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Round 3 Feature Match: Timothy Bailey Versus Tahmid Zaman

April 13th, 2014

For Round 3 we have a couple of familiar Feature Match faces! We’re with Timothy Bailey, from Lawton, OK, and Tahmid Zaman from Queens, NY. Both competitors have had successful Feature Matches before, but only one of them can win this time! Bailey is sticking to his favorite Wind-Ups, while Zaman is playing with Hieratic Dragons.

Duel 1

Bailey led off with Mystical Space Typhoon, Fiendish Chain, Wind-Up Rat, Mirror Force, Torrential Tribute, and Pot of Duality. The Pot revealed Wind-Up Factory, Mystical Space Typhoon, and Messenger of Peace. Bailey took the Factory, then Set Typhoon, Torrential, and Chain.

Zaman Normal Summoned Cardcar D, and lost it to Torrential Tribute. He Set three back row cards.

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Bailey drew Book of Moon and Set it.

Zaman passed.

Bailey drew Wind-Up Shark and Summoned it, then played Factory. He made Shark become Level 3, and Factory added Wind-Up Rabbit to his hand. Shark attacked directly for 1500 damage.

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Zaman Special Summoned Hieratic Dragon of Tefnuit, then used Hieratic Seal of Convocation to search out Hieratic Dragon of Su. He Tributed Tefnuit for Su, and Tefnuit’s effect Special Summoned Luster Dragon #2. Bailey used Book of Moon on Su to shut off a potential Xyz Play. Zaman pressed on with Call of the Haunted on Tefnuit, and Xyz Summoned Hieratic Dragon King of Atum. He detached Luster Dragon #2 from it, but Fiendish Chain negated its effect. Next, Zaman used Atum and Su to Tribute Summon Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms! Su brought Flamvell Guard to the field, and Zaman Synchro Summoned Stardust Dragon! Zaman banished Su and Tefnuit to revive Tempest, and finally moved to the Battle Phase. Tempest wiped out Shark, but Stardust held back. Zaman Set his last card to his back row.

Bailey drew Fiendish Chain. He Normal Summoned Wind-Up Rat, but its effect was negated by Skill Drain! Factory still let him search out Wind-Up Magician, however. He Set Mirror Force and Fiendish Chain.

Zaman sent Tempest to destroy Rat, leaving Bailey with 5300, while Zaman had 5500.

Bailey drew Pot of Duality. He played Wind-Up Rabbit and activated its effect. It was negated by Skill Drain, but Factory let him search out another Wind-Up Rabbit.

Zaman sent Tempest to wipe out Rabbit. He wasn’t attacking with Stardust, doing his best to keep it safe.

Bailey drew Compulsory Evacuation Device! He played Rabbit and used its negated effect so Factory could give him a third Rabbit.

Tempest attacked, and Bailey used Mirror Force. Stardust negated it, and that left Bailey free to play Mystical Space Typhoon and get rid of Skill Drain! Tempest’s attack finished, destroying Wind-Up Rabbit. Zaman drew a card with Upstart Goblin, and Stardust returned.

Bailey drew Bottomless Trap Hole. He Normal Summoned his last Rabbit and activated its effect, banishing it so Factory give him Wind-Up Shark. He Set Compulsory Evacuation Device, then used Pot of Duality to reveal Cardcar D, Upstart Goblin, and Mind Crush. He took Upstart Goblin, and used it to draw another Factory. He Set Bottomless Trap Hole. In the End Phase, Zaman flipped another Skill Drain!

Zaman activated A Wingbeat of Giant Dragon! Bailey Chained Compulsory Evacuation Device, returning Tempest to the hand – now, Wingbeat had to return Stardust Dragon to the Extra Deck, and since it did not return a card to the hand, nothing was destroyed! Zaman banished Atum and Flamvell Guard for Tempest’s effect, but it fell into Bailey’s Bottomless Trap Hole.

Bailey drew Upstart Goblin, and Wind-Up Rabbit returned to the field. Upstart Goblin let him draw Solemn Warning. He played his second Wind-Up Factory, then Normal Summoned Wind-Up Magician. He Special Summoned Wind-Up Shark, and the Factories searched for Rat and Shark. He stacked Magician and Shark for Number 101: Silent Honor ARK, and Zaman’s Torrential Tribute cleared the field. Bailey Set Solemn Warning and Fiendish Chain.

Zaman Normal Summoned Hieratic Dragon of Eset. It attacked, but was blocked by Fiendish Chain.

Bailey drew Dimensional Prison. He Normal Summoned Shark and used its effect, negated by Skill Drain, so his Factories could get Wind-Up Rat and Wind-Up Warrior.

Zaman Tributed Eset for Tefnuit, and brought Luster Dragon #2 to the field. Tefnuit attacked Shark. In Main Phase 2, Zaman Xyz Summoned Constellar Ptolemy M7, but lost it to Solemn Warning.

Bailey drew Mind Crush. He played out Wind-Up Warrior and attacked, then Set Prison.

Zaman flipped Hieratic Seal From the Ashes to put Su in his Graveyard. He Normal Summoned Eset, but lost it to Dimensional Prison.

Bailey drew another Dimensional Prison. He Normal Summoned Rat and attacked with it and Warrior. He Set the Dimensional Prison.

