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Top 4 Feature Match: Luke Smythe vs. Rodrigo Togores

09.09.2012 | 17:16 |

Spain’s Rodrigo Togores is Dueling against local Sheffield Duelist Luke Smythe in this Top 4 Feature Match! Togores has a bit of experience with Battle Pack Sealed, but this is Smythe’s first ever Battle Pack Sealed event! One of these Duelists will advance to the Finals for a chance to become the first ever champion of a sealed YCS tournament!

Duel One

Luke Smythe

Luke Smythe

Smythe opened up with Mystical Space Typhoon, Bait Doll, Blast with Chain, Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter, Helping Robo for Combat, and Yaksha. He Set Ryko and Mystical Space Typhoon and then ended his first turn.

Togores Set a card to his back row and passed.

Smythe drew Snowman Eater and ended his turn.

Togores Set a card to his back row and passed.

Smythe drew Breaker the Magical Warrior. He Flip Summoned Ryko to target Togores’s face-down Skill Drain; Togores Chained it and paid 1000 Life Points to negate Ryko’s effect; and Smythe Chained Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Skill Drain, resolving Ryko’s effect and sending Cyber Dragon, Voltic Kong, and Prideful Roar from the top of his Deck to his Graveyard.

Togores Summoned Breaker the Magical Warrior next, and attacked directly with Ryko. Smythe lost 200 Life Points and Special Summoned Tragoedia from his hand in Defense Position, with 2400 DEF. Smythe destroyed Togores’s face-down Dust Tornado by removing a Spell Counter from Breaker in Main Phase 2. Smythe Set Blast with Chain before ending his turn.

Togores discarded Blackwing – Zephyros the Elite with the effect of Tragoedia to take control of Breaker, and then used Breaker to destroy Ryko in battle.

Smythe drew Slate Warrior and Set Snowman Eater.

Togores switched his Tragoedia into Attack Position and then used it to attack and destroy Smythe’s face-down Snowman Eater. Snowman Eater destroyed Tragoedia with its effect, and then Breaker attacked directly to drop Smythe down to 5000 Life Points. Togores Set a monster before ending his turn.

Smythe drew Fabled Ashenveil. He Summoned Slate Warrior and then attacked Breaker with it to destroy it and drop Togores down to 6500 Life Points.

Togores Set a card to each zone and passed.

Smythe drew Solemn Judgment. He Summoned Yaksha and used its effect to return Togores face-down Spell or Trap Card to his hand. Then he attacked Togores’s face-down Skilled White Magician with Yaksha, and attacked his Charcoal Inpachi with Slate Warrior, losing 200 Life Points. He Set Solemn Judgment and then returned Yaksha to his hand in his End Phase.

Togores Set 2 cards to his back row and passed.

Smythe drew Windstorm of Etaqua. He Summoned Fabled Ashenveil and then Set Windstorm of Etaqua before ending his turn.

Togores Set a card to his back row and passed.

Smythe drew Gene-Warped Warwolf. He activated Bait Doll to target Togores’s face-down Autonomous Action Unit. Togores revealed it, and then Smythe shuffled Bait Doll back into his Deck. Next, Smythe Summoned Yaksha, targeting a different one of Togores’s back rows and returning it to his hand. Finally, he entered his Battle Phase. He attacked Charcoal Inpachi with Ashenveil and then activated Windstorm of Etaqua! Togores’s monsters were switched in Attack Position. Ashenveil destroyed Charcoal Inpachi, and Togores dropped down to 5000 Life Points. Next, Slate Warrior attacked and destroyed Skilled White Magician. Finally, Yaksha attacked directly, dropping Togores down to 2900 Life Points. Smythe returned Yaksha to his hand in his End Phase.

Togores Set a card to each zone and passed.

Smythe drew Chiron the Mage. He Summoned Yaksha again and used its effect to target Togores’s face-down Torrential Tribute. Togores Chained it, but Smythe negated it with Solemn Judgment, giving up 2400 Life Points. Ashenveil then attacked Togores’s face-down Cyber Jar!

Togores's Plan B

Togores's Plan B

Both players destroyed all monsters and revealed the top 5 cards of their Decks.

Cyber Jar's effect

Cyber Jar's effect

Smythe Set Card Trooper, Mask of Darkness, and Vortex Trooper. Rodrigo Summoned Exiled Force and Exarion Universe in Attack Position, and Set Greenkappa. Smythe Set Torrential Tribute and Compulsory Evacuation Device before ending his turn.

Togores activated Bait Doll, targeting Smythe’s face-down Compulsory Evacuation Device. Smythe Chained it to return Exarion Universe to Togores’s hand. Next, Togores Flip Summoned Greenkappa to target both of Smythe’s back rows, and Smythe Chained Torrential Tribute to clear the field! Smythe drew Blue Thunder T-45 and Penguin Soldier thanks to the effects of Card Trooper and Vortex Trooper. Togores Summoned Bazoo the Soul-Eater next, and banished Exiled Force, Tragoedia, and Skilled White Magician from his Graveyard to give it 900 extra ATK. He then attacked directly, wiping out Smythe’s last 2400 Life Points!

