Round 2 Feature Match: Jamie Stafford vs Angel Matas Gutierrez

Round 2 of the WCQ: European Championship features the current UK National Champion Jamie Stafford against the Spanish National Champion Angel Matas Gutierrez. Stafford is running Infernities while Gutierrez is using X-Sabers.

Gutierrez won the die roll and chose to go first. He Set a monster and 2 Spell or Trap Cards before ending his turn.

Stafford also Set a monster and 2 Spells and Traps, before ending his Turn.

Gutierrez Normal Summoned XX-Saber Boggart Knight, Special Summoning XX-Saber Fulhelmknight. Stafford responded with Torrential Tribute,  but Angel Chained Starlight Road! Torrential Tribute was negatetd and Gutierrez Special Summoned Stardust Dragon from his Extra deck. Gutierrez Flip Summoned XX-Saber Pashuul and Tuned with Boggart Knight to Synchro Summon XX-Saber Hyunlei. Gutierrez targeted Stafford’s Infernity Inferno with Hyunlei’s effect which he Chained, discarding Infernity Necromancer to send Infernity Beetle to the Graveyard. Next, Gutierrez Special Summoned XX-Saber Faultroll, and Summoned Boggart Knight with its effect. Hyunlei attacked Stafford’s Set Infernity Archfiend and the rest of Gutierrez’s monsters attacked for game!

Angel Matas Gutierrez

Stafford started Duel 2 by Setting Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter and Mind Crush before passing to Gutierrez.

Gutierrez activated Mystical Space Typhoon, destroying Stafford’s Mind Crush. Next, he Normal Summoned Thunder King Rai-Oh, and attacked Stafford’s Ryko. Ryko was flipped destroying Rai-Oh, and Stafford sent Bottomless Trap Hole, Dark Grepher and Infernity Avenger from the top of his deck to the Graveyard. Gutierrez Set a Spell or Trap in Main Phase 2 before ending his turn.

Stafford drew Dust Tornado and Set it.

Gutierrez Set another Spell or Trap on his turn.

Stafford drew Infernity Launcher and passed, making no plays.

Gutierrez passed his turn, and Stafford destroyed Gutierrez’s Set Book of Moon with Dust Tornado in the End Phase.

Stafford drew Infernity Barrier. He played Giant Trunade, Gutierrez let it go, and Stafford Chained Infernity Inferno.  Stafford discarded Infernity Beetle and Smashing Ground before sending 2 copies of Infernity Archfiend to the Graveyard. He Set Inferntiy Barrier and activated Infernity Launcher. Infernity Launcher’s effect let him Special Summon the 2 Archfiends from his Graveyard. Stafford added Infernity Necromancer from his Deck to his hand with the first Archfiend, and couldn’t add another card with the second as he now had a card in his hand. Stafford Normal Summoned Infernity Necromancer, which was switched to Defence Position, and targeted Infernity Avenger with its effect. Gutierrez discarded D.D. Crow to remove Avenger from play. Stafford attacked with the 2 Infernity Archfiends, reducing Gutierrez to 4400 Life Points before passing.

Gutierrez Summoned Consecrated Light and Set 2 cards to his back row.

Stafford Set a monster and passed.

Gutierrez Set a monster before ending.

Stafford Set a Spell or Trap, and couldn’t attack due to Consecrated Light’s effect.

Gutierrez Summoned Thunder King Rai-Oh, and attacked 1 of the Infernity Archfiends, dealing 100 Life Points of Damage. In Main Phase 2 he switched Consecrated Light to Defence Position.

Stafford drew Infernity Mirage and read Consecrated Light’s effect again before Setting the Mirage and ended his turn.

Gutierrez attacked the other Infernity Archfiend with Thunder King on his turn.

Stafford drew and Set Trap Dustshoot.

Gutierrez drew to 4 cards in-hand, and Stafford activated Trap Dustshoot, revealing a hand of XX-Saber Boggart Knight, XX-Saber Fulhelmknight, XX-Saber Faultroll and Saber Slash. Fulhelmknight was sent back to Gutierrez’s Deck and he passed.

Stafford Set another Spell or Trap.

Gutierrez made no plays and ended his turn.

Stafford Set the Spell or Trap he just drew and passed.

Gutierrez Set another monster.

