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Round 7 Feature Match: David Hawthorne vs. Jude Paris

April 1st, 2023

For this Round 7 Feature Match, we’ve got David Hawthorne, from Santa Clara, CA, playing a Machina Deck! He’s facing the P.U.N.K. prowess of Jude Paris, from Houston, TX! We’re nearing the end of the first Day of Dueling, and both Duelists are hungry for the win to secure a spot in Day 2.

Duel 1

Hawthorne started with a hand of Machina Overdrive, Machina Redeployment, Machina Citadel, Pot of Prosperity, and Therion Discolosseum. He began with Pot of Prosperity, banishing six cards, putting Gozen Match in his hand. He played Redeployment next, discarding Citadel, and Paris negated it with Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring. Hawthorne continued, using Discolosseum to add Therion “King” Regulus to his hand. He Special Summoned Regulus, equipping it with Citadel. He Set his Trap Cards and passed.

Paris moved directly to his Battle Phase, and activated Evenly Matched! Hawthorne was forced to negate it, sending Regulus to the Graveyard. But Paris had PSY-Framegear Gamma to negate Regulus! He Special Summoned Gamma and PSY-Frame Driver. Evenly Matched resolved, but since Paris now controlled three cards, it didn’t do anything. Hawthorne flipped Gozen Match to lock Paris into LIGHT monsters, and Paris passed, banishing his PSY-Frames.

Hawthorne drew another Pot of Prosperity, and banished 6 more cards for it. He added Machina Unclaspare to his hand, and Unclaspare’s effect let him Special Summon it. Its other effect sent Machina Ruinforce to the Graveyard. He Special Summoned Ruinforce, banishing Regulus and Citadel. He attacked with both monsters, dealing half damage due to Pot of Prosperity. Paris was down to 4800 Life Points.

David Hawthorne

Paris Normal Summoned Gagaku-P.U.N.K. Wa Gon, adding P.U.N.K. JAM Extreme Session to his hand. He then activated Noh-P.U.N.K. Foxy Tune from his hand, discarding Noh-P.U.N.K. Ze Amin, and Special Summoned Noh-P.U.N.K. Deer Note. He used Wa Gon and Deer Note to Synchro Summon P.U.N.K. JAM Dragon Drive, activating Dragon Drive’s and Deer Note’s effects. He searched for Joruri-P.U.N.K. Madame Spider, and Special Summoned Ze Amin. He used Extreme Session to draw a card. He then used Extreme Session’s other effect, banishing Deer Note to Special Summoned Madame Spider. With Madame Spider’s effect, he added Joruri-P.U.N.K. Dangerous Gabu to his hand. He used Ze Amin’s effect, adding Noh-P.U.N.K. Ogre Dance to his hand. He then used Extreme Session to draw again. He Set three back row cards and passed the turn, down to 2400 Life Points after all his P.U.N.K. activations.

Hawthorne drew Machina Citadel. He tried to move to the Battle Phase, and Paris flipped Dangerous Gabu targeting Ruinforce. Hawthorne flipped Machina Overdrive, targeting Ruinforce. Ruinforce was destroyed and Hawthorne Special Summoned another Unclaspare. Its effect sent Machina Fortress to the Graveyard. He sent his two Unclaspare, destroying Madame Spider and Ze Amin in battle, and Ze Amin activated to increase Dragon Drive’s ATK.

Paris used Ogre Dance to search his Deck for Ze Amin. He Normal Summoned it, paying 600 Life Points to add Foxy Tune, and he drew a card with Extreme Session. He flipped Infinite Impermanence, negating Unclaspare, but more importantly negating the Gozen Match in the same column. He Synchro Summoned Psychic End Punisher! He then Special Summoned Foxy Tune, and flipped Emergency Teleport. Hawthorne saw the writing on the wall and conceded the first Duel!

Duel 2

Hawthorne started this Duel with Rivalry of Warlords, Triple Tactics Talent, Therion “King” Regulus, and 2 Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju.

Paris Special Summoned Kashtira Fenrir, adding another Fenrir to his hand. He attacked with Fenrir, and Set one back row card.

Hawthorne drew Pot of Prosperity. He activated it, banishing six cards, and Paris hit it with Ash Blossom. Hawthorne continued, Tributing Fenrir to hand over Gameciel. He passed the turn.

In the Standby Phase, Hawthorne flipped Rivalry of Warlords to lock Paris into Aqua monsters. Gameciel attacked to drop Hawthorne to 3400 Life Points. Paris Set one more card, in the Rivalry’s column.

Jude Paris

Hawthorne drew another Pot of Prosperity! He played it, banishing another six cards, and this time it resolved. He added Machina Redeployment to his hand. He played it, discarding a Gameciel, adding Machina Gearframe and Machina Unclaspare to his hand. He Special Summoned Unclaspare, then it sent Machina Fortress to the Graveyard. He Normal Summoned Gearframe next, which added Machina Citadel to his hand. He stacked his monsters for Gear Gigant X, using its effect to add another Gearframe to his hand. He Special Summoned Regulus, equipping it with Gearframe from his Graveyard. He then Special Summoned Fortress, pitching Citadel. He used Gear Gigant X to play Drill Driver Vespenato. Then he activated Gearframe’s Union effect to Special Summon it, but Paris destroyed it with Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit. Hawthorne played Triple Tactics Talent, getting rid of the Fenrir from Paris’s hand. Finally, he moved to the Battle Phase. Vespenato destroyed Gameciel, then Regulus and Fortress attacked directly, all dealing half damage due to Pot of Prosperity.

Paris flipped Infinite Impermanence to negate Fortress and Rivalry! He Normal Summoned Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K. Sharakusai, using its effect. Hawthorne responded with Regulus, but Paris flipped Called by the Grave! Sharakusai fused with Deer Note for Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K. Rising Carp. He played Talents to shuffle away Gearframe from Hawthorne’s hand, leaving him with no cards. Paris Tributed Rising Carp, which Special Summoned Wa Gon and Deer Note. Wa Gon searched for JAM Extreme Session. He Synchro Summoned JAM Dragon Drive, using its effect as well as Deer Note’s. He searched for Ze Amin, and Special Summoned Rising Carp. He drew a card with Extreme Session. He then used Extreme Session’s other effect, banishing Deer Note to Special Summon Ze Amin from his hand. He used Ze Amin to search for Ogre Dance, then drew another card with Jam Extreme Session. He used Ze Amin and Rising Carp to Synchro Summon Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K. Amazing Dragon! Its effect cleared Hawthorne’s field, leaving him wide open for the P.U.N.K.s to end the Match!

Jude Paris is victorious with P.U.N.K.s!