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Round 6 Feature Match: Joseph Chou vs. Juan Andrade

February 17th, 2024

Joseph Chou is from Salt Lake City, Utah and won the UDS Invitational in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2017. In this Final Swiss Round of the Undisputed UDS Championship, he’s Dueling against Juan Andrade from Ecuador, who won the 2016 UDS Invitational in his home country. Both of these Duelists have at least 3 wins so far in the tournament and they are both in contention for making the Top Cut and becoming the undisputed ultimate Duelist. They’ll be giving this Match their all! It’s time to Duel!

Duel One

Andrade started off Duel 1 by activating Bonfire and adding Snake-Eye Poplar to his hand.

Juan Andrade

Chou activated Droll & Lock bird, and Chou Special Summoned the Poplar from his hand. He sent it to the Graveyard to Link Summon Linkuriboh and then used Poplar’s effect to put Poplar in his Spell & Trap Card Zone. He Normal Summoned Snake-Eye Oak next, and used its effect to send it to the Graveyard along with his Poplar and Special Summoned Snake-Eyes Flamberge Dragon from his Deck. He sent the Dragon and Linkuriboh to his Graveyard to Link Summon S:P Little Knight and then activated the effects of Flamberge Dragon and Little Knight. He banished Droll & Lock Bird from the Graveyard with Little Knight’s effect and Special Summoned Poplar and Oak from his own Graveyard with Flamberge Dragon’s effect. He used Oak and Little Knight to Link Summon Promethean Princess, Bestower of Flames, and used the Princess’s effect to Special Summon Flamberge Dragon from his Graveyard. He used Flamberge Dragon’s effect to put Little Knight from his Graveyard into his Spell & Trap Card Zone next, and then Link Summoned Amphibious Swarmship Amblowhale by sending Poplar and Princess to the Graveyard. He Set a card to his back row and then ended his turn.

Chou drew WANTED: Seeker of Sinful Spoils and added it to his hand of Triple Tactics Talent, Crossout Designator, Diabellstar the Black Witch, and Divine Temple of the Snake-Eyes. In the Draw Phase, Andrade activated his Flamberge Dragon’s effect to Special Summon Little Knight and Chou activated WANTED to add Diabellstar from his Deck to his hand. In his Main Phase, Chou activated Divine Temple and used its effect to put Snake-Eye Ash into his Spell & Trap Card Zone. He Special Summoned Diabellstar by sending a Diabellstar from his hand to his Graveyard and then used its effect to Set Original Sinful Spoils – Snake-Eye from his Deck to his field. He activated it by sending Snake-Eye Ash to his Graveyard and then Special Summoned Oak from his Deck. He used Oak’s effect to Special Summon Ash and then activated Ash’s effect to add Poplar to his hand. He activated its effect to try to Special Summon it, and Andrade Chained Droll & Lock Bird. After Chou’s Poplar was Summoned to the field, Chou activated Triple Tactics Talent to take control of one of Andrade’s monsters! Andrade Chained his Little Knight’s effect to banish the Little Knight and Amblowhale from the Duel. Next, he Chained Enemy Controller and Tributed Flamberge to take control of Diabellstar. Triple Tactics Talent resolved and Chou could only take control of his own Diabellstar! Next, Flamberge’s effect activated and resolved to Special Summon Poplar and Oak from Andrade’s Graveyard. Chou sent Poplar to the Graveyard to Link Summon Linkuriboh and then used Poplar’s effect to put the Poplar into the Spell & Trap Card Zone. Next, Chou used his Ash’s effect to send the Ash and Poplar to the Graveyard and Special Summon Flamberge Dragon from his Deck. Andrade used the effect of his Promethean Princess to destroy his own Poplar and Chou’s Flamberge Dragon, and Special Summoned the Promethean Princess to his field. Chou used his Flamberge’s effect to Special Summon Poplar and Ash back to his field, then sent Linkuriboh and Ash to his Graveyard to Link Summon Hiita the Fire Charmer, Ablaze. He used Hiita’s effect to Special Summon Flamberge Dragon from Andrade’s Graveyard. Next, he Link Summoned Promethean Princess, and used its effect to Special Summon Flamberge Dragon from his Graveyard. He sent Princess and Poplar to the Graveyard to Link Summon Salamangreat Raging Phoenix, then sent Raging Phoenix to the Graveyard to Link Summon Worldsea Dragon Zealantis. He used its effect to banish all monsters and Special Summon them back to the field, choosing to Special Summon the Zealantis to the center Main Monster Zone. He used Princess’s effect to return it to his field and destroy an Oak on each player’s field. Finally, he Special Summoned Raging Phoenix from his Graveyard with the Raging Phoenix’s own effect. In the Battle Phase, Zealantis’s effect destroyed Promethean Princess, and direct attacks from all of Chou’s monsters wiped out all 8000 of Andrade’s Life Points!

