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Finals of the YCS Trial: Robin Bachofner (Swiss Aggro) vs. Marcus Ido (PoG Control)

30.06.2013 | 20:26 |

We’ve been mentioning Battle Pack 2 throught the entire weekend; naturally, we had to do a Feature Match of the all-deciding match in the YCS Trial. So let’s check out how Robin Bachofner and his Swiss Aggro Deck would do against Marcus Ido’s Pot of Greed Control!

 


Marcus Ido wanted a trip to an European YCS of his choosing!

Marcus Ido wanted a trip to an European YCS of his choosing!


 


Marcus Ido activated Photon Sanctuary, which meant he would get to add 2 Tokens to this side of the field. He added 2 more back row cards and a Set monster.

Bachofner had a Pitch-Black Warwolf and he attacked over a Token. He followed it up with Shard of Greed, he Set a back row card and passed.

 


Bachofner had a slightly less impressive version of Pot of Greed!

Bachofner had a slightly less impressive version of Pot of Greed!


 


Dark Valkyria got Normal Summoned, Ido sent it into Pitch-Black Warwolf, but Prideful Roar made sure Ido would lose his monster.

The following turn, Bachofner added Slate Warrior and he attacked into Gagaga Gardna.

Back to Ido, who now used Copycat and attacked over Pitch-Black Warwolf; Bachofner Special Summoned Interplanetarypurplythorny Dragon.

Bachofner tried to come back with Pot of Duality, getting him Bazoo the Soul-Eater, he Normal Summoned Luster Dragon, then used Cursed Armaments and when he declared an attack, No Entry!! made sure that didn’t go as planned.

 


The first Tribute Monster making an appearance: Brain Crusher!

The first Tribute Monster making an appearance: Brain Crusher!


 


Copycat and a Token were Tributed so Ido could Summon Brain Crusher. He switched Gagaga Gardna to Attack Position, he attacked over Interplanetarypurplythorny Dragon and Slate Warrior and that marked the end of the turn. Ido got his opponent’s Interplanetarypurplythorny Dragon thanks to the effect of Brain Crusher!

Bachofner switched Luster Dragon back to Attack Position. He followed it up with Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer and Luster Dragon attacked over Gagaga Gardna. One face-down Spell or Trap and play was back to Ido.

Brain Crusher declared an attack, but Ego Boost made sure Ido wouldn’t lose his monster and Brain Crusher bit the dust. Interplanetarypurplythorny Dragon then attacked over Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer.

 


Bachofner had Bazoo to fight back!

Bachofner had Bazoo to fight back!


 


Bachofner Normal Summoned Bazoo the Soul-Eater and he banished 3, but Ido had Curse of Anubis.

Slate Warrior got stopped by Zero Gravity and it was back to Bachofner.

He attacked over Ido’s remaining monster and dealt some damage, leaving his opponent on only 2500 Life Points.

Ido found a Pot of Duality, which in turn found Pot of Greed – a Pot Combo! Zombyra the Dark followed after the Pot of Greed resolution and it attacked over Luster Dragon. 1 face-down Spell or Trap and back to Bachofner.

 


Another Monster we haven't seen in a while: Zombyra!

Another Monster we haven't seen in a while: Zombyra!


 


The Swiss Duelist activated Full-Force Strike and he attacked over Zombyra the Dark. On the following attack, an Overworked made sure Bachofner would only be left with Anarchist Monk Ranshin.

It also fell the following turn, thanks to Ido’s Hyper Hammerhead, which now was the only monster on the field. Bachofner was on 6600 Life Points. He Set a monster and ended.

Hyper Hammerhead attacked into D.D. Warrior Lady, which banished both monsters. Bull Blader came down in Main Phase 2.

Bachofner didn’t perform any actions.

Ido Set a monster and dealt damage.

Goblin Elite Attack Force attacked into Magician of Faith. Ido returned Pot of Greed – it couldn’t get any more old school than this! “You have a really good Deck”, Bachofner congratulated his opponent.

The following turn, Ido drew, he added Gene-Warped Warwolf and that cleared Bachofner’s field once again.

A Windstorm of Etaqua bought Bachofner another turn.

 


Kunai with Chain saved Zombyra for the time being!

Kunai with Chain saved Zombyra for the time being!


 


The following turn, Bachofner used Zombyra the Dark and a Kunai with Chain to make sure he put up some sort of opposition to Ido’s overwhelming army.

However, Bull Blader could take down Zombyra the Dark on Ido’s next turn and the following attacks sealed the deal.

 

Marcus Ido is only 1 win away from winning a free trip to Brussels!

 


Robin Bachofner now had to win 2 Duels in a row!

Robin Bachofner now had to win 2 Duels in a row!


 


Bachofner started with Pot of Duality, revealing Curse of Anubis, Zero Gravity and Fighting Spirit. He picked Curse of Anubis and added it to his hand. Shard of Greed and Slate Warrior were played, he added 2 back row cards and ended.

Pot of Greed and a card to each zone from Ido – classic!

 


You can't open in a more classic fashion than that!

You can't open in a more classic fashion than that!


 


Goblin Elite Attack Force attacked into Magician of Faith, which returned Pot of Greed. “This card is really unfair!” – “But you have Shard of Greed!” – “It’s like a BAD version of this!”

Gagaga Gardna came down and Slate Warrior couldn’t deal any more damage.

Another activation of Pot of Greed. Copycat then got Normal Summoned and it copied Goblin Elite Attack Force and it attacked the monster, however, Curse of Anubis foiled this plan. Ido Set a Spell or Trap.

Shard of Greed allowed Bachofner to draw 2. He then attacked with Slate Warrior into Copycat, but Mask of Weakness made sure Copycat would get to see another turn. Dark Valkyria came down and Bachofner passed.

