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Top 4 Feature Match: Gaetan Georges vs. Dominic Couch

June 2nd, 2019

Only 4 Duelists remain! In this round’s Feature Match, we have Gaetan Georges from Queens, New York and his Danger! Thunder Dragon Deck facing off against Dominic Couch from Aurora, Illinois and his Orcust Deck. One of these Duelists will be eliminated. The other will advance to the Finals. It’s time to Duel!

Duel One

Couch started off Duel 1 by Summoning Trickstar Candina and using its effect to add Trickstar Light Stage to his hand.

He activated it to add Trickstar Corobane to his hand. He Special Summoned it and then sent his 2 monsters to the Graveyard to Link Summon Knightmare Phoenix. He used Knightmare Phoenix to Link Summon Knightmare Mermaid and used Mermaid’s effect to discard Knightmare Corruptor Iblee and Special Summon Orcust Knightmare from his Deck. He Link Summoned Galatea, the Orcust Automaton next, and after a flurry of plays, amassed of a field of The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche, Galatea, Orcustrated Babel, and 4 face-down cards including Orcust Crescendo and 2 copies of Phantom Knights’ Fog Blade.

Georges opened up with Danger!? Tsuchinoko?, Danger! Nessie!, Allure of Darkness, Danger! Bigfoot!, and Thunder Dragonduo. He drew Omni Dragon Brotaur for his turn. He activated Allure, but lost out to Crescendo. Next, he used Bigfoot’s effect and randomly discarded Dragonduo from his hand to Special Summon the Bigfoot and draw Batteryman Solar from his Deck. He Summoned Solar it to the field and activated its effect, but lost out on the effect to Couch’s Fog Blade. Next, Georges activated the effect of Nessie in his hand. He randomly discarded Brotaur to Special Summon Nessie and draw Thunder Dragon from his Deck. He activated Thunder Dragon’s effect and discarded it to add 2 more copies of Thunder Dragon from his Deck to his hand. Georges activated the effect of Tsuchinoko from his hand next, and randomly discarded a Thunder Dragon to Special Summon the Tsuchinoko and draw Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay from his Deck. He sent Tsuchinoko and Nessie to the Graveyard to Link Summon Knightmare Phoenix and activated its effect by discarding Thunder Dragon from his hand to target Babel for destruction; but Couch flipped Phantom Knights’ Fog Blade to negate the effect of Knightmare Phoenix. Georges immediately conceded.

Dominic Couch takes the first Duel!

Duel Two

Georges opened up Duel 2 with Darkest Diabolos, Lord of the Lair, Batteryman Solar, Thunder Dragondark, Artifact Lancea, and Black Dragon Collapserpent.

He Summoned Solar and activated its effect; but Couch sent Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring from his hand to his Graveyard to negate it! Next, Georges discarded Thunder Dragondark from his hand to add another copy from his Deck to his hand. Then, he Tributed Batteryman Solar to Special Summon Thunder Dragon Colossus from his Extra Deck in Defense Position and ended his turn.

Couch activated Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones to Special Summon a Sky Striker Ace Token and then used the Token to Link Summon Sky Striker Ace – Kagari. He used Kagari to return Hornet Drones to his hand and activated it to Special Summon another Token. He used his 2 monsters to Link Summon Knightmare Phoenix and then sent his Phoenix to the Graveyard to Link Summon Knightmare Mermaid. He discarded Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage! to Special Summon Orcust Knightmare with Mermaid’s effect and then Link Summoned Galatea. Georges Tributed Lancea from his hand to activate its effect, but Couch Chained Called by the Grave to banish Lancea and render it irrelevant! Next, he banished Knightmare to send Orcust Harp Horror from his Deck to his Graveyard and then banished Harp Horror to Special Summon Orcust Cymbal Skeleton from his Deck. He Link Summoned Rusty Bardiche next, and then banished Skeleton from his Graveyard to Special Summon Galatea from his Graveyard. He Xyz Summon Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star over Galatea and then used Bardiche’s effect to try to destroy Colossus, allowing Georges to banish Dragondark from his Graveyard to protect it. Dingirsu gained an Xyz Material from the banished zone, and Georges added Thunder Dragonhawk to his hand with Dragondark’s effect. After a couple of quick plays, Couch ended his turn with Rusty Bardiche and Galatea on his field, 1 card face-down in his back row, and Orcustrated Babel in his Field Spell Zone.

Georges discarded Dragonhawk from his hand to Special Summon Thunder Dragondark and then used Dragondark and Colossus as Link Materials to Summon Knightmare Phoenix. He discarded Tsuchinoko to activate its effect targeting Babel, but Couch flipped Fog Blade to negate Phoenix’s effect. Georges used Dragondark’s effect to add Thunder Dragonduo from his Deck to his hand and Special Summoned Tsuchinoko to the field with Tsuchinoko’s effect. He sent Phoenix and Tsuchinoko to the Graveyard to Link Summon Knightmare Unicorn and then discarded Darkest Diabolos from his hand to activate its effect and target the Babel. Couch Chained the effect of the Cymbal Skeleton in his Graveyard to banish it and Special Summon Dingirsu linked to Rusty Bardiche. He used Rusty Bardiche’s effect to destroy the Unicorn and Dingirsu’s effect to attach a banished Harp Horror as an Xyz Material. After much consideration while holding Dragonduo, Collapserpent, and Thunder Dragondark in his hand with no cards on his field, Georges banished Dragonhawk and Tsuchinoko from his Graveyard to Special Summon Thunder Dragonduo; but he was issued a slow play warning for the amount of time he took to make the play! Since it was his second slow play warning of the tournament, the warning was upgraded to a game loss.

Dominic Couch is moving on to the Finals with his Orcust Deck!