Round 5: Pierre Pradelles (Dino Rabbit) vs. Sergio Marti Orts (T.G. Agents)
07.07.2012 | 18:51
Facing each other in Round 5 are Pierre Pradelles from Toulouse, France and Sergio Marti Orts from Valencia, Spain. Both are currently sitting on 3 – 1 records and will have to win this round to savor their chances of making it to day 2!
Pradelles won the die roll and didn’t take a split second to decide who would go first.
He took a little longer to decide on his opening play, but after some consideration he felt fine and passed without performing any actions.
Pradelles now knew what Orts was playing, while the Spanish Duelist couldn’t quite claim the same. That would change in a second, since Pradelles Normal Summoned Kabazauls and attacked over The Agent of Mystery - Earth. He Set 2 Spells or Traps and was done.
Heavy Storm “from below” got Orts an ovation from the crowd. He Special Summoned T.G. Striker, Normal Summoned The Agent of Creation - Venus, activated its effect and Pradelles Chained Maxx "C"! Another applause from the crowd.
Orts had to give his next move some thought, he overlaid Mystical Shine Ball and T.G. Striker to Xyz Summon Gachi Gachi Gantetsu, he attacked with The Agent of Mystery - Earth over Kabazauls, dealing 300 damage and that concluded the turn.
Rescue Rabbit came down on Pradelles’ following turn, but a Effect Veiler was just what the Spanish player needed to not only save the day (or, well, Duel), but also get another cheer. Rescue Rabbit's effect was used, Pradelles Set a Spell or Trap and that was that.
Orts attacked and ended.
One Tour Guide From the Underworld got Pradelles Sangan, he Xyz Summoned Leviair the Sea Dragon, this got him back Rescue Rabbit, which got him 2 Kabazauls and one more Xyz Summon later, he was left with Leviair the Sea Dragon and Evolzar Dolkka on the field. He attacked into Gachi Gachi Gantetsu and when Orts detached a material, Pradelles wanted to Chain Evolzar Dolkka's effect. That was not possible, however, since Gachi Gachi Gantetsu's effect is Continuous. Pradelles added 3 back row cards and he passed.
The Agent of Miracles - Jupiter was Normal Summoned, Orts declared an attack into Leviair the Sea Dragon, but Safe Zone did exactly what the card name suggests. That caused Orts to pass the turn without performing any other actions.
Pradelles used Leviair the Sea Dragon's effect again to bring back Rescue Rabbit, which then helped him add 2 Kabazauls from his Deck to his field. Both were used to Xyz Summon Evolzar Laggia and play proceeded with the Battle Phase.
Evolzar Dolkka attacked into Gachi Gachi Gantetsu, which detached another material. Leviair the Sea Dragon attacked over The Agent of Creation - Venus, Evolzar Laggia attacked The Agent of Miracles - Jupiter and that’s when Tragoedia was supposed to come down. Pradelles didn’t flinch and detached a material from Evolzar Dolkka, negating Tragoedia's effect.
Pot of Avarice returned 2 Kabazauls, Tour Guide From the Underworld, Sangan and Maxx "C" to Pradelles’ Deck. He drew 2, considered his next play, Summoned Tour Guide From the Underworld, which in turn helped him to add Sangan to his side of the field, both were used to Xyz Summon Number 17: Leviathan Dragon, Sangan was detached to raise its ATK and then we entered the Battle Phase again. Evolzar Dolkka attacked over Gachi Gachi Gantetsu, Evolzar Laggia attacked directly and Number 17: Leviathan Dragon followed. Pradelles ended.
Orts drew into Archlord Kristya. He also had 2 copies of Mystical Shine Ball on his hand and T.G. Rush Rhino. Not really what he was hoping for. He Normal Summoned T.G. Rush Rhino, Archlord Kristya was supposed to come down next, but a Solemn Warning didn’t allow it to ever hit the field. That meant game for Pradelles!
Pierre Pradelles wins the first Duel!
