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YCS Sydney Final – Chris Welsh vs Anders Koh

19.01.2014 | 16:40 |

YCS Sydney began with 821 Duelists eager to win the event, but the competition has been whittled down to just the final 2 Duelists! Chris Welsh has come to YCS Sydney from Brisbane, and his Level 3 Fire Fist Deck has brought him all the way to the final round! Anders Koh has come to Sydney from Singapore, and his success has come from his trusty Karakuri Deck. This match is guaranteed to be a great one, so get ready to read what happened in the final round of YCS Sydney!

Game 1:

Anders won the die roll and decided to go first.

Anders’ opening hand was Karakuri Merchant mdl 177 “Inashichi”, Karakuri Ninja mdl 919 “Kuick”, Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders, Iron Call, Instant Fusion, and Karakuri Komachi mdl 224 “Ninishi”.

He played Instant Fusion, paying 1000 Life Points to Special Summon Cyber Saurus. He Normal Summoned Ninishi, and then Normal Summoned Inashichi, which added Karakuri Watchdog mdl 313 “Saizan” to Anders’ hand. He Synchro Summoned Karakuri Steel Shogun mdl 00X “Bureido”, and its effect Special Summoned Karakuri Soldier mdl 236 “Nisamu” from the Deck. Anders activated the effect of Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders in the hand, discarding itself and Saizan to Special Summon Saizan from the Graveyard. He then Synchro Summoned a second Bureido, and Special Summoned Karakuri Ninja mdl 717 “Kuick” from his Deck. He used Iron Call and Special Summoned Karakuri Watchdog mdl 313 “Saizan”, then Synchro Summoned a third Bureido and Special Summoned Karakuri Strategist mdl 248 “Nishipachi”! He then used Nishipachi’s effect on itself, switching it to Attack Position. Anders’ 3 Bureidos allowed him to draw 3 cards! He then used Nishipachi and Inashichi to Synchro Summon Naturia Beast, and then Xyz Summoned Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand using 2 of the Bureidos. Anders ended his turn, and had 10 cards in his Graveyard!

Chris started with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla, Fire Formation – Tenki, Solemn Warning, and 2 copies of Fiendish Chain.

He drew Compulsory Evacuation Device, Set Gorilla, and the 4 Trap Cards to end his turn.

Anders drew a card, and then switched Karakuri Steel Shogun mdl 00X “Bureido” to draw a card. He Normal Summoned Karakuri Ninja mdl 717 “Kuick”, and attacked and destroyed Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla. Kuick’s effect allowed Anders to Special Summon Karakuri Strategist mdl 248 “Nishipachi” from the Grave. Chris used Fiendish Chain on Naturia Beast, but Anders detached a Xyz Material from Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand to Negate and protect Naturia Beast, but then Chris used Compulsory Evacuation Device on Felgrand, returning it to the Extra Deck! Anders attacked with Bureido and Beast, leaving Chris with 3000 Life Points. Anders then Synchro Summoned Karakuri Shogun mdl 00 “Burei”, but Chris used Solemn Warning to negate its Summon. This left Chris with 1000 Life Points. Ander ended his turn.

Chris drew a card, and activated Fire Formation – Tenki to search for Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. He used its effect to send Tenki to the Graveyard, but when Anders revealed his Set Fiendish Chain, Chris conceded and quickly got ready for the second Duel!

Anders’ incredible first turn setup decimated Chris’ weaker first turn and allowed him to make quick work of Chris in his second turn. Will the second Duel be as fast as this one?

Game 2:

Chris lost the first Duel, and he chose to take the first turn.

He opened with Mystical Space Typhoon, Dust Tornado, Coach Soldier Wolfbark, Fire Formation – Tenki, and Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo.

He drew Fiendish Chain and activated Fire Formation – Tenki, which searched for Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. He then Normal Summoned Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo, Set 3 Spell/Trap cards, and passed the turn.

Anders started the Duel with Karakuri Strategist mdl 248 “Nishipachi”, Bottomless Trap Hole, Instant Fusion, Trap Stun, and Karakuri Soldier mdl 236 “Nisamu”.

He drew a card, and used Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Chris’ Dust Tornado. He Normal Summoned Nisamu and attacked, but was halted by Chris’ Fiendish Chain. He Set 2 cards to his backrow and ended his turn, but lost his Bottomless Trap Hole to Chris’ Mystical Space Typhoon.

