Feature Match: Dragon Duel Final
17.07.2016 | 13:26
We are here in the finals of the Dragon Duel Championship. We have Gabriele Scialpi from Italy versus Shaun Aliwalas from Ireland. Both players already earned their Worlds invite, but there can only be one Champion!
Shaun wins the die roll and opts to start the finals! He starts off by activating Terraforming searching for Sky Iris. He followed by normal Summoning Majespecter Fox - Kyubi and searches Majespecter Tempest. He tributes Majespecter Fox - Kyubi for Sky Iris and searches Performapal Monkeyboard. Performapal Monkeyboard adds Performapal Skullcrobat Joker to the hand and he completes his scales to Pendulum Summon Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon. After that he sets two Spell/Trap and ends his turn.
Gabriele actives Allure of Darkness and banishes Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to complete the effect. He follows by Twin Twisters and destroys both backrow cards. Tour Guide From the Underworld is Summoned and Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss hits the field. Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss enters and is upgraded to Beatrice, the Eternal Lady immediately. She attacks into Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon and triggers all the Burning Abyss monsters effects. Gabriele Summons Dante, Pilgrim of the Burning Abyss of Beatrice, the Eternal Lady and keeps on attacking directly. Still in the Battle Phase Gabriele activates Dante, Pilgrim of the Burning Abyss to draw a card and Summon Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to the field and attack once more. That’s true mastery of Burning Abyss. Foolish Burial announces Main Phase 2 and sends The Phantom Knights of Silent Boots to the Graveyard, which is banished immediately to add Phantom Knights' Fog Blade to his hand. Gabriele sets one Spell/Trap and searches Farfa, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss in the end phase.
Shaun draws to two cards in hand and asks for a translation of Dante, Pilgrim of the Burning Abyss. He’s considering his options now and starts off by activating the effect of Sky Iris. He tributes Performapal Skullcrobat Joker and searches for Performapal Odd-Eyes Unicorn to add it to his hand. This completes the scales yet again and he normal Summons Wisdom-Eye Magician and plays Dark Hole. Gabriele decides to Chain the effect of Dante, Pilgrim of the Burning Abyss discarding Farfa, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss and drawing a card and through Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss he Summons back Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss to the field.
Shaun Pendulum Summons 4 monsters and searches for Majespecter Tempest. He overlays into Number 101: Silent Honor Ark and tries to absorb Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss. Unfortunately he is in defence position. So all he can do was set one Spell/Trap and pass.
Gabriele discards Libic, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to Summon Beatrice, the Eternal Lady. Shaun wants to respond with Majespecter Tempest which is fine. Gabriele Summons Virgil, Rock Star of the Burning Abyss with Beatrice, the Eternal Lady. Virgil, Rock Star of the Burning Abyss sends back one monster. His next move is to Summon Speedroid Terrortop to search Speedroid Taketomborg and go into Leviair the Sea Dragon. Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss hit the field yet again with the help of Phantom Knights. He overlays Leviair the Sea Dragon and Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss to Summon Ultimaya Tzolkin and the following attacks wipe out all of Shaun’s lifepoints.
Gabriele proves his true mastery of the Burning Abyss Deck.
Shaun is digging in his Side Board for options that might give him the edge in Game 2. He opens Game 2 with the follwowing hand:
Shaun decides to go first in Game 2. He normal Summons Performapal Skullcrobat Joker and searches for Performapal Monkeyboard. This adds Performapal Odd-Eyes Unicorn to his hand. Pendulum Call discarding Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon adds Xiangke Magician and Oafdragon Magician to his hand. He Pendulum Summons two monsters and sets a Spell/Trap.
Gabriele draws and activates Twin Twisters in his Standby Phase to hit Royal Decree and Performapal Odd-Eyes Unicorn. He special Summons Speedroid Taketomborg and Speedroid Terrortop. This prompts Shaun to activate the effect of Flying "C" trying to stop Gabriele dead in his tracks. But he has the perfect answer in the form auf Alich, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss. He normal Summons Alich, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss and negates the effect of Flying "C". Then he uses his opponents Flying "C" to overlay into Leviair the Sea Dragon and Summon back The Phantom Knights of Silent Boots. Next, he overlays into The Phantom Knights of Break Sword and attacks Performapal Skullcrobat Joker. In Main Phase 2 he destroys The Phantom Knights of Break Sword and Xiangke Magician.
Shaun draws and Gabriele asks for Standby Phase. He activates Anti-Spell Fragrance so all that’s left to do for Shaun is attack with Oafdragon Magician which is halted by Phantom Knights' Fog Blade. He passes.
Gabriele starts his turn by banishing Phantom Knights' Fog Blade to search. Leviair the Sea Dragon returns The Phantom Knights of Silent Boots back to the field. The second The Phantom Knights of Break Sword of the day destroys the last monster of Shaun. Now Gabriele is calculating lifepoints. He brings back The Phantom Knights of Break Sword through Phantom Knights' Fog Blade and the attacks are good. Shaun drops to 2200 lifepoints.
Shaun draws his third card and ponders his option. It seems like Anti-Spell Fragrance is really giving him a hard time. He’s shaking his head and offers the handshake.