Top 8 Feature Match: Yohann Descamps vs. Peter Gross

If you value consistency higher than an actual tournament win, you’re looking at one of the best, if not the best, European Duelists: Yohann Descamps! Him and Michael Ciplak are the only 2 players who reached the Knockout rounds in all 3 European Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series’! He’s now facing Peter Gross, the reigning Austrian National Champion, who also made it to the Top 32 at YCS Bochum. Descamps is relying on the Six Samurai today, while Gross has been piloting a Chaos Deck all the way to our Feature Match table.

Both players exchanged some kind words prior to the beginning of the Duel. Both players rolled a 6 first, but then Descamps’ 4 was enough to beat Gross’ 3 (Gross predicted he would roll the 3). After taking a few deep breaths, we were all fired up, so that meant: Time to Duel!

 

Peter Gross had 2 little helpers to assist him!
Peter Gross had 2 little helpers to assist him!

 

Descamps drew his 6th card, he Set 2 spells or traps and ended his turn. Not what the Six Samurai Decks are famous for.

Gross had [duality], revealing [mst], [mf] and [warning]. He picked the Counter Trap Card and shuffled his deck. He Set a monster, added 3 face-down spells or traps to his side of the field and passed.

The French player drew a card, checked his face-down spells or traps and took some time to consider his next move. He opted to activate [trunade], returning all spells and traps back to their respective owner’s hands. Gross had to think for a second; he asked himself if Descamps had enough to win the Duel right here and now. He played it safe and used [sj] to negate the spell.
[mst] was used on [hole]. [sss] was then used to add [kageki] to Descamps’ hand; he [ns]ed the Warrior and Gross went into the tank again.

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That little Warrior was met with Warning!
That little Warrior was met with Warning!

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[warning] dealt with the [kageki], Descamps chuckled and play was back to Gross, who was down on 2000 Life Points.

He only Set a monster.

Descamps activated [hole], followed it up with [kizan] and [kagemusha] and Gross picked up his cards.

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Yohann Descamps wins the first Duel in a hurry!

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Gross wanted to make sure that a possible [mst] from Descamps wouldn’t hit one of his protective cards; namely [warning] and [sj]. However, Setting [hole] was a risky play, that wasn’t rewarded in this Duel, as Descamps had enough answers of himself to deal enough damage with 1 attack of [shi en].

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Yohann Descamps is constantly getting better - Top 32 in Bochum, Top 16 in Milan, Top 8 today!
Yohann Descamps is constantly getting better - Top 32 in Bochum, Top 16 in Milan, Top 8 today!

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1 more win is all Yohann Descamps needs to advance to the semi finals! However, that wasn’t what Peter Gross had in mind. He opted to go first this time and did so with [duality], revealing another copy of the spell and 2 [dust]. He picked one of the traps and shuffled his deck.
Next, he Set a card to each zone and passed.

Descamps [ns]ed [kagemusha]. He followed it up with [kizan] and Tuned both to [barkion]. [noc] removed [lady] from the game, [barkion] attacked directly and Gross took 2500 points of damage.

Back to the Austrian National Champion, who counted the remaining cards in Descamps’ hand (3), before [ss]ing [cd], followed up by [reaper]. He used [reborn] on [kagemusha] to Tune it and [cd] to [scrap archfiend], it attacked over [barkion] and [reaper] took a direct shot, costing Gross [kageki]!

Descamps used Trou Noir ([hole]) to clear the field.

Gross [ns]ed [lady], attacked directly, Set a spell or trap and passed.

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Time to get OLD SCHOOL: D.D. Warrior Lady!
Time to get OLD SCHOOL: D.D. Warrior Lady!

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Descamps only Set 1 spell or trap, but [dust] destroyed it during his End Phase.

Back to Gross, who had drawn into 3 [lady]'[s]! He Summoned the last one and attacked with both, dealing another 3000 points of damage.

Descamps drew for his turn, but didn’t take long to decide that it was time for a third and final Duel!

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Peter Gross equals the score!

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[reborn] and [reaper] were the deciding cards in this match. One provided Gross with an answer to [barkion], while the other sent Descamps’ [kageki] straight from his hand to his Graveyard. With it, he might have been able to start a comeback as he was also holding on to [grandmaster]. This way, it wasn’t meant to happen and Gross could win the Duel!

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Descamps' opening 6 in the last Duel!
Descamps' opening 6 in the last Duel!

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Descamps kicked things off with [upstart], he used a second copy to draw yet another card, then he had [united], [kagemusha] and [grandmaster]. He sent [united] to his Graveyard, drawing 2 more cards, added 2 face-down cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone and ended his turn.

He [ns]ed [kinetic], attacked [kagemusha] and Descamps took a minute about sucking up the damage. He opted against it, activating [bom] to flip [kinetic] face-down. Gross Set a spell or trap and ended his turn.

[hand] came down in Descamps’ turn, despite Gross trying to use [warning] on it; Descamps simply Chained [maga]. [hand] left the field and took down [kinetic] with it. An attack of [kagemusha] followed, which succeeded, but after [grandmaster]'[s] attack, Gross [ss]ed [gorz]!
Descamps saw no better option than to Tune both of his monsters in [mp] 2 to [brd] and destroy all the cards on the field.

Gross played [kinetic] and attacked directly. This time it was Descamps who [ss]ed [gorz]. Back and forth, over and over!

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Six Samurai Unite!
Six Samurai Unite!

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[kageki] was Summoned, together with [kagemusha]. Both were Tuned to [shi en]. [gorz] and the Token were both switched to [atk]. Attacks followed, with [gorz] striking down [kinetic] first. Descamps Set a spell or trap and was done with his turn.

That left Gross in a horrible position. With only 700 Life Points left and a [shi en] on the other side of the field, able to negate every card that might turn the Duel around, all he could do was extend his hand and wish Descamps well for his remaining Matches.

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Yohann Descamps advances to the Semi Finals!

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Asked about the most important card in the last Duel, Descamps quickly replied “[gorz]! From BOTH players!” [dash] it was almost the only card that could help each player out in the respective situation and both times, the [ss] of the Fiend helped to turn the Duel around.

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