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2010/01 – Los Angeles, California tagged with 'Feature Match'

Round 10 Feature Match: Anthony Alvarado vs. Alex Hin

January 10th, 2010

Alex Hin is 13 years old and came here from Sacramento, California. Anthony Alvarado traveled here from New Jersey on vacation. He’s been playing the game since 2004. Both players are 8-1 and a win in this round can put either one of them in a great position for making Top 16. Read more…

Round 9 Feature Match: Yassine Ali vs. Kris Ferber

January 10th, 2010

Yassine Ali came here from Montreal and is running a Twilight Deck with “Tragoedia” in it in today’s tournament. Kris Ferber is the current U.S. National Champion and traveled here from Albany, New York with his Lightsworn Deck. This is sure to be a great Match. Read more…

Round 9 Feature Match: Hunter Morgan vs. Theodore Stamelatos

January 10th, 2010

Theodore Stamelatos is one of the Duelists who traveled all the way from Greece to compete here this weekend! Stamelatos is playing a version of Lightsworn Zombies with no “Judgment Dragons,” an omission that’s been throwing a lot of opponents off their game.

His opponent is California’s own Hunter Morgan, a Duelist playing a more conventional Zombie build. Both competitors are undefeated in this tournament and sitting at Table 1, but only 1 competitor could keep his pristine record after this Match! Read more…

Round 8 Feature Match: Claudio Kirchmair vs. Rodrigo Togores

January 10th, 2010

Claudio Kirchmair came here from Austria and is his country’s current National Champion. He placed 4th at the World Championship in 2008 and is looking for another title today. Rodrigo Togores came here from Spain and was the 2004 National Championship. He also made Top 4 at Nationals in 2005, 2006, and 2007. In 2009 he won his Nation’s Yu-Gi-Oh! DS Championship. He is also a SHONEN JUMP Championship winner from SJC Orlando 2009. This was going to be an intense match played by Duelists of the highest caliber. Read more…

Round 7 Feature Match: Richard Clarke vs. Matt Highline

January 10th, 2010

Richard Clarke and Matt Highline are both 5-1 in this tournament, and we were looking at both competitors for Feature Matches this Round, so covering them both in one Match is pure luck. Clarke is playing a new version of his Disaster Dragon Deck, packing new tech like “Yamata Dragon” and “Genesis Dragon.” Last round he took his opponent’s “Dark End Dragon,” Tuned it to “Magna Drago,” and brought down “Trident Dragion” for the win.

But his opponent is Matt Highline, one of the day’s few Fortune Lady Duelists! Highline is using Fortune Ladies in conjunction with “Chaos Sorcerer” and Destiny Hero monsters, using the Ladies for extra draw power with “Fortune’s Future.” It’s an interesting concept that’s served Highline well here today, carrying him to a 5-1 record thus far. Read more…

Round 7 Feature Match: Aaron Luong vs. Kevin Silva

January 10th, 2010

Like many other Duelists in the tournament, Kevin Silva is running Zombies. However, unlike most other plays, Silva is using “Supervise” and “Il Blud” in his Deck to swarm the field with Special Summons even faster than the typical Zombie Deck. His opponent, Aaron Luong, is running a Lightsworn Deck. Read more…

Round 6 Feature Match: Matt Puttman vs. Enoch Sanz

January 10th, 2010

Heading into Round 6 we have a number of cool undefeated decks. Everything from Dragons with “Genesis Dragon” and “Yamata Dragon,” to “Il Blud” Zombies with “Supervise” are 5-0, but this round’s feature match goes to Matt Puttman and his Eatos Gemini Deck. Puttman has been shredding his opponents so far today, combining “Soul Release” and “Guardian Eatos” with “Royal Oppression” and an aggressive set of high-ATK Gemini monsters.

His opponent is Enoch Sanz, a Zombie Duelist wielding the card of the day: “Tragoedia.” “Tragoedia” is a big concern for Puttman’s Deck– he can’t stop it with “Royal Oppression” and isn’t playing “Honest,” so he has to rely on “Gemini Spark” to power through it. This one should be interesting. Read more…

Round 2 Feature Match: Paul Abdelsayed vs. Christopher Oyola

January 9th, 2010

Paul Abdelsayed is from Corona, California, and he’s 1-0 here in Round 2 with his “Relinquished” Djinn Deck. Manser’s strategy revolves around “Relinquished” backed by “Djinn Releaser of Rituals” and a supporting cast of DARK monsters, and often uses “Preparation of Rites” to unleash multiple copies of “Relinquished” in a single turn.

His opponent, Christopher Oyola, hails from Lovittown, New York, and is here playing Zombies with “Royal Oppression” and “Tragoediae.” Oppression could be key in this match-up: if Oyola could get to it early enough, he could keep Abdelsayed from bringing out “Relinquished” and protect his Special Summons from the effect of “Djinn Releaser of Rituals.” Read more…

Round 2 Feature Match: Tim Fratt vs. Marshaun Young

January 9th, 2010

Marshaun Young is running his Shutendoji Control Deck in this Duel. We’re about to see how well it will stand up against Tim Fratt’s Plant Deck. Read more…

Round 1 Feature Match: Gregory Cohen vs. Anthony Cortez

January 9th, 2010

This Round 1 Feature Match will pit Gregory Cohen, running his Kristya Draw Deck, against Anthony Cortez, a California local running a Zombie Diva Deck. Cohen’s Deck is specifically designed to counter Decks like Zombies that are heavily dependent on Special Summons. Will that advantage be enough for Cohen to win the Match? Read more…