Round 7: Dirk Wagner vs Jordan Winters

Doug Zeeff

10/25/2014 6:20:00 PM
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Dirk Wagner is coming from Chicago, Illinois. Jordan Winters is from Cincinnati, OH. This is a Burning Abyss mirror match between two players that know each other, but only one of them can come out on top! Wagner won the die roll and opted to go first.

Wagner opened with Solemn Warning, Upstart Goblin, Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force, Foolish Burial, and Phoenix Wing Wind Blast. He used Upstart Goblin to draw Vanity's Emptiness. He then used Foolish to send Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to the graveyard. After that he set his three traps and passed, searching Tour Guide From the Underworld in the End Phase.

Winters started off with Supply Squad. Next he tried to Normal Summon Mathematician but it was met with Solemn Warning! He set two backrow and ended.

Wagner drew Scarm and Normal Summoned it. It was stopped by Veiler and Wagner attacked with it for 1000 direct.

Winters drew and opted to Normal Summon Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss. It attacked Tour Guide From the Underworld, but Wagner responded with Phoenix Wing Wind Blast discarding Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss. Cir went to the top of the deck, and Wagner searched Tour Guide From the Underworld in the End Phase.

Wagner drew Mathematician. He thought for a moment and then Normal Summoned it. Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss hit the graveyard, and then Wagner's two monsters attacked directly for 2500 damage. In Main Phase 2 he Xyz Summoned Ghostrick Alucard. It was met with a Phoenix Wing Wind Blast discarding Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss. In the End Phase Winters added Tour Guide From the Underworld to his hand.

Winters Normal Summoned Tour Guide From the Underworld but was met with Vanity's Emptiness. He passed after attacking.

Wagner drew Vanity's Fiend. He ended.

Winters poked with Tour Guide for 1000.

Wagner drew Supply Squad. He ended.

Winters hit for another 1000, dropping Wagner to 3000 Life Points. He set a spell or trap and passed.

Wagner drew Mystical Space Typhoon and used it to destroy Winters' own Mystical Space Typhoon. Vanity's Emptiness hit the graveyard. Tour Guide From the Underworld came down next, but Winters had a Vanity's Emptiness of his own! Wagner activated Supply Squad and ended his turn.

Winters flipped Compulsory Evacuation Device on his own Tour Guide From the Underworld and then immediately Normal Summoned it to Special Summon a Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from his deck. He overlaid for Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss and milled three cards, none of which were Burning Abyss monster, but Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss Special Summoned a Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from deck and that was enough to take out Wagner's remaining Life Points!

Wagner chose to go first. He opened with Upstart Goblin, Phoenix Wing Wind Blast, Dark Core, Wiretap, and Compulsory Evacuation Device. He drew another Dark Core with Upstart Goblin. He then set all his traps and ended his turn.

Winters drew to six cards in hand and Normal Summoned Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss. It hit directly for 1000 damage. He then set three cards to his back row and ended.

Wagner drew Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss. He thought for a moment, eventually settling on passing.

Winters Normal Summoned Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss. He then attacked with both for a total of 1800 damage direct, dropping Wagner to 5200 Life Points. In Main Phase 2 he Xyz Summoned Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss in defense position. He activated the effect for one, milling a Tour Guide From the Underworld. He then Special Summoned Downerd Magician. In the End Phase he added a Tour Guide From the Underworld to his hand.

Wagner drew Karma Cut. Not liking his options he was forced to set the Karma Cut and end his turn.

Winters Normal Summoned Mathematician, sending Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to the graveyard. He attacked with Downerd directly, but Wagner used Compulsory Evacuation Device to send it back to the Extra Deck. Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss Special Summoned Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from deck, Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss a Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to his hand, and the Cir Special Summoned the Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss from the graveyard. Wagner used Phoenix Wing Wind Blast to send Dante back to the Extra deck, and then Mathematician struck for 1500. In the End Phase Winters added Tour Guide From the Underworld to his hand.

Wagner used a topdecked Allure of Darkness to draw Karma Cut and Trap Stun, banishing Cir. He activated Dark Core discarding Karma Cut to get rid of Mathematician. Winters Normal Summoned Tour Guide From the Underworld to Special Summon Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from the deck, and Wagner was forced to scoop the match!

A devastating set of draws in Game 2 puts Wagner too far behind to catch up, but both these players still have excellent records going into Day 2.

-Doug Zeeff

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