Dragon Duel Semi Finals: Alessandro (Dino Rabbit) vs. Yael (Inzektor)

[p]This is one of the most important, if not THE most important match of the day for our Dragon Duelists! The winner will go to Worlds and still have a shot at becoming the European Dragon Duel Champion! Facing each other are Alessandro, playing Dino Rabbit and Yael, who is relying on the Inzektors that carried him this far.
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Alessandro won the die roll and opted to go first. He Set a monster and 2 Spells or Traps and ended.
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Yael's opening hand in the first Game!
Yael's opening hand in the first Game!

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Yael found [tgu] in his opening 6 and he [ns]ed it to the field. Its effect allowed him to [ss] another copy from his Deck. He Set a Spell or Trap, went on and Xyz Summoned [17], detached one material and attacked into [sangan]. Alessandro searched his Deck for [rabbit], giving away what he was playing. Yael passed the turn, but [mst] during the End Phase destroyed his Set [tt].
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Dinos everywhere!
Dinos everywhere!

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Alessandro used [rabbit] to [ss] 2 [saurus]. He checked his Extra Deck quickly and Xyz Summoned [dolkka]. He attacked over [17] with the help of [lance] and that concluded his turn.
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Yael [ns]ed [arma] and he opted to activate its effect. Alessandro added [i hornet] to his Graveyard. Since he now had 3 Dark Monsters in his Grave, he [ss]ed [dad]! He activated the effect and Alessandro used [dolkka]'[s] effect to get rid of the threat.
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Play was back to Alessandro, who [ns] [saurus]. Attacks followed.
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Alessandro gained the upper hand!
Alessandro gained the upper hand!

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Yael Set a card to each zone.
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[mst] cleared the path for more attacks; [ladybug] was destroyed in battle and another attack went through.
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Yael Set another monster.
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Alessandro went on the offensive again and declared an attack. That’s when Yael went for his Side Deck.
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Alessandro is only 1 win away from flying to Worlds!

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Alessandro’s [dolkka] proved to be an obstacle that Yael couldn’t overcome. Both players exchanged plenty of cards between their Main and Side Decks, so there was no clear way of telling who might gain the upper hand in the following 2 Duels.
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Yael's opening hand in Game 2!
Yael's opening hand in Game 2!

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Yael wanted to go first the second game. He Set a card to each zone and passed.
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[mst] destroyed [fiendish]. [mind] helped Alessandro to gain control over the face-down monster, but his facial expression gave away that he wasn’t happy. He Set 2 Spells or Traps and ended.
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Yael [ns]ed [i fly] and he equipped it with [ladybug]. He activated the effect and Alessandro activated [macro]. That banished [ladybug].
[i hornet] was [fs]ed next and both monsters were used to [xyz] [17]. It’s attack ended in [mf].
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[kabaz] was [ns]ed and attacked directly. Alessandro Set a Spell or Trap.
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Play was back to Yael, who now activated [duality], revealing [snowman], [reborn] and [veiler].
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The problem is choice!
The problem is choice!

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[veiler] got picked, Yael then [ns]ed [i pede] and he equipped it with [i mantis] from his hand. He thought about attacking into [saurus] and [lance] was used, making sure [saurus] would stay on the field.
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Alessandro attacked with [saurus] once again. He Set another Spell or Trap.
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Yael used [mind] to steal [saurus]. He then attempted to [ns] [veiler], but [warning] negated it. He had to pass the turn.
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Alessandro attacked and just like he did before, he Set a Spell or Trap. So far he always had the perfect answer to Yael’s threats.
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Yael Set a card to each zone.
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Alessandro was pressing for damage!
Alessandro was pressing for damage!

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Alessandro used [ced] to return the Set monster to Yael’s hand. He attacked directly and Set a new Spell or Trap.
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Yael had [i fly] and he equipped it with [i hornet] from his hand. Since [macro] was still face-up on the field, he couldn’t use the effect of his monster and that meant he had to give it to Alessandro. The Italian Duelist declared an attack and Yael extended his hand.
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Alessandro is flying to Worlds!

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Alessandro found the right answers in his Side Deck to dismantle the strategy of Yael’s Inzektors. Could he do the same in the final match of the day and become European Dragon Duel Champion?
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