Feature Match Top 8: Ron Fiedler vs. Christos Anestakis

The Feature Match in the Top 8 was between Ron Fiedler from Germany and Christos Anestakis from Greece. Fiedler was playing a Machina Gadget, Anestakis belonged to the major part of the tournament: He played X-Sabers. The two Duelists didn’t feel like chatting a lot, they seemed to want to proceed as fast as possible. Fiedler liked the 6 he rolled, however Anestakis had a 6 too. Ironically, Fiedler lost the second die roll so that Anestakis could start the Match.

Would the dice roll be a decisive factor in this game?
Would the dice roll be a decisive factor in this game?

Anestakis opened with one Set monster and three Set Spells/Traps.

Fiedler Set five of his cards in the back row, then he Summoned [trooper] but his opponent countered it using [warning], a move that Fiedler didn’t like at all.

Anestakis had this wall of Spells/Traps in between him and Fiedler’s Life Points, so he decided to Set another monster, then he ended.

Fiedler Summoned the [mole] he just drew and attacked to send one of Anestakis’ monster back to his hand.

Anestakis only Set a monster and ended.

Fiedler didn’t feel like repeating the action before, so he Set a monster too before ending.

Anestakis activated [trunade] and was surprised to see that Fiedler wouldn’t Chain anything. Thus, he flipped [hamster] to Special Summon [darksoul] and Set four cards back row, eventually attacking Fiedler’s face-down [reaper].

Fiedler wanted to make use of [mst], but he hit a [bom] which was of course used to flip [hamster] back face-down. Disappointed, he Summoned [mole] and returned both [darksoul] and [mole] back to their owner’s hand by attacking. He ended after having Set two new face-down Spells/Traps.

Anestakis flipped [hamster] again, this time Fiedler Chained [oppression] and paid 800 Life Points to negate [hamster]’s effect and destroy it. Anestakis only Set another monster and play was back to Fiedler.

He Summoned [mole], attacked the newly Set monster and ended.

Anestakis activated [mind control] so that [reaper] would be destroyed, then he Set a monster and ended.

Fiedler only Set a monster.

Anestakis passed.

Fiedler flipped [ryko] and used its effect to destroy another [bom]. After that, he Summoned [pakike] and used it to attack a face-down [darksoul] by battle. [ryko] destroyed the second [darksoul] that was lying there; in the End Phase Anestakis retrieved [emmersblade] and [fulhelm] thanks to his two [darksoul]s.

Anestakis activated [dark hole], then he Set a monster and a Spell/Trap.

Fiedler Summoned [mole], wanted to attack but this time he was stopped by [bom]. So he ended his turn.

Anestakis activated [cw] which was negated by [solemn]. Then, he flipped [emmersblade] which Fiedler countered using [warning]. He Summoned [fulhelm] and attacked the face-down [mole]. With its effect, he Special Summoned [darksoul] and attacked directly. He went on by Special Summoning [faultroll] but its effect was negated by [oppression]. Thereon, Anestakis Synchro Summoned [hyunlei] and intended to destroy all of Fiedler’s back row cards with its effect, when Fiedler Chained [bth], Anestakis Chained [gec] to Special Summon [fulhelm] and [darksoul]. After that Chain had resolved, he Tuned his two XX-Sabers to another [hyunlei] and in the End Phase he added [pashuul] and [bogknight] to his hand thanks to the multiple use of [darksoul].

Fiedler needed some new cards, so he activated [poa] and shuffled all his monsters except for [ryko] back into his Deck. After having drawn two cards, he destroyed [hyunlei] with [dark hole] and Set his remaining cards, including a Monster Card.

Anestakis Summoned [bogknight] and Special Summoned [pashuul] with its effect. After another Set Spell- or Trap Card, he attacked and destroyed the face-down [deko] with [bogknight]. In his End Phase, Fiedler destroyed Anestakis newly set [duality] with [mst].

However, he did not draw anything good. He just passed.

Anestakis Normal Summoned [darksoul] and Tuned his monstes to [naturia beast], to which Fiedler eventually surrendered.

Fiedler’s lack of monsters helped Anestakis to win the game!

 

Were his Machinas strong enough to defeat Anestakis' X-Sabers?
Were his Machinas strong enough to defeat Anestakis' X-Sabers?

After some brief Side-Decking, Fiedler opened the second game of the Match with [gear frame]. He of course used its effect to add [fortress] to his hand, then, he Set a Spell/Trap and ended.

Anestakis just Set three Spells/Traps and one Monster Card.

Fiedler Normal Summoned [banisher] but was stopped by [warning]. So he could do no more than end his turn.

Anestakis Summoned [fulhelm] and flipped his face-down [darksoul], then he used them to Synchro Summon [hyunlei] and destroyed Fiedlers Set [poa] with its effect. He proceeded by attacking and destroying [gear frame] and during is Main Phase 2, he Set a Spell/Trap. The End Phase got Anestakis [faultroll].

Fiedler Summoned [mole] and wanted to attack [hyunlei], once again failed to [bom]. He could now only Set a card and play was back to Anestakis.

He simply attacked and destroyed [mole] with his [hyunlei].

Fiedler Summoned [gear frame] to retrieve another [fortress], then he discarded one [fortress] to Special Summon the other [fortress]. Hereon, he checked Anestakis’ Graveyard and asked, whether he had shown him the monster searched by [darksoul] and Anestakis affirmed. A bit confused – not remembering it to be [faultroll] – he wanted to attack [hyunlei] but [fortress] was held back by another [bom].

Anestakis destroyed [gear frame] by battle, then he Set a monster and a back row card.

Fiedler flipped [fortress] up again. As his opponent didn’t feel like doing anything, he activated [duality] and revealed [duality], [reaper] and [tt]. He decided to pick [duality], afterwards he destroyed [hyunlei] with his [fortress] by battle. In his Main Phase 2, he Tributed [fortress] for [caius] and removed the Set [emmersblade] from the game. He ended his turn with a Set card.

Anestakis Summoned [bogknight] which was destroyed by [bth], still he could Summon [fulhelm] thanks to [bogknight]’s effect. Thereupon, he activated [gec] in order to Special Summon [darksoul] and [hyunlei]. He went on and Special Summoned [faultroll] after which he used [darksoul] and [fulhelm] Synchro Summon another [hyunlei] which destroyed Fiedler’s [duality]. Thereon, he activated [faultroll]’s effect to Special Summon [fulhelm], Synchro Summoned [gottoms] and tributed his two [hyunlei]s to get rid of Fiedler’s two hand cards left. In the end phase, he searched his Deck for another [fulhelm] and play was back to fiedler.

He could do no more than Set the drawn Spell/Trap.

Anestakis Summoned [fulhelm] to which his opponent responded with [tt]; however, Anestakis had [solemn]. Then, he activated [duality], set the picked [trap stun] and ended after he had attacked Fiedler directly.

Fiedler again could not do anything else than just Set the drawn Spell/Trap.

Anestakis attacked with all of his monsters, Fiedler activated [mf] but Anestakis for sure had [trap stun] and Anestakis was delighted, realising that he had made it to the Top 4!

Christos Anestakis overruns Fiedler’s Machinas to reach the Top 4!

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