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Round 4: Luigi Alici (Dragon Rulers) vs. Chris Bountaloudis (Evilswarm)!

30.11.2013 | 19:09 |

Round four starts with an epic matchup; Luigi Alici vs Chris Bountaloudis! Evilswarm vs Dragon Rulers! Italy vs Greece! Who will win? Chris Bountaloudis is the European Champion and Luigi Alici has topped tournaments several times! It’s a close match, lets see what happens!

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[b]Game One[/b]
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Bountaloudis wins the dice roll and goes first, he Normal Summons a Castor and Special Summons a [ev helio] allowing an Xyz Summon of [ev oph] on the first turn! He detaches and gets [i pand] to hand. He sets three [fd] [st]s and ends his epic first turn!
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Bountaloudis is going to do this!


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Alici activates his [7ss], removing a [redox] and adding [redox] to his hand. He sets one [fd] [sts] which is destroyed by an [mst]!
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[i infect] sends back a [ev helio] and brings [ev kery] to hand, [ev oph] punts a [ev helio] to the grave to welcomes another [i pand] to Bountaloudis’s hand. He Summoned [ev kery], banished [ev helio], Summoned Castor who in turn allowed the Summon of [ev thun]! [maxx] is discarded but to no avail, [cowboy] is Xyz Summoned and Bountaloudis takes the game!
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Ophion loves to search 'em mon!


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[b]Bountaloudis wins Game One![/b]
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[b]Game Two[/b]
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After furiously Side Decking Alici decides he would like to go first and is determined to make this game his! He opens with a [ravine] and discards [redox] to get a [blaster] to Graveyard. Bountaloudis discards his [maxx] just in case. Alici follows Bountaloidis’s prediction and banishes [blaster] and [redox] to Special Summon [redox], bring a [blaster] to hand!
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Alici is going to do all it takes!


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Bountaloudis Special Summons his [ev mand] and Normal Summons another [ev mand]. He Xyz Summons into his [ev oph] and detaches a material to bring [i pand] to hand. Playing it a little less aggressively this game, he sets three [fd] [sts] and ends his turn. [redox] has done its job and leaves field.
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Alici plays [7ss] and removes his [redox] from play before it gets comfortable and uses his effect to get a second, less lazy, [redox]. He discards a [blaster] and [f guard] to destroy [ev oph]! Alici then attempts to delve into the [ravine] but a [mst] wipes it out! He looks nervous, shuffles his hand and then sets one [fd] [st] but another [mst] disposes of that card also during the End Phase.
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Bountaloudis Normal Summons his [pachy] and sets one [fd] [sts], the theme to [i]Jurassic Park[/i] echoing somewhere in the distance.
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Alici isn’t scared of Bountaloudis’s prehistoric pest and sets one [fd] [st], ending his turn.
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[ev thun] is go! He’s Normal Summoned and attacks a [fd] [ferret], who destroys [pachy]! Bountaloudis ends his turn with nothing left to do. The [i]Jurassic Park[/i] theme tune stops playing.
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[tidal] and [f guard] are banished and [redox] is Special Summoned. [mistake] is chained to stop [tidal] from being able to do anything. Alici Normal Summons [corseca] and Synchro Summon [scrap dragon]. [scrap dragon] is evacuated by a [ced] back to the Extra Deck. [corseca] and [ferret] are banished to Special Summon a [blaster]. He reveals he has a [return] and Bountaloudis concedes the game!
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[b]Alici wins Game Two![/b]
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[b]Game Three[/b]
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Bountaloudis starts the game first and is determined to redeem himself! He sets four [fd] [sts] and ends his turn with a “come at me” stare!
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Alici is unphased and activates [7ss] removing [blaster] and using [blaster] brings [trigon] to hand. He activates [ravine] discarding [trigon], but yet again his [ravine] meets a [mst]. Instead he Normal Summons [debris], [gozen] is chained in an attempt to stop what is coming next, but Alici has his own [mst] this time! [trigon] enters play and [brd] is Synchro Summoned. It doesn’t stay long and clears the field. Alici sets two [fd] [sts] and finishes his turn with fresh advantage.
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Bountaloudis also sets two, matching Alici!
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Alici plays [ferret] and attacks to test the water. Nothing happens so he sets another [fd] [st].
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He's got all the right moves to make!


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Bountaloudis’s field is like a mirror missing a piece as he sets one more [fd] [st].
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Alici’s [ferret] harasses Bountaloudis once more!
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Bountaloudis finally has something to play and Normal Summons [ev mand] Special Summoning [ev helio]! He Xyz Summons [ev oph] and detaches. [sd] is flipped but silenced by a [dust]! He gets [i pand] to hand, sets one [fd] [st] and ends!
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Alici realises what’s happening and turns his [ferret] to [def]!
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Bountaloudis makes an epic play by attacking the [ferret] and using [macro] to stop its effect from destroying any of his monsters.
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Alici seems to be running low on options and just sets one [fd] [st].
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Bountaloudis doesn’t let up and Summons [ev castor], following up with [ev thun]. [tt] is played but meets [i pand]. [return] is played to stop the direct attack and [ferret] sits out in the open. The invitation is too tempting and Bountaloudis attacks straight into [malevolent] destroying [macro]! [ferret] can now target and destroys [ev oph]. Annoyed at his loss, he Xyz Summons a new [ev oph] and detaches to bring [i infect] to his hand. He sets one [fd] [st] and ends.
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Alici Normal Summons a Monster in [fd] DEF position and sets one [fd] [st]. Playing it safe.
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[break] destroy [ev oph] much to Bountaloudis’s despair! He sets one [fd] [st].
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Two cards are banished by Alici and [redox] is Special Summoned! He attacks directly. [corseca] is Flip Summoned and [scrap dragon] is Synchro Summoned as a result! Alici then sets a Monster card as fodder for his [scrap dragon] and destroys the [i infect].
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Bountaloudis has had enough and slaps a [ev kery] on the table, after searching both Graveyards and his Extra Deck frantically he Summons [ev thun], Xyz Summons [cowboy] and attacks!
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Two more cards are banished and [redox] hits the field! Alici Normal Summons his [ferret] and attacks! Bountaloudis is powerless to stop it and the attacks go through.
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Bountaloudis sets one [fd] [st] and gestures to his opponent.
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Alici continues attacking mercilessly, forcing Bountaloudis to his back with [dress] to stop himself from losing!
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Bountaloudis sets one [fd] [st], but it’s no use, Alici attacks for game!
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Alici's fantastic Fencing Fire Ferret ferrets him out a fabulous flawless win!


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[b]Alici wins the match 2-1![/b]
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