Rodrigo Togores turns around Duel 1 with Cyber Jar to take the win! Luke Smythe will be going first in Duel 2!

Duel Two

Rodrigo Togores

Rodrigo Togores

Smythe opened up Duel 2 with Bait Doll, Gene-Warped Warwolf, Machina Fortress, Vortex Trooper, Voltic Kong, and Penguin Soldier. He Set Vortex Trooper and then ended his turn.

Togores Summoned Blue Thunder T-45 and attacked Vortex Trooper to destroy it. Smythe drew a card with Vortex Trooper, and Togores Special Summoned a Thunder Option Token in Defense Position.

Smythe drew Fiendish Chain. He Summoned Gene-Warped Warwolf and attacked Blue Thunder T-45 with it, destroying Blue Thunder T-45 and dealing 300 points of damage to Togores. Smythe Set Fiendish Chain and Bait Doll before ending his turn.

Togores Set a card to each zone and passed.

Smythe drew Mask of Darkness. He Summoned Yaksha and used its effect to return Togores’s face-down Spell or Trap Card to his hand. Then Yaksha attacked and destroyed the Thunder Option Token, and Gene-Warped Warwolf attacked Togores’s face-down Charcoal Inpachi, costing Smythe 100 Life Points. Smythe returned Yaksha to his hand in the End Phase.

Togores Tributed Charcoal Inpachi to Summon Caius the Shadow Monarch and activated its effect to target Gene-Warped Warwolf; but Smythe Chained Fiendish Chain to negate Caius’s effect. Togores Set a card to his back row and ended his turn.

Smythe drew Torrential Tribute. Then he Summoned Yaksha to return Togores’s face-down Spell or Trap Card to his hand. Next, he combined Yaksha with Gene-Warped Warwolf to Xyz Summon Wind-Up Zenmaister, and attacked over Caius to destroy it and deal 100 points of damage to Togores.

Togores Summoned Cloudian – Poison Cloud and Set a card to his back row.

Smythe drew Different Dimension Gate. He activated Bait Doll targeting Togores’s Compulsory Evacuation Device, and Togores Chained it to send Zenmaister back to Smythe’s Deck! Next, Smythe Summoned Voltic Kong and attacked Cloudian – Poison Cloud. Smythe sent Skill Successor from the top of his Deck to his Graveyard due to the effect of Voltic Kong, and both monsters were destroyed with some help from the effect of Cloudian – Poison Cloud.

Togores Summoned Twin-Headed Behemoth and attacked directly.

Smythe Set Mask of Darkness and passed.

Togores Summoned Blackwing – Zephyros the Elite. He attacked Mask of Darkness with Zephyros and Smythe returned Fiendish Chain to his hand. Then Twin-Headed Behemoth attacked directly, and Smythe lost 1500 Life Points.

Smythe Set Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter and Fiendish Chain.

Togores attacked Smythe’s face-down Ryko with Zephyros, and Smythe destroyed Twin-Headed Behemoth with Ryko’s effect before sending the top 3 cards from his Deck to his Graveyard. Togores Set Exarion Universe and then Special Summoned Twin-Headed Behemoth back to the field in Defense Position in the End Phase. Smythe flipped Torrential Tribute to clear the field.

“We are no longer friends,” Togores joked, losing all 3 of his monsters to Torrential Tribute.

Smythe Set Penguin Soldier and Compulsory Evacuation Device.

Togores Summoned Bazoo the Soul-Eater and banished Caius the Shadow Monarch, Exarion Universe, and Blue Thunder T-45 from his Graveyard to boost it up to 2500 ATK. He attacked Smythe’s face-down monster, but Smythe flipped Fiendish Chain to stop the attack and negate Bazoo’s effect.

Smythe Summoned Fabled Ashenveil and then attacked Bazoo with it. Bazoo and Fabled Ashenveil were both destroyed. Smythe Set a back row before ending his turn.

Togores Summoned Insect Knight and attacked Smythe’s face-down Penguin Soldier. Its effect returned Insect Knight to Togores’s hand.

Smythe drew Change of Heart and passed.

Togores Summoned Insect Knight and attacked directly.

Smythe Set a back row.

Togores tried attacking with Insect Knight, but Smythe used Compulsory Evacuation Device to return it to Togores’s hand.

Smythe drew and Summoned Breaker the Magical Warrior. Togores flipped Torrential Tribute to clear the field, destroying his own face-down Tour Guide and Smythe’s Breaker. Smythe Set a back row.

Togores Summoned Insect Knight and attacked directly. He used Skill Successor to boost his Knight’s attack and wipe out Smythe’s last 2200 Life Points!

Success with Insect Knight

Success with Insect Knight

Thanks to Insect Knight Rodrigo Togores is moving on to the Finals!