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Round 7 Feature Match – Chris Mattiske vs Azad Darakhshan

18.01.2014 | 21:42 |

Round 7 is the final round of the Swiss portion of YCS Sydney for today, and after approximately 9 hours since the first round, it’s been a tough time for some Duelists. Chris Mattiske has come from Adelaide, and has 5 wins piloting a Level 4 Fire Fist Deck! Azad Darakhshan is a Sydney local, and he’s come to the event prepared with his Mermail Deck. Both of these Duelists have 5 wins so far, and while both of them will make it to Day 2, winning as many matches as possible is a massive help when it comes to getting into the Top 32 cut! It’s Fire vs Water in the final round today, which one of these Duelists will end the day with 6 wins?

Game 1:

Azad won the die roll, and elected to go first. His hand contained Mermail Abyssteus, Mermail Abysspike, Mermail Abyssmegalo, Dark Hole, and Deep Sea Diva. He Normal Summoned Deep Sea Diva, and used its effect to Special Summon Atlantean Marksman from his Deck. He Synchro Summoned Ally of Justice Catastor and ended his turn.
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Chris started the Duel with 2 Fire Formation – Tenki, 2 Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, and Seven Tools of the Bandit. He drew a card and Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. He activated Fire Formation – Tenki and searched for Coach Soldier Wolfbark. Bear used its effect to send Tenki to the Graveyard to destroy Ally of Justice Catastor. He then attacked directly with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, which dropped Azad to 6400 Life Points and also searched Fire Formation – Tensu from the Deck thanks to Bear’s other effect. He activated Fire Formation – Tensu, Normal Summon a second Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, and Xyz Summoned Bujintei Kagutsuchi, and its effect sent Compulsory Evacuation Device, Solemn Warning, Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon, Fire Formation – Gyokkou and Fire Formation – Tensen to the Graveyard. Chris Set 1 card and ended his turn.
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Azad drew a card. He played Dark Hole, but Chris detached 1 Xyz Material from Bujintei Kagutsuchi to protect it. He Normal Summon Mermail Abysspike, discarding Atlantean Heavy Infantry to search for Atlantean Marksman. Heavy Infantry destroyed Chris’ Fire Formation – Tensu due to being sent to the Graveyard. Azad then used Mermail Abyssteus by discarding Atlantean Marksman. That allowed him to search for Mermail Abyssgunde. Atlantean Marksman destroyed Chris’ set Seven Tools of the Bandit. Azad then activated the effect of Mermail Abyssmegalo in his hand, discarding Mermail Abysslinde and Mermail Abyssgunde. Mermail Abyssmegalo allowed Azad to add Abyss-Sphere from his Deck to his hand, and Mermail Abyssgunde Special Summoned Abysslinde from his Graveyard. He then combined Mermail Abyssmegalo and Mermail Abyssteus to Xyz Summon Number 11: Big Eye! He detached Mermail Abyssmegalo to take control of Chris’ Bujintei Kagutsuchi. Azad attacked directly with all of his monsters (except Number:11 Big Eye), dropping Chris down to 2400 Life Points. Azad ended his turn.
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Chris drew Effect Veiler. He pondered his possible plays for a while before Normal Summoning Coach Soldier Wolfbark. He then activated Fire Formation – Tenki, adding Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon to his hand. He activated Coach Soldier Wolfbark effect, targeting the Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon in his Graveyard and Special Summoning it. He Xyz Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King, which allowed him to set Fire Formation – Tensu from his Deck. Chris activated it and used his extra  Normal Summon to Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon. He then used its effect to send his Fire Formations, Tenki and Tensu, to the Graveyard to Special Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. Bear attacked Mermail Abysslinde for 100 damage, reducing Azad to 6300. Bear’s effect allowed Chris to search for Fire Formation – Tenki and Set it, and Mermail Abysslinde effect allowed Azad to Special Summon Mermail Abyssleed from the Deck! In Main Phase 2, Chris used Bear and Dragon to Xyz Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Cardinal! Chris detach both Xyz Materials from Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Cardinal to use its effect, targeting Fire Formation – Tenki and Fire Formation – Tensu in Chris’ graveyard, and Number 11: Big Eye and Mermail Abyssleed on Azad’s field, but after resolving this effect he conceded, as he’d forgotten about attack Mermail Abysspike with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King! In addition, Azad also had an Abyss-Sphere set, which would have Summoned another monster that Chris was unable to deal with.
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Chris’ Fire Fist Deck got hosed by Azad’s powerful Mermail combo. Can Chris win the second round, or will it be a washout for the Fire Fist Duelist?
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Game 2:
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After rigorous Side Decking pile shuffling, the Duelists are ready to begin the second Duel. Chris lost, and has chosen to go first.
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Chris began the Duel with 2 D.D. Crow, Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon, Swift Scarecrow, Coach Soldier Wolfbark, and Torrential Tribute. He Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon, and Set 1 card to end his turn.
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Azad had Atlantean Marksman, Atlantean Heavy Infantry, Solemn Warning, Effect Veiler, and D.D. Crow. He drew Mermail Abyssteus to start his turn and activated its effect, discarding Atlantean Heavy Infantry. Atlantean Heavy Infantry destroyed Chris’ Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon, and Mermail Abyssteus searched for Mermail Abyssturge. Azad Normal Summoned Mermail Abyssturge and activated its effect, discarding Atlantean Marksman to target his Atlantean Heavy Infantry in the Graveyard. Chris activated his Torrential Tribute, and then chained D.D. Crow targeting the Atlantean Heavy Infantry that Mermail Abyssturge would have returned! After that insult and injury, Azad ended his turn with 1 Set card.
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Chris drew a card and Normal Summoned Coach Soldier Wolfbark, but it was met by Azad’s Solemn Warning! Azad paid 2000 Life Points, and then Chris Set 1 to end his turn.
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Azad drew a card and passed the turn.

