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Round 9 Feature Match: Robert Boyajian Versus Luka Soskic

April 12th, 2015

18-year-old Luka Soskic and veteran Duelist Robert Boyajian are both 7-1 with their Nekroz Decks. Robert Boyajian is no stranger to the tournament scene: Among other achievements in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, he competed in the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship in 2013 and recently began doing YCS tournament coverage. But Luka Soskic is looking to take down Boyajian in this Round 9 Feature Match! Soskic Dueled against several Nekroz Decks today, and is looking to add one more Nekroz victory to his count. Will he be able to achieve this goal, or will Boyajian’s experience get the best of young Soskic? We’re about to find out. It’s time to Duel!

 

Duel One

 

Boyajian opened up Duel 1 with Nekroz of Unicore, Mystical Space Typhoon, Nekroz Kaleidoscope, Nekroz Mirror, and Denko Sekka. He Set Mystical Space Typhoon and then ended his turn.

 

Boyajian's Duel 1 Opening Hand

 

Soskic activated Upstart Goblin to draw a card and grant Boyajian 1000 Life Points. Next, he Summoned Senju of the Thousand Hands and activated its effect to add Nekroz of Valkyrus to his hand. He activated Reinforcement of the Army to add Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz next, and then activated Nekroz Kaleidoscope. He Tributed Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz from his hand to Special Summon Nekroz of Valkyrus and then activated Shurit’s effect to add Nekroz of Brionac from his Deck to his hand. He attacked directly with Senju and Valkyrus to drop Boyajian down to 4700 Life Points and then activated Valkyrus’s effect to Tribute it alongside Senju and draw 2 cards. Soskic discarded Nekroz of Brionac from his hand next, grabbing Nekroz of Valkyrus from his Deck.

 

Boyajian drew Preparation of Rites! He activated Nekroz Kaleidoscope to Special Summon Nekroz of Unicore from his hand by sending Herald of the Arc Light from his Extra Deck to his Graveyard, and then activated the effect of his Herald of the Arc Light to add Nekroz of Clausolas from his Deck to his hand. He Summoned Denko Sekka next, and attacked directly with Denko Sekka; but Soskic discarded Valkyrus from his hand and banished another Valkyrus from his Graveyard to negate the attack and end the Battle Phase! Boyajian combined Nekroz of Unicore with Denko Sekka to Xyz Summon Lavalval Chain in Main Phase 2, and then activated its effect by detaching Denko Sekka to send Djinn Releaser of Rituals from his Deck to his Graveyard. He discarded Nekroz of Clausolas to add Nekroz Cycle from his Deck to his hand and then Special Summoned Nekroz of Clausolas from his Graveyard by activating Nekroz Cycle and banishing the Djinn from his Graveyard. Next, Boyajian activated Preparation of Rites! He added Nekroz of Brionac from his Deck to his hand and added Nekroz Cycle from his Graveyard to his hand with the effect of Preparation of Rites. Next, he discarded Nekroz of Brionac to add Nekroz of Valkyrus from his Deck to his hand.

 

Soskic activated Upstart Goblin to draw a card and increase Boyajian’s Life Points to 5700. Next, he discarded Nekroz of Unicore from his hand to add Nekroz of Valkyrus from his Graveyard to his hand. He Summoned D.D. Warrior Lady next, and attacked Nekroz of Clausolas; but Boyajian stopped the attack by discarding Nekroz of Valkyrus from his hand and banishing Nekroz Kaleidoscope from his Graveyard.

 

Boyajian drew Nekroz of Brionac next turn! He discarded it to add Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz to his hand and then activated Nekroz Cycle to Tribute Shurit and Special Summon Nekroz of Valkyrus from his Graveyard. He searched his Deck for a copy of Nekroz of Trishula with Shurit’s effect and added it to his hand. Next, he activated Nekroz Mirror and banished Shurit from his Graveyard to Special Summon Nekroz of Trishula! Boyajian banished D.D. Warrior Lady from Soskic’s field, Manju from his hand, and Nekroz Kaleidoscope from his Graveyard with Nekroz of Trishula’s effect. Lavalval Chain attacked next, and Soskic discarded Nekroz of Valkyrus and banished Nekroz of Unicore from his Graveyard to stop the attack and end the Battle Phase. In Main Phase 2, Boyajian activated Lavalval Chain’s effect to put Effect Veiler on top of his Deck, and activated the effect of Nekroz of Valkyrus to Tribute Lavalval Chain and draw the Effect Veiler.

 

Soskic Set a monster and then passed his turn.

 

Boyajian drew Nekroz Cycle and then attacked Soskic’s face-down Djinn Releaser of Rituals with Trishula to destroy it. Nekroz of Valkyrus attacked directly next, dropping Soskic down to 5100 Life Points.

 

Soskic Summoned Senju of the Thousand Hands and activated its effect to add Nekroz of Valkyrus from his Deck to his hand.

 

Boyajian drew Reinforcement of the Army and then activated the effect of Nekroz of Valkyrus to Tribute Nekroz of Trishula and draw a card. Soskic thereafter conceded, realizing that he would be struck by Nekroz of Trishula’s effect once more and be defeated.

 

Robert Boyajian takes the first victory of the Match after pinning down his opponent with Djinn Releaser of Rituals!

 

Duel Two

 

Boyajian opened up Duel 2 with Nekroz Kaleidoscope, Effect Veiler, Nekroz of Valkyrus, Nekroz of Clausolas, and Nekroz Cycle. He activated Nekroz Kaleidoscope, sending Star Eater from his Extra Deck to his Graveyard to Special Summon Nekroz of Valkyrus and Nekroz of Clausolas from his hand. He Tributed both of them with Valkyrus’s effect to draw Nekroz of Decisive Armor and Nekroz of Clausolas from his Deck. He banished Nekroz of Clausolas and Nekroz Kaleidoscope from his Graveyard next, in order to activate the effect of the Kaleidoscope in his Graveyard and add another Nekroz Kaleidoscope from his Deck to his hand.

