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YCS Denver Dragon Duel Championship!

April 10th, 2017

The Dragon Duel Championship of YCS Denver came down to a rematch between Diego Diaz and Andy Tran! Yesterday in Sealed Deck, Andy defeated Diaz, dropping him to 3rd place overall while Andy went on to win the tournament. Today, they’ll battle it out in the Advanced Format – Diego’s D/D/D Deck against Andy’s Dark Magician Deck! With a set of Darklord Prize Cards on the line, it was time to Duel!


Andy won the opening die roll 10 to 4 and chose to go first. He activated Swords of Revealing Light and passed his turn with only Spell Cards in hand.

Diego was up, activating D/D Swirl Slime, fusing it to an in-hand D/D Necro Slime to summon D/D/D Oracle King d’Arc. He then banished Swirl Slime to Summon D/D/D Oblivion King Abyss Raganarok from his hand, then used its effect to Summon back Necro Slime in Defense Position.

Andy activated Dark Magical Circle, adding a Dark Magician to his hand, and rearranging the remaining two cards on top of his Deck so he would draw Lost Wind next turn. 2 turns remained on the Swords, and Andy passed.

Twin Twisters came down for Diego, destroying both of Andy’s Spell Cards. Abyss Ragnarok attacked directly, as did d’Arc, and Andy was down to 2400 Life Points just like that! Diego Set one card face-down, and passed to Andy.

Andy Set Lost Wind and passed, immediately activating it on Diego’s Draw Phase to halve the ATK of d’Arc! Diego was unfazed, activating Dark Contract with the Gate and searching out another Abyss Ragnarok. He Tributed his Necro Slime and his weakened D’Arc to Summon D/D/D Oblivion King Abyss Ragnarok, and used its effect to Special Summon back d’Arc. He combined the two monsters to Xyz Summon Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy and attacked directly to end Duel 1!


Andy chose to go second in Duel 2, so Diego was up first. He started things off with Allure of Darkness, drawing 2 cards and banishing D/D Savant Thomas. He Set 2 Spell/Trap Cards face-down, and passed.

Andy was up, Setting 2 Spell/Trap Cards and Normal Summoning Skilled Dark Magician. He ended his turn without attacking.

Diego activated D/D Swirl Slime fusing it to a D/D Savant Kepler and Summoning D/D/D Oracle King d’Arc. It was hit by Lost Wind, halving its ATK, and it attacked directly. Diego Set a card and passed, before immediately activating Full Force Virus during Andy’s Draw Phase!

The Virus revealed Andy’s hand of 2 Dark Magic Attack, Thousand Knives, and Silent Magician LV 8, destroying Silent Magician LV8; but his on-field Skilled Dark Magician survived due to its superior DEF. Andy flipped Eternal Soul and used it to add another Thousand Knives his hand. Immediately afterwards Eternal Soul was destroyed by Twin Twisters along with a second Set Eternal Soul. Eternal Soul’s unfortunate effect triggered, destroying Skilled Dark Magician, and Andy had to pass.

Diego drew and Set a monster face-down.

Andy drew and revealed Magician of Dark Illusion and was able to keep it. He had no plays to make, however, and quickly passed his turn.

Diego Flip Summoned D/D Lamia and Normal Summoned a second one, before opting not to attack.

Andy drew Dark Magician. He got to keep it, but still couldn’t play any cards.

Diego switched his Lamias to Defense Position, then passed his turn.

For the final turn of Full Force Virus, Andy drew another Magician of Dark Illusion, but still had no plays to make.

Diego drew Foolish Burial and activated it, sending D/D Necro Slime to the Graveyard. He activated its effect to Fusion Summon, fusing it with Oracle King D’Arc to Summon D/D/D Dragonbane King Beowulf! That prompted Andy to re-Set his Lost Wind from the Graveyard. Beowulf attacked directly for 3000, and Diego passed.

Andy drew a second Dark Magician. Still unable to play any cards, he discarded down to 6 cards in the End Phase by discarding a Dark Magician.

Diego activated Soul Charge! He Summoned back D/D Savant Kepler and lost 1000 Life Points. Andy flipped Lost Wind to negate Beowulf, but Diego’s Kepler effect went through to grab Dark Contract with the Gate. He activated the Contract and added D/D/D Oblivion King Abyss Ragnarok to his hand. Next, he used Swirl Slime’s Graveyard effect to Special Summon Ragnarok from his hand, and combined it with his Beowulf to Xyz Summon Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy! He couldn’t attack due to Soul Charge and passed.

Andy drew another Spell Card, but still didn’t have any monsters he could play, forcing him to pass.

Diego took 1000 damage from his Contract, and then used it to get another Ragnarok to his hand. He Tribute Summoned it, and then sent his Dark Contract to the Graveyard to revive D/D Lamia. 5200 damage headed Andy’s way, but he couldn’t stop it, ending the Duel and the Match!


Diego Diaz triumphs in the playoff and is your YCS Denver Dragon Duel Champion!