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Round 8 Feature Match: Galileo Mauricio De Obaldia Soza (Nekroz) Versus Oldair Garcia Enciso (Infernoids)

June 21st, 2015

Earlier today we Feature Matched former World Champion Galileo Mauricio De Obaldia Soza taking a 2-0 victory over ‘tellarknights.  This round he’s up against something entirely different.

Oldair Garcia Enciso is undefeated with one draw, playing what might be the breakout strategy of this tournament – Infernoids.  He’s paired up here against De Obaldia, who has a perfect record and offers incredible tiebreakers.  How has Enciso done so well with a Deck that’s only topped Regionals a handful of times?  No idea.  But we were about to find out.

Enciso went first at De Obaldia’s choice, holding Infernoid Attondel, Infernoid Devyaty, Void Seer, and two Infernoid Patrulea.  With no way to load the Graveyard with Infernoids to banish for Special Summons, this looked rough.  He banished Devyaty and Patruela from his hand to Special Summon Attondel; a huge commitment for Turn 1 that cost him two of his five cards.  Enciso Set Void Seer to finish out.

De Obaldia drew to six cards, twice as many as his opponent had, and discarded Nekroz of Brionac to search Nekroz of Clausolas.  He discarded that to get Nekroz Kaleidoscope, then activated it, Ritual Summoning Nekroz of Unicore and Nekroz of Valkyrus by sending Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon to his Graveyard.  De Obaldia sent Valkyrus to attack and destroyed Attondel, then made a direct attack with Unicore.

In Main Phase 2, De Obaldia Tributed Unicore and Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz to draw two cards with Valkyrus, then searched his Deck for Nekroz of Trishula with Shurit’s ability.  He Ritual Summoned it with Nekroz Mirror to banish every card Enciso had, then Set a Spell or Trap.  When Enciso activated his topdecked Reasoning next turn Obaldia negated it with Solemn Scolding and Enciso conceded.


Oldair Garcia Enciso takes a tremendous risk on Turn 1 with a hand that couldn’t do much else, losing half his cards in a bold play and then losing the other half to Nekroz of Trishula.  Galileo Mauricio De Obaldia Soza captures the first Duel in record time.  Enciso would have to do better than that if he wanted to survive this Match.

Enciso opted to start the second Duel, this time with a hand of Galaxy Cyclone; Chaos Hunter; Torrential Tribute; Infernoid Antra; and Infernoid Harmadik.  Still no infrastructure in sight.  He Set Torrential Tribute.

De Obaldia Set a monster and Set a card to his back row.

Enciso drew Book of Eclipse and destroyed De Obaldia’s Solemn Scolding with Galaxy Cyclone.  He banished Antra to Special Summon Harmadik, which destroyed De Obaldia’s Fire Hand.  That destroyed Harmadik and De Obaldia Special Summoned Ice Hand from his Deck to replace it.

De Obaldia made a direct attack with Ice Hand, then Set a Spell or Trap Card to back up his monster.

Enciso drew Infernoid Patrulea and banished Harmadik to Special Summon it.  He activated its effect to destroy De Obaldia’s Solemn Scolding, then Set Book of Eclipse.

De Obaldia attacked with Ice Hand and Enciso repelled it by turning everything face-down with Book of Eclipse.  In Main Phase 2 De Obaldia got Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz with Nekroz of Brionac, activated Nekroz Mirror, and pitched the Shurit for Nekroz of Trishula.  Enciso flipped Torrential Tribute.  But he lost his Chaos Hunter and Galaxy Cyclone to Trishula’s effect anyway, while De Obaldia got another Brionac with his Shurit.  He then banished Brionac and Nekroz Mirror to search Nekroz Cycle.

Enciso was down to topdecking again and ripped Dark Hole.  He Set it.

De Obaldia pitched Brionac to get Nekroz of Unicore, then activated Nekroz Kaleidoscope to yard Herald of the Arc Light and Ritual Summon it.  Herald got him Nekroz of Valkyrus from his Deck, and he banished Shurit for Nekroz Mirror to Summon the Valkyrus.  De Obaldia attacked with both of his Nekroz.  De Obaldia Tributed Unicore to draw a card with Valkyrus’ effect, ending his turn.


Enciso destroyed Valkyrus with Dark Hole, but all he’d drawn this turn was a dead Infernoid Seitsemas – he was scooping moments later.

A rough couple of hands leave Oldair Garcia Enciso with virtually nothing to do, as he sees none of his big combos nor any of the support cards to fill his Graveyard.  He’ll have to win out to have a shot at the Top 64 tomorrow, but for now Galileo Mauricio De Obaldia Soza moves on to Day 2 with a perfect record!