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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!

Game 1

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?

Game 2

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.

Using El-Shaddoll Fusion to avoid shuffling El-Shaddoll Winda into the Extra Deck may have been the turning point of this Duel.

Using El-Shaddoll Fusion to avoid shuffling El-Shaddoll Winda into the Extra Deck may have been the turning point of this Duel.

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!