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Top 4 Feature Match: Enzo Maximiliano Fiallos Velasco Versus Denis Nadas

May 28th, 2023

The Semi-Finals at YCS Philadelphia are here, and the stakes have been elevated to new level! Each of these Duelists are competing to get to the Finals of the YCS and vie to become the newest YCS Champion! Enzo Maximiliano Fiallos Velasco has Dueled his way to the Top 4 with Kashtira, and his opponent, Denis Nadas, is playing the same strategy. This Duel will test their experience and knowledge of the Kashtira mirror match, and put them in line for another Kashtira match-up in the Finals.

Denis Nadas

Maximiliano won the dice roll and decided to go first. He opened with Kashtira FenrirInfinite Impermanence,Dimensional ShifterDroll & Lock Bird, and Pressured Planet Wraitsoth. Maximiliano activated Pressured Planet Wraitsoth, then discarded Dimensional Shifter. He added Kashtira Unicorn with Pressured Planet Wraitsoth. He Summoned Unicorn and activated its effect to search. He activated Birth and Normal Summoned Kashtira Fenrir. Fenrir’s effect got him Kashtira Riseheart from the Deck, and he activated Riseheart’s effect to Summon it from his hand. 

He Xyz Summoned Kashtira Shangri-Ira with Fenrir and Unicorn, then activated Riseheart to banish Kashtira Big Bang and 3 cards from the top of Nadas’ Deck. He activated Big Bang’s effect and eventually Special Summoned Fenrir from under Shangri-Ira. Its effect activated next and made one of Nadas’ Main Monsters Zones unusable. Maximiliano activated Pressured Planet Wraitsoth by targeting Shangri-Ira to destroy it, but he detached an Xyz Material to keep it on the field.  

Maximiliano Xyz Summoned Kashtira Arise-Heart followed by Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker. He activated Diablosis to banish Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder from Nadas’ Extra Deck, and locked out another Monster Zone. Another Monster Zone was locked out shortly after. Maximiliano ended his turn by Setting a card to his backrow.

Nadas drew and activated Pressured Planet Wraitsoth. Maximiliano Chained the effect of Arise-Heart to banish it. Shangri-Ira disabled another Monster Zone, and Diablosis banished 9 cards from the top of Nadas’ Deck. Meanwhile, Arise-Heart continued to stack on more Xyz Materials. Nadas flipped Shangri-Ira face-down with Book of Moon and freed up his zones! Fenrir was Summoned next, and its effect got Nadas a Unicorn from his Deck. He activated Kashtira Birth, then Normal Summoned Unicorn and used its effect to find Kashtiratheosis

Nadas played Kashtiratheosis, targeting Fenrir and Summoning Unicorn from the Deck. Then he Xyz Summoned Ariseheart over Unicorn. He entered the Battle Phase and attacked Maximiliano’s Arise-Heart with Fenrir, then used Fenrir’s effect to banish Birth. Both Arisehearts gained materials. Nadas dropped to 6300 Life Points from attacking the Defense Position Arise-Heart with Fenrir and Unicorn. Nadas’ Unicorn banished Number 11: Big Eye.

Nadas activated his Arise-Heart’s effect to banish Maximiliano’s face-down backrow card, which turned out to be Infinite Impermanence. Maximiliano used Impermanence to negate Nadas’ Arise-Heart. In his Main Phase 2 he Xyz Summoned Number 11: Big Eye with Unicorn and Fenrir, and activated its effect to take control of Maximiliano’s Arise-Heart. Maximiliano conceded, seeing no way out of the situation!

Nadas takes the first Duel, just 1 win away from the Finals!

After a strong opening from Maximiliano, Nadas managed to escape from Kashtira Shangri-Ira’s lockdown and turn the Duel around in a single turn! Both players started moving cards out of their Side Decks to prepare for Game 2 of the Kashtira mirror match.

Maximiliano chose to play second. Nadas started his turn by Summoning Fenrir from his hand and activated its effect to search for Kashtira Unicorn. He Set one card to his backrow and passed. 

Maximiliano started with Kashtira BirthInfinite ImpermanencePressured Planet WraitsothEnemy ControllerBook of Moon, and Kashtira Fenrir. He activated Pressured Planet Wraitsoth and searched Unicorn with its effect. He Summoned Unicorn, and used its ability to search his Deck for Kashtiratheosis. After Unicorn resolved, Nadas attempted to use his Fenrir to banish the Unicorn, but Maximiliano Chained Enemy Controller and Tributed Unicorn to take control of Nadas’ Fenrir. He activated Fenrir’s effect and searched for Kashtira Riseheart, then played Kashtira Birth

Maximiliano Normal Summoned Fenrir and used Birth to Special Summon Unicorn from the Graveyard. He activated Kashtira Riseheart and entered the Battle Phase. Nadas used Enemy Controller to switch Unicorn to Defense Position. Maximiliano attacked directly with two copies of Fenrir and Riseheart, bringing Nadas to 800 Life Points. He Xyz Summoned Kashtira Shangri-Ira with both Fenrirs and used Riseheart to banish Big Bang from the Deck along with 3 cards from the top of Nadas’ Deck. Shangri-Ira locked a Monster Zone and Kashtira Big BangSummoned Fenrir back to the field from under Shangri-Ira. 

Enzo Maximiliano Fiallos Velasco

Next, Maximiliano Summoned Kashtira Arise-Heart over Fenrir, and made Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker with Unicorn and Riseheart. He used Diablosis to banish Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder from Nadas’ Extra Deck, and locked another Monster Zone, stacked a material under Arise-Heart, and banished 4 cards off the top of Nadas’ Deck with Diablosis. Maximiliano Set 2 cards to his backrow and passed his turn.

Nadas drew for his turn and activated Harpie’s Feather Duster. Maximiliano used Arise-Heart to banish the Feather Duster. Book of Moon and Infinite Impermanence were destroyed and banished, and the various Xyz Monsters on the field activated their effects. Shangri-Ira locked down another Monster Zone, Diablosis banished 9 cards, and Arise-Heart gained an Xyz Material. Nadas’ Xyz monsters resolved again because more cards were banished, locking down the final Montser Zone! Nadas used Triple Tactics Talent to draw 2, then played Book of Moon to flip Shangri-Ira face-down and free up his zones. 

Nadas Summoned Kashtira Unicorn and used its effect to search for Kashtira Birth. Fenrir banished Nadas’s Unicorn in response. Book of Moon hit Arise-Heart next, and Nadas Summoned Kashtira Riseheart, banished Fenrir from his Deck, and then Summoned back that same Fenrir with Birth. He Xyz Summoned Number 11: Big Eye, targeted the face-down Arise-Heart and Flip Summoned it. Next, Nadas Summoned Scareclaw Kashtira by banishing a copy of Fenrir. He entered the Battle Phase and attacked Maximiliano’s Fenrir with Scareclaw to destroy it. He attacked Diablosis with Arise-Heart, and at this point Maximiliano had seen enough and conceded!

Nadas is moving on!

Denis Nadas managed to turn around two consecutive Duels, using Number 11: Big Eye to take control of his opponent’s best monsters. He’s moving on to the Finals of YCS Philadelphia to compete for the Championship title!