Round 1: Wytze Kluitenberg (Battlin’ Boxers) vs. Lucas Lancelot (Dragon Rulers)
30.11.2013 | 12:45
When we first announced the Feature Match, everyone was hoping that Lucas Lancelot would be playing Noble Knights. It was a let-down of sorts since he instead went for the Dragon Rulers, but that’s at least good news for Holland’s Wytze Kluitenberg who is bringing Battlin’ Boxers to the table this weekend!
It’s our first Feature Match of the day of YCS Turin, with more than 1,300 players in attendance that all want to succeed Patrik Rieder as the latest YCS Winner. Let’s not waste any more time and see how this goes!
Lancelot won the die roll and opted to go first. He set 2 back row cards and passed play.
Kluitenberg used [upstart] to thin out his Deck, looking for and apparently finding [bb head]. “It’s fun to play against this!”, Lancelot commented. “It’s [foolish], right?“ – “Yes” – so Kluitenberg added [bb switch] to his Graveyard, he then added 3 back row cards, attacked with his monster and that concluded the turn.
Lancelot played [ravine], discarding [tidal] to send [redox] to his Graveyard. Kluitenberg flipped [iiw] and that caused Lancelot to end his turn.
Kluitenberg added a second copy of [bb head], this time sending [bb glassjaw] to his Graveyard, triggering its effect and returing [bb switch] to his hand. He attacked with both monsters and then [xyz]ed [kotfi]. Its effect got him [masked cham] and that concluded the turn.
Lancelot discarded [tempestd] to add [trigon] to his Graveyard. He used [trap stun] to temporarily shut down [iiw], which then allowed him to [ss] [redox]. [veiler] got Summoned and Kluitenberg discarded [maxx]; both of Lancelot’s monsters were then Tuned to [synch] [scrap dragon]. Kluitenberg drew, [scrap dragon] then attacked into [kotfi], but a timely [lance] in the Damage Step made sure that Kluitenberg’s monster survived the battle unscratched!
Kluitenberg overextended like you can see in the picture above, with Lancelot finding [tt] in his back row to buy himself another turn.
The Dutch Duelist then had another [iiw] on the following turn, trying to foil Lancelot’s plans. He had [debris], however, bringing back [trigon], but a [ced] on [debris] made sure Lancelot couldn’t make any bigger plays. He set a Spell or Trap Card and ended.
Kluitenberg added [masked cham] to the field with Lancelot discarding [maxx]. He then went for [crimson blader], allowing Lancelot to draw a card. He attacked and passed.
Lancelot had another [ravine] and he discarded [tidal] to add a second copy to his Graveyard. The [iiw] on Kluitenberg’s side of the field made sure he couldn’t follow it up with a flurry of Special Summons, but he could still get rid of [debris] to search for [blaster]. It hit the Graveyard next, destroying Kluitenberg’s [crimson blader].
The Dutch had to rebuild and he had just the right monster for the job: [masked cham]. This time, he went for [scrap dragon], destroying his own cards to wipe Lancelot’s entire field. He attacked, but a [scarecrow] helped Lancelot hanging in there.
The following turn, Lancelot used [redox]'[s] effect to bring back [scrap dragon] and he used its effect to get rid of Kluitenberg’s Synchro Monster. A turn later, however, Kluitenberg unleashed yet another Battlin’ Boxer combo to give him yet another threat and since Lancelot had run out of options, he accessed his Side Deck.
[h2]Wytze Kluitenberg gains the lead![/h2]
A great start for Kluitenberg who would have wrapped things up much earlier if it weren’t for Lancelot’s [tt]. We had 25 more minutes remaining on the clock at this point, so Lancelot had to hurry now to sport his comeback.
Once again, it was Lancelot going first. He used [7ss] with [tempestd] before setting 2 back row cards and ending.
Kluitenberg found [bb head] in his opening 6, activating its effect and adding [bb sparrer] to his Graveyard. The attack went through, leaving Lancelot on 7000 Life Points, Kluitenberg added 2 back row cards of himself and that concluded the turn.
During Lancelot’s Draw Phase, Kluitenberg flipped [iiw].
Lancelot was forced to continue playing in a much more defensive way than he wanted to, adding 2 more back row cards.
Kluitenberg [ns]ed [bb head], but Lancelot flipped [sd]. The Dutch added a third Spell or Trap Card before ending.
[tempestd] and [corseca] got discarded, but Kluitenberg chained [mistake]. A [pwwb] got also chained, which allowed Lancelot to [ss] [tidal] to the field. [veiler] followed and both monsters were used to [synch] [colossal]. A [warning] from Kluitenberg made sure the monster never hit the field, leaving Lancelot with no monsters! He had 1 more card in hand and he considered his option carefully. After giving it some thought, he flipped [return]. Kluitenberg started to do some calculations before discarding [maxx].
