Round 9 Feature Match: Ping Xiao vs. Seb Tym

We saw Ping Xiao construct his Deck at the start of Day 2. Now, he’s putting it to use in this Round 9 Feature Match! Xiao won his first Match of the day in Round 8, and he’s looking for another victory in order to secure a 7-2 record and maintain a shot at the Top 32. But Seb Tym won’t make that easy for him. Tym made it to the Top 4 of the UK National Championship this year, and like Xiao, Tym has a 6-2 record. Both of these Duelists will be giving this Match their all!

Duel One

Ping Xiao
Ping Xiao

Ping Xiao opened up Duel 1 with Dark Bribe, Exarion Universe, Stealth Bird, Milla the Temporal Magician, Dust Tornado, and Compulsory Evacuation Device. He Set Dust Tornado and Stealth Bird and then ended his turn.

Xiao's opening hand
Xiao's opening hand

Tym activated Pot of Duality and revealed Offerings to the Doomed, Dekoichi the Battlechanted Locomotive, and Gyroid from the top of his Deck. Tym added Offerings to the Doomed to his hand and shuffled the other 2 cards back into his Deck. Next, Tym Summoned Cyber Valley. He Set 2 cards to his back row before ending his turn. Xiao used Dust Tornado in the End Phase to destroy Offerings to the Doomed.

Xiao drew Blast with Chain next turn and then Flip Summoned Stealth Bird to deal 1000 points of damage. Next, he Normal Summoned Milla and used its effect to reveal Tym’s Shadow Spell. He attacked Cyber Valley with Milla and Tym used his Valley’s effect to banish it and draw a card, ending the Battle Phase. Xiao Set Blast with Chain and Dark Bribe before ending his turn.

Tym Set a monster and 2 back rows.

Xiao drew Gogogo Golem. He Flip Summoned Stealth Bird to deal another 1000 damage to Tym.

Next, Xiao flipped Stealth Bird back face-down with its effect. He attacked Tym’s face-down monster with Milla, but Tym used Shadow Spell to stop the attack. Xiao Set Compulsory Evacuation Device before ending his turn.

Tym Tributed his face-down Worm Barses to Summon Airknight Parshath in Attack Position and attacked Stealth Bird. Xiao used Compulsory Evacuation Device to try to return Airknight to Tym’s hand, and Tym Chained Interdimensional Matter Transporter to banish it until the End Phase! He returned it to his field in the End Phase.

Xiao drew Snatch Steal next turn! He Flip Summoned Stealth Bird to drop Tym down to 5000 Life Points, and then Normal Summoned Gogogo Golem. He attacked Airknight with Gogogo Golem and then used Blast with Chain to give it 400 extra ATK! Attack Position was destroyed, and Tym lost 400 Life Points. Then Stealth Bird attacked directly, and Tym dropped down to 3900 Life Points.

Tym Summoned Asura Priest next turn. He attacked Xiao’s 1100 ATK Milla with it, and Milla was destroyed. Xiao lost 600 Life Points, falling down to 7400 Life Points. In Main Phase 2, Tym activated Autonomous Action Unit and paid 1500 Life Points to Special Summon Milla the Temporal Magician from Xiao’s Graveyard. He combined Milla with Asura Priest in Main Phase 2 to Summon Gem-Knight Pearl and then passed his turn.

Xiao drew Blizzard Dragon and then Flip Summoned Stealth Bird to deal 1000 points of damage to Tym. He activated Snatch Steal next, targeting Gem-Knight Pearl; Tym Chained Spell Shield Type-8, but Xiao negated it with Dark Bribe! A direct attack from Gem-Knight Pearl finished Tym off!

Stolen Pearl
Stolen Pearl

Ping Xiao deals 4000 damage to Seb Tym with Stealth Bird in Duel 1 and then finishes him off by taking his Gem-Knight Pearl with Snatch Steal! Seb Tym will be going first in Duel 2!

Duel Two

Seb Tym
Seb Tym

Tym activated Pot of Duality to reveal Pitch-Black Warwolf, Interdimensional Matter Transporter, and Dark Ruler Ha Des from the top of his Deck. He added Ha Des to his hand and shuffled the other 2 cards back into his Deck. He Set a monster and a back row before ending his turn.

Xiao opened up with Asura Priest, Snowman Eater, Exarion Universe, Skilled White Magician, Heavy Storm, and Snatch Steal. He Summoned Asura Priest and then attacked Tym’s face-down Gyroid. Gyroid’s effect prevented it from being destroyed, and Xiao returned Asura Preist to his hand in the End Phase.

Xiao's opening hand in Duel 2
Xiao's opening hand in Duel 2

Tym Summoned Deep Diver and then switched Gyroid into Attack Position. He attacked with both monsters to reduce Xiao down to 6000 Life Points.

Xiao drew Milla the Temporal Magician next turn. He Summoned it, forcing Tym to reveal is face-down Offerings to the Doomed. Next, he use Milla to attack and destroy Deep Diver. Tym lost 800 Life Points and put Gorz the Emissary of Darkness on top of his Deck with his Diver’s effect.

Tym Tributed Gyroid to Summon Dark Ruler Ha Des and then attacked and destroyed Milla. Xiao lost 650 Life Points.

Xiao drew Compulsory Evacuation Device! He Set Compulsory Evacuation Device and ended his turn.

Tym attacked the face-down Snowman Eater with Ha Des, but Xiao used Compulsory Evacuation Device to return Ha Des to Tym’s hand. Next, Tym activated Shield Crush to destroy Snowman Eater.

