Round 2 Round-Up!

September 22nd, 2012

 In Round 2, we decided to take a look at how 3 of our 2012 World Championship competitors fared. Check it out!


At our first Featured Table, Michael Steinman (2012 World Championship Competitor) used his Wind-Up Deck to defeat Matthew Walker 2-0!



In Duel 1, Walker didn’t draw enough monsters! His only monster was Elemental HERO Bubbleman! Steinman had 3 copies of Mystical Space Typhoon, which were helpful against Walker’s hand of Spells & Traps. Steinman swarmed the field with some help from Zenmaity to take a quick win.



In Duel 2, Walker suffered the same fate that he suffered in Duel 1. His only monster was Thunder King Rai-Oh, and he lost it to Bottomless Trap Hole! Steinman used Sangan, Wind-Up Rabbit, and Wind-Up Factory to take a quick win.

At our second Featured Table, Zachary Leverett (3rd Place at the 2012 World Championship) used his Geargia Karakuri Deck to defeat Robert Stafford’s Chain Burn Deck 2-1!


In Duel 1, Leverett used Heavy Storm early on, but Stafford was able to Chain Just Desserts, Ojama Trio, and Legacy of Yata-Garasu. Stafford eventually used Lava Golem to Tribute Leverett’s 2 Geargiarmors. Stafford used Lava Golem and Metaion, the Timelord to end the Duel after dealing some burn damage with his Trap Cards including Secret Barrel.



In Duel 2, Leverett used his Geargia cards to keep monsters attacking on the field. Stafford’s Deck eventually ran out of steam when he used Reckless Greed and ran low on cards, and Leverett used his Geargias to finish him off.


In Duel 3, Leverett used Trap Stun to negate a Just Desserts and Ojama Trio that Stafford activated in the same Chain! By preventing the Ojama Tokens from striking the field and stopping the damage from Just Desserts, Leverett was able to take a quick win.


At our third Featured Table, Jarel Winston (Top 8 at the 2012 World Championship) used his Karakuri Machina Gear Deck (or as Winston calls it, KMX, for the Karakuris, Machinas, and Gear Gigant X that the Deck uses) to defeat Keller Hanegan’s Wind-Up Deck 2-1!


In Duel 1, Winston went first and Set Solemn Warning and Dimensional Prison along with Geargiarmor. Hanegan Set Solemn Warning, Solemn Judgment, and Wind-Up Factory, along with a Wind-Up Magician, and ended his turn.



Winston used Heavy Storm, and Hanegan paid 4000 Life Points to negate it with Solemn Judgment. Next, Winston flipped Geargiarmor to use its effect, and Special Summoned 2 copies of Geargiaccelerator in Defense Position. He used Mind Control to take control of Wind-Up Magician, and then combined Wind-Up Magician with Geargiaccelerator to make Maestroke the Symphony Djinn. Hanegan used Solemn Warning and paid 2000 Life Points to negate its Summon. When Winston Xyz Summoned Gear Gigant X by combining Geargiarmor and Geargiaccelerator, Hanegan conceded, having left himself vulnerable to a Duel-ending attack after paying 6000 Life Points in one turn.


In Duel 2, Hanegan used Wind-Up Factory and Wind-Up Rabbit on this first turn to grab a Wind-Up Shark from his Deck. He drew Wind-Up Magician next turn, and was able to swarm the field. He Summoned Number 16: Shock Master, Photon Papilloperative, and Wind-Up Zenmaity to defeat Winston.



In Duel 3, Winston opened up with Thunder King Rai-Oh, Gozen Match, and Mystical Space Typhoon. Hanegan was unable to destroy the Gozen Match, and kept falling behind in the Duel as he was unable to control monsters with 2 different Attributes.