Michel Grüner is your YCS Bochum 2010 Champion!

26.09.2010 | 19:58 |

Almost 1300 players showed up for the very first stop of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series in Europe, making it the biggest European Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG tournament ever! The players had to prove their skills in 11 grueling rounds of Swiss and only 32 were allowed to advance to the knock out portion of the tournament.

We saw lots of innovations and unique Deck ideas in the Top 32 and with Michel Grüner and Eden Zamir making it to the finals, we had our very own version of the "David vs. Goliath" epic. Grüner had the home advantage on his side together with an impressive résumé of a German National Champion title as well as several wins at other major events. Zamir on the other hand was playing outside of Israel for the first time ever, but so far it seemed like nothing could stop him.

Eden Zamir was playing his very own take on the Dandywarrior archetype and could win the first Duel, however, Michel Grüner proved once again that the X-Sabers are a force to be reckoned with and made a strong comeback, winning the second and final Duel of the day! Key to his victory were some amazing reads, keeping him from overextending and saving his best cards for the most important turns!


Congratulations to Michel Grüner, winner of the YCS Bochum!


Winner of the YCS Bochum: Michel Grüner!

Winner of the YCS Bochum: Michel Grüner!