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2010/04 – 75th SJC – Edison, New Jersey

Deck Profile: The Djuiricin Brothers’ Froggy Monarch Decks

April 25th, 2010

Yesterday we saw Logan and Devin Djuiricin win in side-by-side Feature Matches against an army of machines, as they played their identical Froggy Monarch Decks to an unprecedented tandem victory over 2 Gadget Decks! Today, we want to take a little time and show you the Deck they both ran here this weekend. Check it out… Read more…

QQ: What’s YOUR Secret Weapon?

April 25th, 2010

Time for more QQ (that’s Quick Questions)!

The stakes are high and there are literally thousands of Duelists in competition here today! In a high-pressure tournament like this one everybody’s looking for that little extra edge over the opposition, and that means pulling out all the stops to surprise and outwit your opponents. We hit the floor to ask a spread of Duelists to name the single card they ran that would set them apart from the rest of the field. Main Deck or Side Deck: it’s all fair game as we ask: “What’s your secret weapon?” Read more…

Who’s at the Top Tables: Round 12

April 25th, 2010

Welcome to our final round of Swiss Pairings! Only 32 of these players will go on to the single elimination playoffs to determine our overall champion, so the competition is going to be intense. Read more…

Round 11 Feature Match: Nik Ristoski vs. Luis Zambrana

April 25th, 2010

With just 2 Rounds left in this tournament, the number of each Deck archetype in contention for Day 2 is narrowing. Nik Ristoski is one of the Blackwing Duelists still in the running, currently 8-2 with a teched out version packing Dark Eruption.

His opponent is Luis Zambrana, running an Elemental Hero Absolute Zero Deck. Zambrana is also 8-2, so whomever wins this Duel will have a chance to lock their seat in the Top 32 by winning their next Match in Round 12. Whoever loses here will need some lucky tiebreakers and a Round 12 win to make the cut. Read more…

Who’s at the Top Tables: Round 11

April 25th, 2010

One more to go! Check out how many Duelists have gained and lost places since the last round. Read more…

Who’s at the Top Tables: Round 10

April 25th, 2010

After 9 rounds of play, here were the top pairings heading into Round 10. Two more to go! We’re going to see things start to get interesting as the players move up and down at the tables. Read more…

Round 10 Feature Match: Jon Mak vs. Michael Rossitto

April 25th, 2010

Both of these Duelists are currently 8-1 in the tournament, so a win here would put either one of them in a great position for making Top 32. Jon Mak is running a Gladiator Beast Deck that uses Gladiator Beast’s Respite and Gladiator Beast Octavius. His opponent, Michael Rossitto, is using a Flamvell Deck with Rekindling. Read more…

Round 9 Feature Match: Dylan DeBolo vs. Alejandro Reyez Suarez

April 25th, 2010

We’re starting off our day with a Feature Match between Dylan DeBolo of Rochester, New York, and 2008 Mexican National Champion Alejandro Reyez Suarez! Both of these competitors are 7-1 in this tournament: each just 4 wins away from a guaranteed seat in the Top 32. Read more…

Deck Profile: Tyler Nolan’s Black Garden Deck

April 25th, 2010

If you’ve been with us all weekend, then you probably remember Tyler Nolan from his Round 3 Feature Match win in yesterday’s coverage. Nolan is playing an insightful and finely-tuned Black Garden Deck this weekend, halving his opponent’s ATK and then following up by walling up with high-DEF monsters like Gravekeeper’s Spy, Don Zaloog, and Volcanic Rocket. He uses the Garden’s ATK-halving effect and its Token Summoning effect to slow the pace of play to a crawl, then grinds down his opponent’s cards with Zaloog and Blaze Accelerator. Once his opponent can’t fight back, a series of small attacks ends the Duel. Read more…

Round 8 Feature Match: Justin Dizazzo vs. Jeff Jones

April 25th, 2010

For the final Feature Match of Day 1, let’s take a look at the Duelists proudly sitting at Table 1. Jeff Jones is running a Quickdraw Dandywarrior Deck, while his opponent, Justin Dizazzo is playing Machina Gadgets. Both Duelists are undefeated, but a win here would give one of them a big edge in making Top 32 tomorrow. Read more…