Round 4 Feature Match: Michel Grüner vs Duncan Tang

[p]Round 4! In what is the biggest matchup of the day so far, 2 legends of European Dueling face off! Scotland’s Duncan Tang is one of the strongest Duelists to have come from the UK, whereas Michel Grüner has won almost everything that [ygo] has to offer. This is their first time competing against each other, but they’ve known each other for many years. Tang’s retired from Advanced Format for a few years, but the prospect of Sealed and meeting old friends brought him to Sheffield. Both Duelists are undefeated at the moment but only 1 of them will leave this table with that accolade. Let’s find out who![/p]

He's won almost everything there is to offer, but will Grüner add a Sealed Event YCS to that list?
He's won almost everything there is to offer, but will Grüner add a Sealed Event YCS to that list?

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Grüner won the die roll and opened the Match with [valley] and passed.

Tang started with [sknight] and followed up with [coh]. He took [valley] and attacked for 400 damage, before banishing both to draw 2 cards, Setting 1 of them.

Grüner Summoned [witch] and attacked directly.

Tang Summoned [t45] and took down Witch before Summoning a Token. Grüner added [bazoo] to his hand and took another direct attack.

Grüner played [storm], destroying [kunai]. He Summoned [cydra] and then [slate], destroying both opposing monsters. He Set a [st].

Tang Set a monster and [st].

Grüner considered his options. “Thinking’s hard” Tang remarked. Grüner attacked with [slate] into [snowman], which destroyed [cydra] before he Summoned [toonelf] and Set a card.

Tang considered his many options. He Tributed [snowman] for [econ], targeting [toonelf], which he took control of. [toonelf] attacked into [slate] and Grüner remarked that “that’s hard…”, before deciding to play [ced] and return the Elf to his hand. Tang Summoned [krebons].

Grüner Summoned the Elf again and attacked with his 2 monsters, [krebons] negating both attacks.

Tang played [hfd] and destroyed [kunai]. He Tributed [krebons] for [hades], destroying [slate].

Grüner Summoned [iknight] and [xyz]ed [zen]. Tang read its effect, and used [cylinder] on it when it attacked.

Tang played [uws] to boost his Ha Des to 3250 ATK, and easily destroyed the Zenmaister.

Grüner fanned out his Graveyard to see what he could do. He Summoned [bazoo] and banished 3 monsters, before also playing [fspirit] to boost its ATK further.

Tang played another [hfd]! He Summoned [pbw] and that was enough for Duel 1.
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Duncan Tang wins Duel 1!

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Guess who's back? It's Duncan Tang!
Guess who's back? It's Duncan Tang!

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Grüner opened Duel 2 with a Set Spell or Trap.

Tang Summoned [barbaros] and attacked for 1900 before Setting 2 cards.

Grüner [ss]ed [cydra] (Tang remarked, “I like this card, one of the few I still own!”) and played [fspirit]. [cydra] attacked and was hit by [cylinder], bringing Grüner down to 3700 Life Points. He Set a monster.

Tang Summoned [mdog] and played [shackles], reducing [cydra]’[s] ATK to 100. Barbaros declared an attack and Grüner responded with [dust] on [shackles], making him have more ATK than Barbaros again.

Grüner Summoned [trooper] and boosted its ATK to 1900. [cydra] attacked [mdog] and destroyed it, while Trooper attacked directly.

Tang Set a Spell/Trap and a monster.

Grüner played [sorl] and Tang responded with [needle]. [sknight] was flipped up and Grüner drew a card. He Summoned [gww] and attacked.

Tang played [pod] and added [pbw] to his hand before Summoning it.

Grüner attacked with [gww] and Tang used [kunai] to make his monster overpower it. He Set a monster.

Tang played [uws] and passed.

Grüner drew [storm] and said so to Tang. He [fs]ed [mguard] and sent Tang’s monster back to his hand. He Summoned [bazoo], made it have 1900 ATK and attacked directly with both. He Set a card.

Tang Summoned [alector] and targeted [bazoo] with its effect before Summoning [pbw] again. [sorl] was destroyed.

Grüner boosted [bazoo] to 2500 ATK and Summoned [gww], which prompted an “oof!” from Tang. He then revealed [ced] to seal Duel 2.
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Grüner levels the score!

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Naturally, a crowd had gathered.
Naturally, a crowd had gathered.

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Tang would start Duel 3 and did so with a Set monster.

Grüner Summoned [cydra] and attacked into [sphere], which equipped to the [cydra]. He Set a monster.

Tang Set a monster.

Grüner lost his [cydra] to [sphere] and Set another monster.

Tang played [coh] and took [tann]. He Tributed both for [dmoc] and got [coh] back! [dmoc] attacked into [mguard] and both were banished.

Grüner Summoned [gww] and attacked directly.

Tang played [coh] again and Summoned [alector] attacking with it and Setting a card.

Grüner played [storm] and Tang lost [mf]. Grüner Summoned [bazoo] and made it have 2500 ATK before boosting it further with [fspirit], taking down Alector.

Tang played [pod] and added [barbaros] to his hand. He Summoned [bdrag] and “froze” Bazoo before playing [sorl].

Grüner played his own [sorl]!

Tang Summoned [barbaros] and played [hfd] to start attacking, destroying Bazoo and attacking directly.

Grüner drew and promptly conceded.
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Duncan Tang is 4-0!

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