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Round 10: Ioannis Mourelatos (Mermail) vs. Carlos Perez (Mermail)

02.12.2012 | 12:34 |

[p]One more win! That’s what’s on the mind of Ioannis Mourelatos from Greece and Carlos Perez from Spain! Perez has the home advantage on his side, while Mourelatos is rather used to this situation, coming close in Leipzig and Bochum before.
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Mourelatos won the die roll and set 2 spells or traps.
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Carlos Perez is one of the remaining Spanish players in competition!

Carlos Perez is one of the remaining Spanish players in competition!


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Perez activated [allure], drew 2 and then banished [genex controller], giving away what he was playing. He activated [mst], used a die and that meant he hit Mourelatos’ [mst]. He then [ns]ed [pike], which was met with [tt], but not after Perez had a chance to discard [amark]. He added [adrag] to his hand.
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Back to Mourelatos, who now [ss]ed [megalo], ditching [amark] and [pike]. [asphere] was chained to its effect, [ss]ing [linde], while Mourelatos added [asphere] to his hand.[br]
He then went on and [ns]ed [diva], [ss]ing a copy of [amark] to his side of the field. He Tributed [diva] for the effect of [megalo] and attacked into [linde]. This allowed Perez to search his Deck for [pike]. He discarded [adrag] for its effect to add [megalo] and [amark] to his hand.
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Mourelatos was the first player to summon the boss monster to the field!

Mourelatos was the first player to summon the boss monster to the field!


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The second attack of [megalo] cleared the way for [amark] and that meant that Mourelatos could [ss] [adrag] from his Deck. It also attacked directly and with one set spell or trap, he passed the turn.
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Perez had 5 cards in hand: [salvage], [undine], [mf], [megalo] and another monster. He considered [ns]ing [undine] and after giving it some thought, he went for it. He searched his deck for [genex controller], adding it to his hand, while he sent [ahi] to his Graveyard. The effect of [ahi] allowed him to destroy [megalo].[br]
He then followed it up with [salvage], returning [ahi] and [amark] to his hand. He discarded 2 copies of [amark] to [ss] [megalo], which caused Mourelatos to chain [asphere], [ss]ing [linde] in [def]. Perez searched his deck for a copy of [asphere].[br]
He Tributed [undine] for the effect of [megalo] and after the dust had settled, Mourelatos was only left with [linde]. It got destroyed during the End Phase, which got him [pike]. This then caused him to discard [ahi] to add [undine] to his hand and destroy Perez’ [megalo]. Perez had also set 2 Spell or Trap Cards previously.
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Abyss-sphere proved to be crucial for defensive purposes!

Abyss-sphere proved to be crucial for defensive purposes!


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Mourelatos [pike] attacked and Perez activated [asphere] to [ss] [linde]. In [mp] 2, Mourelatos added another monster, so he could [xyz] [dweller]. He used its effect to make sure Perez wouldn’t get to search during the End Phase for his [linde].
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Perez then drew for his turn. He set a spell or trap and ended.
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Mourelatos [ns] [undine]. He used the effect, sending [pike] to his Graveyard, which got him [ahi] and [genex controller]. Next, [undine] attacked directly, but Perez flipped [mf]. Mourelatos chained the effect of [dweller] and lost both of his monsters. He set a spell or trap and ended.
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[genex controller] was [ns]ed on Perez’ following turn. He attacked and when Mourelatos activated [asphere], he chained [mst] from his hand! Great play (not wasting the [mst] earlier)!
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Mourelatos had a [genex controller] of his own and he traded monsters. He then set a spell or trap. Nothing happened the following 2 turns.
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The Graveyards now matched the Decks in terms of size!

The Graveyards now matched the Decks in terms of size!


