Round 1: Sergio Soldani (Inzektors) vs. Avril Wintle (Evols)

Things have just kicked off here in London and what better way to open the first Advanced Format YCS since the World Championships than with one of our European representatives! Italy’s Sergio Soldani placed in the top eight in Las Vegas earlier this year and has taken a leap of faith here today, putting his trust fully in the might of Inzektors! His opponent for the first round of YCS London is Avril Wintle from Margate, England – who is playing in her first ever YCS! Let’s kick off the day with Round 1!

Both players shuffled thoroughly and prepared for the first round of a long day ahead. We had a few minutes delay for the round to start thanks to late registration, and after rolling twice Soldani was first to play and so began the YCS!
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Soldani was last seen competing in Las Vegas!
Soldani was last seen competing in Las Vegas!

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Soldani [ns]ed [ccd] and set two [st] before using the effect and passing.

Wintle drew and played [pod], revealing [blaster], [mole] and [mf]. She decided to take the Trap Card and Set a Monster before passing.

Soldani flipped [6s] and called four and five. Three was rolled and sent [sw], [break] and [waboku] to the Graveyard. He [ns]ed [i fly] and equipped it with [i bug], sending her to make the Dragonfly Level 5 and searching an [i pede]. Centipede repeated the process and both monsters were Level 5 – fetching [i hornet] to his hand. Both monsters were used to [xyz] [tiras] which attached over [ev naj].
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Inzektors can be deadly!
Inzektors can be deadly!

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Wintle played [hole] but didn’t realise that Tiras would survive! She set two backrow and a monster before passing back.

Soldani activated [pod] and took [maxx], before Summoning [trooper] and using it’s effect to drop three from the top. Trooper attacked into [mf] and Tiras continued over [ev wes], which searched [ev cer]. At the end of the Battle Phase Tiras destroyed the Cerato. He passed.

Wintle drew and flipped [coth] targetting Najasho, which was met with [maxx]. [evo] Tributed the Najasho and [ss]ed [ev dip] – with Najasho [ss]ing [ev vul]. Vulcano [ss]ed Cerato from the Graveyard, which was used with Diplo to [xyz] [pearl]. Wintle set a backrow and passed.
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Evols flooding the field!
Evos flooding the field!

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Soldani drew and played [allure], Banishing [i pede] from his hand. [mst] targetted a set [ced], Chained to send Tiras back to the Extra Deck. He Summoned a Centipede and equipped it with [i hornet] and [i weevil], sending Hornet to destroy Weevil. It [ss]ed Dragonfly from the graveyard and got [i mantis] to the hand. Dragonfly equipped Ladybug which turned it to Level 5 and [ss]ed a Ladybug from the Graveyard. It equipped Hornet to be level five and then made [61] with Dragonfly. The Fly was detached to destroy [pearl], then revived by an in-hand [redox] which was discarded along with a [ccd]. Fly equipped Ladybug and subsequently nabbed another Bug from the Deck. It equipped Hornet and sent it to the Graveyard to destroy Wintle’s last monster!

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Inzektors are great...if you're not a coverage writer!
Inzektors are great...if you're not a coverage writer!

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Regardless, the resulting attack on the board was enough to seal the game and Soldani was 1-0 without too much resistance.

[h2]Sergio Soldani takes the first game![/h2]

Wintle began the second game with [ev dip] and a backrow.

Soldani played [pod] revealing [maxx], [ccd] and another [pod]. He selected the Cardcar, no doubt deciding that would be his move for the turn. Unsurprisingly it was [ns]ed next, and joined by a set [st] before the effect was activated.
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This is Wintle's first YCS!
This is Wintle's first YCS!

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Wintle set a second backrow before successfully attacking for 1600. Soldani was up again.

He Summoned a second [ccd] and set two more backrow taking him to three total before activating the effect. He had six in hand.

Wintle played [1dop] and set a Monster before activating [ev div] adding [ev wes] to her hand. She toyed with Soldani by attacking even though there would be no damage, and passed play.

Soldani [ns]ed [i pede] and equipped it with [i bug]. It went to level four and fished [i hornet] out from the Deck. Centipede clashed heads with Diplo before a fourth [st] was set to end his turn.

Wintle simply set a monster to two and a backrow to three.

[i fly] was next and was equipped with Hornet. It destroyed a chained [roar] and [ss]ed a Centipede. Hornet came back and destroyed an [iiw], searching [i mantis].
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Soldani was on his way to a warning for not keeping his graveyard nice and tidy!
Soldani was on his way to a warning for not keeping his Graveyard nice and tidy!

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[dust] was flipped to destroy Wintle’s last set, [coth]. Both Inzektors were used to [xyz] [17] which detached Fly. [redox] revived it by discarding itself and a [trooper]. Hornet nuked an [ev wes] and the [ss]ed Centipede used it to destroy Wintle’s last card, a set [ev naj]. Ladybug was added to the hand. Unable to attack, Soldani passed.

Wintle played [hole]! It wiped Soldani’s field and she [ns]ed [ferret], which attacked. A set [st] ended the turn.

Soldani [ns]ed Ladybug and used Hornet to destroy another Chained [roar]. [pod] added [redox] to his hand and he passed.

Wintle drew and Summoned [mole]. She attacked Ladybug choosing to return both to hand, and attacked directly with Ferret, reducing Soldani to 3000 LP.

Ladybug was Summoned again and equipped Hornet. [i mantis] used its effect from the hand to equip itself to the Bug and Hornet destroyed the Mantis, reviving Dragonfly. It equipped a Bug from the Graveyard and increased the on-field Bug to Level 3, searching a third Bug from the Deck. That one equipped Mantis and Redox was [ss]ed in [def] by banishing two.

Wintle Summoned her Mole again and attempted to attack the Redox, but was met with [mf]! She set her own Force but it was blown away in the End Phase by [mst]!
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Soldani was on his way to a round one win!
Soldani was on his way to a round one win!

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It was all over on the next turn as Soldani [xyz]ed [leviair], returned [trooper], equipped Hornet to the Ladybug, used Redox to revive a Centipede, made it level five with a Ladybug, and [xyz]ed [shark fortress] which could attack twice! All that damage was enough to seal the deal and Soldani will move on undefeated from the first round!

[h2]Sergio Soldani starts his day off well with a round one win![/h2]

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