Round 14 Feature Match: Yohann Descamps vs. Leo Giner

Last time we saw Leo Giner, he took down Vincent [rala], one of the most respected French Duelists. He has to Duel another of his countrymen again, facing Yohann Descamps in the final Swiss Round of the tournament. The winner will advance to the top 8 while the loser needs to get very lucky to do the same.

Both players rolled a “3” and Giner was smiling all over his face when he rolled a “6” after that. Descamps matched it, but Giner rolled another “6”, giving him the right to go first.


French competitor Yohann Descamps is on the bubble for making top 8!


Giner Set a card to each zone.

Descamps activated [storm] and got rid of [ro]. He then Summoned [rai oh], attacked into [emmersblade] and it Special Summoned [fulhelm] to Giner’s side of the field. Descamps was considering his options, but decided to only Set a Spell or Trap Card and pass.

[darksoul] came out first for Giner. He then Special Summoned [faultroll], but [rai oh] left the field to take the big guy down with him. [darksoul] and [fulhelm] were Tuned to [hyunlei], destroying the Set [trunade]. An attack followed and play was back to Descamps.

He Summoned [bogknight] followed up by a Special Summon of [fulhelm] due to the effect of [bogknight]. [mind control] stole [hyunlei] and Descamps went on the offensive. [bogknight] attacked first and the attack went through. [fulhelm] was sent in next, but Gottoms’ Emergency Call got Giner [emmersblade] and [fulhelm], basically shutting down Descamps’ offense. In Main Phase 2, [fulhelm] and [hyunlei] were Tuned to [gottoms]. [bogknight] left the field for its effect, discarding [emmersblade] from Giner’s hand. [gottoms] was Tributed next, discarding a [faultroll] from Giner’s hand. Without a field and one card left in his hand, Descamps passed.

Giner attacked with [fulhelm] and [emmersblade] directly. In Main Phase 2, he Set 2 Spell or Trap Cards and passed.


Emmersblade's all over the place!


Descamps had [emmersblade] and attacked into [fulhelm], but the attack didn’t conclude thanks to the effect of [fulhelm].

Giner then had another Gottoms’ Emergency Call and when he Special Summoned [gottoms], Descamps started to shuffle up his cards conceding the first Duel.


Leo Giner wins the first Duel!


Leo Giner is only one win away of advancing to the top 8 of the WCQ: European Championship 2010! Yohann Descamps seemed rather confident of making a strong comeback now and he drew into his opening hand. He held [monk], [bom], [bth], [lotus], [bogknight].


Leo Giner was able to take an early lead in the match!


He Summoned [monk], discarded [bom] for the effect and summoned [cat]. [darksoul] and [airbellum] came out and left the field a little later to Synchro Summon [hyunlei]. He Set 3 Spell or Trap Cards and passed.

Descamps forgot to search for [darksoul] and realized his mistake a little to late. He was already thinking of using [lotus] and did so in Giner’s Standby Phase. He removed [mind control] from his hand and had Giner enter his Main Phase. He Summoned [rai oh], but [bth] removed him from game as well. Giner Set 2 Spell or Trap Cards and ended.

During the End Phase, Descamps used Gottoms’ Emergency Call to bring back [airbellum] and [darksoul]. He Summoned [bogknight] and went on the offense, attacking with all of his monsters but [monk] to deal 5900 damage! He Set a Spell or Trap Card and ended.


Descamps had a full field and dished out a lot of damage!


Giner thought for a second before Summoning [fulhelm]. Descamps activated [sj] to negate the Summon of the monster, Giner thought about that for a second and eventually both players decided it was time to move on with game 3.


Yohann Descamps wins Duel 2!


Yohann Descamps almost looked relaxed during the second Duel. It appeared like he never doubted that he would win this game and even his mistake of forgetting about [darksoul]'[s] effect couldn’t stop him.

Giner started the 3rd Duel with [airbellum] and 2 Set Spell or Trap Cards and passed.

Descamps had [storm], [faultroll], [ro], [bogknight], [cold wave] and [crow]. He activated [storm] and destroyed [mst] and [bom]. He Summoned [bogknight], attacked over [airbellum], Set a Spell or Trap Card and ended his turn.

Giner simply passed without actions.

Descamps had [airbellum] next, he Special Summoned [faultroll], Tuned [bogknight] and [airbellum] to [urbellum] and brought back [airbellum] with the effect of [faultroll]. He proceded with the Battle Phase and attacked with [urbellum] first. Giner had [gorz], so a judge had to be called to make sure that the effects of [gorz] and [urbellum] would be properly resolved. Head Judge Trevor Ralph was called over and decided that both effects could be activated, however, we have a Japanese Senior Head Judge who oversees all rulings decisions to make sure that everything is always ruled in the correct way. So to be absolutely safe he was also asked and it was finally decided that both effects go on a Chain. So [gorz] hit the field, a token was Special Summoned and Descamps was able to return a random card from Giner’s hand to his deck. The judges took track of the time and extra time was awarded. Then play proceded with Descamps attacking with [faultroll] into the Token, destroying it. In Main Phase 2, [gottoms] came out and [urbellum] left the field to discard [brain] from Giner’s hand. Descamps was cheering!

Giner had to pass without actions.

Descamps destroyed [gorz] in battle with his [gottoms] and passed.

Giner Set a Spell or Trap and was done with his turn.

Descamps dished out some damage with [gottoms] and passed without any other actions.

Play was back to Giner. He activated Gottoms’ Emergency Call to make a comeback, however, Descamps Chained [ro]! Giner knew it was over and extended his hand.


Yohann Descamps advances to the Top 8!


Yohann Descamps has shown great spirit in this game. Even though he couldn’t win the first Duel, he never seemed to doubt his own abilities and took the second and third Duels by storm!


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