Chris drew a card, Set 1, and passed the turn.

Azad also drew a card, Set 1 card, and passed.

Chris drew Pot of Duality! He revealed Mystical Space Typhoon, Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon, and Bottomless Trap Hole. He took Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon and Normal Summoned it. He attacked Azad directly, but Azad used Abyss-Sphere to Special Summon Mermail Abysslinde from his Deck. Chris activated his Set Soul Drain, paying 1000 Life Points! This negated Mermail Abysslinde’s effect in the Graveyard when it was destroyed in battle by Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon. Chris ended his turn.
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Azad drew Abyss-Sphere. He Set it and passed.
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Chris drew a card. He attacked with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon, putting Azad on 4200 Life Points.
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Azad drew a card, and then activated Abyss-Sphere, Special Summoning Mermail Abyssleed, He then attacked Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon, but Chris’ Fire Formation – Tensen during the Damage Step caused Azad’s attack to backfire! This reduced Azad to 4100 and destroyed Mermail Abyssleed. He then activated Mermail Abyssteus’ effect by discarding Mermail Abyssmegalo. He ended his turn without using the effect of Mermail Abyssteus.
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Chris drew, Set 1 Spell/Trap and passed.
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Azad drew a card and passed.
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Chris drew and Normal Summoned Coach Soldier Wolfbark, he used its effect targeting his second Coach Soldier Wolfbark in the Graveyard, but Azad had a D.D. Crow to stop him. He Xyz Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King, but its effect was negated by Effect Veiler. Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King attacked and destroyed Azad’s Defense Position Mermail Abyssteus, thanks to the boost from the face-up Fire Formation – Tensen. Chris ended his turn.
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Azad drew to 2 cards in hand. He set 1 Spell or Trap card and passed.
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Chris drew a card and attacked with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King, putting Azad on 1600 Life Points. He passed the turn.
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Azad drew Mermail Abysspike. He set a monster and passed,.
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Chris drew. He activated Fire Formation – Gyokkou, locking Azad’s Set card. He then attacked and destroyed D.D. Crow with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King.
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Azad drew a card. He Set 1 Spell/Trap and a monster.
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Chris drew a card. Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King attacked and destroyed Mermail Abysspike. He Set 1 to his backrow and passed.
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Azad drew and Set a monster.
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Chris drew to 4 cards in hand. Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King attacks and destroys Azad’s Set Atlantean Marksman.
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Azad drew and set a monster.
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Chris drew and Normal Summoned Maxx “C”! He attacked the Set monster with Maxx “C” but it was Mermail Abysslind,! Chris fell to 6300 Life Points. Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King attacked and destroyed it.
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Azad drew Atlantean Heavy Infantry and Set it.
