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Top 32 Feature Match: Peter Gross vs. James Martin

09.09.2012 | 14:13 |

Peter Gross, the champion of YCS Toulouse, is back at the top! He secured a spot in the Top 32 with an 8-2 record, and now he’s Dueling against James Martin, who ended the Swiss Rounds with the same record. Only one of these Duelists will advance to the Top 16!

Duel One

Peter Gross

Peter Gross

Peter Gross opened up with Fiend’s Sanctuary, Changing Destiny, Jinzo, Gogogo Golem, Raiza the Storm Monarch, and Goblin Elite Attack Force. He passed without making a play.

Martin Summoned Twin-Headed Behemoth and attacked directly. He Set a card to his back row and passed.

Gross drew Wind-Up Soldier. He Summoned Gogogo Golem and then attacked Twin-Headed Behemoth to destroy it. Gross Set Changing Destiny before ending his turn. Martin used Dust Tornado in the End Phase to destroy Changing Destiny and then Special Summoned Twin-Headed Behemoth.

Martin Tributed Twin-Headed Behemoth to Summon Dark Ruler Ha Des and then attacked directly with it. He Set a card to his back row before ending his turn.

Gross drew Inverse Universe next turn. He activated Fiend’s Sanctuary to Summon a Token and then Tributed the Token to Summon Raiza the Storm Monarch! He sent Ha Des back on top of Martin’s Deck with the effect of Raiza and then attacked directly. Martin activated Changing Destiny, and Gross chose the damage option, dealing 1200 points of damage to Martin. His Raiza switched into Defense Position.

Martin Summoned Zombyra the Dark and then attacked Raiza. Gross used Inverse Universe to swap the stats of all monster, and Martin lose 1500 Life Points in the attack.

Gross drew Kunai with Chain. He Summoned Wind-Up Soldier and used its effect to give it extra ATK. He attacked Zombyra, but Martin used Offerings to the Doomed to destroy the Wind-Up Soldier. Gross Set Kunai with Chain before ending his turn.

Martin Tributed Zombyra to Summon Dark Ruler Ha Des and then tried attacking Gross’s Defense Position Raiza; but Gross flipped Kunai with Chain to give his Raiza 500 ATK and switch Ha Des to Defense Position. Martin equipped Ha Des with Fighting Spirit before ending his turn.

Martin drew Snatch Steal! He Tributed Raiza to Summon Jinzo and then activated Snatch Steal to take control of Ha Des. Direct attacks from Jinzo and Dark Ruler Ha Des wiped out Martin’s last 4600 Life Points!

Peter Gross wins Duel 1 with Tribute Monsters! James Martin will be going first in Duel 2!

Duel Two

James Martin

James Martin

Martin Summoned Vortex Trooper and activated its effect. He sent 2 cards from his hand back into his Deck and drew 2 cards. Martin Set a card to his back row and ended his turn.

Gross opened up with Book of Moon, Wind-Up Soldier, Divine Wrath, Fiend’s Sanctuary, Level Eater, and Mobius the Frost Monarch.

Gross's Opening Hand in Duel 2

Gross's Opening Hand in Duel 2

He Summoned Level Eater and attacked Vortex Trooper to destroy it. Vortex Trooper’s effect allowed Martin to draw a card. Gross Set Book of Moon and Divine Wrath before ending his turn.

Martin Summoned Voltic Kong and attacked Level Eater to destroy it. Martin sent the top card of his Deck to his Graveyard due to Voltic Kong’s effect. He Set 2 cards to his back row before ending his turn.

Gross drew Treeborn Frog and then Normal Summoned Wind-Up Soldier. He activated its effect to give it an extra 400 ATK and 1 Level, and then Special Summoned Level Eater from his Graveyard by reducing his Soldier’s Level. Wind-Up Soldier attacked and destroyed Voltic Kong, dealing 400 points of damage to Martin.

Martin Summoned Archfiend Soldier next turn and attacked Wind-Up Soldier to destroy it. He Set a card to his back row before ending his turn.

Gross drew Kunai with Chain. He Tributed Level Eater to Summon Mobius the Frost Monarch. He activated its effect, and Martin negated it and destroyed Mobius by activating Divine Wrath! He discarded Gravitic Orb to pay the cost of Divine Wrath.

Martin Summoned Milla the Temporal Magician next turn. He used its effect to look at Gross’s face-down Book of Moon and then attacked directly with Milla and Archfiend Soldier. Gross lost 3700 Life Points and was left with 3000 Life Points.

Gross drew Tanngrisnir of the Nordic Beasts. He Summoned it and attacked Milla. He used Book of Moon in the Battle Step to put Milla face-down and destroy it in battle. Gross Set Kunai with Chain before ending his turn.

