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Round 9: Normal Wilde (GER) vs Przemyslaw Strzalka (POL)

29.06.2014 | 0:48 |

We’ve made it to the final round of the day – to give you some idea of what a feat that is, as the announcement was made for the beginning of the round a large cheer went up around the venue. Normal Wilde is known for sticking with a Monarch Deck but has chosen Lightsworn with Dragon Rulers for this event. His opponent is Polish Duelist Przemyslaw Strzalka who also happens to have won the last two National Championships. He is using Geargia for this tournament and hopes to progress although both Duelists are on the bubble.

Strzalka won the die roll and elected to go first. [upstart] gave the German 1000 LP and a set card to each zone ended his first turn.
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Strzalka won his National Championship twice in a row!

Strzalka won his National Championship twice in a row!


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At this point Wilde realised that he had forgotten to take his Side-Deck cards out from the last round and revealed that fact to his opponent in an phenomenal show of sportsmanship, accepting his mistake and conceding the first game!

“Wow, that must be the quickest Feature Match game ever” said the Polish champion. The German agreed: “It’s so late in the day and you make stupid mistakes.” He had a point as it was nearly 11:30pm – proving that winning a tournament of this size was just as much about mental aptitude as about your cards.

“At least I get to go first now” said the German as he drew his six cards.

He Summoned [kuribandit] and took his one Spell – [soul charge] – dumping a variety of Lightsworn Monsters and a [blaster]. He set two backrow and passed.

Strzalka activated [upstart] hoping it would bring him as much luck as it did in the first game. It didn’t and instead he Summoned [g arsenal], attacking and then using the effect in [mp2] to [ss] a [armor] and setting it. He set two and was met in the End Phase by [decree].

Wilde activated his [soul charge]!
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Soul Charge allowed Wilde to flood the field

Soul Charge allowed Wilde to flood the field


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He paid 3000 for his [lyla], [lumina] and [kuribandit]. Lyla targetted a set [geargiagear] which was chained, along with an [mst] for Decree. [g mk2] and [geargiano] was [ss]ed in [def] to go with Strzalka’s set [armor] and three in hand. Wilde played [foolish] next to send [wulf] to the Graveyard (also known as the field in that case). It was used along with Lyla to [xyz] [ddw]. It took out [geargiano] and [recharge] was discarded by Lumina to retrieve Lyla. [gt alucard] was next, destroying the set [armor]. After sending three cards to the Graveyard in the End Phase he passed with two set backrow and one in hand.

Strzalka consulted the cards in Wilde’s Graveyard before settling on the play to Summon his [g mk2]. It retrieved [g arsenal] and the two MK-2 were used to [xyz] [gt alucard]. It attempted to destroy the previously set [st] which was revealed as a currently useless [mst]. [g arsenal] was used to fish out a [armor] and Strzalka activated his own [soul charge]!
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...Soul Charge let the Polish Duelist also flood the field!

...Soul Charge let the Polish Duelist also flood the field!


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3000 LP got him another [armor], a [geargiano] and his [g arsenal] which in turn searched out a [g auto] from the Deck. It was stacked with one Armor to [xyz] [ggx]. The [g auto] was detached to return itself to the hand and then [ss]ed again. A second [ggx] was [xyz]ed from the second Armor and Arsenal and searched another [g auto]. They were stacked for [80] in [def] which detached to Banish [ehren] and [wulf] before [80] was attached to a [ggx]. Strzalka passed.

Wilde drew and Summoned [wyvern], [xyz]ing [lchain]. Strzalka said “show me the [jd]” and Wilde obliged, revealing the last card in his hand. The Polish champion chuckled and shuffled up his cards for the deciding game.

[h2]After an early setback Wilde has levelled the field and we are going to game three![/h2]

Strzalka started with [g arsenal] to set a [armor] from the Deck. He used [soul charge] to pay 1000 and do the same move again. A strong opening if he could keep both copies of Armor on the field. He aimed to help himself achieve that by setting two [st]s and passed with two in hand.
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Wilde gave up Monarchs for Lightsworn today!

Wilde gave up Monarchs for Lightsworn today!


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Wilde joked that he had sided into Chain Burn (which he referred to as chainenburnen…it’s catching!) before he set a Monster and four cards to his backrow. “What the heck?” asked Strzalka surprised by this move from a Lightsworn Deck.

Both [armor]s were flipped, searching out two copies of [g auto]. He [ss]ed one and combined it with a [armor] to [xyz] [ggx]. It searched [cycle reader] and Strzalka continued by Normal Summoning [g arsenal]. [ggx] attacked the set Monster which was revealed to be [ryko]. It was used to destroy the remaining [armor] and sent three cards from the Deck to the Graveyard including a [wulf] which was [ss]ed in attack – although Strzalka used [maxx] to get a draw from it. I can’t quite repeat what Wilde said when his Wulf hit the field but needless to say he was very happy about it.

In [mp2] [g arsenal] cycled a [geargiano] for a [g auto] and play was back with the German.
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Wilde was happy about his Wulf getting Summoned!

Wilde was happy about his Wulf getting Summoned!


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He drew to two cards in hand and Summoned [raiden]. His attempt to use the effect was blocked by [fiendish] and Wilde’s two Monsters were used to [ss] [101]. The effect wanted to pinch [ggx] but a second [fiendish] put a stop to that. Unable to attack, Wilde passed.

Strzalka drew and used [ggx] to fetch a [g auto] from the Deck. It was Normal Summoned and the other was switched to [atk]. [ggx] went to attack and [xyzu] saw off both Monsters in aid of [ddknight]. [maxx] from Strzalka got him a card and he set two before sending play back to Germany.

Wilde drew and flipped a blind [mst] on Strzalka’s newly set [sw]. A flipped [rota] fetched [raiden] which was Summoned and the effect was used. It attacked over one Accelerator and [g arsenal] was taken back. When Felgrand attacked [bom] was flipped and the Dragon negated by detaching. In the End Phase two cards were sent from the top of the Deck to the Graveyard.

Strzalka Normal Summoned [g arsenal] and [ss]ed [g auto]. [101] was [xyz]ed and the effect was used to take Felgrand. It attacked over Raiden and time was called as Strzalka set a [st] and passed. There would be five more turns.
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Number 101 was swinging the game both ways

Number 101 was swinging the game both ways


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Wilde flipped [needlebug] and lost five cards including another Raiden and an [wyvern]. Strzalka used [cycle reader] to Banish Wulf and the Wyvern before it had the chance to get the Banished [jd] back. Another [needlebug] was flipped which sent another [wyvern] and Banished another [jd]. “I think this is game but I’m way too tired to think it through properly” said Wilde. Strzalka was on 5100 but Wilde was worried about his set backrow.

[lumina] was Normal Summoned in a shock move and used to revive [raiden].[tt] cleared the field of everything other than Strzalka’s [101] and Wilde had no field or hand. He did have a Dragon Ruler in the Graveyard however and Strzalka sniggered as he knew what was coming. He had to flip the [tt] early or else [gt alucard] would have destroyed it anyway. [blaster] was revived by Banishing a [jd] and [wyvern] which retrieved the previously Banished [jd]. It was [ss]ed and after attacked Strzalka was left on 1400.
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Wilde wrapped it up as the Dragon Ruler!

Wilde wrapped it up as the Dragon Ruler!


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Strzalka Summoned [g mk2] and [ss]ed [g auto]. He was simply playing around however as he sent his MK-2 charging in to Wilde’s [jd] in a kamikaze rage. “Honesty plays off in the end” announced Wilde, extremely happy to be proceeding with a 7-2 record.

[h2]German Norman Wilde wins![/h2]