Round 6: Wytze Kluitenberg (NED) vs. Kalle Knutas (SWE)

[p]On to another National Champion: Wytze Kluitenberg beat fierce competition at this year’s Dutch National Championship with a Gravekeeper Deck. His opponent is Sweden’s Kalle Knutas who earned a very respectable 3rd place at his National Championship. While Kluitenberg’s still feeling confident with Gravekeepers, Knutas relies on a Deck that hasn’t seen much play lately: Lightsworns! This is gonna get interesting in no time!
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Both players were excited to get the ball rolling – after all, only this and another round and they could check back to their hotels to catch some sleep for the second day. Kluitenberg won the die roll and opted to go first!
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Wytze Kluitenberg gives Gravekeepers the thumbs up!
Wytze Kluitenberg gives Gravekeepers the thumbs up!

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It didn’t take him long to Set a Monster Card, he then activated [necrov], Set 2 Spells or Traps and passed.
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[recharge] was Knutas’ opening move, discarding [wulf]. He Set a card to each zone and passed.
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Back to the Dutch Champion, who [fs]ed [spy]. This got him [gk des] and he Tributed [spy] to destroy Knutas’ Set [decree]. [gk des] attacked into [ryko], which got rid of Kluitenberg’s Set [ced]. Kluitenberg had no more actions and passed.
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Knutas had no plays on his following turn, possibly bluffing a [gorz].
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Pachy says: No Gorz for you!
Pachy says: No Gorz for you!

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Even if he had [gorz], [pachy] from Kluitenberg was the perfect answer! Feeling safe, he attacked with both of his monsters directly.
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Knutas activated [trunade]. He followed it up with [rota], searching his deck for [ehren] and adding it to his hand. He [ns]ed it right away and attacked over [gk des]. He had 4 cards in his hand and ended his turn, not hitting any good targets.
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[necrov] came down again. [gk ass] was [ns]ed and attacked with its effect over [ehren]. [pachy] took a direct shot at Knutas’ Life Points. Kluitenberg Set a Spell or Trap and passed.
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All Knutas could do was Set a monster.
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The game seemed to swing in Kluitenberg’s favor. He drew into his 4th card and asked about Knutas’ Life Points again (3600). He added [gk com] to his field and attacked with [pachy] into [gardna]. [gk ass] was next, using its effect to switch [gardna] into [atk]. An attack with [gk com] followed and Kluitenberg used [fchalice] in the Damage Step to deal enough damage with his monster to claim the win!
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Wytze Kluitenberg unleashed a flurry of attacks with his Gravekeepers to win the first Duel!

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Knutas never found a way to get his own game going. Maybe [necrov] shut down some of his weapons to fight back, but without a look at his hand, there’s no way to tell for certain. Both players seemed like they found quite some replacements in their Side Decks, so let’s see how the second Duel will go!
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Kalle Knutas, representing Sweden with pride!
Kalle Knutas, representing Sweden with pride!

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Knutas started with [duality], revealing [honest], [wulf] and [decree]. Kluitenberg suggested “[decree]?”, but Knutas was confident that [honest] was the better choice. [charge] followed, which got Knutas [lyla] from his deck. He [ns]ed it, Set 2 Spells or Traps and passed. During the End Phase, [wulf] was sent from his Deck to his Graveyard, however, [duality]'[s] effect made sure it wouldn’t get [ss]ed!
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Kluitenberg activated [necrov]; he Set a monster and 2 Spells or Traps, then he activated [r trib]. This cost Knutas [honest], then [duality] from Kluitenberg followed, but unfortunately I couldn’t catch the card he added to his hand – sorry![br]
During the End Phase, [dust] destroyed [necrov]. The Swedish player also flipped [decree] to shut down Kluitenberg’s answers.
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Lyla's attack ended in Gravekeeper's Spy!
Lyla's attack ended in Gravekeeper's Spy!

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An attack with [lyla] in Kluitenberg’s face-down monster ended in [spy]. [gk des] came out. [lyla]'[s] effect was used in Main Phase 2, destroying Kluitenberg’s Set [fiendish].
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Kluitenberg used [gk des]'[s] effect to destroy [decree]. Knutas Chained another [decree]. He attacked over [lyla] and passed.
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Knutas had no plays the following turn.
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[gk des] took another shot straight to Knutas heart (metaphorically)!
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[trooper] was [ns]ed and its effect was used, but Knutas would still not hit something useful. He attacked with [trooper] into [gk des], however, Kluitenberg activated [fchalice] in the Damage Step!
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Kluitenberg attacked once more with [gk des]. He activated [mst] to get rid of [decree], Set a Spell or Trap and passed.
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Knutas Set a card to each zone and passed.
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Gravekeeper's Descendant didn't feel like leaving the field!
Gravekeeper's Descendant didn't feel like leaving the field!

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[gk des] attacked into [bulb], which got destroyed in Battle. The Dutch Champion Set another Spell or Trap.
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Knutas now had [trunade]. He followed it up with [sorcerer]. It removed [gk des] from the game, finally dealing with it once and for all! He Set a Spell or Trap and ended.
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Kluitenberg only Set a Spell or Trap, but his [mf] was destroyed during the End Phase with [mst].
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[sorcerer] attacked directly, but Kluitenberg had [gorz]. [bulb] was returned to the field in Main Phase 2 and it was Tuned to [sorcerer] for [arcanite]. Both counters were removed to get rid of both of Kluitenberg’s monsters!
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Kluitenberg Set 4 Spells or Traps.
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Knutas [fs]ed [ryko] and it hit [warning]. He Tributed it for [celestia], opting not to activate its effect (only 3 cards left in his Deck!). He attacked into [prison] and had to pass eventually. This Duel could be decided by deck out; can you believe it – we haven’t seen that since 2009?!
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There's no end to Kluitenberg's supply of Gravekeeper's!
There's no end to Kluitenberg's supply of Gravekeeper's!

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[gk ass] came down for Kluitenberg and it attacked over [arcanite]. Knutas had no response.
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Things didn’t improve for the Swedish player; in the following turn, he had to pass without performing any actions.
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Play was back to Kluitenberg, who Summoned [recruiter]. He attacked with [recruiter] first, but Knutas had [gorz]! [gk ass] was sent into [gorz], so Kluitenberg could bring out [dad] in Main Phase 2! It laid waste on Knutas’ field and Kluitenberg ended his turn, still with the upper hand.
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Knutas drew [reborn] and tried to bring back a monster, however, Kluitenberg had the perfect answer in [opp]! The Swedish Duelist could only chuckle; he [ns]ed [trooper] and opted to suicide so Kluitenberg could not attack for game next turn! Talk about going down with style!
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Wytze Kluitenberg overcomes Kalle Knutas’ Lightsworns!

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It seemed like Kluitenbergs Gravekeepers were totally invincible to Knutas’ Lightsworns. Even though [r trib] didn’t decide the Duel in the very first turn, there was nothing Knutas could do to gain the upper hand while Kluitenberg continued to recruit more Gravekeepers threatening the Life Points of the Swede![/p][nbsp]

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