Round 3: Jeff Jones vs. Markus Hayden

Kelly Locke

10/25/2014 3:45:00 PM
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We're starting round 3! Duelists who scored Round 1 and 2 byes are finally entering the competition, and among them is Jeff Jones. Jones is playing a 50-card Shaddoll build that includes Main Deck copies of De-Fusion. He wanted to give a shout-out to Voltage Games, and fellow competitor Max Reynolds. His opponent is Markus Hayden, and scored his points at the TCG Open in Chicago. He attends Top Cut Comics in Illinois, and this week he's playing Burning Abyss.

Markus opened up Game 1 by Special Summoning Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss in defense, then Normal Summoned Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss. He overlaid both monsters to Summon Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss. He set 1 card to his Spell and Trap Card Zone and ended his turn.

Jones drew Trap Stun during his Draw Phase. He used Foolish Burial to send Shaddoll Dragon to the graveyard, and the Dragon destroyed Hayden's set Karma Cut. He summoned Mathematician and used its effect to send Shaddoll Squamata to the graveyard. Shaddoll Squamata sent Shaddoll Falcon to the graveyard, and Falco Summoned itself face-down. He set two cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone and ended his turn.

Hayden drew to three cards in hand, and activated Supply Squad. He detached Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss to send Caius the Shadow Monarch, Trap Stun, and Effect Veiler from the top of the deck to the graveyard. He switched Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss to attack position, and Normal Summoned Mathematician before using its effect to send Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from his deck to the graveyard. Graff Summoned Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from his deck, and Cir was immediately destroyed. Hayden drew a card for Supply Squad, then attacked Jones' Mathematician with Dante to deal 1000 damage. Jones drew a card.

Hayden then attacked Jones' set Shaddoll Falco with Mathematician. Jeff activated Sinister Shadow Games in response. Jones sent Shaddoll Hedgehog to the graveyard, but didn't flip his Shaddoll Falco. Hedgehog got him Shaddoll Squamata, and Mathematician finally destroyed Falco by battle. Jones used Shaddoll Falco to Summon Shaddoll Hedgehog with its effect. During his Main Phase 2 Hayden overlaid Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss for Downerd Magician, and during the End Phase Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss added Tour Guide From the Underworld to Hayden's hand.

Jeff drew Artifact Moralltach during his turn. He flipped Shaddoll Hedgehog and grabbed Shaddoll Fusion, then activated it, sending Shaddoll Beast and Artifact Moralltach from his deck to Summon El Shaddoll Construct. He sent Shaddoll Dragon to the graveyard with Construct's effect and drew a card for Beast. Dragon's effect destroyed Supply Squad. He tributed Shaddoll Hedgehog to Tribute Summon Artifact Moralltach, then attacked Downerd Magician with El Shaddoll Construct. Downerd Magician was destroyed and Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss hit the graveyard. Because Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss was also attached, Cir Summoned Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss to the field in Defense Position. Artifact Moralltach attacked and destroyed Mathematician and Hayden drew a card. Jones set two cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone and ended his turn.

Hayden set two cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone, set a monster, and ended his turn.

Jones drew Shaddoll Beast. He summoned Shaddoll Squamata and attacked Hayden's set Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss with Artifact Moralltach. Cir grabbed Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss in defense, and Squamata attacked Graff. Graff Summoned Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, and El Shaddoll Construct attacked Scarm to finish out the Battle Phase. During the End Phase, Hayden added Tour Guide From the Underworld from his deck to his hand with Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss' effect.

Hayden drew to five cards in hand. He activated Trap Stun with no response from Jones. He Normal Summoned Tour Guide From the Underworld and used its effect to Summon Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss in defense. Jones activated De-Fusion, targeting El Shaddoll Construct. Construct went back to the Extra Deck and Jones Summoned Artifact Moralltach and Shaddoll Beast. Hayden chained Breakthrough Skill to Artifact Moralltach's effect, but that he had activated Trap Stun! Moralltach's effect resolved and destroyed Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss. Cir Summoned Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss from Hayden's graveyard. Hayden then Summoned Black Luster Soldier Envoy of the Beginning by banishing Downerd Magician and Effect Veiler. He attacked Artifact Moralltach and Shadoll Beast with BLS, dropping Jones to 5300 Life Points. Hayden added Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to his hand during the End Phase with Scarm's effect.

Jones drew Kuribandit. He attacked Hayden's Tour Guide From the Underworld with Artifact Moralltach, dropping Hayden to 6300 Life Points. During his Main Phase 2 he banished Artifact Moralltach and Shaddoll Hedgehog to summon Black Luster Soldier Envoy of the Beginning. He banished Hayden's Soldier with his own, then Normal Summoned Kuribandit. During his End Phase he excavated two Sinister Shadow Games, Shadoll Fusion, Vanity's Emptiness, and Shaddoll Falco. He added Fusion, then Summoned Shaddoll Falco with its effect.

Hayden drew and Summoned Tour Guide From the Underworld, Special Summoning Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss with its effect. He activated Vanity's Emptiness, then Mystical Space Typhoon, targeting one of Jones' two face-down cards. Jones chained Trap Stun. Hayden overlaid Tour Guide From the Underworld and Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to Xyz Summon Number 30: Acid Golem. He attacked Black Luster Soldier Envoy of the Beginning with Golem and both monsters were destroyed.

