Round 2 Feature Match: Tom Paine (UK) vs Jake Quinsee (UK)

Welcome to round two! Both of these Duelists are friends from the UK – Paine is the National Champion for 2013 and Quinsee was the 2011 National Champion, who was knocked out by Paine in the top four this year!

Paine won the roll and both players decided to keep their hands. Paine simply set a [st] and passed.
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Tom Paine is hoping to continue his recent run of impressive event finishes
Tom Paine is hoping to continue his recent run of impressive event finishes

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Quinsee returned fire by setting two, and after drawing Paine passed straight back.

Quinsee [ns]ed [geaf] and attacked, switching it to defence mode as a result of the battle.

Paine [ss]ed [cd] and [ns]ed [cguard] which put a counter on itself. Guard attacked over the Goblins and Cyber Dragon attempted to attack but lost all it’s confidence as it was met with a [mrs]. Guard switched the counter to Cyber Dragon and Paine passed.

Quinsee’s only response was another set backrow.

Guard was tributed for [airknight]. [cd] was equipped with [axe] and attacked over the Slime, allowing Airknight to attack directly and draw Paine a card. “It’s like goat format!” he proclaimed.

Quinsee [ss]ed his own Cyber Dragon and then [ns]ed [bull blader]. Quinsee’s Dragon attacked [airknight] but was met with [shrink]! Dragon went down, Paine drew, and Quinsee [ss]ed [inter]. Bull Blader ran over Airknight and Quinsee passed.

Paine [ns]ed [uer] and attacked Blader but was met with [successor]. Paine’s Cyber Dragon successfully beat over [inter] and Paine passed.
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I promised I wouldn't make any 'Paine' puns but Cyber Dragon with Axe of Despair makes it so tempting!
I promised I wouldn't make any 'Paine' puns but Cyber Dragon with Axe of Despair makes it so tempting!

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Quinsee passed right back and Paine played [grace]. He Summoned [gaf] and then played [aau] to bring back [inter]. Paine’s Goblin attacked Bull Blader and Quinsee had [impene]. Paine chained [lance] and Quinsee shuffled up his cards knowing that it was going to game two!

[h2]Tom Paine wins game one![/h2]

Quinsee was first to start in game two after both players decided to keep their hands, and he set a monster along with two backrow to kick things off.
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Quinsee would have to do well to come back from being a game down!
Quinsee would have to do well to come back from being a game down!

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Paine went with just one of each to keep things fresh.

Quinsee [ns]ed [bull blader] and [fs]ed [dda]. Blader attacked through Paine’s [swarrior] and Assailant attacked directly. Another set [st] ended his turn.

Paine [ns]ed [tardy] and decided to leave it there in attack position, protecting his LP.

Quinsee Summoned [alexandrite] and flipped [socl]. Orc was flipped down and Blader attacked over it, with both other monsters attacking directly and leaving Paine on 2600.
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Swords of Concealing Light allowed a flurry of Summons to happen!
Swords of Concealing Light allowed a flurry of Summons to happen!

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Paine [ns]ed his own [dda] and set a backrow before passing.

[blion] was Summoned and Quinsee entered his Battle Phase. Bull Blader and assailant crashed while [0 grav] stopped Paine’s imminent…well, pain.

[uer] was Summoned for Paine and given an [axe] to boost it’s self-confidence. It attacked over Botanical Lion and then over [alexandrite]. That concluded his turn.

Quinsee drew for his turn and summoned [geaf]. In his Battle Phase [dda] removed the Machine Lord from the equation and then the Goblins attacked, aided with [spikeshield] to secure the second game!

[h2]Quinsee evens the score and we are going to a decider![/h2]

For game three Paine kept his hand while Quinsee used his re-draw. Pain set a card to each zone and passed.

[slate] was Summoned and attacked over [swarrior]. Two [st] ended Quinsee’s turn.

[gww] was [ns]ed and attacked but was met by [shrink]! Paine used the Shield Warrior in his graveyard to protect his Warwolf from perishing and passed.

Another [st] from Quinsee was set before he flipped [steelcage]. He set a monster.

Paine responded with a set card to each zone. Quinsee set a monster.

Paine passed and that was the end of Steelcage. Quinsee tributed his set [chiron] for [emali] and flipped his set [blion]. Malicious Edge attacked over Warwolf and Quinsee decided not to press any further, claiming that Paine had got inside his head about his other cards.

Paine [ns]ed [ape] and declared an attack on Botanical Lion, destroying both. A third [st] was added to Paine’s backrow, revealed to be [0 grav] on the next turn when Malicious Edge attempted to attack. Slate Warrior returned to attack position and play was back with the current National Champion.

Paine flipped [aau] and paid the piper for Quinsee’s Botanical Lion. He tributed his set [truckroid] – to which Quinsee was impressed he didn’t attack last turn – for his own Malicious Edge. Lion went to attack but [mas] took Malicious Edge and forced the Lion to attack in to it. On his next turn, Quinsee tributed for [desire] and was able to destroy Paine’s monster before attacking for the match!
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Quinsee managed to turn things around thanks to Desire!
Quinsee managed to turn things around thanks to Desire!

[h2]Jake Quinsee overcomes losing the first game to bring it back and win 2-1![/h2]
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