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Top 32 Feature Match: Harrison Kneeshaw vs Joven Garcia

16.01.2020 | 12:06 |
We are finally here at Top 32 of YCS Sydney 2020. The remaining 32 Duelists just need to win 5 matches to be crowned the first YCS Winner of the decade. A Deck which has been doing well but slipped our radar is Pendulum and it would be neat to showcase something we haven’t shown before. Our two Duelists for our Top 32 Feature match are Harrison Kneeshaw from Perth playing Pendulum playing against Joven Garcia from Sydney playing Salamangreat. Duel 1: Joven wins the die roll and chooses to go first. He opens a hand of Pot of Desires, Infinite Impermanence, Salamangreat Rage, Salamangreat Falco and Cosmic Cyclone. He begins the game Normal Summoning Salamangreat Falco and Link Summoning Salamangreat Balelynx and adding Salamangreat Sanctuary to hand. He follows up with Pot of Desires banishing the top 10 cards of his Deck to draw Nibiru the Primal Being and Salamangreat Jack Jaguar. He activates Salamangreat Sanctuary and uses it to Summon another Balelynx using his first. He sets 3 to the back and passes turn. Harrison draws for turn and activates Servant of Endymion in his Pendulum Zone. He then activates Upstart Goblin to draw a card and followed by Allure of Darkness to draw 2 and banishing Purple Poison Magician. Next up is Duelist Alliance to add Pendulum Call from his Deck to his hand. Now that Servant of Endymion has 3 Spell Counters he activates the effect but Joven uses Salamangreat Rage targeting his Salamangreat Balelynx to destroy the Servant. When Servant of Endymion is destroyed, Harrison is able to Special Summon Chronograph Sorcerer which also Special Summons Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm from hand which adds Supreme King Gate Zero from Deck to hand. In the Battle Phase, Darkwurm attacks over Salamangreat Balelynx and Chronograph Sorcerer attacks directly putting Joven at 5700 Life Points. In Main Phase 2 Harrison activates Pendulum Call discarding a Servant of Endymion to add Purple Poison Magician and Dragonpit Magician from his Deck to his hand. The Chronograph Sorcerer and Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm are used to Link Summon Heavymetalfoes Electrumite but it’s met with an Infinite Impermanence. After confirming the column that the Impermanence was activated in, Harrison uses Pot of Desires banishing the top 10 cards of his Deck to draw 2 cards. He places Purple Poison Magician and Dragonpit Magician in the Pendulum Zones but Joven uses Cosmic Cyclone to banish the Dragonpit Magician. Harrison follows up with Spell Power Mastery to add Endymion, the Mighty Master of Magic and placing it in the Pendulum Zone. Next he Pendulum Summons Mythical Beast Jackal King and Supreme King Gate Zero from hand and the Chronograph Sorcerer and Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm from the Extra Deck. Joven chooses to now Summon Nibiru the Primal Being by tributing all of Harrison’s monsters and Summons a Token to Harrison’s field. Harrison shakes his head, sighs and ends his turn. Joven draws Salamangreat Gazelle for turn. He Normal Summons Salamangreat Jack Jaguar and uses it to Link Summon a Salamangreat Balelynx and Special Summons a Salamangreat Gazelle from hand sending Salamangreat Spinny from the Deck to the Graveyard. Harrison is displeased by the Gazelle drawn and decides to go to Game 2. Duel 2: Harrison states that his Deck is very powerful going first and he would like to go first. He opens a hand of Abyss Actor – Curtain Raiser, Pendulum Call, Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm, Timegazer Magician, Destrudo the Lost Dragon’s Frission. Harrison begins with Pendulum Call discarding the Darkwurm to add Harmonizing Magician and Purple Poison Magician. He Special Summons the Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm from the Graveyard adding Supreme King Gate Zero to hand. He Normal