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Round 10 Top Tables Update: Thunder Dragons On Top

October 21st, 2018

It’s finally happened.  Here in Round 10, the balance of power has shifted, and the newcomer Thunder Dragon strategy is decisively dominant, at least in terms of raw table share. Here’s what the Top 10 tables look like heading into the last round of Swiss Competition, here in Day 2 of YCS Niagara.

Table: 1

Dakota Angeloff with Dark Goukis


Azad Deihim with Sky Strikers


Table: 2

Esala Wathuthantrige with Thunder Dragons


Jake Quinsee with Thunder Dragons


Table: 3  

Dirk Wagner with Dark World Danger!


Hisam Jawhari with Dark Goukis


Table: 4

Ryan Levine with Thunder Dragons


James Kim with Dark Goukis


Table: 5

Michael Wisniewski with Paleozoic Frogs


John Wilkin with Sky Striker Goukis


Table: 6

Marjanco Gorgievski with Dark World Danger!


Matthew Grooms with Thunder Dragons


Table: 7

Dilan Solanki with Altergeists


Partho Bhattacharya with Sekka’s Burning Abyss


Table: 8

Christian Georges with Thunder Dragons


Bryant Tran with Mekk-Knight Invoked


Table: 9

Mark Myatt with Sky Strikers


Bohdan Temnyk with Thunder Dragons


Table: 10

Chandler Scott with Altergeists


Adrian Gonzalez with Altergeists


In total, that means the number of players at the Top 10 tables piloting each theme is as follows:


6 Thunder Dragons

4 Goukis

3 Altergeists

2 Sky Strikers

2 Dark World Danger!

1 Sekka’s Burning Abyss

1 Mekk-Knight Invoked

1 Paleozoic Frogs


For the first time in this tournament, Thunder Dragons outnumber every other strategy in the Top 20 seats in Swiss.  These tables chiefly represent Duelists who started the round with 8-1 and 7-2 records, give or take the undefeated Azad Deihim.  Goukis have weathered the changes to competition exceedingly well, with Extra Links still flying all weekend long, and Altergeists have finally rallied in part for their strong match-up with Thunder Dragons.


Sky Strikers have almost faded from the Top Tables, though it’s worth nothing that Azad Deihim has a perfect record with a pure build.  It’s unclear at this moment if the two Dark World Danger! builds are FTK loop Decks.  The remainder of the field represents rogue strategies: Burning Abyss, Mekk-Knight Invoked, and Paleozoic Frogs.  Note that many of these strategies are teching Danger!? Tsuchinoko? for its ease of Summoning.  It’s a really big pick this weekend in rogue Decks and Goukis.


The minutes are counting down, and the playoff rounds coming up soon!  Stick with us as we find out who survives the Top Cut!