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Player Profiles #5

14.08.2011 | 13:00 |

[p]We’re slowly getting there and are now introducing you to 4 more participants in the Card Game’s main event![/p][nbsp]

Kian Sim Kee flew halfway round the world to participate in the World Championship!

Kian Sim Kee flew halfway round the world to participate in the World Championship!


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[p][b]Age:[/b] 18[/p]
[p][b]From:[/b] Selangor, Malaysia[/p]
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[p][b]Tell us how you qualified for the World Championship:[/b][/p]
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I played an Angel Deck in the Malaysian Championship, made it to the Top 16 and won all the rounds in the Knock Out portion of the event to 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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I think a lot of testing is necessary, you have to stay focused and you also need a little bit of luck!
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[p][b]How do you like Amsterdam so far?[/b][/p]
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It seems like the girls are very friendly here!
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[p][b]What do you like the most about the card game?[/b][/p]
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The games are often very exciting as you can often pull off a win in a match that seemed like you had no chance. You meet a lot of new people and they are all very friendly!
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[p][b]Would you like to greet some friends?[/b][/p]
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I want to greet all my friends from Singapore!
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Britain's Luke Lennard didn't make day 2, but still had a blast at Worlds!

Britain's Luke Lennard didn't make day 2, but still had a blast at Worlds!


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[p][b]Age:[/b] 16[/p]
[p][b]From:[/b] Birchington, United Kingdom[/p]
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[p][b]Tell us how you qualified for the World Championship:[/b][/p]
[p]I played X-Sabers at the World Championship Qualifier in Madrid and I didn’t really expect to make it all the way to the Top 4. I lost to Michel who went on to win the event, so I guess that’s all there is to it.
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[p][b]What does it take to make it to the World Championship?[/b][/p]
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Well, in an event like Euros with 10 rounds of Swiss, you have to have a lot of stamina as well as some luck on your side.
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[p][b]How do you like Amsterdam so far?[/b][/p]
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Amsterdam is alright! I would have preferred to a non-European city like Tokyo, though. I haven’t been to Madame Tussaud’s in London, so I enjoyed checking it out in Amsterdam!
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[p][b]What do you like the most about the card game?[/b][/p]
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I like it’s fast pacing. Sometimes it can be a little too much, but generally, I really like the big comebacks and the huge openings!
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[p][b]Who’s crossing their fingers for you right now?[/b][/p]
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My friend Harry Peters and I guess a few more players from the UK!
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1 of 6 members of Team North America: Thomas Mak!

1 of 6 members of Team North America: Thomas Mak!


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[p][b]Age:[/b] 20[/p]
[p][b]From:[/b] Abington, PA, USA[/p]
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[p][b]Tell us how you qualified for the World Championship:[/b][/p]
[p]I was playing an Agents deck at the North American World Championship Qualifier and came out 3rd!
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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 have to keep a cool head and have a good Deck!
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[p][b]How do you like Amsterdam so far?[/b][p]
It’s alright. The flight was pretty exhausting as the Head Judge was sitting in front of me and he leaned back a lot. I didn’t feel like complaining, though; I feared he would have given me a game loss!
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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 competition! And traveling and seeing new places is also a cool experience!
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[p][b]Do you want to greet some friends?[/b][/p]
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I would like to John Mak, Marc Mitsuuchi, Sean Na and Shin Zeng – they’re probably waiting for some updates from me, so tell them I’m having a great time!
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Kevin Matsuoka had plenty of reason to smile!

Kevin Matsuoka had plenty of reason to smile!


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[p][b]Age:[/b] 17[/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]
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The Oceanian World Championship was a 41 player tournament, so it wasn’t that hard to make it to the knock out portion of the tournament. My bracket was a lot harder than the bracket of the other finalist in my opinion; I had to kick out all the good Australian players and made it all the way to the finals. I played against the only player that beat me in the Swiss in the semi finals, but this time I had lady luck on my side and pulled through. I couldn’t beat Aaron in the finals, though, but it was all good!
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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 your chances to do well are a lot better if you’re relying on something unexpected. So you should definitely try that!
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[p][b]How do you like Amsterdam so far?[/b][/p]
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I’m loving Amsterdam so far! It’s my first trip to Europe and thanks to the fact that we’re getting the VIP treatment, I have no reason to complain!
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[p][b]What do you like the most about the card game?[/b][/p]
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I like how even though people always tend to play similar Decks, there’s always a chance for someone to come up with an unexpected Deck and take the tournament by storm. It can also help you to understand how trade is working, which can be helpful at times.
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[p][b]Would you like to greet some friends?[/b][/p]
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I want to greet all my friends from Auckland. Additionally, I want to greet everyone who’s into Tempest!
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