Semi Finals: Jack Bruun (Dino Rabbit) vs. Max Van Nijverseel (Inzektor)
15.04.2012 | 16:16
Only 4 Duelists are remaining in competition. Jack Bruun is the most successful Swedish player today and he’s now facing Max Van Nijverseel from Belgium! Bruun runs a Dino Rabbit while Van Nijverseel is relying on the Inzektors.
Bruun won the die roll and opted to go first.
Bruun kicked things off, Special Summoning Rescue Rabbit and Tributing it for its own effect to Special Summon 2 Sabersaurus to the field. “No Maxx "C"?”, he inquired and Van Nijverseel declined. A second later, Evolzar Laggia hit the field. Bruun followed it up, setting 3 Spells or Traps and that concluded the turn.
Back to Bruun, who Normal Summoned Sabersaurus – he wouldn’t give Van Nijverseel a break! Solemn Warning was flipped, negating the Summon and destroying Sabersaurus. Evolzar Laggia attacked, but Book of Moon was supposed to flip it face-down. Forbidden Lance was Chained to make sure the attack went through and Bruun already asked: “Gorz the Emissary of Darkness?” – sure enough, this time Van Nijverseel didn’t disappoint!
Evolzar Laggia successfully took down the Token. The Swedish Duelist added another back row card and he passed his turn.
Van Nijverseel set 2 Spells or Traps.
4400 Life Points remaining for Van Nijverseel. Bruun Normal Summoned Tour Guide From the Underworld and in response, Van Nijverseel rolled a die. He used it to decide which card to target with the Mystical Space Typhoon he activated in response. He decided on a target and Bruun Chained it: An Mystical Space Typhoon of his own! He hit Inzektor Sword - Zektkaliber. Leviair the Sea Dragon hit the field after Sangan and Tour Guide From the Underworld were used to Xyz Summon it. Rescue Rabbit came back, next in line were 2 Kabazauls, Van Nijverseel flipped Torrential Tribute, but that’s when Evolzar Laggia stepped into the spotlight and stole the show.
Jack Bruun is only one win away from advancing to the finals!
This time, it was Van Nijverseel who was allowed to go first. He would have to find away to keep Bruun away from Special Summoning his Xyz Monsters to the field that early to stand a chance in this match.
Van Nijverseel Normal Summoned Inzektor Dragonfly, equipped it with Inzektor Hopper and then detached it to Special Summon Inzektor Centipede from his Deck. Inzektor Hopper returned to the field, was detached once again and that meant that Van Nijverseel could search his Deck for Inzektor Dragonfly. He used both of his monsters to Xyz Summon Wind-Up Zenmaines, added a face-down Spell or Trap to the field and passed.
Mystical Space Typhoon destroyed Dimensional Prison. Bruun then Normal Summoned Rescue Rabbit, which eventually lead to him ending up with Evolzar Dolkka on the field. He attacked into Wind-Up Zenmaines and during the End Phase, he used one material to negate Wind-Up Zenmaines’ effect which caused it to lose another Xyz Material.
Van Nijverseel used Dark Hole to wipe the field. He passed the turn.
Bruun was about to declare an attack, but thought better of it and used both of his Normal Monsters to bring out Evolzar Dolkka for a second time. Attacks followed, he set a Spell or Trap and ended.
Van Nijverseel set a card to each zone.
Play was back to Van Nijverseel and he had to think for a long time before deciding on his next move. It seemed like it took him a moment to realize what just happened. When a judge ushered him to make a play, he revealed his hand and extended the hand.
Jack Bruun advances to the finals!
France seems to be a welcome stage for the 15 year olds. T. M. had been the man of the moment last year in Paris and Jack Bruun is now in a great position to even trump Mitchell’s performance that put him on the map of competitive Dueling. I’m thrilled to find out if the new Swedish superstar can overcome his opponent in the final and become our youngest YCS Winner ever!