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2013/04 – San Diego, California tagged with 'Feature Match'

The Finals: Michael Steinman Versus Angel Ascencio

April 8th, 2013

It all came down to this!  Fire versus Water.  Fire Fists Versus Mermails.  Angel Ascencio has made three YCS Top 32’s in the past, while Michael Steinman has three YCS tops, and three WCQ tops.  Mere minutes from now we’ll have a new Champion, and potentially a new Deck-to-beat.

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3rd/4th Playoff: Nick Tomlin vs. William Montes

April 8th, 2013

While they didn’t quite make it to the finals, there’s still something to be had for taking third place. Glory! Bragging rights! A Super Rare copy of Digvorzhak, King of Heavy Industry! But mostly bragging rights!

Just kidding. We all know any Duelist would love to get ahold of Digvorzhak, and these Duelists have a shot at it. Nick Tomlin’s taking his Wind-Ups against William Montes’s Dino Rabbit!

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Top 4 Feature Match: Michael Steinman Versus William Montes

April 8th, 2013

Last Round, Michael Steinman overcame Frog Monarchs with his Rabbit Fire Fist Deck.  Now he was up against William Montes, one of the many Dino Rabbit Duelists that made the Top 32 here this weekend.  Only four Duelists remained in this tournament.  In a few minutes that number would be reduced to just two.

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Top 4 Feature Match: Angel Ascencio vs. Nick Tomlin

April 8th, 2013

Only four Duelists remain! Angel Ascencio and Nick Tomlin both have had Feature Match wins today, but only one can move on from here. Will it be Mermails, or Wind-Ups? There’s only one way to find out!

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Top 8 Feature Match: Jeff Jones vs. Angel Ascencio

April 8th, 2013

San Fernando Valley

We’re down to only eight Duelists! Angel Ascencio is facing off against Jeff Jones in this all Mermail Feature Match! These Duelists are two of only three remaining Mermail players, but when the dust settles, only one can remain in the tournament!

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Top 8 Feature Match: Steven Ma Versus Michael Steinman

April 8th, 2013

Michael Steinman has topped three WCQ tournaments, and three more YCS events.  His opponent, Steven Ma, has been playing Monarchs for over half a decade but has never topped a Regional.  He may be the first competitor in history to Top 32 a YCS before making the Top 8 of a Regional Qualifier.

Kind of cool.

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Top 16 Feature Match: Norberto Leon Versus Michael Steinman

April 8th, 2013

Norberto Leon made the Finals of YCS Seattle with the same strategy he’s playing here this weekend: Mermails.  His opponent is Fire Fist Duelist Michael Steinman, who you might remember from the Top 8 of the North American WCQ last year.  While Mermails are an imposing, explosive strategy that generates lots of free cards and searches, the Fire Fist Deck grinds its opponent down inch by inch, wielding powerful removal effects.  These are two very different Decks, and this is a classic match-up in this Format.

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Top 16 Feature Match: Anthony Eckroth vs. Long Dao

April 8th, 2013

It’s the Top 16! Anthony Eckroth made a pretty good trip from Utah to participate in YCS San Diego. Long Dao had a bit more of a trip, all the way from Austria! Both Duelists are using Mermails today. Eckroth is using a standard Mermail Deck, while Dao is using a 48-card Genex Mermail Deck!

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Top 32 Feature Match: Nick Tomlin vs. Mauricio Pavon

April 8th, 2013

San Bernadino, Tijuana

Welcome to the Top 32! Nick Tomlin is from San Bernadino, CA, and is using Wind-Ups in today’s tournament. He’s a Southern California judge, but he’s doing great as a player this weekend. He’s up against Mauricio Pavon, here from Tijuana, Mexico, who’s using Karakuri today.

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Top 32 Feature Match: Bo Tang Versus Norberto Leon

April 8th, 2013

Los Angeles’ Norberto Leon made the Finals at YCS Seattle, and now he’s back in the Top 32, looking to take it one step further!  His opponent is Toronto’s Bo Tang, who’s topped 4 YCS tournaments and represented Canada in the 2011 World Championship.  Tang has competed in only five YCS events in his Dueling career, but has made Top 32 at four of them.  Leon is playing Mermails, while Tang is running Six Samurai.

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