YCS Utrecht 2020: Top 8 Player Profiles

After 12 Rounds of Swiss and 3 more Knock-Out Rounds, the field was trimmed down to the 8 most successful players of YCS Utrecht. All of them put in a lot of work to get where they are now. This Top 8 is quite divers in terms of decks. Please read on and take a look at their profiles!

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Top 8 YCS Utrecht 2020[b]Top 8 Players of YCS Utrecht 2020![/b]
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Jordan Gallacher
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[b]Name: [/b] Jordan Gallacher
[b]Age: [/b] 23
[b]Country: [/b] UK
[b]Previous Accomplishments: [/b] Top 32 YCS Prague 2017, Top 32 YCS London 2018, 4 National Tops
[b]Swiss Record: [/b] 9:2:1 20th after Swiss
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] Shaddoll Invoked: I think it’s the best deck in the current format.
[b]What is your favourite memory of the weekend? [/b] TGI Fridays with my friends. We all have gotten ourselves massive milkshakes.
[b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] Ash Blossom is not very standard in Shaddoll. I faced so many rogue decks during Swiss and it helped a lot in those match ups and in the mirror.
[b]Final Words? [/b] Shoutouts to all my friends back home in Glasgow and to all the new friends I make at all those YCSs. [/quote]
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Ryhan Jabri
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[b]Name: [/b] Ryhan Jabri
[b]Age: [/b] 21
[b]Country: [/b] France
[b]Previous Accomplishments: [/b] YCS Milan Top 8
[b]Swiss Record: [/b] 10:2
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] Salamangreat – Brandon told me to run it. He’s responsible for my success. I tried SPYRAL at first and it’s wasn’t consistent enough.
[b]What is your favourite memory of the weekend? [/b] 9:0 in Swiss.
[b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] I have two tech cards that were pretty good this weekend: Prohibit Snake and Security Dragon. The Snake was especially good against Shaddoll and in the mirror.
[b]Final Words? [/b] Shoutouts to my Team Bendo Card Players. [/quote]
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Donovan Beriot
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[b]Name: [/b] Donovan Beriot
[b]Age: [/b] 21
[b]Country: [/b] France
[b]Previous Accomplishments: [/b] Top 64 Euros 2018
[b]Swiss Record: [/b] 9:3 62nd after Swiss
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] Salamangreat – it is the most consistent deck. With the tech cards we are running, it can win against any deck in the current format.
[b]What is your favourite memory of the weekend? [/b] Seeing making the top cut. It was my first top cut in like 20 attempts.
[b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] Prohibit Snake – to out Winda and any Shaddoll deck.
[b]Final Words? [/b] Shoutouts to my Team Team Stardust. [/quote]
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An Qi Xu
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[b]Name: [/b] An Qi Xu
[b]Age: [/b] 18
[b]Country: [/b] Austria
[b]Previous Accomplishments: [/b] YCS Ghent 2019, Euros Utrecht 2019 Top 16
[b]Swiss Record: [/b] 10:1 2nd after Swiss
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] SPYRAL – I wanted to run Subterror at first, but you lose to Super Agent normal summon. Then I switched to SPYRAL and it was really good, so I decided to take it here.
[b]What is your favourite memory of the weekend? [/b] Coming here with my friends and having a great weekend.
[b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] It’s a fairly standard build.
[b]Final Words? [/b] Shoutouts to my friends at Spielraum locals. [/quote]
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Flavio Palumbo
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[b]Name: [/b] Flavio Palumbo
[b]Age: [/b] 18
[b]Country: [/b] Italy
[b]Previous Accomplishments: [/b] Top 8 YCS Ghent 2019, Top 16 YCS Düsseldorf 2019, Top 32 YCS Bochum 2018, 2nd Italian National 2017, Top 64 Italian National 2019
[b]Swiss Record: [/b] 10:2 16th after Swiss
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] Scrap SPYRAL – it’s the best combo deck. When going 2nd it’s the Scrap engine that makes the deck superior.
[b]What is your favourite memory of the weekend? [/b] When I won my last round of Swiss. I was on the bubble and that ensured my top cut.
[b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] Jet Synchron, it is so good with the scrap engine. You can discard your bricks and start your combos.
[b]Final Words? [/b] Shoutouts to my friends that stay with me in Utrecht, to my family and my girlfriend. [/quote]
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Davide Pennino
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[b]Name: [/b] Davide Pennino
[b]Age: [/b] 25
[b]Country: [/b] Italy
[b]Previous Accomplishments: [/b] 2 times Italian Nationals Top
[b]Swiss Record: [/b] 10:2 21st after Swiss
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] SPYRAL – it’s the best deck for this format. I feel really confident with it.
[b]What is your favourite memory of the weekend? [/b] Amsterdam in general!
[b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] I maindeck Instant Fusion. It’s strong going 1st and going 2nd. Going 1st you summon Millennium Eyes Restrict and going 2nd Thousand Eyes Restrict.
[b]Final Words? [/b] Shoutouts to my team Gravity Card Gaming and in particular to my friends Padovani and to Piccolella.[/quote]
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Matteo Bertulezzi
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[b]Name: [/b] Matteo Bertulezzi
[b]Age: [/b] 21
[b]Country: [/b] Italy
[b]Previous Accomplishments: [/b] YCS Prague 2017, YCS London 2018, Euros 2017, 2019 and Italian Nationals 2 times.
[b]Swiss Record: [/b] 9:3 61st after Swiss
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] 60 cards Malaysian Samba
[b]What is your favourite memory of the weekend? [/b] Winning my Top 16 game. It was a tough match!
[b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] The deck in itself is the tech card. I name only one card: Gilasaurus.
[b]Final Words? [/b] Shoutouts to Team E-Man Games, to my friends Collins, Perico, Citro, Jazz and Malaysian dancer.[/quote]
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Sam Pearson
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[b]Name: [/b] Sam Pearson
[b]Age: [/b] 26
[b]Country: [/b] UK
[b]Previous Accomplishments: [/b] YCS Ghent 2019 2nd place
[b]Swiss Record: [/b] 9:2:1 40th after Swiss
[b]What deck are you playing today? [/b] Mekk-Knight Invoked – I’ve got a friend who has been playing it a long time. He told me to run it for Utrecht. I couldn’t find a good Shaddoll build and did not want to play Mystic Mine. In hindsight, I feel it was the best choice for Utrecht.
[b]What is your favourite memory of the weekend? [/b] Winning the Feature Match in Top 16. It equals my Feature Match record being now 2:2!
[b]Any awesome tech cards you want to let the world know about? [/b] Millennium Eyes, Forbidden Chalice and Book of Eclipse have been great all weekend long.
[b]Final Words? [/b] Shoutouts to The Disciples, the Brotherhood, Leon and everyone who lend me cards. [/quote]
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