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2016/10 – Minneapolis, MN tagged with 'Deck Analysis'

Top 4 Pairings and Deck Types!

October 16th, 2016

Check out which Duelists and Decks are in the Top 4 of YCS Minneapolis!

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YCS Minneapolis Top 32 Deck Breakdown!

October 16th, 2016

After 10 rounds of Swiss, the field has narrowed down to just 32 Duelists. Going into the tournament, Blue-Eyes and Metalfoes seemed to be the Decks to beat. Blue-Eyes accelerates huge Dragons onto the field for massive Synchro and Xyz Summon plays, while Metalfoes represent the most proactive Pendulum strategy available. Burning Abyss Phantom Knight was also expected to have a decent showing, but maybe not as strong as the other two.

Here’s the breakdown of the Top 32:

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Deck Profile: Billy Brake’s Blue-Eyes Deck

October 16th, 2016

A lot of innovation happens at every YCS, and it’s always cool to see what the best players do with top-performing strategies that most Duelists think cannot be evolved further. Half of the tournament happens before Round 1 even begins, as Deck building and preparation are just as important as your actual play during the event. Master Duelist Billy Brake is known for his off the wall thinking, but his repeated success across years of tournament play really showcases how great a Duelist can become if he goes all in on what he believes.

There are lots of Blue-Eyes Decks here this weekend, but Brake definitely pushed his Deck a step further. Let’s take a look at his Decklist:

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Deck Profile: Jeff Jones’s Dark Magician Deck

October 15th, 2016

Jeff Jones is known for his unique choices and preference for rogue strategies, so we can only expect that he’ll bring something spicy to this YCS. He definitely didn’t disappoint this weekend, as he has brought a Dark Magician strategy to the tournament! While most Duelists have sided with Seto Kaiba and the Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Jones is here this weekend to prove that Yugi Muto and the Dark Magician are still a team worth fighting for. Thanks to the new Dark Magician support from Legendary Decks II, Jones is hoping to take advantage of the undiscovered power of Eternal Soul.

Let’s take a look at his list:

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