Round 11: Rodrigo Togores (Infernity) vs Piran Asci (Infernity)

This is the final round of Swiss and the winner of our Round 11 Feature Match would be all but guaranteed a space in the top cut. Hometown hero Piran Asci (as announced on the microphone) was last seen in round 10 of the sealed event YCS Brussels. Togores has been seen on the feature match table more times than I would care to remember. Both of these players know that it’s a mirror match so after a re-roll (twice) it was decided that Togores would start.

Like the old days, this game would be all about hand advantage. Well.. hand disadvantage in this case as both players wanted no cards in hand at all times!

Togores started by setting a monster and four cards to his backrow.
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Asci prepared for the mirror match ahead!
Asci prepared for the mirror match ahead!

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Asci looked at his opening hand and wasn’t too happy about his draw. He played [upstart] to which Togores whooped at the LP he was being handed. A set monster and two [st]s was his play.

Togores got [bth] with his [night beam] and considered his options. After a moment Togores waved his hand to let Asci know he could play on.

Asci drew and checked his hand. Then his sets. Then his hand. Then his sets again. He Summoned [arma] and sent [patrol] to the Graveyard. He Flip Summoned [inf archfiend] and Togores didn’t agree so put it back down with [book]. This mirror match was becoming a battle of the minds.
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Togores didn't want that Infernity Archfiend face-up
Togores didn't want that Infernity Archfiend face-up

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A second [st] was added to Asci’s backrow but Togores flipped two [mst]s and destroy [mf] and [vane].

He drew and Flip Summoned [patrol] and Summoned [heiress]. It attacked the [arma] and fished out an [inf archfiend] which joined the fray after Patrol took out the Knight. [lchain] was next and put [inf archfiend] on top of Togores’ Deck. He passed.

Asci Flip Summoned his own Archfiend and played [necromancer]. He used his last card in hand, another [inf archfiend] to get [patrol] back from the Graveyard and went for his Extra Deck to assess his options. He fished his [launcher] from the Deck and then settled on using his two Archfiends to [xyz] [ddw]. It detached one of them and Togores played mind games with Asci by considering the use of his set [prison], bluffing it as something that could stop the Summon. He put it back down and flipped his other card, a [chain]. The Spaniard was looking to play the German like a fiddle later in the game by getting him to play around a card that wasn’t there!

Asci flicked his pen again as he thought about his options. [launcher] was activated and sent to the Graveyard to return [inf archfiend]. He went fishing for [infbreak] and his Archfiend attacked…straight in to Togores’ trap! [prison] was flipped and the German exclaimed loudly, realising he may as well have been in Hamburg he was so far away from seeing that coming. Asci set his Break and passed.

Togores revealed the [inf archfiend] off the top and fished out another. He used [lchain] to send [patrol] to the Graveyard and Banished it to get the second Archfiend on the field. It searched for [necromancer].
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It's like a flashback to 2010.

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[eek] was the [xyz] of choice for Togores in [def]. He sent his [lchain] careering in to [infbreak]. This ensured the Duelists stayed even on cards and [eek] could not use it’s effect.

Togores Banished a second [patrol] to get [necromancer] on the field and retrieve a [inf archfiend]. Inevitably a [barrier] was searched and set.

Asci drew and set his card to the backrow. He switched his [necromancer] to [atk] and detached for [ddw] despite the [chain] attached. [necromancer]’s effect was met by [barrier] but Asci had a Barrier of his own. [inf archfiend] returned and searched another [necromancer]. It was Summoned and combined with the other to [xyz] [leviair] and return an [inf archfiend], searching a [infbreak]. Both Archfiends were used to [xyz] [50]. It detached to send [eek] to the Graveyard. In the Battle Phase [leviair] crashed with Archfiend.

Togores drew and as he set a backrow Asci flipped [infbreak] to destroy the Necromancer.

Asci’s [ddw] went to [def] and [50] attacked directly. In [mp2] [foolish] sent [heiress] to the Graveyard.
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Moment later a massive Torrential Tribute from Togores wiped the field.
Moment later a massive Torrential Tribute from Togores wiped the field.

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Togores set a [st] and passed. It was revelealed as [vane] when Asci played his newly drawn [mst] on it. [a roar] was flipped but Togores made the big bucks by having [tt]!

Both players drew and set backrow for two turns and Asci drew another [mst] for another [vane] on the turn after. [coth] revived [necromancer] to get [inf archfiend] and a [barrier] and Togores would have eaten some damage to the face if not for [mf]. His [necromancer] met [tt] and it was a game of setting backrow for another two turns, with [night beam] taking out [instant fusion] from Asci.

Asci Summoned [arma] and sent [patrol] to the Graveyard. He had two sets while Togores’ only card was in his [st] zone. Asci flipped his own [instant fusion] but [arma] was hit by [infbreak] and everything was destroyed in the End Phase.

Togores found [grepher] by way of [rota] and Asci ate 1700 for a couple of turns.

Both players were speeding through at this point as game one had taken almost the complete time allowance for the round. Asci set a monster and when Grepher went to attack it used [ced]. Togores set the Grepher.
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Grepher was putting in the work for the late game!
Grepher was putting in the work for the late game!

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Both players set cards for another few turns before Asci made his move by Summoning [tinfish] and Flip Summoning [arma]. Both were traded for [eek] which used it’s effect on the Summon and was met by [bth] and a chained [ced] on Togores’ own Grepher! Asci knew on the following turn Grepher would attack directly so picked up all of his cards to Side Deck for the second game!

[h2]Togores wins a long game one thanks to a huge amount of grinding and a big Torrential Tribute![/h2]

While siding Asci was still in somewhat disbelief about the [prison] that Togores had caught him out with in the first game. The Spaniard had read him like a book and he was not happy about it!

We started game two with two and a half minutes left in the round. Asci went first and set a monster and four [st]s.
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Togores sold Asci down the river with that Dimension Prison!
Togores sold Asci down the river with that Dimension Prison!

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Togores Summoned [arma] and used it’s effect to send [patrol] to the Graveyard. He also set four and gestured to Asci to play.

The Berliner set a fifth card and gestured back in the same way. Togores switched [arma] to [def] and set another monster to go alongside it. Time was called in Asci’s turn as he set a monster.

Togores Summoned [grepher] and used it’s effect, discarding [patrol] to send [inf archfiend] to the Graveyard. It combined with [arma] to [xyz] [eek]. The Summon was not negated and the effect was met with [bth] from Asci. Everything was destroyed leaving Asci with a card in hand and nothing else. Togores searched [inf archfiend] and [ss]ed it, searching a [barrier] which was set.

Asci set a monster and reeled as Togores drew a second [inf archfiend] off the top. [necromancer] joined it as did a third Archfiend.
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Once Togores got going it proved too much for the German!
Once Togores got going it proved too much for the German!

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[launcher] was searched and when he [xyz]ed [ddw] and played the Launcher the German knew that Togores was going to deal more than enough damage, combined with two [barrier]s to protect him on the following turn. It was all over!

[h2]Togores bests Asci in the Infernity mirror match and should move on to the top 32![/h2]

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