Round 9: Ben Sherman (Mermails) vs Adam Kent (Fire Fist)
The last round of swiss in today’s National Championship starts soon and we look at two players on the bubble! It feels like we’ve gone back a format or two as Adam Kent plays Fire Fist against Ben Sherman’s Mermail!
Sherman starts with a Set Monster card.
Kent plays [ff tenki] and then [ff leo], the effect of which pulls [ff tensu] from the Deck. [ff tensu] is activated and [ff gorilla] is Summoned. [linde] got [megalo] and [ff gorilla] got [ff gyok] [fd]. Kent played two more [fd] [sts].
Sherman played [diva] and Kent wasn’t having any of it. Kent played [fiendish] and [megalo] tributed [diva] before attacking. In [mp2] Sherman Set a card and ended.
Kent played [ff gyok] and passed.
Sherman discarded [a mark] for [teus] and it was [sw]ed! He played [sturge] and Kent conceded.
[b]Sherman wins game one![/b]
Kent went first and played [ff tenki] getting [ff leo] to the field and used her effect to Set [ff tenki]. He Set two more [fd] [sts] and ended.
[a mark] and [tidal] are discarded for [megalo] but [sw] was activated. [maxx] was discarded in response to [tidal] being Special Summoned and [controller] was played. Sherman attacked and [leo] was Synchro Summoned. He Set one [fd] [st].
Kent entered his Standby Phase and [mst] took out his [fd] [ff tenki]. He played [ff tensu] and [ff spirit] Special Summoned [ff leo]. He Synchro Summoned [ff horse] and Special Summoned [ff rooster]. Next, he brought [ff bear] to hand and used [ff rooster]’s effect to Set [ff tenki]. He flipped it up and got [wolfbark] to hand, Normal Summoned [ff leo] and [xyz]ed into [ff lion]. He used the effect to get [ff spirit] to hand and passed.
[leo] attacked [ff lion].
[ff gyok] is played and [ff bear] came out twice. They were [xyz]ed to bring out [ff card] in [def]. He switched [ff horse] to [def] and finished his turn.
Sherman attacked [ff card].
[wolfbark] was Summoned along with [ff bear] and it is [xyz]ed into [ff tigerking]. The effect of [ff tigerking] brings [ff gyok] to the field. Kent turned [ff horse] to attack and [ff tigerking] brought out a [ff bear]. [ff tenki] was sent to the Graveyard to destroy [leo] and Kent attacks!
[dragon ice] was discarded for [teus] and [maxx] was discarded for card draw! [pike] hit the field and [undine] came to hand. [tidal] was Special Summoned and  is [xyz]ed. [ff bear] was stolen and [eek] came into play! The field was decimated.
Kent played [mind control] and there was an intake of breath from the crowd. [ff tenki] was played and [ff rooster] attacks for game.
[b]Kent wins game two![/b]
Kent played [ff tenki] and was met a [mst]. He Set two [fd] [sts].
[diva] hit the field and it was negated by an [veiler]. [linde] was flipped face up and met a [sw]. [diva] attacked. Kent says “ouch”.
[mst] hit a [mst]. [ff rooster] came out and attacked the [diva]. He Set a card and ended.
[undine] was [ns]ed and [adrag] was sent to the grave. [megalo] and [controller] came to the hand. [linde] and [gunde] was discarded to Summon [megalo]. [linde] was Special Summoned but [megalo] was [fiendish]ed. [linde] went to the Grave and a second [megalo] hit the field. He attacked directly and [xyz]ed [gaios].
[b]Sherman wins 2-1[/b]