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Semifinal: Tyler Nolan VS Billy Brake

September 18th, 2011

Tyler Nolan has taken Tech Genus all the way to the Top 4, but now he’s up against Billy Brake’s Plant Synchro Deck!  Nolan is well-teched for this matchup: he defeated half a dozen Plant Synchro Duelists on his way to the Top 4.  Could he keep it up, or would Brake be headed to the Finals?

Brake opened the Match with Dark Hole; Monster Reborn; Book of Moon; Reborn Tengu; Effect Veiler; and Solemn Warning.  He Summoned Tengu and Set Warning.

Nolan tried to Summon Beast King Barbaros, and Brake negated the Summon with Warning.  Nolan Set a Spell or Trap.

Brake drew his second Tengu, and Summoned it: Brake attacked for 3400 Battle Damage, then Set a Spell or Trap.

Nolan Summoned T.G. Rush Rhino, and attacked into Book of Moon.

Brake drew Thunder King Rai-Oh and Summoned Effect Veiler: Nolan hit him with Torrential Tribute, and Brake Summoned his third Tengu. Monster Reborn on Beast King Barbaros brought a total of 4700 Battle Damage to the field, and that was it!

Billy Brake makes a quick read on the possible Torrential Tribute, and plays through it to take the first win in under three minutes!  Nolan would have to dig deep to fight back: Brake was visibly building momentum.

Nolan opened the second Duel with T.G. Warwolf and three Set cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone.

Brake had One for One; Cyber Dragon; Scapegoat; Mystical Space Typhoon; Pot of Avarice; and Dandylion.  He activated Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Horn of the Phantom Beast, then Special Summoned Cyber Dragon.  Brake discarded Dandylion for One for One; Special Summoned Glow-Up Bulb; and Special Summoned his Fluff Tokens.  He Tuned Bulb to a Token for Formula Synchron, and drew Reborn Tengu: he still hadn’t Normal Summoned yet, so he brought Tengu to the field.  Brake Special Summoned Glow-Up Bulb by sending Thunder King Rai-Oh to the Graveyard, then Tuned Bulb to Tengu for T.G. Hyper Librarian: Nolan banished it with Bottomless Trap Hole.  Brake got his second Tengu, and Tuned it to Formula Synchron for Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier.  He Special Summoned his third Tengu, and activated Pot of Avarice!  Nolan chuckled.  “Maaaan… At least it’s a good way to go out, right?”  Brake grinned and drew Sangan and Solemn Warning as Nolan used Book of Moon to turn Brionac face-down. Cyber Dragon attacked over Warwolf, and Tengu attacked directly.  Nolan dropped to 5400 Life Points, and Brake Set Warning.  Nolan got T.G. Rush Rhino from his Deck in the End Phase.

Nolan activated Pot of Duality, revealing Chain Disappearance, Mystical Space Typhoon, and Dark Hole from the top of his Deck!  “NO!” Brake yelled and laughed.  Nolan took the Dark Hole and activated it, destroying everything, and Brake Special Summoned another Tengu.  When Nolan tried to Summon Beast King Barbaros, Brake shut it down with Warning.  Nolan ended with no field.

Brake drew Tour Guide from the Underworld and Summoned Sangan, attacking for a combined total of 2700 Battle Damage.

Nolan Summoned Rush Rhino to swing over Tengu, and Brake Special Summoned his last Tengu.  Nolan Set a single Spell or Trap.

Brake drew Gorz the Emissary of Darkness and Summoned Tour Guide, getting another Tour Guide from his Deck.  He stacked them to Xyz Summon Leviathan; attacked Rush Rhino; and Nolan revealed his Horn of the Phantom Beast and offered Brake the handshake!

Billy Brake makes it to the last table of the weekend, and is headed to the Finals!