Martin tried to attack Tanngrisnir with Archfiend Soldier; but Gross used Kunai with Chain to switch the Soldier into Defense Position and give his Tanngrisnir 500 extra ATK. He Set a back row before ending his turn.

Gross drew Raiza the Storm Monarch and then tried to attack Archfiend Soldier; but Martin activated Offerings to the Doomed to destroy Tanngrisnir! In Main Phase 2, Martin activated Fiend’s Sanctuary to Special Summon a Token, and Tributed it to try to Summon Raiza the Storm Monarch; but Martin negated the Summon with Solemn Judgment and dropped down to 3500 Life Points!

Martin skipped his Draw Phase and then switched his Archfiend Soldier into Attack Position. He attacked directly and passed.

Gross drew Gorz the Emissary of Darkness; but with Divine Wrath face-down, he’d have trouble Summoning it. He Set Treeborn Frog and passed his turn. Martin used Compulsory Evacuation Device in the End Phase to return the face-down Treeborn Frog to Gross’s hand!

Escaping to Victory

Escaping to Victory

On his next turn, Martin attacked directly with Archfiend Soldier, wiping out Gross’s last 1100 Life Points!

Duel Three

Gross opened up with Enemy Controller, Fiend’s Sanctuary, Dark Valkyria, Toon Gemini Elf, Book of Moon, and Kunai with Chain. He Summoned Toon Gemini Elf and then Set Book of Moon, Enemy Controller, and Kunai with Chain.

Gross's Opening Hand in Duel 3

Gross's Opening Hand in Duel 3

Martin Set a monster and a card to his back row.

Gross drew Goblin Elite Attack Force next turn. He attacked Martin’s face-down Vortex Trooper with Toon Gemini Elf to destroy it, allowing Martin to draw a card with its effect.

Martin Set a monster and 2 more back rows.

Gross drew Tanngrisnir of the Nordic Beasts. He attacked Martin’s face-down Gravitic Orb to destroy it, and Gravitic Orb’s Flip Effect switched Toon Gemini Elf to Defense Position.

Martin Summoned Blizzard Dragon next turn.

Gross flipped Book of Moon to put Blizzard Dragon face-down before it could use its effect. Martin Set a card to his back row before ending his turn.

Gross drew Changing Destiny. He Flip Summoned Dark Valkyria, and Martin flipped Torrential Tribute to clear the field! Gross Summoned Tanngrisnir next and attacked directly, dropping Martin down to 6800 Life Points. Gross Set Changing Destiny before ending his turn.

Martin passed without making a play.

Gross drew Jinzo and attacked directly with Tanngrisnir.

Martin Summoned Cyber Valley and ended his turn.

Stopping attacks with Cyber Valley

Stopping attacks with Cyber Valley

Gross drew Gogogo Golem. He attacked Cyber Valley with Tanngrisnir, and Martin banished Cyber Valley to end the Battle Phase and draw a card.

Martin activated Dust Tornado to destroy Gross’s face-down Kunai with Chain and then Normal Summoned D.D. Assailant. He attacked Tanngrisnir to destroy it and deal 500 points of damage to Gross. Gross Special Summoned 2 Nordic Beast Tokens in Defense Position thanks to Tanngrisnir’s effect

Gross drew Divine Wrath. He flipped Enemy Controller to Tribute 1 of his 2 Nordic Beast Tokens and take control of D.D. Assailant. Then he Tributed D.D. Assailant to try to Summon Jinzo; but Martin flipped Solemn Judgment and paid 2800 Life Points to negate Jinzo’s Summon! Gross Set Divine Wrath before ending his turn.

Martin Set a card to his back row.

Gross drew Snatch Steal. He Summoned Gogogo Golem and attacked directly, dropping Martin down to 1000 Life Points.

Martin Special Summoned Alector, Sovereign of Birds from his hand and then equipped it with Fighting Spirit. Then he used Alector’s effect to try to negate Gogogo Golem’s effect; but Gross used Divine Wrath to negate its effect and destroy Alector! Martin activated Raigeki to destroy Gogogo Golem and the Nordic Beast Token before ending his turn.

But it was all over on the next turn! Gross drew Inverse Universe and Summoned Goblin Elite Attack Force. Goblin Elite Attack Force attacked directly, wiping out Martin’s last 1000 Life Points!

Top 32 victories are just one of the many things that make this Goblin Attack Force so Elite.

Top 32 victories are just one of the many things that make this Goblin Attack Force so Elite.

Peter Gross is advancing to the Top 16!