Player Profiles #4

[p]We made use of the time between rounds to finish another set of player profiles! What did these Duelists had to say?
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Tadashi Waga - the 2002 Japanese National Champion is back to show the World what he's got!
Tadashi Waga - the 2002 Japanese National Champion is back to show the World what he's got!

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[p][b]Age:[/b] 29[/p]
[p][b]From:[/b] Hokkaido, Japan[/p]
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[p][b]Tell us how you qualified for the World Championship:[/b][/p]
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During the qualification series, I was relying on both a Six Samurai Deck as well as a Tech Genus Deck and did well enough to earn my spot at the Japanese Qualifier. I played a Debris Junk Deck there and came out on top to make it all the way to this year’s World Championship.
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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 avoid making mistakes. This makes all the difference – the player who commits less mistakes will come out winning. Additionally, I think you have to stay focused so you can always make the best choice!
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[p][b]How do you like Amsterdam so far?[/b][/p]
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I’m very happy that there’s a World Championship this year (Tadashi won the National Championship in Japan in 2002, but there was no World Championship!); I really enjoyed traveling the world because of it and meeting players from different nations!
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[p][b]What do you like the most about the card game?[/b][/p]
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Compared to other Trading Card Games, the Timing is a lot more important in Yu-Gi-Oh! – when do you set your cards, when do you try to lead your opponent’s mind, and so on. I really like this factor about the game and it gives it a unique feeling!
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[p][b]Do you have a message for other players?[/b][/p]
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Yes! I was very happy to have been given the chance to participate in a World Championship this year and it’s a truly unique experience! I would like to tell everyone that they should set themselves the goal of making it to a World Championship one day!
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She Wei Hao is a 3-time National Champion and he finally wants to win Worlds!
She Wei Hao is a 3-time National Champion and he finally wants to win Worlds!

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[p][b]Age:[/b] 18[/p]
[p][b]From:[/b] Taipei, Taiwan[/p]
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[p][b]Tell us how you qualified for the World Championship:[/b][/p]
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I played a Six Samurai Deck at this year’s National Championship Taiwan. Although I had won it twice before already, I was able to repeat my previous successes and take home the title for a third time!
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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 a lot of practice and put in a lot of hours to know your deck inside out. When the day of the tournament approaches, you often just need a little luck and then you can go all the way!
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[p][b]How do you like Amsterdam so far?[/b][/p]
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I like the weather and people are nice, so I’m 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 helps me to make a lot of new friends!
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[p][b]Who’s crossing their fingers for you right now?[/b][/p]
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I want to thank everyone in Taiwan for their support!
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Justin Womack is known for his unique Deck choices!
Justin Womack is known for his unique Deck choices!

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[p][b]Age:[/b] 20[/p]
[p][b]From:[/b] Fitchburg, WI, USA[/p]
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[p][b]Tell us how you qualified for the World Championship:[/b][/p]
[p]I got in 7th place at the North American Continental Championship and another player passed on his ticket to me![/p]
[p][b]What does it take to make it to the World Championship?[/b][/p]
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Creativity – you gotta be unexpecting! Dedication – you always have to be prepared!
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[p][b]How do you like Amsterdam so far?[/b][/p]
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It’s great! It’s a big change from the United States; all the buildings look so different, so it also feels completely different.
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[p][b]What do you like the most about the card game?[/b][/p]
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I just like the way it makes you think, that it kinda forces you to be creative. And the competition is always intense and I enjoy that a lot, too!
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[p][b]Do you want to greet some friends?[/b][/p]
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Matt Hoey and Brad Nerling supported me and are 2 of my best friends!
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South Korea's sole representative Yang Young-Duck!
South Korea's sole representative Yang Young-Duck!

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[p][b]Age:[/b] 21[/p]
[p][b]From:[/b] Busan, South Korea[/p]
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[p][b]Tell us how you qualified for the World Championship:[/b][/p]
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I struggled a little during the National Championship in South Korea, but was able to focus again, overcame the odds and win the tournament!
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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 it has a lot to do with the condition on the day of the tournament, so try to be fit!
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[p][b]How do you like Amsterdam so far?[/b][/p]
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I don’t mind the cold weather too much, but it could be a little warmer in my opinion. Still, I’m having a blast!
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[p][b]What do you like the most about the card game?[/b][/p]
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It’s a person to person game and I like the interaction with opponents!
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[p][b]Would you like to greet some friends?[/b][p]
I want to greet my Korean friends, especially Yoon Pill Woo – without their help, I could have never made it so far!
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