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2010/10 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Finals: Thanh Nguyen Versus Kenny Kwan

October 10th, 2010


Only 2 Duelists remained in this tournament: Thanh Nguyen with Plant Synchro, and Kenny Kwan with Quickdraw Dandywarrior.  Both of these Decks look similar at first glance, but when pitted head-to-head, the differences were sure to become apparent.  The winner here would claim an Ultra Rare set of Darklord Prize Cards, airfare and accommodations to the North American WCQ, a netbook laptop, and the title of Champion.  Nguyen won the toss and decided to go first.

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Semifinals: James Neumann Versus Thanh Nguyen

October 10th, 2010

Only 4 competitors remained in this tournament, and the winner of this Match was guaranteed to go home with a set of the Darklord Prize Cards!  The victor would also win their way to the Finals, where they’d Duel for a heap of prizes and the honor of being a YCS winner.  James Neumann was piloting X-Sabers, while his opponent Thanh Nguyen was running Plant Synchro.

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Quarterfinals: Thomas Luebke VS Thanh Nguyen

October 10th, 2010

Thomas Luebke and Thanh Nguyen have never topped a YCS before, but today, they’re going head to head in the Top 8! One of these Duelists will advance to the Top 4 with a great shot at winning a Set of Darklord Prize Cards, while the other one will be eliminated. Which Deck will win – Luebke’s Machina Gadgets or Nguyen’s Plants?

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Quarterfinals: Kenny Kwan VS Guillermo Morales

October 10th, 2010

Only 8 Duelists remained in this tournament, and after this Round only 4 would be left in contention!  Kenny Kwan hails from Queens, New York, and is here playing Quickdraw.  His opponent is Guillermo Morales, a Blackwing Duelist from New Jersey.  Both of these Duelists have been to Championship-level tournaments in the past, but this is their first time breaking into the Playoff Rounds.  Now, one of them would be headed to the Top 4.

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The Semifinals are set…

October 10th, 2010

And here are your Semifinalists and their Decks! 3 of these 4 Duelists will take home Darklord Prize Cards, but only 1 of them will take the title!

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Top 16 Feature Match: Nickolas Anderson VS Nareg Torossian

October 10th, 2010

In this match, we watch Nickolas Anderson and his Blackwings take on Nareg Torossian’s X-Saber Deck. Anderson won the toss and elected to go first.

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The Top 8!

October 10th, 2010

Here they are, the Top 8 Duelists and their Decks:

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Deck Profile: Jonny Nagel’s Naturia Scraps

October 10th, 2010

One of the most memorable Feature Matches of the weekend was Jonny Nagel’s 3-Duel throwdown against Gary Diamond in Round 10.  Nagel didn’t make it to the Top 32 – with an 8-2 record he made 36th place, missing out on the playoff rounds by a handful of tiebreaker points.  But Nagel’s Deck is something totally unique, and he really impressed the spectators here today.  Here’s his build:

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The Top 16

October 10th, 2010

Here they are, the Top 16 Duelists and their Decks!

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Top 32 Feature Match: Christopher Evans vs. Mark Johnson

October 10th, 2010

Christopher Evans made it to the Top 32 with his fast-paced Infernity Deck, while Mark Johnson made it there with his slow-paced Quickdraw Dandywarrior Deck. Johnson likes to draw cards to increase his options, while Evans likes to burn through them to give his strongest cards their effects. Which strategy will prevail?

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