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Top 32 Feature Match – Jonno Ritzau vs Tom Kralj

19.01.2014 | 16:16 |

The top 32 players for YCS Sydney have been chosen, and among them are some of the strongest Duelists we’ve seen in an Australian tournament! Jonno Ritzau has come to Sydney from Queensland, and has proven his strength against over 800 other Duelists with his Level 3 Fire Fist Deck. Tom Kralj has come to Sydney from Melbourne, and after feeling unwell last night, he’s managed to valiantly fight his way into the Top 32 today! Will his Thunder Family Deck be able to take down Jonno’s Fire Fists? Read on to find out!

Game 1:

Tom began with 2 copies of Mahunder, Pahunder, Void Trap Hole, and Vylon Prism.

He drew Recycling Batteries, and then considered his Extra Deck options before Setting 1 Spell/Trap card, Normal Summoning Mahunder, then Summoning Pahunder, and Xyz Summoning Maestroke the Symphony Djinn. He ended his turn.

Jonno’s hand contained Fire Formation – Tenki, Torrential Tribute, Fiendish Chain, Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster, and Forbidden Lance.


He drew a card, set 3 to his Spell and Trap Zone, and ended his turn.

Tom drew a card. He switched Maestroke the Symphony Djinn to Attack Position and attacked, but Jonno had Fiendish Chain to stop him, he then Normal Summoned Mahunder and with its effect Normal Summoned Vylon Prism but Jonno had Torrential Tribute! To make matters worse for Tom, he forgot to use Maestroke’s effect to prevent it from destruction. Instead of saving it, it was destroyed and sent to the Graveyard! Tom ended his turn after that.

Jonno, drew a card and activated Fire Formation – Tenki, adding Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear to his hand. Bear attacked Tom directly, putting him on 6300 Life Points. Bear allowed Jonno to search for and activate Fire Formation – Gyokkou, which locked down Tom’s Set card.

Tom began his turn and activated Recycling Batteries, he added Pahunder and Vylon Prism to his hand. He Normal Summoned Pahunder, then Vylon Prism, and Synchro Summoned Scrap Dragon. He paid 500 Life Points to equip Vylon Prism to Scrap Dragon, reducing him to 5800. Scrap Dragon destroyed Vylon Prism and Fire Formation – Gyokkou, and he then attacked Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear with Scrap Dragon. Jonno was on 6900 Life Points. Tom ended his turn.

Jonno drew Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear! He Normal Summoned the Bear and sent Fire Formation – Tenki to the Graveyard to destroy Scrap Dragon. He attacked directly with Bear, reducing Tom to 4200, and Set Fire Formation – Gyokkou from his Deck. He activated it, targeting Tom’s Set card, and then ended his turn.

Tom drew Thunder King Rai-Oh. Then he Normal Summoned Mahunder, and then Thunder King Rai-Oh. He Xyz Summoned Starleige Paladynamo, he then detached both Xyz Materials targeting Jonno’s Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear and reducing its ATK to 0. He attacked the Bear and destroyed it causing Jonno to fall to 4900 Life Points. He passed the turn.

Jonno drew a card and Normal Summoned Coach Soldier Wolfbark, and then Special Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. He then Xyz Summoned Number 50: Blackship of Corn, and detached the Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear to send Tom’s Starleige Paladynamo to the Graveyard, dropping Tom to 3200 Life Points. He ended his turn by Setting until he had 5 cards in his Spell and Trap Zone.

Tom drew Thunder Sea Horse, he discarded it to add 2 copies of Pahunder to his hand. He activated Dark Hole and it destroyed Number 50: Blackship of Corn. Normal Summon Pahunder and attacked directly (Jonno 3600). He ended his turn.

Jonno drew a card. He Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear and played Fire Formation – Tenki, then sent Tenki to destroy Pahunder. Bear attacked Tom directly putting him on 1500 Life Points, and Bear’s effect allowed Jonno to Set Fire Formation – Tenki from his Deck. He then ended his turn.

