Sunday, February 3, 2013

Feature Match - Round 1 - Leonard Ludwig V. Andre Montalvo

Leonard Ludwig is the defending store Champion, and overall the second place seed into the tournament, after losing his first place position to Uy Tu yesterday after having a bad record and dropping after three losses. Leonard comes in today playing the same deck he won with a month ago, Machina Gadgets. His Opponent, Andre Montalvo is playing a Lightsworn deck, a deck that is one of his personal favorites. He has come in at the seventh seed, after remaining on the low-end of the rankings all month. This is round one!

The two start off with a die roll, which starts out with both players rolling a six, so they reroll, Leonard gets a 6, and Andre rolls a three. Leonard decides to play first.

Leo starts the game off by setting two cards in the Spell and Trap Card zone, and passes his turn to Andre. Andre activates Solar Recharge, discarding Jain, Lightsworn Paladin to draw two cards from his deck, then sending the another Solar Recharge and Pot of Avarice from the top of his deck.

Andre looks through his hand and says it isn’t very good. He continues by normal summoning Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress from his hand, only to meet Leo’s face-down Bottomless Trap Hole. Andre sets one, and passes his turn.

Leo continues the trend of his previous turn, and sets another card face-down, and passes his turn back to Andre.

Andre summons Luminia, Lightsworn Summoner to the field, and after Leo allows the summon, he discards his Gargoth, Lightsworn Warrior from his hand, to Special Summon it back to the field, but Leo chains to Lumina’s effect with Maxx “C”! Once Gargoth is summoned, Leo draws a card from his deck.

Andre has his Lumina attack Leo directly for 1000! Then has Gargoth attack directly, but Leo activates his set Dimensional Prison to stop the attack, and banish Gargoth!

Life Points: Leo-7000/Andre-8000

During the End Phase, Lumina’s effect sends Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter, Foolish Burial, and Aurkus, Lightsworn Druid from the top of Andre’s deck to the graveyard.

Leo draws, and activates Pot of Duality. He reveals Red Gadget, Forbidden Lance, and Solemn Warning. He adds the Red Gadget to his hand, and normal summons it, activates it’s effect to put Yellow Gadget into his hand.

He enters the Battle Phase, and has Red Gadget attack Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner, and passes his turn.

Life Pints: Leo: 7000/Andre: 7700

Andre draws from his deck, and looks through his graveyard. He Special Summons Judgment Dragon from his hand. Leo picks up Andre’s graveyard to verify there are four lightsworn Monsters already in the graveyard, and says okay.

Andre activate’s Judgment Dragon’s effect to destroy all cards on the field, and Leo Chains Forbidden Lance, targeting Judgment Dragon to lower it’s ATK to 2200. Also destroyed were Call of the Haunted and Red Gadget, along with Andre’s Torrential Tribute.

To everyone’s surprise, Andre Special Summons another Judgment Dragon from his hand! Leo has 7000 Life Points, and the two direct attacks will deal 5200, so Andre activates Monster Reincarnation, discard Wulf, Lightsworn Beast to return Jain, Lightsworn Paldin to his hand, and Normal Summons it.

The Three monsters attack, and end the duel in Andre’s favor. After a sudden dramatic End of a slow-started game, Andre summons two Judgment Dragons in a single turn to clinch Game 1 For Andre.

After making some side adjustments, Leo opens first for the second game in a row. He starts off strong, discarding Machina Cannon to Special Summon Machina Fortress from his hand. He continues by setting four cards face-down, and passing his turn.

Andre begins play with Mystical Space Typhoon, and randomly destroys one of Leo’s set cards – Pot of Avarice. He continues by summoning Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress, and activates her effect, turning her into Defense Position to destroy Leo’s set Dimensional Prison.

Moving on to the End Phase, Leo responds with Macro Cosmos, one of a Lightsworn Player’s least desirable cards to see flipped up by their opponent. Andre sends the top three cards of his deck to the Banished Zone, Thunder King Rai-Oh, Charge of The Light Brigade, and Judgment Dragon.

Leo sets another card to the back row, and had Machina Fortress attack Lyla and banish it.

Andre sets a monster and passes his turn to Leo. Leo has Machina Fortress attack Andre’s set monster, which is revealed to be Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter. Using it’s effect, Andre destroys Macro Cosmos, and is able to send Monster Reincarnation, Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter, and Solar Recharge to the graveyard.

Leo moves to Main Phase 2, and Normal Summons Machina Gearframe, putting Machina cannon into his hand. He equips Gearframe to Machina Fortress and ends his turn.

Andre normal summons Jain, Lightsworn Paladin, and ends his turn, sending Dark Hole and Lightray Daedalus to the graveyard.

Leo starts his turn off by Normal Summoning Red Gadget, allowing him to add Yellow Gadget to his hand. Next Leo Special Summons the Machina Gearframe equipped to Machina Fortress back to the field, and has Machina Fortress attack Jain. Red Gadget attacks Andre Directly next.

Life Points- Andre: 6000/Leonard: 8000

Andre activates the effect of Gorz The Emissary of Darkness, but Leo was not going to have that, and responds with Solemn Warning, to negate it’s effect and destroy it! He has his last monster, Machina Gearframe attack directly before ending his Battle Phase.

Life Points: Andre: 4200/Leonard: 6000

During Main Phase 2, Leonard overlays his Machina Gearframe and Red Gadget to Xyz Summon Steelsworn Roach.

