Round 4: Fabio Minicozzi (ITA) vs Eduard Álvarez (ESP)
Another Feature Match! This time we’ve got (2010 and 2011) Italian National Champion Fabio Minicozzi facing off against 2011 Spanish National Videogame Champion Eduard Álvarez! Álvarez was a finished 2nd at the 2009 European Championship, and 12th in his TCG National Championship this year. Let’s see how these 2 talented Duelists get on!
Minicozzi opened with a Set [b]Sangan[/b] and 2 Spell or Trap Cards.
Álvarez [ns]ed [tengu] and destroyed [sangan] in battle, letting Minicozzi add [cerb] to his hand.
[p]Minicozzi drew [krus] and [ns]ed [tour], [ss]ing [kushano] from his Deck. Next up was [card d] and both Duelists got a new hand, but Minicozzi had also discarded [krus], [cerb] and [gana], Summoning Cerburrel and Ganasha right away! He Set 2 Spells/Traps and Tunes Tour Guide and Cerburrel together to Summon [ragin] and draw 1 card. Next, [grimro] was discarded to get a [chawa] from Minicozzi’s Deck to his hand. Minicozzi discarded [cerb] to Summon Chawa, and got Cerburrel back for free, which was Tuned with [gana] to Summon another Ragin and draw 2 cards. [chawa] and a [ragin] combined to bring out [brio]. Another [grimro] was discarded to get another [cerb], which was then used for Brionac’s effect to bounce [tengu] back to Álvarez’s hand (he Special Summoned another copy). [cerb] was Special Summoned as Minicozzi discarded [gana] to fling the second Tengu away and Álvarez got his final copy. Minicozzi followed all this up with [poa], sending 2 [grimro], [chawa], [krus] and [ragin] back to his Deck (and Extra Deck) to draw 2 cards. He discarded [krus], for [kushano]'[s] effect, and Krus’ effect [ss]ed [cerb]. Minicozzi’s field now consisted of 3 Set Spells or Traps, 2 Cerburrels, and a Ganasha, Ragin and Brio. Cerburrel and Ragin combined to Summon [as wyvern], [kushano] was discarded to Summon [chawa], which was Tuned with [gana] to Summon [ragin] again, and Minicozzi (finally!) attacked with all of his monsters to win the Duel! [/p]
Fabio Minicozzi takes Duel 1 in a single sensational turn!
Álvarez started Duel 2 with [tengu] and 3 Set Spell or Trap Cards.
[p]Minicozzi [ns]ed [snipe], discarded [gana] to target Álvarez’s [econ], which was Chained. Álvarez Tributed his Tengu, took the [snipe] and Summoned another Tengu from his Deck (Minicozzi [ss]ed Ganasha at the same time with its effect). Minicozzi discarded [grimro] to add [cerb] to his hand before playing [mind] on [snipe], but Álvarez had another [econ], Tributing [snipe] to take [gana]! Minicozzi Set a Spell or Trap and got his Ganasha back in the End Phase.
Álvarez [ns]ed [spore] and Tuned it with [tengu] to [synch] [tghl], which was negated by [warning]. Another Tengu was Summoned.[/p]
[p]Minicozzi [ns]ed [cerb], used [instant] (pay 1000 Life Points) to Summon [b]Darkfire Dragon[/b] from his Extra Deck, and [synch]ed [brio]. Brionac’s effect discarded [krus] to return Álvarez’s Set card to his hand. Krus’ effect [ss]ed [cerb],which combined with [gana] to Summon [ragin] and draw 2 cards. Ragin took down Tengu, and Brionac attacked directly.[/p]
[p]Álvarez [ns]ed [debris], [ss]ed [spore] and took Brionac with [mind]. He then discarded [zombyra] (!) to return [debris] to his hand, and Tuned Brionac with [spore] to Summon [brd] and destroy [ragin] in battle.[/p]
[p]Minicozzi drew [b]De-Synchro[/b], Summoned [snipe] and discarded [gana] (which was [ss]ed) to destroy Black Rose. Álvarez was now on 4100 Life Points after the ensuing direct attacks.[/p]
[p]Álvarez read [ragin]'[s] effect before playing [debris], getting back [spore] again. He then used[reborn] on his [brd], [synch]ed [scrap d] and destroyed [snipe] in battle. Álvarez then destroyed [debris] and [gana] with [scrap d]'[s] effect, Ganasha was banished.[/p]
[p]Minicozzi used his [b]De-Synch[/b], returning [scrap d] to the Extra Deck! (no monsters were [ss]ed as the Synchro Materials weren’t in Minicozzi’s Graveyard) He attacked directly with a [grimro].[/p]
Álvarez Set a Trap.
[p]Minicozzi [ns]ed [krus], and when he attacked with both of his monsters, Grimro was banished by [dprison]
Álvarez now Set a monster.[/p]
Minicozzi took down [bulb] in battle and Set a Spell or Trap.
[p]Álvarez activated [rota]to get [zombyra] to his hand before Summoning it. [bulb] was then Summoned, and [book] went to the Graveyard. Zombyra attacked over Grimro and Álvarez [synch]ed [tghl].[/p]
[p]Minicozzi drew [poa]! [brio], [ragin], 2 [krus] and [snipe] went back to the Deck, and Minicozzi drew [b]De-Synchro[/b] and [reborn]! He showed both cards to his opponent and Álvarez conceded![/p]
Fabio Minicozzi takes 2 swift Duels to seal the Match!
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