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Finals Feature Match: Rodrigo Togores vs. Peter Gross

09.09.2012 | 18:25 |

IT ALL CAME DOWN TO THIS!!! 571 Duelists have been eliminated, and 7010 packs of Battle Pack: Epic Dawn have been opened. But now, only 2 Duelists remain. Peter Gross won the most recent European YCS, YCS Toulouse; and Rodrigo Togores won YCS Orlando back in 2009 and the European Championship in 2010. But only one of these 2 veteran Duelists will become the champion of YCS Sheffield! Only one of these Duelists will forever hold the title of the world’s first Sealed Format YCS Champion!

Duel One

Gross opened up Duel 1 with Dark Valkyria, Premature Burial, Forbidden Chalice, Goblin Elite Attack Force, Solemn Judgment, and Shadow Spell. He Set Fiendish Chain, Solemn Judgment, and Shadow Spell and Summoned Dark Valkyria before ending his turn.

Togores Set a card to each zone.

Gross drew Snatch Steal. He Summoned his on-field Dark Valkyria a second time and then used its effect to destroy Togores’s face-down Greenkappa.

Next, Gross attacked directly with Dark Valkyria.

Togores activated Bait Doll, targeting and destroying Gross’s face-down Shadow Spell. Then he used Dust Tornado to destroy Gross’s Solemn Judgment. Next, he Summoned Beast King Barbaros and attacked Dark Valkyria; but Gross flipped Forbidden Chalice and gave his Dark Valkyria the ATK it needed to defeat Beast King Barbaros in battle. Togores Set a back row before ending his turn.

Gross drew Gorz the Emissary of Darkness and then attacked directly with Dark Valkyria.

Togores Summoned Bazoo the Soul-Eater and banished Beast King Barbaros and Greenkappa from his Graveyard to raise it to 2200 ATK. Then he attacked Dark Valkyria with Bazoo, destroying it and dropping Gross down to 7600 Life Points.

Gross drew Wind-Up Soldier next turn! He Summoned it to the field and then activated its effect to raise its ATK to 2200. Next, he activated Snatch Steal to take control of Bazoo the Soul-Eater.

Stolen Monkey

Stolen Monkey

Gross attacked directly with Bazoo and Wind-Up Soldier, wiping out the last 4100 Life Points that Togores had left!

Peter Gross takes a quick win in Duel 1, ending the Duel with Snatch Steal! Rodrigo Togores will be going first in Duel 2!

Duel Two

Rodrigo Togores

Rodrigo Togores


Togores started off Duel 2 by Setting a monster.

Gross opened up with Mobius the Frost Monarch, Yaksha, Toon Gemini Elf, Changing Destiny, Tribute to the Doomed, and Dark Valkyria. He Summoned Dark Valkyria and attacked Togores’s face-down Zephyros, destroying it. He Set Changing Destiny before ending his turn.

Togores Summoned Blue Thunder T-45 and equipped it with Horn of the Unicorn. He attacked Dark Valkyria; but Gross flipped Changing Destiny! Blue Thunder T-45 switched into Defense Position and Togores chose to deal 1200 points of damage to Gross with the effect of Changing Destiny. Next, Togores returned Horn of the Unicorn to his hand to Special Summon Zephyros from his Graveyard. He combined Zephyros with Blue Thunder T-45 to Xyz Summon Number 39: Utopia and then Set 2 cards to his back row.

Utopia vs. Dark Valkyria

Gross drew a card and then Summoned Dark Valkyria a second time; but Togores flipped Skill Drain and gave up 1000 Life Points to negate its effect.

Skill Drain

Next, Gross activated Tribute to the Doomed and discarded Toon Gemini Elf to destroy Number 39: Utopia. He attacked Togores directly with Dark Valkyria and Rodrigo dropped down to 4800 Life Points. Gross Set Forbidden Chalice before ending his turn.

Togores Summon Insect Knight and used it to attack Dark Valkyria; but Gross flipped his Forbidden Chalice to give his monster 400 ATK! Insect Knight was destroyed, and Togores lost 300 Life Points.

Gross drew Inverse Universe.  He Summoned Yaksha and attacked directly with Dark Valkyria. Togores dropped down to 2700 Life Points, and when Yaksha attacked, Togores flipped Compulsory Evacuation Device to return Yaksha to Gross’s hand. Gross Set Inverse Universe before ending his turn.

Togores Summoned Twin-Headed Behemoth and then equipped it with Horn of the Unicorn. He attacked and destroyed Gross’s Dark Valkyria with his Twin-Headed Behemoth.

Gross drew Shadow Spell next turn. He Set it and then ended his turn.

Togores tried to attack directly with his Twin-Headed Behemoth, but Gross flipped Shadow Spell to stop the attack and weaken the Behemoth.

Gross drew Level Eater. He Summoned Yaksha and attacked over Twin-Headed Behemoth. Togores lost 400 Life Points in the battle. In his End Phase, Togores Special Summoned Twin-Headed Behemoth back to the field.

Togores drew Horn of the Unicorn again next turn, and then Tributed his Twin-Headed Behemoth to Summon Raiza the Storm Monarch. He used Raiza’s effect to target Gross’s back row, but Skill Drain negated Raiza’s effect. Raiza attacked Yaksha, and Gross flipped Inverse Universe! The ATK and DEF of all monsters were swapped. Raiza became a 1000 ATK monster, and Yaksha became a 1500 ATK monster! Raiza was destroyed, and Togores lost 500 Life Points, dropping down to 1800 Life Points.

Gross drew Solemn Judgment next turn! He Tributed Yaksha to Summon Mobius the Frost Monarch and targeted both of Togores’s back rows. Togores Chained Torrential Tribute to destroy Mobius, and his Skill Drain was destroyed by Mobius. Gross Set Solemn Judgment before ending his turn.

Togores Set a card to each zone.

Gross drew Snatch Steal and Set Level Eater.

Togores Set a monster.

Gross drew Fiend’s Sanctuary and passed.

Togores Flip Summoned Exarion Universe and attacked Gross’s face-down Level Eater to destroy it. Togores Set a monster before ending his turn.

Gross drew Botanical Lion. He Summoned it and activated Snatch Steal to take control of Exarion Universe. Next, he used Exarion Universe to attack Togores’s face-down Cloudian – Poison Cloud. He used Exarion Universe’s effect to deal piercing damage when it attacked over it. Then, Botanical Lion attacked and destroyed Togores’s face-down Card Guard. Gross ended his turn.

Togores gained 1000 Life Points in his Standby Phase thanks to Snatch Steal and then gave up 1500 Life Points to try to activate Autonomous Action Unit; but Gross negated it by paying 3200 Life Points!

On his next turn, Gross finished Togores off with his 2 monster: Exarion Universe and Botanical Lion!

Peter Gross is the champion of YCS Sheffield!