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The Finals: Chris Tuttobene Versus Chris LeBlanc

October 22nd, 2012

It all comes down to this!  This weekend we saw 1154 Duelists gather right here at the Rhode Island Convention Center, and now that massive field has been whittled down to just two competitors.  Fifteen year-old Chris LeBlanc hails from Boston Massachusetts, and made it to the Finals of this tournament with Karakuri Geargia.  This is his first YCS Top 32 appearance.  His opponent is Rochester, New York’s Chris Tuttobene, a Chaos Dragon Duelist who’s no stranger to the top cut spotlight.  Experience favors Tuttobene, but this one is anybody’s Match!


LeBlanc had Geargiano Mk-II; Book of Moon; Karakuri Watchdog mdl 313 “Saizan”; Pot of Avarice; Effect Veiler; and Forbidden Lance.  He Set Watchdog and Book.


Tuttobene Summoned Tour Guide from the Underworld, but lost her effect to Effect Veiler.


LeBlanc drew Mystical Space Typhoon and passed.


Tuttobene turned Tour Guide to Defense Position.


LeBlanc drew Heavy Storm and Set Mystical Space Typhoon.


Tuttobene Summoned Dimensional Alchemist, and LeBlanc borrowed it for a moment to give it a careful reading.  He flipped Book of Moon before Tuttobene could activate the Alchemist’s effect.


LeBlanc drew Geargiarmor and Normal Summoned Geargiano Mk-II.  He activated its effect, but Tuttobene negated it with Effect Veiler.  LeBlanc Flip Summoned Watchdog to Synchro Summon Karakuri Shogun mdl 00 “Burei”, and Tuttobene had another Veiler!  LeBlanc attacked with Burei to destroy Dimensional Alchemist, then Set Lance. 


Tuttobene Summoned Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress, and used her effect to destroy LeBlance’s Mystical Space Typhoon. He sent Mystical Space Typhoon, Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon, and Darkflare Dragon to the Graveyard with Lyla in the End Phase.


LeBlanc drew Fiendish Chain.  He Set Geargiarmor, then flipped it to Attack Position with Burei to use Geargiarmor’s effect and search a Geargiaccelerator from his Deck. 




He Special Summoned Geargiaccelerator to Xyz Summon Steelswarm Roach, then attcked with Burei and Roach to destroy Lyla and Tour Guide.  LeBlanc Set Fiendish Chain.


Tuttobene activated Pot of Avarice, returning Tour Guide; Lyla; Alchemist; and both Veilers to his Deck, drawing to six cards in hand.  He activated Monster Reborn to Special Summon Watchdog, then Tributed it to Summon Darkflare Dragon.  Tuttobene attacked Steelswarm Roach to try and destroy it, but LeBlanc flipped Forbidden Lance to win the battle!  The assembled audience exploded in applause, and Tuttobene ended his turn!


LeBlanc drew Dark Hole and made direct attacks with Roach and Burei.  Tuttobene was down to 3200 Life Points.  Tuttobene conceded when he saw his next card.



Chris LeBlanc takes control of a slow early game, locking down the field with Steelswarm Roach and rebuffing Christopher Tuttobene’s one attempt to break free!  A clutch Forbidden Lance places LeBlanc just one win away from the glory of a Championship title!


“That was horrible,” remarked a disappointed Tuttobene.  He opened the second Duel with Tour Guide from the Underworld, Special Summoning Sangan from his Deck in Defense Position.  Charge of the Light Brigade sent Compulsory Evacuation Device, Mystical Space Typhoon, and Solar Recharge to the Graveyard – not a great bit of luck there – but got Tuttobene Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress.


LeBlanc’s hand was Solemn Warning; Compulsory Evacuation Device; Macro Cosmos; Bottomless Trap Hole; Geargiarmor; and Forbidden Lance.  He Summoned Geargiarmor to attack over Tour Guide, then flipped Geargiarmor face-down before Warning, Bottomless, and Macro.


Tuttobene drew for his turn, and LeBlanc flipped Macro Cosmos in Tuttobene’s Standby Phase!  Tuttobene tried to Summon Lyla, but LeBlanc negated the Summon with Warning.  Tuttobene activated Dark hole to wipe the field, losing his Sangan to Macro Cosmos but eliminating Geargiarmor.


LeBlanc drew Book of Moon, Set it. and ended.


Tuttobene Set a monster.


LeBlanc drew Geargiaccelerator and Set it.


Tuttobene Flip Summoned Night Assailant, destroying Geargiaccelerator, then attacked for 200 Battle Damage.  He had five cards in hand, and Set another monster.


LeBlanc drew another Geargiaccelerator and Normal Summoned it, attacking over Night Assailant.  He Set another Spell or Trap.


Tuttobene passed.


LeBlanc drew Karakuri Watchdog mdl 313 “Saizan” and Summoned it, Synchro Summoning Karakuri Steel Shogun mdl 00X “Bureido”!  He Special Summoned Karakuri Strategist mdl 248 “Nishipachi” with Bureido’s effect, then shifted it to Attack Position with its own ability to draw Bottomless Trap Hole with Bureido.  Strategist attacked to destroy Tuttobene’s Ryko, which destroyed Macro Cosmos in turn.  Ryko’s effect sent Lyla, Mystical Space Typhoon, and Lightpulsar Dragon to the Graveyard.  Bureido then made a direct attack, slamming Tuttobene down to 3900 Life Points.  In Main Phase 2, LeBlanc Set the rest of his cards to his back row going to five Set cards.



Tuttobene Summoned a Lyla, but LeBlanc banished her with Bottomless.  Tuttobene discarded to Special Sumon Lightpulsar Dragon, pitching Veiler and Darfklare, but LeBlanc had another Bottomless!  Tuttobene had another Lightpulsar Dragon!  He banished Tour Guide and Lyla from his Graveyard to bring it out, then attacked over Strategist.  When the Strategist’s position changed, LeBlanc drew Compulsory Evacuation Device with Bureido.


LeBlanc drew Gorz the Emissary of Darkness next turn, then ran over Lightpulsar Dragon with Bureido.  Tuttobene Special Summoned Darkflare Dragon, and LeBlanc Set Compulsory Evacuation Device.


Tuttobene turned Darkflare tp Defense Position.


LeBlanc drew and Summoned Geargiarsenal.  He bounced away Darkflare with Compulsory Evacuation Device and attacked to win the Tournament!


Chris LeBlanc wins YCS Providence with Karakuri Geargia!