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Round 1 Feature Match: Billy MacManus vs. David Spicciati

February 16th, 2013

We’re here with YCS first-timer Billy MacManus from Miami, FL. He’s looking to take a win in this first round with his Mermail Deck, but he’s got to get past his opponent first! That’s David Spicciati from Orlando, FL, using Dino Rabbit with Macro Cosmos. Let’s get this tournament started!

Duel 1

MacManus began with a hand of Salvage, Mirror Force, Deep Sea Diva, 2 Atlantean Dragoons, and Mermail Abyssmegalo. He used both Dragoons to Special Summon Abyssmegalo. Abyssmegalo’s effect gave him Abyss-sphere, and the Dragoons gave him Atlantean Marksman and Deep Sea Diva. He Set Mirror Force and Abyss-sphere.

Spicciati Set a monster and four back row cards. Before the turn could end, MacManus used Abyss-sphere to Special Summon Mermail Abysslinde. Abyss-sphere was destroyed in the End Phase and Abysslinde Special Summoned Mermail Abysspike. Abysspike’s effect let him discard Marksman to add Genex Undine to his hand, and Marksman destroyed a Forbidden Lance.

MacManus drew Allure of Darkness, and Spicciati activated Macro Cosmos! MacManus Tributed Abysspike so Abyssmegalo could attack twice, but it ran into Snowman Eater! Abyssmegalo went down and MacManus passed.

Spicciati Normal Summoned Rescue Rabbit, then banished it for 2 Kabazauls. He entered his Battle Phase and attacked. When MacManus tried to use Mirror Force, Spicciati had Starlight Road! Both Kabazauls and Stardust Dragon attacked directly. In Main Phase 2 Spicciati stacked his dinosaurs for Evolzar Laggia.

MacManus drew a Marksman. He Normal Summoned Deep Sea Diva and Special Summoned Atlantean Heavy Infantry. With Infantry he Normal Summoned a second time, and played Marksman. He sent tried to use Diva and Marksman to Synchro Summon T.G. Hyper Librarian, and Spicciati negated its Summon with Laggia. MacManus Set his Allure of Darkness and Salvage as bluffs, but Spicciati attacked fearlessly thanks to his Stardust Dragon to finish the Duel!

David Spicciati takes a decisive first Duel thanks to Macro Cosmos shutting down all of Billy MacManus’s best plays! The Duelists moved quickly to their Side Decks.

Duel 2

MacManus started off this time with Abyss-sphere, Solemn Warning, Dust Tornado, Heavy Storm, Dark Hole, and Atlantean Dragoons. He Set Abyss-sphere and Warning.

Spicciati played Heavy Storm and MacManus Chained Abyss-sphere, but Spicciati Chained Mystical Space Typhoon! He followed up with Tour Guide From the Underworld, Special Summoning a second Tour Guide. He attacked directly with both, then Xyz Summoned Wind-Up Zenmaines in defense position. He Set one back row card.

MacManus drew a second Atlantean Dragoons. He played Heavy Storm to destroy Spicciati’s Bottomless Trap Hole, then used Dark Hole to strip a material from Zenmaines. In the End Phase Zenmaines had to destroy a card, but it was the only thing on the field. It took another material off of itself.

Spicciati Normal Summoned Kabazauls and attacked directly, then Set 2 back row cards.

MacManus drew Genex Undine. He Normal Summoned it and sent Dragoons from his Deck to the Graveyard, and Dragoons put Mermail Abyssmegalo into his hand. He used his other two Dragoons for Abyssmegalo’s effect and Special Summoned it. With his three searching effects he added Abyss-sphere, Deep Sea Diva, and Atlantean Heavy Infantry to his hand.  He Tributed Undine to let Abyssmegalo attack twice, but ran into Book of Moon. He Set Abyss-sphere and Dust Tornado.

Spicciati turned Kabazauls to defense position and passed. MacManus tried to use Abyss-sphere, but Spicciati Chained Dust Tornado. MacManus’s used his own Tornado and blew away Spicciati’s Macro Cosmos after that!

MacManus drew another Abyssmegalo! He used Diva and Heavy Infantry to Special Summon it, and Spicciati conceded in the face of 2 Abyssmegalos!

Billy MacManus evens the score and we’re going to a third Duel!

Duel 3

Spicciati led with a Set monster and four back row cards, just like in the first Duel.

MacManus began the final Duel with 2 Abyssmegalo, Mystical Space Typhoon, Dragoons, Undine, and Tragoedia. He played Undine and lost it to Spicciati’s Solemn Warning. He pressed on, discarding Abyssmegalo and Dragoons for his other Abyssmegalo. He added Abyss-sphere and Atlantean Marksman to his hand. He Set Mystical Space Typhoon and Abyss-sphere and passed. In the End Phase, Spicciati destroyed Abyss-sphere with his own Typhoon.

Spicciati Flip Summoned Snowman Eater to destroy Abyssmegalo, then Normal Summoned Spirit Reaper! Reaper attacked directly and stripped MacManus of his Marksman.

MacManus drew Effect Veiler. He was stuck in a bind, clearly hoping he’d have lost the Tragoedia instead of Marksman.

Spicciati Normal Summoned Kabazauls. Reaper attacked and MacManus played Tragoedia, then lost his Effect Veiler. Kabazauls destroyed Tragoedia. He Set a back row.

MacManus drew and Set Abyss-sphere.

Spicciati Normal Summoned Thunder King Rai-Oh. He turned Reaper to defense position, then entered his Battle Phase. Kabazauls attacked and MacManus used Abyss-sphere to bring out Mermail Abysslinde in defense position. Kabazauls destroyed it in battle, and MacManus Special Summoned Mermail Abysspike, which Thunder King Rai-Oh destroyed next.

MacManus drew Undine. He Set it, unable to use its effect with Thunder King Rai-Oh in play.

Spicciati destroyed Undine with Rai-Oh next turn, then attacked directy with Kabazauls.

MacManus drew Deep Sea Diva. He destroyed Spicciati’s bluffed Soul Taker with Mystical Space Typhoon, then Normal Summoned Diva. He Special Summoned Marksman and Synchro Summoned T.G. Hyper Librarian, and Spicciati sent Rai-Oh to the Graveyard to negate the Summon.

Spicciati Normal Summoned Tour Guide From the Underworld and MacManus conceded, holding no cards whatsoever!

David Spicciati is victorious in the first round with his Dino Rabbit Deck!