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Saturday’s Dragon Duel Feature Match: Steve Zepeda Versus Jared Schaefer

May 18th, 2014

12-year-old Steve Zepeda from Philadelphia and 12-year-old Jared Schaefer from Long Island are Dueling against one another in the finals of today’s Dragon Duel tournament! Zepeda is using a Bujin Deck, recently strengthened by the release of Primal Origin. His opponent, Jared Schaefer, is using a Constellar Deck. Which one of these Duelists will become Saturday’s Dragon Duel Champion? It’s time to Duel!

 

Duel One

 

Jared Schaefer started off Duel 1 by activating Fire Formation – Tenki and adding Constellar Kaus to his hand. He Normal Summoned it and then increased its Level to 5 with its effect. He Set 2 cards to his back row before ending his turn.

 

Jared Schaefer

 

Steve Zepeda opened up Duel 1 with Bujin Mikazuchi, Torrential Tribute, 2 copies of Bujingi Crane, Bujingi Turtle, and Bujin Yamato. He Summoned Bujin Yamato and then attacked Kaus with his Yamato. He discarded Bujingi Crane from his hand in damage calculation to double his monster’s ATK and win the battle! Kaus was destroyed, and Schaefer lost 1700 Life Points in the battle. Zepeda Set Torrential Tribute to his back row before entering his End Phase and adding another Bujingi Crane to his hand and discarding Bujingi Turtle with the effect of Yamato.

 

Schaefer Summoned Kaus to the field and attacked Yamato with it. Zepeda discarded Crane during the beginning of the Damage Step, but Schaefer discarded Honest during Damage Calculation to win the battle, destroy Yamato, and deal 1900 points of damage Zepeda. Zepeda Special Summoned Bujin Mikazuchi from his hand with its effect when Yamato was destroyed, and Schaefer Set a back row before ending his turn.

 

Zepeda drew Bujingi Hare and Summoned it. He combined his Hare with Mikazuchi to Xyz Summon Bujintei Susanowo and then detached an Xyz Material from it to add Bujin Yamato to his hand. He attacked Kaus with Susanowo, and when Schaefer flipped Dimensional Prison to try to banish Susanowo, Zepeda banished Bujingi Turtle to negate the Dimensional Prison. Schaefer flipped Forbidden Lance in the Damage Step to try to weaken Susanowo, and Zepeda discarded Bujingi Crane from his hand to double his monster’s ATK. After the effects of Crane and Lance were applied, Susanowo dropped down to 4800 ATK. Kaus was destroyed and Schaefer dropped down to 4400 Life Points.

 

Schaefer Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear and then activated its effect. He sent Tenki to his Graveyard to try to destroy Susanowo; but Zepeda banished Bujingi Hare from his Graveyard to protect his monster. Next, Zepeda attacked Susanowo with Bear. He activated Forbidden Lance next, weakening Susanowo so both monsters were destroyed in battle.

 

Zepeda drew Bujincarnation and then Summoned Yamato. He attacked directly with Yamato and then entered his End Phase to use Yamato’s effect. He added Bujingi Hare from his Deck to his hand and then discarded it with Yamato’s effect.

 

Schaefer drew Constellar Sheratan and Summoned it. He activated its effect to add Constellar Sombre from his Deck to his hand and then ended his turn.

 

Zepeda drew Mystical Space Typhoon and activated it to try to destroy Schaefer’s face-down Forbidden Lance; but Schaefer Chained it to weaken Yamato. Yamato attacked and destroyed Sheraton, and then Zepeda grabbed and discarded Bujingi Turtle with the effect of Yamato in the End Phase.

 

Schaefer Summoned Constellar Sombre next turn, and Zepeda flipped Torrential Tribute. He banished Bujingi Hare from his Graveyard to protect his Bujin from Torrential Tribute’s effect.

 

Zepeda drew Bujincarnation and attacked directly. He grabbed Bujingi Quilin with the effect of Yamato and discarded it in the End Phase.

 

Schaefer Set a card to each zone.

 

Zepeda drew Solemn Warning and Set it. He attacked Schaefer’s face-down Constellar Sheratan with Yamato. Unable to destroy it in battle, he lost 100 Life Points. In his End Phase, he used Yamato’s effect to add Bujin Arasuda from his Deck to his hand and discard it.

 

Schaefer drew Bujin Hirume next turn and Summoned it. With only 500 Life Points remaining, Schaefer immediately conceded.

 

Bujin Duo

 

Steve Zepeda takes a dominating victory in Duel 1 thanks to Bujin Yamato and his supporting Bujingi monsters! Jared Schaefer will be going first in Duel 2!

 

Duel Two

 

Schaefer started off Duel 2 by Normal Summoning Constellar Sheratan and activating its effect to add Constellar Kaus from his Deck to his hand. He Set 4 cards to his back row before ending his turn.

 

Zepeda opened up Duel 2 with Bujingi Hare, Foolish Burial, Solemn Warning, Bujincarnation, Bujin Arasuda, and Mystical Space Typhoon. He activated Foolish Burial to send Bujingi Turtle from his Deck to his Graveyard and then Set Mystical Space Typhoon and Solemn Warning. He Set Bujingi Hare before ending his turn. In his End Phase, Schaefer flipped Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Zepeda’s face-down Mystical Space Typhoon.

