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Round 6 Feature Match: Adrian Madriz Espinoza versus Denny Yu

November 8th, 2015

Adrian Espinoza is here all the way from Guadalajara, Mexico, packing a lethal Kozmo Deck. He’s using Reasoning, due to the wide variety of Levels on his monsters. His opponent is Denny Yu, from Sacramento, CA, and he’s using Nekroz. Both of these Duelists are undefeated, but only one can stay that way after this!

Duel 1

Yu chose to play second. Espinoza’s opening hand was Reasoning, Dark Hole, Mind Crush, and 2 Emergency Teleport. He played Reasoning, and Yu chose 4. He flipped over Kozmo Dark Destroyer, and it destroyed itself, then it Special Summoned Kozmo Strawman from the Deck. Strawman Special Summoned the banished Dark Destroyer, and Espinoza Set Mind Crush and Emergency Teleport. In the End Phase, Dark Destroyer was destroyed, and it Special Summoned Kozmo Forerunner from the Deck.

Yu played Senju of the Thousand Hands. He searched for Nekroz of Clausolas, then played Nekroz Kaleidoscope. Espinoza used Mind Crush to hit Nekroz of Unicore, and revealed Yu’s hand of Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands, Nekroz of Clausolas, Nekroz of Valkyrus, and Nekroz Mirror. Kaleidoscope couldn’t resolve, because his Extra Deck had nothing to use with those monsters. He discarded Clausolas to get Mirror, used it to Tribute Senju from the field and Unicore from the Graveyard for Valkyrus. He Tributed it and Nekroz of Decisive Armor to draw two, and Set a back row card.

Espinoza drew Kozmo Sliprider. He played Dark Hole, and tried to use his destroyed Forerunner. Yu Chained Vanity’s Emptiness, and Espinoza Chained his Set Emergency Teleport to get Kozmo Farmgirl. Farmgirl attacked directly, and its effect gave Espinoza Kozmoll Wickedwitch. He Normal Summoned Wickedwitch and Set Emergency Teleport. In the End Phase, Farmgirl was banished.

Yu used Nekroz Mirror and Nekroz Kaleidoscope in his Graveyard, getting Nekroz Cycle and Nekroz Kaleidoscope. He played Reinforcement of the Army, searching for Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz, and Vanity’s Emptiness was destroyed. He played Cycle, Tributing Shurit to bring Decisive Armor back from the Graveyard. Shurit searched out Nekroz of Brionac. Decisive Armor used its effect, and Espinoza Chained the targeted Emergency Teleport to get a Farmgirl in Defense Position. Yu played Kaleidoscope, sending Herald of the Arc Light, to play Unicore. Herald got Clausolas from the Deck. Clausolas and Brionac got Nekroz Mirror and Nekroz of Trishula, respectively. Yu played Nekroz Mirror, banishing Clausolas and Brionac from the Graveyard, and Espinoza Chained Farmgirl to Special Summon the last card in his hand: Sliprider. With no cards in hand, Trishula couldn’t apply its effect. Yu moved to the Battle Phase. Decisive Armor destroyed Sliprider, which Special Summoned another Wickedwitch in Defense Position.Trishula attacked the Attack Position Wickedwitch, and Espinoza used her effect to prevent destruction. Unicore attacked Wickedwitch as well. In Main Phase 2, Yu stacked Manju and Unicore for Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer, returning a Wickedwitch to the Deck.

Espinoza had nothing but Wickedwitch, and drew Bottomless Trap Hole. He put Wickedwitch in Defense Position.

Yu attacked, and Espinoza used Wickedwitch’s effect to keep it around.

Espinoza drew Kozmotown! He used it to add Kozmo Dark Destroyer back to his hand. He banished Wickedwitch to play Dark Destroyer, and it wiped out Decisive Armor! Next, it attacked and destroyed Trishula in battle! Espinoza Set Bottomless Trap Hole to finish. He had 2000 Life Points left, while Yu had a huge lead at 6300.

Yu Set a monster and put Castel in Defense Position.

