Round 4 Feature Match: Oliver Parle vs Kento Toshikawa

It’s Round 4 here at YCS Sydney, and the competition is heating up! Oliver Parle, from New Zealand is using a Fire Fist Deck, utilising Level 3 Fire Fist Monsters. Kento Toshikawa has come here all the way from Japan, and he’s also using a Level 4 Fire Fist Deck! Both Duelists are 3-0 at this point, but only one of them will go on undefeated! Which one will it be?

Game 1:
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Kento won the die roll, and decided to go first. His hand consisted of Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla, Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon, Fire Formation – Tensu, Fire Formation – Tensen, and Bottomless Trap Hole. He Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon. He then activated Fire Formation – Tensu, and used Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon’s effect, setting Fire Formation – Tenken from his Deck. He then activated Fire Formation – Tensu, and used the extra Normal Summon from Fire Formation – Tensu to Normal Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla. He combined his 2 monsters to Xyz Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King, but Oliver responded to its effect with Effect Veiler, preventing him from searching for a Fire Formation card. Kento Set 3 and ended his turn.
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Oliver began with Effect Veiler, Forbidden Lance, Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon, and 2 Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Leopard. He drew a card, and Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Leopard. He Tributed it to Set Fire Formation – Tenki from his Deck. He then activated the Set Fire Formation – Tenki and added Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Spirit to his hand. He then Set 2 cards to his backrow and ended his turn.
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Kento drew a card. He Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, but Oliver used Torrential Tribute! Kento responded by using Fire Formation – Tenken and then Fire Formation – Tensen on Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear was saved from destruction, but Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King was not. Kento used Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King’s effect, sending his 3 Fire Formations to the Graveyard to Special Summon Coach Soldier Wolfbark and Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear from the Deck. He then activated Fire Formation – Gyokkou, targeting Oliver’s Set card. Coach Soldier Wolfbark’s effect Special Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon from the Graveyard. Kento then Xyz Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Cardinal using Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear and Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon. He used its effect, detaching both of its Xyz Materials to return his Fire Formation – Tensu and Fire Formation – Tenken from his Graveyard to the Deck, along with Oliver’s Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Leopard from the Graveyard and Fire Formation – Tenki from the field to their Decks. He entered his Battle Phase and attacked directly with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, dropping Oliver to 6300 Life Points, and searched for Fire Formation – Tenki with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear’s effect. Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Cardinal also attacked directly, reducing Oliver’s Life Points to 4400. Kento then activated Fire Formation – Tenki to search for Coach Soldier Wolfbark. He then ended his turn.
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Oliver drew a card. He Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Leopard, and Tributed it to Set Fire Formation – Tensu from his Deck. He activated Fire Formation – Tensu, and used his extra Normal Summon to Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Spirit. Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Spirit Special Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Leopard from the Graveyard. Oliver then Synchro Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Horse Prince! Its effect activated, but it was destroyed and banished by Bottomless Trap Hole. Oliver Special Summons Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster from his Deck thanks to Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Horse Prince. Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster adds Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear to Oliver’s hand. Oliver attacks Kento’s Coach Soldier Wolfbark with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster, destroying it. Oliver looks at his options after this play and concedes the Duel, believing that he cannot win the Duel.
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After a powerful opening and an even stronger second turn, Kento managed to take control of the Duel extremely quickly, and ended up winning the Duel! Before the second Duel, both Duelists went to their Side Decks to find cards that would give them an edge in the next Duel.
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Game 2:
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Oliver lost the first Duel, and chose to take the first turn. He started with Coach Soldier Wolfbark, Fire Formation – Tensu, Fire Formation – Tenki, Fiendish Chain, Overworked, and Torrential Tribute. He drew a card, activated Fire Formation – Tenki, and searched for Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon. He Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon, and then activated Fire Formation – Tensu. Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon’s effect allowed Oliver to Set Fire Formation – Tensen from his Deck. He Set 2 additional cards and ended his turn.
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Kento’s opening hand had Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, Fire Formation – Gyokkou, Maxx “C”, Effect Veiler, and Blackwing – Zephyros the Elite. He drew Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon. He activated Fire Formation – Gyokkou to lock 1 of Oliver’s Set cards, but it was not the Fire Formation – Tensen he Set in the last turn. He Set Blackwing – Zephyros the Elite and ended his turn.
Oliver drew a card, and then attacked with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon. Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon destroyed Kento’s Set Blackwing – Zephyros the Elite.
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Kento began his turn, and drew Mystical Space Typhoon. He Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. He then sent Fire Formation – Gyokkou to destroy Brotherhood of the Fire Fist –Dragon, but Oliver used Fiendish Chain to negate it! Kento then chained Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Fiendish Chain during the Chain! This prevented Fiendish Chain from negating Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear’s effect, destroying Oliver’s Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon! Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear attacked directly, dropping Oliver to 6300 Life Points. Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear’s effect activated, Setting a Fire Formation – Tenki from the Deck. He then activated Fire Formation – Tenki, adding Coach Soldier Wolfbark to his hand. He then ended his turn.
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Oliver drew a card, then Normal Summoned Coach Soldier Wolfbark. He used its effect targeting Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon, but Kento had an Effect Veiler to stop him in his tracks. As he controlled 2 Fire Formations to Kento’s 1, Oliver had Coach Soldier Wolfbark attack Kento’s Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear and destroyed it, dropping Kento to 7900 Life Points. He Set cards until he had 5 Spells and Traps, and ended his turn.
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Kento started his turn, and Normal Summoned his own Coach Soldier Wolfbark! He used its effect targeting Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, and it was successful. He Special Summoned the Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, and Xyz Summoned Bujintei Kagutsuchi Its effect activated, sending Maxx “C”, Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon, Solemn Warning, Dimensional Prison, and Coach Soldier Wolfbark to the Graveyard. He attacked Coach Soldier Wolfbark with Bujintei Kagutsuchi, but Oliver used Fire Formation – Tensen to save his Coach Soldier Wolfbark! Kento attack backfired and he lost 200 Life Points, and detached Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear to prevent the destruction of Bujintei Kagutsuchi. He then ended his turn.
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Oliver drew a card, then used the effect of Coach Soldier Wolfbark to Special Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon. Kento used his Maxx “C” in response to Coach Soldier Wolfbark’s effect to draw Fire Formation – Tensen. Oliver then Xyz Summoned his own Bujintei Kagutsuchi, and its effect sent Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster, Fire Formation – Tensu, Fiendish Chain, and 2 Effect Veilers. Kento drew Coach Soldier Wolfbark from Maxx “C”’s effect. Oliver sent Bujintei Kagutsuchi into battle with Kento’s Bujintei Kagutsuchi, causing Kento to take 400 damage (reducing him to 7500 Life Points) and detach 1 Xyz Material from Bujintei Kagutsuchi.
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Kento began his turn by drawing Mind Control. He Normal Summoned Coach Soldier Wolfbark, but Oliver used Overworked! He destroys both of Kento’s monsters, and detaches 1 Xyz Material to save his own Bujintei Kagutsuchi. He Set 1 card and ended his turn, losing his freshly Set card to Oliver’s Mystical Space Typhoon during the End Phase.
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Oliver drew a card. He Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Leopard, and Tributed it to Set Fire Formation – Tenki. He activated Fire Formation – Tenki to add Brotherhood of the Fire Fist –Dragon. Then, he Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon (with his extra Normal Summon from Fire Formation – Tensu) and used its effect, sending his 2 Fire Formation – Tenki to Special Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster. Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster‘s effect added Coach Soldier Wolfbark to Oliver’s hand. He then attacked Kento directly with all of his monsters, reducing him to 300 Life Points! Oliver then Set 4 face-downs and ended his turn.
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Kento drew a card, then looked through his Graveyard and Extra Deck hoping to find an answer to Oliver’s field, but concedes shortly after!
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The Second Duel ended with 1 Duel apiece! Coach Soldier Wolfbark was definitely the workhouse in the last Duel, and Oliver’s Fire Formation – Tensen allowed him to turn the Duel around! These 2 Duelists have had 2 great Duels, but who will come out on top in the deciding Duel?
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Game 3:
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After a quick Side Deck change, both Duelists are ready to play. Kento will make the first move.
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Kento started with 2 Dust Tornado, Dimensional Prison, Compulsory Evacuation Device, and Effect Veiler. He Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, Set 4 face-down cards, and ended his turn.
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Oliver started with 2 Fire Formation – Tenki, Forbidden Lance, Mystical Space Typhoon, and Overworked. He drew a card and activated Fire Formation – Tenki, but Kento used Dust Tornado to stop it from successfully resolving. He also Set 4 cards and ended his turn.
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Kento drew a card, and attacked directly with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. Oliver took the hit, dropping to 6400 Life Points. Kento searched his Deck for Fire Formation – Tenki and Set it. He activated Fire Formation – Tenki during Main Phase 2 to search for Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla. Kento Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla, but Oliver activated Overworked, destroying both of Kento’s monsters! Kento ended his turn.
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Oliver drew a card and activated Fire Formation – Tenki, which is met by another Dust Tornado! He Set a fourth card and ended his turn.
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Kento draws Pot of Duality and activates it! He revealed Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, Forbidden Lance, and Torrential Tribute, and he selected to take Forbidden Lance. He then Normal Summoned Thunder King Rai-Oh and attacked directly, putting Oliver on 4500 Life Points.
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Oliver drew and Set a fourth card.

