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Round 7 Feature Match: Benito Garcia Versus Robert Kenny

May 27th, 2023

The competition at YCS Philadelphia continues to heat up as players look to secure their last wins of Day 1. With just a few rounds remaining in the first day there’s a huge amount of pressure on every Duelist. Benito Garcia is here with Superheavy Samurai – one of the weekend’s most popular strategies, packed with huge Special Summoning potential.

His opponent, Robert Kenny, is bringing an equally explosive Gold Pride P.U.N.K. Deck to surprise the competition! It’s a battle of Special Summons in this Round 7 Feature Match.

Benito Garcia

Garcia won the dice roll and decided to go first. His opening hand was Effect VeilerNibiru, the Primal Being,Ash Blossom & Joyous SpringSuperheavy Samurai Wagon, and PSY-Framegear Gamma. He Normal Summoned Superheavy Samurai Wagon and activated its effect to search his Deck, but Kenny countered with Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, negating the effect.

Kenny drew for his turn and entered the Main Phase. He Normal Summoned Gold Pride – Captain Carrie and activated its effect, but Garcia countered by targeting it with Effect Veiler. Kenny used Triple Tactics Talent to take Garcia’s Superheavy Samurai Wagon, then Link Summoned Aussa the Earth Charmer, Immortal using Wagon and Captain Carrie as Link Materials. Aussa’s effect let Kenny Special Summon Garcia’s Wagon to his field, and Kenny attacked directly with both monsters to drop Garcia to 4350 Life Points.

Garcia drew and passed.

Kenny Tribute Summoned Noh-P.U.N.K. Deer Note by tributing Wagon, then used Aussa to attempt to Summon Wagon again. Garcia chained Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit, destroying Aussa. Kenny activated Aussa’s effect in the Graveyard and searched his Deck for Noh-P.U.N.K. Ze Amin. He attacked, dropping Garcia to 2250 Life Points.

Garcia drew Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, then Set a monster and passed.

Robert Kenny

Kenny Normal Summoned Ze Amin and activated P.U.N.K. JAM Extreme Session, then used Ze Amin to search for Noh-P.U.N.K. Foxy Tune. Paying Life Points for Ze Amin triggered JAM Extreme Session, which let him draw a card. Kenny then used Ze Amin and Deer Note to Synchro Summon P.U.N.K. JAM Dragon Drive. He activated Dragon Drive’s effect by paying 600 Life Points, followed by Deer Note. That Summoned Ze Amin from the Graveyard, and Dragon Drive got him Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit

The Jam Extreme Session triggered again thanks to Dragon Drive, drawing Kenny another card. He used Ze Amin and Dragon Drive to Summon Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K. Amazing Dragon. He activated Amazing Dragon’s effect to bounce Garcia’s Set card, and Ze Amin gave Amazing Dragon another 600 ATK because it was used as Synchro Material. Kenny entered the Battle Phase, but Garcia was ready to concede! Unable to resolve the Nibiru, the Primal Beingin his hand, Garcia was left with no remaining options.

Robert Kenny takes the first Duel with Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K. Amazing Dragon!

Stopped by hand traps, Garcia couldn’t mount a comeback and quickly gets shut out of the Duel by Kenny’s Synchros. Both players dove into their Side Decks to look for counters to their opponent’s strategy.

Garcia opened the second game with Superheavy Samurai SoulpiercerAnti-Spell FraganceSuperheavy Samurai Monk Big BenkeiGhost Ogre & Snow Rabbit, and Superheavy Samurai Wagon. He started the Duel by Normal Summoning Wagon and activating its effect. Kenny chained PSY-Framegear Gamma, negating and destroying Wagon. PSY-Frame Driver was Summoned to Kenny’s field. Garcia Set a card, then activated Big Benkei in his Pendulum Zone before passing turn.

Kenny drew, and Garcia flipped Anti-Spell Fragrance. Kenny chained Emergency Teleport, Summoning Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K. Sharakusai from the Deck. He activated Foxy Tune, discarding both it and Small World to Summon Noh-P.U.N.K. Deer Note from his Deck. He Normal Summoned Ze Amin, paying 600 Life Points to search for a Punk Monster. He added Noh-P.U.N.K. Ogre Dance with Ze Amin, then paid another 600 Life Points to Fusion Summon with Sharakusai’s effect. Garcia chained Ghost Ogre, destroying Shurikusai. Kenny continued resolving Shurikusai and Fusion Summoned Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K. Rising Carp with Ze Amin and Ogre Dance. He tributed Rising Carp to activate its effect, Summoning  Gagaku-P.U.N.K. Wa Gon and Noh-P.U.N.K. Ze Amin from the Deck. 

And then it was over…

Next, Kenny activated Wa Gon’s effect to get Jam Extreme Session from his Deck to his hand, then Synchro Summoned P.U.N.K. JAM Dragon Drive with Ze Amin and Deer Note. JAM Dragon Drive and Deer Note, and Ze Amin all activated their effects. He Summoned Rising Carp from the Graveyard with Deer Note, and he added Ghost Ogre to his hand in addition to powering up JAM Dragon Drive. Kenny used Wa Gon and Carp to Summon Psychic End Punisher. That was enough for Garcia, who conceded as Kenny assembled his Psychic Monsters.

Anti-Spell Fragranced flips, but just isn’t enough to subdue Kenny’s Gold Pride P.U.N.K. strategy! Robert Kenny moves on to Round 8 with another win.