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Player Profiles #1

13.08.2011 | 17:58 |

[p]26 players are competing in the most prestigious tournament of the year. They all had to work hard to earn their spot, so let’s show them the appreciation they deserve and introduce them properly to you![/p][nbsp]

Hansel Aguero seemed to be on fire! In other words: He was hot right now!

Hansel Aguero seemed to be on fire! In other words: He was hot right now!


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[p][b]Age:[/b] 17[/p]
[p][b]From:[/b] Bronx, NY, USA[/p]
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[p][b]Tell us how you qualified for the World Championship:[/b][/p]
[p]I won the North American World Championship Qualifier!
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[p][b]What does it take to make it to the World Championship?[/b][/p]
[p]A lot of dedication and a little luck!
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[p][b]How do you like Amsterdam so far?[/b]
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It’s a great city! I don’t like to be on the water too much, but Hard Rock Café was great!
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[p][b]What do you like the most about the card game?[/b][/p]
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I love to open packs – it’s always a surprise and even though I don’t always pull the good cards, I can’t help but doing it again!
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[p][b]Would you like to greet some friends?[/b]
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I want to send greets to: Desmond Boyd, Andrew Paller and my brother Johan Aguero!
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Joseph Bogli sure enjoyed his stay in Amsterdam!

Joseph Bogli sure enjoyed his stay in Amsterdam!


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[p][b]Age:[/b] 20[/p]
[p][b]From:[/b] Windsor Locks, CT, USA[/p]
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[p][b]Tell us how you qualified for the World Championship:[/b][/p]
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I came in 6th place at the North American World Championship! It’s cool that you still got a shot at making it to Worlds if you lost in the Top 8!
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[p][b]What does it take to make it to the World Championship?[/b][/p]
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I think you really have to take your time when you’re playing so you can always make the best decision during your games! Also, listen to other players, they often come up with great advice!
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[p][b]How do you like Amsterdam so far?[/b]
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I love it! It’s way different to what I’m used to!
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[p][b]What do you like the most about the card game?[/b][/p]
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Being creative while you’re building decks. If you make something out of your own ideas, you really know how to play with it and will have an advantage over everyone else!
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[p][b]Who’s crossing their fingers for you right now?[/b]
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My mom! Steffon Bizzel showed me a lot of cool plays and Cesar Gonzalez, because he taught me how to improve as a player.
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Jose Cubero came all the way from Costa Rica!

Jose Cubero came all the way from Costa Rica!


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[p][b]Age:[/b] 17[/p]
[p][b]From:[/b] Alajuela, Costa Rica[/p]
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[p][b]Tell us how you qualified for the World Championship:[/b][/p]
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I ran my favorite Deck, the Tengu Plants, as the Central American World Championship Qualifier and I was lucky enough to draw into the cards I needed at the right time to come out winning!
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[p][b]What does it take to make it to the World Championship?[/b][/p]
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You need to be confident and believe in the Deck you’re running. You have to have a good understanding of the game, a little bit of luck and – most importantly – love the game and have fun playing it!
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[p][b]How do you like Amsterdam so far?[/b][/p]
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I feeling a little homesick, but I’m enjoying the travel so far. The tour in the canals was very cool and it was also great to make new friends. I really appreciate all the attention that Konami’s giving all the players, but I look forward to returning home.
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[p][b]What do you like the most about the card game?[/b][/p]
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I like the competition and trying to come out on top. The whole tournament experience is something unique and I really don’t want to miss it!
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Galileo De Obaldia wanted to defend his title!

Galileo De Obaldia wanted to defend his title!


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[p][b]Age:[/b] 22[/p]
[p][b]From:[/b] La Chorrera, Panama[/p]
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[p][b]Tell us how you qualified for the World Championship:[/b][/p]
[p]I opted to play a Frog at last year’s World Championship. Most of the other players were relying on Blackwings and they didn’t seem to be prepared for the strategy. Although my opponent in the finals, Vincent Paglia, seemingly had all the answers, I was lucky enough to overcome the bad odds and become World Champion!
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[p][b]What does it take to make it to the World Championship?[/b][/p]
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Consistency! At large events, you have to be able to top, so you can’t rely on a Deck that lets you down at times. You shouldn’t play too many situational cards so you can always pull off a comeback!
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[p][b]How do you like Amsterdam so far?[/b][/p]
It’s good! I enjoyed the tourism tour, the players are all very friendly and I really like the atmosphere.
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[p][b]What do you like the most about the card game?[/b][/p]
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It’s all the friends you can make! After a stressful week at work, Yu-Gi-Oh! always helps me to recreate and feel better. And one last thing: The travel. I love traveling the world and meeting people in different countries!
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[p][b]Would you like to greet some friends?[/b][/p]
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Where do I start? I don’t want to greet all the players in Panama, all my friends from the UK and the rest of the world! Everyone who’s supporting me and who would like me to defend the title!
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Meet Aaron Dennis from New Zealand!

Meet Aaron Dennis from New Zealand!


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[p][b]Age:[/b] 19[/p]
[p][b]From:[/b] Auckland, New Zealand[/p]
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[p][b]Tell us how you qualified for the World Championship:[/b][/p]
[p]I beat the Australian National Championship in the Top 16, my Top 8 opponent made a crucial mistake and that allowed me to claim the title of World Championship Oceania Winner!
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[p][b]What does it take to make it to the World Championship?[/b][/p]
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A lot of testing and effort. You should play lots of people to get to know different play styles. At the same time, you should try to focus on a Deck and learn it inside out!
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[p][b]How do you like Amsterdam so far?[/b][/p]
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It’s great! I’m really enjoying myself!
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[p][b]What do you like the most about the card game?[/b][/p]
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It’s fun and competitive!
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[p][b]Would you like to greet some friends?[/b][/p]
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I want to give a shout out to Peter Bird!
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