 

Robert Boyajian

 

Soskic discarded Nekroz of Clausolas to add Nekroz Cycle from his Deck to his hand and then activated Nekroz Kaleidoscope! He sent Herald of the Arc Light from his Extra Deck to his Graveyard to Special Summon Nekroz of Unicore and then activated the effect of Herald of the Arc Light to add Nekroz of Brionac from his Deck to his hand. He Summoned Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands next, and activated its effect to add Nekroz of Valkyrus from his Deck to his hand. Next, he discarded Nekroz of Brionac to add Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz from his Deck to his hand. He attacked directly with Manju and Nekroz of Unicore to drop Boyajian down to 4300 Life Points and then combined Manju with Nekroz of Unicore to Xyz Summon Lavalval Chain in Attack Position. He detached Nekroz of Unicore from Lavalval Chain to activate its effect and Boyajian discarded Effect Veiler to try to negate the effect of Lavalval Chain; but Soskic Chained Book of Eclipse to put the Lavalval Chain face-down so its effect would resolve! Soskic sent Djinn Releaser of Rituals from his Deck to his Graveyard with the effect of his Lavalval Chain. He activated Nekroz Mirror next, Tributing Shurit from his hand to Special Summon Nekroz of Valkyrus. He added Nekroz of Brionac to his hand with the effect of Shurit. Next, he Tributed Nekroz of Valkyrus and Lavalval Chain with Valkyrus’s effect to draw 2 cards. Then, he banished Nekroz of Unicore and Nekroz Mirror from his Graveyard to activate the effect of his Mirror and add Nekroz Cycle from his Deck to his hand. Next, he discarded Nekroz of Clausolas to add Nekroz Kaleidoscope to his hand. Then, he banished Nekroz Kaleidoscope and Nekroz of Clausolas from his Graveyard, adding Nekroz Mirror from his Deck to his hand. He activated Nekroz Cycle next, banishing the Djinn from his Graveyard to Special Summon Nekroz of Clausolas from his Graveyard. Next, he discarded Nekroz of Unicore from his hand to add Nekroz of Valkyrus from his Graveyard to his hand.

 

Boyajian drew Maxx “C” and then passed his turn without making a play.

 

Soskic activated Nekroz Mirror and banished Shurit from his Graveyard to Special Summon Nekroz of Valkyrus from his hand, prompting Boyajian to concede.

 

Luka Soskic wins Duel 2 thanks to a Djinn Releaser of Rituals of his own!

 

Duel Three

 

Soskic started off Duel 1 by Setting a card to his back row and activating Nekroz Kaleidoscope. Boyajian Chained Maxx “C”. Soskic Special Summoned Nekroz of Unicore by sending Herald of the Arc Light to his Graveyard and Boyajian drew a card from his Deck. Soskic added Nekroz of Brionac to his hand with the effect of Herald of the Arc Light and then discarded Nekroz of Brionac to add Nekroz of Valkyrus to his hand. He discarded Nekroz of Unicore to get Nekroz of Brionac back from his Graveyard and then Set a second card to his back row.

 

Luca Soskic

 

Boyajian entered his first Main Phase of Duel 2 with Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands, Nekroz of Valkyrus, Nekroz Mirror, Reinforcement of the Army, Nekroz Cycle, and Maxx “C” in his hand. He Summoned Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands and activated its effect; but Soskic Chained Shared Ride! Boyajian added Nekroz of Brionac from his Deck to his hand with Manju’s effect and Soskic drew a card with the effect of Shared Ride. Next, Boyajian attacked Nekroz of Unicore with Manju, destroying his own Manju and losing 900 Life Points so that he wouldn’t be vulnerable to Nekroz of Trishula on Soskic’s next turn. Next, Boyajian discarded Nekroz of Brionac from his hand to add Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz to his hand, allowing Soskic to draw another card with Shared Ride.

 

Soskic Summoned Senju of the Thousand Hands and activated its effect to add Nekroz of Gungnir to his hand. Next, he combined Nekroz of Unicore with Senju to Xyz Summon Number 80: Rhapsody in Berserk in Defense Position. He detached both Xyz Materials from Number 80: Rhapsody in Berserk to banish Manju and Nekroz of Brionac from Boyajian’s Graveyard and then activated Preparation of Rites to add Nekroz of Unicore from his Deck to his hand and add Nekroz Kaleidoscope from his Graveyard to his hand. He discarded Nekroz of Brionac to add Nekroz of Clausolas from his Deck to his hand and then discarded Nekroz of Clausolas to add Nekroz Cycle from his Deck to his hand. He activated Nekroz Cycle, and Boyajian Chained Maxx “C”. He Tributed Shurit from his hand to Special Summon Nekroz of Valkyrus from his hand and then activated Shurit’s effect to add Nekroz of Trishula to his hand. Boyajian drew a card thanks to Maxx “C”. Next, Soskic activated Nekroz Kaleidoscope. He sent Star Eater from his Extra Deck to his Graveyard in order to Special Summon Nekroz of Gungnir and Nekroz of Unicore from his hand. Boyajian drew another card, but it was irrelevant; direct attacks from Nekroz of Valkyrus, Nekroz of Unicore, and Nekroz of Gungnir finished off the rest of Boyajian’s Life Points!

 

Berserk Finish

 

Luka Soskic finishes Day 1 with an 8-1 record!