Chris drew a card, and Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. He sent Fire Formation – Tenki to the Graveyard to destroy Karakuri Soldier mdl 236 “Nisamu”. Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo and Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear attacked Anders directly, putting him on 5200 Life Points. Bear’s effect allowed Chris to set another Fire Formation – Tenki, and then activated it to search for another Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. He Set 1 card and passed the turn.

Anders drew Instant Fusion. He Set it and passed the turn.

Chris drew a card. He switch Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo to Defense Position, and attacked directly with Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. Anders’ Life Points fell to 3500, and Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear’s effect Set Fire Formation – Gyokkou from the Deck. He activated Gyokkou and locked down Anders’ Instant Fusion. Chris ended his turn.

Anders drew a card, Set Karakuri Strategist mdl 248 “Nishipachi” and Instant Fusion, and ended his turn.

Chris drew, Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear used its effect to send Fire Formation – Tenki to the Graveyard to destroy Karakuri Strategist mdl 248 “Nishipachi”. Attack directly (1800) set another Fire Formation – Tenki, and then activated it and searched for Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Gorilla. Chris then ended his turn.

Anders drew a card, and then activated Trap Stun! He Normal Summoned Karakuri Ninja mdl 717 “Kuick” and then attacked Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo. It was destroyed, and Kuick’s effect Special Summoned Karakuri Strategist mdl 248 “Nishipachi” from the Graveyard. In Main Phase 2, Anders played Instant Fusion! He went down to 800 Life Points and Special Summoned Cyber Saurus, then Synchro Summoned Karakuri Steel Shogun mdl 00X “Bureido” using Nishipachi and Cyber Saurus! Bureido Special Summoned Karakuri Watchdog mdl 313 “Saizan” from the Deck, and then he Synchro Summoned a second Bureido using Saizan and Kuick! The second Bureido Special Summoned another Karakuri Strategist mdl 248 “Nishipachi” from the Deck, and it used its effect to change itself to Defense Position. Bureido’s effects activated, which allowed Anders to draw Emergency Teleport and Overworked. He then Xyz Summoned Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand, Set 3 cards, and ended his turn!

Chris drew Fire Formation – Tensu. Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear sent Fire Formation – Tenki to the Graveyard and targeted Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand, but Anders detached a Xyz Material from it to protect itself. Chris then Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon. He Xyz Summoned Gagaga Cowboy, and detached a Xyz Material from it to end the Duel…

But Anders Chained his Fiendish Chain! Gagaga Cowboy’s effect was negated, and the Duel continued! Chris activated Fire Formation – Tensu, and Normal Summoned Coach Soldier Wolfbark thanks to Tensu. He Special Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Dragon, but Anders activated Overworked, destroying both of Chris’ monsters! Chris ended his turn.

Anders drew another Trap Stun. Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand attacked and destroyed Gagaga Cowboy. He Set 1 and passed the turn.

Chris drew a card. He Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Leopard, and Tributed it to Set Fire Formation – Tensu from his Deck. He Normal Summoned Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear via Tensu, and sent Fire Formation – Tensu to the Graveyard to destroy Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand . Anders detached a Xyz Material from it to protect it from destruction. Chris Set 1 card, and ended his turn.

Anders drew Karakuri Merchant mdl 177 “Inashichi”. He checked his Graveyard and Extra Deck in order to figure out his next move. First, he activated Trap Stun, and Chris Chained Fire Formation – Tensen to boost Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear’s ATK to 2300 for the turn. Anders Normal Summoned Karakuri Merchant mdl 177 “Inashichi” which added Karakuri Soldier mdl 236 “Nisamu” to Ander’s hand. He Synchro Summoned Ally of Justice Catastor, and then activated Emergency Teleport! He Special Summoned Psychic Commander and used it and Catastor to Synchro Summon Karakuri Steel Shogun mdl 00X “Bureido”. Bureido to Special Summoned Karakuri Komachi mdl 224 “Ninishi”, which allowed Anders to Normal Summon Nisamu from his hand. When he Synchro Summoned Karakuri Shogun mdl 00 “Burei”, Chris offered him the handshake!

Anders Koh has bested 820 other Duelists and has become the first champion of YCS Sydney!