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Round 4 Feature Match: Michael Baldi (Six Samurais) vs. Roman Wömpner (Dino Rabbit)

07.07.2012 | 18:03 |

France’s Michael Baldi is currently 4-0 with his Six Samurai Deck, Dueling against Germany’s Roman Wömpner and his Dino Rabbit Deck! Baldi’s Samurai Deck is updated with 2 copies of the new Shadow of the Six Samurai – Shien (available in Structure Deck: Samurai Warlords) in his Extra Deck, and he’s hoping those cards will help him pilot his Samurai Deck into Day 2.

Duel One

Baldi opened up Duel 1 with Solemn Warning, Kagemusha of the Six Samurai, The Six Samurai – Zanji, Legendary Six Samurai – Kageki, Reinforcement of the Army, and The Six Samurai – Irou. He Summoned Kageki and activated its effect to Special Summon Kagemusha from his hand. Next, he Tuned Kageki with Kagemusha to Synchro Summon Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En! He activated Reinforcement of the Army next, and added Legendary Six Samurai – Kizan from his Deck to his hand. He Special Summoned it to the field, Set Solemn Warning, and ended his turn.

Nice first turn field!

Wömpner Summoned Tour Guide From the Underworld and activated its effect to Special Summon Sangan from his Deck. Next, he combined Sangan with Tour Guide to try to Xyz Summon Wind-Up Zenmaines in Defense Position; but Baldi activated Solemn Warning and gave up 2000 Life Points to negate its Summon! Wömpner ended his turn with a clear field.

Baldi drew Six Samurai United next turn! He activated it and then Normal Summoned The Six Samurai – Zanji, adding a Bushido Counter to his Six Samurai United. Kizan, Shi En, and Zanji attacked Wömpner directly, dropping him down to 1600 Life Points. In Main Phase 2, Baldi combined his Zanji and his Kizan to Xyz Summon Shadow of the Six Samurai – Shien, adding another Bushido Counter to his Six Samurai United. He sent Six Samurai United to the Graveyard to draw Effect Veiler and Legendary Six Samurai – Enishi.

Wömpner Summoned Rescue Rabbit next turn, and when Baldi discarded Effect Veiler from his hand to negate its effect, Wömpner conceded!

Michael Baldi defeats Roman Wömpner in Duel 1 with some help from Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En and Shadow of the Six Samurai – Shien!

Duel Two

Baldi

Wömpner started off Duel 2 by Summoning Rescue Rabbit and banishing it to Special Summon 2 copies of Kabazauls from his Deck. He combined both Kabazauls to Xyz Summon Evolzar Laggia and then Set 2 cards to his back row.

Baldi opened up with Forbidden Chalice, Six Samurai United, Shien’s Smoke Signal, Shien’s Squire, Elder of the Six Samurai, and Dark Hole. He activated Six Samurai United and then Special Summoned Elder of the Six Samurai, adding a counter to his Six Samurai United. Next, he activated Shien’s Smoke Signal and searched his Deck for Kagemusha of the Six Samurai. He Normal Summoned it, and when Wömpner tried to negate its Summon with Laggia, Baldi used Forbidden Chalice to negate Laggia’s effect! Wömpner used Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Six Samurai United when Baldi added his second Bushido Counter to it. Baldi Tuned Kagemusha with Elder to Synchro Summon Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En, Set Dark Hole, and ended his turn.

Wömpner activated Mind Control, but Baldi negated it with Shi En. Next, Wömpner Normal Summoned Tour Guide From the Underworld and used its effect to Special Summon Sangan from his Deck. He combined Tour Guide with Sangan to Xyz Summon Leviair the Sea Dragon and then used Leviair to Special Summon Rescue Rabbit. He banished the Rabbit to Special Summon 2 copies of Sabersaurus from his Deck and then combined both copies of Sabersaurus to Xyz Summon Maestroke the Symphony Djinn in Defense Position. He activated Maestroke’s effect by detaching an Xyz Material from it and put Shi En face-down. Leviair attacked Shi En, and Baldi used Shien’s Squire in the Damage Step to keep his Shi En on the field! Wömpner Set a back row before ending his turn.

Shi En's Squire Saves Shi En

Baldi drew Six Samurai United and then switched Shi En into Attack Position. He attacked Leviair to destroy it and then ended his turn.

Wömpner detached another Xyz Material from Maestroke to put Shi En face-down and then activated Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Baldi’s face-down Dark Hole. He Summoned Jurrac Guaiba next, and Baldi conceded, realizing that he would be unable to win the Duel!

Michael Baldi protects his Shi En for as long as he can in Duel 2, but in the end, he’s unable to get through Roman Wömpner’s Maestroke. Michael Baldi will be going first in Duel 3!

Duel Three

Baldi opened up Duel 3 with Kagemusha of the Six Samurai, Shien’s Squire, Hand of the Six Samurai, The Six Samurai – Irou, Bottomless Trap Hole, and Heavy Storm. He Set Bottomless Trap Hole and Kagemusha before ending his turn.

Wömpner Summoned Tour Guide From the Underworld and used its effect to Special Summon Sangan from his Deck in Attack Position. He attacked Baldi’s face-down Kagemusha with Tour Guide and lost 800 Life Points. He Set 2 cards before ending his turn.

