Round 8: Peter Groß (Inzektor) vs. Nuno Ribeiro (Wind-Up)

[p]Welcome back to day 2 of the YCS Barcelona! Today, we’ll bring you some of the most exciting matches during the 3 remaining Swiss Rounds as the winner will still have a chance to advance to the knock out portion of the tournament, while the less fortunate players will have his dreams crushed.
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The first such match pairs Austria’s very own Peter Groß against Nuno Ribeiro. Let me get one thing straight right away since I messed this up before: Nuno is not a “local player”, he’s from Portugal. Now that that’s settled, let’s see how the game goes!
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Ribeiro told us that he looked at the standings together with some friends yesterday and they pointed out that Groß is probably the hardest opponent he could face. Well, what do you know, exactly that happened. Can he beat the odds and stop the Austrian juggernaut?
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Groß won the die roll on his second attempt and, as expected, opted to go first.
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Could Peter Groß continue his winning streak and do the hat trick?
Could Peter Groß continue his winning streak and do the hat trick?

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He set 2 back row cards.
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Ribeiro contemplated his opening for a moment and he then set a monster and 2 spells or traps.
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Play was back to Groß, who added 2 more back rows. Ribeiro also added another spell or trap.
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Groß was the first to make a real move. He [ns]ed [i pede]. Ribeiro admitted he was surprised, he didn’t expect Groß to pilot Inzektors. He flipped [warning], but Groß succeeded on the second attempt, bringing his monster back with [call]. He followed it up with an attempt to equip it with [i hornet], however, [fiendish] foiled that plan!
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Fiendish Chain made sure Groß couldn't go for crazy moves too early in the game!
Fiendish Chain made sure Groß couldn't go for crazy moves too early in the game!

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Groß found another [i pede]. This time, he was allowed to bring back [i hornet], he then destroyed [fiendish] with the effect of [i hornet], which in turn allowed him to add [i sword] to his hand. [i pede] tried activating its effect, but Ribeiro had [mst] to destroy [call], which got rid of the bug.[br]
[i sword] was used on [i pede], it attacked into Ribeiro’s face-down monster and Ribeiro activated [mf]. [i sword]'[s] effect triggered, allowing Groß to add [i pede] to his hand.
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“It would have gone anyway,” Ribeiro explained, referring to his [mf]. On his following turn, he [ns]ed [sangan], to which Groß had no response. [reborn] then targeted [i hornet] and that worked. Ribeiro let out a deep breath. He stacked both monsters on top of each other, [xyz]ing [zenmaines] to the field. He thought for a bit about its attack position, he eventually settled on [atk], however, Groß now used [warning] to negate the summon. Ribeiro passed.
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“I still don’t know what you’re playing. Probably Wind-Ups…” Groß contemplated. He activated [upstart], [ns]ed [i pede], he brought back [i hornet] and before he could go any further (and find out which monster his opponent had set), Ribeiro announced that they would go to game 2.
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Peter Groß takes the lead!

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It certainly seemed like Groß would now gain an even larger advantage, making it impossible for Ribeiro to come back in this game. It’s been a smart play to concede the match before giving away any more information, but would Ribeiro be rewarded for this move?
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Nuno Ribeiro had the advantage of his opponent not knowing what he played. Or did he?
Nuno Ribeiro had the advantage of his opponent not knowing what he played. Or did he?

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This time it would be Ribeiro going first. He wasn’t happy with his opening 6, thought for a bit about his first move and he then went on and set 2 back row carsd and [ns]ed [rai oh].
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Groß set a monster and 3 face-down Spell or Trap Cards.
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[rai oh] was sent into [ryko], it destroyed [prison] with its flip, sending [foolish], [bth] and [veiler] to Groß’ Graveyard. Ribeiro set 2 fresh spells or traps.
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[tgu] came down, netting Groß another copy from his deck. He used both to attempt and [ss] [zenmaines], to which Groß replied with [rai oh]'[s] effect. Don’t get the wrong idea; Groß saw that coming. He even waited for Ribeiro to consider this move. He then passed without performing any other actions.
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Now it was Ribeiro's turn to go for Tour Guide!
Now it was Ribeiro's turn to go for Tour Guide!

