Top 4: Andrea Zenari (ITA) vs Eugen Heidt (GER)
This is probably the most relaxed round of the whole day. With both of these players having secured their place on Team Europe the atmosphere is far less tense. We have seen Zenari earlier using his Bujin Deck to power through the last remaining Madolche Duelist. Heidt is here from Germany and using Mermails to destroy all of the competition he has come up against. Now that the hard part – getting to the World Championship – is done, they are playing for the fame and fortune that comes with being crowned European Champion. Who will proceed to the finals? Let’s find out!
Heidt won the roll and started us off with three set cards.
Zenari played [ff tenki] for [bujin yam] and Summoned it. [bth] was countered with [lance] but [tt] on the chain saw Yamato meet a timely end. The Italian set two more and passed.
Heidt simply passed back and Zenari Summoned [bujin quil] and attacked before playing [kaiser col].
Heidt discarded [a mark] and [a leed] for [a megalo] but it was negated with [sw]. [a mark] destroyed [ced] and Heidt set a second [st].
Quilin attacked and Zenari set a [st].
Heidt Summoned [a pike] and didn’t use the effect. [bth] was countered by [lance] and the German passed.
Zenari played [soul charge] to get his [bujin yam] back and [xyz]ed [bujin susa]. It was hit by [bts] after detaching but still ran over the [a pike].
Heidt drew to two in hand and played his own [soul charge] for [a leed] before passing.
Zenari used the effect of [bujin susa] and on revealing his in hand [bujin hir] Heidt picked up his cards!
[h2]Bujins win the first game![/h2]
Both players Side Decked in silence as a crowd watched on and Heidt went first in game two.
[undine] was first, sending [tidal] to search [controller]. Two backrow passed play to the Italian side of the table.
Zenari Summoned [bujin yam] and attacked over Undine, activating [kaiser col] in [mp2] and setting two before proceeding to his [ep]. [bts] stopped the search-and-dump effect of Yamato.
Heidt activated [mst] on a set [prison] and Summoned [a pike] discarding [a mark] searching out [linde] before prompting Zenari to activate his [vane]. Heidt flipped his other [mst] after it resolved to take out both [kaiser col] and [vane]. [tidal] returned to the field and attacks follows.
Zenari summoned [bujin turtle] and attacked [a pike] before setting a card. Tidal returned to the hand.
Heidt Summoned [linde] and rammed in to the Turtle in an attempt to search but [sw] ended that plan.
Zenari gave his Turtle a pal by Summoning another!
They both attacked to leave Heidt on 3700 and in [mp2] [bujin susa] was [xyz]ed and sent [bujin hare] to the Graveyard from the Deck.
Heidt used [a pike] to discard [tidal] and search [a gunde]. It was discarded with [sturge] to Summon [a megalo] and within seconds the German had the following field:
It wasn’t long until  followed and after taking Susanowa from Zenari he was attacking to even the score.
[h2]Mermails fight back to make it 1-1![/h2]
Zenari kicked things off in game three with a Summoned [bujin crane] and set [debunk].
Heidt Summoned [undine] and sent [ahi] to search [controller] and destroy the Crane. Undine attacked and in [mp2] [crow] Banished Crane while Heidt set a [st].
Zenari Summoned [bujin hare] and attacked over Undine. At the end of his [mp2] Heidt flipped [a sphere] to search [linde]. Zenari used the opportunity to set another [st] and in his [ep] flipped the [debunk] to negate [linde].
[a pike] discarded [moulin] to search [linde]. Heidt set a [st] and passed.
Hare dealt with the [a pike] and Zenari set another backrow.
[allure] from Heidt netted him two cards and [mst] dealt with a set [vane]. [linde] was Summoned and when it attacked [maxx] was discarded by the Italian. He drew a card when [a leed] hit the field but took some damage when it beat over his Crane. A second set [st] passed play.
[bujincarnation] was halted by [crow] and Zenari went up to two backrow and a set Monster.
Heidt drew and Summoned his topdeck – [linde] – before attacking with [a leed] over a set [bujin turtle] and then directly.
Zenari drew a [debunk] and Summoned his other in-hand card – [bujin hir]. [bth] was flipped by Heidt and was countered by [lance]. Zenari set his [debunk] before passing.
Heidt attacked over the Hirume with [a leed] and then directly with [linde] before setting his topdeck to the backrow.
[bujin yam] off the top was Summoned by Zenari and attacked [linde], with [debunk] stopping the effect. At the end of his [mp2] Heidt flipped [lim]! Yamato didn’t get it’s effect.
Heidt drew and flopped his newly drawn [tidal] on to the field, Banishing two monsters but having to keep it in his hand after [vane] was flipped. [a leed] attacked and on the next turn Zenari didn’t have anything to save him!
[h2]Heidt proceeds to the final with Mermail![/h2]