Round 4: Zack Bloundele (Frog Monarch) vs. Styn Dellercq (Geargia)

YCS Lille is well and truly underway now and this round we bring you two Duelists who have already suffered one loss and know that to stand a good chance in day 2 they must win the rest of their matches today. Zack Bloundele is here from Southampton, England and is piloting the recently reinvented Frog Monarchs, while Styn Dellerca has bought his Geargia Deck from Belgium.

Bloundele won the dice roll and started us off with a set monster.

Could Bloundele's Monarchs halt the Machine revolution?
Could Bloundele's Monarchs halt the Machine revolution?

Dellercq set two cards to his backrow and a monster before passing.

Bloundele drew and contemplated his options before adding another set monster.

Dellercq flipped up his [armor] and searched out [g accel]. He flipped his Armor down again before passing.

Bloundele tributed his set [treeborn] for [raiza] and used it’s effect to target the set Armor. Dellercq responded with [bth]. A flipped [reaper] forced a [ced] and Bloundele passed.

Dellercq [ns]ed [armor] before [ss]ing two [g accel]. He flipped down the [armor] and overlaid into [papi] using it’s effect to flip his Armor and search his third [g accel]. He [ss]d it and both monsters worked together like a well-oiled machine to bring out [ggx]! Detaching for it’s effect searched [wisel] and he made attacks with both monsters before setting two cards to conclude his turn.

Dellercq soon supported his monsters with set backrow cards!
Dellercq soon supported his monsters with set backrow cards!

Bloundele [ss]ed his Treeborn before playing [storm]. He used [soul] to tribute [ggx] and his Treeborn for [ladd]! He couldn’t attack due to Soul Exchange’s effect so he ended.

[hole] from Dellercq forced a negation from [ladd]. He set a monster then used the effect of [papi] to drop the dragon’s attack to 1800. Next on the agenda was an attack over the dragon and Bloundele bought back his Treeborn.

Bloundele drew and tributed the frog for [caius], banishing the face-down [birdman] and blasting Dellercq for1000 damage with the effect. His shadow-loving Monarch attacked over [papi] and that was all for the turn.

Dellercq could only set a monster before passing back.

Bloundele drew and tributed his newly [ss]ed [treeborn] for [jinzo]! He attacked over [armor] and then hit directly with Caius for 2400 damage. In [mp2] he [xyz]ed [psb] and passed with 4 cards in his hand.

A blast from the past? This field could be from 2006!
A blast from the past? This field could be from 2006!

LP: 3300 – 4300

Dellercq drew to 3 cards in hand with nothing on the field. He sighed and set a monster before passing.

Bloundele bought back Treeborn and [ns]ed [reaper]. He attacked directly with the Reaper dragging a [g mk2] from Dellercq’s hand into the depths of his graveyard.

Dellercq set a backrow and was done but it got blasted by [mst] in Bloundele’s [sp]. It was a [lance] and was chained to destroy Reaper. [psb] attacked for 2700 and Bloundele passed.

Another set monster from Dellercq was met with a [ss]ed [swap frog] from Bloundele. He used it’s effect to send [ronin] from the deck to the graveyard and then removed his Treeborn to [ss] it. Ronin and Swap Frog joined as materials to bring [dnix] in to the mix! Bloundele targeted itself with it’s effect and with only 1600 remaining Dellercq conceded and went for his side deck!

Disappointingly Bloundele chose not to attack with Treeborn Frog
Disappointingly Bloundele chose not to attack with Treeborn Frog

[h2]Bloundele comes back from a strong opening to take game 1 with a flurry of tribute monsters![/h2]

Both players sided in silence and Dellercq would start us off for game 2. He opened with a set monster and a backrow. Bloundele described the set monster as a ‘mystery monster’ – could it be a [armor]?

Dellercq would need a strong start to make a comeback in this match!
Dellercq would need a strong start to make a comeback in this match!

Bloundele responded in kind with a set monster and Dellercq returned the favour of dubbing it a ‘mystery card’.

Dellercq drew and set a backrow before flipping the no longer mysterious [armor] and searching [g accel]. He [ss]ed it and [ns]ed [313], tuning it with Accelerator to make [00x]. It bought out [248] which switched to defence and he drew for Bureido’s effect. [reborn] was next, [ss]ing [g accel] – which combined with [248] to make [burei]. This one [ss]ed another Nishipachi and flipped Bloundele’s [ronin]. He used Armor to flip itself face down and used Burei to flip it up. He searched [g accel] and [ss]ed it, tuning for another [burei]. This one searched [818] and he entered his battle phase. [armor] smashed over Ronin for 1000 damage and [fader] from Bloundele stopped the inevitable following onslaught. A third backrow concluded his turn. In case you struggled to keep track of what Dellercq had on the field (don’t worry, so did I), here’s a handy illustration:

Battle Fader puts in the work and saves the day!
Battle Fader puts in the work and saves the day!

