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Round 1 Feature Match: Stefano Lenti Livraghi (Wind-Ups) vs. Nick Boulbasakos (Dino Rabbit)

07.07.2012 | 12:53 |

Italy’s Stefano Lenti Livraghi made it to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Video Game World Championship in Amsterdam last year. Now, he’s hoping for a repeat visit to the World Championship, this time by qualifying in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME! Livraghi is Italy’s current National Champion, and has made it to the European Championship as part of his first step toward reaching his goal. In this Round 1 Feature Match, he’s facing off against Greece’s Nick Boulbasakos! Boulbasakos is no stranger to high-Level tournament play – he has made it to the top of the European Championship several times in the past and won Greece’s National Championship in 2009. This is sure to be an exciting Match!

Duel One

Boulbasakos started off the Match by Summoning Rescue Rabbit! He banished it, and Livraghi Chained Maxx “C”! Boulbasakos Special Summoned 2 copies of Sabersaurus from his Deck, and Livraghi drew a card thanks to Maxx “C”. Next, Boulbasakos combined his 2 Dinosaurs to Xyz Summon Evolzar Laggia, and Livraghi drew another card. Boulbasakos Set 2 cards before ending his turn.

Livraghi started his turn with Wind-Up Rat, Solemn Judgment, Dark Hole, Pot of Avarice, Bottomless Trap Hole, and 2 copies of Wind-Up Factory. In his Standby Phase, Boulbasakos flipped Macro Cosmos. Livraghi tried using Dark Hole, but it was negated by Laggia. Livraghi Set Bottomless Trap Hole and Solemn Judgment before ending his turn.

Boulbasakos  Summoned Rescue Rabbit and banished it to Special Summon 2 copies of Kabazauls from his Deck; but Livraghi flipped Bottomless Trap Hole to banish both copies. Laggia attacked Livraghi directly, and Livraghi dropped down to 5600 Life Points.

Livraghi drew another Wind-Up Rat. He Set Pot of Avarice and ended his turn.

Boulbasakos Summoned Sabersaurus and attacked Livraghi directly with Sabersaurus and Laggia! Livraghi dropped down to 1300 Life Points! Boulbasakos Set a card before ending his turn.

Livraghi drew Effect Veiler. He Set it along with a Wind-Up Factory.

Boulbasakos attacked with Evolzar Laggia and Livraghi conceded, unable to withstand the follow-up attack from Sabersaurus!

Nick Boulbasakos

Greece’s Nick Boulbasakos makes short work of Italy’s Stefano Lenti Livraghi in Duel 1 thanks to Evolzar Laggia and Macro Cosmos! Livraghi will be going first in Duel 2!

Duel Two

Livraghi opened up Duel 2 with 2 copies of Wind-Up Magician, Wind-Up Shark, Heavy Storm, Dimensional Prison, and Effect Veiler. He Summoned Wind-Up Magician and then Special Summoned Wind-Up Shark. He used his Magician’s effect to Special Summon Wind-Up Hunter from his Deck. He used his Hunter’s effect to Tribute Wind-Up Magician and send Safe Zone from Boulbasakos’s hand to his Graveyard

Next, he combined Hunter with a Shark that he reduced to Level 3 in order to Xyz Summon Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity. He detached Wind-Up Hunter from Zenmaity to Special Summon Wind-Up Rat, and used Rat’s effect to Special Summon Wind-Up Hunter. He Tributed Zenmaity to send Mystical Space Typhoon from Boulbasakos’s hand to his Graveyard and then combined Hunter and Rat to Xyz Summon another Zenmaity. He detached Wind-Up Hunter once again to Special Summon Wind-Up Rat from his Deck, and used his Rat’s effect again to Special Summon Wind-Up Hunter. He Tributed Zenmaity with his Hunter to send Bottomless Trap Hole from Boulbasakos’s hand to his Graveyard and then combined Hunter with Rat once more to Summon another Zenmaity. He detached Wind-Up Hunter from Zenmaity to Special Summon another Rat, and used its effect to Special Summon another Hunter. He Tributed Wind-Up Rat with his Hunter’s effect and sent Dark Hole from Boulbasakos’s hand to his Graveyard. Livraghi Set Dimensional Prison and then ended his turn. Boulbasakos only had 1 card in his hand before his first turn began.

