Round 6: Christopher Lamp (Spellbooks) vs. Alessandro Campo (Dragunities)

This tournament slowly but steadily turns into a marathon! Let’s see who will have the better stamina in our round 6 Feature Match; will it be Germany’s Christopher Lamp or Italy’s Alessandro Campo?

While Lamp relies on the ever popular Spellbooks, Alessandro Campo is bringing something unique to the table: Dragunities! We haven’t seen these in a while, so let’s see how they will fare!
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Christopher Lamp is yet another fan of the Spellbooks!
Christopher Lamp is yet another fan of the Spellbooks!

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Campo won the die roll and opted to go first. He considered his options for a brief time before activating [ravine]. He discarded [legionnaire] to add [dux] to his hand. He summoned it, but Lamp found [veiler] among his opening 5. Campo then activated [foolish], sending [phalanx] to his Graveyard. He Set a Spell or Trap and passed the turn.

Lamp invited [sb mag] to his party and he then activated [sb cres], searching his Deck for [tgst], [sb master] and [sb wisdom]. He added [sb master] to his hand. He revealed 3 Spellbooks, [ss]ed [priestess] and when it hit the field, Campo flipped [iiw], which basically stripped [priestess] of her effect. [sb jud] followed, Lamp then activated [sb sec] and he searched his Deck for [tgst]. Campo discarded [droll].[br]
Still in the same turn, Lamp activated [tgst]. He attacked with [priestess] over [dux], an attack with [sb mag] followed and that left Campo with 6700 Life Points.
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It seemed like Campo's Main Deck was running typical Side Deck cards?!
It seemed like Campo's Main Deck was running typical Side Deck cards?!

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Campo just added a back row card.

Lamp used the effect of his Field Spell Card and in his [mp] 1, he [ns]ed [justice]. He switched [sb mag] to [def] and advanced to the Battle Phase, where [ced] returned [justice] to Lamp’s hand and [priestess] dished out some more damage.

Once again, Campo simply Set a Spell or Trap.

[sb master] allowed Lamp to copy [sb secrets], which in turn got him [sb wisdom]. He [ns]ed [justice] again, attacked with it, [priestess] followed and that meant Campo was left with only 100 Life Points!
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Only 100 Life Points remaining for Campo after another flurry of attacks!
Only 100 Life Points remaining for Campo after another flurry of attacks!

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Lamp added 2 back row cards for good measure and he passed play. Campo returned [justice] to Lamp’s hand with [ced] before drawing for his turn.

He checked his Graveyard and had to laugh; he then activated [reborn] to bring back [phalanx] in [def] and that concluded the turn.

Lamp simply attacked again the following turn which meant he would win the first Duel.
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Christopher Lamp takes the lead!

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“I miscalculated by 100 Points”, Lamp admitted. If he had switched his [sb mag] to [atk] the turn before, he wouldn’t have given Campo another chance to recover. Maybe that was one of the effects of the long day; many players aren’t used to events that take 10 hours and more.
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Would Alessandro Campo be able to turn things around with his Dragunities?!
Would Alessandro Campo be able to turn things around with his Dragunities?!

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Campo started again, this time with [terraforming], adding [ravine] to his hand. He activated the Field Spell Card, discarded [zephy], adding [phalanx] to his hand. [zephy] returned to the field while [ravine] returned to Campo’s hand. He then activated the Field Spell Card for a second time to ditch [tdrag] and search his Deck. That’s when Lamp used [maxx]. Campo’s field looked like this at the end of the turn: [dux], [zephy] and [phalanx].
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This time, Campo sported a rather decent field!
This time, Campo sported a rather decent field!

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Lamp activated [sb jud] and he followed it up with [upstart]. He [ns]ed [jowgen] and activated its effect, losing [kycoo], but also getting rid of [zephy] and [dux]. Lamp then ended his turn, searching his Deck for [sb secrets] and [tgst].

It seemed like Campo had a much better thing going this turn. He added a second [dux] and equipped it with [phalanx], both of his monsters attacked and that left Lamp on 4000 Life Points. [phalanx] then unequipped and [ss]ed itself. Campo went on and [synch]ed [vajrayana] as well as [dearg]. This allowed him to send [legionnaire] to his Graveyard and he also [xyz]ed [psb]. Two Set back row cards and it was back to Lamp.
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Photon Strike Bounzer shouting: 'You shall not pass!'
Photon Strike Bounzer shouting: 'You shall not pass!'

