Round 4 Round-Up

February 17th, 2013

We sat down with the Duelists at three of the top tables to see how their matches went. Let’s take a look!

At Table 2, Nicholas Fischman’s Agents defeat Rene Silva’s Inzektors

Rene was using a lot of cool choices in his Inzektor Deck, such as Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity, Wind-Up Rabbit, and The Dark Creator. At one point, he had nothing but a Rabbit in play. Nicholas tried to capitalize and used The Agent of Creation – Venus, paying 500 Life Points to bring out Mystical Shine Ball. He did it again, and Rene Chained Maxx “C”! Now that Nicholas had multiple Shine Balls in play, he had to commit to his plan or risk losing them for nothing, so he pressed on. He got a third Shine Ball, bounced one for Genex Ally Birdman, then played the Shine Ball again. Then he Synchro Summoned Stardust Dragon, Xyz Summoned Daigusto Phoenix, and Special Summoned Master Hyperion! He used Hyperion to get Rabbit out of the way, then Phoenix let Stardust Dragon attack twice. He attacked with Phoenix, but when Stardust Dragon connected Rene used Gorz the Emissary of Darkness to stay in the game!

Rene had drawn a lot of cards with Maxx “C”, and Set a monster with three back row cards. Nicholas played Heavy Storm, and Rene Chained Safe Zone to take out Stardust Dragon, and Stardust couldn’t do anything about it! Despite the clever play, Nicholas was still able to take the win.

At Table 3, Gary Goon’s Dark World Deck defeats Leonard Anaya’s Wind-Ups

Gary began with the works: Card Destruction with several Dark World monsters, backed by a Mind Crush, and a Dark Smog to shut down Wind-Up Rat. Leonard couldn’t do a thing.

Leonard took a decisive second game, starting off with a Number 16: Shock Master play, with multiple traps to protect it.

Gary thought he’d lost the third game, opening up with only Spells, Traps, and a Tour Guide From the Underworld. He played Guide and used it to get Broww, Huntsman of Dark World, then Xyz Summoned Number 17: Leviathan Dragon. He Set his cards, among them a Mind Crush. Leonard used Mystical Space Typhoon on it, and Gary Chained it, and decided to take the risk: He called Wind-Up Shark, and hit 2 copies! He was able to use Dark World Dealings on Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World the turn after, and Grapha sealed the Duel in his favor.

At Table 4, Travis Smith defeats Joseph Guzman in a Wind-Up mirror match

In the first Duel, Joseph had a great field of Tiras, Keeper of Genesis, Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity, and Wind-Up Rabbit, while Travis had only a Wind-Up Rabbit. Travis had a Wind-Up Rat to use, but nothing in his Graveyard. He used Dark Hole to clear the field, and Joseph banished his Rabbit. Travis, on the other hand, let his own Rabbit go down. Then, he could revive it with Rat to Xyz Summon Leviair the Sea Dragon and steal Joseph’s Rabbit! Next turn Travis played Wind-Up Magician and used the stolen Rabbit to Set off its effect, and won from there.

Duel 2 was much more one-sided. Joseph had a Thunder King Rai-Oh, and Travis was able to use a Wind-Up Rabbit + Torrential Tribute combo to take it out. Joseph didn’t have much else after, and Travis took the win.