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Dragon Duel Feature Match: Dakota Ticheli vs. Pablo Griswold Morales

October 21st, 2012

Dakota Ticheli is here from New York. You might recognize him as the son of Greg Abbey, a.k.a. Yusei Fudo! He’s brought a HERO Deck to today’s tournament. His opponent is Pablo Griswold Morales, who came from Amherst, Massachusetts. He’s brought Pegasus’s signature card: Relinquished!

Griswold Morales

Duel 1

Dakota began with a hand of 2 E – Emergency Call, Torrential Tribute, Elemental HERO Neos Alius, Dimensional Prison, and Super Polymerization. He played an Emergency Call to add Elemental HERO Stratos to his hand. He played that and had it search out a Neos Alius. He Set Dimensional Prison.

Pablo Set two to his back row.

Dakota drew Reinforcement of the Army. He attacked with Stratos, and Pablo played Waboku. Dakota Set Torrential Tribute.

Pablo played Fissure to destroy Stratos.

Dakota drew Monster Reborn. He summoned Neos Alius and Pablo banished it with Bottomless Trap Hole.

Pablo swiped Stratos with Monster Reborn! Stratos attacked directly, and Dakota banished it with Dimensional Prison. Pablo Set one back row.

Dakota drew Dark Hole. He Summoned his next Neos Alius and attacked directly. He Set Super Polymerization.

Pablo activated Black Illusion Ritual! He Tributed a Relinquished from his hand to Ritual Summon another one, and Dakota activated Torrential Tribute!

Dakota drew Thunder King Rai-Oh and Pablo negated its Summon with Solemn Warning. Dakota followed that with Monster Reborn to steal Relinquished! He Special Summoned it in defense position.

Pablo passed.

Dakota drew another Thunder King Rai-Oh and Summoned it, attacking directly. He switched Relinquished to attack position.

Pablo Normal Summoned Marshmallon! It attacked and destroyed Relinquished!

Dakota drew Effect Veiler. He played Dark Hole to clear the field, including his own Rai-Oh which was preventing him from playing Reinforcement of the Army. He activated Reinforcement to search out Neos Alius, and Summoned it. It attacked directly.

Pablo banished Marsmallon and a Relinquished for Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning, but Dakota activated Super Polymerization! He discarded Effect Veiler to fuse Black Luster Soldier with Neos Alius, and he Fusion Summoned Elemental HERO The Shining! On his next turn, Dakota attacked with The Shining to finish Pablo off!

As the Duelists prepared for the next game, Dakota showed off his Side Deck plan to beat Relinquished: Shadow-Imprisoning Mirror and Rivalry of Warlords! Will Pablo be able to overcome it?


Duel 2

Pablo started this Duel off with a Set monster and one Set back row card.

Dakota began with Monster Reborn, Rivalry of Warlords, Miracle Fusion, Heavy Storm, Bottomless Trap Hole, and Dark Hole. He Set Rivalry and Bottomless.

Pablo Normal Summoned Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands, and it added Relinquished to Pablo’s hand! Manju attacked directly. Pablo Set one more back row.

Dakota drew Pot of Duality and played it to reveal Compulsory Evacuation Device, Solemn Warning, and Hero Blast. He chose the Evacuation Device. He played Dark Hole to destroy Manju and Pablo’s face-down Night Assailant , then Set Compulsory Evacuation Device.

Pablo Set a monster.

Dakota drew and Set Torrential Tribute.

Pablo played Heavy Storm! Dakota returned Pablo’s monster to his hand with Compulsory Evacuation Device, and everything else was destroyed – including Pablo’s own Bottomless Trap Hole and Waboku. He Normal Summoned Breaker the Magical Warrior, adding a Spell Counter to it. Breaker attacked directly.

Dakota drew Neos Alius! He played Monster Reborn to steal Pablo’s Manju, then Normal Summoned Neos Alius. He overlayed both for Number 39: Utopia! Utopia destroyed Breaker.

Pablo activated Black Illusion Ritual! He Tributed Marshmallon and Ritual Summoned Relinquished! Relinquished sucked up Utopia, then Pablo banished Manju and Night Assailant  for Chaos Sorcerer! Finally, he played Monster Reborn on his other ace monster – Marshmallon! He attacked directly with all of his monsters for the win!

Dakota RELINQUISHED his Utopia!

Pablo evens the score with a massive upset thanks to Relinquished!

Duel 3

Dakota started the final Duel with Miracle Fusion, Dimensional Prison, E – Emergency Call, Mystical Space Typhoon, Elemental HERO Neos Alius, and Elemental HERO Bubbleman. He played Emergency Call to add Stratos to his hand, then he Summoned it to add Neos Alius to his hand. He Set Mystical Space Typhoon and Dimensional Prison.

Pablo Set a monster and 2 back row. Dakota destroyed Bottomless Trap Hole with Mystical Space Typhoon in the End Phase.

Dakota drew Gemini Spark. He destroyed Pablo’s Junk Synchron with Stratos, but when Neos Alius attacked it was redirected by Magic Cylinder ! Dakota Set the Spark.

Pablo destroyed Spark next turn with Mystical Space Typhoon! Next, he played Dark Hole to destroy Dakota’s HEROes, then stole Neos Alius with Monster Reborn! It attacked into Dimensional Prison.

Dakota drew E – Emergency Call. He Set Miracle Fusion and E – Emergency Call. He Normal Summoned Neos Alius, then Special Summoned Bubbleman. He Xyz Summoned Blade Armor Ninja and detached Bubbleman so it could attack twice. He flipped Miracle Fusion to banish Stratos and Bubbleman to summon Elemental HERO Absolute Zero! Blade Armor Ninja attacked twice and Zero attacked, leaving Pablo at 1100 Life Points.

Pablo passed his next turn. When Dakota attacked, Pablo revealed  the Gorz the Emissary of Darkness he just drew, now with too few Life Points to use it!

Dakota Ticheli is victorious!

crazyeyesThis is the face of a man who has known true defeat.