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YCS Anaheim: Ultimate Pegasus Challenge Charity Tournament Feature Match: Jack Donahue vs. Jerome McHale

November 28th, 2016

The Ultimate Pegasus Challenge is an unpredictable event, where Duelists are subjected to random rules changes from Pegasus himself! When Pegasus makes an announcement, everything must be stopped to comply immediately. Each new Pegasus rule will override the previous one.

This event is being held in honor of Konami employee Mike Sewell, who recently passed. In his memory, all proceeds from the tournament are going to Reading to Kids.

While all entered Duelists will receive Turbo or Astral packs, they have a chance to win even more. Entered into the tournament are four Konami employees! If you’re paired up against one, you get an extra ten packs. If you defeat them, you get ten more! Plus, every entered player can get extra packs each round, depending on how many Konami Duelists were defeated in the previous round.

For the first round, we’ve got Jack Donahue, from nearby Riverside. This is his first YCS, and he’s using a Blackwing Deck! His opponent is Konami R&D member Jerome McHale! Jerome has mostly been on the livestream for Anaheim, but is taking a breather from that to enter this event, using Metalfoes.

Duel 1

Donahue chose to play first. He played Blackwing – Kris the Crack of Dawn, and passed his turn.

McHale had a hand of Fullmetalfoes Fusion, 2 Archfiend Eccentrick, 2 Majespecter Raccoon – Bunbuku, and Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju. “Both players play with their hands revealed,” Pegasus called immediately. Danahue had a hand of Blackwing – Bora the Spear, Blackwing – Shura the Blue Flame, Instant Fusion, and Blackwing – Gladius the Midnight Sun. McHale looked at his opponent’s options, and played Bunbuku to add Majespecter Cat – Nekomata to his hand. “Everyone draw the bottom card of their Deck,” Pegasus decreed… twice! The previous rule disappeared, and McHale drew Metalfoes Volflame and Metalfoes Silverd. He played SIlverd in his Pendulum Zone, and used its effect to destroy Bunbuku and Set Metalfoes Combination.

Jerome McHale, trying to be intimidating

“Neither player can Special Summon more than two monsters at the same time,” Pegasus added, completely shutting down McHale’s biggest Pendulum plays until the next rule change. He played Eccentrick in his Pendulum Zone, and used it to destroy his Metalfoes Combination. Combination’s effect let him add Metalfoes Steelen to his hand. “All monsters inflict piercing battle damage,” Pegasus chimed in, and a few players were heard crying out in dismay. McHale activated Steelen in his Pendulum Zone, then McHale Pendulum Summoned five monsters! 2 Bunbuku, Eccentrick, Nekomata, and Volflame! Nekomata’s effect activated, then McHale destroyed Nekomata with Steelen, and Set Metalfoes Fusion from his Deck. He Tributed Eccentrick to destroy Donahue’s Blackwing, then flipped up Metalfoes Fusion! He combined Volflame and Bunbuu for Metalfoes Mithrilium. Then, he shuffled back Metalfoes Fusion… and Pegasus interrupted! “Both players excavate the top four cards from their Deck, then Special Summon as many Level 3 or lower monsters as possible! The rest of the cards are sent to the Graveyard.” McHale got to Special Summon Silverd, while Donahue sent a bunch of spells and traps to the Graveyard. Metalfoes Fusion resolved, giving McHale an Eccentrick. He attacked directly with Silverd, Mithrilium, and Bunbuku. Still in the Battle Phase, he used Fullmetalfoes Fusion to Fusion Summon a new Mithrilium and end the Duel!

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Jerome McHale manages to play through some ups and downs thanks to Pegasus, ending the Duel on his first turn! “You cannot attack, unless you say ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’” Pegasus said. That rule would apply into the next Duel. Shouts of “Yu-Gi-Oh!” were heard throughout the room.

Duel 2

Donahue chose to play second. McHale had a hand of Painful Decision, Majespecter Cat – Nekomata, Majespecter Raccoon – Bunbuku, Metalfoes Silverd, and Metalfoes Goldriver. He played Bunbuku first, searching out Majespecter Unicorn – Kirin. He used Painful Decision next, putting a copy of Metalfoes Steelen into both his hand and Graveyard. He activated Silverd in a Pendulum Zone. Silverd destroyed Bunbuku, and Set Metalfoes Fusion. “The next time one of your monsters is destroyed by battle or card effect, you can Special Summon one monster from your Graveyard,” Pegasus decreed. McHale played Steelen in his Pendulum Zone, and Pendulum Summoned Kirin, Nekomata, Goldriver, and Bunbuku! Nekomata’s effect activated. McHale then used Steelen to destroy Goldriver and Set Metalfoes Combination. Thanks to Pegasus, he could Special Summon Steelen from his Graveyard! He stacked Nekomata and Bunbuku for Totem Bird, and passed his turn. In the End Phase, his Nekomata effect added Bunbuku to his hand.

Donahue Set two to his back row, then Normal Summoned Blackwing – Pinaki the Waxing Moon. He Special Summoned Blackwing – Kris the Crack of Dawn, and Synchro Summoned Assault Blackwing – Chidori the Rain Sprinkling! Next, he played Instant Fusion… “All monsters lose 1000 ATK. Anyone who controls no monsters loses 1000 Life Points instead,” came down from Pegasus. Continuing, McHale negated Instant Fusion with Totem Bird. Donahue sent Chidori to attack, and it was bounced away by Kirin. McHale returned his own Steelen to his hand. In Main Phase 2, Donahue used Allure of Darkness, and banished Blackwing – Oroshi the Squall. He passed, and McHale flipped Metalfoes Combination in the End Phase.

Jack Donahue

McHale drew Metalfoes Volflame. He used Silverd to destroy his Combination and Set Fullmetalfoes Fusion, and Combination’s effect let him add Volflame to his hand. He Pendulum Summoned Goldriver and Volflame, and moved to the Battle Phase. He had four monsters, but Pegasus’s rule was weakening them all by 1000 ATK! Still, he reduced Donahue to 3100 Life Points. In Main Phase 2, he used Metalfoes Fusion, but it was negated by Magic Drain! McHale still used its Graveyard effect to shuffle it back into the Deck and draw Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju. “You can Fusion Summon one Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck, without using Polymerization, by banishing appropriate Fusion Materials from your field or Graveyard,” was the new rule. McHale immediately banished Goldriver from his field and Nekomata from his Graveyard for Metalfoes Mithrilium! Luckily for Donahue, the Battle Phase had already ended!

Donahue Normal Summoned Blackwing – Kalut the Moon Shadow, and Special Summoned Blackwing – Gladius the Midnight Sun, and passed his turn.

McHale drew Mystical Space Typhoon. In the Draw Phase, Donahue used Icarus Attack. He Tributed Kalut, and targeted Mithrilium and the Silverd in the Pendulum Zone. When Mithrilium hit the Graveyard, it Special Summoned the Silverd! McHale then used Kirin to return Silverd to his hand, and bounce away Gladius. With Donahue’s field open, McHale swung in to take the Match!

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Jerome McHale is the victor, with Metalfoes!