Jones activated Trap Stun, then flipped Shaddoll Falco and Summoned Shaddoll Dragon with its effect. He Synchro Summoned Michael, the Arch-Lightsworn with Shaddoll Falco and Artifact Moralltach, then used its effect to banish Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss. He activated Shaddoll Fusion, sending Artifact Moralltach and Shaddoll Beast from his hand to Summon El Shaddoll Construct. Hayden conceded!

Hayden started the duel with Supply Squad, then set two cards to his Spell and Trap Card and set a monster.

Jones started with Shaddoll Fusion, Trap Stun, Call Of The Haunted, Felis, Lightsworn Archer, and Mathematician. He activated Shaddoll Fusion, but Hayden chained Vanity's Emptiness. He Summoned Mathematician, and Hayden responded with Breakthrough Skill. He set two cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone and ended.

Hayden flipped Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, then Normal Summoned Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss. He overlaid both monsters for Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss. He used Dante to send Scarm, Shaddoll Dragon, and Maxx C to the graveyard by detatching Scarm. He attacked over Mathematician for 1000 damage and Dante switched to defense position while Jones drew a card. Scarm added Tour Guide From the Underworld to his hand during the End Phase.

Jones activated Shaddoll Fusion, sending Artifact Moralltach and Shaddoll Beast to Summon El Shaddoll Construct. Construct sent Shadoll Dragon to the graveyard, then Jones drew a card for Beast's effect. Dragon's effect destroyed Hayden's Supply Squad. Jones then attacked Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss with El Shaddoll Construct, and both Dante and the attached Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss hit the graveyard. Cir Special Summoned Dante back to the field in defense position. Jones Normal Summoned Kuribandit in his Main Phase 2, and during his End Phase excavated Black Luster Soldier Envoy of the Beginning, Shaddoll Hedgehog, Shaddoll Squamata, Shaddoll Dragon, and Kuribandit. Shaddoll Hedgehog added Shaddoll Beast, and Shaddoll Squamata sent Shaddoll Falco to the graveyard. Shaddoll Falco Summoned itself face-down.

Hayden Summoned Tour Guide From the Underworld and used its effect to Summon Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from his deck in defense position. He overlaid both monsters for Ghostrick Alucard. He activated Alucard's effect to destroy Jones' set Shaddoll Falco by detatching Scarm. Shaddoll Falco Summoned itself again. He entered his Battle Phase and attacked Shaddoll Falco with Alucard. Jones played Artifact Sanctum, which Summoned Artifact Moralltach from his deck. Jones activated Moralltach's effect, and Hayden chained the Breakthrough Skill in his graveyard, targeting Moralltach. Jones chained Call Of The Haunted, targeting another Artifact Moralltach. The second Moralltach destroyed Alucard. Hayden Summoned Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss in defense, then used Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to search Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss during the End Phase.

Jones drew Kuribandit. He flipped Shaddoll Falco and used its effect to Summon Shaddoll Beast from his graveyard. He Synchro Summoned Leo, Keeper of the Sacred Tree with Shaddoll Falco and El Shaddoll Construct, and Construct added Shaddoll Fusion from his graveyard to his hand. He activated Shaddoll Fusion, and sent Felis, Lightsworn Archer from his hand and Shaddoll Beast from his field to summon El Shaddoll Construct. Construct sent Shaddoll Core to the graveyard, and Beast let him draw a card. Core added Shaddoll Fusion back to his hand. He overlaid both Artifact Moralltachs for Consteallar Pleiades.

Jones Normal Summoned Shaddoll Squamata just as time was called in the round. Shaddoll Squamata attacked Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, and Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss's effect grabbed Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from the deck. Pleadies attacked Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss. El Shaddoll Construct attacked and destroyed Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss, and Leo, Keeper of the Sacred Tree attacked directly dropping Hayden to 4900 Life Points. Pleiades bounced Call Of The Haunted to Jones' hand, and he set it again immediately. Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss added Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to Hayden's hand during the End Phase.

Hayden Special Summoned Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from his hand, then Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss immediately after. He also special summoned Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, then overlaid all three monsters for Tri-Edge Levia. He Normal Summoned Tour Guide From the Underworld and Summoned Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from his deck. Marcus overlaid Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss and Tour Guide From the Underworld for Mechquipped Angineer in defense position. He then Special Summoned Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning by banishing a Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss and a Ghostrick Alucard.

Jeff thought for a moment, and then used Call Of The Haunted to bring back Moralltach. Marcus used Tri-Edge Levia to target Moralltach, but Jones chained Pleiades to bounce his own Call Of The Haunted back to his hand! Moralltach resolved and destroyed the Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning. Marcus passed.

Jeff used Shaddoll Fusion sending Shaddoll Beast and Shaddoll Hedgehog to the graveyard to Special Summon El Shaddoll Winda. Shaddoll Beast netted him a draw, and he didn't use Shaddoll Hedgehog's effect. He then tributed Shaddoll Squamata for a Shaddoll Beast, and he overlaid El Shaddoll Winda and Beast for Artifact Durendal. He entered the Battle Phase, and attacked Tri-Edge Levia with El Shaddoll Construct. Marcus used Angineer targeting Levia, but Jeff chained Durendal's effect to stop it! He then chained his only face-down - Trap Stun - and Levia went down. The detached El Shaddoll Winda added Shaddoll Fusion back. Durendal attacked Angineer, and Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss brought back Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss. Pleiades attacked over it but Marcus was out of targets! He extended the handshake and just like that the match was over.

Shaddoll Artifacts triumph over Burning Abyss as Jeff Jones moves on with a 3-0 record, despite only playing one match so far in the tournament!

-Kelly

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