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Round 1 Feature Match: Pete Navarro versus Stephen Silverman

November 7th, 2015

The last time we saw Pete Navarro in San Jose, he came in 4th place using an innovative Volcanic Quickdraw Deck in 2010. He has chosen to battle with Speedroid Majespecter this weekend, a new powerful Pendulum strategies from Dimension of Chaos. His Deck looks to gain early advantage and grind out the opponent by repeatedly Pendulum Summoning Monsters until his opponent runs out of resources. Stephen Silverman on the other hand is using an equally awesome Deck: Performage Lightsworn. Known for his win at SJC Los Angeles 2010 with Lightsworn, Silverman is looking to run back his luck this time. His strategy tries to abuse Rank 4 Xyz Monsters, mainly Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn, and fill his Graveyard with resources to eventually bury the opponent.

Who will come out on top?

Navarro won the roll and chose to go first.

Duel One:

Navarro opened with Majespecter Crow – Yata, Breakthrough Skill, Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer, Breakthrough Skill, and Speedroid Terrortop. He started off fast with Speedroid Terrortop; he Special Summoned and Silverman responded with Maxx “C” once the Speedroid Terrortop activated to add Speedroid Taketomborg to his hand. He then placed Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer as well as Majespecter Crow – Yata on his Pendulum Scales, then used the effect of Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer to destroy his Majespecter Crow – Yata to add another copy to his hand. He Normal Summoned the freshly added copy and used its effect to add Majespecter Cyclone to his hand. He Set it along with Breakthrough Skill before he ended.

Silverman drew to six and muttered an “ew” before he tried to Normal Summon Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress, but Navarro responded with Majespecter Cyclone to destroy it by tributing his Majespecter Crow – Yata. Silverman was forced to pass his turn.


Navarro drew for turn and then placed Archfiend Eccentrick on his scale before he used Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer to destroy it and add another copy. He then Special Summoned Speedroid Taketomborg and used its effect to Special Summon Speedroid Tri-Eyed Dice. He then used both to Synchro Summon Hi-Speedroid Kendama, but when he tried to use its effect Silver responded with Performage Damage Juggler to negate and destroy it! Navarro Set Solemn Warning before ending.

Silverman drew and Normal Summoned Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress but Navarro shut it down with Solemn Warning. He then banished Performage Damage Juggler from his Graveyard to add Performage Hat Tricker to his hand.

Navarro drew Storming Mirror Force and tried to bring back his Hi-Speedroid Kendama but realized he couldn’t because he controlled cards. He Set the Trap before he ended.

Silverman drew and Normal Summoned Performage Trick Clown and declared an attack, then ended.

Navarro drew Majespecter Cat – Nekomata for turn and placed it on scale! He used Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer to destroy it and add another copy, then placed the second copy on his Scale so he could Pendulum Summon! Archfiend Eccentrick, Majespecter Cat – Nekomata, and two copies of Majespecter Crow – Yata hit the Field from his Extra Deck! One of the Yata’s triggered which let him add Majespecter Storm, which he then used to tribute his Majespecter Cat – Nekomata and send the Performage Trick Clown back to the Deck. He declared direct attacks with his team, but Silverman hcose to use Performage Damage Juggler to block one of the Majespecter Crow – Yata. In Main Phase 2, he overlayed his two Majespecters for Majester Paladin, the Ascending Dracoslayer! He used its effect during the End Phase to add Majespecter Fox – Kyubi to his hand and then a copy of Majespecter Raccoon – Bunbuku from the Majespecter Cat – Nekomata he Summoned earlier.

Silverman drew and Special Summoned Performage Hat Tricker, then Normal Summoned Performage Trick Clown. He overlayed both for Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn but lost out to Navarro’s Breakthrough Skill. Silverman still used the effect of Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn though, detaching Performage Trick Clown just so it could hit the Graveyard to activate its effect and Special Summon itself. He then banished Performage Damage Juggler from his Graveyard to add Performage Hat Tricker, and Special Summoned it to overlay with the other Performage to Xyz Summon Evilswarm Exciton Knight. He used its effect and Navarro lost his whole Field! Silverman chose to activate the effect of his Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn and send three cards, including Breakthrough Skill, to his Graveyard from his Deck. He Set a back row before he ended.

Navarro drew Archfiend Eccentrick for turn, placed it on Scale and used its effect to blow away Silverman’s Set Vanity’s Emptiness. He then brought back Hi-Speedroid Kendama to the Field before he placed Majespecter Raccoon – Bunbuku and Majespecter Cat – Nekomata on his Scales and Pendulum Summoned two copies of Archfiend Eccentrick along with Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer and Majespecter Cat – Nekomata. He used the other effect of Archfiend Eccentrick to blow away Evilswarm Exciton Knight, and then declared an attack to put Silverman down to 350 Life Points. During the End Phase Navarro added Majespecter Unicorn – Kirin thanks to Majespecter Cat – Nekomata.

Silverman drew a card and conceded!