Andre begins his turn with Monster Reborn, to bring Gorz The Emissary of Darkness back to the field. He has it attack Leonard’s Steelswarn Roach. Then moves to Main Phase 2, and Special Summons Lightray Daedalus and sets a card face-down.

Life Points: Leonard: 5200/Andre:4200

Leonard summons Yellow Gadget, and Andre responds with Breakthrough Skill, to negate Yellow Gadget’s effect. Leo discards Machina Cannon to Special Summon Machina Fortress, and overlays his two Machina Fortress to Xyz Summon Number 11: Big Eye. He detaches on of his Machina Fortress to take control of Andre’s Gorz.

Entering the Battle Phase, Leo has his Gorz attack Andre’s Lightray Daedalus, and has Yellow Gadget attack directly.

Life Points: Andre: 2900/Leonard: 5200

Andre draws from his deck, and accepts defeat. He concedes game two to Leonard. Leonard wins the second match, putting him back into the game. He keeps the Machina Fortress he Special Summon on Turn 1 out on the field the entire game and Xyz Summons Big Eye with it to win the game. Moving on to Game 3, it is winner take all!

Andre opens first in game three, and starts with solar Recharge. He discards Jain, Lightsworn Paladin to draw two cards, and then send Solar Recharge and Torrential Tribute from the top of his deck to the Graveyard.

He Normal Summons Gargoth, Lightsworn Warrior, and sets a card in the Spell and Trap Zone, and ends his turn.

Leo summons Green Gadget, adding Red Gadget to hand, and puts three cards face-down. He then passes turn back to Andre.

Andre draws and Activates Mystical Space Typhoon from his hand, and randomly targets Leonard set Bottomless Trap Hole. Andre has Gargoth attack Green Gadget, but Leonard responds with Compulsory Evacuation Device to return it to Andre’s hand!

During Main Phase 2, now with a Lightsworn Monster back in his hand, Andre activates his final copy of Solar Recharge, discarding Gargoth to the graveyard. Leonard does not want Andre getting Lightsworn Monsters into his graveyard fearing Judgment Dragon and Black Luster Solider, and responds with Macro Cosmos, making Andre Banish the top two cards of his deck – Trap Stun and Monster Reincarnation.

Andre sets a monster face-down, and passes his turn. Leo summons Red Gadget, adding Yellow Gadget to his hand. He has Red Gadget attack Andre’s set monster, which of course is revealed to by Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter. Ryko destroys Macro Cosmos, and sends Black Luster Solider – Envoy of The Beginning, another Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter, and Thunder King Rai-Oh to the graveyard.

Leo has his Green Gadget finish the Battle Phase by attacking Andre directly for 1400!

Life Points: Andre: 6600/Leo: 8000

Leo overlays his two Gadgets to Xyz Summon Geargia X, but Andre was ready for it with Torrential Tribute destroying it before it can activate it’s effect. Leo ends his turn by setting a card face-down.

Andre summons Aurkus, Lightsworn Druid to the field, and Special Summons two copies of Lightray Daedalus from his hand.

Next Aurkus attack Directly, and so do the two Lighray Daedalus, however one meets one of Leonard’s set cards – Dimensional Prison, banishing it. Andre ends his turn by sending the top two cards of his deck to the graveyard for Aurkus’ effect – Lyla, Lightsworn Sorcerer and Judgment Dragon.

Life Points: Andre: 6600/Leonard: 4200

Leonard quickly activates Dark Hole from his hand to rid the field of Andre’s giant monsters.

Next he summons Yellow Gadget, allowing him to add a Green Gadget to his hand, which he discards along with Machina Fortress to Special Summon the same Machina Fortress from his graveyard. He has both his monsters attack Andre’s defenseless field.

Life Points: Andre: 2900/Leo: 4200

During Andre’s Draw Phase, fearing Judgment Dragon, Leonard activates D.D. Crow, to target Andre’s Lyla, Lightsworn Sorcerer to banish it, leaving him with only three Lightsworn monsters in his graveyard.

Andre summons another copy of Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress, and has it attack Machina Fortress, destroying her! Leo knows what is coming next!

Life Points: Andre: 2100/Leo: 4200

Andre Special Summons Judgment Dragon from his hand, and immediately activates it’s effect to destroy all cards on the field.  During the end Phase, Andre sends the top four cards from his deck to the graveyard – Judgment Dragon, Mystical Space Typhoon, Breakthrough Skill, and Ehren, Lightsworn Monk.

Life Points: Andre: 1100/Leo: 4200

Leonard discards his Machina Cannon to Special Summon Machina Fortress back from his graveyard, and has it attack Judgment Dragon. Once destroyed, he uses it’s effect to destroy Judgment Dragon, and passes turn back to Andre.

Life Points: Andre: 1100/Leo: 3700

Andre activates Charge of The Light Brigade, sending Thunder King Rai-Oh, Mystical Space Typhoon, and Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner to the Graveyard in order to add another Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner to his hand from the deck.

He Nomal summons the Lumina, and activates her effect, discarding Plaguespreader Zombie to special summon the other Lumina to the field. He continues to overlay the two into Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction!

Andre has his Acid Golem hit Leonard directly, and Leo responds by special summoning Tragodia from his hand in defense position.

Life Points: Leo: 700/Andre: 1100

Andre ends his turn, and Leonard draws. He immediately recognizes defeat and offers Andre a hand shake.

Andre wins round one against the defending Champion, Leonard Ludwig thanks to his Lightsworn Deck! Andre moves on to face the winner of the match between Miranda Guinaldo and Gage Murray in the Semi-Finals!

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