Round 14 Feature Match: Yohann Descamps vs. Leo Giner

18.07.2010 | 18:45 |

Last time we saw Leo Giner, he took down Vincent Ralambomiadana, 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 Heavy Storm and got rid of Royal Oppression. He then Summoned Thunder King Rai-Oh, attacked into XX-Saber Emmersblade and it Special Summoned XX-Saber Fulhelmknight to Giner's side of the field. Descamps was considering his options, but decided to only Set a Spell or Trap Card and pass.

XX-Saber Darksoul came out first for Giner. He then Special Summoned XX-Saber Faultroll, but Thunder King Rai-Oh left the field to take the big guy down with him. XX-Saber Darksoul and XX-Saber Fulhelmknight were Tuned to XX-Saber Hyunlei, destroying the Set Giant Trunade. An attack followed and play was back to Descamps.

He Summoned XX-Saber Boggart Knight followed up by a Special Summon of XX-Saber Fulhelmknight due to the effect of XX-Saber Boggart Knight. Mind Control stole XX-Saber Hyunlei and Descamps went on the offensive. XX-Saber Boggart Knight attacked first and the attack went through. XX-Saber Fulhelmknight was sent in next, but Gottoms' Emergency Call got Giner XX-Saber Emmersblade and XX-Saber Fulhelmknight, basically shutting down Descamps' offense. In Main Phase 2, XX-Saber Fulhelmknight and XX-Saber Hyunlei were Tuned to XX-Saber Gottoms. XX-Saber Boggart Knight left the field for its effect, discarding XX-Saber Emmersblade from Giner's hand. XX-Saber Gottoms was Tributed next, discarding a XX-Saber Faultroll from Giner's hand. Without a field and one card left in his hand, Descamps passed.

Giner attacked with XX-Saber Fulhelmknight and XX-Saber Emmersblade directly. In Main Phase 2, he Set 2 Spell or Trap Cards and passed.


Emmersblade's all over the place!


Descamps had XX-Saber Emmersblade and attacked into XX-Saber Fulhelmknight, but the attack didn't conclude thanks to the effect of XX-Saber Fulhelmknight.

Giner then had another Gottoms' Emergency Call and when he Special Summoned XX-Saber 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 Summoner Monk, Book of Moon, Bottomless Trap Hole, Appointer of the Red Lotus, XX-Saber Boggart Knight.


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


He Summoned Summoner Monk, discarded Book of Moon for the effect and Summoned Rescue Cat. XX-Saber Darksoul and X-Saber Airbellum came out and left the field a little later to Synchro Summon XX-Saber Hyunlei. He Set 3 Spell or Trap Cards and passed.

Descamps forgot to search for XX-Saber Darksoul and realized his mistake a little to late. He was already thinking of using Appointer of the Red 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 Thunder King Rai-Oh, but Bottomless Trap Hole 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 X-Saber Airbellum and XX-Saber Darksoul. He Summoned XX-Saber Boggart Knight and went on the offense, attacking with all of his monsters but Summoner 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 XX-Saber Fulhelmknight. Descamps activated Solemn Judgment 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 XX-Saber Darksoul's effect couldn't stop him.

Giner started the 3rd Duel with X-Saber Airbellum and 2 Set Spell or Trap Cards and passed.

Descamps had Heavy Storm, XX-Saber Faultroll, Royal Oppression, XX-Saber Boggart Knight, Cold Wave and D.D. Crow. He activated Heavy Storm and destroyed Mystical Space Typhoon and Book of Moon. He Summoned XX-Saber Boggart Knight, attacked over X-Saber Airbellum, Set a Spell or Trap Card and ended his turn.

Giner simply passed without actions.

Descamps had X-Saber Airbellum next, he Special Summoned XX-Saber Faultroll, Tuned XX-Saber Boggart Knight and X-Saber Airbellum to X-Saber Urbellum and brought back X-Saber Airbellum with the effect of XX-Saber Faultroll. He proceded with the Battle Phase and attacked with X-Saber Urbellum first. Giner had Gorz the Emissary of Darkness, so a judge had to be called to make sure that the effects of Gorz the Emissary of Darkness and X-Saber 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 the Emissary of Darkness 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 XX-Saber Faultroll into the Token, destroying it. In Main Phase 2, XX-Saber Gottoms came out and X-Saber Urbellum left the field to discard Brain Control from Giner's hand. Descamps was cheering!

Giner had to pass without actions.

Descamps destroyed Gorz the Emissary of Darkness in battle with his XX-Saber Gottoms and passed.

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

Descamps dished out some damage with XX-Saber Gottoms and passed without any other actions.

Play was back to Giner. He activated Gottoms' Emergency Call to make a comeback, however, Descamps Chained Royal Oppression! 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!