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2011/02 – Dallas, TX tagged with 'Just the stats ma'am'

Round 5: Top Tables Update

February 12th, 2011

Four Rounds still remain in today’s Swiss pairing competition, with an additional 3 Rounds of Swiss tomorrow! We are in Round 5, so let’s take a look at who’s at the Top 10 tables, and what they’re playing… Read more…

YCS Atlanta Card Tech – By the Numbers

February 12th, 2011

Card Statistics from YCS Atlanta

It’s great to know which Decks you’re likely to encounter in a tournament, but it’s even better to know which cards you’re likely to encounter in those Decks. Take a look at some of the most popular cards used in YCS Atlanta, so that you’re not surprised when your opponents use them against you.

Moving Up the Charts…

Pot of Duality

36.6% of the Duelists in Atlanta used at least 1 copy of Pot of Duality in their Decks. This is a up from the 33% of Duelists who used it at the prior YCS in Philadephia. Pot’s numbers keep going up at every tournament, as more Pots get pulled from packs of Duelist Revolution. While the number of Duelists using just 1 Pot of Duality in their Decks actually went down, the number of Duelists using more than 1 copy increased by six times as much as that decrease. Read more…

YCS Atlanta Decks – By the Numbers

February 12th, 2011

Deck Statistics from YCS Atlanta

It’s been more than 2 months since the previous Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series in Atlanta, where Gravekeepers swept the field and sent the Dueling world reeling in surprise. In Atlanta, everyone felt the impact of Gravekeeper’s Recruiter from Starstrike Blast for the first time, and 3 Gravekeeper Duelists took the top 3 spots of the tournament! There was a bigger variety of Decks played in Atlanta than at any previous YCS of this format, and in the end, one of the most underrepresented Decks proved to be the most successful, showing that you don’t need to run the same Decks as everyone else to win!

The Top 5 Decks

But even though you don’t have to play one of the most common Decks to win, you will see them a lot at an average event. So you need to be ready to take them down when you face them. In Atlanta, the most popular Decks were Blackwings (14.6% of the field), X-Sabers (10.1% of the field), Quickdraw Dandywarrior (8.8%), Plant Synchro (7.7%), and Lightsworn (5.9% of the field). Read more…