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Feature Match Top 8: Ron Fiedler vs. Christos Anestakis

26.09.2010 | 17:34 |

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 Card Trooper but his opponent countered it using Solemn 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 Neo-Spacian Grand 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 Giant Trunade and was surprised to see that Fiedler wouldn’t Chain anything. Thus, he flipped Super-Nimble Mega Hamster to Special Summon XX-Saber Darksoul and Set four cards back row, eventually attacking Fiedler’s face-down Spirit Reaper.

Fiedler wanted to make use of Mystical Space Typhoon, but he hit a Book of Moon which was of course used to flip Super-Nimble Mega Hamster back face-down. Disappointed, he Summoned Neo-Spacian Grand Mole and returned both XX-Saber Darksoul and Neo-Spacian Grand Mole back to their owner’s hand by attacking. He ended after having Set two new face-down Spells/Traps.

Anestakis flipped Super-Nimble Mega Hamster again, this time Fiedler Chained Royal Oppression and paid 800 Life Points to negate Super-Nimble Mega Hamster’s effect and destroy it. Anestakis only Set another monster and play was back to Fiedler.

He Summoned Neo-Spacian Grand Mole, attacked the newly Set monster and ended.

Anestakis activated Mind Control so that Spirit Reaper would be destroyed, then he Set a monster and ended.

Fiedler only Set a monster.

Anestakis passed.

Fiedler flipped Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter and used its effect to destroy another Book of Moon. After that, he Summoned Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo and used it to attack a face-down XX-Saber Darksoul by battle. Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter destroyed the second XX-Saber Darksoul that was lying there; in the End Phase Anestakis retrieved XX-Saber Emmersblade and XX-Saber Fulhelmknight thanks to his two XX-Saber Darksouls.

Anestakis activated Dark Hole, then he Set a monster and a Spell/Trap.

Fiedler Summoned Neo-Spacian Grand Mole, wanted to attack but this time he was stopped by Book of Moon. So he ended his turn.

Anestakis activated Cold Wave which was negated by Solemn Judgment. Then, he flipped XX-Saber Emmersblade which Fiedler countered using Solemn Warning. He Summoned XX-Saber Fulhelmknight and attacked the face-down Neo-Spacian Grand Mole. With its effect, he Special Summoned XX-Saber Darksoul and attacked directly. He went on by Special Summoning XX-Saber Faultroll but its effect was negated by Royal Oppression. Thereon, Anestakis Synchro Summoned XX-Saber Hyunlei and intended to destroy all of Fiedler’s back row cards with its effect, when Fiedler Chained Bottomless Trap Hole, Anestakis Chained Gottoms' Emergency Call to Special Summon XX-Saber Fulhelmknight and XX-Saber Darksoul. After that Chain had resolved, he Tuned his two XX-Sabers to another XX-Saber Hyunlei and in the End Phase he added X-Saber Pashuul and XX-Saber Boggart Knight to his hand thanks to the multiple use of XX-Saber Darksoul.

Fiedler needed some new cards, so he activated Pot of Avarice and shuffled all his monsters except for Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter back into his Deck. After having drawn two cards, he destroyed XX-Saber Hyunlei with Dark Hole and Set his remaining cards, including a Monster Card.

Anestakis Summoned XX-Saber Boggart Knight and Special Summoned X-Saber Pashuul with its effect. After another Set Spell- or Trap Card, he attacked and destroyed the face-down Dekoichi the Battlechanted Locomotive with XX-Saber Boggart Knight. In his End Phase, Fiedler destroyed Anestakis newly set Pot of Duality with Mystical Space Typhoon.

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

Anestakis Normal Summoned XX-Saber 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 Machina Gearframe. He of course used its effect to add Machina 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 of the Radiance but was stopped by Solemn Warning. So he could do no more than end his turn.

Anestakis Summoned XX-Saber Fulhelmknight and flipped his face-down XX-Saber Darksoul, then he used them to Synchro Summon XX-Saber Hyunlei and destroyed Fiedlers Set Pot of Avarice with its effect. He proceeded by attacking and destroying Machina Gearframe and during is Main Phase 2, he Set a Spell/Trap. The End Phase got Anestakis XX-Saber Faultroll.

Fiedler Summoned Neo-Spacian Grand Mole and wanted to attack XX-Saber Hyunlei, once again failed to Book of Moon. He could now only Set a card and play was back to Anestakis.

He simply attacked and destroyed Neo-Spacian Grand Mole with his XX-Saber Hyunlei.

Fiedler Summoned Machina Gearframe to retrieve another Machina Fortress, then he discarded one Machina Fortress to Special Summon the other Machina Fortress. Hereon, he checked Anestakis’ Graveyard and asked, whether he had shown him the monster searched by XX-Saber Darksoul and Anestakis affirmed. A bit confused – not remembering it to be XX-Saber Faultroll – he wanted to attack XX-Saber Hyunlei but Machina Fortress was held back by another Book of Moon.

Anestakis destroyed Machina Gearframe by battle, then he Set a monster and a back row card.

Fiedler flipped Machina Fortress up again. As his opponent didn’t feel like doing anything, he activated Pot of Duality and revealed Pot of Duality, Spirit Reaper and Torrential Tribute. He decided to pick Pot of Duality, afterwards he destroyed XX-Saber Hyunlei with his Machina Fortress by battle. In his Main Phase 2, he Tributed Machina Fortress for Caius the Shadow Monarch and removed the Set XX-Saber Emmersblade from the game. He ended his turn with a Set card.

Anestakis Summoned XX-Saber Boggart Knight which was destroyed by Bottomless Trap Hole, still he could Summon XX-Saber Fulhelmknight thanks to XX-Saber Boggart Knight’s effect. Thereupon, he activated Gottoms' Emergency Call in order to Special Summon XX-Saber Darksoul and XX-Saber Hyunlei. He went on and Special Summoned XX-Saber Faultroll after which he used XX-Saber Darksoul and XX-Saber Fulhelmknight Synchro Summon another XX-Saber Hyunlei which destroyed Fiedler’s Pot of Duality. Thereon, he activated XX-Saber Faultroll’s effect to Special Summon XX-Saber Fulhelmknight, Synchro Summoned XX-Saber Gottoms and Tributed his two XX-Saber Hyunleis to get rid of Fiedler’s two hand cards left. In the end phase, he searched his Deck for another XX-Saber Fulhelmknight and play was back to fiedler.

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

Anestakis Summoned XX-Saber Fulhelmknight to which his opponent responded with Torrential Tribute; however, Anestakis had Solemn Judgment. Then, he activated Pot of 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 Mirror Force 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!