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Round 9 Feature Match – Ryan Nelson vs Dominic Italiano

19.01.2014 | 14:13 |

It’s Round 9 here at YCS Sydney! Tensions are high in the main event, as players are trying to get as many wins as possible in order to qualify for the Top 32 cut! Ryan Nelson has come to YCS Sydney from Melbourne, and has seen great success in the event with his Level 3 Fire Fist Deck! Dominic Italiano has also come from Melbourne, and is also friends with Ryan! Dominic has performed well with his Machina Geargia Deck so far, but which one of these Duelists will be in the best position to make the Top 32 cut after this round?

Game 1:

Ryan won the die roll and elected to go first.


He began the Duel with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster, Bottomless Trap Hole, Fire Formation – Tenki, and 2 copies of Mystical Space Typhoon. Ryan drew Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster. He Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Leopard, and Tributed it to search for Fire Formation – Tensu. He then activated Fire Formation – Tenki to search for Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Spirit. He used his extra Normal Summon for Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Spirit, and its effect Special Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Leopard from the Graveyard. He then Synchro Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Horse Prince, Special Summoning Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster from the Deck, Rooster’s effect allowed Ryan to add Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla to his hand. Rooster’s second effect sent his face-up Fire Formation – Tenki to the Graveyard to Set another copy from his Deck. He Set 3 additional cards and ended his turn.





Dominic drew. He Normal Summoned Machina Gearframe, and added Machina Fortress to his hand with its effect. He then discarded Machina Fortress and Geargiaccelerator to Special Summon Machina Fortress, but Ryan had Bottomless Trap Hole to destroy it! Machina Gearframe attacked Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster, reducing Ryan to 7800 Life Points. Dominic then Set Dimensional Prison and Call of the Haunted, but he lost both to Ryan’s Set 2 Mystical Space Typhoons during the End Phase.


Ryan drew Mystical Space Typhoon. He activated Fire Formation – Tenki, searching for Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. Fire Formation – Tensu allowed him to Normal Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. He then Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla. Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Horse Prince attacked Machina Gearframe, dropping Dominic to 7400 Life Points. Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear and Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla attacked Dominic directly, putting him on 3800 Life Points, and setting Fire Formation – Tenki from the Deck with Bear’s effect. Ryan checked Dominic’s Graveyard before Xyz Summoning Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King, and used its effect to Set Fire Formation – Tenken from his Deck. Ryan Set another card to his backrow and ended his turn.


Dominic drew Torrential Tribute. He Normal Summoned his second Machina Gearframe and added Machina Fortress to his hand. He then discarded Geargiarmor and Machina Fortress to Special Summon Machina Fortress. He equipped Machina Gearframe to Fortress, and then attacked Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King, destroying it and lowering Ryan to 7700 Life Points. He then Set Torrential Tribute, but he lost it to Ryan’s third Mystical Space Typhoon! “Are you kidding me!?” He exclaimed. He ended his turn.


Ryan drew and activated Fire Formation – Tenki, and searched for Coach Soldier Wolfbark. He used his extra Normal Summon from Fire Formation – Tensu to Summon Coach Soldier Wolfbark, and used its effect to Special Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear in Defense Position. He then Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster. He used Wolfbark and Bear to Xyz Summon Bujintei Kagutsuchi, and its effect sent Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Leopard, Effect Veiler, Torrential Tribute, Rekindling, and Fire Formation – Tensu to the Graveyard. He then activated Rekindling, Special Summoning Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Leopard and Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Spirit, and Dominic conceded!


Ryan’s powerful opening turn gave him everything he needed to control the Duel from the first turn, leaving Dominic with very little options from the get-go. Can Dominic turn it around in the second Duel?


Game 2:

After the first Duel, Dominic chose his Side Deck cards quickly, but Ryan carefully thought about his Side Deck choices for a while longer.


Dominic chose to make the first move. His hand contained Geargiagear, Fiendish Chain, Chain Whirlwind, Mystical Space Typhoon, and Machina Gearframe. He Normal Summoned Gearframe and added Machina Fortress to his hand, and then discarded Fortress and Geargiaccelerator to Special Summon Machina Fortress! He then Equipped Machina Gearframe to Fortress, then Set 4 cards to end his turn.


Ryan started with Bottomless Trap Hole, Divine Wrath, Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, Dust Tornado, and Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster. He drew Fire Formation – Tenki. He Set 3 Spells/Traps and Set a monster. He ended his turn, but Dominic had other plans! Dominic activated Geargiagear to Summon 2 Geargiano MK-II from his Deck as Level 4 monsters. He then used Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Divine Wrath, and then activated Chain Whirlwind to destroy Bottomless Trap Hole and Dust Tornado!