Tom drew Recycling Batteries! He added Mahunder and Pahunder to his hand. He carefully considered his Extra Deck options before Normal Summoning Pahunder, then Normal Summoning Mahunder, and he Xyz Summoned Starleige Paladynamo, but Jonno activated his Compulsory Evacuation Device, and Tom conceded!

Tom had a strong start, but after losing his Maestroke the Symphony Djinn thanks to a misplay, he wasn’t able to stabilise! Will the outcome of the second Duel be different?

Game 2:

After their Side Decking session, both Duelists pile shuffled their Decks and after cutting, drew their opening hands. Tom lost the first Duel, and decided to go first.

Tom’s opening hand contained 2 Mahunder, Threatening Roar, Torrential Tribute, Spell-Shattering Arrow, and Cardcar D. He Set 3 cards, Normal Summoned Cardcar D, and then Tributed it to draw 2 cards and end his turn.

Jonno drew a card and Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. Jonno attempted to move to his Battle Phase, but Tom activated his Threatening Roar. Jonno’s Fire Formation – Gyokkou locked down Tom’s Torrential Tribute. Jonno Set 3 cards and ended his turn.

Tom drew Honest, and discarded Thunder Sea Horse to add 2 Pahunder from his Deck to his hand. He Normal Summoned Sishunder, and banished Thunder Sea Horse with its effect. Jonno activated Light-Imprisoning Mirror, but unfortunately it was too late as Sishunder’s effect had already resolved. Thunder Sea Horse went to Tom’s hand at the end of the turn.

Jonno drew a card and attacked with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. Tom used the effect of Honest in his hand! Bear was destroyed, and Jonno went to 7100 Life Points. In Main Phase 2, he Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Leopard, then Tributed it to Set Fire Formation – Tenki from his Deck. He activated it, but Tom Chained Spell-Shattering Arrow to stop it! Jonno took 1000 damage, and fell to 6100, and Tenki resolved without effect. Jonno Set 1 card and ended his turn.

Tom drew a card and once again checked his Extra Deck. He Normal Summoned Pahunder, and then Xyz Summoned Diamond Dire Wolf using Sishunder and Pahunder. Diamond Dire Wolf destroyed itself, along with Jonno’s Light-Imprisoning Mirror. Tom ended his turn.

Jonno drew a card and passed.

Tom drew a card, Normal Summoned Mahunder and Jonno played another Light-Imprisoning Mirror! Mahunder attacked directly, putting Jonno on 4700 Life Points. Tom ended the turn.

Jonno drew, Set a card and ended his turn.

Tom drew Compulsory Evacuation Device. He discarded Thunder Sea Horse to add 2 copies of Wattgiraffe from his Deck to his hand. He Normal Summoned Mahunder, but met Jonno’s Torrential Tribute! Tom Set 1 card and passed the turn.

Jonno drew Solemn Warning, Set it and passed.

Tom drew a card, then Normal Summoned Wattgiraffe and attacked directly. Jonno fell to 3500 Life Points. He ended his turn.

Jonno drew a card and passed.

Tom drew a card, then Normal Summoned Thunder Sea Horse. He attacked directly with Thunder Sea Horse and Wattgiraffe, reducing Jonno to 700 Life Points! Then, he Xyz Summoned Gagaga Cowboy and used it effect, but Jonno saved himself with a Fiendish Chain to negate its effect! Tom ended his turn.

Jonno drew a card, then Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon. He Set 1 Spell or Trap and passed the turn.

Tom drew a card and played Mystical Space Typhoon! He destroyed Jonno’s Light-Imprisoning Mirror! He then Normal Summoned Wattgiraffe and entered his Battle Phase, but Jonno used Compulsory Evacuation Device to return Wattgiraffe to Tom’s hand! Tom Set a card and ended his turn.

