Top 64: Simon Dewhurst (Wind-Up) vs Ned Salkovich (Dino Rabbit)
[p]Over four thousand Duelists have been whittled down to the Top 64 which are playing now! One of the 5 European Duelists is here for this Match, where he’s hoping to extend his first YCS top even further. Simon Dewhurst hails from Newcastle, England while his opponent Ned Salkovich is from New Jersey. Ned wanted to thank Anthony Alvarado for giving him tons of advice, and Simon wanted to say hello to Suzie, “Rick” and Danny, who are all here this weekend.[/p]
[div]Dewhurst won the die roll and opened with a Set monster and 2 back row cards.
Salkovich played [mst] to destroy [tt] before Summoning [rabbit]! He Xyz Summoned [laggia] after Summoning 2 [kabaz]. Dewhurst responded with [fiendish] which Laggia negated. Laggia ran over [w mag]. Set a card.
Dewhurst played [mst] before activating [w fac]. He Summoned [w rat], Special Summoned [w mag] with its effect and got a free card from Factory (another Rat).
Salkovich Summoned [tour]! He brought out [sangan] before Xyz Summoning [leviair] to revive [rabbit], which soon became 2 [b]Sabersaurii[/b]. All of his monsters attacked and in [mp2] Dewhurst Summoned [dolkka] in [def].
Dewhurst Summoned [w rat] and [dolkka] negated it, which was enough for Dewhurst to concede.[/div]
Salkovich goes one up!
[div]Dewhurst started Duel 2 with a Set monster and 2 Spells/Traps.
Salkovich Summoned [saurus] which was destroyed by [bth]. He Set 2 Spell/Trap cards to finish.
Dewhurst played [storm], destroying [warning] and [prison]. He [fs]ed [w mag], Salkovich played [maxx], Dewhurst [ns]ed another [w mag] and [ss]ed [w shark]. Magician’s effect Summoned [w hun]. He Tributed Magician to discard [tour]. Dewhurst attacked with all of his monsters and in [mp2] Xyz Summoned .
Salkovich Set 4 cards!
Dewhurst attacked directly with Hunter and Utopia and Salkovich let them through. He set a monster.
Salkovich flipped [reborn] over to revive [w mag] in [def].
Dewhurst drew [warning] and attacked with , which was halted by [fiendish]. He then Xyz Summoned [c39] and Set Warning, which was destroyed by [mst].
Salkovich Set another Spell/Trap.
Dewhurst attacked with C39 but was stopped by [bom]. He turned [w hun] to Defense Position.
Salkovich Summoned [veiler] and Synchro Summoned [catastor], which took down [c39]!
Dewhurst Summoned [w rat] and Salkovich discarded [maxx]. Rat Summoned Magician.
Salkovich Summoned [kabaz] and his 2 monsters took down Rat and Magician.
Dewhurst Summoned another Rat! It was negated by [sj] and Dewhurst followed up with [poa]! He shuffled back 5 monsters and drew 2 Trap Cards. Dewhurst [fs]ed [reaper] and Xyz Summoned [w maity]. [w shark] was then Summoned. He revealed the Shark in his hand and that was enough to even the score![/div]
We’re going to Duel 3!
[div]Salkovich kicked off Duel 3 with [rabbit]! He banished it to Summon 2 copies of [saurus] before Xyz Summoning [laggia], and followed it up with a Set card.
Dewhurst played [hole], which was negated. He Set a monster and 2 other cards.
Salkovich attacked with Laggia into a [prison], banishing it. He Set a monster.
Dewhurst [fs]ed [w hun], [ns]ed [w rat] and Xyz Summoned [w maity], which was negated by [veiler] after detaching Hunter. Or was it? Dewhurst Chained [tt] to clear the field and dodge the Veiler! He Summoned [w rat], which Summoned [w hun]. Rat was tribute to discard [poa]. He played [reborn] on Rat, Summoned the other and followed up with [w maity]. After many plays he ended up with [w rabbit], Zenmaity and a [def] Rat, to Salkovich’s 1 card in-hand and a Set Spell/Trap. Dewhurst attacked directly with both monsters and passed.
Salkovich drew for his turn and considered his options. He Summoned [kabaz] and took down Rat.
Dewhurst Summoned [w mag], used [w maity]’[s] effect to Summon [w shark]. Magician’s effect brought out another Shark! He changed the Sharks to Level 5 and Xyz Summoned [tiras]! Tiras ran over [kabaz], Rat and Zenmaity attacked directly, and Dewhurst destroyed the Set [mst] with Tiras’ effect. Dewhurst Set a Spell/Trap.
Salkovich Set a monster and a back row card, and Dewhurst banished [w mag] with Rabbit’s effect in the End Phase.
Dewhurst brought back [w mag] in the Standby Phase and Salkovich used [fiendish] on Tiras. Zenmaity crashed into [reaper] in the Battle Phase.
Salkovich Set a Spell/Trap.
Dewhurst Set a card, turned Rabbit to [def] and passed.
Salkovich Summoned [kabaz] and Dewhurst used [tt] to clear the field!
Dewhurst [ns]ed [maxx] and attacked directly, and one turn later it did it again to seal the match![/div]
Simon Dewhurst scores another win for the UK!