Summons Timegazer Magician and Link Summons Heavymetalfoes Electrumite activating its effect to put Servant of Endymion in the Extra Deck. He puts Supreme King Gate Zero in the Pendulum Zone and then uses Electrumite to destroy it and add Servant of Endymion from the Extra Deck to the hand and draw a card. Harrison puts Servant of Endymion and Abyss Actor - Curtain Raiser in the Pendulum Zones and Pendulum Summons Timegazer Magician and Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm from the Extra Deck as well as Harmonizing Magician and Purple Poison Magician from the hand. Harmonizing Magician activates to Special Summon a Dragonpit Magician from Harrison’s Deck. Joven again has the Nibiru the Primal Being tributing all 6 of Harrison’s monsters to Summon itself and Summon a Token to Harrison’s field. Harrison ends his turn not feeling surprised but feeling very defeated. Joven has a hand of Evenly Matched, Cynet Mining and 2 copies of Sea Archiver. He draws a Salamangreat Falco for turn. He activates Cynet Mining discarding a Sea Archiver adding Salamangreat Gazelle. He Normal Summons Salamangreat Falco and makes Salamangreat Balelynx to add Salamangreat Sanctuary and also Special Summoning Salamangreat Gazelle from hand. Gazelle sends Salamangreat Rage from the Deck to the Graveyard and Sea Archiver also activates Special Summoning itself from the Graveyard. Sea Archiver and Gazelle are overlaid to Xyz Summon Salamangreat Miragestal1lio and Joven detaches Salamangreat Gazelle to Special Summon Salamangreat Jack Jaguar from the Deck. Miragestallio and Balelynx are used to Link Summon Salamangreat Sunlight Wolf and Salamangreat Miragestallio’s effect removed the 6900 Attack Token from the Field. Joven Summons another Salamangreat Sunlight Wolf using his first Sunlight Wolf and Jack Jaguar. He immediately Special Summoned back the Jack Jaguar by returning the Miragestallio to the Extra Deck, and used Salamangreat Sunlight Wolf to add Salamangreat Gazelle and Salamangreat Rage to hand. He returned Salamangreat Jack Jaguar to hand to Special Summon Salamangreat Falco from the Graveyard and attacked directly with both Salamangreat monsters and his Nibiru for 6000 damage. He links his Sunlight Wolf and Falco into Salamangreat Heatleo to return Servant of Endymion back to the Deck. He proceeds to activate Salamangreat Sanctuary using it to Summon another Salamangreat Heatleo using his first Heatleo. The new Heatleo returns Harrison’s Endymion, the Mighty Master of Magic to the Deck. Joven sets 2 cards and passes. Harrison draws a card and activates Pendulum Call discarding Destrudo the Lost Dragon’s Frission to add Harmonizing Magician and Purple Poison Magician from his Deck to his hand. Next he activates Foolish Burial to send a Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm from Deck to Graveyard then Special Summons it to the field using its effect. He pays half his Life Points and targets his Darkwurm to Special Summons Destrudo back from the Graveyard. Joven activates Salamangreat Rage destroying Harrison’s 2 dragons. Harrison puts Purple Poison Magician and Harmonizing Magician in the Pendulum Zones and Pendulum Summons Darkwurm and Purple Poison Magician from the Extra Deck allowing Joven to Special Summon Sea Archiver from his hand. In the Battle Phase, Harrison uses Purple Poison Magician to attack Sea Archiver. In Main Phase 2, Harrison uses his 2 Pendulum Monsters to Link Summon Knightmare Phoenix co-linked to Salamangreat Heatle noting that it won’t be able to be destroyed by battle. Top 32 Gameplay Joven drew for turn and after confirming that Harrison was on 1000 life points activates the effect of his Salamangreat Heatleo to change the attack of Knightmare Phoenix. He apologised for having Nibiru the Primal Being both games but they have a friendly handshake both happy they made it to the top cut.   Joven Garcia and his Salamangreat Deck will be moving on to the Top 16 of YCS Sydney 2020!