Bloundele drew tributed his Fader to [ns] [jinzo], attacking over the attack position Armor. He activated [mop] in [mp2] and set two cards before passing.

LP: 7000-6700

Dellercq drew and used both Burei to [xyz] [11]. It pilfered Jinzo and he summoned [g mk2] which attacked for 1000 and he passed.

Bloundele had [breaker] to take out Dellercq’s [tt] and used [reborn] to take [313]. He [synch]ed [scrap dragon] and used it’s effect to destroy Big Eye and his face-down [mst], which was chained to take out a set [roar].

Dellercq's Number 11: Big Eye was scrapped!
Dellercq's Number 11: Big Eye was scrapped!

Dellercq drew and passed.

Bloundele used the effect of [scrap dragon] to destroy his set [ddv] and Bureido before passing.

LP 5800-6700

Dellercq passed again and Bloundele set a monster before targeting it with [scrap dragon], revealing it to be [treeborn]! He destroyed Dellercq’s [fiendish].

Dellercq activated [hole] and chained [lance] on his [818]. All cards on the field were destroyed other than Haipa which allowed Dellercq to [ss] [wisel].

Bloundele drew and paid for [mop] before passing.

Dellercq summoned [g arsenal] and use it with Haipa to [ss] [cowboy] in defence. Cowboy shot Bloundele dropping him to 4800 LP. Bloundele paid for [mop] and passed again.

Dellercq shot with Cowboy and Bloundele passed once more.

Dellercq set a [st] to take him to 3 total.

Bloundele summoned [swap frog] and Dellercq used [fiendish], not realising that Bloundele could simply return it to his hand as a cost and pass.

Treeborn frog is a Monarch's best friend!
Treeborn frog is a Monarch's best friend!

Dellercq set a monster before passing and Bloundele chose not to pay for his Messenger. [storm] was next and took out Dellercq’s entire back row including a chained [roar]. [swap frog] sent [treeborn] from the deck to the graveyard. Bloundele returned Swap Frog and activated a second [mop] before ending.

A flipped [armor] from Dellercq searched a [g accel] and took him to 3 cards in hand. He [ss]ed it and returned it to [ss] [birdman] before slamming it back on the field. Armor and Accelerator gave Dellercq [ggx] which used it’s searching ability to fish a [wisel] out of his deck before passing.

A good field but not much use with Messenger of Peace in the way!
A good field but not much use with Messenger of Peace in the way!

Bloundele paid the piper for his Messenger and [ns]ed Swap Frog sending his last Treeborn to the graveyard. He banished it for [ronin] and along with his Swap Frog [xyz] [ggg].

[ggx] got Dellercq a [919] and [mst] finally took care of Messenger! He [ns]ed Kuick and [synch]ed [crimson blader]. [ggx] took a material from Gachi and [crimson blader] attacked over Treeborn to make sure no Monarchs came down for Bloundele on his next turn!

Bloundele bought back his Treeborn and used [econ] to take Blader before returning Treeborn again. He attacked over [ggx] and then tributed Blader and Treeborn to set a monster.

Dellercq passed after setting a monster and Bloundele did the same.

Dellercq flipped his [b]Giant Rat[/b] and tuned with his Birdman to make [brd], using it’s effect. He bought out [wisel] and attacked before ending. Time on the round was called on this move – there would be another 5 turns.

LP: 3600-6200

Bloundele bought back his [treeborn] and [ronin] and set a backrow.

Dellercq set a backrow and passed.

Bloundele used [econ] and Wisel negated. He used [soul] to tribute Wisel for [mobius] and passed. Dellercq had no cards on the field and drew to one in hand for his last turn, 2600 LP in the lead. He was visibly annoyed at his draw and set a [st].

Water and Darkness combine to take the game!
Water and Darkness combine to take the game!

Bloundele drew and tributed Ronin for [caius], wiping out Dellercq’s [limiter]. No wonder he was annoyed drawing it with no monsters! Bloundele attacked with both monsters for 4800 and that was the game! With 3600 to Dellercq’s 1800 it meant he took the game and the match!

[h2]Zack Bloundele moves on with a 3-1 record![/h2]

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