Player Profiles #2

[p]Day 1 competition might have come to a stop, but we still got some cool content in store for you! Check out the profiles of the next few Main Event Competitors!
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Raul Fernandez has brought Saggi the Dark Clown to the World Championship!
Raul Fernandez has brought Saggi the Dark Clown to the World Championship!

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[p][b]Age:[/b] 18[/p]
[p][b]From:[/b] Madrid, Spain[/p]
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[p][b]Tell us how you qualified for the World Championship:[/b][/p]
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I was lucky enough to make it all the way to the Top 4 of the European Championship with a Worm Deck!
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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 always have to try to come up with a creative idea on how you can stop the most popular decks. It’s adaption really, and it’s also extremely important at the World Championship itself!
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[p][b]How do you like Amsterdam so far?[/b][/p]
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I love it! I don’t like the heat in Madrid and this is a nice change! When I saw the rain after landing, I was close to tears!
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[p][b]What do you like the most about the card game?[/b][/p]
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The thing I like the most is knowing and meeting people at tournaments. It’s cool to make friends with other players and see them again at another tournament a little later. Sometimes, you meet people that will turn into great friends!
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[p][b]Would you like to greet some friends?[/b][/p]
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I want to say thank you to all my friends from Valladolid, because they are always supporting me and cheering me on! Additionally, I would like to greet my Mallorcan friends – without any of them, I wouldn’t enjoy the card game and wouldn’t be here! Last, but certainly not least, I want to say hello and thanks to my family! Oh, and Alejandro Ropero as well as Rodrigo Togores as I playtest a lot with them and they helped me to become a better player!
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Michel Grüner was Europe's most successful Duelist in the past season!
Michel Grüner was Europe's most successful Duelist in the past season!

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[p][b]Age:[/b] 23[/p]
[p][b]From:[/b] München, Germany[/p]
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[p][b]Tell us how you qualified for the World Championship:[/b][/p]
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I was lucky enough to overcome more than 700 other Duelists at this year’s European Championship 2011 after drawing in the very first round!
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[p][b]What does it take to make it to the World Championship?[/b][/p]
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A good deck, a good player and a little bit of luck.
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[p][b]How do you like Amsterdam so far?[/b]
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The people here are very friendly! They seem so relaxed all the time. However, parking seems to be very expensive and I’m happy I wasn’t traveling by car!
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[p][b]What do you like the most about the card game?[/b][/p]
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I really like the artworks of the cards and I’m a huge fan of the new problem solving card text! It makes the game easier approachable for younger players and a lot clearer for experienced players.
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[p][b]Who’s crossing their fingers for you right now?[/b][/p]
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Ramin, Shahin, Marco Brockmann, Claudio Kirchmair, Soner Güngör and Nina!
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We also give Liu Hoi Ki a thumbs up!
We also give Liu Hoi Ki a thumbs up!

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[p][b]Age:[/b] 22[/p]
[p][b]From:[/b] Hong Kong, China[/p]
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[p][b]Tell us how you qualified for the World Championship:[/b][/p]
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I participated in the National Championship in Hong Kong and had made it all the way to the finals 3 times before that already. This time, I was lucky enough to go all the way and eventually become the National Champion!
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[p][b]What does it take to make it to the World Championship?[/b][/p]
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It mainly depends on the quality of the Deck in my opinion. A lot of testing is necessary to come up with the best Deck possible, but it will eventually pay out!
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[p][b]How do you like Amsterdam so far?[/b][/p]
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It’s the first time I’ve been to the city and I think it’s a nice place with a lot of friendly people. I find the buildings to be very impressive, they are nothing like Hong Kong!
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[p][b]What do you like the most about the card game?[/b][/p]
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I think it’s very exciting, because you can always turn a Duel around!
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[p][b]Do you want to greet some friends?[/b][/p]
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I want to say thank you to my friends and family in Hong Kong! They lent me many of the cards and I couldn’t be here without them!
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Kim Just Jensen can't get enough of his Disaster Dragon Deck!
Kim Just Jensen can't get enough of his Disaster Dragon Deck!

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[p][b]Age:[/b] 17[/p]
[p][b]From:[/b] Hvidovre, Denmark[/p]
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[p][b]Tell us how you qualified for the World Championship:[/b][/p]
[p]I played Dragons at the European Championship and after going 7 – 1 – 1 in the Swiss Part of the tournament, I made it all the way to the Top 8. I ended up in the 5th place and since Sami couldn’t make it to the tournament, I took his spot!
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[p][b]What does it take to make it to the World Championship?[/b][/p]
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You have to keep your head in the game, stay focused and not forget about the options that are available to both you and your opponent.
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[p][b]How do you like Amsterdam so far?[/b][/p]
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It’s very nice; I really enjoyed the boat tour on the canals – at least after the sun showed through.
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[p][b]What do you like the most about the card game?[/b][/p]
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You have to sit down and think about things. It’s a challenge, really, and you can really train your mind this way.
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[p][b]Would you like to greet some friends?[/b][/p]
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I want to give shout outs to Richard Clark, my friends in Denmark and everyone who’s supporting me!
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