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Now it was [tgu] time for Ribeiro. “I have to think”, Groß said. He checked his face-down spells or traps and flipped [rivalry]. Ribeiro attacked with both [tgu][s] and ended.
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[duality] got Groß [i bug]. He also saw [tt], he then set a monster and passed. Judging from the look on his face, he was waiting for something.
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Ribeiro took the bait and attacked with [tgu] into the set monster. It was revealed to be [i fly]. He then ended without performing any more actions.
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Groß used the effect of [i fly] to attempt and equip it with [i hornet], but [fiendish] negated it. [duality] then allowed Groß to see [decree] and 2 Inzektors and he picked the Permanent Trap Card. He shuffled the two cards in his hand and then set a spell or trap.
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That Heavy Storm was more like a tsunami!
That Heavy Storm was more like a tsunami!

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A devastating [storm] caused both players to not respond! “You already had [storm]?” Groß inquired and Ribeiro said he did. He then went on and [ss]ed [w maity], he [ns]ed [w mag], the effect of [w maity] allowed him to [ss] [w rabbit] to his side of the field and [w mag]'[s] effect triggered, allowing Ribeiro to [ss] another [w mag]. He then followed it up with [w shark], he used all the 3 monsters that weren’t called [w rabbit] to [xyz] [16], he then set 2 spells or traps, attacked with everything but [w rabbit] (since it was still banished) and he passed.
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Groß only set a monster. When Ribeiro went for it again the following turn, he went for his Side Deck.
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Ribeiro tied the score!

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“So you did side accordingly!” Ribeiro remarked. “Of course”, Groß nodded smiling. Even without seeing any of his opponent’s monsters the first game (save a lonely [sangan]), he could tell by Ribeiro’s style of play what he was piloting!
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Ribeiro's opening hand in the last game!
Ribeiro's opening hand in the last game!

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It would be Groß going first again. He kicked things off with a set card to each zone.
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Ribeiro tried to match it with a [rai oh], he attacked over [sangan] and that seemed fortunate for him. He set 2 spells or traps and ended.
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Groß flipped [decree], to which Ribeiro chained [mst] right away – telegraphing a [warning]. [tgu] came down, which was fine with Ribeiro, Groß searched his deck for another copy and both were then used to [xyz] [20]. Ribeiro Tributed his [rai oh]. Groß then [ss]ed [dad]! 3 cards left in Groß’ hand, he activated the effect, destroying [sj], attacked directly and opted to not set any cards.
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Ribeiro wanted to unleash a Wind-Up combo!
Ribeiro wanted to unleash a Wind-Up combo!

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Ribeiro used [hole], followed it up with [w rabbit] and [w shark], to which Groß responded with [maxx]. Ribeiro attacked, set a spell or trap and ended, not allowing Groß to draw any more cards.
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Groß set a monster and 2 spells or traps.
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Play was back to Ribeiro, who suddenly seemed like he was in the driver’s seat. Could he gain any advantage from it? He overlaid both of his monsters to [xyz] [zenmaines]. That worked. He declared an attack, revealing the set card to be [i bug]. Ribeiro set a Spell or Trap Card and ended.
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Groß wanted to [ns] [i pede], but [warning] was supposed to negate that. However, Groß had [sj], making sure his monster would hit the field. [foolish] followed, an effect activation of [i pede], but [fiendish] allowed Ribeiro to not lose the game right then and there!
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Once again, Fiendish Chain made sure Ribeiro would stay in the game!
Once again, Fiendish Chain made sure Ribeiro would stay in the game!

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[zenmaines] ran into [i pede], with a material getting detached. That meant the monster would get destroyed during the End Phase.
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Groß found [i fly] with [duality] (sending [reborn] back to his deck), he set it and ended.
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Ribeiro switched [zenmaines] to [def], he added a set back row card and passed.
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Groß drew and he checked both Graveyards. He didn’t perform any action and ended. Ribeiro also just added a back row card, that happened on the following 2 turns as well, so now Groß had 2 set spells or traps to Ribeiro’s 4.
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Ribeiro added a 5th set card and then Groß drew into his 3rd card in hand, causing him to check both Graveyards briefly again. He then activated [storm]. Ribeiro chained [ced], returning Groß monster to his hand. He lost all his other cards. Then the craziness started, with [i fly] getting [ns]ed again, bringing back [i hornet] and before Groß could go any further, Ribeiro extended his hand!
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Peter Groß overcomes Nuno Ribeiro!

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Groß admitted he made a mistake when he flipped [rivalry]. He said he should have just waited for Ribeiro trying to start his combo and as soon as [w shark] hit the field, he should have flipped. That would have made it a lot harder for Ribeiro to gain any real advantage; in fact, he would have lost quite a few cards.
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“Game 1 went quite bad”, Ribeiro admitted in turn. Then again, it didn’t seem like he misplayed there, it was just that his deck didn’t deal him with the right cards.
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