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Round 5 Feature Match: Gabriel Iriarte Versus Christopher Schwarz

March 22nd, 2014

Gabriel Iriarte and Christopher Schwarz are both currently undefeated with 4-0 records. Schwarz is using a Frog Deck that closes out Duels with low-Rank Xyz Monsters, Sea Lancer, and Mobius the Mega Monarch. His opponent, Christopher Schwarz, is using a Fire Fist Deck. Will WATER triumph over FIRE in this Round 5 Feature Match? It’s time to Duel!

 

Duel One

 

Iriarte opened up Duel 1 with Dark Hole, Dupe Frog, Ghostrick Jackfrost, Battle Fader, and 2 copies of Mystical Space Typhoon. He Set Dupe Frog before passing his turn.

 

Gabriel Iriarte

 

Schwarz activated Fire Formation – Tenki and used its effect to add Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear from his Deck to his hand. He activated Pot of Duality next, revealing Upstart Goblin, Tenki, and Fiendish Chain from the top of his Deck. He added Fiendish Chain to his hand and shuffled the other 2 cards back into his Deck. Schwarz Set 4 cards to his back row and Summoned Cardcar D. He Tributed Cardcar D to draw 2 cards and enter his End Phase.

 

Iriarte drew Mother Grizzly and Set it.

 

Schwarz Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear and activated its effect. He sent Tenki to the Graveyard to destroy Iriarte’s face-down Mother Grizzly. Schwarz Set a card to his back row before passing his turn.

 

Iriarte drew Ronintoadin and then passed his turn.

 

Schwarz attacked Iriarte’s face-down Dupe Frog with Bear and lost 400 Life Points in the battle.

 

Iriarte drew another Ronintoadin and Set Mystical Space Typhoon. He lost it to Schwarz’s face-down Mystical Space Typhoon in the End Phase.

 

Schwarz Set a card to his back row and passed.

 

Iriarte drew Upstart Goblin and activated it to give Schwarz 1000 Life Points and draw Effect Veiler. He Set Ronintoadin before passing his turn.

 

Schwarz drew Swap Frog next turn. He Summoned it to the field and activated its effect to send Treeborn Frog from his Deck to his Graveyard. He returned Swap Frog to his hand and then discarded Ronintoadin to Special Summon Swap Frog back to the field. He activated its effect to send Poison Draw Frog from his Deck to his Graveyard and then banished Poison Draw Frog from his Graveyard to Special Summon Ronintoadin from his Graveyard. He Flip Summoned Ronintoadin next, and then combined both Ronintoadins to Xyz Summon Herald of Pure Light in Defense Position. He returned Swap Frog to his hand and then upgraded Herald of Pure Light into Downerd Magician before ending his turn.

 

Iriarte drew Enemy Controller. He Special Summoned Treeborn Frog in his Standby Phase and then Summoned Swap Frog in Main Phase 1. He sent Dupe Frog from his Deck to his Graveyard with the effect of Swap Frog. Next, he attacked Bear with Downerd Magician and lost his monster to Dimensional Prison. Iriarte returned Swap Frog to his hand in Main Phase 2 and Set Mystical Space Typhoon. He lost his own Mystical Space Typhoon to Schwarz’s Mystical Space Typhoon in the End Phase.

 

Schwarz Summoned Coach Soldier Wolfbark and combined it with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear to Xyz Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King. He activated its effect to Set Tenki from his Deck and then flipped Tenki to add Coach Soldier Wolfbark from his Deck to his hand. Schwarz Set a card to his back row and then attacked Dupe Frog with Tiger King to destroy it. Iriarte added Swap Frog from his Deck to his hand with Dupe Frog’s effect.

 

Iriarte drew Effect Veiler next turn, and Schwarz flipped Soul Drain by giving up 1000 Life Points! Soul Drain threatened to shut down Iriarte’s entire strategy! Iriarte Normal Summoned Swap Frog next, and used its effect to send Dupe Frog from his Deck to his Graveyard. He returned Swap Frog to his hand and then discarded it to Special Summon another Swap Frog. He used his new Swap Frog’s effect to send another Swap Frog from his Deck to his Graveyard. Iriarte returned Swap Frog to his hand and Set Enemy Controller before ending his turn.

 

Schwarz activated his Tiger King’s effect by detaching an Xyz Material and then Summoned Coach Soldier Wolfbark. He activated its effect, but Iriarte discarded Effect Veiler to negate it. Coach Soldier attacked and destroyed Treeborn Frog, and then Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King attacked directly.

 

Iriarte activated Dark Hole to clear the field and then Summoned Cardcar D. Schwarz discarded Effect Veiler to negate its effect, and Iriarte attacked directly with Cardcar D; but Schwarz flipped Dimensional Prison to banish the attacking Cardcar D!