Zaman passed.

Bailey drew another Mind Crush and attacked with both monsters.

Zaman played Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls, banishing two Hieratics.

Bailey drew Mystical Space Typhoon.

Zaman passed.

Bailey drew Upstart Goblin.

Zaman passed.

Bailey drew Thunder King Rai-Oh and Normal Summoned it.

Zaman passed.

Bailey drew Messenger of Peace.

Zaman Normal Summoned Cardcar D for more cards.

Bailey drew Mirror Force. He Normal Summoned Rat and passed.

Zaman sent Tidal to attack Rat, but lost it to Dimensional Prison. In Main Phase 2, Zaman Special Summoned Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos from his hand. Each turn, he had been loading his Graveyard with Hieratics, thanks to Hieratic Seal From the Ashes, so his Deck was beginning to look pretty thin, but his Graveyard had plenty of fodder for his Dragon Rulers.

Bailey drew Cardcar D. He used Rat, then used Mystical Space Typhoon on Skill Drain, and Zaman flipped another Skill Drain! Bailey played Messenger of Peace and switched everything but Thunder King Rai-Oh to defense position.

Zaman played Dragon Shrine to put Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders in the Graveyard. He revived it by banishing two copies of Cardcar D. Zaman Xyz Summoned Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack, and Bailey Tributed Thunder King Rai-Oh to negate its Summon. Zaman Set a back row card.

Bailey drew his third Wind-Up Factory. He paid 100 Life Points to keep Messenger of Peace around, then Normal Summoned Cardcar D to draw yet another Cardcar D and Messenger of Peace. He had to discard the Cardcar D in the End Phase, since he had too many cards.

“Do you have a win condition?” Bailey asked. Bailey’s Deck was nearly empty!

Zaman revived Redox again in defense position.

Bailey drew Mystical Space Typhoon, the last card in his Deck! He had to go for it now! He let his Messenger of Peace be destroyed. He turned a Rat to attack position, then used its effect, with Mystical Space Typhoon destroying Skill Drain! Rat revived Shark. He Xyz Summoned Mechquipped Angineer with the Rats, then made his Sharks Level 5. He used the Sharks for Number 61: Volcasaurus, and Zaman flipped Black Horn of Heaven! Bailey would have no way to survive with no cards left in his Deck!

Tahmid Zaman wins a long first Duel, after holding out forever under Skill Drain and running Bailey out of cards!

Duel 2

Bailey had Twister, Torrential Tribute, Messenger of Peace, Black Horn of Heaven, Wind-Up Shark, and Wind-Up Rabbit. He played Rabbit, and Set everything but the Shark.

Zaman Set a back row card.

Bailey drew Wind-Up Warrior and attacked with Rabbit.

Zaman played Dragon Shrine to put Flamvell Guard and Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos in the Graveyard.

Bailey drew Compulsory Evacuation Device and attacked with Rabbit again, then Set Compulsory Evacuation Device.

Zaman Set another back row card.

Bailey drew Mirror Force. Rabbit attacked once again, with Zaman now at 3800 Life Points. Zaman flipped Hieratic Seal From the Ashes to put Su in the Graveyard.

Zaman banished the monsters in his Graveyard for Blaster, then played A Wingbeat of Giant Dragon. Bailey used Compulsory Evacuation Device to return Blaster, and Wingbeat did nothing.

Bailey drew Messenger of Peace. He Normal Summoned Wind-Up Warrior, then activated Wind-Up Shark from his hand. Zaman Chained Maxx “C”, but Bailey’s monsters simply attacked and ended the Duel!

Timothy Bailey takes a quick win, simply by attacking repeatedly while Zaman couldn’t put a big play together! We’re moving on to the final Duel!

Duel 3

Zaman played Eset, then Hieratic Seal of Convocation for Su. He Special Summoned Su by Tributing Eset, and Special Summoned Luster Dragon #2. Bailey Chained Maxx “C” to Eset’s effect. Zaman Xyz Summoned Constellar Ptolemy M7, and returned Eset to his hand.

Bailey’s opening hand was now Zombie World, Wind-Up Rabbit, Mystical Space Typhoon, Book of Moon, 2 Twister, another Maxx “C”. He activated Zombie World, played Rabbit, and Set four back row cards.

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Zaman’s Ptolemy M7 attacked, and when Rabbit banished itself, M7 hit directly.

Bailey drew Messenger of Peace and played it.

Zaman destroyed Messenger with Mystical Space Typhoon, and M7 attacked Rabbit. It banished itself, and M7 struck directly.

Bailey drew another Rabbit. He played it, then turned the other one to defense position.

Zaman sent M7 to attack, but was blocked by Book of Moon. Zaman Set a back row card.

Bailey drew Dimensional Prison. He stacked his Rabbits for Ghostrick Alucard and used its effect on the face-down M7. Zaman flipped Skill Drain, and Bailey used Mystical Space Typhoon. Alucard attacked directly. Zaman flipped Call of the Haunted, then flipped Full House! His own Call of the Haunted was destroyed, along with Bailey’s Zombie World, Twister, Dimensional Prison, and Black Horn of Heaven! Next turn, his Dragon Rulers finished the Match!

Tahmid Zaman wins with a huge Full House play, and is now undefeated with Hieratic Dragons!