After both Duelists stumbled a bit in the mid game, Navarro managed to pull it out thanks to the Extra Deck resource advantage that Pendulums have. Can Silverman get a little luckier in

Duel Two:

Silverman started off with the best card he could ask for, Charge of the Light Brigade! He sent two copies of Performage Hat Tricker and a Reinforcement of the Army to the Graveyard to add Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress to his hand before he chose to Normal Summon Raiden, Hand of the Lightsworn. He used the effect of Raiden to send Performage Damage Juggler and Solar Recharge to the Graveyard. He thought for a moment studying his Graveyard, then activated Soul Charge! He Special Summoned all three Performages and then overlayed Performage Damage Juggler and a Performage Hat Tricker to Xyz Summon Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn! He used her effect, detaching Performage Damage Juggler to send Wulf, Lightsworn Beast, Felis, Lightsworn Archer, and Performage Damage Juggler to the Graveyard! He drew two cards for the effect of Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn and then got to Special Summon Felis, Lightsworn Archer and Wulf, Lightsworn Beast. He Synchro Summoned two copies of PSY-Framelord Omega and Set three to his back row before he chose to banish Performage Damage Juggler to add Performage Trick Clown to his hand.

Navarro opened with Speedroid Terrortop, Majespecter Tornado, Majespecter Raccoon – Bunbuku, Majesty’s Pegasus, Speedroid Tri-Eyed Dice, and drew Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer for turn. Silverman chose to use both copies of PSY-Framelord Omega, banishing Speedroid Tri-Eyed Dice and Majespecter Raccoon – Bunbuku from Navarro’s hand. Navarro pressed through, he Special Summoned Speedroid Terrortop and then added Speedroid Taketomborg to his hand so he could Special Summon it, but Silverman had Vanity’s Emptiness! Navarro couldn’t beat the Trap and conceded!


After just about the best turn one he could ask for, Silverman showcases the power of his Performage Lightsworn Deck! Can he start off just as well in the final Duel? Or will Navarro be able to take it down?

Duel Three

Navarro opened with Vanity’s Emptiness, Majespecter Raccoon – Bunbuku, Majespecter Fox – Kyubi, Majespecter Tempest, and Storming Mirror Force. He Normal Summoned the Majespecter Fox – Kyubi to add Majespecter Tornado to his hand, then Set everything but Majespecter Raccoon – Bunbuku before ending his turn.

Silverman drew for turn and slammed down Solar Recharge, he paid Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress for cost to draw two cards and send Mystical Space Typhoon and Performage Trick Clown to the Graveyard. When he tried to trigger the Performage Trick Clown Navarro had Vanity’s Emptiness, and now Silverman was staring down the same card that won him the last Duel. Unable to overcome it this turn, he Set two to his back row and ended.

Navarro drew Majesty’s Pegasus for turn and announced his phases before he Normal Summoned Majespecter Raccoon – Bunbuku to add another copy to his hand. He then activated the Majesty’s Pegasus and declared direct attacks with his pumped Majespecters thanks to the Field Spell, putting Silverman down to 4700 Life Points. Navarro tried to end but during End Phase Silverman had Royal Decree to begin his comeback!


Silverman drew and activated another copy of Solar Recharge, discarding Felis, Lightsworn Archer to draw two cards and send Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner along with Glow-Up bulb to his Graveyard. He then Normal Summoned Raiden, Hand of the Lightsworn and used its effect but only sent two useless Spells to the Graveyard. He activated Instant Fusion next! He Special Summoned Elder Entity Norden and used its effect to Special Summon Performage Trick Clown. He then activated Glow-Up Bulb, which sent Performage Hat Tricker to the Graveyard, to Special Summon itself. Next, he used Elder Entity Norden, Performage Trick Clown, and Glow-Up Bulb as materials Synchro Summon Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier! The mighty Dragon activated its effect, banishing Navarro’s Majespecter Raccoon – Bunbuku from his hand along with the Majesty’s Pegasus from the Field. The Performage Trick Clown triggered to Special Summon itself, and then Silverman chose to overlay both Level 4s for Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn. He used its effect and sent Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner, Performage Hat Tricker, and Goblindbergh to the Graveyard and drew a card thanks to Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn. He then declared attacks over both of Navarro’s Pendulum Monsters and Set a back row before he ended.

Navarro drew Raigeki for turn and slammed it down! Silverman got to trigger both his Performage Trick Clown and Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn; the latter sent Felis, Lightsworn Archer, Raiden, Hand of the Lightsworn, and Performage Damage Juggler to his Graveyard! Silverman got to destroy two of Navarro’s back row and Navarro was forced to end.

Silverman drew for turn and Normal Summoned Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress, used its effect to blow away the last back row that Navarro had, then Synchro Summoned PSY-Framelord Omega using Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress and Felis, Lightsworn Archer to try to lock Navarro out!

Navarro drew Majespecter Raccoon – Bunbuku but Silverman used the effect of PSY-Framelord Omega to banish it; with nothing left to do, Navarro passed.

Silverman drew and slammed down Performage Trick Clown before he attacked for game!


After some insane mills, Stephen Silverman manages to completely shut down Pete Navarro thanks to Vanity’s Emptiness and Royal Decree to start the day 1-0!