Stafford drew Book of Moon, turned Infernity Necromancer to Attack Position and activated Book, flipping Gutierrez’s Consecrated Light face-down. Necromancer’s effect got Stafford an Infernity Beetle from his Graveyard. He then Tributed the Beetle to Special Summon 2 more copies from his Deck. Next, he Flip Summoned Dark Grepher and Tuned it with Beetle and Necromancer to Synchro Summon Mist Wurm. Gutierrez Chained the targeted Bottomless Trap Hole, removing Mist Wurm from play. His other Set Spell/Trap and his Set Monster were returned to his hand with Mist Wurm’s effect. Stafford flipped Infernity Mirage, tributed it to Summon Infernity Archfiend and Infernity Beetle, then played Torrential Tribute to clear the field! Stafford then activated Call of the Haunted to Summon Infernity Necromancer. Necromancer’s effect got Stafford Infernity Archfiend from his Graveyard, which let him add Infernity Launcher to his hand from his Deck. He activated Launcher, sent it to the Graveyard and Special Summoned Infernity Beetle and another Infernity Archfiend. The second Archfiend got him his second Launcher. He Tuned Infernity Beetle and Infernity Necromancer to Summon Ally of Justice Catastor and attacked with it and his 2 Archfiends to win the Duel!

Jamie Stafford

After more Side Decking, Gutierrez started the third and final Duel. He Summoned Thunder King Rai-Oh, Set a Spell or Trap, and ended his turn.

Stafford set Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter and Bottomless Trap Hole before passing.

Gutierrez drew for his turn and asked if Stafford had Trap Dustshoot Set. He didn’t, and Gutierrez moved to Main Phase 1. He Summoned XX-Saber Boggart Knight, Special Summoning XX-Saber Airbellum with its effect. Stafford responded to the Summon of Airbellum with Bottomless Trap Hole, removing Airbellum from play. Boggart Knight attacked Stafford’s Set Ryko, which destroyed Thunder King Rai-Oh with its effect, sending Smashing Ground, Infernity Launcher and Infernity Beetle from the top of his Deck to the Graveyard. Gutierrez ended his turn.

Stafford Set Infernity Necromancer and 2 Spell or Trap Cards.

Gutierrez played Summoner Monk, switching it to Defence Position. He discarded Mystical Space Typhoon as a cost for Monk’s effect, and Special Summoned Rescue Cat. Rescue Cat was sent to the graveyard and Gutierrez Special Summoned XX-Saber Darksoul and X-Saber Airbellum from his Deck. Stafford responded with Bottomless Trap Hole, removing Airbellum from play. Gutierrez Summoned XX-Saber Faultroll next, and attacked Infernity Necromancer before XX-Saber Darksoul and XX-Saber Boggart Knight attacked for 2000 Life Points. During the End Phase, Darksoul was destroyed as it was Summoned through Rescue Cat, and Gutierrez added XX-Saber Fulhelmknight to his hand.

Stafford drew Infernity Archfiend. He discarded it to play One for One, Summoning Infernity Mirage from his Deck. He Tributed Mirage to Special Summon Infernity Archfiend and Infernity Necromancer. Stafford got Infernity Launcher with Archfiend’s effect, and activated it. Next, he used Necromancer’s effect to Summon Infernity Beetle from his Graveyard. Beetle was Tributed to Summon 2 more copes from Stafford’s Deck. Stafford Tuned Archfiend, Necromancer and 1 Beetle to Summon Mist Wurm, sending Summoner Monk, Boggart Knight and a Spell/Trap back to Gutierrez’s hand. Stafford activated the effect of Infernity Launcher next to Summon Infernity Archfiend. Archfiend’s effect added Infernity Mirage to Stafford’s hand. Archfiend and Beetle were Tuned to Summon Gaia Knight, the Force of Earth, and Stafford Normal Summoned Infernity Mirage. Mirage’s effect brought Archfiend and Beetle back to the field, giving Stafford another Infernity Launcher from his Deck. Beetle and Archfiend were Tuned to Synchro Summon Goyo Guardian. Necromancer’s effect was activated next as Infernity Beetle was Summoned, which got Tuned with Gaia Knight for Infernity Doom Dragon. Stafford then sent Infernity Launcher to the Graveyard to get Infernity Archfiend again, adding Infernity Barrier to his hand, which he Set. Infernity Doom Dragon destroyed XX-Saber Faultroll, and Stafford attacked Gutierrez with everything he had to win the Match!

Jamie Stafford comes back from a swift defeat in Duel 1 to win Duels 2 and 3, showing the full power of Infernities!

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