Xiao drew Fiend’s Sanctuary. He Summoned Exarion Universe and tried attacking directly with it; but Tym flipped Offerings to the Doomed and destroyed Exarion Universe by giving up his next Draw Phase.

Tym skipped his Draw Phase and then Summoned Worm Barses. He attacked directly for 1400  points of damage and then Set a card to his back row.

Xiao drew Blast with Chain. He Summoned Skilled White Magician and attacked Worm Barses with it; but Tym activated Enemy Controller!

Switch into Defense Mode!
Switch into Defense Mode!

Xiao’s Skilled White Magician was switched to Defense Position. Xiao Set Blast with Chain before ending his turn.

Tym Tributed Worm Barses to Summon Dark Ruler Ha Des and then attacked and destroyed Skilled White Magician.

Xiao drew Dark Bribe and then activated Fiend’s Sanctuary to Special Summon a Metal Fiend Token to the field in Attack Position. Then he Set Dark Bribe and ended his turn.

Tym Set a monster and passed.

Xiao drew Creature Swap! He paid 1000 Life Points in his Standby Phase to keep his Token and then Normal Summoned Asura Priest. Xiao attacked Tym’s face-down Jurrac Protops with Asura Priest to destroy it and then activated Creature Swap! Tym Chained Interdimensional Matter Transporter, but Xiao Chained Dark Bribe to negate it! Tym drew a card and handed over his Ha Des. Xiao gave Tym his Asura Priest, but then returned it to his hand in the End Phase.

Tym Set a monster and passed.

Xiao drew Archfiend Soldier. He chose not to pay 1000 Life Points with Ha Des and then Normal Summoned Archfiend Soldier. He Des attacked Tym’s face-down Blast Sphere, and Blast Sphere attached itself to Ha Des. Then Archfiend Soldier attacked directly, dropping Tym down to 5300 Life Points.

Blasting Ha Des
Blasting Ha Des

Tym passed without making a play.

Xiao drew Stealth Bird and then lost 2450 Life Points and his Ha Des in his Standby Phase, dropping to 500 Life Points. He Set Stealth Bird and ended his turn.

Tym Summoned Blizzard Dragon and used its effect to target Xiao’s face-down monster. Then he used Autonomous Action Unit to Special Summon Exarion Universe from Xiao’s Graveyard. He combined Exarion Universe with Blizzard Dragon to Summon Gem-Knight Pearl and then attacked Archfiend Soldier. Xiao activated Blast with Chain to give his Archfiend an extra 500 ATK and stay in the Duel! He lost his Soldier and dropped down to 300 Life Points.

Xiao drew Mystical Space Typhoon. He Set it along with Asura Priest.

Tym Summoned Asura Priest and then activated Creature Swap! He handed over his Attack Position Asura Priest, and Xiao handed over his face-down Asura Priest. Gem-Knight Pearl attacked into Xiao’s Attack Position Asura Priest to wipe outt Xiao’s last 300 Life Points and finish the Duel!

Seb Tym intimidates Ping Xiao with Gorz, but defeats him without Summoning it! Ping Xiao will be going first in Duel 3!

Duel Three

Xiao opened up Duel 3 with Morphing Jar, Mysterious Guard, Buster Blader, Dark Magician of Chaos, Ancient Gear Knight, and Blizzard Dragon. He Set Mysterious Guard and then ended his turn.

All monsters
All monsters

Tym activated Pot of Duality, revealing Dark Ruler Ha Des, Worm Barses, and Airknight Parshath from the top of his Deck. He added Worm Barses to his hand and shuffled the other 2 cards back into his Deck. Next, Tym Summoned Worm Barses and targeted Xiao’s face-down Mysterious Guard. Mysterious Guard flipped face-up and used its effect to return Worm Barses to the top of Tym’s Deck. Tym ended his turn with a clear field.

Xiao drew Machina Fortress! He discarded Ancient Gear Knight and Machina Fortress to Special Summon his Fortress to the field, and then attacked with Mysterious Guard. Then he attacked directly with his Machina Fortress, and Tym Special Summoned Gorz the Emissary of Darkness, along with an Emissary of Darkness Token! Xiao Set Morphing Jar before ending his turn.

Tym Summoned Worm Barses and used it to flip Morphing Jar into Attack Position! Both Duelists discarded their hands and drew 5 new cards!

Tym discarded these due to Morphing Jar's effect.
Tym discarded these due to Morphing Jar's effect.

Xiao drew Creature Swap, Snowman Eater, Dark Bribe, Fiend’s Sanctuary, and Asura Priest. Tym activated Autonomous Action Unit by giving up 1500 Life Points and Special Summoned Dark Magician of Chaos from Xiao’s Graveyard! He used the effect of Dark Magician of Chaos to return the Snatch Steal he had just discarded to his hand. Then he used Snatch Steal to take control of Machina Fortress. He attacked Mysterious Guard with Dark Magician of Chaos to deal 2000 points of damage and banish Mysterious Guard from the Duel. Next, the Emissary of Darkness Token attacked and destroyed Morphing Jar. Direct attacks from Gorz the Emissary of Darkness, Worm Barses, and Machina Fortress finished Xiao off!

Thanks, Morphing Jar!
Thanks, Morphing Jar!

Seb Tym makes a huge play after Xiao’s Morphing Jar to take a quick win in the third Duel! Tym is moving on with an 7-2 record!

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