Round 9: Wesley Johnson vs Cody Burns

Kelly Locke

10/25/2014 9:10:00 PM
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Wesley Johnson and Cody Burns both play at The Next Level Games, and theyíre paired against each other for the final round of Day 1 at the YGO Series Championship. Both duelists are running Burning Abyss, but Johnsonís build includes Main Deck copies of Skill Drain and Beast King Barbaros.

Johnson started by setting three cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone.

Burns drew and Special Summoned Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from his hand. He then Special Summoned Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from his hand and overlaid both for Number 20: Giga-Brilliant. Burns followed up with Mathematician and activated its effect. Johnson chained Skill Drain to negate it. Mathematician and Giga-Brilliant then attacked directly to drop Johnson down to 3700 Life Points.

Johnson drew Beast King Barbaros and Normal Summoned it with 3000 ATK! He entered his Battle Phase and attacked Mathematician. Burns drew a card and took 1500 damage.

Burns set a monster and changed Giga Brilliant to defense position before ending his turn.

Johnson attacked Burnsí face-down Mathematician with Barbaros, and Burns drew a card. He set a monster and ended his turn.

Burns set two cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone and passed.

Johnson activated Supply Squad, then Normal Summoned Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss. He attacked Giga-Brilliant with Barbaros and destroyed it. Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss Special Summoned Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from the deck, and Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss Summoned Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from his graveyard. Cir attacked Graff and Burns flipped Ceasefire. Johnson chained Trap Stun to negate it. Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss was destroyed when its effect was no longer negated by Skill Drain and Johnson drew for Supply Squad. He ended his turn.

Burns activated Trap Stun, then overlaid his Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss and Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss for Ghostrick Alucard. He detached Scarm for Alucardís effect to destroy Johnsonís set Scarm. He banished Giga Brilliant and Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to Summon Black Luster Soldier Ė Envoy of the Beginning, then Summoned Tour Guide From the Underworld and Special Summoned another Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss. Tour Guide From the Underworld attacked directly, following up with Cir. Alucard attacked, but Johnson responded with Lance to keep himself in the duel. Johnson conferred with the judge and his opponent after realizing that he didnít draw for Supply Squad, and drew a card.

During his Main Phase 2 Burns overlaid his Tour Guide From the Underworld and Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss for Number 30: Acid Golem, and Summoned Downerd Magician over Alucard. He set a card to his Spell and Trap Card Zone. During his End Phase he added Tour Guide From the Underworld to his hand with Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyssís effect. Johnson searched Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss with his own Scarmís effect.

Johnson set a card to each zone and passed.

Burns entered his battle phase and attacked Johnsonís set Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss with Downerd Magician. Johnson declared he was summoning ďScramĒ, or Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss with Graffís effect, and drew for Supply Squad. Black Luster Soldier attacked Scarm and Johnson targeted Black Luster Soldier with Phoenix Wing Wind Blast, discarding Cir. Cir Summoned Graff from the graveyard. Burns attacked Graff with Acid Golem and ended his turn.

Johnson Normal Summoned Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss and overlaid it with Scarm to Xyz Summon Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss. He detached Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to send Vanityís Emptiness off the top of his deck. He entered his End Phase and Burns activated Phoenix Wing Wind Blast, targeting Johnsonís set Spell or Trap Card. Burnsí Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss Summoned Scarm from his deck. Johnsonís Scarm searched another Graff.

Burns Normal Summoned Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from his hand, and overlaid it with Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss for Number 47: Nightmare Shark. He attacked Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss with Acid Golem. Dante was destroyed and the attached Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss Summoned Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from the deck. Burns set a Spell or Trap Card and passed.

Johnson Summoned Tour Guide From the Underworld, then overlaid it for with Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss for Acid Golem. He then banished Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss and Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to Summon Black Luster Soldier Ė Envoy of the Beginning. He attacked Downerd Magician with Black Luster Soldier and Burns activated Karma Cut by discarding Tour Guide. The Soldier was banished. Acid Golem attacked and destroyed Downerd Magician, and the attached Graff Summoned Scarm from Burnsí deck.

Burns activated Number 47: Nightmare Shark by detatching Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, and Cir summoned Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from his graveyard. He overlaid Graff and Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss for another Number 47: Nightmare Shark, and crashed the two Acid Golems on the field to destroy both monsters. Johnson drew for Supply Squad and Summoned Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss with Cirís effect.

Johnson summoned Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from his hand, and overlaid it with Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to Summon Acid Golem. He attacked over Number 47: Nightmare Shark, set two card to his Spell and Trap Card Zone, and ended his turn. Burnsí added Tour Guide From the Underworld with Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyssís effect during the End Phase.

Burns flipped Trap Stun during his Main Phase 1, and Johnson chained Raigeki Break, discarding Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to destroy Number 47. Burns Summoned Tour Guide From the Underworld to Summon Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from his deck. He Overlaid both monsters for Ghostrick Alucard and detatched Tour Guide From the Underworld to destroy Johnsonís set Trap Stun. He overlaid for Downerd Magician during Main Phase 2 and passed.

Johnson attacked Downered and Burns responed with Compulsory Evacuation Device. Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss grabbed Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, and Johnson Normal Summoned Tour Guide from his hand to Summon Acid Golem, then set a Spell or Trap Card.

Burns drew, and set a card to his Spell and Trap Card Zone.

Johnson drew, and attacked Downerd Magician to bring Burns down to 3700 life points. He set a card to his Spell and Trap Card zone and ended.

Burns set a Spell and Trap Card.

Johnson Summoned Math and attacked directly, dropping Burns to 2200 Life Points. He attacked directly with Number 30: Acid Golem to win the game!

Both players began the duel by electing to sideÖOjama Trio! Both Burns and Johnson sided two copies for the event.

Burns decided to go first. He set two cards to his back row, activated Supply Squad, and set a monster.

Johnson started the duel with Trap Stun, Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, Mobius the Frost Monarch, Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, and Compulsory Evacuation Device. He drew a second Mobius. He set two cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone and a monster before passing.

Burns set another card to his Spell and Trap Card Zone and passed.

Johnson drew and passed.

Burns tributed Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to Summon Mobius. He targeted both of Johnsonís set cards, and Johnson chained Compulsory Evacuation Device targeting his own set monster. Trap Stun was destroyed. Burns attacked directly to bring Johnson down to 5600 Life Points.

Johnson drew, and time was called in the round. He Special Summoned Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, then tributed it to Summon Mobius. He targeted and destroyed two Trap Stuns on Burnsí field with its effect. Johnson crashed both Monarchs and Burns drew a card for Supply Squad. He set a Spell and Trap Card and ended.

Burns set a Spell and Trap Card and ended.

Johnson Summoned Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss and attacked directly.

Burns set another backrow.

Johnson activated Supply Squad, then set a monster. Unfortunately he didnít realize that doing so would destroy his own Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss. Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss searched Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, and he drew a card for Supply Squad. Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss was also destroyed. Unable to deal damage, the duel was over for Johnson! The match Ė and Day 1 Ė ends in a tie.

-Kelly Locke

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