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Round 3 Feature Match: Jarel Winston vs. Jeffrey Tuzzio

October 21st, 2017

Jarel Winston is no stranger to competition. Having gone to the World Championship in 2012, he’s here this weekend with SPYRALs and 3 copies of Evenly Matched. His Round 3 opponent is Jeffrey Tuzzio from Omaha, Nebraska. He’s got a Paleozoic Deck with him, designed specifically to counter the SPYRAL strategy, so it may be a good pick for this field of players. Which Deck will come out on top?  Let’s find out! It’s time to Duel!

Duel 1

Tuzzio won the roll and elected to go first.

Winston started with a hand of Terraforming, SPYRAL MISSION – Rescue , SPYRAL MISSION – Assault, SPYRAL GEAR – Drone and SPYRAL Resort.

Tuzzio started with a Set Monster and 3 Set back row cards.

Winston drew Last Resort for turn. He Normal Summoned SPYRAL GEAR – Drone and activated the effect, looking at Tuzzio’s top 3 cards (Waboku, Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju, and Gadarla, the Mystery Dust Kaiju).  He put Waboku on top, then Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju, then Gadarla, the Mystery Dust Kaiju. He then activated SPYRAL Resort, searching for SPYRAL Super Agent. He then activated SPYRAL Super Agent from hand declaring Traps, but Tuzzio chained Paleozoic Marrella! He sent Lost Wind to the Graveyard, and SPYRAL Super Agent resolved revealing the top card of a shuffled Deck (Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju was revealed) so SPYRAL Super Agent stayed in Winston’s hand. Winston Set SPYRAL MISSION – Rescue and in the End Phase, and SPYRAL Resort had to send itself to the Graveyard.

Tuzzio Flip Summoned Dupe Frog! He then attacked the SPYRAL GEAR – Drone, destroying both monsters. In Main Phase 2, Tuzzio Normal Summoned Swap Frog, sending Ronintoadin to the Graveyard with its effect. Ronintoadin was Special Summoned and Toadally Awesome was Xyz Summoned using both monsters! He passed there, but not before Winston activated SPYRAL MISSION – Rescue! Winston got SPYRAL GEAR – Drone from his Graveyard back to his hand.

Winston drew One for One and Tuzzio Special Summoned another Dupe Frog with Toadally Awesome’s effect! Winston activated Terraforming to add SPYRAL Resort from his Deck to his hand. He then activated SPYRAL Resort and Toadally Awesome’s effect was chained, sending itself to the Graveyard to negate and destroy Resort. He then used Toadally Awesome’s in-grave effect to add Swap Frog to hand. SPYRAL GEAR – Drone was Normal Summoned, letting Winston look at Tuzzio’s top 3 cards: Gadarla, the Mystery Dust Kaiju, Pot of Desires and Paleozoic Leanchoilia. He put the Trap on top of the Deck, then Gadarla, the Mystery Dust Kaiju, then Pot of Pot of Desires. Winston then activated SPYRAL MISSION – Assault. Winston used SPYRAL Super Agent and declared Traps which resolved successfully. SPYRAL Super Agent’s effect targeted the face-down Waboku for destruction, and it was Chained, causing the in-Graveyard Paleozoic Marrella to be Special Summoned. Then, Tuzzio activated the face-down Paleozoic Canadia to put SPYRAL Super Agent in face-down Defense Position. Winston then activated One for One, discarding SPYRAL GEAR – Last Resort to Special Summon SPYRAL Quik-Fix from the Deck! Quik-Fix’s effect added SPYRAL GEAR – Big Red to hand. SPYRAL GEAR – Drone and SPYRAL Quik-Fix were used to Link Summoned SPYRAL Double Helix! SPYRAL Double Helix’s effect called Traps and Special Summoned SPYRAL Master Plan from Deck, and her effect was used to add another SPYRAL MISSION – Rescue to hand, then the on-field SPYRAL MISSION – Rescue was used to get Last Resort back from the Graveyard. Then SPYRAL Quik-Fix’s effect activated from the Graveyard, allowing Winston to discard SPYRAL MISSION – Rescue from his hand to Special Summon Quik-Fix, and its effect was used again to add SPYRAL GEAR – Utility Wire to his hand. SPYRAL Double Helix and Master Plan were used to Link Summon Decode Talker! Master Plan’s effect was used to add SPYRAL Resort and Sleeper to hand! Mission was banished from the Graveyard to Special Summon SPYRAL Double Helix from the Graveyard! SPYRAL GEAR – Big Red came down next, Special Summoning Master Plan from the Graveyard, then SPYRAL Resort was activated adding Last Resort to hand. He Set Utility Wire, then used Decode Talker and SPYRAL Quik-Fix to Link Summon Firewall Dragon! He banished 2 copies of SPYRAL Resort and SPYRAL GEAR – Drone from the Graveyard to Special Summon SPYRAL Sleeper from hand! He used Sleeper’s effect to destroy itself, Dupe Frog and Marrella. Sleeper and Marrella weren’t destroyed but Dupe Frog was, and Tuzzio added a frog from Deck to hand.

