Top 64: Slavik Shevchuk (ISR) vs Richard Cherry (UK)

[p]It’s time for the playoffs! From here on out Duelists will need to win every Match to stand a chance of becoming the next European Champion. Richard Cherry’s been doing just that since he lost his first 2 rounds yesterday, and has made it this far with Six Samurai. He made Top 16 in the UK & Irish National Championship last month with the exact same Deck. Slavik Shevchuk finished 2nd at the Israeli National Championship this year with “Red and Blue Samurai”, and previously made Top 16 at YCS Bochum! Only one Duelist will survive this Samurai showdown, it’s time to Duel![/p][br]

Richard Cherry's made Top 64 the hard way!
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[p]Shevchuk kicked things off with [shinai], [mizuho] and 4 Set Spells and Traps![/p]

[p]Cherry summoned [hand], which was negated by [warning]. [rota] got Cherry an [elder], which he [ss]ed. [ascet] brought out [musha] from the Deck, and Cherry [synch]ed [shi en]. He then [ss]ed [kizan], took down both of Shevchuk’s monsters in battle and Set a Spell or Trap.[/p]

[p]Shevchuk, activated [ssu] and passed, Cherry had [ascet] to join his Kizan and Shi En in sealing the Duel![/p]

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Cherry’s Samurai take an early lead!

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Shevchuk's been at the top tables before!
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[p]Shevchuk played [gateway] and [dojo] before Summoning [kageki] and Setting 3 Spells or Traps.[/p]

[p]Cherry activated a [gateway] of his own and Summoned [musha]. His attack was halted by [book] however, so he Set 1 Spell or Trap and ended his turn.[/p]

[p]Shevchuk removed 2 Bushido Counters each from [gateway] and [dojo] to add [gm] to his hand. He Summoned it, got 3 more counters and used 4 of his 5 to add [kizan] to his hand. He [ss]ed Kizan to go up to 4 counters again. He sent [dojo] to the Graveyard to Summon [musha] from his Deck, and Tuned it to [kageki] and [kizan] to [synch] [trish]. Cherry’s [gateway] and in-hand [musha] were banished. Shevchuk used 4 counters from his Gateway to add [kizan] to his hand, [ss] it and attack with all his monsters (Kizan and Trishula attacking directly). He Set [dest] and Cherry conceded after seeing his next card.[/p]

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Unstoppable!

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Shevchuk evens the score in an instant!

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[p]Cherry started Duel 3 with [ssu], [dojo], and [musha]. He gained 3 Bushido Counters in total and Set a Spell or Trap Card.[/p]

[p]Shevchuk played his own [ssu], along with [shinai] which was negated by [warning]. He Set 2 Spells or Traps.[/p]

[p]Cherry Summoned [musha], drew 2 from [ssu] and [ss]ed Kizan. “I just drew that Kizan, he’s getting Warning’d isn’t he?” Indeed he was as Shevchuk negated the Summon. Cherry played a second Kizan! He [synch]ed [barkion], used [dojo]'[s] effect to Summon [elder], and [synch]ed [naturia beast]. He attacked with both and used [mst] to destroy Shevchuk’s [ssu].[/p]

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They don't look like Samurai to me, but they do look menacing together!
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[p]Shevchuk was in a difficult positon, where most of his deck can be negated by Cherry’s Naturia monsters. He Summoned [kageki], [ss]ed [mizuho] and Tributed [kageki] to destroy [naturia beast]. [smoke] got him another Mizuho, and he Set [oppression], but Cherry drew [kinetic] and attacked with it and Barkion for victory![/p]

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Richard Cherry progresses to Top 32!

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