Duelist Diary Update #2

[p]We’ll start round 9 of the Main Event shortly and at the same time, the Top 8 of the Dragon Duel Championship will be underway. Before we get to that, we wanted to update you on how 2 of our Diary Duelists are doing.
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Jake is well on track to make it to the Top 64!
Jake is well on track to make it to the Top 64!

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You saw both Jake Quinsee as well as Besnik Kajtazi in our closer look at the Top Tables, so you were already well aware of their amazing performances. Let’s hear what Jake had to say before the last round:
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[p][b]Jake:[/b] I’m still going strong at 7 – 0. I lost a game because of a misplay, but I don’t think it has anything to do with the time or the air in the venue; I’m drinking lots of water to make sure I don’t lose my concentration. I was still able to turn it around, however, so I have already secured my spot for day 2. One more win should also guarantee me a place in the Top 64, so all things considered I’m still doing great!
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[p]Asked about his preparation for the second day, Jake told me:[/p]
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I’ll definitely make sure to get enough rest tonight so I can play at my best tomorrow morning. I can also recommend re-sleeving your Deck to prevent penalties that might be given to you for marked sleeves. Also, make sure to have breakfast before the event! It helps!
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Paolo in one of his toughest matches of the day!
Paolo in one of his toughest matches of the day!

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Paolo couldn’t continue his winning streak, but he came close. At the end of the day, he was sitting on a 5 – 1 – 2 record and he’s now waiting for the final standings. He expects to make day 2 as his tie breakers should be rather good thanks to his good performance in the first few rounds, but he can’t be sure 100%.
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In round 7, he played against Michel Grüner and the reigning European Champion had [laggia] on the field and [veiler] on his hand. That was the only out he could have had in that situation and it was very disappointing for Paolo to drop the game this way.
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The very last match of the day went to time; Paolo won the first game quite easily, but it took about 20 minutes. The second game also lasted a little longer and his opponent used [fhd] and [bouncer] to put Paolo under a lot of pressure and he couldn’t find a way out. The match took even longer than the first time and ended with his opponent claiming the win. Since there was no time left on the clock, the match ended in a draw.
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