Round 1: Nicolas Petz (Watt) vs. Marc Berger (Chaos)

[p]Welcome to YCS Brighton! For our very first feature match of the weekend, we invited Nicolas Petz from Germany and Marc Berger from Switzerland to our table. A few players who knew what Nicolas was packing were rejoicing because of us featuring him. He’s trying to establish a lockdown with the help of his Watt monsters. Marc on the other hand seems to be running a Chaos deck, rather similar to Courtney Waller’s deck that took down YCS Kansas!
[/p][nbsp]

Nicolas Petz tries to control the game with his Watt Deck!
Nicolas Petz tries to control the game with his Watt Deck!

[nbsp]
[p]
Petz won the die roll and opted to go first. He kicked things off with [duality] and he revealed [dragonfly], [bribe] and [shining angel]. Berger let out a sigh when he saw [dragonfly]. Berger picked [shining angel], he Set a Monster as well as 2 Spells or Traps and it was up to Berger.
[/p][p]
He drew 2 cards thanks to [allure], banishing [reaper]. [duality] followed, revealing [prison] and 2 [alchemist][s]. He picked the Trap Card, shuffled his hand up a couple of times, Set a Monster and a back row card and passed.
[/p][p]
Another [duality] showed Petz the third copy, [bribe] and [organism]. He picked the Permanent Trap Card, Set another Monster and ended his turn.
[/p][p]
Back to Berger, who had to consider his next move carefully. He eventually opted to Set a Monster and another Spell or Trap and it was back to Berger.
[/p][p]
Both players continued to add face-down cards to their respective field. Berger ended his turn with 4 face-down Spells or Traps.
[/p][p]
Nothing happened on the following two turns.
[/p][nbsp]
This looked quite like a stalemate!
This looked quite like a stalemate!

[nbsp][p]
It was Petz who went for action first. He [ns]ed [giraffe], but [prison] made sure Berger wouldn’t lose any life points.
[/p][p]
[alchemist] came down in the following turn. It attacked one of Petz’ face-down monsters: [dragonfly]. This got Petz another copy of the monster from his deck, Berger Set another Spell or Trap and he passed.
[/p][p]
Petz took some time to decide on his next play. He eventually decided to not make a play at all and he passed.
[/p][p]
Berger Tribute Summoned [caius], Tributing [sangan]. He couldn’t banish a card as [fiendish] negated the Tribut Monsters effect, but [sangan] allowed him to add [tour] to his hand. He sent [alchemist] into [dragonfly], which got Petz [hopper]. That concluded Berger’s turn.
[/p][nbsp]
Monster Reborn helped establish the lock!
Monster Reborn helped establish the lock!

[nbsp][p]
[reborn] brought back [dragonfly] and it attacked into [alchemist]. This allowed Petz to bring out a second [hopper] – his lock was established! Not only would Berger not be allowed to attack anymore, he couldn’t activate targeting effects as well! This seemed to leave him in a bad position as he passed without making a play.
[/p][p]
Petz continued with his plan; he Flip Summoned [shining angel], sent it into [caius] and that allowed him to search his deck for [cobra]. An attack with the newly summoned monster followed and it dealt the first 1000 damage to Berger. Petz searched his deck for [giraffe] and was done.
[/p][nbsp]
Seemed like Rai-Oh was making a late appearance!
Seemed like Rai-Oh was making a late appearance!

[nbsp][p]
Berger [ns]ed [rai oh] and passed.
[/p][p]
[giraffe] was [ns]ed the following turn, but [warning] was supposed to negate it. However, Petz found [bribe] in his back row and negated the Counter Trap Card! Attacks with [giraffe] and [cobra] followed and play was back to Berger.
[/p][p]
It was rather obvious the Swiss player wasn’t happy with his options. He Xyz Summoned [utopia], using [rai oh] and [alchemist]. [rai oh] also came down and play was back to Petz.
[/p][p]
[cobra] attacked directly and [giraffe] followed. The second attack was negated with [utopia][s] effect, however, Berger was running out of Life Points. He drew for his turn, realized he had made a mistake a little earlier and felt like he couldn’t make a comeback in this game.
[/p][nbsp]

Nicolas Petz takes the lead!

[nbsp][p]
Although it seemed like little was happening in the first Duel at times, it took almost 15 minutes. Both players were quick to swap cards from their Side Decks with their Main Deck to try and better adapt to their opponent’s strategy.
[/p][nbsp]

Marc Berger now had to win 2 games in a row!
Marc Berger now had to win 2 games in a row!

[nbsp][p]
Berger started with [rai oh] and a face-down Spell or Trap. Petz Set a card to each zone.
[/p][p]
[rai oh] attacked into [dragonfly] and this got Petz another copy of the monster from his Deck. In Main Phase 2, Petz Set another Spell or Trap and he passed.
[/p][nbsp]
That might be a strong hand in Omaha, but certainly not in Brighton!
That might be a strong hand in Omaha, but certainly not in Brighton!

[nbsp][p]
[dustshoot] was activated during Petz’ Standby Phase and it revealed 3 (!) copies of [hopper] together with [duality] (which couldn’t be activated thanks to [rai oh]) and another monster. Petz made it a little easier for Berger to decide and he shuffled up his cards for the third Duel.
[/p][nbsp]

Berger equals the score!

[nbsp][p]
Petz started with a face-down monster and 3 Spells or Traps.
[/p][p]
Berger drew 2 with [allure] and he removed [sangan]. He only Set a Spell or Trap and passed.
[/p][p]
[mst] was activated on Berger’s face-down card. He Chained it: [dust]! It destroyed [road]. [shining angel] was [fs]ed next and it attacked directly. This got Berger [gorz] and a token! Petz Set a monster and passed his turn.
[/p][p]
In the following turn, [gorz] attacked over the Set monster: [dragonfly]. It searched for [hopper].
[/p][p]
[giraffe] came down in Petz’ following turn and he attacked. Berger wanted to activate [prison], but the face-up [hopper] foiled his plans as it couldn’t be activated! [giraffe] took a direct shot to Berger and dealt 1200 damage. That meant that [prison] could also not be used for the following attack of [shining angel], which was sent into [gorz]. Petz searched his deck for another [hopper]. Once again, his lock was established!
[/p][p]
Berger passed without taking an action.
[/p][p]
Petz [ns]ed [cobra], however, [warning] negated the summon! Petz was quite quick to point out that Berger [i]should have[/i] used [warning] on [hopper] and the Swiss player agreed. Attacks followed and that concluded the turn.
[/p][p]
In his following turn, Berger couldn’t perform any action and play was back to Petz.
[/p][p]
Petz added yet another Watt Monster to his side of the field and together they were able to wipe out the remaining Life Points of Berger!
[/p][nbsp]

Nicolas Petz’ Watt Monsters overcome Marc Berger’s Chaos Deck!

[nbsp][p]
Asked about the key plays of the match, both players agreed that [warning] in the last game proved crucial; it should have been used on [hopper] to make sure that Petz couldn’t establish the lock. Additionally, Berger poinetd out he shouldn’t have attacked with [gorz]; a more defensive approach would have been better as it only helped Petz to set up his win condition.
[/p][p]
Let’s see if Petz can continue his good performance in the following rounds, we’ll definitely have a look at his record.
[/p][nbsp]

Back to all news

Latest Articles

2022 | German National

Standings Runde 5

Read More

2022 | German National

Standings Runde 4

Read More