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Perez [ns]ed [diva] and [amark] followed. He attacked and Mourelatos flipped [asphere], [ss]ing [linde] to the field. Perez thought for a short while whether he should attack into it or not; he decided against it, advanced to [mp] 2 and then [synch]ed [catastor]. Mourelatos lost his monster, he searched his deck for [asturge], discarding [ahi] to add [diva] to his hand.
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The following turn, [diva] came down, allowing Mourelatos to [ss] [pike], to which Perez responded with [tt]!
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Nothing happened the following turn, which gave Mourelatos another opening with [salvage]! He brought back [linde] as well as [ahi]. He [ns]ed [linde], attacked with it and Perez considered [ss]ing [trag]. Eventually, it hit the field, causing both players to check the Graveyards again.
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"Do you still have Mirror Force?"
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During [mp] 2, Mourelatos [ss]ed [megalo], discarding [ahi] and [megalo] to get rid of [trag].
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Play was back to Perez, who checked Mourelatos’ Graveyard again. Time was running short with only 4 more rounds on the clock. He [ns]ed [adrag] and attacked into [linde]. Now Mourelatos had to check his Graveyard again since he needed to know whether it was worth protecting his monster or in other words: Did he still have something in his Deck to search for?[br]
He didn’t or at least that’s what you could tell by his activation of [mf]. Perez set a spell or trap.
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Mourelatos drew … [storm]!!! This destroyed Perez’ [mf], which in turn allowed Mourelatos to attack unhindered for game!
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Ioannis Mourelatos takes the lead!

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Thanks to a time extension, we had another 5,5 minutes on the clock. Some of that time would now be lost during Side Decking and shuffling, so this match would definitely go to time.
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Ionnis Mourelatos only needed 1 more win!

Ionnis Mourelatos only needed 1 more win!


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We had a little less than 3 minutes remaining when the match started. Perez started with a set [linde]. He also had [diva], 2 [asphere] and [bth] among the cards in his opening hand. He added 2 face-down spells or traps and ended.
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Mourelatos took a brief moment to consider his opening. He also set a monster, followed it up with a set card of his own and he ended.
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Perez added a spell or trap and play was right back to Mourelatos.
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He set a card to each zone ad time was called. Nothing happened on Perez’ following turn.
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Mourelatos broke the ice, being the first player to make a move!

Mourelatos broke the ice, being the first player to make a move!


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Mourelatos now [ns]ed [pike], discarding [adrag]. He searched his deck for [amark] and [megalo]. Perez activated [mind crush] in response, naming [megalo]. This stripped Mourelatos’ hand off the 1 copy he had and Perez saw the remaining cards, giving him an important advantage![br]
Mourelatos [fs]ed [genex controller]. He used both of his face-up monsters to [synch] [gungnir]. It was met with [bth]. It seemed like Mourelatos couldn’t get his feet on the ground and Perez had all the answers. Then again, he only had 2 more turns remaining to deal at least some damage. What a thriller!
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Perez set a spell or trap and he followed it up with [diva]. It hit the field and Perez searched his deck for [ahi]. He then [fs]ed [linde] and all of his monsters were Tuned to [gungnir]. Mourelatos flipped [tt]. He destroyed his own [linde] this way, allowing him to search his deck for [pike]. He discarded [amark], searched his deck for another copy of [amark] and he destroyed [bth]. Perez set a spell or trap and he wanted to end, but his newly set [asphere] fell victim to [mst].
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Mourelatos set a monster and wanted to end, but this time it was Perez who still had something to say about that, activating [asphere], searching his deck for [linde].
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Would Abysslinde allow Perez to set up a game-ending play?

Would Abysslinde allow Perez to set up a game-ending play?


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It got destroyed, he then [ss]ed [pike], he discarded [amark] and that allowed him to add [undine] to his hand. He destroyed the set [linde] that Mourelatos had set earlier, which in turn allowed Mourelatos to [ss] [megalo].
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Perez [ns]ed [diva], searching his Deck for [amark]. All of his monsters were Tuned to [mist wurm], returning Mourelatos’ monsters to his hand. An attack followed, which dealt the first damage of the game and Perez ended, which meant he would be the winner of this game, causing the match to end in a draw.
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The match ends in a tie!

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