Round 2: Angel Matas vs Filipe Benedetto

[p]Round 2 sees Barcelona native Angel Matas face off against Portugal’s Filipe Benedetto. Matas is an experienced competitor, having played in the World Championship this year, and both are playing Wind-Ups. It’s Benedetto’s first YCS and he’s confident of doing well. Let’s see how the match plays out![/p]

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Filipe came here from Porto.

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[div]Matas began with 2 Set [st]s.

Benedetto used [mst] to destroy [tt] and [ns]ed [reaper], attacking into [mf]. He Set 2 cards and ended his turn.

Matas Set a monster and [bom].

Benedetto [ns]ed [w mag] and [ss]ed [w shark]. Matas used [maxx] to draw a card. Magician Summoned [w rabbit] with its effect and Benedetto passed.

Matas [fs]ed his own [w mag] and followed up with [w rat]. Benedetto stopped it with [warning] and Matas Set a [st].

Benedetto turned his Magician to [def] and Rabbit to [atk], but was stopped by [roar] when he tried to end his Main Phase. Instead he [ns]ed another [w mag] and turned [w shark] into a Level 5 monster. Both Duelists used their Magician effects to Summon more monsters; Matas getting a second [w mag] and Benedetto getting a second [w shark]. Benedetto Xyz Summoned [16] and Matas responded with [bom], flipping it down. Benedetto passed.[/div]
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Down he goes!

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[div]Matas Summoned [tgu] and brought out another copy with its effect before [xyz]ing [w maity]. Benedetto destroyed it with [sj]. Matas overlaid his remaining monsters and Summoned [maestro], attacking [w rabbit] and destroying it.

Benedetto [fs]ed his Shock Master and lost it to [bth]. He Summoned [w rat] and used its effect to revive [w mag]. Shark’s effect was used to trigger Magician and Summon another Shark. The new Shark became a Level 3 monster and Benedetto [xyz]ed [w maity], using its effect to Summon [w rat]. Rat revived Shark and became Level 5, which allowed Benedetto to Summon [tiras]. Tiras attacked Maestroke which defended itself as Matas Summoned [trag] in [def]. Tiras’ effect targeted Maestroke which detatched another material.

Matas Summoned [w shark] (changing it to level 3), changed [trag]’[s] Level to 3 and [xyz]ed [30], destroying Zenmaity and Tiras in battle.

Benedetto Summoned [w rabbit] and banished Magician before [xyz]ing [tempo]. He took down Maestroke in battle with its effect. He set a card.

Matas drew and Benedetto used Tempo’s effect to remove Acid Golem’s final material, forcing Matas to pay 2000 Life Points to keep it. He turned it to [def] and Summoned [w rabbit].

Benedetto passed after bringing back [w mag].

Matas Tributed both his monsters to Set [trag] and set a [st].

Benedetto’s [tempo] took down [trag] in battle and Set a card.

Matas set a [st] and passed before conceding next turn.[/div]
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Benedetto takes Duel 1!

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All he had to do to get here was take the Metro!

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[div]Matas started Duel 2 with [tgu], followed by another before [xyz]ing [w maity]. He followed up with [w fac] and brought out [w rabbit] with Zenmaity’s effect. Factory hgave him a Shark.

Benedetto Summoned [w mag] and followed up with [w shark]. Matas got a free [w mag]. What followed was a series of Wind-Up combos that ended with [papi], [w maity] and [16], the latter shutting off Spell Cards. Matas lost both of his monsters, one in battle and the other (Rabbit) banished itself as Benedetto’s remaining monsters attacked directly. Benedetto set a card to finish.[/div]
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That's... that's a lot of power right there.

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[div]Matas Summoned [w rabbit] and lost the subsequent Shark to [warning]. Matas Set a card.

Benedetto shut off Trap Cards this time with Shock Master and used [w maity]’[s] effect to Summon [w rat], which then Summoned another before [xyz]ing [leviair]. [16] attacked Matas’ Rabbit which was banished, before Factory got him a free Shark. The rest of the monsters sealed the match![/div]
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Filipe Benedetto goes 2-0!

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