Top 8 Feature Match – Chris Mattiske vs Dominic Italiano

We’re getting down to the wire here in YCS Sydney, as we get ready for the Top 8 matches! Dominic Italiano has come from Melbourne, while his opponent, Chris Mattiske, hails from Adelaide. Both of these Duelists have had Feature Matches before, and both competitors have chosen to use Performapal Performages in the tournament. Which of these Duelists will advance to the Top 4 Round?

Dominic won the die roll and decided to go first.

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Dominic’s hand contained [tth], 2 [pp sj], [lptd], and [twisters]. He Normal Summoned [pp sj] and added [pp ps] to his hand. Then, he activated [lptd] and Sorcerer, then destroyed his Sorcerer to add a Sorcerer to his hand. He then activated the second Sorcerer and Pendulum Summon 2 monsters: a Joker from hand, and the first Sorcerer (from his Extra Deck). Dominic used its effect to destroy Luster and the Pendulum Zone Sorcerer to add [pp liz] and [pp guitar] to his hand. Then, he activated Guitartle, then Lizardraw to draw a card from Guitartle, then destroyed Lizardraw to draw another card. He then used his 2 Jokers to Xyz Summon Evilswarm Nightmare! He Set 2 cards and passed the turn.

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Chris started the Duel with Draco Face-Off, [pp guitar], [pp keyboard], [pp ps], and [instant fusion]. He drew [lptd] for turn. Activate [pp guitar], then [pp keyboard], which drew him a card thanks to Guitartle. Then he used Monkeyboard’s effect, but Dominic used [ghost ogre] to destroy it before it resolved! Chris activated Draco Face-Off, and Dominic chained [maxx] to it. [vector] was placed in the Pendulum Zone, and Master Pendulum, the Dracoslayer went to the Extra Deck. He then Pendulum Sumoned 2 monsters: [pp ps] and [lptd] from his hand. Dominic drew Vector with [maxx]. Chris’ Sorcerer destroyed his Pendulum Zone Vector to search [pp sj], and then Nightmare flipped both Luster and Sorcerer face-down. Chris then Normal Summoned the Joker, and added [pp keyboard] to his hand. In the Battle phase, Joker destroyed Dominic’s Pendulum Sorcerer (Dominic 7700). Chris Set 2 backrow cards and passed the turn.

Dominic drew a card, then activated [pp liz]. Guitartle’s effect would have allowed him to draw a card, but Chris chained [wavering]!

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T8 1
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Dominic chained [twisters], discarding Vector to destroy Chris’ Guitartle and his own Lizardraw. Then Wavering destroyed Dominic’s Guitartle and dealt 500 damage (Dominic 7200). Dominic ended his turn.

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Chris drew another [wavering], then Flip Summoned both of his monsters. He then used [pp sj] and [pp ps] to Xyz Summon [106]! He activated Monkeyboard, and used it to add [pp sj], which he Normal Summoned to add [pp liz]. Chris activated the Lizardraw, then Dominic flipped his [tth]! It destroyed the Giant Hand and the Joker. Chris flipped up his face-down [instant fusion], which Special Summoned [norden] (Chris 7000)! It Special Summoned the Joker from Chris’ Graveyard.

“I miss my Giant Hand!” He laughed. He Synchro Summoned [ignister], but Nightmare flipped it face-down. Then, Chris Pendulum Summoned 3 monsters: 2 Jokers and [vector]. He Xyz Summoned [tel ptol], then used it to Summon [cydranova], then Xyz Summoned [cydra inf], and with that, Dominic conceded!

 

Chris had all the right cards at the right time in the first game, with the [wavering] to shut down Dominic’s turn. Can Chris do the same in game 2?

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T8 4
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After both players finished using their Side Decks, they prepared for Game 2. Dominic decided to go first in the second game.

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T8 3
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He began with [lptd], [vector], [pp guitar], [pm plush], and [twisters]. He activated Luster, then Plushfire. He destroyed Plushfire with Luster, to add another Plushfire and Special Summon [pm clown] from the Deck. He then activated Vector, then Pendulum Summoned the Plushfire back. Dominic then Xyz Summoned [tt raffle], Set 1 card, and passed his turn.

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Chris’ opening hand contained [wavering], [pp keyboard], [vector], [lptd], and [pm plush]. He drew [maxx]. Chris activated Plushfire, then activated [wavering]! Dominic chained [twisters], discarding [pp guitar] to destroy Chris’ Plushfire and one of his Pendulums. Wavering destroyed the other, dealing 500 damage, and Plushfire Special Summoned [pm mc] from Chris’ Deck (Dominic 7500).

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T8 5
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“That’s a nice 300 ATK you’ve got there!” Chris exclaimed, using Mirror Conductor’s effect to swap Rafflesia’s ATK and DEF (Chris 7500). Chris Normal Summoned Luster, but Rafflesia used [bth] from the Deck. Chris activated [pp keyboard], then used its effect to add [pp guitar] to his hand. He activated it, and then Pendulum Summoned [pm plush] from his Extra Deck, and [vector] from his hand. In his Battle Phase, [pm mc] destroyed Rafflesia, and Dominic’s [pm clown] Special Summoned itself as it was attached to Rafflesia (Dominic 6500). Plushfire destroyed it, and Vector attacked directly (Dominic 4650). In Main Phase 2, Chris Xyz Summoned [tel ptol], and then [cydranova] into [cydra inf]! He passed the turn.

Dominic drew, Set a monster and passed.

Chris drew a card. He Normal Summoned [pm plush], and in the Battle Phase attacked the Set monster with Infinity. It was [pm plush], which activated its effect, but Infinity negated it! It was then sent to the Graveyard from the Extra Deck. Plushfire then attacked directly (Dominic 3650).

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T8 6
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Dominic drew, Set another monster and passed.

Chris drew a card, and in the Battle Phase he destroyed Dominic’s [vector] with Infinity. Plushfire attacked directly (Dominic 2650).

Dominic drew, then activated [pp keyboard]! He used its effect in the Pendulum Zone, which Chris negated with Infinity. Dominic revealed his [wavering] and conceded!

Chris Mattiske moves onto the Top 4 with Performapal Performages!

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