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

[p]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![/p]

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

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[div]Togores won the roll and started the Match with [alius] and 2 [sts].

Verspeek opened up with 2 [sts].

Togores attacked with Alius and lost it to [mf]. He Summoned another.

Verspeek Set a monster.

Togores’s Alius destroyed [sangan], which got Verspeek a [w shark]. He played [pod] and added [road] to his hand and Set 2 cards.

Verspeek Summoned [w rabbit] and Set a card.

Togores declared an attack with Alius. [w rabbit] activated its effect and Togores played [fiendish]. Verspeek had [mst] and banished his Rabbit. Alius attacked directly and Togores set his 5th [st].

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 [reaper]. Togores Set a [st].

Verspeek bring back, and Summon [tgu], which got him another copy from his Deck. He [xyz]ed [17] and detached a material. [17] attacked Alius and Togores played [prison].

Togores played [hole] and Verspeek responded with [w rabbit]’[s] effect. Togores [ns]ed and [ss]ed 2 [bubble][s] as Verspeek played [maxx]. Togores brought back Alius with [reborn] and [xyz]ed [ban], detaching a material and getting negated by [veiler]. [ban] attacked as did the remaining Bubbleman.
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It's thinking time...

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Verspeek brought back Rabbit again and Summoned [w rat]. Togores negated it with [sj] and Verspeek played [mst] on [road]. He then brought back [w rat] with [reborn] and Summoned [w shark]. Shark changed its Level and Verspeek [xyz]ed [w maity], using it to Summon [w shark] from his Deck. Rat tried to revive the other Shark and was flipped down with [bom]. Shark destroyed [alius] in battle after Verspeek flipped it down with [bom].

Togores used [ban]’[s] effect and was halted by [fiendish].

Verspeek played [storm], destroying [prison]. He [fs]ed Rat and used Zenmaity’s effect to Summon another Shark. The Sharks became [adreus]. Rat Summoned [w rabbit] and became [w maity]. Zenmaity Summoned another Rabbit, Adreus destroyed [ban] and his monsters all attacked directly for game.[/div]
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Verspeek wins Duel 1!

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Can he win one more?

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[div]Togores started Duel 2 with [alius] and 2 Set cards.

Verspeek opened with a Set monster and back row card.

Togores attacked into [snowman], losing Alius. He set another [st].

Verspeek passed.

Togores played [hblast], destroyed Snowman and brought back Alius which he Summoned and attacked with.

Verspeek Set a monster.

Togores attacked into another [snowman] and lost his Alius again! He played [ecall] to get another Alius and Summoned it.

Verspeek Summoned [w hun] and [xyz]ed [w maity], whose effect was negated by [veiler]. [smash] was played and stopped by [gspark] which destroyed [w maity] and gave Togores a free card. He Set 1 card.

Togores played [stratos] and was hit with [warning]. He Set 2 cards.

Verspeek Summoned [w rat]and tried to get back [w hun], but Togores played [warlord], which was destroyed by [mst]. He Summoned Hunter and Tributed Rat to discard the [gspark] that was drawn off [maxx] this turn.

Togores set a card.

Verspeek Summoned [sangan] and attacked with both monsters.

Togores played [hole] and Verspeek added [w rabbit] to his hand. Togores Set a monster.

Verspeek Summoned [w rat] and targeted the one in his Graveyard. Togores played [warning] as Verspeek Set a card.

Togores set a [st] and was hit by [decree] in the End Phase!
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Decree!

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Verspeek Summoned [cydra] and then [tgu] which was negated by [chalice]! [cydra] took down the Set Bubbleman and Tour Guide attacked directly.

Togores Set a card.

Verspeek activated [poa] and sent back 5 monsters to his Deck before drawing [w shark] and [w rat]. He attacked with [tgu] and Togores played [mst] on [decree]. [cydra] attacked and that was that![/div]
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Dennis Verspeek moves on to Top 8!

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The Duelists talked tactics post-Match!

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

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