Round 6: Matthew Morrissey (Chaos) vs. Peter Heider (Fish)

[p]Things are certainly taking shape! Only 3 more rounds until we know who’ll advance to day 2. Joining me on the Feature Match table are Peter Heider who’s apparently making waves with his fish deck as well as Matthew Morrissey who’s trying to crush the waves with his Chaos deck!
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Peter Heider is the master of the ocean!
Peter Heider is the master of the ocean!

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Peter kicked things of with [terraforming], searching his deck for [mausoleum]. He activated the Field Spell, paid 2000 Life Points and brought out [coel] next. He discarded [duality] and Morrissey responded with a discard of [maxx]. That left Heider with [oyster], 2 [gff] and [royal eel] on his side of the field. He Tuned one of the [gff] and [royal eel] to [sdd] (Morrissey drew a card thanks to [maxx]), Set a Spell or Trap and passed.
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[alchemist] came down for Morrissey. He hit another copy of it, sent it into [sdd] and that meant he would take 700 damage. [tragoedia] (3600 ATK) [ss]ed itself with its own effect and it attacked over [sdd]. That left Heider at 4900 Life Points. [alchemist] was discarded so Morrissey could take control of [gff]. He used the other effect of [tragoedia] to change it to Level 4 and then used both monsters to Xyz Summon [utopia]. He Set a Spell or Trap, but Heider had [mst] to get rid of [dustshoot]!
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([i]Morrissey explained after the match was over that he wanted to have a Dark Monster in his Graveyard so he could easily summon [sorcerer] later. Otherwise he would have sticked with [tragoedia][/i].)
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Tragoedia caused quite some chaos on the field!
Tragoedia caused quite some chaos on the field!

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Heider [ss]ed [royal eel]. Together with [oyster], it was Tuned to [gungnir] and a token entered the field. Heider discarded [duality] to get clear the way for his attacks! He attacked directly with [gungnir] and an attack with [coel] followed. That left Morrissey with 2000 Life Points! Heider checked his [grave] real quick and passed his turn.
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Morrissey found another [alchemist] and he activated its effect, banishing [veiler]. It attacked over the token, then [sorcerer] came down and that banished [coel] – the card that acted as the engine in Heider’s deck. He Set a Spell or Trap and passed.
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Heider’s [gungnir]'[s] effect was used to destroy the face-down Spell or Trap of Morrissey. He chained [mst] to destroy [mausoleum]. An attack over [sorcerer] followed and play was back to Morrissey.
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Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning ending the game!
Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning ending the game!

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He was quick to [ss] [bls] to the field and well, it basically won him the game. Quite the topdeck.
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[header]Matthew Morrissey takes the lead![/header]
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Making use of all of [tragoedia]'[s] effects certainly paid out for Matthew Morrissey in this first Duel. Gaining maximum value out of them helped him to take control of the Duel and take down all of the fishes one by one!
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Matthew Morrissey was all focused!
Matthew Morrissey was all focused!

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[p]Heider opted to go first in the second Duel and he started with [duality], revealing [vanity], [reborn] and [hole]. Wow, 2 of the most powerful Spells, but they were both shuffled back as Heider opted to pick the Tribute Monster. He [ns]ed [swap frog] next, sending [treeborn] to his [grave]. He returned the Frog to his hand and passed his turn.
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Morrissey [ns]ed [reaper] and took a direct shot to Heider’s heart! Heider lost [mst] to the effect of the little Zombie. [reborn] followed, bringing back [treeborn]. Morrissey Set a Spell or Trap and passed.
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Battle of the low level monsters!
Battle of the low level monsters!

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[swap frog] was [ns]ed once more and this got Heider another [treeborn] for his [grave]. “Guess I’ll have to [reborn] that as well…”, Morrissey joked. The Frog returned to Heider’s hand and play was back to Morrissey.
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Another attack with [reaper] had Heider discard [road]. Surprisingly, that concluded Morrissey’s turn.
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[treeborn] came back in Heider’s Standby Phase. He Tributed it for [caius] in his [mp], removing [reaper]. That caused Morrissey to lose 1000 Life Points. An attack for another 2400 followed, leaving Morrissey at 4600.
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Morrissey now added 2 more cards to his back row.
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Heider drew and he opted to not bring back [treeborn]. He didn’t need it, though; he activated [storm] and Morrissey simply announced: “Game 3!”
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[header]Peter Heider equaled the score![/header]
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This was going back and forth. It seemed like Heider’s original strategy – overpowering his opponent with Fishes didn’t really work out, however, the Monarch strategy proved rather successful. Let’s see what he’s got in store for Morrissey in the final Duel!
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Morrissey opted to go first in the final game. He [ns]ed [rai oh] and passed without performing any more actions.
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Heider's hand in the last Duel!
Heider's hand in the last Duel!

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One [hole] later, [rai oh] left the field. Heider didn’t follow it up with any more actions, though.
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Another [rai oh] came down and Morrissey attacked directly. He passed.
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Heider found [reborn] and used it to bring back Morrissey’s [rai oh]. He Tributed it for [vanity], attacking over [rai oh] that was still on the field. He Set a Spell or Trap and play was back to Morrissey.
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Morrisey had [ground], followed it up with [tour] and she got him [sangan]. He attacked with [tour], an attack with [sangan] followed and this left Heider with 4100 Life Points. It also concluded Morrissey’s turn.
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Heider didn’t perfom any actions on his following turn.
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[tour] attacked directly, but this time Heider [ss]ed [tragoedia]. [sangan] opted to not attack. [ground] in [mp] 2 got rid of [tragoedia] and it was back to Heider.
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He used [duality], revealing [foolish], [vanity] and [raiza]. He picked [foolish] and activated it to send [treeborn] to his [grave].
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[alchemist] came down in Morrissey’s turn. He hit [alchemist], then Morrissey brought back [rai oh] (after unsuccessfully trying to bring back [vanity]) and the following attacks scored Morrissey the win in this hard fought Duel!
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[header]Matthew Morrissey overcomes Peter Heider’s Fish![/header]
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Peter Heider was able to surprise Matthew Morrissey in the second Duel thanks to the Monarchs coming out of his Side Deck, however, he couldn’t really get his engine going in the last game of the match. This helped Matthew Morrissey to improve his record to an impressive 5 – 1, so he’s still well on his way to making day 2!
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Morrissey's lucky charm: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon - signed by Billy Brake!
Morrissey's lucky charm: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon - signed by Billy Brake!

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