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UDS Invitational Chicago: Top 4 Feature Match: Jose Uriel Diaz vs. Kamal Crooks

September 18th, 2016

Only four Duelists remain! This Match will pit Jose Uriel Diaz’s Kozmos agains Kamal Crooks’s Blue-Eyes! The Duelists are so close to that Championship Belt now – just one more win after this.

Duel 1

Uriel Diaz won the roll and chose to play second. Crooks had a hand of Pot of Desires, Trade-In, Silver’s Cry, and 2 Galaxy Soldier. He played Pot of Desires, and drew Sage with Eyes of Blue and another Silver’s Cry. He Normal Summoned Sage, adding The White Stone of Legend to his hand. He discarded the White Stone to Special Summon his Galaxy Soldier, and added Blue-Eyes White Dragon to his hand. Trade-In discarded the Blue-Eyes to draw The Melody of Awakening Dragon and Upstart Goblin. He played Melody, discarding Silver’s Cry to search out Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon. He played Upstart Goblin to draw Master with Eyes of Blue. He Special Summoned Blue-Eyes Alternative and Synchro Summoned Blue-Eyes Spirit Dragon. He discarded his Blue-Eyes to Special Summon his second Galaxy Soldier, Xyz Summoned Cyber Dragon Nova, and then upgraded it into Cyber Dragon Infinity! He passed the turn, with Spirit Dragon in Defense Position and Infinity in Attack Position.

Uriel Diaz Set one card to his back row, then played Twin Twisters, discarding Kozmoll Dark Lady to destroy his own Kozmojo. He played Kozmo Soartroopers and used it to target Dark Lady. Crooks Chained with Cyber Dragon Infinity’s effect, and Uriel Diaz Chained Soartrooper’s effect, banishing it to bring out Kozmo Dark Destroyer! Dark Destroyer took out Infinity in battle. At the end of the turn, Crooks Tributed his Spirit Dragon to Special Summon Azure-Eyes Silver Dragon.

Jose Uriel Diaz

Crooks drew Sage and brought out Blue-Eyes with Azure. He played Master, got back Sage, and used Sage’s effect with Master to bring out Dragon Spirit of White. He used Master’s effect in the Graveyard, sending Dragon Spirit of White to the Graveyard to bring back Blue-Eyes Spirit Dragon. He played Silver’s Cry to Special Summon Blue-Eyes White Dragon, and went to the Battle Phase! With Spirit Dragon on the field, Dark Destroyer couldn’t Special Summon a new monster. Crooks sent his Dragons in to finish the Duel!

t4 game 1

A huge turn one play from Crooks forces Uriel Diaz to come up with a wild answer, but it just wasn’t enough! Uriel Diaz will have to win two in a row now if he wants to advance in the tournament.

Duel 2

Uriel Diaz chose to play second. Crooks opened with a hand of The White Stone of Legend, The White Stone of Ancients, Return of the Dragon Lords, Soul Charge, and Dragon Spirit of White. He Set The White Stone of Ancients.

Uriel Diaz activated Pot of Desires to begin his turn. He played Fire King Avatar Yaksha and destroyed The White Stone of Ancients in battle. Crooks Special Summoned Blue-Eyes White Dragon in the End Phase, using the effect of The White Stone of Ancients.

Crooks drew another copy of The White Stone of Ancients! He Normal Summoned it and Synchro Summoned Blue-Eyes Spirit Dragon. Then, he used its effect to Special Summon Black Rose Moonlight Dragon. He used Soul Charge next, losing 4000 Life Points to bring back both White Stones, Blue-Eyes White Dragon, and Blue-Eyes Spirit Dragon! He Tuned a White Stone to Black Rose in order to Synchro Summon Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon. Next, he Tuned White Stone to Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Summoned Azure-Eyes Silver Dragon! He activated Azure-Eyes’s effect, Uriel Diaz used Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit, and Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon negated it. In the End Phase, Crooks Special Summoned a Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Dragon Spirit of White with his White Stones’ effects. He passed without attacking Uriel Diaz’s Fire King Avatar Yaksha due to Soul Charge.

Kamal Crooks

Uriel Diaz played another Pot of Desires! He Normal Summoned Kozmo Farmgirl, and banished it for its effect; and Crystal Wing negated it. Uriel Diaz banished two Kozmo Slipriders from his hand to Special Summon Kozmo Dark Planet! Dark Planet destroyed Spirit Dragon in battle. With Spirit Dragon no longer locking down his Graveyard, Yaksha crashed into Dragon Spirit of White, and used its effect to destroy Kozmo Forerunner in Uriel Diaz’s hand. Forerunner Special Summoned Kozmo Strawman to the field in Defense Position. Strawman Special Summoned Forerunner back to the field. Uriel Diaz played a desperate Allure of Darkness next, and had to send his hand of Emergency Teleport and Maxx “C” to the Graveyard. Forerunner was destroyed in the End Phase, and Special Summoned Tincan. Tincan’s effect revealed Kozmo Landwalker, Kozmo Soartroopers, and Kozmo Delta Shuttle. He got Delta Shuttle to his hand, and he banished Tincan to Special Summon it in Defense Position.

Crooks drew Trade-In. He used Azure-Eyes to bring back Blue-Eyes White Dragon. He played Trade-In, discarding Dragon Spirit of White, and Uriel Diaz Chained Kozmojo! He destroyed Strawman to take out Clear Wing Synchro Dragon and free up the effect of his Dark Planet. Crooks drew Silver’s Cry and Pot of Desires with Trade-In. He Normal Summoned The White Stone of Legend and combined it with Dragon Spirit of White for a new Spirit Dragon. He added Blue-Eyes White Dragon to his hand. He combined his two Blue-Eyes White Dragons into Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Dragon, then used that to Xyz Summon Galaxy-Eyes Full Armor Photon Dragon! He sent his 4000 ATK Xyz Monster to battle with the 4000 ATK Dark Planet, destroying both monsters! That left Uriel Diaz wide open, and Crooks’s remaining dragons ended the Match!

t4 game 2

Kamal Crooks is moving on to the Finals with Blue-Eyes!