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UDS Invitational Chicago: Round 1 Feature Match: Stephen Silverman vs Tiffany Presley

September 17th, 2016

Welcome to Round 1 of the Summer 2016 UDS Invitational! We’re starting the day with YCS Champion Stephen Silverman, from Philadelphia, PA. He’s using a new strategy – Cyber Angels! These Ritual Monsters enable a lot of powerful plays, with many ways to search out the cards he needs from his Deck. His opponent is Tiffany Presley, from Cincinnati, OH. She’s using a Performapal Pendulum Deck. The recent update to the Forbidden & Limited List gave her strategy a bit of trouble, but she’s updated it to keep up with the times. It’s still a very capable strategy, as shown by several Duelists at Regionals in the last month.

Duel 1

Presley won the roll and decided to play first. She began with a hand of Majespecter Raccoon – Bunbuku, Maxx “C”, Performapal Odd-Eyes Light Phoenix, Master Pendulum, the Dracoslayer, and Guiding Ariadne. She played Master Pendulum and Ariadne in her pendulum zones, and used Master to destroy Ariadne. She used Ariadne’s effect to get a Solemn Strike to her hand, and played Bunbuku to get another Bunbuku. She played the new Raccoon in her Pendulum Zone, and Pendulum Summoned Guiding Ariadne in Defense Position. She Set Solemn Strike to finish.

Silverman played Upstart Goblin, then used Pot of Desires! He banished his top ten cards to draw two new ones. He played Star Seraph Scepter, and lost it to Solemn Strike. He followed that with Machine Angel Ritual, and Presley used Maxx “C”. Silverman Ritual Summoned Cyber Angel Idaten in Defense Position, using another Idaten as the Tribute. He used both Idaten effects – he added Dawn of the Herald to his hand, and gave his on-field Idaten an extra 1000 ATK and DEF. Presley drew Performapal Lizardraw with Maxx “C”.

Tiffany Presley says no paparazzi

Presley drew Performapal Odd-Eyes Unicorn. She passed.

Silverman used Pre-Preparation of Rites, adding Dawn of the Herald and Herald of Perfection to his hand. Another Pot of Desires banished ten more cards to put two new ones in his hand. He played Dawn of the Herald, Tributing Cyber Angel Benten to Ritual Summon Herald of Perfection! Benten’s effect searched for another Benten. Silverman then Ritual Summoned a second Herald of Perfection, using his new Benten! He Normal Summoned Star Seraph Scepter. He went to the Battle Phase, using all four of his monsters to take out all of Presley’s monsters and leaving her with just 2800 Life Points. In Main Phase 2, Silverman used his two Heralds to Xyz Summon Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal, then Special Summoned Archlord Kristya.

Presley drew Terraforming. She played it to search for Sky Iris, but she knew she wouldn’t be making a comeback from this position. She conceded, moving on to the second Duel.

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Duel 2

Presley chose to play first. Her hand was Maxx “C”, Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer, Sky Iris, Performapal Skullcrobat Joker, and Effect Veiler. She Normal Summoned Skullcrobat Joker, and searched out Performapal Lizardraw. She played Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer in her Pendulum Zone and used Sky Iris’s effect on it, getting Performapal Odd-Eyes Light Phoenix. She put Light Phoenix and Lizardraw in the Pendulum Zone next, and Pendulum Summoned Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer. Its effect destroyed both of her cards in the Pendulum Zone, and she searched for Performapal Guitartle and Performapal Lizardraw. She played Guitartle and Lizardraw, and she drew Maxx “C” and Solemn Strike with their effects. She stacked Pendulum Sorcerer and Skullcrobat Joker, and Xyz Summoned Majester Paladin, the Ascending Dracoslayer in Defense Position. She Set Solemn Strike, and used Majester Paladin to search for Majespecter Raccoon – Bunbuku in the End Phase.

Silverman played Terraforming to find Ritual Sanctuary. He used its effect, discarding Machine Angel Ritual to add Dawn of the Herald to his hand. He played it, and Presley responded with Maxx “C”. Silverman Tributed Cyber Angel Benten to Ritual Summon Herald of Perfection in Defense Position. Presley drew Terraforming. Silverman used his Dawn of the Herald to return Benten to his hand, and Benten’s effect to get Star Seraph Scepter. He activated Pot of Desires next, banishing his top ten cards to draw two more. He Normal Summoned Scepter, and didn’t use the effect. He then used two Star Seraph Sovereignty from his hand! He Special Summoned both copies and drew two cards – Presley also drew two with Maxx “C”, getting Master Pendulum, the Dracoslayer and Bunbuku. Silverman stacked his three Star Seraphs for Stellarknight Delteros, forcing Presley to use Solemn Strike. He ended his turn.

YCS Champion Stephen Silverman (1)

Presley drew Archfiend Eccentrick. She used Sky Iris to destroy Majester Paladin, and searched for Odd-Eyes Fusion. She played Bunbuku, searching for Majespecter Fox – Kyubi. She played Master Pendulum, the Dracoslayer, and it was negated by Herald. She played Kyubi, and it was also negated. She used Terraforming to get another Sky Iris, and passed.

Silverman used Ritual Sanctuary, bringing Star Seraph Scepter back from the Graveyard. Presley responded with Maxx “C”. Silverman continued, and played Archlord Kristya! Silverman Normal Summoned Gale Dogra. He paid 3000 Life Points, Presley used Effect Veiler to negate it, and Silverman used his Herald to negate Veiler! Gale Dogra’s effect sent Herald of the Arc Light to the Graveyard, and Silverman searched for Benten. He used Gale Dogra again, sending another Herald of the Arc Light to the Graveyard, and he searched for Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands. He moved to his Battle Phase, attacking with all his monsters to drop Presley to 2650. Silverman had only 2000 left after his multiple Gale Dogra payments.

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When Presley drew her card, it was all over! She wasn’t able to overcome Silverman’s Kristya Perfection combo!