Top 4: Alpay Engin (Wind-Up) vs Nick Boulbasakos (Mermail)
24.02.2013 | 18:01
[p]Top 4! In this Semi-Final match we see German Duelist Alpay Engin face off against Greek sensation Nick Boulbasakos! This is Alpay’s first visit to the Feature Match table this weekend and Nick’s second in succession. Let’s see how the action unfolds![/p]
[div]Engin opened the Match with [w rabbit] and 2 Set cards.
Boulbasakos started his turn with a Set monster.
Engin drew and considered his options before playing [w fac] and banishing Rabbit. That got him a [w shark]. He Summoned [w mag] and then [w shark]. Boulbasakos played [veiler] on Magician and Engin Summoned [dweller], using its effect and taking down [ahi].
Boulbasakos Summoned [genex controller] and followed up with [reborn] on [w mag]. [tt] cleared the field and [dweller] used its effect. He Set 1 card.
Engin’s Rabbit returned and banished itself again to grant him a [w shark]. He then played [w mag] and Shark, setting up a string of combos to end with [papi], [maestro], [w maity] and  on the field. The resulting attacks sealed Duel 1.[/div]
Engin winds up winning Duel 1!
[div]Boulbasakos kicked off the second Duel with 2 Set [st]s.
Engin played [df] and 2 Set cards.
Engin passed also.
Boulbasakos Summoned [amark] and lost it to [tt] before Setting 2 [st]s.
Engin Set 1 card.
Boulbasakos Summoned [amark] and attacked directly, Summoning [adrag] to do the same. In [mp2] Boulbasakos Set his 5th [st].
Engin played [tgu], getting another from his hand. He [xyz]ed [w maity], which was sent back to the Extra Deck with [ced]. Engin set 1 card.
Boulbasakos flipped [storm] and Engin immediately conceded; his hand wouldn’t help him survive the next few turns (he opened with 2 copies of [tgu] and the [sangan] as well).[/div]
Boulbasakos brings the Match to a third and final Duel!
[div]Engin started Duel 3 with [tgu], which was negated by [veiler] so he Set a card.
Boulbasakos Set 2 [st]s.
Engin Summoned [w rabbit] and attacked with both monsters.
Boulbasakos Set a monster and a [st].
Engin [xyz]ed [w maity] and used its effect to Summon [w mag]. [w shark] came down next, triggering Magician to Summon another copy. Shark changed its Level; to 5 to trigger the second Magician to which ND responded with [gozen]. Engin had the [mst] though and continued by Summoning another Shark. He then Xyz Summoned [dweller] and [w maioh], the latter destroying Boulbasakos’s remaining [st]s. [w rat] was Summoned and revived Rabbit, which gave Engin [zenmaines]. He attacked with all of his monsters, destroying [ahi] in the process.
Boulbasakos punched his Deck in the hope of getting something good, and set 3 cards.
Engin lost his Zenmaioh to [ced]. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough as Engin had enough plays to secure the Match.[/div]
Alpay Engin’s headed towards the finals!