It was very interesting to watch the explosive openings, which then turned into an interesting battle. Since Orts couldn’t quite find the right answers, it was Pradelles who came out winning the first game, but there’s still a chance for Orts to turn it around, so let’s see how this goes.
Both players maxed out the time to check their Side Decks and randomize their Decks for the second Duel. This time it would be Orts who would go first. He had Archlord Kristya, Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning, Master Hyperion, The Agent of Creation - Venus, Dust Tornado and Effect Veiler and he was quick to Normal Summon The Agent of Creation - Venus, Special Summoning 2 copies of Mystical Shine Ball to the field. He used them both to Xyz Summon Gachi Gachi Gantetsu, he Set Dust Tornado and that concluded his opening turn.
Pradelles had to call over a judge to ask a question about Gachi Gachi Gantetsu. After he received some answers, he Normal Summoned Kabazauls, he attacked The Agent of Creation - Venus and he used Forbidden Lance during the Damage Step to force the attack through. That meant that Orts would lose 500 Life Points, which left him with 6500. 2 Spells or Traps were Set.
Orts used Dust Tornado to get rid of Book of Moon, but it was Chained and hit Gachi Gachi Gantetsu. Orts simply Flip Summoned it again after he destroyed the other face-down Spell or Trap with Mystical Space Typhoon.
Play was back to Pradelles, who Normal Summoned Sabersaurus. He Set a Spell or Trap and ended.
Gachi Gachi Gantetsu was sent into Sabersaurus. A tricky play by Orts; he did not use Gachi Gachi Gantetsu's effect, but that filled up his Graveyard. He entered Main Phase 2, used Master Hyperion's effect to destroy Kabazauls and ended.
Pradelles Set a monster and passed.
Sergio Marti Orts equals the score!
We would need one more Duel to decide on a winner in this match. Let’s see if Orts’ Agents could help him turn this match around or if Pradelles could find some more cards in his Side Deck that would improve his chances!
Orts drew into Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning and revealed the face-down Trap to be Bottomless Trap Hole as he used Mystical Space Typhoon on it. T.G. Rush Rhino was Normal Summoned and it attacked directly. That’s when Pradelles Special Summoned Gorz the Emissary of Darkness! Orts Set a back row card and ended.
Pradelles now found Tour Guide From the Underworld to search his Deck for Sangan. He started to crunch some numbers and checked his Extra Deck really quick. He declared an attack and that’s when Orts flipped Gozen Match. Pradelles let out a French curse that didn’t sound half as offensive as it should have, he then attacked with Gorz the Emissary of Darkness over T.G. Rush Rhino and attacks with Tour Guide From the Underworld and Sangan followed. In Main Phase 2, Pradelles wanted to Xyz Summon, but that didn’t really seem possible thanks to Gozen Match.
Orts searched his Deck for T.G. Warwolf, drew for his turn and that got him a second copy. T.G. Warwolf was Normal Summoned and attacked over Tour Guide From the Underworld. Orts Set a Spell or Trap and ended.
Pradelles cleared the path for some bigger plays with Heavy Storm, destroying Gozen Match and the face-down Torrential Tribute that Orts Set the turn before. He Normal Summoned Kabazauls, Monster Reborn on T.G. Rush Rhino followed and that’s when Orts Special Summoned the second T.G. Warwolf from his hand in face-up Defense Position – hoping for it to buy him another turn!
It wasn’t meant to be. Pradelles didn’t commit a mistake and sent Sangan into the T.G. Warwolf in Defense Position. T.G. Rush Rhino attacked over the remaining copy in Attack Position and after that, Kabazauls and Gorz the Emissary of Darkness were able to strip Orts of his last remaining Life Points.
Pierre Pradelles wins the match!
This was certainly one of the more interesting Feature Matches. It will be hard for Sergio Marti Orts to recover from this loss as he’ll now most likely have to win all his remaining matches to make day 2.
Pierre Pradelles on the other hand is in a rather good position and simply has to keep going. So maybe we’ll see him again at some point later in the tournament.