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2013/05 – Meadowlands, New Jersey tagged with 'Feature Match'

Round 11: George Kyan versus Willian Fernandes

May 12th, 2013

It’s the final round of Swiss play! The results of this round will determine the standings for the Top 32. We’ve got a New York Duelist, George Kyan, versus a Florida Duelist, Willian Fernandes. Kyan is using Infernity today, a popular pick now that Lavalval Chain is here. Fernandes is packing Fire Fists, using three copies of Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon, a ton of Fire Formation Continuous Traps, and Magic Planter to make use of them after they’ve done their job.

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Round 10 Feature Match: George Weber versus Raymond Bauzon

May 12th, 2013

George Weber and Raymond Bauzon are both local New Jersey Duelists with 8-1 records. Weber is using an Evilswarm Deck that was recently made possible by Hidden Arsenal 7: Knight of Stars. Unlike the many of the Evilswarm Decks we featured earlier in the weekend, Weber has chosen to forego using Dinosaurs in his Decks, and is focused on an all-out Evilswarm strategy. His opponent, Raymond Bauzon, is using a Fire Fist Deck that includes Sabersaurus for access to Evolzar Laggia and Evolzar Dolkka. Fire Fists are generally tough for Evilswarms to defeat, given how easily Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Bear destroys Evilswarm Ophion; but Weber is looking to score an upset in this Match and secure a 9-1 record. It’s time to Duel!

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Round 10: Jarel Winston versus Justin Ashe

May 12th, 2013

Jarel Winston is no stranger to Day 2 competition. Among other many other things, he even took 5th at the previous YCS held in New Jersey – YCS Edison. He’s up against Justin Ashe, who made the Top 8 at YCS Providence. These two have a long history together – Winston actually taught Ashe how to play! This matchup will see Winston’s Gadgets paired up with Ashe’s Fire Fists. It’s time to Duel!

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Round 9 Feature Match: Tyree Tinsley versus James Guerrero

May 12th, 2013

There are lots of Mermail Duelists currently at the top tables, and this Feature Match will cover 2 of the ones who haven’t yet lost a Match in the tournament! Tyree Tinsley from Virginia and James Guerrero from New Jersey are both undefeated and are now Dueling against one another for the opportunity to maintain a perfect record. It’s time to Duel!

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Round 9 Feature Match: Victor Santana versus Hansel Aguero

May 12th, 2013

We’re here with two New York Duelists for the final round of Saturday’s competition. Victor Santan is using a Constellar Deck, backed by Fire Fist support. We’ve seen a handful of such Decks today, but Victor’s has the best record of the day. He’s up against his friend, team mate, and 2011 North American WCQ winner Hansel Aguero! Aguero is using Mermails today. Neither Duelist wanted to be Dueling a friend, but they were ready to do what Duelists have to do! Since they were friends, both Duelists knew what the other was using. That should put an interesting twist on the Match.

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Round 8 Feature Match: Jeffrey Torres versus Joshua Coones

May 12th, 2013

Jeffrey Torres from New Jersey and Joshua Coones from Ohio both have 5-1-1 records in the tournament, and are each using a Deck that includes Rescue Rabbit. But both Duelists have vastly different strategies. Joshua Coones is taking the traditional approach of focusing his strategy around Evolzar Laggia and Evolzar Dolkka, while Jeffrey Torres diversified his strategy with the inclusion of the new Evilswarm monsters in Hidden Arsenal 7: Knight of Stars! Which strategy will prevail!?

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Round 8: Patrick Hoban versus Jesse Kotton

May 12th, 2013

Patrick is known well on the tournament scene, and made the trip here from Atlanta, GA. He’s using Infernities today. The Infernity strategy received an amazing gift with the arrival of Lavalval Chain, with the Deck now able to load its Graveyard with ease. For slower paced opponents, he switches his Deck up using Side Decked Infernity Randomizers and control cards like Offerings to the Doomed! He’s facing off against Toronto’s Jesse Kotton, using a Mermail Deck for today’s competition. Both Duelists are undefeated, but only one can remain that way!

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Round 7: Chao Tang versus Thomas Balaban

May 12th, 2013

Chao Tang is a New York Duelist, and is undefeated today in his very first tournament! He’s using a Malefic Deck, using potent choices like Skill Drain and Future Visions. He’s up against Thomas Balaban from Waynesburg, PA, who is also undefeated with Mermails.

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Round 6 Feature Match: Jerome Porter versus Benedikt Junk

May 12th, 2013

Benedikt Junk traveled here from Germany with his 51-card Mermail Deck to compete in this weekend’s YCS tournament. He’s currently 4-1 in the tournament and Dueling against Jerome Porter Washing D.C.’s Jerome Porter and his Prophecy Deck. Porter is using Madolche Mageleine in his Prophecy Deck and is hoping that his Spellcasters will bring him to the Top 32 this weekend. But only one of these Duelists will advance in the tournament with a 5-1 record!

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Saturday Dragon Duel Final: Ben Leverett versus Jared Schaefer

May 12th, 2013

Ben is from Atlanta, Jared is from Long Island. Jared’s first YCS

Ben Leverett is a multiple Dragon Duel Champion, and he’s back for yet another title using Mermails. He’s up against Jared Schaefer, a Long Island Duelist packing Six Samurai. Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En is known for shutting down many Decks, but Mermails are largely based on their monster effects. Would Leverett have the edge?

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