Boulbasakos  Summoned Sabersaurus and used it to attack Zenmaity; but Livraghi flipped Dimensional Prison and banished the Sabersaurus. Boulbasakos Set a card before ending his turn.

Livraghi used Heavy Storm to destroy Boulbasakos’s face-down Forbidden Lance and then Summoned Wind-Up Magician. When Livraghi detached an Xyz Material from Zenmaity to activate its effect, Boulbasakos conceded!

Stefano Lenti Livraghi

Italy’s Stefano Lenti Livraghi takes a quick victory over Greece’s Nick Boulbasakos in Duel 2 thanks to Wind-Up Hunter! Boulbasakos will be going first in Duel 3!

Duel Three

Boulbasakos started off Duel 3 by Summoning Sabersaurus and Setting 3 cards to his back row.

Livraghi opened up with Effect Veiler, Wind-Up Rat, Monster Reborn, Pot of Avarice, Book of Moon, and Solemn Warning. He Set Solemn Warning and Book of Moon and then ended his turn.

Boulbasakos attacked directly with Sabersaurus, dropping Livraghi down to 6100 Life Points.

Livraghi drew Maxx “C” next turn. He Set Wind-Up Rat and Pot of Avarice before passing.

Boulbasakos attacked Livraghi’s face-down Wind-Up Rat with Sabersaurus and Livraghi activated Book of Moon to put the Sabersaurus face-down and protect his Rat. Boulbasakos Set another card to his back row before passing.

Livraghi drew Tour Guide From the Underworld! He tried to Summon it, but lost out to Boulbasakos’s Solemn Warning. Next, Livraghi Flip Summoned his Wind-Up Rat. He activated Monster Reborn to Special Summon Tour Guide From the Underworld from his Graveyard and Boulbasakos Chained Maxx “C”! Boulbasakos drew a card after Livraghi Special Summoned Tour Guide. Livraghi attacked Boulbasakos’s face-down Sabersaurus with Wind-Up Rat to destroy it and then attacked directly with Tour Guide From the Underworld, dropping Boulbasakos down to 5000 Life Points.

Tour Guide and Wind-Up Rat Attack!

Livraghi combined Tour Guide with Wind-Up Rat in Main Phase 2 in order to Xyz Summon Wind-Up Zenmaines in Defense Position, and Boulbasakos drew another card thanks to Maxx “C”.

Boulbasakos Set a monster and ended his turn.

Livraghi drew Wind-Up Rabbit. He Summoned it to the field and then ended his turn.

Boulbasakos activated Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Livraghi’s face-down Solemn Warning and then flipped Macro Cosmos! Livraghi Chained Maxx “C” from his hand because he wouldn’t be able to activate it after Macro Cosmos resolved. Boulbasakos Flip Summoned Kabazauls and then Normal Summoned Jurrac Guaiba. Livraghi activated his Rabbit’s effect to try to banish it, but Boulbasakos used Forbidden Chalice to negate the Rabbit’s effect and give it 400 extra ATK.

Boulbasakos combined Kabazauls with Jurrac Guaiba next, and Xyz Summoned Evolzar Dolkka! Livraghi drew a card thanks to Maxx “C”. Dolkka attacked and destroyed Wind-Up Rabbit, dropping Livraghi down to 5600 Life Points, and Boulbasakos Set a card before ending his turn.

Livraghi drew Snowman Eater and Set it.

Boulbasakos Summoned Rescue Rabbit! He banished it to Special Summon 2 copies of Kabazauls from his Deck and then combined both Kabazauls to Xyz Summon Evolzar Laggia! Dolkka attacked Zenmaines to take away an Xyz Material and then Laggia attacked Livraghi’s face-down Snowman Eater. When its effect activated, Boulbasakos detached an Xyz Material from Dolkka to negate it and destroy Snowman Eater. In the End Phase, Livraghi tried to destroy a card with Zenmaines, but Boulbasakos detached another Xyz Material from Dolkka to negate Zenmaines’s effect and take another Xyz Material away from it.

It's every Dino Rabbit Duelist's favorite field!

Livraghi drew Wind-Up Hunter and Set it, hoping to survive another turn.

Boulbasakos Summoned Tour Guide From the Underworld, and Livraghi immediately offered the handshake!

Greece’s Nick Boulbasakos is moving on to the second round with a 1-0 record!