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Semi-Finals: Alpay Engin (Dragon Rulers) vs Joshua Schmidt (Dragon Rulers)

27.10.2013 | 21:08 |

Here at YCS London we love to see a familiar face, and winning YCS Bochum would surely make your face familiar! Alpay Engin faces Joshua Schmidt, who has also been in many top-8 playoffs on the YCS Circuit. It’s Dragon Ruler vs Dragon Ruler again and there can be only one!


Game One



Engin wins the roll and goes first. He Summons Card Trooper and sends Swift Scarecrow, Maxx "C" and Sacred Sword of Seven Stars from the top of the Deck to the Graveyard. He sets two face-down Spell or Trap Cards and ends his turn.


Schmidt opens with an advantage grab activating Sacred Sword of Seven Stars banishing his Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms, activating the effect of Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms getting another Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms to hand. He discards Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos and Flamvell Guard and targets Engin’s Sixth Sense which is Chained, declaring three and four and hitting a four. He throws down two face-down Spell or Trap Cards and passes.


Engin’s Card Trooper works like a trooper and discards three more cards, he activates a Cards of Consonance discarding Dragunity Corsesca. Dragon Ravine enters play and Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos is discarded, joined by a Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders shortly afterwards. Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos and Swift Scarecrow are banished for a Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders in Attack Position. Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos’s effect activates bringing Flamvell Guard to hand who is discarded for another Cards of Consonance. Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms and Dragunity Corsesca are banished to Special Summon Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls, Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms bringing a Debris Dragon to his hand. Engin then Xyz Summons Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack and detaches for Tokens. One Token is Tributed and hits when it hurts, destroying a bluff set Sacred Sword of Seven Stars. He Normal Summons Debris Dragon which allows him to Special Summon Flamvell Guard and Synchro Summons Ancient Fairy Dragon. He destroys Dragon Ravine getting another Dragon Ravine from Deck to hand, gaining 1000 Life Points in the process. He Synchro Summons again and Scrap Dragon enters play. Card Trooper and Scrap Dragon hit hard directly to the face! Engin sets three face-down Spell or Trap Cards and finishes a massive turn!


Schmidt seems stuck for options and Sacred Sword of Seven Stars will hopefully hold answers for him. He banishes Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls and brings another Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls to his hand. Flamvell Guard and Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos are banished now and Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls is Special Summoned. Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos gets another Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos to hand and Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls attacks the Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack for mutual destruction!


Engin is not impressed and banishes Ancient Fairy Dragon and Debris Dragon for Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls. Card Trooper discards three from the top of the Deck to boost his Attack Position. Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms and Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders jump onto the field and all three attack for a win!


Engin wins game one!


Game Two




Schmidt opens the game by setting one face-down Spell/Trap and ending his turn, probably not another bluff this time, as the last didn’t work well for him.


Engin continues on by using Sacred Sword of Seven Stars to banish a Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders and using Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders to get another Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders. Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos and Flamvell Guard are discarded, and Schmidt’s Mystical Space Typhoon is destroyed. Engin safely sets his own face-down Spell/Trap and ends.


Mirrors continue as Schmidt plays Sacred Sword of Seven Stars, banishing Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders and using Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders to also get Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders. Flamvell Guard and Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos are discarded to destroy Engin’s Vanity's Emptiness. Dragon Ravine is activated and Schmidt starts to dig around inside it, trading Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders to get Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms. He ends his turn on an empty field after making sure his opponent opens on one.


Engin is up to tricks as Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos banishs Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms and Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls to Special Summon himself, whilst Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms and Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls get Debris Dragon and Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls to hand. He Normal Summons Debris Dragon and Special Summons Flamvell Guard whilst Schmidt discards a Maxx "C". Engin attacks directly to see what dangers may lie ahead. Nothing happens and he Synchro Summons Scrap Dragon, destroying Dragon Ravine. He sets one face-down Spell/Trap.


Cards fly as Schmidt realises he has won! He banishs Maxx "C" and Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms to Special Summon Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders and gets a Debris Dragon to hand with Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms’s effect. He Summons Debris Dragon and Special Summons his Flamvell Guard and Synchro Summons Scrap Dragon. He destroys Debris Dragon and targets Engin’s set Raigeki Break! Raigeki Break is Chained and destroys Scrap Dragon too. Schmidt may be back to square one, but he’s not finished yet! He Special Summons Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos and Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls then shows Electric Virus to Engin, who concedes the game!


Schmidt wins game 2!


Game 3
Engin starts a defensive turn with three face-down Spell or Trap Cards and passes.


Dragon Ravine enters play for Schmidt with a discarded Trigon but is stopped by a Raigeki Break from Engin who discards Flamvell Guard to make it happen!


Engin activates Sacred Sword of Seven Stars banishing Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos from play and getting another Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos from Deck to hand.


Schmidt confidently sets two face-down Spell or Trap Cards and ends turn.


Engin discards Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms and a Debris Dragon to get Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls to hand. Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos then banishes Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls and Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders only to be Debunked! He pulls Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls and Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders to his hand with Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls and Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders’s effects. Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders then banishes Debris Dragon and Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms to be Special Summoned. Maxx "C" is discarded, but Debunked. Debris Dragon is Normal Summon and a second Maxx "C" is discarded. Debris Dragon still Special Summons a Flamvell Guard and Stardust Dragon and attacks directly.


Trigon and Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos are banished to Special Summon a Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos but is thwarted by Vanity's Emptiness! Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos still gets a Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos from the Deck to hand. Raigeki Break is activated discarding Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders, but Stardust Dragon negates the effect! Two Maxx "C"s are banished and Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders is Special Summoned, Schmidt then Normal Summons Dragunity Corsesca and Synchro Summons Crimson Blader. He attacks Debris Dragon and ends his turn, Stardust Dragon returning to the field. He then plays Sacred Sword of Seven Stars banishing Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls and getting another to his hand and finishes his turn.


Engin banishs Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos and Dragunity Corsesca to Special Summon Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders, Schmidt responds with a Maxx "C". Raigeki Break explodes Schmidt’s Crimson Blader with a discard of a Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls. Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls then jumps on the field by banishing Debris Dragon and Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms! The effect of Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms fetches a Dragunity Corsesca to the hand. Two Maxx "C" are banished to Special Summon Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders. He then Normal Summons Dragunity Corsesca and Synchro Summons Scrap Dragon who’s effect destroys Schmidt’s remaining monster. He attacks, but is stopped by a Swift Scarecrow. Engin sets one face-down Spell/Trap and ends his turn.


Joshcua Schmidt concedes after his last turn!


Aplay Engin wins 2-1!