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2016/05 – Providence, RI

Pairings: Top 16

May 29th, 2016

Just like that we are down to 16 Duelist striving to be the next YCS Champion, here are the Pairings in Top 16.

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Top 32 Feature Match: Frazier Smith versus Charles Kip

May 29th, 2016

Welcome to the Top 32! There are lots of unique Decks and cool tech choices that have made it into the Top 32, but Frazier Smith’s tech choice is one of the least expected given his choice of Deck. Duelists were anticipating the addition of Card of Demise to slow Decks that count on amassing cards, like Qliphort Decks, Gravekeeper’s Decks, and Counter Fairy Decks; but few Duelists anticipated that Card of Demise would be used in Decks that are already mainstream. Frazier Smith has rattled the notion that Card of Demise doesn’t fit into the modern game’s top Decks, by finishing the Swiss Rounds with a 9-1 record using his Kozmo Deck featuring three copies of Card of Demise. Smith uses Card of Demise to draw into his crucial Trap Cards; and when he picks up Kozmo monsters with Card of Demise instead, he’s able to use Kozmotown to shuffle them back into his Deck and drew new cards, getting a second shot at drawing those critical Traps to Set before discarding his hand. Card of Demise has served Smith well this weekend, and Duelists may see Smith’s use of Card of Demise set a trend whereby Duelists are willing to experiment with Card of Demise in all sorts of different Decks.

 

Now, Smith is Dueling against 17-year-old Performapal Pendulum Duelist Charles Kip in a Top 32 Feature Match that will determine which Duelist advances to the Top 16. It’s time to Duel!

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Top 32 Feature Match: Sean Martinov versus Robert Potter

May 29th, 2016

This is it! We’re now in the Top 32. A loss here will knock a Duelist out of the tournament, but everyone is 5 wins away from becoming a YCS Champion! This is Sean Martinov’s 2nd YCS top, making top 32 in YCS Toronto last year. He’s running Kozmos today while his opponent, Robert Potter from Pennsylvania is here with Majespecters. Who will advance in the tournament? Let’s find out!

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Top 32 Duelists and Decks!  

May 29th, 2016

Check out the Duelists and Decks in the Top 32 after 10 Rounds of Swiss!

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Pairings: Top 32

May 29th, 2016

Here are the Pairings as we go into Single Elimination and the Top 32.

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Round 10 Feature Match: Thomas Mak versus Amr Hassan

May 29th, 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Thomas Mak is Dueling against Queens, New York’s Amr Hassan in our Round 10 Feature Match! Mak and Hassan both currently have 6-2-1 records, which means a loss in this Swiss Round will guarantee elimination in this tournament, while a win will still require lucky tiebreakers in order to make it into the Top 32. Nevertheless, the dream of a Top 32 finish is still alive for Thomas Mak and Amr Hassan, and they’ll be Dueling their hardest in this final Swiss Round in order to maximize any possible chance of making it into the Top 32.

 

Mak is using an Xyz Monarch Deck that features Brilliant Fusion. Mak can use Brilliant Fusion to send Gem-Knight Lazuli and Metaphys Armed Dragon from his Deck to his Graveyard. Not only does this allow him to Summon Gem-Knight Seraphinite and gain an additional Normal Summon, but it also lets him use Lazuli’s effect to return Metaphys Armed Dragon from his Graveyard to his hand. Metaphys Armed Dragon has 2800 ATK and 1000 DEF, allowing him to use it with Tenacity of the Monarchs and Domain of the True Monarchs. Amr Hassan is using a Mermail Atlantean Deck that is capable of wiping out 8000 Life Points in a single turn. It’s time to Duel!

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QQ: Which Deck Will Win This Weekend?  

May 29th, 2016

 

QQ stands for Quick Questions! Now that Shining Victories, Millennium Pack, and Starter Deck – Yuya are legal for tournament play and a new Forbidden & Limited List is in effect, it’s tough to predict which Deck will win this weekend. Nevertheless, I surveyed this weekend’s competitors to see which Deck they think will emerge on top at the end of the weekend. Check out their responses!

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Final Standings: Round 10

May 29th, 2016

Here are the all player Final Standings after Round 10 of Swiss.

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Round 10 Feature Match: Korey McDuffie versus Alex Ng

May 29th, 2016

It’s the final round of Swiss! After this, we cut to top 32 where single elimination play begins. Korey McDuffie from Atlanta, Georgia is the 2014 North American WCQ champion with his Monarch Deck playing against Alex Ng from New York with his Kozmo Deck. A loss here will knock a Duelist out of contention while a win will further their chances of making Top 32.

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Standings: Round 9

May 29th, 2016

Here are the Standings as of Round 9.

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