Round 10 Feature Match: Stephan Sluis vs Rocco Tamburlini

[p]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.[/p]

Stefan Sluis is no stranger to big events!

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

[p]Tamburlini discarded [gk com] to add [necrov] to his hand and then activated [duality], revealing [hole], [mst] and [gk guard] (taking Guard). [allure] came down next for Tamburlini; he drew 2 cards and removed [gk guard] from play. Tamburlini completed his turn by activating [necrov], Setting a monster, and his 4 Spells or Traps.[/p]

[p]Sluis [fs]ed [hamster], Tamburlini responded with [oppression] and Sluis had the [mst] to get rid of it (and its effect). Sluis [ss]ed [darksoul] [fd], and Set another monster to go with it.[/p]

[p]Tamburlini flipped his [spy] over, Sluis tried to negate its effect with [warning] but had Tamburlini [7tools]! Spy [ss]ed [gk des] from Tamburlini’s Deck in [atk], and it was Tributed to destroy [mf]. Spy attacked over Sluis’ [hamster], Tamburlini Set a Spell or Trap and ended.[/p]

[p]Sluis [ns]ed [pashuul], [fs]ed [darksoul] and Tamburlini checked its effect, considering flipping his [warning] to negate it. He let it go and Sluis thought about what Tamburlini had recently Set. Sluis [fs]ed another [darksoul] and [synch]ed [tra], which got hit with the [warning]. Sluis allowed this, and Set another back row card before getting [pashuul] and [boggart] with his Darksoul effects.[/p]

[p]Tamburlini flipped [duality], revealing [gk des], [gk ass] and another [duality], taking the Assailant. He [ns]ed Assailant and attacked directly with it and Descendant. In [mp2] [gk des] Tributed itself to destroy Sluis’ [sj].[/p]
Sluis set [pashuul].

Tamburlini attack into the [pashuul], which didn’t get destroyed.

[p]Sluis [ns]ed [boggart] and activated effect to [ss] another copy. Sluis Tuned a Boggart Knight and Pashuul together to Summon [hyunlei], Tamburlini played [warning] and it was Sluis’ turn to use [7tools]! Hyunlei did what it did best and Tamburlini conceded soon after! [/p]

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 [tkr], backing it up with 2 Spells or Traps.

Sluis [ss]ed [cydra] and Tamburlini let it through. [cydra] tried to attack Rai-Oh and Tamburlini got rid of it with [prison]. Sluis Set a monster in [mp2], completing his turn.

Tamburlini summoned [recruiter] and attacked into a [pashuul] before Setting another Spell or Trap.

[p]Sluis [ns]ed [airbellum] and tried to attack Recruiter, but Tamburlini shut it down with [book]. Sluis then decided to [mind] the [recruiter] and [synch] [catastor], which [tkr] negated.[/p]

Sluis' opening hand in Duel 2!

Tamburlini drew [sj], and Set every card in his hand.

[p]Sluis [fs]ed [airbellum] and [ns]ed [darksoul] before [synch]ing [barkion], which got hit by [warning]. Sluis played [hole] next, and Tamburlini negated that with [sj]. Sluis then [ss]ed [cydra] and attacked into [mf]! Tamburlini had an answer for everything! In the [ep] Sluis got a [boggart] with Darksoul’s effect.[/p]

Tamburlini [fs]ed [spy] to get [recruiter] and both monsters attacked directly.

[p]Sluis [ns]ed [boggart] and [ss]ed [fulhelm]. Boggart Knight destroyed [spy], Fulhelmknight destroyed Recruiter and Tamburlini got [gk com] with its effect. Sluis set his final card and passed.[/p]

Tamburlini discarded [gk com] for [necrov] and activated it before Setting the final monster in his hand.
Sluis Set the card he drew and passed.

[p]Tamburlini flipped [spy] and tried to activate its effect, which got negated by [warning]. Next he played [duality], revealing [duality], [spy] and [gk com], taking the latter. He Set [gk guard].[/p]

Sluis Set a Spell or Trap and passed.

Tamburlini Set another monster and a Spell or Trap.

Sluis drew and Tamburlini activated [warlord], forcing Sluis to get rid of his [boggart] before he Set another monster.

[p]Tamburlini flipped [spy], Summoned [gk des] and Tributed it with priority. [tt] was Chained after [fulhelm] was targeted. Sluis searched for his [emmers] after Darksoul was destroyed.[/p]

Sluis Summoned [emmers] and attacked with it.

Tamburlini Set another card, and Sluis played [trunade] on his turn to seal the win!


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


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