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Round 11 Feature Match: David Nguyen versus Karol M.

May 12th, 2013

David Nguyen from Toronto and Karol M. from New Jersey are both 8-2 in the tournament and will need a victory in this round in order to maintain the hope of making it into the Top 32. But now they’re Dueling against one another, and only once of them can advance. Karol is using a Fire Fist Deck that uses Sabersaurus, while Nguyen is playing an Elemental HERO Deck featuring A Hero Lives in the Main Deck as well as Bahamut Shark and Mermail Abysstrite in the Extra Deck. It’s time to Duel!

Duel One

David Nguyen

Nguyen opened up Duel 1 with Dark Hole, Heavy Storm, Bottomless Trap Hole, Foolish Burial, and 2 copies of A Hero Lives. He Set Bottomless Trap Hole and then ended his turn.

Nguyen's Duel 1 Opening Hand

Karol Summoned Sabersaurus, but lost it to Nguyen’s Bottomless Trap Hole. He Set 1 card to his back row before ending his turn.

Nguyen drew Dimensional Prison. He Set it and then ended his turn.

Karol activated Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Nguyen’s face-down Dimensional Prison and then activated Fire Formation – Tenki to add Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear from his Deck to his hand. He Summoned the Bear and then attacked directly with it, dropping Nguyen down to 6300 Life Points. Karol used his Bear’s effect to Set another Tenki from his Deck and then ended his turn.

Nguyen drew Night Shot next turn. He activated Heavy Storm to destroy Karol’s face-down Torrential Tribute and Tenki, along with his face-up Tenki. Next, Nguyen activated A Hero Lives! He gave up 3150 Life Points to Special Summon Elemental HERO Stratos from his Deck and then used Stratos’s effect to add Elemental HERO Bubbleman from his Deck to his hand. He activated Foolish Burial next, and sent Blackwing – Zephyros the Elite from his Deck to his Graveyard. He attacked Bear with Stratos to destroy it and drop Karol down to 7800 Life Points, and then Set A Hero Lives before ending his turn.

Karol activated Pot of Duality next turn. He revealed Mirror Force along with 2 copies of Dimensional Prison from the top of his Deck, selecting to add Mirror Force to his hand. He shuffled the 2 Dimensional Prisons back into his Deck and then Set 4 cards to his back row.

Nguyen activated Night Shot to destroy Karol’s face-down Mystical Space Typhoon and then attacked directly with Stratos, dropping Karol down to 6000 Life Points.

Karol drew a card and Set it to his back row.

Nguyen attacked directly with Stratos, dropping Karol down to 4200 Life Points.

Karol drew a card and passed his turn.

Nguyen activated E – Emergency Call. He added Elemental HERO Neos Alius from his Deck to his hand and then Summoned it. He attacked directly with Elemental HERO Neos Alius and Karol flipped Mirror Force! Nguyen Chained Gemini Spark to Tribute Neos Alius, destroy Karol’s face-down Solemn Warning, and draw a card.

Karol drew a card and Set it to his back row.

Nguyen Summoned Elemental HERO Neos Alius and attacked, but lost out to Dimensional Prison.

Karol Set a card to his back row and passed.

Nguyen Set his hand to his back row and then Special Summoned Elemental HERO Bubbleman. Next, he Special Summoned Zephyros by returning Bubbleman to his hand, and Special Summoned Bubbleman again; but Karol activated Torrential Tribute to clear the field. Next, Nguyen activated The Warrior Returning Alive to return Stratos to his hand. He Summoned Stratos, but lost out on its effect to Fiendish Chain. Next, he flipped another copy of The Warrior Returning Alive to bring Elemental HERO Bubbleman back to his hand. He Special Summoned it and combined it with Stratos to Xyz Summon Blade Armor Ninja. He detached an Xyz Material from Blade Armor Ninja to allow it to attack twice, and then two swift attacks wiped out Karol’s 4200 Life Points!

 

Blade Armor Ninja ends Duel 1

David Nguyen takes a quick win in Duel 1 thanks to A Hero Lives and The Warrior Returning Alive! Karol M. will be going first in Duel 2!

Duel Two

Karol started off Duel 2 by activating Pot of Duality, revealing Forbidden Lance, Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, and Dimensional Prison from the top of his Deck. He added Forbidden Lance to his hand and shuffled the other 2 cards back into his Deck. He Summoned Gene-Warped Warwolf and Set 2 cards to his back row before ending his turn.

 

Nguyen opened up with Solemn Judgment, Reinforcement of the Army, A Hero Lives, Dimensional Prison, and 2 copies of Elemental HERO Bubbleman.

Nguyen's Duel 2 Opening Hand

He Set Bubbleman along with Dimensional Prison and Solemn Judgment and then ended his turn.

Karol attacked Bubbleman with Gene-Warped Warwolf; but Nguyen flipped Dimensional Prison to banish the Warwolf.

Nguyen drew Gemini Spark next turn. He activated A Hero Lives by paying half of his Life Points and Karol tried to negate it with Solemn Warning; but Nguyen paid 2000 Life Points to negate the Solemn Warning with Solemn Judgment! He Special Summoned Elemental HERO Neos Alius from his Deck with the effect of A Hero Lives. Next, he activated Reinforcement of the Army to grab Elemental HERO Stratos from his Deck. He Summoned Stratos and used its effect to destroy Spell and Trap Cards in an attempt to destroy Karol’s back row; but Karol banished the Stratos with Bottomless Trap Hole. Nguyen attacked directly with Elemental HERO Neos Alius to drop Karol down to 4100 Life Points. Nguyen Set Gemini Spark before ending his turn.

Karol Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla and attacked Elemental HERO Neos Alius. Nguyen activated Gemini Spark to Tribute his Neos Alius, destroy Gorilla, and draw a card. Karol Set 2 cards to his back row before ending his turn.

Nguyen Set Mirror Force and Monster Reborn to his back row and then Special Summoned Elemental HERO Bubbleman from his hand. He Flip Summoned his other Bubbleman next and Xyz Summoned Bahamut Shark by combining them. He attacked with his Shark, but lost out to Karol’s Dimensional Prison.

Karol Summoned Sabersaurus and attacked with it; but Nguyen used Mirror Force to destroy it. He Set a back row and passed.

Nguyen activated Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Karol’s newly Set Mirror Force and then flipped Monster Reborn! With no cards on his field or in his hand, he Special Summoned Elemental HERO Bubbleman and used its effect to draw 2 cards! He drew Miracle Fusion and E – Emergency Call and then activated E – Emergency Call to add Elemental HERO Neos Alius from his Deck to his hand. He Summoned the Neos Alius and then combined it with Bubbleman to Xyz Summon Blade Armor Ninja! He detached Elemental HERO Neos Alius from Blade Armor Ninja to let it attack twice and then activated Miracle Fusion, banishing 2 copies of Elemental HERO Neos Alius from his Graveyard to Summon Elemental HERO The Shining! Two attacks from Blade Armor Ninja and a direct attack from Elemental HERO The Shining wiped Karol out! Karol’s face-down Forbidden Lance couldn’t save him!

 

Thanks Bubbleman!

A crucial Elemental HERO Bubbleman for David Nguyen allows him to win his “Bubble” Match and end the Swiss Rounds with a 9-2 record!