Round 7: Robert Streun (Geargia) vs. Yorick Takes (Dino Rabbit)

[p]Both of the players that we invited to our Feature Match area boast a 5 – 1 record, so they are still in the race for advancing to the knock out portion of the tournament.
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Germany’s Robert Streun is relying on a Geargia Deck while Yorick Takes tries his luck with a Dino Rabbit Deck.
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So far, Geargia proved to be a winner in Robert Streun's book!
So far, Geargia proved to be a winner in Robert Streun's book!

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Takes gave away what he was playing right away: [rabbit] into [kabaz] to Xyz Summon [laggia]. 4 face-down spells or traps followed and that seemed like a great start for Takes.
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Streun tried to fight back with [g arsenal]. He used the effect to [ss] [g armor] from his Deck, he used its effect to flip it face-down and he set 3 spells or traps.
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Takes used [mst] to take out one of Streun’s back row cards. He then [ns]ed [saurus] and he declared an attack with [laggia]. [mf] was Streun’s response, to which Takes responded with [laggia]'[s] effect. [g armor] got destroyed, which caused Streun to search his Deck for [g auto]. [saurus] took a shot to the heart, leaving Streun on 6100 Life Points.
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Laggia was a strong opening for Takes and Streun had huge trouble overcoming it!
Laggia was a strong opening for Takes and Streun had huge trouble overcoming it!

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Streun tried to fight back with [g auto] and he declared an attack with it into [saurus]. In the Damage Step, he activated [lance] from his hand, to which Takes responded with a [lance] of his own, targeting [g auto]. Streun responded with a second [lance] out of his back row, which was fine with Takes who tried to explain to his opponent that this didn’t do too much. The logic behind it goes like this: After the first [lance] resolved, the targeted monster won’t be affected by any other spells this turn – including the second [lance]. Therefore, Takes’ monster only lost 800 ATK total, causing it to come out victorious in this battle. When it dawned on Streun what happened, he quickly went for his Side Deck.
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Yorick Takes claims the lead!

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Yorick Takes never lost control in the first Duel. Could he do it again?
Yorick Takes never lost control in the first Duel. Could he do it again?

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Streun went first, setting a card to each zone.
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[mst], [noc], [rai oh] – a devastating series of plays from Takes’ end, leaving Streun with no field and down on 6100 Life Points.
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Streun now found a [mst] of his own, hitting [lance]. Takes chained it, targeting [rai oh]. [g auto] tried to overcome [saurus] in battle, but [fiendish] stopped it. Streun set a back row card.
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[rai oh] attacked into [mf], Takes replaced it with [saurus], he set 2 and passed.
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Sabersaurus tried to replace Rai Oh!
Sabersaurus tried to replace Rai Oh!

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This forced Streun to take a more conservative approach; he set a monster and 2 spells or traps and passed.
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[saurus] attacked into [g armor], which allowed Streun to add [g auto] to his hand. Takes added a third back row card and he play was back to Streun.
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The German Duelist flipped [g armor] face-down. He used [mst] to destroy [lance], he then [fs]ed his monster again, adding yet another [g auto] to his hand. He [ss]ed both copies of [g auto], which was fine with Takes. One of the [g auto][s] and [g armor] were used to Xyz Summon [ggx], but Takes now found [bth] to banish it.[br]
Streun wasn’t done yet, though, as he used [call] to bring back [g accel]. He overlaid his monsters one more time and this time, his [ggx] stuck! He used its effect to add [frame] to his hand, he used its effect and then proceeded with the Battle Phase.[br]
[ggx] attacked [saurus] and Takes activated a [lance] from his back row to make sure his [saurus] would see another turn. That worked, but in [mp] 2, Streun first [ss]ed [fortress] before he activated [poa] to shuffle a few of his machines back into his Deck.
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Streun tried to pull out all the stops with Call!
Streun tried to pull out all the stops with Call!

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He equipped it with [frame] and passed play.
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Takes drew for his turn and he checked his Extra Deck. “Seems like you’ll be going for an Xyz Summon!”, Streun remarked. Takes wouldn’t give away his plan, he [ns]ed a second copy of [saurus] and he then went for [maestro]. He attacked [fortress] after activating its effect and that meant after the dust had settled, there was only a [maestro] with no more Xyz Material remaining on the field.
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Streun found [frame], he followed it up with [fortress], he attacked and in [mp] 2, he equipped his larger machine.
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All Takes could do was set a back row card.
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Another [frame] allowed Streun to gain some more card advantage. He was ahead with 5 cards by now. He attacked with the equipped [fortress] as well as [frame], which left Takes with 1200 Life Points.
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Takes added a face-down monster and play was back to Streun.
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The [frame] that equipped [fortress] got [ss]ed to the field. Both were used to [xyz] [ggx]. Its effect allowed Streun to add [g arsenal] to his hand. He summoned it, declared an attack with [ggx] and the set monster was revealed to be [pachy]!
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Pachy cleared most of Streun's field, but it was still not enough!
Pachy cleared most of Streun's field, but it was still not enough!

