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Round 10 Feature Match: Stephan Sluis vs Rocco Tamburlini

17.04.2011 | 12:56 |

Round 10 is the final Round of Swiss and after this we’ll have our Top 32 for YCS Paris! Rocco Tamburlini may be only 15 years of age, but this Italian Duelist has already got plenty of tournament experience under his belt, having played at YCS Bochum and YCS Milan last year. Stefan Sluis made it to the finals of last year’s WCQ: European Championship, and then earned further success at the World Championship in California where he finished in the Top 8! Getting back to today though only one of these Duelists will stand a chance of making the Top 32, and we’re about to find out who that is.


Stefan Sluis is no stranger to big events!

Sluis started the Match with 4 Set Spells or Traps and a Set monster.

Tamburlini discarded Gravekeeper's Commandant to add Necrovalley to his hand and then activated Pot of Duality, revealing Dark Hole, Mystical Space Typhoon and Gravekeeper's Guard (taking Guard). Allure of Darkness came down next for Tamburlini; he drew 2 cards and removed Gravekeeper's Guard from play. Tamburlini completed his turn by activating Necrovalley, Setting a monster, and his 4 Spells or Traps.

Sluis Flip Summoned Super-Nimble Mega Hamster, Tamburlini responded with Royal Oppression and Sluis had the Mystical Space Typhoon to get rid of it (and its effect). Sluis Special Summoned XX-Saber Darksoul face-down, and Set another monster to go with it.

Tamburlini flipped his Gravekeeper's Spy over, Sluis tried to negate its effect with Solemn Warning but had Tamburlini Seven Tools of the Bandit! Spy Special Summoned Gravekeeper's Descendant from Tamburlini’s Deck in Attack Position, and it was Tributed to destroy Mirror Force. Spy attacked over Sluis’ Super-Nimble Mega Hamster, Tamburlini Set a Spell or Trap and ended.

Sluis Normal Summoned X-Saber Pashuul, Flip Summoned XX-Saber Darksoul and Tamburlini checked its effect, considering flipping his Solemn Warning to negate it. He let it go and Sluis thought about what Tamburlini had recently Set. Sluis Flip Summoned another XX-Saber Darksoul and Synchro Summoned Thought Ruler Archfiend, which got hit with the Solemn Warning. Sluis allowed this, and Set another back row card before getting X-Saber Pashuul and XX-Saber Boggart Knight with his Darksoul effects.

Tamburlini flipped Pot of Duality, revealing Gravekeeper's Descendant, Gravekeeper's Assailant and another Pot of Duality, taking the Assailant. He Normal Summoned Assailant and attacked directly with it and Descendant. In Main Phase 2 Gravekeeper's Descendant Tributed itself to destroy Sluis’ Solemn Judgment.


Sluis set X-Saber Pashuul.

Tamburlini attack into the X-Saber Pashuul, which didn’t get destroyed.

Sluis Normal Summoned XX-Saber Boggart Knight and activated effect to Special Summon another copy. Sluis Tuned a Boggart Knight and Pashuul together to Summon XX-Saber Hyunlei, Tamburlini played Solemn Warning and it was Sluis’ turn to use Seven Tools of the Bandit! Hyunlei did what it did best and Tamburlini conceded soon after!



Stefan Sluis is one step closer to the Top 32!



Rocco Tamburlini's played in 3 YCS events, and this is his first Feature Match!

Tamburlini started Duel 2 with Thunder King Rai-Oh, backing it up with 2 Spells or Traps.

Sluis Special Summoned Cyber Dragon and Tamburlini let it through. Cyber Dragon tried to attack Rai-Oh and Tamburlini got rid of it with Dimensional Prison. Sluis Set a monster in Main Phase 2, completing his turn.

Tamburlini Summoned Gravekeeper's Recruiter and attacked into a X-Saber Pashuul before Setting another Spell or Trap.

Sluis Normal Summoned X-Saber Airbellum and tried to attack Recruiter, but Tamburlini shut it down with Book of Moon. Sluis then decided to Mind Control the Gravekeeper's Recruiter and Synchro Summon Ally of Justice Catastor, which Thunder King Rai-Oh negated.

Sluis' opening hand in Duel 2!

Tamburlini drew Solemn Judgment, and Set every card in his hand.

Sluis Flip Summoned X-Saber Airbellum and Normal Summoned XX-Saber Darksoul before Synchro Summoning Naturia Barkion, which got hit by Solemn Warning. Sluis played Dark Hole next, and Tamburlini negated that with Solemn Judgment. Sluis then Special Summoned Cyber Dragon and attacked into Mirror Force! Tamburlini had an answer for everything! In the End Phase Sluis got a XX-Saber Boggart Knight with Darksoul’s effect.

Tamburlini Flip Summoned Gravekeeper's Spy to get Gravekeeper's Recruiter and both monsters attacked directly.

Sluis Normal Summoned XX-Saber Boggart Knight and Special Summoned XX-Saber Fulhelmknight. Boggart Knight destroyed Gravekeeper's Spy, Fulhelmknight destroyed Recruiter and Tamburlini got Gravekeeper's Commandant with its effect. Sluis set his final card and passed.

Tamburlini discarded Gravekeeper's Commandant for Necrovalley and activated it before Setting the final monster in his hand.
Sluis Set the card he drew and passed.

Tamburlini flipped Gravekeeper's Spy and tried to activate its effect, which got negated by Solemn Warning. Next he played Pot of Duality, revealing Pot of Duality, Gravekeeper's Spy and Gravekeeper's Commandant, taking the latter. He Set Gravekeeper's Guard.

Sluis Set a Spell or Trap and passed.

Tamburlini Set another monster and a Spell or Trap.

Sluis drew and Tamburlini activated Rivalry of Warlords, forcing Sluis to get rid of his XX-Saber Boggart Knight before he Set another monster.

Tamburlini flipped Gravekeeper's Spy, Summoned Gravekeeper's Descendant and Tributed it with priority. Torrential Tribute was Chained after XX-Saber Fulhelmknight was targeted. Sluis searched for his XX-Saber Emmersblade after Darksoul was destroyed.

Sluis Summoned XX-Saber Emmersblade and attacked with it.

Tamburlini Set another card, and Sluis played Giant Trunade on his turn to seal the win!


Stephan Sluis makes it to the Top 32 of YCS Paris!