Top 16: Rodrigo Togores (HERO) vs. Dennis Verspeek (Wind-Up)

15.04.2012 | 13:50 |

Top 16! Spain’s Rodrigo Togores is the 2010 European Champion and has made it this far with his HERO Deck, but has he met his match in Germany’s Dennis Verspeek? It’s Wind-Ups vs. HEROes and let’s get right to the action!

He's won a Championship before, can he do it again?

Togores won the roll and started the Match with Elemental HERO Neos Alius and 2 Spell or Trap Cards.

Verspeek opened up with 2 Spell or Trap Cards.

Togores attacked with Alius and lost it to Mirror Force. He Summoned another.

Verspeek Set a monster.

Togores’s Alius destroyed Sangan, which got Verspeek a Wind-Up Shark. He played Pot of Duality and added Starlight Road to his hand and Set 2 cards.

Verspeek Summoned Wind-Up Rabbit and Set a card.

Togores declared an attack with Alius. Wind-Up Rabbit activated its effect and Togores played Fiendish Chain. Verspeek had Mystical Space Typhoon and banished his Rabbit. Alius attacked directly and Togores set his 5th Spell/Trap.

Verspeek brought back Rabbit in his Standby Phase. He Set a monster.

Togores attacked with Alius and Rabbit banished itself again. Alus then attacked into Spirit Reaper. Togores Set a Spell/Trap.

Verspeek bring back, and Summon Tour Guide From the Underworld, which got him another copy from his Deck. He Xyz Summoned Number 17: Leviathan Dragon and detached a material. Number 17: Leviathan Dragon attacked Alius and Togores played Dimensional Prison.

Togores played Dark Hole and Verspeek responded with Wind-Up Rabbits effect. Togores Normal Summoned and Special Summoned 2 Elemental HERO Bubblemans as Verspeek played Maxx "C". Togores brought back Alius with Monster Reborn and Xyz Summoned Blade Armor Ninja, detaching a material and getting negated by Effect Veiler. Blade Armor Ninja attacked as did the remaining Bubbleman.

It's thinking time...

Verspeek brought back Rabbit again and Summoned Wind-Up Rat. Togores negated it with Solemn Judgment and Verspeek played Mystical Space Typhoon on Starlight Road. He then brought back Wind-Up Rat with Monster Reborn and Summoned Wind-Up Shark. Shark changed its Level and Verspeek Xyz Summoned Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity, using it to Summon Wind-Up Shark from his Deck. Rat tried to revive the other Shark and was flipped down with Book of Moon. Shark destroyed Elemental HERO Neos Alius in battle after Verspeek flipped it down with Book of Moon.

Togores used Blade Armor Ninjas effect and was halted by Fiendish Chain.

Verspeek played Heavy Storm, destroying Dimensional Prison. He Flip Summoned Rat and used Zenmaity’s effect to Summon another Shark. The Sharks became Adreus, Keeper of Armageddon. Rat Summoned Wind-Up Rabbit and became Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity. Zenmaity Summoned another Rabbit, Adreus destroyed Blade Armor Ninja and his monsters all attacked directly for game.

Verspeek wins Duel 1!

Can he win one more?

Togores started Duel 2 with Elemental HERO Neos Alius and 2 Set cards.

Verspeek opened with a Set monster and back row card.

Togores attacked into Snowman Eater, losing Alius. He set another Spell/Trap.

Verspeek passed.

Togores played Hero Blast, destroyed Snowman and brought back Alius which he Summoned and attacked with.

Verspeek Set a monster.

Togores attacked into another Snowman Eater and lost his Alius again! He played E - Emergency Call to get another Alius and Summoned it.

Verspeek Summoned Wind-Up Hunter and Xyz Summoned Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity, whose effect was negated by Effect Veiler. Smashing Ground was played and stopped by Gemini Spark which destroyed Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity and gave Togores a free card. He Set 1 card.

Togores played Elemental HERO Stratos and was hit with Solemn Warning. He Set 2 cards.

Verspeek Summoned Wind-Up Ratand tried to get back Wind-Up Hunter, but Togores played Rivalry of Warlords, which was destroyed by Mystical Space Typhoon. He Summoned Hunter and Tributed Rat to discard the Gemini Spark that was drawn off Maxx "C" this turn.

Togores set a card.

Verspeek Summoned Sangan and attacked with both monsters.

Togores played Dark Hole and Verspeek added Wind-Up Rabbit to his hand. Togores Set a monster.

Verspeek Summoned Wind-Up Rat and targeted the one in his Graveyard. Togores played Solemn Warning as Verspeek Set a card.

Togores set a Spell/Trap and was hit by Royal Decree in the End Phase!


Verspeek Summoned Cyber Dragon and then Tour Guide From the Underworld which was negated by Forbidden Chalice! Cyber Dragon took down the Set Bubbleman and Tour Guide attacked directly.

Togores Set a card.

Verspeek activated Pot of Avarice and sent back 5 monsters to his Deck before drawing Wind-Up Shark and Wind-Up Rat. He attacked with Tour Guide From the Underworld and Togores played Mystical Space Typhoon on Royal Decree. Cyber Dragon attacked and that was that!

Dennis Verspeek moves on to Top 8!

The Duelists talked tactics post-Match!

The Match Slip was sorry to see Togores go, but he did well!