Kento drew a card and passed.

Oliver also drew a card and passed.

Kento drew a card, Set 1 card and passed.

Oliver drew a card and passed.

Kento drew a card, and Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. Oliver answered with Bottomless Trap Hole, but Kento used his Forbidden Lance in response! Oliver used Overworked in response to Forbidden Lance, but Kento had yet another answer – he used Compulsory Evacuation Device to return Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear to his hand! After that play, Kento ended his turn.
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Oliver drew, and Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Leopard. Effect Veiler prevented it from searching for a Fire Formation. Oliver ends his turn.
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Kento drew, then Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, then sent Fire Formation –Tenki to the Graveyard to destroy Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Leopard. He attacked directly with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, and Set Fire Formation – Tensu from the Deck. Oliver dropped to 2800 Life Points. He activated Fire Formation – Tenki, but Oliver chained Dust Tornado to prevent it from resolving successfully. Kento activated Fire Formation – Tensu and ended his turn.
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Oliver drew a card, then Set 1 and passed.

Kento drew. He checks Oliver’s Graveyard, then attacked directly with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, reducing Oliver to 1100 Life Points. He then Set Fire Formation – Tenki from his Deck. He activated it, but it did not resolve thanks to Oliver’s Mystical Space Typhoon. He ended his turn.
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Oliver drew a card. He activated Fire Formation – Gyokkou to lock Kento’s Set card, then Set another face-down card before ending his turn.
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Kento drew, then attacked with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. Oliver protected himself with Forbidden Lance, dropping him to 300 Life Points! Kento Set Fire Formation – Tensu from his Deck. Unfortunately, Oliver wasn’t safe, as Kento Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon, Xyz Summoned Gagaga Cowboy and detached an Xyz Material from it to end the Duel with its effect damage!
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After a fierce battle of Fire vs Fire, Kento Toshikawa defeat Oliver Parle and goes undefeated into Round 5!

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