Baldi drew Solemn Warning. He activated Heavy Storm to destroy his own Bottomless Trap Hole along with Wömpner’s Forbidden Lance and Torrential Tribute. Next, he Normal Summoned Hand of the Six Samurai. Wömpner discarded Maxx “C”, but Baldi Tuned Kagemusha with Hand anyway, in order to Synchro Summon Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En! Wömpner drew a card thanks to Maxx “C” and then Shi En took down Tour Guide in battle. Baldi Set Solemn Warning before ending his turn.

Wömpner switched Sangan into Defense Position and Set 3 cards to his back row.

Baldi drew Book of Moon. He tried to Normal Summon The Six Samurai – Irou, but lost out to Wömpner’s Solemn Warning. Next, he attacked Wömpner’s Sangan with Shi En, destroying it in battle and allowing Wömpner to search his Deck for a copy of Rescue Rabbit to add to his hand with Sangan’s effect. Baldi Set Book of Moon before ending his turn.

Wömpner activated Mystical Space Typhoon, targeting Baldi’s face-down Book of Moon, and Baldi allowed it to be destroyed. Next, Wömpner activated Dark Hole, and Baldi used Shi En’s effect to negate it. Wömpner Summoned Rescue Rabbit next, and when Baldi tried to negate its Summon with Solemn Warning, Wömpner flipped Solemn Judgment and paid 1850 Life Points to negate the Warning! Wömpner banished Rescue Rabbit to Special Summon 2 copies of Sabersaurus from his Deck.

He attacked Shi En with a Sabersaurus and used Forbidden Lance to weaken the Shi En; but Baldi discarded Shien’s Squire to protect Shi En from destruction! Next, the other Sabersaurus attacked Shi En to drop Baldi down to 5600 Life Points. In Main Phase 2, Wömpner combined both Sabersaurus to Xyz Summon Gem-Knight Pearl!

Baldi drew Elder of the Six Samurai and Set it.

Wömpner attacked and destroyed Shi En with Gem-Knight Pearl. He Set a back row and passed.

Baldi drew Reinforcement of the Army! He activated it to search his Deck for Legendary Six Samurai – Enishi and add it to his hand. He Summoned it to the field and then Flip Summoned Elder of the Six Samurai. He used Enishi’s effect to target Gem-Knight Pearl by banishing 2 Samurais from his Graveyard, and Wömpner negated Enishi’s effect with Forbidden Chalice!

Wömpner used Monster Reborn next turn to Special Summon Sangan from his Graveyard, and Baldi activated Enishi’s effect to return Gem-Knight Pearl to the Extra Deck by banishing 2 more Samurais from his Graveyard. Wömpner attacked Enishi with Sangan and when Sangan was destroyed, he used its effect to add Tour Guide From the Underworld from his Deck to his hand. He Summoned Tour Guide next, and activated its effect to Special Summon another Tour Guide from his Deck. He combined both Tour Guides to Summon Leviair the Sea Dragon. He detached an Xyz Material from Leviair to Special Summon Rescue Rabbit and then banished Rescue Rabbit to Special Summon 2 copies of Kabazauls. He combined both Kabazauls to Xyz Summon Dolkka before ending his turn.

Baldi drew Bottomless Trap Hole, Set it, and switched his monsters into Defense Position.

Wömpner destroyed Legendary Six Samurai – Enishi and Elder of the Six Samurai in battle using Leviair and Dolkka. He Set a card to his back row before ending his turn.

Baldi drew Shien’s Smoke Signal and passed.

Wömpner attacked directly with Leviair and Dolkka to drop Baldi down to 1500 Life Points, then Set a card to his back row before ending his turn.

Baldi drew Legendary Six Samurai – Kizan. He activated Shien’s Smoke Signal to search his Deck for a Kagemusha to add his hand and then Normal Summoned it. He Special Summoned Kizan next, and then Synchro Summoned Naturia Barkion by Tuning Kagemusha with Kizan. He ended his turn without attacking.

Wömpner activated Heavy Storm and then used his own Starlight Road to negate it and Special Summon Stardust Dragon from his Extra Deck; but when it hit the field Baldi used Bottomless Trap Hole to banish it! [Note that the new wording on Starlight Road, available in Gold Series: Haunted Mine, makes it clear that this is a legal play.]

Starlight Road tactics

Wömpner switched his Leviair into Defense Position and then used his Leviair’s effect to Special Summon Rescue Rabbit in Defense Position.

Baldi drew Shien’s Dojo and Set it. He attacked and destroyed Dolkka using Barkion, dropping Wömpner down to 950 Life Points.

Next turn, Wömpner activated Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Baldi’s face-down Shien’s Dojo. Next, he Summoned Jurrac Guaiba and combined it with Rescue Rabbit to Xyz Summon Number 39: Utopia. Then he upgraded his Utopia to Number C39: Utopia Ray, detached all 3 Xyz Materials from it to weaken Barkion and boost his monster’s ATK, and attacked over Barkion to wipe out Baldi’s last 1500 Life Points!

Number C39: Utopia Ray turns hope into a reality.

Number C39: Utopia Ray rescues Roman Wömpner in Duel 3, allowing Wömpner to defeat Michael Baldi’s Samurais and advance with a 4-0 record!