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Sunday Dragon Duel: Brian Ahle vs. Vinnie Silverman

August 7th, 2011

The YCS main event is over, but there’s one last Round left in the Sunday Dragon Duel! Vinnie Silverman scored a close victory to go undefeated in yesterday’s Dragon Duel, but now he’s up against a different opponent: fellow Dragon Duel winner Brian Ahle. Both of these young competitors have been Feature Matched before, but they’ve never squared off in a tournament Match. This’ll be the first time we’ve seen these two rising stars go head-to-head: Silverman with Gravekeepers, and Ahle with Tech Genus.

Silverman won the roll, opening the Match with a Set monster and 2 Set cards to his back row.

Ahle had a hand of Royal Oppression, Reborn Tengu, Solemn Warning, Pot of Duality, Solemn Judgment, Torrential Tribute. Duality got him a choice of Solemn Warning, Dimensional Prison, and T.G. Rush Rhino; he added the Prison to his hand and shuffled the rest back. Ahle Summoned Tengu, attacked into Gravekeeper’s Spy, and Silverman Special Summoned Gravekeeper’s Descendant from his Deck. Ahle finished his turn, Setting all 5 of his cards to his back row.

“Where’s my Trunade?” laughed Silverman. He Summoned Gravekeeper’s Recruiter, and Ahle flipped Torrential Tribute; Silverman winced, and then cleared his field. He searched his Deck for Gravekeeper’s Commandant, then pitched it for Necrovalley. Ahle Special Summoned another Tengu.

Ahle drew and Set Compulsory Evacuation Device, and attacked with Tengu; Silverman activated Rite of Spirit, targeting Descendant, but Ahle Chained Solemn Warning to negate the Summon! Tengu collided with Silverman’s Life Points.

Silverman activated Giant Trunade! Ahle had no response, and Silverman Set a back row card and activated Necrovalley. He returned Gravekeeper’s Spy and and Gravekeeper’s Recruiter to his hand with Gravekeeper’s Stele, then drew 2 cards with Allure of Darkness. He banished Gravekeeper’s Descendant to finish Allure’s effect, then Set a monster.

Ahle drew Skill Drain and Set all his cards again, passing without attacking.

Silverman pitched another Commandant to get another Necrovalley, then Flip Summoned Spy. Ahle responded with Skill Drain, Silverman flipped Solemn Judgment, and Ahle had a Judgment of his own! Skill Drain resolved and Spy’s effect was negated. “That’s… not good,” remarked Silverman. He Set a monster, then attacked Tengu with Spy; Ahle banished Spy with Dimensional Prison.

Ahle drew Horn of the Phantom Beast, and Set it. The Duel stood at 2350 Life Points to 3150, with Silverman narrowly leading.

Silverman Set a monster.

Ahle drew and activated Pot of Duality, revealing Dark Bribe, Call of the Haunted, and T.G. Warwolf from the top of his Deck; he added Warwolf to his hand. He Normal Summoned it, and attacked into Gravekeeper’s Recruiter with it. Ahle took the damage, then sent Tengu to attack over Recruiter with Horn. Ahle drew Mirror Force, and Silverman got another Recruiter with the effect of the previous copy.

Silverman Set a monster, then Set a Spell or Trap.

Ahle drew Dark Hole. He attacked attacked the Recruiter Ahle Set last turn with Tengu, drawing Thunder King Rai-Oh, and Silverman got a Commandant from his Deck.

Silverman blasted the field with Dark Hole, destroying Reborn Tengu and T.G. Warwolf, plus his own Spy. Ahle Summoned another Tengu from his Deck, and Silverman Summoned Commandant. He didn’t attack, and in the End Phase Ahle got Rush Rhino with Warwolf’s effect.

Ahle drew Pot of Duality and activated it, revealing Trap Dustshoot, Dark Bribe, and Rush Rhino. He took Dustshoot after counting 3 cards in Silverman’s hand, and Set it. He Summoned Rush Rhino and activated Compulsory Evacuation Device, bouncing away Commandant. Rush Rhino and Tengu attacked to win the Duel.

Brian Ahle takes the first Duel of the Match, clinching victory with T.G. Rush Rhino, Reborn Tengu, and a key Compulsory Evacuation Device! Silverman would open the second Duel.

Brian Ahle

Silverman started off Duel 2 by Setting a monster, and then Setting 3 cards to his back row. He activated Necrovalley.

Ahle had Dark Hole, Thunder King Rai-Oh, Trap Dustshoot, Dimensional Prison, T.G. Rush Rhino, and Reborn Tengu. He Summoned Tengu, and attacked into Gravekeeper’s Spy to take 800 Battle Damage; Silverman Special Summoned Gravekeeper’s Descendant from his Deck. Ahle Set Dustshoot and Prison.

Silverman attacked Tengu with Descendant, and Ahle tried to banish it with Dimensional Prison; Silverman negated it with Seven Tools of the Bandit, and Descendant ran over the first Tengu. Ahle Special Summoned another. In Main Phase 2, Silverman Tributed Spy to destroy Ahle’s Set Dustshoot.

Ahle drew Dust Tornado. He activated Dark Hole to destroy his Tengu and Descendant, and brought out his third Tengu from his Deck. He Summoned T.G. Rush Rhino, and attacked to drop Silverman to 3300 Life Points. He Set a Spell or Trap.

Silverman Set a Spell / Trap and ended, losing his Solemn Judgment to Dust Tornado in the End Phase. Next turn, Ahle attacked with Rhino and Tengu to finish the Match!

Vinnie Silverman took the Dragon Duel yesterday, but today is Brian Ahle’s day, and he takes a 2-0 victory to win the Sunday Dragon Duel!

Steven Silverman