Round 9: Claudio Kirchmair (Mermail) vs. Robin Bachofner (Geargia)

Welcome to Round 9 of YCS Paris! This round we have Claudio Kirchmair and Robin Bachofner. The two sat down and had a friendly chat in their native tongue whilst waiting for the round to start. It looked to be a respectful match between equals.

Kirchmair shouts Yu-Gi-Oh! As he rolls the dice hoping for a high roll! He doesn’t receive it.
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[header]Game One[/header]
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Kirchmair isn't may be playing Mermails but he isn't wet behind the ears!
Kirchmair isn't may be playing Mermails but he isn't wet behind the ears!

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Bachofner goes first and plays not one but two [upstart]! He plays two [g accel]s and overlays into [ggx]. He sets three [fd] [sts] and ends.

Kirchmair looks at his hand long and hard, the giant being a giant problem for him. He plays [linde] and it is [sw]. He sets two [fd] [sts] and ends.

[ggx] gets a [g accel] to hand and he plays a [g arsenal] and special summons [g accel]. He attacks with his horde of gears and uses the effect of [g arsenal] to bring out [geargiano]! Kirchmair reads the effect and asks his opponent about it, I’m assuming he got it correct because I understood the word “genau“ (“exactly”). He uses the effect to bring out [g arsenal] and overlay into a second [ggx]. He uses its effect and sets one card.

Kirchmair uses [a sphere] but Bachofner is ready with [7tools]. Kirchmair uses a second [a sphere] and Special Summons [linde] using the effect to bring [pike] to the field discarding [a mark] in the process! He brings [undine] to hand and uses [a mark] and hits a [geargiagear]. Kirchmair summons [undine] and gets [a drag] to grave and [controller] to hand. [a megalo] enter his hand and he discards [a mark] destroying a backrow and [ahi] to destroy a [ggx]. [a megalo] then brings [a sphere] to his hand. He attacks with [a megalo] and [geargiano] enters the field. It’s destroyed by [undine] and he attacks directly.

[g mk2] comes out and brings out arsenal. Arsenal equips [pike] and overlays into [eek]. [a sphere] is activated bringing out [linde] and sends it to the Graveyard. He gets out [pike] and sends [leed] to the Graveyard and [undine] to hand. Bachofner attacks and ends.

[undine] is summoned and [tidal] goes to the graveyard. Kirchmair removes two and summons [tidal]. He attacks! Bachofner chains [g gear] and uses [eek]’s effect. Two [g mk2] hit the field. Kirchmair plays [a spirit] and turns [eek] to defence mode.

Bachofner grunts and looks through his Extra Deck. He complains about something; I catch the words ‘exciton’ and ‘in graveyard’ and he shares a laugh with his opponent. He plays [dweller] and attacks.

Kirchmair summons [controller] and attacks [eek]!

Bachofner attacks and sets a [fd] [st]. He uses [dweller]’s effect.

Kirchmair discards [pike] and reveals [teus]! Bachofner reveals a [vane]!

Bachofner attacks and ends.

Kirchmair plays [allure] and summons [a turge]. He discards [leed] and searches his Graveyard. Something funny happened but my German is too rusty to understand what happened. I laugh along anyway and hope no one calls me on it! Kirchmair returns [a mark] to hand and attacks into [dweller]. He banishes two cards and plays [tidal]. He sets one [fd] [st] and finishes his turn.

Bachofner sets one Monster [fd] and watching the [tidal] return to hand.

Kirchmair discards [tidal] and [a mark] and gets [hilde] to the Graveyard. He destroys [g accel] and it gets a [geargiano] to hand.

Bachofner plays [mst] on [sw] and Summons [g mk2]. He brings out a second and it is washed away in a [tt].

Kirchmair banishes two and Special Summons [tidal] attacking directly.

Bachofner sets one [fd] [st] and ends.

[mst] washes away [7tools]. Kirchmair again banishes two for [tidal] and attempts an attack but is flipped by a [bom].

Rather than flipping the table Bachofner concedes.

Kirchmair wins game one!
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[header]Game Two[/header]
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Bachofner really grinds his geargia!
Bachofner really grinds his geargia!

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It’s nice to see both players smiling and laughing in between games rather than staring each other down. They discuss tactics and rulings whilst siding.

Bachofner sets three [fd] [sts] and a [fd] Monster card and ends his unrevealing turn.
Kirchmair hums at his hand. He sets three [fd] [sts].

Bachofner [dust]s a [dust] in a bold and tactical move! He plays [g armor] and Arsenal. He attacks directly and Kirchmair has no response. He uses the effect of arsenal to get another Armor. He flips them both [fd] . Kirchmair plays [a sphere] but receives a [sw]. Bachofner sets another [fd] [st] and passes.

Kirchmair summons [undine] and sends [a drag] to the grave bringing [controller] and [a mark] to hand. He discards [a mark] for [a megalo] and destroys a [g armor]. He brings [gunde] to hand and discards using [tidal]. [tidal] gets [a megalo] to the Graveyard and it is Special Summoned. “Battle phase!” Kirchmair declared happily and attacked. His smile was wiped by a [bom]!

Bachofner flips [g armor] and gets [g armor] to the field. He overlays into [ggx] and Kirchmair flips a [horn]. He silently nods at puts it in the Graveyard. He plays [df] and [hole]! He decimates Claudio’s field and Summons [geargiano], [ss]ing [g mk2]. He attacks and then overlays into [zenmaines] in [def].

Kirchmair looks a little distressed, the laughing has stopped. Only stern poker faces look at the field. At this point time is called. He summons [linde] and thinks long and hard about what he needs to do. He passes.

Bachofner sets one [fd] [st]. He knows that he could win if he can hold out a little longer with no damage happening.

Kirchmair is taking his time, looking from his Grave to his hand. He takes a little more time, it’s a tough decision. He banishes two for [tidal] and normal summons [controller]. He then Synchro Summons [leo] and ends.

Bachofner sets one [fd] [st] and ends. Just a little more time.

Kirchmair plays [linde] and overlays into [gt alucard]. He removes one and destroys [vane] but it’s not enough, the match ends in a draw.
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[b]Draw 1-1[/b]

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