Dominic drew Geargiarsenal, then Xyz Summon Gear Gigant X with his Geargiano MK-II, detaching a MK-II to search his Deck for Geargiaccelerator. He Normal Summoned Geargiarsenal, and Special Summoned Geargiaccelerator. He Set a card to his backrow, Special Summoned Machina Gearframe from his Spell and Trap Zone, and then Xyz Summoned Photon Papilloperative using Geargiaccelerator and Machina Gearframe! He detached Gearframe to flip Ryan’s Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster into Attack Position. Geargiarsenal attacked Rooster, and Dominic’s other monsters attacked Ryan directly, leaving him on 300 Life Points! Dominic then Tributed Geargiarsenal to Special Summon Geargiarmor, and Set it face-down to end his turn.





Ryan drew a card. He activated Fire Formation – Tenki, searching his Deck for Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Spirit. He Normal Summoned Spirit, but Dominic met it with his Fiendish Chain. Ryan ended his turn.


Dominic drew a card. He used Gear Gigant X to search for Machina Gearframe, Flip Summoned Geargiarmor and searched for Geargiarsenal. Then, he Normal Summoned Machina Gearframe, and Ryan activated Torrential Tribute! When Dominic Special Summoned Machina Fortress back to the field, Ryan conceded the Duel!


Ryan’s impressive opening in the first Duel was matched by Dominic’s Mystical Space Typhoon and Chain Whirlwind combination to blowout Ryan’s backrow in the second Duel! It’s time for the final Duel, and both Duelists are eager to get to it!

Game 3:


Ryan lost the second Duel, and he wished to make the first move.

His hand at the start of the Duel was Mystical Space Typhoon, Chain Whirlwind, Coach Soldier Wolfbark, Fire Formation – Gyokkou, and Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla. He drew Mirror Force and Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla, then Set 4 cards to end his turn.





Dominic began with Chain Whirlwind, Compulsory Evacuation Device, Dimensional Prison, Fiendish Chain, and Effect Veiler. He drew a card, and Set a monster and 4 cards to end his turn. Ryan used Mystical Space Typhoon destroying Dimensional Prison, and his Chain Whirlwind destroyed Dominic’s Chain Whirlwind and Fiendish Chain.





Ryan drew. He used Fire Formation – Gyokkou to lock Dominic’s remaining face-down card. He then Normal Summoned Coach Soldier Wolfbark and Xyz Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King, but Dominic had Effect Veiler. Ryan attacked and destroyed Dominic’s Geargiano MK-II with Tiger King.


Dominic drew Dark Hole! He played it, destroying Ryan’s Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Tiger King.

Ryan drew Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear and Normal Summoned it! He attacked directly putting Dominic on 6300 Life Points, and Ryan Set Fire Formation – Tenki from his Deck thanks to Bear’s effect. Ryan then activated Tenki to search for Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster. He activated Fire Formation – Tensu, and used Tensu’s extra Summon to Normal Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster. Ryan used Rooster to send Tenki to the Graveyard to Set another Fire Formation – Tenki from his Deck.


Dominic drew Mystical Space Typhoon and Set it.

Ryan drew Maxx “C”. He considered his options before activating Fire Formation – Tenki, searching for Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Spirit. Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster sent this Fire Formation – Tenki for Fire Formation – Gyokkou. Dominic responded with Mystical Space Typhoon, and destroyed Ryan’s Set Mirror Force. He used Fire Formation – Tensu extra Summon to Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Spirit, and Synchro Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Horse Prince! Its effect Special Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster from the Deck, and Rooster’s effect added Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear to Ryan’s hand. Ryan then Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, and attacked with all of his monsters to end the Match!


Ryan Nelson’s Fire Fist Deck defeats Dominic Italiano in Round 9 of YCS Sydney!



Dominic drew a card. He used Gear Gigant X to search for Machina Gearframe, Flip Summoned Geargiarmor and searched for Geargiarsenal. Then, he Normal Summoned Machina Gearframe, and Ryan activated Torrential Tribute! When Dominic Special Summoned Machina Fortress back to the field, Ryan conceded the Duel!


Ryan’s impressive opening in the first Duel was matched by Dominic’s Mystical Space Typhoon and Chain Whirlwind combination to blowout Ryan’s backrow in the second Duel! It’s time for the final Duel, and both Duelists are eager to get to it!