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Dragon Duel Feature Match: Jackson Baum vs. Jasmine Wood

March 2nd, 2010

Dragon Duels are Tournaments for Duelists age 12 and under. After a few rounds against different opponents, the Top 4 players in a Dragon Duel tournament win cool prizes like Game Mats and card binders.

With Sunday’s Dragon Duel tournament coming to a close, two up-and-coming Duelists had perfect undefeated records! Now, they were going to face off against each other, as 12 year-old Jasmine Wood was set to Duel fellow 12 year-old Jackson Baum, in a Match that would pit Wood’s Blackwings against Baum’s Destiny Hero / Absolute Zero Deck! Both Duelists were eager to play their final Duels of the day, and the Match played out really fast.

Baum got things started by Setting a monster, Setting a Spell or Trap card, then ending his first turn.

Wood activated “Black Whirlwind” on her turn, then tried to use it to get another Blackwing from her Deck by Summoning “Blackwing – Shura the Blue Flame.” But Baum activated “Bottomless Trap Hole” to destroy and remove Shura from play, so Wood was unable to search for a Blackwing from her Deck. She Set 2 cards to her Spell & Trap Card Zone, and ended.

Baum’s hand had “Gorz the Emissary of Darkness,” “Torrential Tribute,” “Book of Moon,” “Caius the Shadow Monarch,” and “Mystical Space Typhoon.” He Flip Summoned “Mystic Tomato” and attacked. But Wood flipped it face-down again with her “Book of Moon” to stop the attack.  Baum Set two cards to his back row and ended his turn.

Wood Normal Summoned “Blackwing – Sirocco the Dawn,” but when she activated the effect of “Black Whirlwind” to search for another Blackwing, Baum Chained “Mystical Space Typhoon” to destroy “Black Whirlwind.” Next, Wood’s Sirocco attacked “Mystic Tomato,” and Baum Special Summoned “Sangan” with Tomato’s effect after it was destroyed.

On his turn, Baum Tributed “Sangan” for “Caius the Shadow Monarch,” removed Wood’s Sirocco with Caius’ effect, and searched his Deck for “Deep Sea Diva” with “Sangan’s” effect. Then he attacked for 2400 damage. He Set another Spell or Trap to finish out his turn.

Wood Set a monster for her turn, with no other plays.

Baum activated “Allure of Darkness” on his next turn to draw 2 cards, then removed Gorz from play to complete Allure’s effect. He attacked with Caius, destroying Wood’s face-down “Blackwing – Blizzard the Far North.”

Wood Set another back row card on her following turn, then passed play back to Baum.

Moments later, during Baum’s turn, Wood activated her face-down “Trap Dustshoot” to reveal Baum’s hand of “Giant Trunade,” “Destiny Draw,” “Bottomless “Trap Hole,” and “Tragoedia.” She chose to send “Deep Sea Diva” back into Baum’s Deck. Baum had Caius attack for another 2400 damage, then he Set a third Spell or Trap.

Wood had to pass during her turn, with no possible plays.

Baum activated “Giant Trunade” in his turn, then Summoned “Deep Sea Diva,” and used her effect to Special Summon “Spined Gillman” from his Deck. He Tuned Diva to Caius, Synchro Summoned “Colossal Fighter,” and attacked for 2800 damage. “Spined Gillman” attacked next to finish the game, and Jasmine revealed her hand: she had nothing but “Icarus Attacks” and a “My Body As A Shield,” which explained her lack of aggression in the latter half of the Duel.

An unfortunate set of draws places Jasmine Wood on the defensive for the first Duel, and Jackson Baum plays aggressively to capitalize. Wood needed to win this next Duel to stay in the game!

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Wood started the second Duel by playing “Black Whirlwind,” then Summoning “Blackwing – Shura the Blue Flame.” She used the effect of “Black Whirlwind” to search her Deck for “Blackwing – Gale the Whirlwind.” She Special Summoned Gale, Tuned it to Shura, and Synchro Summoned “Blackwing Armor Master.” She then Set 3 cards to her Spell & Trap Card Zone. Read more…