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

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!
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[b]Game One[/b]

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Engin wins the roll and goes first. He summons [trooper] and sends [scarecrow], [maxx] and [7ss] from the top of the Deck to the Graveyard. He sets two [fd] [sts] and ends his turn.
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Schmidt opens with an advantage grab activating [7ss] banishing his [tdrag], activating the effect of [tdrag] getting another [tdrag] to hand. He discards [blaster] and [f guard] and targets Engin’s [6s] which is chained, declaring three and four and hitting a four. He throws down two [fd] [sts] and passes.
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Engin’s [trooper] works like a trooper and discards three more cards, he activates a [consonance] discarding [corseca]. [ravine] enters play and [blaster] is discarded, joined by a [redox] shortly afterwards. [blaster] and [scarecrow] are banished for a [redox] in [atk]. [blaster]’s effect activates bringing [f guard] to hand who is discarded for another [consonance]. [tdrag] and [corseca] are banished to Special Summon [tidal], [tdrag] bringing a [debris] to his hand. Engin then Xyz Summons [sack] and detaches for tokens. One token is tributed and hits when it hurts, destroying a bluff set [7ss]. He Normal Summons [debris] which allows him to Special Summon [f guard] and Synchro Summons [fairy dragon]. He destroys [ravine] getting another [ravine] from Deck to hand, gaining 1000 [lp] in the process. He Synchro Summons again and [scrap dragon] enters play. [trooper] and [scrap dragon] hit hard directly to the face! Engin sets three [fd] [sts] and finishes a massive turn!
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Schmidt seems stuck for options and [7ss] will hopefully hold answers for him. He banishes [tidal] and brings another [tidal] to his hand. [f guard] and [blaster] are banished now and [tidal] is Special Summoned. [blaster] gets another [blaster] to hand and [tidal] attacks the [sack] for mutual destruction!
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Engin is not impressed and banishes [fairy dragon] and [debris] for [tidal]. [trooper] discards three from the top of the deck to boost his [atk]. [tdrag] and [redox] jump onto the field and all three attack for a win!
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Engin wins game one!
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[b]Game Two[/b]
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Schmidt opens the game by setting one [fd] [st] and ending his turn, probably not another bluff this time, as the last didn’t work well for him.
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Engin continues on by using [7ss] to banish a [redox] and using [redox] to get another [redox]. [blaster] and [f guard] are discarded, and Schmidt’s [mst] is destroyed. Engin safely sets his own [fd] [st] and ends.
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Mirrors continue as Schmidt plays [7ss], banishing [redox] and using [redox] to also get [redox]. [f guard] and [blaster] are discarded to destroy Engin’s [vane]. [ravine] is activated and Schmidt starts to dig around inside it, trading [redox] to get [tdrag]. He ends his turn on an empty field after making sure his opponent opens on one.
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Engin is up to tricks as [blaster] banishs [tdrag] and [tidal] to Special Summon himself, whilst [tdrag] and [tidal] get [debris] and [tidal] to hand. He Normal Summons [debris] and Special Summons [f guard] whilst Schmidt discards a [maxx]. Engin attacks directly to see what dangers may lie ahead. Nothing happens and he Synchro Summons [scrap dragon], destroying [ravine]. He sets one [fd] [st].
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Cards fly as Schmidt realises he has won! He banishs [maxx] and [tdrag] to Special Summon [redox] and gets a [debris] to hand with [tdrag]’s effect. He summons [debris] and Special Summons his [f guard] and Synchro Summons [scrap dragon]. He destroys [debris] and targets Engin’s set [break]! [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] and [tidal] then shows [electric virus] to Engin, who concedes the game!
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Schmidt wins game 2!
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[b]Game 3[/b]
Engin starts a defensive turn with three [fd] [sts] and passes.
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[ravine] enters play for Schmidt with a discarded [trigon] but is stopped by a [break] from Engin who discards [f guard] to make it happen!
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Engin activates [7ss] banishing [blaster] from play and getting another [blaster] from Deck to hand.
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Schmidt confidently sets two [fd] [sts] and ends turn.
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Engin discards [tdrag] and a [debris] to get [tidal] to hand. [blaster] then banishes [tidal] and [redox] only to be [debunk]ed! He pulls [tidal] and [redox] to his hand with [tidal] and [redox]’s effects. [redox] then banishes [debris] and [tdrag] to be Special Summoned. [maxx] is discarded, but [debunk]ed. [debris] is Normal Summon and a second [maxx] is discarded. [debris] still Special Summons a [f guard] and [stardust] and attacks directly.
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[trigon] and [blaster] are banished to Special Summon a [blaster] but is thwarted by [vane]! [blaster] still gets a [blaster] from the Deck to hand. [break] is activated discarding [redox], but [stardust] negates the effect! Two [maxx]s are banished and [redox] is Special Summoned, Schmidt then Normal Summons [corseca] and Synchro Summons [crimson blader]. He attacks [debris] and ends his turn, [stardust] returning to the field. He then plays [7ss] banishing [tidal] and getting another to his hand and finishes his turn.
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Engin banishs [blaster] and [corseca] to Special Summon [redox], Schmidt responds with a [maxx]. [break] explodes Schmidt’s [crimson blader] with a discard of a [tidal]. [tidal] then jumps on the field by banishing [debris] and [tdrag]! The effect of [tdrag] fetches a [corseca] to the hand. Two [maxx] are banished to Special Summon [redox]. He then Normal Summons [corseca] and Synchro Summons [scrap dragon] who’s effect destroys Schmidt’s remaining monster. He attacks, but is stopped by a [scarecrow]. Engin sets one [fd] [st] and ends his turn.
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Joshcua Schmidt concedes after his last turn!
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[b]Aplay Engin wins 2-1![/b]

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