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Top 4: Alpay Engin (Mermail) vs Matthew Mills (Fire Fist)

23.02.2014 | 17:38 |
We're back with the top four and back with Exeter's Matthew Mills. The difference this time is that in a bid to get back to the UK in good time he booked a flight for Sunday evening. This means that he has barely an hour before he has to leave to catch his plane. This makes for an interesting scene at the feature match table where the Brit is desperate to get this over with quickly and move on! Alpay Engin will happily oblige if it means taking a quick victory in to the final. No doubt a 'flurry of Special Summons' would be involved so without further ado: the first semi-final! Engin would start, dicsarding Atlantean Dragoons to Special Summon Mermail Abyssteus in def searching out Mermail Abyssmegalo and Mermail Abyssocea. He discarded the Mermail Abyssocea and Mermail Abyssgunde to Special Summon Mermail Abyssmegalo fishing out a Abyss-Sphere and getting Mermail Abyssocea back. He discarded to get out Mermail Abysslinde and after some Aqua Spirit shenanigans he had a Lavalval Chain on the field giving him Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls. Mermail Abyssgaios and Mechquipped Angineer joined the fray and with a set Spell/Trap Mills looked at his first hand and conceded immediately. ...well he wanted it to be quick!

 

Yep...that happened.

Yep...that happened.

 


Alpay Engin... er... well... you read it!


Game two saw Mills go first with Dimensional Fissure and three set cards, Summoning Coach Soldier Wolfbark. Engin set two and lost the both in the End Phase to Mystical Space Typhoon and Dust Tornado. Mills Summoned Effect Veiler and Synchro Summoned Armades, Keeper of Boundaries, attacking for 2300 on his next two turns as Engin passed.

 

And... er... that happened too!

And... er... that happened too!

 

Engin set a monster and had nothing else. Banisher of the Radiance was Summoned and attacked over the set Veiler before Engin conceded and we were in to game three already!

Game two is over just as quickly and we are in to game three


Not even ten minutes in to the round and we were in to game three. This was lightning fast pace and both Duelists had no intentions of slowing down. Engin started game three with Mermail Abyssteus in Defense Position, discarding Mermail Abysslinde and searching for Mermail Abyssgunde. His hand also contained Mermail Abyssocea, Bottomless Trap Hole, Mermail Abysslinde and Effect Veiler. He Summoned the Mermail Abyssocea and discarded Mermail Abyssgunde to search Mermail Abyssturge. Mechquipped Angineer hit the field and Engin passed after setting the Bottomless.

 

I figured I better use this player shot before the match was over!

I figured I better use this player shot before the match was over!

 

Fire Formation - Tenki got Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Gorilla for Mills. It sent Tenki to the Graveyard and Effect Veiler foiled it. Mills set three. Engin Summoned Mermail Abysslinde and attacked in to Mirror Force. Angineer detached to save itself and Mermail Abyssturge and Mermail Abysslinde bit the dust. Mermail Abysspike came out from Abysslinde and discarded Mermail Abyssgunde to search Atlantean Marksman which was discarded for a revived Mermail Abyssturge to get Mermail Abysslinde back to hand and destroy a set Dimensional Prison. Gorilla went down in battle and in Main Phase 2 Engin Xyz Summoned Bahamut Shark. It was met by Fiendish Chain when a material was detached. Engin was reminded that he used his Normal Summon and ended.

 

Soon the Bahamut Shark would be unChained!

Soon the Bahamut Shark would be unChained!

 

Pot of Duality for Mills revealed Maxx "C", Dimensional Fissure and Fire Formation - Tensu. Dimensional Fissure was the pick and Mills' Deck was shuffled. Thunder King Rai-Oh was Summoned and Fissure was played. Thunder King Rai-Oh attacked Angineer which saved itself and Mills ended. Mystical Space Typhoon took care of Fiendish Chain and Thunder King Rai-Oh was Banished in battle before Mills ate some damage from Angineer. In Main Phase 2 Bahamut Shark Summoned Mermail Abysstrite and Engin passed. Mills set a Spell/Trap and passed, but it was a Debunk and did nothing to stop the onslaught next turn!

Alpay Engin records a top four win in record time and proceeds to the final!