Espinoza drew Galaxy Cyclone. He used Kozmotown to get Wickedwitch to his hand, and Summoned it. Dark Destroyer attacked the face-down Maxx “C”, and Wickedwitch hit Castel. Espinoza Set Galaxy Cyclone to finish.

Yu banished Cycle from the Graveyard to get a new copy of Cycle in his hand. He discarded Brionac next, getting Unicore, and discarded Unicore to get Shurit back from the Graveyard. He played Cycle, Tributing Shurit to play Decisive Armor from the Graveyard – but it fell into Espinoza’s Bottomless Trap Hole! Yu knew there was no way survive!

Espinoza makes a huge comeback, holding off his foe with Kozmoll Wickedwitch long enough to draw Kozmotown!

Kozmologist Adrian Madriz Espinoza

Duel 2

Espinoza began with Maxx “C”, Retaliating “C”, Kozmo Sliprider, Kozmoll Wickedwitch, and Kozmo Forerunner. He played Wickedwitch.

Yu played Senju of the Thousand Hands, getting Nekroz of Clausolas to his hand. He discarded Clausolas to get Nekroz Kaleidoscope, and activated it. Espinoza Chained Retaliating “C”! Yu used Shooting Quasar Dragon for Kaleidoscope, and Summoned Valkyrus and Unicore together! Valkyrus destroyed Retaliating “C”, giving Espinoza a Maxx “C” in his hand. Unicore attacked Wickedwitch, and it survived with its effect. In Main Phase 2, Yu Xyz Summoned Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer. It targeted Wickedwitch to return it to the Deck, and Espinoza banished it to play Forerunner from his hand. Yu discarded Brionac from his hand, getting Great Sorcerer of the Nekroz. He used Valkyrus, Tributing Castel and Great Sorcerer to draw two cards, and Great Sorcerer searched out Unicore. Yu Set three to his back row.

Espinoza drew Farmgirl. He passed.

Yu played Reinforcement of the Army, putting Shurit in his hand. He used Unicore to get back Great Sorcerer, then had Valkyrus Tribute Shurit and Great Sorcerer to draw two cards. Shurit and Great Sorcerer searched out Unicore and Trishula. When Yu played Nekroz Mirror, Espinoza conceded! He had no way to survive Trishula!

Denny Yu the Photogenic

Duel 3

Espinoza opted to play second. Yu began with two back row cards.

Espinoza had a hand of Kozmotown, Honest, Wickedwitch, Maxx “C”, Strawman, and Farmgirl. He started with Farmgirl, attacking directly to search out Dark Destroyer. He played Kozmotown, returning Wickedwitch and Strawman to the Deck to draw Vanity’s Emptiness and Kozmo Goodwitch. He Set Vanity’s Emptiness, and Yu flipped Royal Decree in the End Phase.

Yu Special Summoned Cyber Dragon! It attacked Farmgirl, and lost the battle thanks to Espinoza’s Honest! Espinoza used Farmgirl’s effect to get Kozmo Dark Destroyer. Yu played Senju to get Clausolas, and used that to get Nekroz Kaleidoscope. He played Kaleidoscope, and Espinoza Chained Maxx “C”. Yu played Unicore, using Herald of the Arc Light as the Tribute. Espinoza drew Farmgirl with Maxx “C”, and Yu searched for Nekroz of Brionac. Yu Xyz Summoned Diamond Dire Wolf, and Espinoza drew Wickedwitch. Yu had Diamond Dire Wolf destroy itself and Espinoza’s Set Vanity’s Emptiness. Next, Yu used Nekroz Kaleidoscope from the Graveyard to get Nekroz Mirror. He played Mirror, banishing Clausolas and Brionac from the Graveyard to play Trishula. Espinoza drew a Forerunner. Trishula’s effect activated, and Espinoza responded with Farmgirl’s effect to bring out Dark Destroyer. Trishula banished Kozmotown from the field, Honest from the Graveyard, and Wickedwitch from the hand, then Dark Destroyer wiped out Trishula. When Espinoza played another Farmgirl next turn, Yu scooped up his cards!

Adrian Espinoza is victorious with Kozmo!