Round 5: Ivan Eliantonio (Madolche) vs. Marco Zerbinati (Geargia / Karakuri)

We’ve already put half of the rounds that were originally scheduled for today behind us. We now invited Ivan Eliantonio who I saw earlier playing some Madolche cards to the table as well as Marco Zerbinati who is running a Geargia / Karakuri Deck.

After their successful starts they were currently sitting on a 3 – 1 record; now it would be important to not lose any momentum and pull through the rest of Day 1. This would then put them in a great position for Day 2 where it counts the most. Let’s see who will come out successful in this epic battle that will soon be the stuff of legends.

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Ivan Eliantonio was running a Madolche Deck this weekend!
Ivan Eliantonio was running a Madolche Deck this weekend!

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Eliantonio rolled a 5, beating Zerbinati’s 4 and in turn allowing him to go first.

He activated [chateau] and Zerbinati let out a huge sigh. [mewfeuille] followed, getting him another copy, which were then both used to [xyz] [zenmaines].

Zerbinati had [armor] and he found a way to flip flop it so he could add [g auto] to his hand before setting it again with its own effect, adding 3 back row cards and passing.

A [mst] hit [iiw], [magileine] came down and Eliantonio explained that it’s “like a [stratos] for Madolche”. So he then went searching for [toortacalda], adding it to his hand before passing.

[armor] got [fs]ed once again, allowing Zerbinati to add [g auto] to his hand. He [ss]ed it in face-up [def], then went for a Xyz of [ggx] and this then in turn allowed him to add [birdman] to his hand.
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Zerbinati was up to something big, Special Summoning monster after monster to the field!
Zerbinati was up to something big, Special Summoning monster after monster to the field!

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[birdman] was then used to pull off even more shenanigans, so Zerbinati could also [ss] [burei]. This then got him [313] and he also searched his deck for [g mk2]. Yet another Special Summon followed, with [313] and [armor] getting him [bureido] and its effect then allowed him to also [ss] [248]. [iron call] then returned a monster, yet another [synch] followed, with this time [afd] hitting the field. It got rid of [chateau] and Zerbinati went up to 9000 Life Points and then, finally, it seemed like time to attack.

I thought. But I was wrong.
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How foolish of me to think that someone would start attacking before getting rid of ALL the annoying cards on the other side of the field...
How foolish of me to think that someone would start attacking before getting rid of ALL the annoying cards on the other side of the field...

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[11] got [xyz]ed and it took control over [zenmaines]. Then, finally, play proceeded with the Battle Phase and after Zerbinati sent in both of his monsters that were able to attack, Eliantonio was left with 5700 Life Points.

On his following turn, he found another [chateau], he then [ss]ed [spell striker], banishing [mst] from his grave, [hootcake] came down and an [instant fusion] followed. All of this happened in less than 20 seconds; Eliantonio was on to a furious pace! He performed an Xyz Summoned next, getting [xm]. This then got him [messengelato] and [m ticket]. Eliantonio went on and [ss]ed a second copy of [xm] thanks to newly summoned monsters, activating its effect as well, searching his deck for a second [messengelato]. [tiramisu] entered the field next and when Eliantonio tried to trigger the effect of [m ticket] again, [mst] got chained by Zerbinati. Regardless, Eliantonio got rid of [bureido] and [g auto] and he then attacked with [tiramisu] over [11]. What a comeback out of nowhere!
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A great comeback for Eliantonio who had turned this game upside down again!
A great comeback for Eliantonio who had turned this game upside down again!

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[g mk2] marked Zerbinati’s way to get back into the game; he returned [g auto] from his Graveyard, but it was sent there right away again, getting him [geargiano]. This then allowed him to [synch] [burei], getting him [313] from his Deck.
[zenmaines] got switched to [atk] and it was sent into the first [xm], with a Material detaching to make sure [zenmaines] would stay on the field. [burei] then got rid of the second copy of [xm], Zerbinati set a Spell or Trap Card and during the End Phase, [zenmaines] destroyed [tiramisu].

Back to Eliantonio, who didn’t waste any time unleashing a number of Special Summons, with once again [hootcake] and [messengelato] hitting the field (in no particular order, everything seemed to be happening simultaneously).
[magileine] followed suit, then it was Xyz Summoning time, with another [tiramisu] hitting play. Eliantonio confirmed again that the [zenmaines] that now was on his opponent’s side of the field worked the way he thought it did, he then started accessing his Deck, [ss]ing another [hootcake].
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Was there a single monster remaining that wasn't Special Summoned?!
Was there a single monster remaining that wasn't Special Summoned?!

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[tiramisu] took down [bureido], [hootcake] and [xm] took down [zenmaines] in a combined effort and the second [hootcake] attacked into [g mk2], but it didn’t feel like getting destroyed in battle, thanks to its own effect. Eliantonio set a Spell or Trap Card before ending.

Zerbinati [ns]ed [armor] and he went through his options, checking his Graveyard. Eventually, he realized he couldn’t turn things around, so he opted to access his Side Deck instead.

[h2]Ivan Eliantonio claims the lead![/h2]

This time it would be Marco Zerbinati going first, but he only had 9 minutes to tie the score.
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After an epic first game, Zerbinati now only had 9 minutes to turn things around!
After an epic first game, Zerbinati now only had 9 minutes to turn things around!

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He activated [forest], [g arsenal] was Summoned and its effect used. He Summoned [armor] and flipped it face-down, and after setting a spell or trap, he ended.

Zerbinati found [mewfeuille] and [hootcake] in his opening 6, so he could go for [zenmaines]. He also set a spell or trap.

[armor] got [fs]ed, [313] and [g auto] got summoned, both were then used to Synchro Summon [bureido] and this allowed Zerbinati to [ss] [248] from his Deck. He drew a card after it switched position, he then set 2 more back row cards, he flipped [armor] face-down and passed play.
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This seemed like an episode of Zenmaines vs. the World!
This seemed like an episode of Zenmaines vs. the World!

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Eliantonio flipped [decree] during his opponent’s End Phase, causing the crowd to let out a huge cheer. On his following turn, he didn’t perform any actions, passing right back.

[armor] got [fs]ed once again, getting Zerbinati [g auto] from his Deck. He switched [248] to [atk], drawing a card for [bureido]'[s] effect again. [g auto] and [313] hit play and a Synchro Summon of [burei] followed. [armor] got flipped face-down and face-up again, getting Zerbinati yet another [g auto].
It got [ss]ed shortly after and together with [313], it got Tuned to [scrap dragon]. [iron call] returned [248], which, together with [armor], was used to Synchro Summon a second [burei].
Both of the [burei]'[s] were then used to [xyz] [11], which helped him claim control of [zenmaines], just like it did last game. [g gear] then provided Zerbinati with even more monsters, which then helped him to also add a [sdd] to the field.
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Marco Zerbinati's field after a million summons!
Marco Zerbinati's field after a million summons!

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All of that was obviously enough to tie the match. Since time had long been called, the match now ended in a draw.

[h2]Zerbinati and Eliantonio’s match ends in a Draw![/h2]

Wow, what a thriller. A [maxx] would have easily resulted in the player ditching it going deck out, it seemed, with seemingly hundreds of Special Summons taking place each turn. In the end, both players could gain the upper hand in one game respectively, so no one would walk away a loser.
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