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Streun lost his whole field, save the [g arsenal] he had just [ns]ed. That was enough, though, as it could attack for game after Takes was left with nothing to stop the attack from connecting!
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Robert Streun equalizes the score!

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Just like he did in the first game, Takes started the game in spectacular fashion! [rabbit] got him 2 copies of [saurus] which were then used to Xyz Summon [laggia]. “I hate Rabbits!”, was all Streun had to say about it. 2 face-down spells or traps followed and that concluded the turn.
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Streun [ns]ed [frame] and when he opted to activate the effect, Takes used [fiendish]. Streun set 2 back row cards and ended.
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[reaper] didn’t hit the field as Streun found [warning] in his back row. The attack of [laggia] went through, still, which meant Streun fell down to 5400 Life Points.
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Streun wouldn't run out of Machina Gearframes!
Streun wouldn't run out of Machina Gearframes!

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A second [frame] entered play and this time, Streun was allowed to use its effect. This got him [fortress], which he attempted to [ss], but Takes negated this with [laggia]. Streun gave it another try, discarding 2 more Machines to bring back [fortress]. This time, it did hit the field, but Streun was now left with no cards on his hand. “Should I be greedy?”, he asked rhetorically. He answered his own question, declaring an attack with the [fortress]. He ran over [laggia], [frame] attacked directly, he then used its effect to equip [fortress] and ended.
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[mst] on [frame], [hole] for [fortress]. Streun wasn’t completely out of game, though, since he had [bth] to deal with [saurus].
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Streun set a spell or trap.
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Takes had [rabbit], but [rivalry] made sure it wouldn’t leave the field. It attacked and play was back to Streun.
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2 turns in a row, all Streun did was set a spell or trap and Takes dished out small amounts of damage with [rabbit].
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Finally, Streun found [g armor], he used its effect, turning it face-down and he passed.
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Takes switched [rabbit] to [def] and he passed.
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This Rabbit wouldn't survive a lot more turns!
This Rabbit wouldn't survive a lot more turns!

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[g armor] was [fs]ed, allowing Streun to add [g auto] to his hand. Takes responded with [mind crush], naming [g accel]. That cost Streun a card from his hand, he then flipped [g armor] face-down again and that concluded the turn.
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Takes set a card to each zone.
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Once again, Streun [fs]ed [g armor]. He went up to 4 cards in his hand, adding [g auto]. Takes responded with [maxx]. “Well, that seems like a -1 for you”, Streun commented. He checked his face-down cards, considered whether to attack or not and ultimately decided to go for it, sending [g armor] into Takes’ face-down card. It was revealed to be [kabaz] and after Damage Calculation, Takes was forced to send it to the Graveyard.[br]
Streun flipped [g armor] face-down again. He [ns]ed [g arsenal] and passed play.
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Mystical Space Typhoon cleared the way for attacks!
Mystical Space Typhoon cleared the way for attacks!

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[mst] cleared the last back row card Takes controlled: [bth]. Streun then [fs]ed [g armor] once again, adding [g arsenal] to his hand. He announced that he would now go big or go home, so he first [ns]ed [g arsenal] to his field before he followed it up with a [ss] of [g accel]. [g armor] and [g accel] were used to [xyz] [ggx]. This then allowed Streun to search his Deck for [birdman]. He returned [g auto] to his hand to [ss] [birdman]. He [ss]ed it [g auto] once again, then Tuned [birdman] and [g accel] to [00], to which Takes chained [maxx]. “Why didn’t you use it before?”, Streun asked seemingly stunned. Streun [ss]ed [313] and he used the effect of [00] to switch [rabbit] to [atk].
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Talk about a well-oiled machine!
Talk about a well-oiled machine!

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He [ss]ed [fortress] and Takes drew another card. Attacks followed and the big question seemed to be: Did Takes draw into [gorz]? The answer was no, which meant that Streun emerged victorious in this extremely close and exciting Duel!
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Robert Streun comes out on top!

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Robert Streun kicked his Deck into high gear and all his cards served as vital cogs in his victory! There was little Yorick Takes could do with [gorz] not showing up when he needed him the most!
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