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2010/10 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania tagged with 'Feature Match'

Round 10 Feature Match: Jonny Nagel VS Gary Diamond

October 10th, 2010

 

Both of these competitors had 7-2 records heading into this round: a win here would give the victor a great chance at making the Top 32.  Gary Diamond was a LIGHT Gemini Beatdown Duelist, while Jonny Nagel was back from his appearance at YCS San Jose with another take on the Naturia Deck he piloted to a bubble Match in that tournament.  The twist?  This time he was playing an all-new strategy: Naturia Scraps.  Good idea, or bad idea?  We were about to find out!

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Round 10 Feature Match: Pongyue Moua VS Zachary Bishop

October 10th, 2010

 

Pongyue Moua lost his Round 5 Feature Match against Scraps yesterday, but now he’s back with a 7-2 record using Flamvells and facing off against Zachary Bishop’s LIGHT Gemini Beatdown Deck. Will he be able to redeem himself from yesterday?

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Round 9 Feature Match: Alexander Martin VS Alistar Constantine

October 10th, 2010

Alistar Constantine and Alexander Martin are both 8-0 in the tournament and sitting at Table 1. With just 2 more rounds of Swiss left, a win here will guarantee one of these Duelists a spot in the Top 32. Constantine’s Blackwing Deck may have an edge over Martin’s Quickdraw Dandywarrior Deck thanks to Blackwing – Bora the Spear, but an early setup on Martin’s field could be trouble for Constantine.

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Round 8 Feature Match: Marshaun Young vs. Christopher Evans

October 9th, 2010


 

Marshaun Young is currently 6-1 with the Fairy Chaos Deck we profiled at the start of the tournament. His opponent, Christopher Evans, has a 6-1 record with Infernities. Young’s 3 copies of Royal Decree may make this a tough matchup for Evans, but if Evans can draw the right cards early on, he may be able to defeat Young before he gets his Deck up-and-running. A victory here will put one of these Duelists into a great position to make the Top 32 after the 2 rounds of swiss tomorrow morning.

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Round 8 Feature Match: Joe Nguyen Versus Christopher Campbell

October 9th, 2010

Both of these competitors are on the bubble here in Round 8, with 5-1-1 records (5 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw each).  Christopher Campbell is competing in his first big tournament this weekend: he’s never even played in a Regional before, but now he could be headed to Day 2 with an aggressive Fish Deck.  Campbell’s strategy is built around Thunder King Rai-Oh and Superancient Deepsea King Coelacanth, while Nguyen is running a defensive Camel Control Deck with Des Lacooda and Mist Valley Falcon.  This is a matchup we’ve never seen before, so it should be interesting!

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Round 4 Feature Match: Bobby Barone vs. Hang Cheong Wu

October 9th, 2010


 

Bobby Barone made the top cut at 3 YCS tournaments, including the one right here in Philadelphia in 2008, and is back today running Gladiator Beasts. But his opponent, Hang Cheong Wu is running an anti-meta Deck full of high ATK Level 4 monsters, which may make this a tough Match for Barone.

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Round 3 Feature Match: Christopher Burrows VS Julian Keller

October 9th, 2010

Christopher Burrows hails from Chicago, and is 1 of our undefeated Scrap Duelists here this weekend, packing Summoner Monk and Caius the Shadow Monarch as his personal tech.  His opponent is Long Island’s Julian Keller, a Lightsworn Duelist packing Gold Sarcophagus and other familiar choices.

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Round 2 Feature Match: Daniel LaMartina VS Paul Suon

October 9th, 2010

Back in July, Daniel LaMartina made it to the Top 4 in the 2010 United States World Championship Qualifier with his Gladiator Beast Deck, earning an invitation to the World Championship in Long Beach, California, where he competed against some of the world’s finest. Now, he’s back with his Gladiator Beasts, facing off against Paul Suon’s Salvo Chaos Deck here in Philadelphia. LaMartina’s Gladiator Beast Deck is teched out with Spirit Reaper, Effect Veiler, and Gladiator Beast’s Respite, which should make this an interesting Match.

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Round 2 Feature Match: Russ Hunter VS Mike Valdez

October 9th, 2010

Earlier today we examined Russ Hunter’s Hero Beat Deck in a Deck Profile.  An offshoot of the LIGHT Gemini Beatdown strategy that won YCS San Jose for Angel Flores 2 weeks ago, it packs a different spread of Elemental Heroes to take advantage of big monster removal while dropping the LIGHT component.  Hunter traveled here this weekend from Lexington, Kentucky, and his opponent is Mike Valdez from Rockland New York.  Valdez is a Machina Gadget Duelist, playing some creative choices like Blue Thunder T-45.

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Round 1 Feature Match: Naveen Shankar VS Charles Oransky

October 9th, 2010

Naveeen Shankar is 13 years old and won the Dragon Duel Championship with Blackwings in 2009. Today, he’s running a Machina Gadget Deck. His opponent, Charles Oransky, is here with his 16 year old son, and is running a Machina Gadget Deck like Shankar’s, but with a bunch of burn cards added in, including Des Koala and Just Desserts. Shankar has experience on his side, but it’s anyone’s Duel to win.
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