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2014/05 – Philadelphia, PA

Round 11 Feature Match: Isaac Whatley Versus Brian Clark

May 18th, 2014

Isaac Whatley from Schenectady, New York is Dueling against Brian Clark from Montgomery Village, Maryland in this Round 11 Feature Match! Whatley and Clark are both using Decks powered up by the recent release of Primal Origin, but are piloting vastly different strategies. Whatley is using a Madolche Deck that Special Summons monsters and adds monsters to the hand with Madolche Chateau and Madolche Ticket; Clark is using a Traptrix Hands Artifact Deck that slowly gains advantage in each Duel by gradually destroying his opponent’s cards. Both of these Duelists have 8-2 records, so each of them will need a victory in this round if they want to maintain hope for a Top 32 finish. It’s time to Duel!

 

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Saturday’s Dragon Duel Feature Match: Steve Zepeda Versus Jared Schaefer

May 18th, 2014

12-year-old Steve Zepeda from Philadelphia and 12-year-old Jared Schaefer from Long Island are Dueling against one another in the finals of today’s Dragon Duel tournament! Zepeda is using a Bujin Deck, recently strengthened by the release of Primal Origin. His opponent, Jared Schaefer, is using a Constellar Deck. Which one of these Duelists will become Saturday’s Dragon Duel Champion? It’s time to Duel!

 

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Standings: Round 10

May 18th, 2014

Here are the standings after Round 10 here on day 2 of the YCS.

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Round 10 Feature Match: Tahmid Zaman Versus James Huang

May 18th, 2014

Here in Day 2, Tahmid Zaman and James Huang were both 8-1 heading into this round, each just two wins away from a guaranteed spot in the Top 32.  Each Duelist is playing a major Deck that’s put in a big showing here this weekend – Zaman’s playing Geargias, while Huang is running Traptrix Hands.  Both this Deck and Traptrix Hand Artifacts have had a big presence, so this Feature Match will be representative of a major match-up in this tournament, and potentially countless tournaments in the coming weeks.

 

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QQ: Your Favorite Cards From Primal Origin

May 18th, 2014

With this being the kickoff weekend for Primal Origin, the new set is first and foremost on the minds of the competitors here this weekend!  We hit the tournament floor this morning to ask Duelists from all walks of life, locals and travelers alike – what are your three favorite cards from Primal Origin?!

 

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Round 9 Feature Match: Matthew Monahan Versus James Frazier

May 18th, 2014

We’ve seen a bunch of Artifact Decks in our Feature Matches so far today, but the defining build seems to be Traptrix Hand Artifacts, and now we’re going to see something we haven’t seen yet – a mirror match.  James Frazier has one loss, while his opponent Matthew Monahan has one draw.  Both of these competitors want the win here to give them a strong push into Day 2.  Let’s see what this match-up looks like.

 

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Top Tables Update: Round 9

May 18th, 2014

Let’s check out what the Top 10 tables look like now that we’re headed into Round 9!

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Standings: Round 9

May 18th, 2014

We have come to the end of day one, here are the standings for YCS Philadelphia.

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Round 8 Top Table Update

May 18th, 2014

The trends have continued!  Check it out: Artifacts and Geargia are still on top…

 

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Round 8 Feature Match: Kyle Christian Versus Michael Justiniano

May 18th, 2014

Kyle Christian is definitely using one of the coolest Decks I’ve seen this weekend. Built around Mound of the Bound Creator, Kyle Christian’s Deck Summons and protects Malefic Cyber End Dragon, Malefic Rainbow Dragon, and Metal Reflect Slime to overwhelm his opponents. Kyle Christian is currently holding a 5-2 record with his creative Deck. Now, he’s paired up against Michael Justiniano and his Madolches in this Round 8 Feature Match! Justiniano’s Deck is powered up with Madolche Anjelly from Primal Origin, and is built with the ability to take quick victories. Will Justiniano’s Deck be too fast for  Kyle Christian and his Malefics? It’s time to Duel!

 

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