 

Steve Zepeda

 

Schaefer Summoned Constellar Algiedi and activated its effect to Special Summon Constellar Kaus from his hand. He used Kaus’s effect to raise Sheratan’s Level to 4 and then combined Sheratan with Algiedi to Xyz Summon Constellar Omega; but Zepeda flipped Solemn Warning and paid 2000 Life Points to negate its Summon! Schaefer attacked Zepeda’s face-down Bujingi Hare with Kaus to destroy it.

 

Zepeda drew Soul Charge next turn! He activated it to Special Summon Bujingi Hare from his Graveyard by paying 1000 Life Points and then Normal Summoned Bujin Arasuda. He combined his Hare with Arasuda to Xyz Summon Bujintei Susanowo and then detached an Xyz Material from it to add Bujin Yamato from his Deck to his hand. Schaefer flipped Mind Crush to force Zepeda to discard his Yamato and reveal his Bujincarnation, and then Schaefer flipped another Mind Crush to force Zepeda to discard Bujincarnation.

 

Schaefer drew Fire Formation – Tenki next turn and activated it to add Constellar Kaus from his Deck to his hand. He Summoned it to the field and then used his Kaus’ effects raise both of their Levels to 5. He combined them both to Summon Constellar Pleiades. He activated Pleiades’s effect to try to return Susanowo to the Extra Deck, but Zepeda banished Bujingi Turtle from his Graveyard to protect it. Next, Schaefer attacked Susanowo with Pleiades, and Zepeda banished Hare from his Graveyard to protect it from destruction.

 

Zepeda drew Fire Formation – Tenki next turn, and Schaefer used Pleiades’s effect in his Draw Phase to return Susanowo to Zepeda’s Extra Deck. Zepeda activated Fire Formation – Tenki next, grabbing Yamato from his Deck. He Summoned it and used its effect in the End Phase to grab Bujingi Hare from his Deck and discard it.

 

Schaefer activated Dimensional Fissure and Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. Next, he upgraded Pleiades to Constellar Ptolemy M7. He tried to use his Bear’s effect to destroy Yamato, and Zepeda banished Bujingi Hare from his Graveyard to protect it. Next, Ptolemy attacked and destroyed Yamato, and Bear attacked directly. Schaefer Set Tenki from his Deck with Bear’s effect and then ended his turn.

 

Zepeda drew Bujingi Crane and Set it.

 

Schaefer flipped Fire Formation – Tenki and Zepeda immediately conceded, knowing that the Bear’s effect would wipe out his Crane, and direct attacks from Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear and Constellar Ptolemy M7 would finish him off!

 

M7

 

Jared Schaefer takes advantage of his most powerful Constellar Xyz Monsters to win the second Duel! Steve Zepeda will be going first in Duel 3!

 

Duel Three

 

Zepeda opened up Duel 3 with Torrential Tribute, Fire Formation – Tenki, Bottomless Trap Hole, Dust Tornado, Bujingi Hare, and Honest.

 

Zepeda's Duel 3 Opening Hand

 

Zepeda activated Tenki and used its effect to add Yamato to his hand. Next, he Set Torrential Tribute, Bottomless Trap Hole, and Dust Tornado. He Summoned Yamato and then used his Yamato’s effect in his End Phase to add Bujingi Crane from his Deck to his hand and discard Bujingi Hare.

 

Schaefer activated Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Zepeda’s face-down Bottomless Trap Hole and then Summoned Constellar Pollux. Then, he Normal Summoned Constellar Kaus. Zepeda flipped Torrential Tribute to clear the field, and then banished Hare from his Graveyard to protect Yamato from the destructive effect of Torrential Tribute. Schaefer Set 2 cards to his back row before ending his turn.

 

Zepeda drew Bujingi Hare next turn and then attacked directly with Bujin Yamato, dropping Schaefer down to 6100 Life Points. In his End Phase, Zepeda added Bujin Mikazuchi from his Deck to his hand and discarded Bujingi Hare with Bujin Yamato’s effect.

 

Schaefer Summoned Constellar Sheratan next turn and activated its effect to add Constellar Sombre from his Deck to his hand.

 

Zepeda drew Solemn Warning and Set it. He Summoned Bujin Mikazuchi next, and Schaefer flipped DNA Surgery to change all monsters into Fish; but Zepeda Chained Dust Tornado to destroy DNA Surgery. Schaefer Chained Bottomless Trap Hole to Dust Tornado, threatening to banish Mikazuchi, and Zepeda banished his Hare from the Graveyard to protect Mikazuchi. Mikazuchi attacked and destroyed Sheratan, and then a direct attack from Yamato dropped Schaefer down to 4800 Life Points. In his End Phase, Zepeda used Yamato’s effect to add Bujingi Turtle from his Deck to his hand and discard it, and then used Mikazuchi’s effect to add Bujincarnation from his Deck to his hand.

 

Schaefer tried to Summon Constellar Sombre next turn, and Zepeda flipped Solemn Warning and gave up 2000 Life Points to negate its Summon. Schaefer Set a card to his back row before ending his turn.

 

Zepeda Normal Summoned Bujingi Crane and then attacked directly with Mikazuchi. Schaefer flipped Dimensional Prison to try to banish it, but Zepeda banished Bujingi Turtle from his Graveyard to protect Mikazuchi. Direct attacks from Mikazuchi, Yamato, and Crane wiped out Schaefer’s 4800 Life Points.

 

Bujin Trio

 

Steve Zepeda is Saturday’s Dragon Duel Champion!