Tuzzio used Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju to Tribute Sleeper, and then followed up with Raigeki! Winston chained Firewall Dragon to bounce Sleeper from the Graveyard back to the hand. Tuzzio then Normal Summoned Swap Frog, whose effect sent another Swap Frog to the Graveyard. Swap Frog was then bounced back to the hand and then Tuzzio Special Summoned Swap Frog by discarding another Swap Frog. He then Special Summoned Toad and used both monsters to Xyz Summon Paleozoic Opabinia! Its effect was used to add Paleozoic Leanchoilia from his Deck to his hand! Because Opabinia had a Trap as an Xyz Material, Tuzzio was able to activate Paleozoic Traps from hand, so he activated the added Paleozoic Leanchoilia and Chained an in-Graveyard Paleozoic Canadia, then used his on-field monsters to Xyz Summon Toadally Awesome and Link Summon Mistar Boy!  He then banished Swap Frog to Special Summon Ronintoadin again, and used Ronintoadin and Dupe Frog to Xyz Summon Toadally Awesome. Then he used Ronintoadin and Paleozoic Canadia to Xyz Summon Cat Shark! Cat Shark and Mistar Boy attacked, then Cat Shark’s effect was used to double Toad’s ATK and that also attacked directly! In the End Phase, Winston’s SPYRAL MISSION – Rescue got back SPYRAL Super Agent.



In Winston’s Standby Phase, Toadally Awesome’s effect Special Summoned Dupe Frog from the Deck. Winston then banished SPYRAL Resort, SPYRAL Master Plan and SPYRAL GEAR – Big Red to Special Summon SPYRAL Sleeper. He then used SPYRAL MISSION – Rescue’s effect to add back SPYRAL GEAR – Last Resort. Last Resort was activated targeting Sleeper, then SPYRAL Super Agent was Normal Summoned. Sleeper then attacked Dupe Frog which destroyed it. Dupe Frog added back Swap Frog and Winston drew a card from SPYRAL MISSION – Assault’s effect. SPYRAL Super Agent declared an attack but Tuzzio flipped up Mirror Force! Winston chained Sleeper, targeting itself, but Toadally Awesome negating it by sending Swap Frog from the hand to the Graveyard. Mirror Force resolved, destroying only SPYRAL Super Agent. In Main Phase 2, SPYRAL Super Agent’s effect was activated, declaring Monsters, and Maxx “C” was revealed off the top of Tuzzio’s deck!

Tuzzio drew Maxx “C”. He Special Summoned 2 Ronintoadins but Winston used Sleeper’s effect to destroy both Toads and SPYRAL Super Agent. Winston then used SPYRAL MISSION – Assault’s effect to draw a card. Tuzzio then Normal Summoned Maxx “C”, and then used Maxx “C”, Mistar Boy and Cat Shark to Link Summon the Link 4 Borreload Dragon! That was enough to get Winston to concede!

Duel 1 ended with 6 minutes left in the Round.



Duel 2

Winston elected to go first. He started with a hand of Evenly Matched, SPYRAL GEAR – Fully Armed, SPYRAL GEAR – Drone SPYRAL Quik-Fix and SPYRAL GEAR – Last Resort. He Normal Summoned SPYRAL Quik-Fix and used its effect to add SPYRAL GEAR – Big Red from Deck to hand. He passed there.



Tuzzio drew to 6 cards and Normal Summoned Swap Frog, sending Ronintoadin to the Graveyard with its effect. Pot of Desires came down next, banishing 10 cards face-down to draw 2. He then went into the Battle Phase, and attacked with Swap Frog to destroy SPYRAL Quik-Fix. In Main Phase 2, Tuzzio bounced Swap Frog to his hand, Set 5 to the back row and passed.

Winston Normal Summoned SPYRAL GEAR – Drone, but its effect was countered by Tuzzio’s Breakthrough Skill! SPYRAL GEAR – Big Red came down to Special Summon SPYRAL Quik-Fix and its effect was used but was negated by Lost Wind! Then Tuzzio activated Paleozoic Canadia, turning SPYRAL Quik-Fix face-down to prevent a Link Summon! SPYRAL GEAR – Drone attacked for 100 and in the End Phase, Tuzzio activated Scapegoat!



In Tuzzio’s Draw Phase, time was called in the round! He started off by getting rid of 2 Sheep Tokens for Missus Radiant, then the other 2 Tokens were used to Link Summon Proxy Dragon! Swap Frog was Normal Summoned, sending another Swap Frog from the Deck to the Graveyard. Swap Frog was returned to the hand, then Special Summoned by discarding Dupe Frog, and its effect sent Ronintoadin to the Graveyard. The Toad’s effect was activated to Special Summon itself, and after it resolved, Winston activated Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries to strip Tuzzio of all of his Toadally Awesomes. Ronintoadin and Missus Radiant were used to Link Summon Decode Talker in the Extra Monster Zone and Ronin hopped out of the Graveyard into the right-most Monster Zone Decode Talker was pointing to. He then Link Summoned both Ronintoadins for Mistar Boy to the left of Proxy Dragon. All 3 monsters attacked, clearing Winston’s field of monsters and leaving Winston at 2900 LP. In Main Phase 2, He sent Proxy Dragon and Mistar Boy to the Graveyard to Link Summon Topologic Bomber Dragon in the Main Monster Zone and passed.

Winston drew a card, went into the Battle Phase, and then went to the end of the Battle Phase to activate his Set Evenly Matched! This forced Tuzzio to banish Decode Talker and the Set Spell/Trap Card. In Main Phase 2, Winston Set SPYRAL GEAR – Last Resort and passed.

Tuzzio drew for turn and activated Pot of Desires, banishing another 10 cards to draw 2. He then Tributed Winston’s face-down SPYRAL GEAR – Last Resort for Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju and Topologic Bomber Dragon’s attack and effect was enough to end the Match!



Tuzzio moves on with a 3-0 record!