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2010/06 – Chicago, Illinois

Top 8 Feature Match: Billy Brake vs. Agustin Herrera

June 20th, 2010

Billy Brake and Agustin Herrera are two friends both running X-Saber Decks. Their builds are similar and they tested their Decks out against each other in preparation for the tournament, so they’re both familiar with each other’s moves. Read more…

Top 8 Feature Match: Bobby Chambers vs. Gary Miotke

June 20th, 2010

If you’ve read the coverage from SHONEN JUMP Championship Edison, you may remember young Brandon Miotke winning a Dark End Dragon in the Dragon Duel Championship. Brandon is just one of several Duelists from the Miotke family, and now it was his father’s turn to be in the Feature Match spotlight! Gary Miotke is here in the Top 8, playing X-Sabers. His opponent is Bobby Chambers, the only Blackwing Duelist left in the tournament. Read more…

Top 16 Feature Match: Billy Brake vs. Ben Haynes

June 20th, 2010

Billy Brake and Ben Haynes made it to the Top 16 with two very different Decks. Brake is running an X-Saber Deck with Thunder King Rai-Oh in it, while his opponent, Ben Haynes, is playing a Frog Monarch Deck with Obelisk the Tormentor. Which Deck will win: Brake’s Deck dependent on Synchro Summons, or Haynes’s Deck dependent on Tribute Summons? Only one of these Duelists can advance to the Top 8, and we’re about to find out which one it will be. Read more…

Top 16 Feature Match: Dale Bellido vs. Jeff Jones

June 20th, 2010

Jeff Jones and Dale Bellido are both former Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship winners. Bellido is playing Infernities, while Jeff Jones is running a Herald of Perfection Deck we profiled yesterday. Read more…

Top 32 Feature Match: Chris Duff vs. Agustin Herrera

June 20th, 2010

Chris Duff is running a Herald of Perfection Deck that plays Dawn of the Herald instead of Advanced Ritual Art. His opponent, Agustin Herrera, is running X-Sabers. This can be a tough Match for Duff if Herrera manages to discard his hand throughout the Match using X-Saber Airbellum and XX-Saber Gottoms, but an early Summon of Herald of Perfection or Archlord Kristya can mean victory for Duff. Read more…

Round 10 Feature Match: Luis Aldama vs. Bobby Chambers

June 20th, 2010

This Round 10 Feature Match pits Bobby Chambers’ Blackwing Deck against Luis Aldama’s Gladiator Beasts. This is typically a tough matchup for Gladiator Beasts, and Chambers’s 2 copies of Cards for Black Feathers will help him draw Royal Oppression to make things even harder. But some solid play from Aldama may lead him to overcome his worst matchup. Read more…

QQ: Are you Main Decking D.D. Crow?

June 20th, 2010

One of the most talked-about tech choices these days is D.D. Crow. We hit the floor to ask a range of competitors whether or not they were Main Decking D.D. Crow and if so, how many they were running. Read more…

Update from Mexico: WCQ Swiss Rounds underway

June 20th, 2010

The main event is underway at the World Championship Qualifier – Central America, in Guadalajara, Mexico.

A quick glance at the field shows that at least 30% of the Decks look to be X-Saber Decks. There are also a lot of Blackwing Decks and Machina Gadgets, plus Flamvell Cat, Frog Monarchs, TeleDAD, and Caliber Cat. Gladiator Beasts, Quickdraw Dandywarrior, Synchro Cat, Absolute Zero, and Macro Cosmos Decks are also popping up here and there. Read more…

Deck Profile: Bobby Chambers’ Blackwing Deck

June 20th, 2010

Continuing our look at some of the more successful Decks from yesterday, we look at Bobby Chambers’ Blackwing Deck, the only Blackwing Duelist seated at the Top 10 tables at the end of the Day 1 Swiss Rounds. Chambers went undefeated in all 8 Rounds of Day 1’s competition. Here’s how he did it: Read more…

Deck Profile: Grant Kelly’s Caliber Cat Deck

June 20th, 2010

Grant Kelly finished 7-1 in yesterday’s Swiss Rounds, claiming victory in our Round 8 Feature Match over Carolyn Colajezzi’s X-Sabers. He was the only Duelist seated at the top tables piloting a Synchro Cat variant, so it’s a great opportunity to look at the innovative build he played. Kelly decided to run Caliber Cat – Synchro Cat with Doomcaliber Knight. Read more…