 

Schwarz activated Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Iriarte’s face-down Enemy Controller and then activated Tenki. He added Wolfbark from his Deck to his hand and then Summoned it. He activated its effect to Special Summon another Wolfbark from his Graveyard, and attacked directly to drop Iriarte down to 3900 Life Points.

 

Iriarte drew Upstart Goblin and activated to draw a card and give Schwarz 1000 Life Points.

 

Schwarz activated the effect of Coach Soldier to Special Summon another from his Graveyard and then combined 2 of his Coach Soldier to Xyz Summon Abyss Dweller. He Summoned Bear next, and attacked with his Bear. Iriarte Special Summoned Jackfrost from his hand face-down and put the Bear face-down. Next, Abyss Dweller attacked and destroyed Jackfrost. Wolfbark attacked next, and Iriarte Special Summoned Battle Fader from his hand to negate the attack.

 

Iriarte Tributed Battle Fader to Summon Dark Dust Spirit and Schwarz flipped Fiendish Chain to try to negate Dark Dust Spirit’s effect; but Iriarte Chained Enemy Controller to Tribute Dark Dust Spirit and take control of Abyss Dweller. Dark Dust Spirit’s effect resolved to destroy all face-up monsters on the field, and then Iriarte ended his turn.

 

Schwarz Flip Summoned Bear and attacked directly with it, dropping Iriarte down to 2100 Life Points.

 

Iriarte Set Swap Frog and passed.

 

Schwarz sent Tenki to the Graveyard to destroy Iriarte’s face-down Swap Frog with his Bear’s effect. Next, he activated Pot of Duality to add another Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear from the top 3 cards of his Deck to his hand. He Summoned it, and then attacked directly with his first Bear. When Iriarte tried to Special Summon Gorz the Emissary of Darkness from his hand to defend against the second Bear’s attack, Schwarz flipped Solemn Warning to seal the victory!

 

Two Bears

 

A Main Decked copy of Soul Drain allows Christopher Schwarz to shut down most of the cards in Gabriel Iriarte’s Deck in Duel 1! Gabriel Iriarte will be going first in Duel 2!

 

Duel Two

 

Iriarte started off Duel 2 with Cardcar D, Enemy Controller, Malevolent Catastrophe, Dark Hole, and 2 copies of Ronintoadin.

 

Iriarte's Duel 2 Opening Hand

 

He Summoned Cardcar D and Tributed it to draw Twister and Dupe Frog from his Deck.

 

Schwarz activated Upstart Goblin to draw a card and give Iriarte 1000 Life Points. He activated Pot of Duality next, revealing Fire Formation Gyokkou, Fire Formation – Tenki, and Torrential Tribute from the top of his Deck. He added Tenki to his hand and shuffled the other 2 cards back into his Deck. Next, he activated Tenki to add Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear from his Deck to his hand. He Summoned Bear to the field and then attacked directly with Bear, dropping Iriarte down to 7300 Life Points. Schwarz Set Tenki from his Deck with the effect of Bear and Set 2 more cards before ending his turn.

 

Christopher Schwarz

 

Iriarte Set Dupe Frog along with Twister and Malevolent Catastrophe.

 

Schwarz Summoned Banisher of the Radiance. He attacked Iriarte’s face-down monster with Banisher of the Radiance, and Iriarte flipped Malevolent Catastrophe! All Spell and Trap Cards were banished! Banisher of the Radiance’s attack continued, flipping Dupe Frog face-up and costing Schwarz 400 Life Points.

 

Iriarte activated Dark Hole to destroy all monsters on the field and then activated the effect of Dupe Frog to add Swap Frog from his Deck to his hand. He Normal Summoned Swap Frog next, activating its effect to send Treeborn Frog from his Deck to his Graveyard. He returned Swap Frog to his hand and then discarded Ronintoadin to Special Summon Swap Frog back to the field. He sent Dupe Frog from his Deck to his Graveyard with the effect of Swap Frog. Next, Iriarte banished 2 Dupe Frogs from his Graveyard to Special Summon 2 Ronintoadins. He combined both Ronintoadins to Xyz Summon Daigusto Phoenix in Attack Position and then detached an Xyz Material to allow his Phoenix to attack twice. He attacked directly with Daigusto Phoenix twice, and attacked directly with Swap Frog. In Main Phase 2, he upgraded his Daigusto Phoenix to Downerd Magician and returned Swap Frog to his hand.