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[sb secrets] got the German Duelist [sb mag]. He [ns]ed it, but Campo detached 1 of [psb]'[s] Xyz Materials. [sb master] then got activated and Campo chained [iiw]. Lamp let out a sigh. He chained [sb fate], attempting to target [iiw], but Lamp then chained the face-down card: [mind crush]. He declared [tgst], which meant Lamp lost his copy from his hand.[br]
Lamp started to search his Deck, but while he did so, he realized he was out of options so he started accessing his Side Deck instead.
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Alessandro Campo ties the score!

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A good comeback from Alessandro Campo, who would now have to watch Christopher Lamp go first in the deciding Duel.

[sb secrets] allowed him to add [sb mag] to his hand. He [ns]ed it right away, adding [sb jud] to his hand. He also activated it, followed it up with [sb master] to copy the effect of [sb secrets] and add [tgst] to his hand. He activated the Field Spell Card, he also had [sb wisdom], he Set a Spell or Trap and he then ended, searching his Deck for [sb master], [sb secrets] and [sb eternity]. He also [ss]ed [jowgen].
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Lamp was off to a good start!
Lamp was off to a good start!

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A great start for Christopher Lamp in the most important Duel in this match. Campo now had to play catch-up and his hand didn’t provide him with a lot to work with. He had [sarco], [mst], [reborn], [mind crush], [eev] and [phalanx]. He activated [sarco], banishing [tdrag] from his Deck. This in turn allowed him to add another copy of [tdrag] to his hand. He Set 3 Spells or Traps and ended.

Lamp used the effect of [tgst] during his Standby Phase and after he returned a card to the bottom of his Deck, Campo chained [mst] to destroy the Field Spell Card.[br]
[sb secrets] then allowed Lamp to add [sb jud] to his hand, he activated it, but Campo chained [mind crush]. He named [sb master], knowing that Lamp was holding on to the card! A great call, costing Lamp the Spellbook. He revealed [storm] and [upstart], though, causing Campo to let out a sigh. [sb fate] was next, banishing [tgst] and [sb master] to flip [sb mag] face-down.[br]
[storm] then destroyed [eev] and Lamp activated [upstart].
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Lamp's Counter now had to work overtime!
Lamp's Counter now had to work overtime!

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The counter for [sb jud] was now up on 3. Lamp wasn’t done, though, but timeout was called at this point. [sb mag] got [fs]ed, allowing Lamp to add another [sb fate] to his hand, he then activated [sb eternity] to return [tgst] to his hand and he activated the Field Spell. 5 counters on the dice and still 3 cards in Lamp’s hand.[br]
He attacked with [sb mag], leaving Campo on 8500 Life Points, he Set 2 Spells or Traps and during the End Phase, he went searching.
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Spellbooks are the Yu-Gi-Oh! equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife!
Spellbooks are the Yu-Gi-Oh! equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife!

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Campo now had to come up with something and fast, with time running out in just 4 more turns. He Set a card to each zone and passed play.

Lamp gave this some brief thought before activating [sb fate], destroying [eev].

In his following turn, he used [tgst] to recycle a Spellbook, drawing an extra card before activating [ssh] and [sb secrets]. The latter got him [sb fate] and Lamp’s Deck count was now at a historic low. He activated [sb fate], banishing [phalanx] and clearing the way for some attacks.[br]
He activated [sb power] on [sb mag], [jowgen] then also started to feel the adrenaline, switching to [atk] and the attacks that followed left Campo on 6200 Life Points. Lamp added 3 back row cards and he passed play.
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The second to last turn for Campo. He [ns]ed [zephy] and attempted to attack [jowgen], but [bom] foiled that plan.

Back to Lamp, who now entered his very last turn. He once again used the effect of [tgst], he then [ns]ed another [sb mag], allowing him to add [sb fate] to his hand. [jowgen] and one of the [sb mag][s] switched positions, Lamp added another back row card and he passed the turn.
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Could Campo still turn this thing around with Zephyros?
Could Campo still turn this thing around with Zephyros?

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Campo drew [poa]. He used [tdrag] together with [mystle] to add [phalanx] to his hand. He [ns]ed it and declared an attack with [zephy] into [sb mag]. Lamp had no response since he was sitting on a comfortable Life Point lead. Campo couldn’t do any more damage, which meant Lamp would walk away victorious.
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Christopher Lamp overcomes Alessandro Campo’s Dragunities!

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Another creative Deck that now ended up on the bubble. Let’s hope that Alessandro Campo can finish the day with 2 more wins so we’ll be able to welcome him back tomorrow!
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