Joseph Chou wins the first Duel of the Match!

Duel Two

Andrade opened up Duel 2 by Summoning Snake-Eye Ash and lost out on its effect to Chou’s Infinite Impermanence. Next, he activated Bonfire to add Poplar to his hand. He Special Summoned it with its effect and used Poplar’s on-field effect to add Original Sinful Spoils – Snake-Eye to his hand. He sent Ash to the Graveyard to Link Summon Linkuriboh and then activated Original Sinful Spoils – Snake-Eye. He sent Linkuriboh to the Graveyard to Special Summon Oak from his Deck and used Oak’s effect to Special Summon Ash. He used Ash’s effect to send it to the Graveyard along with Poplar and Special Summon Flamberge Dragon from his Deck. He sent Flamberge Dragon and Oak to his Graveyard to Link Summon I:P Masquerena and then used Flamberge Dragon’s effect to Special Summon Poplar and Ash from his Graveyard. He sent Masquerena and Ash to his Graveyard to Link Summon Promethean Princess and used its effect to Special Summon Flamberge Dragon back from his Graveyard. He used Flamberge Dragon’s effect to put Masquerena from his Graveyard into his Spell & Trap Card Zone and then sent Princess and Poplar to the Graveyard to Link Summon Amblowhale. He Set a card to his back row and then ended his turn.

Chou drew Triple Tactics Talent for his turn and added it to his hand of One for One, Snake-Eyes Flamberge Dragon, Snake-Eye Ash, and Bonfire. Andrade used his Flamberge’s effect to Special Summon Masquerena to his field in the Draw Phase. Chou Summoned Ash and used its effect to add Poplar to his hand. He activated its effect and Andrade activated Droll & Lock Bird. Chou Special Summoned the Poplar and then Andrade activated Masquerena’s effect. He Link Summoned Little Knight by using Masquerena and Flamberge Dragon as Link Materials, and banished Chou’s Ash with Little Knight’s effect. He Special Summoned Oak and Ash with Flamberge Dragon’s effect. Chou continued his play by Link Summoning Linkuriboh and then activated his Poplar’s effect to put it in his Spell & Trap Card Zone. Next, he activated Triple Tactics Talent to take control of one of Andrade’s monsters! He gained control of S:P Little Knight and then activated One for One by sending Flamberge Dragon from his hand to his Graveyard; but Andrade negated it with Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring! Chou sent Linkuriboh and Little Knight to the Graveyard to Link Summon Promethean Princess. Andrade used the effect of the Princess in his Graveyard to destroy a monster on each player’s field and Special Summon the Princess back from the Graveyard, and Chou conceded!

Juan Andrade ties up the Match and pushes it to a third and final Duel!

Duel Three

Chou opened up Duel 3 with Crossout Designator, Summon Limit, Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, Triple Tactics Talent, and Snake-Eyes Flamberge Dragon.

Joseph Chou

He Set the Summon Limit and Crossout Designator and passed his turn with nothing to Summon to his field!

Andrade activated Bonfire but lost out to Chou’s Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring. Next, he Normal Summoned Poplar and used its effect to add Divine Temple from his Deck to his hand. He activated WANTED to add Diabellstar from his Deck to his hand and then activated the Temple. He used its effect to place a Snake-Eye Ash from his Deck into his Spell & Trap Card Zone and then Special Summoned Diabellstar by sending that Ash to the Graveyard. He Set Original Sinful Spoils to his field with Diabellstar’s effect and then Chou flipped Summon Limit. Diabellstar and Poplar attacked directly, dropping Chou down to 3700 Life Points. He Set a card to his back row and then ended his turn.

Chou drew Nibiru, the Primal Being. After a rough starting hand and no help from his Deck in the following Draw Phase, Chou conceded knowing that he would not be able to survive another turn.

Juan Andrade finishes the Swiss Rounds with a 4-2 record!