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Final: Tom Paine (Infernity) vs Ben Sherman (Mermail)

11.05.2014 | 16:35 |

It’s the final and as my German colleague usually says; it all comes down to this! Ben Sherman is here playing his Mermails versus last year’s National Champion Tom Paine! Let’s get to it!


Ready and waiting!

Ready and waiting!





Game One


Sherman? More like sure man, I'll win!

Sherman? More like sure man, I'll win!




Sherman went first and played Mermail Abyssteus discarding Dragon Ice. He Normal Summoned Mermail Abyssocea to the field and Special Summoned Mermail Abyssteus, which Special Summoned Mermail Abyssturge and Mermail Abysshilde and sent Mermail Abyssteus to the Graveyard. He Xyz Summoned Mechquipped Angineer and detached Mermail Abysshilde turning itself to Defense Position. Next, he Special Summoned Mermail Abysspike and discarded Mermail Abyssgunde. Mermail Abysspike added Genex Undine to hand and Mermail Abyssgunde Special Summoned Mermail Abyssteus. Sherman Xyz Summoned Lavalval Chain, using it to put Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls into the Graveyard. He banished two cards and put Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls into play, then Xyz Summoned Mermail Abyssgaios before setting a face-down Spell/Trap.

Paine played Upstart Goblin and Night Beamed a Breakthrough Skill. He played Stygian Sergeants and activated Instant Fusion. He played Darkfire Dragon and resisted the urge to make Number 85: Crazy Box. He didn’t resist the urge long though and Xyz Summoned Number 85: Crazy Box. Paine detached a material and the crowd roared. He rolled a one and halved his own Life Points, setting a face-down Spell/Trap to finish.

Sherman’s Lavalval Chain got Fishborg Archer to Graveyard. Genex Undine was Normal Summoned and Atlantean Heavy Infantry went to the Graveyard. Paine conceded right after.


Game Two


Get ready for the Paine train!

Get ready for the Paine train!




Paine set one Monster Card and one face-down Spell/Trap on his opening turn.

Sherman’s Mystical Space Typhoon destroyed Mystical Space Typhoon. He set five (!) face-down Spell or Trap Cards and ended.

Paine flipped Stygian Sergeants, attacked and Abyss-Sphere was activated, Mystical Space Typhoon was Chained. Night Beam destroyed Mirror Force and a second Night Beam destroyed Mystical Space Typhoon.

Sherman played Deep Sea Diva and Special Summoned Atlantean Marksman. He Synchro Summoned Armades, Keeper of Boundaries and ended.

Paine set two face-down Spell or Trap Cards.

Sherman set one face-down Spell/Trap and attacked!

Paine set another face-down Spell/Trap.

Sherman attacked again!

Paine set one face-down Spell/Trap and played Reinforcement of the Army bringing Armageddon Knight to hand. He played it and got Infernity Archfiend to the Graveyard before Special Summoning Infernity Necromancer. In the End Phase Royal Decree was activated.

Sherman played Mermail Abysspike discarding Atlantean Dragoons and got Genex Undine and Atlantean Heavy Infantry. He attacked to clear Paine’s field.

Paine got Infernity Necromancer and played Infernity Archfiend, Infernity Archfiend in turn got Infernity Launcher. Infernity Launcher was played and got another Infernity Necromancer. Leviair the Sea Dragon was Xyz Summoned and the effect was activated. Number 66: Master Key Beetle is then Xyz Summoned; its effect activated on a face-down Spell/Trap. Paine then attacked, clearing Sherman’s field in revenge!

During Sherman’s Standby Phase Mystical Space Typhoon destroyed a Royal Decree. Genex Undine was Normal Summoned but was met with a Solemn Warning. He played Abyss-Sphere and Vanity's Emptiness was Chained.

Paine attacked directly and set a face-down Spell/Trap. Number 66: Master Key Beetle activated its effect on Leviair the Sea Dragon.

Sherman set one face-down Monster and one face-down Spell/Trap.

Armageddon Knight was Summoned and Royal Decree was Chained. Mermail Abysslinde was destroyed in the attack and Mermail Abyssmegalo hit the field.

Paine drew his last card, looked at his opponent and offered the handshake.


Ben Sherman is the new UK National Champion!