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Round 9: Ben Sherman (Mermails) vs Adam Kent (Fire Fist)

10.05.2014 | 21:48 |

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!

Game One


Ben Sherman is pretty pleased with himself!

Ben Sherman is pretty pleased with himself!




Sherman starts with a Set Monster card.

Kent plays Fire Formation - Tenki and then Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Leopard, the effect of which pulls Fire Formation - Tensu from the Deck. Fire Formation - Tensu is activated and Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Gorilla is Summoned. Mermail Abysslinde got Mermail Abyssmegalo and Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Gorilla got Fire Formation - Gyokkou face-down. Kent played two more face-down Spell or Trap Cards.

Sherman played Deep Sea Diva and Kent wasn’t having any of it. Kent played Fiendish Chain and Mermail Abyssmegalo Tributed Deep Sea Diva before attacking. In Main Phase 2 Sherman Set a card and ended.

Kent played Fire Formation - Gyokkou and passed.

Sherman discarded Atlantean Marksman for Mermail Abyssteus and it was Solemn Warninged! He played Mermail Abyssturge and Kent conceded.

Sherman wins game one!


Game Two


Siding furiously!

Siding furiously!




Kent went first and played Fire Formation - Tenki getting Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Leopard to the field and used her effect to Set Fire Formation - Tenki. He Set two more face-down Spell or Trap Cards and ended.

Atlantean Marksman and Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls are discarded for Mermail Abyssmegalo but Solemn Warning was activated. Maxx "C" was discarded in response to Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls being Special Summoned and Genex Controller was played. Sherman attacked and Leo, the Keeper of the Sacred Tree was Synchro Summoned. He Set one face-down Spell/Trap.

Kent entered his Standby Phase and Mystical Space Typhoon took out his face-down Fire Formation - Tenki. He played Fire Formation - Tensu and Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Spirit Special Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Leopard. He Synchro Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Horse Prince and Special Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Rooster. Next, he brought Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Bear to hand and used Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Rooster’s effect to Set Fire Formation - Tenki. He flipped it up and got Coach Soldier Wolfbark to hand, Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Leopard and Xyz Summoned into Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Lion Emperor. He used the effect to get Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Spirit to hand and passed.

Leo, the Keeper of the Sacred Tree attacked Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Lion Emperor.
Fire Formation - Gyokkou is played and Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Bear came out twice. They were Xyz Summoned to bring out Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Cardinal in Defense Position. He switched Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Horse Prince to Defense Position and finished his turn.

Sherman attacked Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Cardinal.

Coach Soldier Wolfbark was Summoned along with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Bear and it is Xyz Summoned into Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Tiger King. The effect of Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Tiger King brings Fire Formation - Gyokkou to the field. Kent turned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Horse Prince to attack and Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Tiger King brought out a Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Bear. Fire Formation - Tenki was sent to the Graveyard to destroy Leo, the Keeper of the Sacred Tree and Kent attacks!

Dragon Ice was discarded for Mermail Abyssteus and Maxx "C" was discarded for card draw! Mermail Abysspike hit the field and Genex Undine came to hand. Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls was Special Summoned and Number 11: Big Eye is Xyz Summoned. Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Bear was stolen and Evilswarm Exciton Knight came into play! The field was decimated.

Kent played Mind Control and there was an intake of breath from the crowd. Fire Formation - Tenki was played and Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Rooster attacks for game.

Kent wins game two!


Game Three


Kent has got to take this back!

Kent has got to take this back!


Kent played Fire Formation - Tenki and was met a Mystical Space Typhoon. He Set two face-down Spell or Trap Cards.

Deep Sea Diva hit the field and it was negated by an Effect Veiler. Mermail Abysslinde was flipped face up and met a Solemn Warning. Deep Sea Diva attacked. Kent says “ouch”.

Mystical Space Typhoon hit a Mystical Space Typhoon. Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Rooster came out and attacked the Deep Sea Diva. He Set a card and ended.

Genex Undine was Normal Summoned and Atlantean Dragoons was sent to the grave. Mermail Abyssmegalo and Genex Controller came to the hand. Mermail Abysslinde and Mermail Abyssgunde was discarded to Summon Mermail Abyssmegalo. Mermail Abysslinde was Special Summoned but Mermail Abyssmegalo was Fiendish Chained. Mermail Abysslinde went to the Grave and a second Mermail Abyssmegalo hit the field. He attacked directly and Xyz Summoned Mermail Abyssgaios.

Kent concedes!


Sherman wins 2-1