Life Points.

Delhon drew another Pot of Duality, getting himself Reborn Tengu!  He activated Dark Hole to destroy Berman’s Tengu, then made a direct attack with his own.  Berman had 900 Life Points, and Delhon Set another Duality.

Berman tried to Special Summon Treeborn Frog, but Delhon banished it with D.D. Crow!  Berman Set a monster.

Delhon drew Enemy Controller, and attacked into Sangan with Tengu.  Berman used Sangan’s effect to get Genex Undine from his Deck, and Delhon flipped another Duality in Main Phase 2: that one got him Chain Disappearance, which he promptly Set, along with Controller.

Berman Summoned another Undine, sending Fishborg Blaster to his Graveyard.  He got Genex Controller, and suddenly Delhon’s second D.D. Crow didn’t look so shabby.  Berman discarded Glow-Up Bulb to Special Summon Fishborg, and Delhon banished it with Chain Disappearance.  Berman then tried to Special Summon his Glow-Up Bulb, but Delhon Chained D.D. Crow, removing the Bulb on the Chain: Berman still got to send a card from the top of his Deck to his Graveyard… and it happened to be Dandylion!  He Special Summoned his 2 Fluff Tokens, and Set a card to his Spell and Trap Card Zone.  In the End Phase Delhon turned a Fluff Token to Attack Position, and Berman immediately conceded!  Delhon had Solemn Judgment Set to stop whatever Berman had in his back row, if he’d had the confidence to continue.


Justin Delhon plays not one, but two Wattsquirrels to double-attack and lock down his opponent’s Spore, all on his way to victory in the second Duel!  “I’m gonna Creature Swap to take that Wattsquirrel,” laughed Berman.  The third Duel began moments later.

Berman passed his turn.

Delhon had Gorz the Emissary of Darkness; Pot of Avarice; Pot of Duality; Solemn Warning; Yellow Gadget; and Smashing Ground.  He Summoned Yellow Gadget, but lost its effect to Effect Veiler!  Pot of Duality got him Reborn Tengu over another Controller and Green Gadget, and he attacked for 1200 Battle Damage.  He Set Warning.

Berman activated Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Warning, then Special Summoned Cyber Dragon to attack over Yellow Gadget.

Delhon drew another Yellow Gadget!  He Summoned it to get Green Gadget from his Deck, then Fused it with Cyber Dragon to Summon Chimeratech Fortress Dragon!  Fortress Dragon swung for 2000 Battle Damage, and Berman dropped to 4800 Life Points.  He Special Summoned Tragoedia, but Delhon destroyed it with Smashing Ground.

Berman Set a monster.

Delhon Summoned Tengu, and attacked into DandylionChimeratech Fortress Dragon ran over a Fluff Token, and Delhon Set a card to his Spell and Trap Card Zone.

Berman Tributed his Fluff Token to Set a monster, then Set a Spell or Trap.

Delhon drew Red Gadget and Summoned Green Gadget, getting another Red Gadget from his Deck.  Green Gadget attacked to destroy Berman’s telegraphed Destiny Hero – Malicious, and Tengu and Chimeratech Fortress Dragon attacked into Malevolent Catastrophe.  Delhon lost his Chain Disappearance, but Berman had nothing but Dark Hole next turn!  He activated it, but couldn’t stop Tengu.  He flopped his hand – Mind Control and Giant Trunade – and then offered the handshake!

Justin Delhon fights back from a loss in the first Duel, to win Duel 2 with multiple Wattsquirrels and then dominate the last Duel of the Match!  Delhon secures an 8-0 record!