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Top 4: Peter Gross (Mermails) vs. Lorenzo Santoni (Mermails)

27.04.2014 | 19:41 |

Welcome to the semi-finals! Peter Gross’s task today was a tall order… It’s the top 4 feature match and he faces off against Lorenzo Santoni! It’s a Mermail mirror match! I predicted this! Will Peter play the Mighty Mermalian Monsters he needs or will Lorenzo play his Fish of Fury in time?!

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[header]Game One[/header]
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Santoni splashed Mermails all over his field.

Santoni splashed Mermails all over his field.


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Gross won the roll and took the first turn. He played [teus] discarding [a mark] and Summoned [a ocea]. He Special Summoned [hilde] and [pike] then overlaid into [angineer]! He detached [hilde] and brought out [pike] and then overlaid for [dweller]. He set one [fd] [st] and ended.

Santoni played [undine] and [dweller] detached. Santoni put [tidal] in the Graveyard and [controller] into his hand. He set three[fd] [sts].

Gross played [undine] and Santoni gave it a [sw]! He attacked with no responses from Santoni. It’s a big hit to Santoni’s [lp], Gross would have looked proud if he wasn’t showing a straight poker face.

In Santoni’s turn he detached for [dweller] and [bts] is activated. He then played a [reckless], a desperate move against Gross’s sudden wave of Xyz Monsters. He sets a [fd] Monster and activated [hole].

[angineer]’s effect activates and he’s not destroyed. Santoni Special Summoned [leed] using [hilde] and contemplates his next move. He Special Summoned two [a spirit] and overlaid them into a [dweller]. Gross showed a flicker of emotion for the first time, his steely facade breaking.

Gross laid out his Graveyard and surveyed his options. “I could have won last turn, I made a mistake I guess”. He played [squall] and Special Summoned [teus] and two [pike]s. He plays [mind] and Santoni chuckles “It’s game!” and got onto the next game.
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[header]Game Two[/header]
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Gross is going all in on big plays

Gross is going all in on big plays


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“Good luck!” said Gross as Santoni began. He played [pike] discarding [a ocea] and got [undine] to hand. He banished [a ocea] and Special Summoned [a spirit] which he overlaid into a [bahamut]. He used the effect and Gross responds with a [maxx]. Santoni used the effect of [bahamut] and Xyz Summoned [atrite].

Gross discarded [a mark] to Special Summon [teus]. He Special Summoned [a ocea] and tributed [teus] to Special Summon [hilde] and [linde]. He overlaid into [tri-edge levia]. He used the Effect and targeted [bahamut]. He set two [fd] [sts] and ended.

Santoni entered the Main Phase and Summoned [pike]. He used the effect and Gross responded by negating with [tri-edge levia]. [a mark] activated after being discarded and destroyed [amc] which is activated in response and returns [tri-edge levia] to the Extra Deck. He set [atrite] to attack and attacked directly, very slowly. Gross sighs as Santoni entered [mp2]. He set a [fd] [st] and finished his turn.

Gross played [hole] and Santoni Special Summoned [pike]. He Summoned [linde] and attacked [pike].

Santoni played [hole] and used the effect of [linde]. [linde] summoned [pike] and [pike] discarded [pike] which allowed Gross an [undine] to hand. Santoni played his own [undine] and got [tidal] in the Graveyard and [controller] to hand. He banished two cards and Special Summoned [tidal]. He attacked and was met with [a sphere]. [leed] hit the field with a splash before sinking into the Graveyard at the end of the turn.

Gross played [undine] got [tidal] to the Graveyard and [controller] to hand. He discarded [ahi] for [teus] and destroyed Santoni’s [tidal]. He brought [linde] to hand and banished two Monsters for his own [tidal]! He attacked for massive damage and then overlaid into [gaios].

Santoni discarded [leed] for [teus] and got [gunde] to hand. He played [a sphere] and got [pike] to the field. He discarded [gunde] and Summoned [pike]. He overlaid into [101] and Gross conceded in fear of time on the round!
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[header]Game Three[/header]

Gross went first and set four [fd] [st]. A safe turn.

Santoni set a [fd] Monster Card and Gross responded with a [a sphere] bringing [hilde] to the field. Santoni discarded [a mark] and [a drago] for [teus]. He declared the chain He played [bts] on [hilde]. [a drago] got [ahi] to hand and he attacked. Gross got [leed] to the field.

Gross played [undine] getting [tidal] to the Graveyard and [controller] to hand. He attacked with [leed] and then banished two Monsters to summon [tidal]. He overlaid into [11] and detached to take Santoni’s face-down [undine]. He overlaid and Summoned [angineer].

Santoni shuffled his hand, almost as if he was expecting the cards to change and summoned [linde]. He attacked [angineer] and he detaches to change it to defence. He shaked Gross’s hand. “I played so bad!” he says “No I played so bad, I shouldn’t have won!” replied Gross, modestly.
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[b]Gross Wins 2-1![/b]