 

Schwarz Summoned Coach Soldier Wolfbark and activated its effect to Special Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear from his Graveyard. He combined Bear with Wolfbark to Xyz Summon Number 101: Silent Honor ARK and then detached both Xyz Materials from it to attach Iriarte’s Downerd Magician as an Xyz Material. He attacked directly with Number 101, but Iriarte Special Summoned Jackfrost face-down and put Number 101: Silent Honor ARK face-down with its effect. Schwarz Set a card to his back row before passing.

 

Iriarte Special Summoned Treeborn Frog from his Graveyard in his Standby Phase and then Flip Summoned Ghostrick Jackfrost. He combined Treeborn Frog with Jackfrost to Xyz Summon Ghostrick Dullahan. Next, he Normal Summoned Swap Frog and activated its effect to send Dupe Frog from his Deck to his Graveyard. He banished Dupe Frog to Special Summon Ronintoadin from his Graveyard, and then combined Swap Frog with Ronintoadin to Xyz Summon Daigusto Phoenix. He detached an Xyz Material from Daigusto Phoenix so that it could attack twice, and then attacked Number 101 with Dullahan. Number 101 protected itself by giving up an Xyz Material. Daigusto Phoenix attacked Number 101 next, and Schwarz protected it by using Book of Moon to put the Phoenix face-down. Iriarte Set 2 cards to his back row before passing.

 

Schwarz Summoned Coach Soldier Wolfbark and activated its effect; but Iriarte discarded Effect Veiler to negate it. Number 101: Silent Honor ARK attacked and destroyed the face-down Daigusto Phoenix and then Wolfbark attacked Dullahan. Iriarte detached an Xyz Material from Dullahan to weaken Wolfbark and win the battle.

 

Iriarte banished Swap Frog from his Graveyard to Special Summon Ronintoadin and then flipped Enemy Controller to Tribute Ronintoadin and take control of Number 101: Silent Honor ARK. Direct attacks from Dullahan and Number 101: Silent Honor ARK wiped out Schwarz’s last 3200 Life Points!

 

Duel 2 Ends

 

Gabriel Iriarte wins Duel 2 with his Frogs! Christopher Schwarz will be going first in Duel 3!

 

Duel Three

 

Schwarz started off Duel 3 by activating Fire Formation – Tenki and searching his Deck for a copy of Coach Soldier Wolfbark to add to his hand. Next, he activated Upstart Goblin to draw a card and give Iriarte 1000 Life Points. Schwarz Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear and Set 3 cards to his back row before passing.

 

Iriarte opened up Duel 3 with Dupe Frog, Cardcar D, Swap Frog, Mystical Space Typhoon, and 2 copies of Ghostrick Jackfrost. He Summoned Cardcar D, Set Mystical Space Typhoon, and then Tributed Cardcar D to draw Swap Frog and Mystical Space Typhoon from his Deck. In his End Phase, Schwarz flipped Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Iriarte’s face-down Mystical Space Typhoon.

 

Schwarz activated Fire Formation – Tenki and used its effect to add another Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear from his Deck to his hand. He Summoned Bear and then attacked directly with Bear. Iriarte Special Summoned Ghostrick Jackfrost from his hand and put the Bear face-down, and then Schwarz’s other Bear attacked and destroyed Jackfrost in battle.

 

Iriarte drew Ronintoadin. He Summoned Swap Frog and activated its effect to send Treeborn Frog from his Deck to his Graveyard. Next, he returned Swap Frog to his hand and Schwarz flipped Mind Crush! He forced Iriarte to reveal his hand and discard 2 copies of Swap Frog.

 

Schwarz Flip Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear and then Summoned Banisher of the Radiance. He attacked with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear and Iriarte took 1800 points of damage. Schwarz attacked with his other Bear next, and Schwarz lost another 1800 points of damage. Schwarz Set Fire Formation – Tenki from his Deck with Bear’s effect, and activated it in Main Phase 2 to add another Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear from his Deck to his Graveyard. Schwarz Combined both Bears to Summon Abyss Dweller and Set a card to his back row before ending his turn.

 

Iriarte drew Swap Frog and then Schwarz flipped Mind Crush, forcing Iriarte to discard Ghostrick Jackfrost. In his Standby Phase, Iriarte Special Summoned Treeborn Frog from his Graveyard in Defense Position. Iriarte discarded Dupe Frog from his hand to Special Summon Swap Frog and used its effect to banish Dupe Frog from his Deck. Next, he Normal Summoned Ronintoadin and combined it with Swap Frog to try to Xyz Summon Gachi Gachi Gantetsu in Defense Position; but Schwarz flipped Solemn Warning to negate its Summon.

 

Schwarz Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear next turn and Iriarte instantly conceded!

 

Christopher Schwarz wins the Match!

 

Christopher Schwarz is moving on with a 5-0 record!