Lancelot then unleashed the fury of the Dragon Rulers, bringing back 2 copies of [tempestd] and [corseca]. He went for [sdd] in [mp] 2, with Kluitenberg drawing another card for [maxx]. He set his last card in hand, [tempestd] left the field and this concluded the turn.
Kluitenberg set a card to each zone.
He flipped [iiw] in Lancelot’s Draw Phase, [sdd] attacked over [veiler] and play was back to Kluitenberg.
He let out a sigh, setting a monster and passing.
Lancelot returned [iiw] to the top of Kluitenberg’s deck with [pwwb] and even before he could declare an attack, the Dutch shuffled up.
[h2]Lucas Lancelot ties the score![/h2]
This time it would be Kluitenberg going first, with 12 minutes remaining in the round.
He used [bb head] to send [bb glassjaw] to his Graveyard. [bb sparrer] followed as a [ss], which then allowed Kluitenberg to [xyz] [kotfi], which then got him [masked cham]. A strong start for the Dutch! He activated [colos], set 2 more back row cards and ended.
[iiw] got flipped, but [mst] made sure it wouldn’t stay on the field for too long. [debris] and [tempestd] then hit the Graveyard, allowing Lancelot to search for [redox]. [blaster] got [ss]ed, banishing [redox] and [debris]. It then attacked [kotfi], but [mf] dealt with the Dragon Ruler. Lancelot set a Spell or Trap Card.
Kluitenberg got some more value out of his Xyz Monster, adding another [masked cham] to his hand. It hit play and got replaced by [scrap dragon] a second later, Kluitenberg then attacked with both of his monsters and in [mp] 2, he destroyed [kotfi] for the effect of [scrap dragon] to destroy [return]. Another [colos] got activated, Kluitenberg set a face-down spell or trap and play was back to Lancelot.
He drew into a third card and then took some time to go over his options. He resurrected [blaster], searching for [redox] and [corseca], [blaster] attacked, but a [lance] in the Damage Step made sure that Kluitenberg would get to keep his monster! Lancelot wasn’t happy as he was forced to pass play.
Kluitenberg tried to leave him on the brink of defeat, but [scarecrow] bought Lancelot another turn.
With only little time remaining, Lancelot set 2 back row cards before ending. He couldn’t apply any pressure.
A [pwwb] then returned [scrap dragon], so Kluitenberg instead rebuilt with [masked cham]. [tt] wiped the field, but Kluitenberg seemed like he wasn’t out of options, checking both Graveyards. He couldn’t figure out a great play, however, passing play shortly after.
Now it was Lancelot who checked both Graveyards and he then accessed his Extra Deck, looking for an answer. He only had 2 cards in hand, he then brought back [redox] in face-up [def], adding [blaster] to his hand, [corseca] followed and both monsters were used to [ss] [colossal]. It attacked directly and Kluitenberg took the damage; he was now on 5200 while Lancelot was on 2100.
Kluitenberg checked his Extra Deck, thinking hard about his next move. He had 4 cards in hand and played [bb switch], which got him [bb glassjaw]. Both were then used to [ss] [bb yoke]. Time was called in this very instant, Kluitenberg added a back row card and ended, thinking: “YOKE IS NOT A JOKE!”
Lancelot used [7ss], but Kluitenberg had [mistake] to prevent his opponent from assembling some combos. [colossal] then attacked into [bb yoke], causing Kluitenberg to detach a material from the Xyz Monster, making sure it would stay on the field. [ravine] and [tidal] helped Lancelot to further fill up his Graveyard with a second [tidal]. He then passed play.
Kluitenberg switched [bb yoke] to [def] and he added a back row card before ending. Time was working for him, after all.
Lancelot set a back row card and ended. Only one more turn for him!
Kluitenberg was seemingly happy with his set-up, so he ended. [pwwb] was supposed to return [bb yoke], but [bandit] foiled this plan! “Wow!”, Lancelot had to admit. “I didn’t see that coming.”
He drew for his turn, went once again over his options, but he then realized he had no way to turn things around, so he extended the hand.
[h2]Wytze Kluitenberg overcomes Lucas Lancelot![/h2]
“[colos] is a really good card!”, Lancelot admitted. “You don’t main deck it?” – “I run 3 [iiw] and 2 [mistake], so I only have it in the Side Deck”, Kluitenberg replied. “You ALWAYS had [mistake] or [iiw]!”, Lancelot complained. “Good game, though!”