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Finals: Marcel Burri (SWI – Lightsworn Dragons) vs. Eugen Heidt (GER – Mermail)

29.06.2014 | 19:54 |

Today, it might, indeed, not “all come down to this” – after all, both of these players have already secured their ticket for the World Championship. Still, there’s a prestigious title on the line and since both of these players have already come thus far, they wanted to now go all the way and make their journey home all the more enjoyable with a title in their luggage.

Eugen Heidt was playing Mermail, a Deck that few players expected to see in Day 2 (too often), let alone in the finals of this year’s European Championship (at all)! He has never advanced to the knock out portion of an event as large as the European Championship before, but maybe this was the reason why he was so hard to make out?!

Marcel Burri, from Switzerland, on the other hand, has tasted glory before. He is a former National Champion and with every event he attended, he has come closer to scoring a big win at a major event like the YCS. He already made it to the knock out rounds in both Berlin, Paris and Leipzig, but he was never among the final 8, so he flew a little under our radar.

With the introductions now out of the way, let’s get this party started!

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Marcel Burri appeared to be slightly favored in this match-up thanks to his experience!

Marcel Burri appeared to be slightly favored in this match-up thanks to his experience!


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Heidt was kicking things off with [undine]. He sent [genex controller] as well as [a drag] to his Graveyard. He set 2 back row cards after adding another monster to his hand and he ended.

Burri had drawn into [kuribandit], [raiden], [lumina], [lyla] and [r kuriboh]. He [ns]ed [kuribandit], he wanted to advance to the End Phase, but [bts] made sure that [kuribandit] would get to stay on the field just a little longer.

Play was back to Heidt, who thought for a short while before he [ss]ed [a leed] to the field, discarding [a pike]. [megalo] followed and [a gunde] got sent to the Graveyard, returning [a pike]. He also added [a sphere] from his Deck to his hand.
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Heidt called and the forces from the depths of the ocean have certainly heard him!

Heidt called and the forces from the depths of the ocean have certainly heard him!


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He Tributed a monster so [megalo] would get to attack twice. [tidal] returned to the field and play proceeded with the Battle Phase.
Burri bought himself a little more time with [r kuriboh]! Or so he thought, since [lance] came down from Heidt’s hand, making sure that [megalo] would in fact get to attack twice!

[h2]Eugen Heidt claims the lead on his second turn![/h2]

The German didn’t feel like giving Burri any more time than necessary; on the very first turn when he was allowed to attack; on his second, he already wrapped things up and came one step closer to becoming your European Champion 2014!
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Eugen Heidt was sitting in a comfortable position now; he only needed one more win!

Eugen Heidt was sitting in a comfortable position now; he only needed one more win!


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Burri had drawn into [honest], [lyla], [kuribandit], [jd] and 2 copies of [recharge] in the second game.

Burri activated [recharge] with his only target and [jd] and [kuribandit] were sent to his Graveyard. He [ns]ed another copy of [kuribandit] and this time, he was allowed to fill his Graveyard; [mst], 3 Lightsworn Monsters and [needlebug] were sent there. He added [mst] to his hand and without a field, he passed play.

Heidt checked the contents of his opponent’s Graveyard before committing to a play. He [ns]ed [a pike] and he discarded [a teus]. He had 2 back row cards, he attacked directly and Burri took 1600 points of damage.

Burri was still lacking a Lightsworn Monster to activate his second [recharge]. He had [l dead], however. [horn] made sure it never hit play, Burri then set [pwwb] and without performing any other actions, he ended.
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Burri's Deck wasn't quite ready to go yet - he needed a little more set-up!

Burri's Deck wasn't quite ready to go yet - he needed a little more set-up!


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Heidt added [undine] and it allowed him to send [a drag] to his Graveyard while he added [genex controller] to his hand. He also got to add [megalo] to his hand thanks to the effect of [a drag]. Attacks followed and Burri made a face. He took the attack from [undine], but [r kuriboh] stopped [a pike].

Finally, a [recharge] target. Burri went digging, he then checked his Graveyard and lastly, he attempted to [ss] [blaster]. He attacked over [a pike], dealing first damage to Heidt, He [ns]ed [kuribandit] and Heidt had no response, so Burri added a second back row card. [a sphere] got activated before the beginning of the End Phase, but [pwwb] returned it to the top of Heidt’s Deck. [bts] was chained to make sure [kuribandit] would hang around and with that, it was finally Heidt’s turn again.
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Burri would need an Xyz Universe to deal with this field!

Burri would need an Xyz Universe to deal with this field!


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Heidt [ns]ed [genex controller]. This got him [gt alucard]. It destroyed [mst]. [soul charge] then brought back [a pike] and [a drag]. [ahi] got discarded for the effect of [a pike]. [a gunde] got added to Heidt’s hand. He took out [kuribandit]; next, he [xyz]ed [101]. He added [moulin] to his field to add insult to injury and this match seemed all but decided! He added a back row card and passed.

Burri was now down to 2 cards in his hand thanks to [moulin]. He still had a Graveyard full of cards and among them a few Dragon Rulers, so maybe he could come back after all?! He returned [redox] to the field but the 2 cards in his hand were [jd][s] and he was lacking the necessary amount of Lightsworn Monsters in his Graveyard!
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This did not look good for Marcel Burri...

This did not look good for Marcel Burri...


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Heidt discarded [a gunde] and [a linde] for [megalo]'[s] [ss]. “1 [r kuriboh] in your Graveyard?”, Heidt checked. “Yep”, Burri replied, disappointed.
Heidt considered what to do next for a short time, then he went for [11]. This got him [redox]. He declared attacks and Burri immediately extended the hand.

[h2]Eugen Heidt is your European Champion 2014![/h2]

[bts] and [moulin] were the 2 defining cards in this match. [bts] stopped Burri’s [kuribandit][s] that would have otherwise allowed him to fill his Graveyard and send enough Lightsworn Monsters there so he could eventually come back with [jd].
[moulin] made sure that Burri was left without any options whatsoever when he was already hanging in the ropes rather badly.

Mermails have taken down the European Championship and Eugen Heidt is the mastermind that was able to pull their strings and ride them to victory. Congratulations again to Eugen Heidt, your European Champion 2014!
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