Round 2: Jorge Longarte (Hieratics) vs. Juan Manuel Lopez (Geargia)

When Jorge Longarte and Juan Manuel Lopez walked over to the feature match area, one thing became apparent. I asked them: “You know each other?”, to which Longarte immediately replied smiling: “We’re very good friends!”

The Spanish National Champion (Longarte) decided to play Hieratic Rulers today while Lopez went with Geargia. Who would win in this very friendly competition?

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Jorge Longarte has won his National Championship this year!
Jorge Longarte has won his National Championship this year!

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Lopez won the die roll and he opted to go first. He set 4 [sts] before passing play.

[shrine] marked Longarte’s beginning, sending [su] and [f guard] to his Graveyard. [soul charge] brought them right back, he then went for a [synch] of [brd], to which Lopez responded with [g gear].
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This activation of Black Rose Dragon backfired thanks to the Artifacts!
This activation of Black Rose Dragon backfired thanks to the Artifacts!

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The effect of [brd] got activated, which resulted in Lopez [ss]ing [a mora] and [a beag]. Longarte only added a back row card.

[g arsenal] got [ns]ed, all of Lopez’ monsters attacked, leaving Longarte with just 800 Life Points! In [mp] 2, [g armor] got [ss]ed with [g arsenal] leaving the field, it turned itself face-down, an [xyz] of [con ple] followed and it returned Longarte’s only card to his hand. Lopez ended with a set [st]. What a turn!

After just 2 turns and despite a very early [brd], Longarte was far, far behind in this match – that’s apparently what the Artifacts can do to you.

Longarte [ss]ed [tidal] and he declared an attack, but it ended in [prison]. He then [ss]ed [blaster], he added 2 back row cards and that concluded the turn.
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The Geargia Deck was now running at full speed!
The Geargia Deck was now running at full speed!

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[g armor] got [fs]ed, this got Lopez [g accel], he then went for an Xyz Summon of [cowboy] and that concluded the first game – so cold!

[h2]Juan Manuel Lopez claims the lead![/h2]

Longarte knew that his friend Lopez was running Artifacts, but he still thought that the early [brd] was his best option. It certainly looked good, but that was before [a mora] and [a beag] were revealed in Lopez’ back row.
Let’s see if Longarte could find a better way to fight against the power of the latest monster family in the second game or whether Lopez could maintain his perfect record.
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Juan Manuel Lopez now had to win one more Duel to wrap things up!
Juan Manuel Lopez now had to win one more Duel to wrap things up!

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This time it would be Longarte to kick things off. He once again found [shrine] in his opening 6, this time sending [f guard] and [eset] to his Graveyard. Just like in the game before, he also had [soul charge], to which Lopez responded with [maxx]. Both monsters returned to the field, Longarte added another monster, he set a Spell or Trap Card and ended.

Lopez [ns]ed [i hand] and he attacked over [eset]. He set 3 and passed.

Another [eset] got [ns]ed. [econ] followed, Tributing the Dragon, but Lopez had a timely [bom] to make sure Longarte wouldn’t get to claim control of [i hand]. [labra drag] entered play, Longarte flipped [i hand], he then went for [leo], but [warning] made sure it never hit play.
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Longare thought it was time to either go big or go home!
Longare thought it was time to either go big or go home!

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“YOLO!”, Longarte announced and he used a second [soul charge] to return [labra drag] and the 2 copies of [eset] to the field. [bth] was the perfect response from Lopez! He seemed to have all the answers! Longarte was now forced to pass without making any other moves.

“You got me good”, Longarte seemed to be saying, but my lack of Spanish made it rather difficult for me to confirm. Lopez now [ns]ed [i hand], he overlaid for [50], it used its effect to send [labra drag] to Longarte’s Graveyard and that concluded the turn.

Longarte added a card to each zone.
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Could Skill Drain help Longarte to fight back into this match?!
Could Skill Drain help Longarte to fight back into this match?!

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Lopez activated the effect of [50] again, but [sd] got activated in response – “I knew it!”, Lopez claimed. He then tribute for [a mora].

Longarte only set another Spell or Trap Card.

Lopez found [g arsenal] and when he declared attacks, Longarte revealed his set card: [soul charge] – certainly not what he was hoping to draw in this particular situation.

[h2]Juan Manuel Lopez defeates Jorge Longarte![/h2]

Sometimes, “all good things come in threes” is not the way to go when you’re playing a fast paced game of Yu-Gi-Oh! While Longarte didn’t mind 2 copies of [soul charge], 3 was just a little bit too much, leaving him in a situation where he couldn’t defend himself from Lopez’ attacks.

The risky play of Longarte didn’t pay out in the end since Lopez had all the answers he needed in his back row!
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