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The Finals: Ally Juan Morales VS Traviis “Reanimator” Massengale

May 22nd, 2011

Both of these Duelists were pumped to be here in the Finals.  For Juan Morales, this is his first-ever top in his 10 years of Dueling.  A fixture of the YCS circuit. he’s a familiar face that’s finally broken into the spotlight.  Traviis Massengale has made the Top 32 twice before, and this was his second chance in the Finals of a YCS.  Both of these competitors were hungry for a win, and both of them were smiling ear to ear.  Traviis Massengale is playing Debris Zombies, while Juan Morales is running Birdman Tengu.  With a ton of handshakes, fistbumps, and laughs, both competitors took a moment to thank the Judging staff, and eagerly dove into the last Match of the tournament!
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Top 4: Honorable Vincent Cassello VS Ally Juan Morales

May 22nd, 2011

Juan Morales just defeated a Six Samurai Deck in his Top 8 Feature Match, and now he’ll have to do it again with his Birdman Tengu Deck if he wants to move on to the Finals. But like the Six Samurai opponents before him, Vincent Cassello will be doing everything he can to defeat Juan Morales and advance in the tournament instead of him.
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Top 8: Ally Juan Morales vs. Honorable James Ashley

May 22nd, 2011

Juan Morales is facing off against James Ashley’s Samurai Deck in this Top 8 Feature Match. Juan Morales is no stranger to the Six Samurai Matchup – he’s been facing it all weekend on the road to the Top 8. Now, one more Samurai Deck stands between him and the Top 4. But James Ashley won’t be making it easy for Morales – he’ll be doing everything he can to stop Morales in his tracks and fill that Top 4 spot with another Samurai Deck.
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Round 10: Alex “It’s ALIIIVE!” Vansant VS Kenneth McCarthy of the Future

May 22nd, 2011

This was the last Swiss Round of the tournament, and both of these competitors had 7-2 records: a win here is the only way either Duelist can reach the Top 32.  We showed you Alex Vansant’s innovative Ultimate Offering Synchro Deck yesterday in a Deck Profile, and later in a Feature Match.  We also saw Kenneth McCarthy in action last night in a Feature Match as well.  After this Match, only one would still have a shot at making the playoffs.

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Round 8 Reborn Tengu Showdown: Jonathan Cortez vs. Juan Morales

May 21st, 2011

Jonathan Cortez and Juan Morales are both 7-0 right now, guaranteed to make it to Day 2. But one of them will advance with a perfect 8-0 record and a near-guaranteed spot in the Top 32. Cortez is running a Genex Water Synchro Deck that uses Genex Undine, Reborn Tengu, and Destiny Hero – Malicious to generate cool combos and big Synchro Summons. Morales is running the Deck we saw in our Round 6 Feature Match, built around Reborn Tengu and Genex Ally Birdman.
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Round 6: Ally Juan Morales vs. Chaotic Tourist Anthony Alvarado

May 21st, 2011

Juan Morales is currently 5-0 with his Deck built around Reborn Tengu and Genex Ally Birdman, and now he’s facing off against Anthony Alvarado, who is undefeated with a Plant Synchro Deck! Morales is taking full advantage of the new cards by packing his Main Deck with a full set of Tengus and Birdmans, and Alvarado is using 3 copies of Tour Guide From the Underworld, just to grab Sangan and other Tour Guides from his Deck.

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Round 6: Alex “It’s ALIIIVE!” Vansant VS Botanist Patrick Hoban

May 21st, 2011

Earlier today we showed you Alex Vansant’s Tengu Gadget Synchro Deck in a Deck Profile, which hinges on the use of Ultimate Offering to unlock massive Synchro combos.  Here in Round 6, Vansant is 4-1, and is set to duke it out with Patrick Hoban, and his Debris Plant Chaos Deck.  The winner of this Match would move on with their Day 2 dreams intact.  The other Duelist might have a tough time making it to Round 9 tomorrow.
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Round 5: Frazier Smith Reloaded VS Jeff Jones Reborn

May 21st, 2011

Both of these Duelists have won previous major tournaments, and both were here today competing with Tengu Plant Decks.  This new breed of Synchro strategy is taking plenty of wins here in Orlando, combining the Tuning power of Spore, Glow-Up Bulb, and Debris Dragon with the staying power of Reborn Tengu. The result is an aggressive deck that can also weather aggressive opponents, and that can bust out big pushes like never before.  While Smith is playing a more predictable version of the strategy, Jones is running Tour Guide From the Underworld and Dark Mimic LV3 in his build.
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Deck Profile: Alex Vansant’s Tengu Synchro Gadgets

May 21st, 2011

The Deck Alex Vansant’s playing this weekend defies description.  How do you name something like this?  Karakuri Gadget Plants?  Ultimate Synchro Tengu?  Vansant is using Lonefire Blossom and its Synchro Summoning cohorts with Gadgets, Karakuris, and Reborn Tengu to create a devious Synchro-based Deck with massive potential over the coming months.
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