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3rd Place Match: Adrian Gonzalez (Team Joel White’s Insurance Agents) vs. Chester Hensen (Team Kentucky Boyz)

February 19th, 2023

We have former NAWCQ Champion Chester Hensen back yet again! He’s playing off for a set of Anotherverse Dragon with 2 friends, against Adrian Gonzalez who’s not unfamiliar to Top Cut, having topped 5 events previously.

Duel 1

Gonzalez was up first and opened with a hand of Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, Spright Blue, Spright Starter, Infinite Impermanence, and Secret Password. He began with Secret Password adding Live☆Twin Sunny’s Snitch which he promptly activated to Summon Live☆Twin Lil-la who Summoned Live☆Twin Ki-sikil Frost in Defense Position, before Summoning Spright Blue and adding Spright Carrot to hand. Blue and Lil-la were used to make Gigantic Spright who Summoned Spright Jet from the Deck, grabbing Gonzalez Spright Starter. Starter was used, Summoning Spright Red reducing his Life Points by 1200, linking Ki-sikil and Jet to make Evil★Twin Ki-sikil, linked with another monster to make Evil★Twin Lil-la which Summoned back the Ki-sikil again, drawing a bonus card! He linked his twins to make another Evil★Twin Lil-la and passed with 1 facedown card.

Hensen drew for turn, considering his options heavily. He used Branded Opening in the Main Phase, to which Gonzalez chained Evil★Twin Lil-la, who Summoned Evil★Twin Ki-sikil back from the Graveyard. Hensen sent
Aluber the Jester of Despia from his hand and Summoned a second copy from his Deck. Aluber’s effect was Chain Link 1 and Ki-sikil was Chain Link 2 to draw Gonzalez a second Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring! Aluber resolved and added Branded in Red to hand, and on resolution, Gonzalez used Live☆Twin Ki-Sikil Frost to draw another Secret Password.

Branded In Red was used next, targeting Hensen’s Aluber in his Graveyard. Carrot Tributed Lil-la to negate the effect and Hensen had Branded Fusion! Thankfully Gonzalez had Ash Blossom to negate that, and Hensen Summoned Fallen of Albaz discarding Tri-Brigade Mercourier to Fusion Summon. Spright Red was used Tributing Gigantic to negate and destroy the Albaz. Hensen wasn’t done, by Special Summoning Blazing Cartesia, the Virtuous he used its effect to fuse into Granguignol the Dusk Dragon, which was shut down by Infinite Impermanence. When Hensen went to end the Main Phase, Evil★Twin Ki-sikil brought back Evil★Twin Lil-la. Hensen proceeded to attempt to use Granguignol the Dusk Dragon and realized it was negated, conceding the game.

Duel 2

Hensen would be up first. Gonzalez drew Triple Tactics Thrust, Pot of Desires, Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, Book of Eclipse, and Spright Blue. Hensen led with The Bystial Lubellion, adding Bystial Magnamhut. After a moment of consideration, Hensen set a monster and a card in his back row and passed play.

Gonzalez drew a Secret Password for turn! His first play was to activate Pot of Desires banishing 10 cards and drawing Harpie’s Feather Duster and another Secret Password. Duster came down next getting rid of the Set Branded in Red. Secret Password was activated, grabbing Live☆Twin Sunny’s Snitch which searched Live☆Twin Lil-la. Lil-la was Summoned and Special Summoned Live☆Twin Ki-sikil, and he Summoned Spright Blue who added Spright Carrot. Blue and Lil-la were combined into Gigantic Spright who Summoned Spright Jet, which added Spright Starter to hand, like in Duel 1. Ki-sikil and Jet were linked into Evil★Twin Ki-sikil bringing back Lil-la to make Evil★Twin Lil-la and Summoned back Ki-sikil and drawing Ash Blossom, In the Battle Phase he attacked Hensen’s Set monster, attacking for 4200 total before using Spright Starter Summoning Spright Red and attacking for 1200 more. In Main Phase 2 he Set 1 back row and linked his 2 Twins into another Ki-sikil before passing.

Hensen was up, and he led with Bystial Magnamhut targeting Despian Tragedy in his own Graveyard, which Gonzalez allowed, Magnamhut activated to search in the End Phase and Tragedy searched Aluber the Jester of Despia. Hensen Normal Summoned Aluber and used its effect to search which was met by Spright Red Tributing Gigantic to negate and destroy his Aluber! When Hensen attempted to leave the Main Phase, Ki-sikil was activated, prompting Hensen to target the Evil★Twin Lil-la in the Graveyard with Bystial Saronir, meaning Gonzalez could only Summon Live☆Twin Lil-la. The Bystial Lubellion was Summoned next by Tributing the Saronir who activated its effect, and Hensen sent Branded Retribution to the Graveyard. Book of Eclipse was activated on resolution and all monsters other than Evil★Twin Ki-sikil were set! Branded Retribution got Branded in Red back to hand for Hensen. Then Branded Lost was activated, and followed up with Branded in Red targeting Aluber. He banished Aluber, Tri-Brigade Mercourier, and Magnamhut off of the Red to Summon Guardian Chimera, which he used as Chain Link 1, Chain Link 2 was Tri-Brigade Mercourier, and Chain link 3 was Branded Lost. Lost adding Blazing Cartesia, the Virtuous to hand, Mercourier added Albion the Shrouded Dragon, and Chimera drew 2 cards and destroyed Sunny’s Snitch.

Albion the Shrouded Dragon was next, sending Fallen of Albaz to the Graveyard from the Deck as cost and giving Hensen a new card. Branded Opening was used, discarding Gimmick Puppet Nightmare and getting Hensen Ad Libituum of Despia to add to his hand. Cartesia was Special Summoned thanks to having an Albaz in the Graveyard from the Albion effect earlier. Cartesia’s effect to Fusion was activated, and he combined her with Ad Libitum to Summon Granguignol the Dusk Dragon. Using it as Chain link 1, and Chain link 2 was Ad libitum Special Summoning Aluber. Dusk Dragon sent Albion the Branded Dragon to the Graveyard, and Hensen finally proceeded to his Battle Phase, he attacked over Ki-sikil for 700 and then attacked over Red and Carrot. In the End Phase he added Bystial Druiswurm to hand, and Cartesia returned herself, when Albion attempted to resolve, Gonzalez had Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring shut down that line of play.  

Gonzalez drew Spright Jet for turn, and Flip Summoned his Live☆Twin monster. He Special Summoned Spright Jet and added a copy of Spright Starter to his hand. Secret Password was used to add another Sunny’s Snitch to hand, Sunny’s Snitch was activated adding Live☆Twin Lil-la and then the on-field monsters were Link Summoned into Evil★Twin Lil-la! Lil-la brought back Evil★Twin Ki-sikil to draw a card and Hensen chained Granguignol the Dusk Dragon to Summon Despian Queratis. Triple Tactics Thrust was used to grab Change of Heart which was used to target Queratis. Upon resolution, Gonzalez used its effect to reduce attacks to 0 then linked the 2 Evil★Twins together to make Evil★Twin’s Trouble Sunny! With Hensens Life Points so low, and Sunny’s attack so high, that was the game. 

Team Joel White’s Insurance Agents take home 3 Super Rare copies of Anotherverse Dragon!