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2010/05 – Washington, DC

Round 9 Feature Match: Mohammad Zaiem Ahmad vs. Chase Simpson

May 16th, 2010

Both Duelists in this Feature Match have 7-1 records. The winner here will have a great shot at making it into the Top 32, while the other Duelist will still need good tie-breakers and another victory next round to make it into the Top 32. Mohammad Zaiem Ahmad is running an X-Saber Deck, strongly boosted by the recent release of The Shining Darkness. His opponent, Chase Simpson, is running a Gladiator Beast Deck that includes Elemental Hero Prisma and Thunder King Rai-Oh. Thunder King Rai-Oh’s ability to stop Ahmad from searching his Deck with XX-Saber Darksoul’s effect may make this a favorable matchup for Simpson. Read more…

Who’s at the Top Tables: Round 9

May 16th, 2010

Here are all of the pairings for Round 9, the first of 2 remaining Swiss Pair rounds in this competition. After the 10th round of Swiss Pairings, we’ll move on to the top 32 for the Single Elimination final rounds! Read more…

QQ: What are you playing from The Shining Darkness?

May 15th, 2010

With The Shining Darkness making its big debut here today, a lot of Duelists are playing a lot of different cards from the set. We talked to some Duelists in today’s main event to find out what they were playing, and the results were as varied as the Duelists themselves. So, what were our QQ interviewees playing? Read more…

Tech Update: Anti-Infernity Tech

May 15th, 2010

Storming out of The Shining Darkness, Infernities are one of the Decks everyone was expecting to make it big here this weekend. There are dozens of different cards being played here today to try and beat Infernities, but some are far more popular than the rest. Let’s take a quick look at the cards that are seeing the most play, as Duelists try to outwit what some see as “the Deck to beat.” Read more…

Round 8 Feature Match: Dylan DeBole vs. Clay Denneny

May 15th, 2010

Clay Denneny is 14 years old and came here from Charlotte, NC with his X-Saber Deck. His opponent, Dylan DeBole is from Rochester, NY and running Machina Gadgets. Since both Duelists in this Match are currently 6-1 they’ll both be trying their hardest to win this Match and boost their chances of a Top 32 finish. Read more…

QQ: What will take the most seats?

May 15th, 2010

QQ stands for Quick Questions!

The release of The Shining Darkness has completely changed the landscape of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, bringing plenty of new Decks and changing plenty of old ones. There’s a ton of hype surrounding both Infernities and X-Sabers here today, so we hit the floor to ask a spread of Duelists what they thought would be the most successful Deck of the weekend. With the Top 16 Day 2 of the SHONEN JUMP Championship era now replaced by a Top 32, we asked which single Deck competitors thought would take the most seats in the playoff rounds. Here’s just some of the responses we got. Read more…

Who’s at the Top Tables: Round 8

May 15th, 2010

Last round for the day! We will bring the top 128 Duelists back tomorrow to complete the last two rounds of Swiss Pairings, and then cut to a Top 32 to play off in Single Elimination. Read more…

Round 7 Feature Match: Jeffrey Daniels vs. David Viera

May 15th, 2010

David Viera appears to be the only Duelist at the top tables playing Zombies. With so many of the top Decks in this tournament depending on their Graveyards, Viera runs multiple copies of Book of Life to Summon his own monsters and remove key cards from his opponents’ Graveyards.

Jeffrey Daniels is competing in his second Feature Match today, and is looking for another win! We already saw Daniels defeat X-Sabers earlier this afternoon – could he take on Zombies, too? We were about to find out. Read more…

Who’s at the Top Tables: Round 7

May 15th, 2010

One round remains after this, and we are done for Saturday! Take a look and see how our Duelists are doing… Read more…

Round 6 Feature Match: Jeffrey Daniels vs. Evan Petre

May 15th, 2010

Jeffrey Daniels is running a Blackwing Deck with the new Blackwing – Breeze the Zephyr in his Deck. His opponent, Evan Petre, is running X-Sabers. Will Daniels be able to use his Blackwings to overcome the X-Saber matchup? Read more…