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Top 16 Feature Match: Renee Gonzalez Villalobos vs. Carlos Tadeo Ramirez Velazquez

October 9th, 2017

After 9 rounds of intense Dueling, we’re down to just the Top 16 Duelists! We’ve got a local Guadalajara Duelist, Renee Gonzalez Villalobos, playing Trickstars! She’s playing a teched out build with Windwitches and Chain Summoning, which let her make a string of Trickstar Candina plays. Her opponent is Carlos Ramirez, from Uruapan, who’s playing Pendulum Magicians. While the Trickstars have some cool and surprising stuff, the Magician Deck is known for its consistency and resilience. Only one of these Duelists can move on from here… It’s time to Duel!

Duel 1

Gonzalez won the roll and chose to play first. She had a hand of Raigeki, Cosmic Cyclone, Pot of Desires, Trickstar Lycoris, and Droll & Lock Bird. She played Pot of Desires, banishing ten cards to draw Terraforming and Windwitch – Glass Bell. Terraforming got Trickstar Light Stage, and that got Trickstar Candina. She played Candina to get Trickstar Reincarnation. She Special Summoned Lycoris, bouncing Candina back to the hand. She Set Cosmic Cyclone and Trickstar Reincarnation to finish.

Ramirez took 400 damage in his Draw Phase thanks to Lycoris and Light Stage. He played Performapal Skullcrobat Joker, adding Wisdom-Eye Magician to his hand. Gonzalez flipped Trickstar Reincarnation, then Chained Droll & Lock Bird! The combo made Ramirez banish his entire hand, leaving him with nothing but Joker! Joker attacked Lycoris, but Ramirez had nothing else to play.

Gonzalez drew another Candina. Raigeki blew away Joker, and she played Candina to search for Lycoris. Candina attacked directly, then Gonzalez Special Summoned Lycoris! Candina went to the hand, and Lycoris attacked directly as well. Gonzalez banished Reincarnation to Special Summon the other Lycoris, and attacked with it as well. Gonzalez had just 2000 Life Points and no cards!

Ramirez drew his card, took a total of 800 damage! He Normal Summoned another Skullcrobat Joker, getting Purple Poison Magician to his hand, and dropped to just 400 Life Points! He played it in his Pendulum Zone, and Gonzalez banished it with Cosmic Cyclone! With only 400 Life Points, and two Lycoris in play, Ramirez couldn’t survive another turn!

Gonzalez started off with a huge combo to rob Ramirez of his entire hand, and he had no way to recover! Ramirez chose to play first for the second Duel.

Duel 2

Ramirez began with Star Pendulumgraph, Purple Poison Magician, and Harmonizing Magician in his back row, followed by Wavering Eyes. Wavering destroyed both Pendulums, dealt 500 damage, and added Skullcrobat Joker to his hand. Star Pendulumgraph activated next, adding Wisdom-Eye Magician to Ramirez’s hand, and Gonzalez used Droll & Lock Bird to prevent further searches. Ramirez Set a card to his back row and played Wisdom-Eye Magician in his Pendulum Zone.

Gonzalez had Honest, Trickstar Light Stage, Chain Summoning, Trickstar Reincarnation, and Cosmic Cyclone. She played Light Stage to get Candina, and used Light Stage to lock down Ramirez’s Set card. Ramirez Chained it: Wavering Eyes. Gonzalez responded with Chain Summoning, followed by Cosmic Cyclone to banish Star Pendulumgraph! Wavering Eyes only destroyed Wisdom-Eye Magician to deal 500 damage. Gonzalez continued by Normal Summoning Candina, searching for Candina, playing that to get another Candina, and playing that to get Lycoris! Her three Candina attacked directly, then she Special Summoned Lycoris for the final damage to take the Duel on her first turn!

Renee Gonzalez Villalobos is going to the Top 8 with Trickstars!