 


This Valkyria had to be taken care of!

This Valkyria had to be taken care of!


 


Copycat attacked, but Ego Boost made sure it wouldn’t succeed. We skipped a beat as the players were too fast…

Now there was only Bull Blader on the field for Ido and he followed it up with Zombyra the Dark. Zombyra the Dark attacked Bachofner’s Dark Valkyria, which meant both players were now on 7400 Life Points. Bull Blader then traded with Slate Warrior. Ido Set a Spell or Trap.

 


This quickly turned into the Bazoo show!

This quickly turned into the Bazoo show!


 


Bachofner fought back with Bazoo the Soul-Eater and he attacked with it over Zombyra the Dark.

Ido added 2 back row cards and a Set monster.

Bachofner used the effect of Bazoo the Soul-Eater to banish 1 monster, he activated Fighting Spirit, but No Entry!! made sure it switched Positions. Bachofner Set a card to each zone.

Ido Normal Summoned Doomcaliber Knight. He Flip Summoned Botanical Lion and he attacked with Doomcaliber Knight into Zombyra the Dark. That meant Bachofner would lose Fighting Spirit. When the Botanical Lion attacked, a Kunai with Chain made sure it would be shifted to Defense Position.

Still, both players were playing at a furious pace. Bachofner switched Bazoo the Soul-Eater back to Attack Position and he got rid of Botanical Lion.

 


A Full-Force Strike made sure Bazoo packed an even bigger punch!

A Full-Force Strike made sure Bazoo packed an even bigger punch!


 


Full-Force Strike made sure Doomcaliber Knight could finally rid the field off Bazoo the Soul-Eater.

The next turn, Earthquake switched Doomcaliber Knight, Beast King Barbaros came down, Gogogo Golem got Flip Summoned and Bachofner destroyed Doomcaliber Knight and he ran into Exarion Universe.

Ido activated Photon Sanctuary. Bachofner found Pitch-Black Warwolf and he activated Full-Force Strike. He attacked over Exarion Universe and Beast King Barbaros and Gogogo Golem destroyed both Tokens.

Shield & Sword and Hyper Hammerhead were supposed to be Ido’s comeback, but Prideful Roar made sure Bachofner wouldn’t lose a monster; his Pitch-Black Warwolf would return to his hand.

 


Could Bachofner tie the score with this impressive field?!

Could Bachofner tie the score with this impressive field?!


 


The following turn, Bachofner dealt plenty of damage.

Ido drew, but he quickly stated “It’s over”, so we had to go to a third Duel.

 

Robin Bachofner ties the score!

 


A million turns and still only 25 minutes in the round. Truth be told, this feels a little different compared to the Main Event Matches. In case you haven’t tried the format yourself, make sure you do so and book your trip to Brussels after as this YCS will be lots of fun!

Ido would go first in the final Duel and he found Pot of Greed among his opening 6. He then had Dark Valkyria and he added 4 back row cards.

 


Ido searched for his protection...

Ido searched for his protection...


 


Bachofner Normal Summoned Zombyra the Dark. Half or Nothing made sure that he couldn’t attack successfully. Bachofner added 2 back row cards.

Ido Normal Summoned Dark Valkyria again; he then attacked into an empty field.

Bachofner Set a monster.

Dark Valkyria attacked into Exarion Universe. Ido Set a monster.

Exarion Universe switched positions; Anarchist Monk Ranshin got Normal Summoned. Exarion Universe attacked into Magician of Faith, which returned Pot of Greed to Ido’s hand. “Always… it’s not possible!” Anarchist Monk Ranshin then traded with Dark Valkyria.

Pot of Greed allowed Ido to draw into yet more cards. He then Normal Summoned Card Trooper and attacked over Exarion Universe or at least tried to; Bachofner had Ego Boost. This meant 900 Damage for Ido and he fell to 7000 Life Points.

In Main Phase 2, he activated Overworked, Pot of Duality followed and that got him Forbidden Chalice. Ido Set a Spell or Trap and he ended.

“Nice draw!”, Bachofner commented on his card for the turn. He Normal Summoned Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer, but his attack ended in Gagaga Gardna. Fighting Spirit got activated.

Ido Set a monster.

Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer attacked into Hyper Hammerhead. This returned it to Bachofner’s hand. The Swiss Duelist Set a monster in Main Phase 2.

Ido had Botanical Lion. It got banished by D.D. Warrior Lady. Gagaga Gardna attacked directly.

Play was back to Bachofner, who now Normal Summoned Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer again and he had a second Fighting Spirit. A Mask of Weakness made sure it couldn’t attack over Gagaga Gardna, however! This cost Bachofner his Fighting Spirit.

 


No getting through for Kycoo!

No getting through for Kycoo!


 


Shield & Sword and an attack got stopped by Kunai with Chain. Ido added a face-down monster.

Bachofner wanted to attack with Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer, but Zero Gravity foiled that plan. Now it was Bachofner who added a face-down monster. Cursed Armaments on Gagaga Gardna.

Ido Flip Summoned Exarion Universe and he attacked over Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer. In Main Phase 2, he Tribute Summoned White Night Dragon and he ended.

Bachofner Set a monster.

Slate Warrior attacked into Gagaga Gardna. Forbidden Chalice made sure the attack succeeded and that cleared the path for White Night Dragon.

 


Ido did it! He won a free trip!

Ido did it! He won a free trip!


 


Bachofner drew and knew it was over. He revealed his hand to his opponent and wished him the best of luck for YCS Brussels!

 

Marcus Ido is your YCS Trial Winner!

 


Congratulations to Marcus Ido, your YCS Trial Winner!

Congratulations to Marcus Ido, your YCS Trial Winner!