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2011/08 – Indianapolis, IN

Round 7 Feature Match: Christopher Krause vs. Luis Zambrana

August 6th, 2011

Here in Round 7, we’ll see Tech Genus Duelist Christopher Krause Duel Luis Zambrana. Zambrana’s Deck runs Malefic Cyber End Dragon and Beast King Barbaros, comboing with Skill Drain. He also plays Geartown and Necrovalley. He even runs Safe Zone, instead of Solemn Warning. It’s one of the more unique Decks in today’s field, and now we’re going to see it put to the test. Both of these competitors are undefeated with 6-0 records. Read more…

Round 7 Standings

August 6th, 2011

We’re 7 rounds in, with127 Duelists still competing and only 4 undefeated players left. Read more…

Round 6 Standings

August 6th, 2011

Things are humming along so smoothly that all 9 Swiss Pair rounds will be completed today, leaving only the play-off rounds for Sunday. After 6 rounds we have 168 Duelists remaining, with 2/3 of the field having dropped to go do other things as this exciting convention. At this point 7 Duelists remain undefeated. Read more…

Round 6 Feature Match: Robbie Kohl vs. Jehanzab Siddiqui

August 6th, 2011

Jehanzab Siddiqui is 4-1 so far today, piloting the same Deck that we saw earlier in the hands of Austin Herrera: Anti-Monster Beasts. Robbie Kohl is playing Tech Genus Gadgets, packing Ultimate Offering to make the most of Number 39: Utopia. Both of these Decks are making their YCS debut here today, so this one should be fun to watch! Read more…

Round 5 Standings

August 6th, 2011

After 5 rounds of play, 217 Duelists remain in the competition, 14 of them with undefeated records. Read more…

Round 5 Feature Match: Marcus Paternoster vs. Tyler Tabman

August 6th, 2011

Tyler Tabman is undefeated here in Round 5 with an Elemental Hero Fusion Deck. Tabman is running triple Fusion Gate, double Super Polymerization, and a bunch of other tricks. His opponent, Marcus Paternoster, is playing a Master Hyperion Deck with The Agent of Creation – Venus and Archlord Kristya. Kristya may give Paternoster an edge, but the surprise factor is definitely on Tabman’s side. This one is anybody’s Match! Read more…

Round 4 Standings

August 6th, 2011

Here are the standings after 4 rounds of play. 29 Duelists remain undefeated. Read more…

Round 4 Feature Match: William Presser vs. Alex Vansant

August 6th, 2011

Ten weeks ago at YCS Orlando, Alex Vansant made the Top 32 with an aggressive Gadget Deck featuring Ultimate Offering. His strategy in that tournament centered on combining a flood of Gadgets with a flood of Level 1 Tuners, kicking out Synchro after Synchro without emptying his hand. But today that strategy takes on a new dimension! The debut of Number 39: Utopia takes the Deck to a totally different level. Now, Vansant can use his Gadget / Ultimate Offering combo to unleash an army of attack-negating 2500 Xyz Monsters!

His opponent is William Presser, a Plant Synchro Duelist with a deadly Side Deck. Presser’s Side lets him move from a Synchro-driven strategy to something completely different: Anti-Monster. He may be at a bit of a disadvantage in the first Duel, but with the right Side Deck decisions he could really catch Vansant off-guard. Read more…

Round 3 Standings

August 6th, 2011

After 3 rounds of play, 362 Duelists remain from the original 483, with a quarter of the starting contestants having dropped from the event after losses. Read more…

Round 3 Feature Match: Augustin Herrera vs. Sean Turner

August 6th, 2011

After dominating the North American World Championship Qualifier just weeks ago, Horn of the Phantom Beast is one of the hottest cards here in Indianapolis. We already showed you Johnny Nagel playing it in Crystal Beasts. Now, we’ll see the undefeated Augustin Herrera play it in a Beast-ly version of an Anti-Monster strategy. Herrera combos Horn with cards like Pitch-Black Warwolf and King Tiger Wanghu, wielding powerful control effects.

His opponent is Sean Turner, traveling here to Indy from New Jersey to compete with a Master Hyperion Deck. Packing The Agent of Creation – Venus, Turner’s Deck wields all sorts of cool Special Summon tricks that could help him overwhelm Herrera’s defensive plays. The key to victory here will likely be a matter of time. if Turner can stabilize the Duel, he can put together big plays to overcome Herrera. But if Herrera controls stuff early and plays aggressively, he can knock Turner off balance and shatter his combos. Read more…