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Chris drew a card. He attacked Azad’s Set monster with Maxx “C” again, but it was Atlantean Heavy Infantry! Chris lost more life, leaving him on 5200 Life Points. Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King attacked and destroyed it.
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Azad drew a card, and then Set Mermail Abysspike.
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Chris drew and attacked with Maxx “C” again! He really wanted to get that direct attack with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King in order to end the Duel. Unfortunately for him, Azad’s Mermail Abysspike had 800 DEF, causing him to take 300 damage! He fell to 4800 Life Points. He attacked and destroyed Abysspike with Tiger King.
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Azad drew another card and passed the turn
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Chris drew. “Finally a monster!” he exclaimed. He Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla and Azad conceded!
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Azad may have won the first Duel, but Chris returns the favour in the second Duel! With the standings of the Match at 1 Duel apiece, Azad and Chris are both in hot water now!
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Game 3:
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Azad lost the last Duel, and decided he will go first in the final Duel. He began with Mermail Abyssturge, Aqua Spirit, Royal Decree, Mermail Abysslinde, and Deep Sea Diva. He drew Mystical Space Typhoon, Set 1 monster and 2 Spell/Trap cards to end his turn.
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Chris began the Duel with 2 copies of D.D. Crow, 2 copies of Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, and Torrential Tribute. He drew Pot of Duality to start his turn. He activated it and revealed Fire Formation – Tenki, Fire Formation – Tensu and Solemn Warning. He took the Fire Formation – Tenki ande activated it, but Azad had Mystical Space Typhoon ready to stop it from resolving. Chris Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. He declared “I’ll attack your Set Abysslinde”, and sure enough, Azad flipped up his Mermail Abysslinde! It was destroyed, and Azad summoned Mermail Abyssleed from his Deck. Chris Set his Torrential Tribute and ended the turn.
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Azad drew Atlantean Marksman. He activated his face-down Royal Decree, shutting off Chris’ Torrential Tribute! Azad then Normal Summoned Deep Sea Diva, and Special Summoned Atlantean Marksman from the Deck with its effect. He banished Mermail Abysslinde to Special Summon Aqua Spirit! Mermail Abyssleed attacks Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, dropping Chris to 6900 Life Points. Deep Sea Diva and Atlantean Marksman attacked directly, which reduced Chris to 5300 Life Points. The effect of Atlantean Marksman Special Summoned Atlantean Dragoons from Azad’s Deck. Then, Atlantean Dragoons and Aqua Spirit attacked Chris directly, leaving him with a mere 1900 Life Points! In Main Phase 2, Azad Xyz Summoned Bahamut Shark, and detached 1 Dragoons in order to Special Summon Mermail Abysstrite from his Extra Deck. Atlantean Dragoons’ effect added Mermail Abyssmegalo to Azad’s hand. He then used Deep Sea Diva and Atlantean Marksman to Synchro Summon Ally of Justice – Catastor! He then activated Abyssmegalo’s effect in his hand, discarding Mermail Abyssturge and Atlantean Marksman to Special Summon it and search for Abyss-Sphere with Abyssmegalo’s effect. Atlantean Marksman destroyed Chris’ Set Torrential Tribute. Azad then Set his Abyss-Sphere.
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Chris drew Fire Formation – Tenki and immediately conceded the Duel!
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With 2 explosive Mermail combos and 2 Duels ending in his favour, Azad, Darakhshan defeats Chris Mattiske and goes on to Day 2 with 6 wins under his belt!