Dragon Duel Round 5: Roberto (Wind-Up) vs. Maximiliaan (Inzektors)

07.07.2012 | 17:02 |

This is it! The final round in the Swiss portion of the Dragon Duel Championship. The winner will move on to the knock out portion of the tournament which will be held tomorrow, which means he’ll still have a shot at making it to the finals and winning a ticket for the World Championship.

Facing each other are Maximiliaan and Roberto.

Maximiliaan kicked things off with Inzektor Dragonfly, but Effect Veiler negated its effect.

Roberto on the other hand had Wind-Up Shark, he followed it up with Wind-Up Factory, but Mystical Space Typhoon destroyed the Continuous Spell. Instant Fusion then got him Flame Ghost and together with Wind-Up Shark, it was used to Xyz Summon Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity. That got him Wind-Up Hunter from his Deck, he brought back Wind-Up Shark with Monster Reborn and what followed is something that you probably understand a lot better than I do, known as the Wind-Up loop…

After the dust had settled, Maximiliaan was left with only 1 card in his hand since Roberto’s only monster, Wind-Up Zenmaines, attacked over Inzektor Dragonfly. The Italian Duelist Set a Spell or Trap and he ended.

Nothing happened on Maximiliaan’s turn.


Roberto's Wind-Up Deck seemed unstoppable!

Roberto's Wind-Up Deck seemed unstoppable!


Roberto Normal Summoned Wind-Up Rabbit. He attacked and Maximiliaan found Gorz the Emissary of Darkness among his remaining 2 cards! It didn’t hit the field, though, since Roberto flipped Solemn Warning!

All Maximiliaan could do was pass his following turn.

Roberto’s attacks both went through.

Maximiliaan still didn’t draw into anything that would help him delay the inevitable and that’s why he went for his Side Deck, looking for answers.


Roberto is only 1 win away from making it to the Top 8!


Wow, that first Duel was over in no time! Both players were at it at lightning pace and it didn’t seem like any of them felt like giving me a break.

Maximiliaan wanted to kick things off the second game. He Normal Summoned Inzektor Centipede, but once again, Roberto found Effect Veiler in his opening hand. 3 Spells or Traps came down and Maximiliaan passed the turn.

Heavy Storm destroyed all of Maximiliaan’s face-down Spells or Traps! Tour Guide From the Underworld was Normal Summoned, but this time it was Maximiliaan who had the Effect Veiler! Roberto Set a back row card and passed.

Inzektor Centipede's effect was used to equip it with Inzektor Hopper. This got Maximiliaan Inzektor Dragonfly from his Deck (he added the card to his hand). He Normal Summoned it next, equipped it with Inzektor Hopper with its effect and he Special Summoned a second Inzektor Centipede from his Deck. He searched his Deck for Inzektor Sword - Zektkaliber, equipped another one from his hand and that left him with the following field:


This time the Inzektors were able to unlock their combo potential!

This time the Inzektors were able to unlock their combo potential!


Roberto lost 4800 Life Points and had to come up with something to turn this game around. He drew, but immediately revealed his hand, showing that he couldn’t quite master a comeback.


Maximiliaan ties the score!


Both players shuffled their respective Decks and were eager to get the final game underway.

Roberto started with Tour Guide From the Underworld, he searched his Deck for a second copy, activated Wind-Up Factory, then used both Tour Guide From the Underworld to Special Summon Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity, this then got him Wind-Up Hunter, he activated the effect, Monster Reborn on Tour Guide From the Underworld followed, Special Summoned another Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity, this time he searched his Deck for Wind-Up Rat, it was time for some more loops and all Maximiliaan could do was watch in amazement while Roberto’s combo unfolded!


Pot of Avarice turned out to be the final nail in the coffin!

Pot of Avarice turned out to be the final nail in the coffin!


When the Italian Duelist also activated Pot of Avarice to shuffle back his Wind-Up monsters to go for another round of loops, it was a little too much to bear for Maximiliaan and he knew it was over. He extended his hand and congratulated Roberto who advanced to the Top 8 of the Dragon Duel Championship!


Wow, both Duelists played at a lightning pace; this match didn’t take much more than 10 minutes! Let’s see if Roberto can keep it up tomorrow and if he can continue to dominate in the knock out portion of the European Dragon Duel Championship!