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Top 32 Feature Match: Rolando Mora Jr. vs. Adam Pruchnowski

June 2nd, 2024

We’ve arrived in the Top 32 here at YCS Indianapolis! Duelists will be playing single elimination games until one Duelist is left standing. Adam Pruchnowski is using his trusted Snake-Eye Deck, while Rolando Mora Jr. is playing Melodious! Who will move on to the Top 16 and get one step closer to being crowned the winner of YCS Indianapolis? Let’s find out!

Duel One

Mora won the die roll and chose to go first! His opening hand contained Aria the Melodious Diva, Effect Veiler, and three copies of Ostinato! Mora started by activating Ostinato, sending Refrain the Melodious Songstress and Couplet the Melodious Songstress from his Deck to the Graveyard to Fusion Summon Bacha the Melodious Maestra. Then he activated the effect of Bacha, but Pruchnowski responded with Infinite Impermanence!

Adam Pruchnowski

Next, Mora Normal Summoned Aria, and then used the two monsters as Link Material to Link Summon Bloom Harmonist the Melodious Composer. He activated Harmonist’s effect, discarding Ostinato, and activated Bacha’s effect to Special Summon Refrain from the Graveyard, but Pruchnowski activated Effect Veiler, negating Harmonist’s effect! Mora was still able to Special Summon Refrain from the Graveyard, searching for Couplet, then activated Couplet’s effect to Special Summon Aria from the hand. Finally, Mora placed Couplet in the Pendulum Zone and activated its effect to search for Melodious Concerto, activated Concerto to fuse Refrain and Couplet into Schuberta the Melodious Maestra, and placed Refrain and Couplet to his Pendulum Zones, then ended his turn. 

Pruchnowski started by activated WANTED: Seeker of Sinful Spoils, adding Diabellstar the Black Witch to his hand. He then discarded Snake-Eyes Flamberge Dragon to Special Summon the Diabellstar, and activated its effect to Set another copy of WANTED from his Deck. Pruchnowski activated Original Sinful Spoils – Snake-Eye from his hand, sending Diabellstar to the Graveyard to Special Summon Snake-Eye Ash from his Deck. Mora discarded Effect Veiler, attempting to negate Pruchnowski’s Ash, but Pruchnowski responded by activating Forbidden Droplet, sending Ash and WANTED to the Graveyard to negate Mora’s Aria and Schuberta! This allowed Ash to resolve its effect, and Pruchnowski resolved it by searching for Snake-Eyes Poplar, and then Special Summoned the Poplar and added Divine Temple of the Snake-Eye to hand. He activated the Divine Temple, placing Snake-Eyes Diabellstar in the Spell/Trap Zone. He banished WANTED rom his Graveyard to place Original to the bottom of his Deck and draw a card, then activated the effect of Snake-Eyes Diabellstar, Special Summoning it and placing Flamberge Dragon to the Spell/Trap Zone. Next, Pruchnowski entered the Battle Phase, and used Snake-Eyes Diabellstar to destroy Mora’s Harmonist. In Main Phase 2, he used Poplar to Link Summon Relinquished Anima, and used Anima and Diabellstar to Link Summon S:P Little Knight, banishing Mora’s Couplet from the Pendulum Zone. Finally, he used S:P as material to Xyz Summon Super Starslayer TY-PHON – Sky Crisis, and detached a material from it to return Schuberta to the Extra Deck, then ended his turn. 

Mora drew Called by the Grave! Unfortunately, with Aria still on the field, he could not activate Ostinato from hand. He Set a card and ended his turn. 

Rolando Mora Jr.

Pruchnowski drew a card, but decided to end his turn. 

Mora drew 1st Movement Solo, but was still unable to activate it, so he ended his turn. 

Pruchnowski decided to Normal Summon Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit, then used Ogre and TY-PHON to Link Summon Knightmare Phoenix, discarding a card to destroy Mora’s set card, and Mora responded by activating the set Called By, banishing Snake-Eyes Diabellstar from Pruchnowski’s Graveyard. Next, he discarded a Flamberge Dragon from hand to Special Summon Diabellstar the Black Witch. He used Diabellstar to Set Original Sinful Spoils – Snake-Eye from his Deck, and Flamberge to Special Summon Ash and Poplar out of his Graveeyard. He used the effect of Ash to search for another Ash, then used Poplar and Phoenix to Link Summon Promethean Princess, Bestower of Flames! He used Poplar to place Phoenix into the Pendulum Zone, Princess to Special Summon out Flamberge Dragon, and Flamberge Dragon to place Mora’s Veiler to his Spell/Trap Zone. Next, he sent Ash and Phoenix to the Graveyard to Special Summon Snake-Eye Oak, and used Oak to revive Ash. Finally, he used Ash and Princess to Link Summon Salamangreat Raging Phoenix, which he then used to Link Summon Worldsea Dragon Zealantis! Zealantis banished all monsters on the field, and Pruchnowski Special Summoned Mora’s Aria back to the field in face-down Defense Position. This allowed Pruchnowski to target it with Promethean Princess in the Graveyard, destroying it and Oak. With more than enough monsters on the field and Mora’s last monster destroyed, Pruchnowski attacked directly to secure the game 1 victory!

Pruchnowski uses Zealantis to Special Summon Mora’s face-down so that he can clear the board and attack directly!

Duel Two

Mora chose to go first again in game 2, opening with Forbidden Droplet, Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit, Crossout Designator, Aria the Melodious Diva, and Soprano the Melodious Songstress. He Set two cards to his backrow and ended his turn. 

Pruchnowski started by activating Bonfire, adding Snake-Eye Ash to his hand. He Normal Summoned it and activated its effect, but Mora responded with Droplet, sending Aria from his hand to the Graveyard to negate Ash’s effect. Pruchnowski followed up by activating Divine Temple of the Snake-Eye, placing Snake-Eyes Diabellstar to the Spell/Trap Zone, but when he tried to activate Diabellstar’s effect, Mora responded with Ghost Ogre! Unable to continue, Pruchnowski ended his turn. 

Unfortunately, Mora drew another copy of Soprano! He Normal Summoned Soprano and attacked Relinquished Anima, then ended his turn. 

Pruchnowski drew a card for turn, and Normal Summoned Snake-Eye Oak, activating its effect and targeting the Ash in his Graveyard. Knowing that he had no ways to disrupt Pruchnowski’s turn, and seeing that Pruchnowski would be able to pull off his full Snake-Eye combo, Mora conceded the Duel. 

With no more interruptions and Pruchnowski able to use Oak to Special Summon Snake-Eye Ash, Mora concedes the Duel.

Pruchnowski wins his top 32 match and advances on to the top 16 here at YCS Indianapolis!