Round 7 Feature Match – Oliver Parle (Shaddoll) vs Le Gaoxiang (Tellarknight)
13.12.2014 | 10:00
It’s Round 7 at YCS Sydney, and the final Round of Day 1. Only a small handful of Duelists are undefeated at this point, and an even smaller number will finish the day completely undefeated! Le Gaoxiang has a 6-0 record playing a Tellarknight Deck, while Oliver Parle has dominated the competition with his Shaddoll Deck. Who will finish the day undefeated? Let’s find out!
Oliver won the die roll and elected to go second.
Le opened with 2 [coth], [mst], [rai], and [dim]. He Set 4 cards and passed the turn.
Oliver began with [denko], 2 [shd drag], [upstart], and [super poly]. He drew a card and played [upstart] (Le 8000 > 9000). He then Normal Summoned [denko] and attacked with it (Le 9000 > 7300). That ended his turn.
Le drew a card. He activated [rai] and ended the turn.
Oliver drew a card, and Le played [dim] in the Standby Phase. A second [upstart] brought Le up to 8300 LP. Oliver then Normal Summoned [shd drag] and attacked with it (Le 8300 > 6400). He then Set 2 cards to end his turn, but Le’s [mst] destroyed Oliver’s [ssg] in the End Phase.
Le drew a card – it was a monster! He Set it and a backrow card, and passed the turn.
Oliver drew a card, and Normal Summoned his second [shd drag]. The first attacked and destroyed [sat alt], while the second dealt 1900 direct damage, dropping Le to 4500 LP. Oliver Set 1 card to end his turn.
Le drew a card and activated [pot of duality], revealing [sat den], [oasis], [soul drain]. He took the Deneb and Summoned it, adding [sat alt] to his hand. He then ended his turn.
Oliver drew a card. He Normal Summoned [shd falco], then Synchro Summoned [htspsy] using Falco and a [shd drag]. He then banished [shd falco] to Special Summon [wyverbuster]. Oliver attacked [sat den] with [htspsy], and opted to banish both monsters (Le 4500 > 3600). [wyverbuster] then attacked directly, but Le had [coth]! Oliver played [mst] in response, but Le had another [coth]! Le Summoned [sat alt] from the Graveyard. Oliver continued the attack with [wyverbuster] destroying both Wyverburster and Altair, and allowing Oliver to search for [collapserpent]. He then attacked with [shd drag] (Le 3600 > 1700). Oliver activated [shd core], but Le’s [wire tap] shuffled it into the Deck. Oliver then ended his turn.
Le drew a card. He Normal Summoned [sat alt], Set a card, and passed the turn.
Oliver drew [shd fus]. He banished [wyverbuster] for [collapserpent], and with attacks from his monsters he wins the Duel!
Oliver takes the first game with not much more than simply attacking with his monsters! Can Le mount a comeback in the second Duel?
After a very methodical and intense Side Deck session, both Duelists are ready to begin.
Le decided to play first. He opened with [rota], [sat vega], [sat alt], [oasis], and [alpha]. He activated [rota], searching for [sat den], which he Normal Summoned. Deneb searched for [sat alt], then Le Set 2 cards to end his turn.
Oliver’s opening hand contained [shd hedg], [shd core], [shd drag], [mst], and [maxx]. He drew a card, Set a monster, Set 3 cards to his backrow and passed the turn.
Le drew a card. He Normal Summoned [sat vega] and activated its effect, but Oliver chained [maxx]! Le Special Summoned [sat den] from his hand, and Oliver drew a card. Le’s Deneb searched for [sat unu]. He then attacked with Deneb into [shd hedg]. When Oliver activated its effect, Le used [alpha] to send his Deneb to the grave to negate the Hedgehog and draw a card! He attacked with his other monsters, but Oliver’s [shd core] stopped Le in his tracks. In Main Phase 2, he Set 1 card to end his turn.
Oliver drew a card and Special Summoned [wyverbuster] by banishing [shd hedg] from his Graveyard. Then, he switch [shd core] to Attack Position. In the Battle Phase, Core attacked [sat vega], and [wyverbuster] attacked [sat den] (Le 8000 > 7550). In the End Phase, Le tried to use [oasis], but Oliver’s [mst] stymied that play.
Le drew to 4 cards in hand. He Normal Summoned [sat alt] which Special Summoned[sat den]. This let Le search for another Altair. He then Xyz Summoned [dweller]. Le used the Dweller’s effect to stop all effects in the Graveyard, and [rai] followed soon after! He then passed the turn.
Oliver drew a card, Set it, and ended his turn.
Le drew. He Normal Summon [sat unu], and used its effect to send [sat den] to the Graveyard. Unuk attacked directly, followed by [dweller] (Oliver 8000 > 4500). Le Set a card and passed the turn.
Oliver drew a card and activated [shd fus]! He sent 2 [shd squa] to the Graveyard to Fusion Summon [shd winda], but Abyss Dweller stopped their effects from activating. Winda attacked, but Le had Fiendish Chain to stop it. Oliver activated [fairy wind] to stop it! Winda destroyed [sat unu] (Le 7550 > 7150). Oliver then ended the turn.
Le drew a card. He Normal Summoned [sat alt], Summoning [sat den], which added [sat unu] to Le’s hand. He then used [bts]to stop [shd winda]’s effects for the turn. He Xyz Summoned [castel], and detached both materials to return Winda to the Extra Deck. However, Oliver had [el shd fus]! He used his Winda and his in-hand [felis] to Summon [shd construct]. Construct sent [shd falco] to the Graveyard and Summoned it, knowing that Le couldn’t attack this turn. Winda added [shd fus] to Oliver’s hand after being sent to the Graveyard. Le changed [dweller] to def, Set 1 card and ended his turn.
Oliver drew a card and activated [shd fus], sending [shd drag] and [denko] for [shd construct]. The Dragon destroyed Le’s Set [pot of duality], and Construct sent [shd hedg] to add [shd squa] to Oliver’s hand. He then Flip Summoned [shd falco] and Special Summoned [shd winda] face-down. After that, he tuned Falco to Construct in order to Summon [leo]! Oliver’s Construct returned [el shd fus] back to Oliver’s hand. He then Special Summoned [bls], and Le offered the handshake!
While both Duelists will get to play on Day 2 of the main YCS event, Oliver Parle proceeds to Day 2 with a 7-0 record, leaving him in a very comfortable position to make it to the Top 32!