Jonno drew a card, and surrendered, as he was unable to deal with next turn’s Wattgiraffe!

Even in spite of being unable to use his LIGHT monster’s effect due to Light-Imprisoning Mirror, Tom Kralj wins the second Duel of this Match! This Duel will go to a third round, where we’ll find out who moves on to the Top 16!

Game 3:

Jonno lost the second Duel and chose to play first. His opening hand consisted of Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Leopard, 2 Fire Formation – Tensen, Torrential Tribute, Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Spirit, and Forbidden Lance.

He Normal Summoned the Leopard and used its effect, Setting Fire Formation – Tensu from his Deck. He then Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Spirit, Special Summoning Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Leopard from the Graveyard. He then Synchro Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Horse Prince, and used its effect to Special Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster from his Deck! Then, Rooster’s effect added Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear to Jonno’s hand. Rooster’s second effect activated and Jonno sent Fire Formation – Tensu to the Graveyard in order to Set Fire Formation – Tenki from his Deck. He then activated it, adding Coach Soldier Wolfbark to his hand! He Set 4 cards to his backrow and ended his turn.

Tom started with Sishunder, Thunder Sea Horse, Threatening Roar, Pahunder, and Torrential Tribute.

He drew Mystical Space Typhoon, and discarded Thunder Sea Horse to add 2 Mahunder to his hand. He Set 3 Spell or Trap cards, and ended his turn.

Jonno drew. He used Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Rooster to send Fire Formation – Tenki to the Graveyard, to Set Fire Formation – Gyokkou from his Deck. He activated Gyokkou targeting Tom’s Set card, but Tom used Mystical Space Typhoon to stop it from resolving. Jonno attempted to enter his Battle Phase, but Tom used Threatening Roar to stop him from attacking. Jonno Set 1 card, and ended his turn.

Tom drew Recycling Batteries. He Normal Summoned Mahunder, then Normal Summoned Sishunder with Mahunder‘s effect, and Sishunder banished Thunder Sea Horse from his Graveyard. He then Xyz Summoned Constellar Omega! Tom then Chained Torrential Tribute, but then Tom detached Sishunder from Constellar Omega to protect it from being destroyed! But then, Jonno used his own Torrential Tribute in order to make sure that Constellar Omega was destroyed! He then protected Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Horse Prince with Forbidden Lance! Thunder Sea Horse is added to Tom’s hand, and he ended his turn.

Jonno drew Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. He Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear, and then attacked directly with Bear and Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Horse Prince, putting Tom on 4200 Life Points. Jono Set Fire Formation – Tensu from his Deck with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear’s effect. He ended his turn.

Tom drew Trap Stun. He activated Recycling Batteries to add Mahunder and Sishunder to his hand. He then Normal Summoned Mahunder, then Normal Summoned Pahunder, then Normal Summoned Mahunder! He then Xyz Summoned Number 50: Blackship of Corn, using Mahunder and Pahunder! When it was Summoned, Jonno used Fire Formation – Tensen to prevent Blackship of Corn from targeting any monsters! Mahunder used its effect to  Normal Summon Sishunder, then he Xyz Summoned Starleige Paladynamo! He detached both its Xyz Materials, targeting Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Horse Prince and reduced its ATK to 0! He attacked Horse Prince with Paladynamo, destroying it and putting Jonno on 6000 Life Points. Tom ended his turn.

Jonno drew Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon, activated Fire Formation – Tensu and Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon thanks to Tensu. He used its effect, sending Fire Formation – Tensu and Fire Formation – Tensen to Special Summon Brotherhood of the Fire Fist –  Rooster from the Graveyard, Rooster eff adds Bear. Xyz Summon Cardinal using Dragon and Bear, detach targeting Black Ship & Paladynamo & Tenki and Tensu into the Deck. Normal Summoned Bear and attacked with all of his monsters to end the Duel!

Jonno Ritzau moves on to the Top 16 with a 2-1 victory!