Hi guys! Been awhile since the last time I've posted! Well today's post will be about the Asia's Top Shop Tournament - Singapore Qualifiers held yesterday at Active Games Collections, better known to the Singapore Duelists as "Lorong Ah Soo". So lets cut short and head towards to main topic!
Tournament: YGO Asia's Top Shop Tournament - Singapore Qualifiers 2011
Venue: Active Games Collections
Number of Participants: 24 (3 from each shop)
Represented Shop: Asia Cards Shop
Number of matches: 4x Swiss rounds, Elimination for Top 8
Deck used: Asceticism Six
First Match VS Clarence/Clover (Agent Angel)
1st round: It was a tough fight at first since I didn't know what he was playing. I started off with the summoning of [Legendary Six Samurai - Kageki] in hope of using it's effect to special summon [Kagemusha of the Six Samurai]. However, Clarence's first action was to stop it with [Herald of the Orange Light], discarding another copy of it. Without much of a choice. I had to stall for 2 turns while Clarence tries to keep his field up with [Agent of Creation - Venus] and [Gachi Gachi Gantetsu]. While then I drew again, he [Trap Dustshoot] me and revealed my hand of [Gate of the Six], [Six Samurai United], [Kagemusha of the Six Samurai] , [Legendary Six Samurai - Kizan] and 2 more cards which I had forgotten what it was. He returned Kizan back to the deck and while I looked at my lifepoints which was currently quite healthy. I gave a turn pass and he continued his pummelling against me. In the next turn I draw into Kizan again. Which I started the engine of Gate and United. Summoning Kagemusha and Kizan. Searching for [Grandmaster of the Six Samurai] then another copy of Kizan. Which I then tune Kagemusha and one of the Kizans into [Brionac - Dragon of the Ice Barrier] and discarded a card from my hand to return his Gantetsu back to the extra deck. I then activated the United's effect to let myself draw 2 cards. After which I cleared his field and rammed his lifepoints by a significant amount. It was his turn again and there wasn't much he can do. Back to my turn, I activated Brionac's effect again to return whatever was left and went in for the win.
2nd round: He started off with the usual Venus and Gantetsu field Setup and ended his turn. I started off with the playing of [Dimension Fissure] to stop what I assumed would be in his hand cards, the most important of all to stop whatever I was going to do, the [Herald of Orange Light] and [Honest]. With that in calculation, I performed the [Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En]'s summoning and more. Although he got rid of him at the later part of the game. I had [Six Samurai - Zanji] and [Grandmaster of the Six Samurai] on my field for Zanji to cut through almost anything, including his [Archlord Krystia] which was bothering my Samurais for quite awhile. With that in place and holding my grounds. I got the win. Thanks Clarence! Great Match!
Second Match VS ??? (Machina Gadget)
1st round: He tried to [Limiter Removal] his [Machina Fortress] and [Machina Gearframe] but I managed to stop the kill from happening by using the handy dandy [Book of Moon]. Next up was having [Six Samurai - Zanji] and [Grandmaster of the Six Samurai] tagteam against his Gadgets. With much effort of battling and using of my traps. I finally broke down his defenses and rush in for the win.
2nd round: Got pummelled pretty badly with all the [Machina Fortress] and [Machina Gearframe] around and ended with a [Limiter Removal]
3rd round: Starting out with [Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En] and [Grandmaster of the Six Samurai] for an offensive start. He then started out with no monsters and set down 5 cards. Pretty defensive I would say. Back to my turn, I then played out [Six Samurai - Yai Chi] and destroyed one of his set cards which appeared to be [Dust Tornado]. After which I set down two face-down cards and ended my turn without conducting my battle phase. I spent for around 2 - 3 turns without conducting my battle phase and using the combination of Shien and Yaichi to hold my ground by clearing his backrow slowly. After which when his defenses were lowered down. It was an open opportunity to then let my monsters go in for battle and rush in for the win!
3rd Match VS Ernest Sim (TG Agent Angel)
1st round: I got totally destroyed by two copies of [Master Hyperion] and [Trishula - Dragon of the Ice Barrier]. Not even having a [Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En] and a [A.O.J Catastor] on my field can help me!
2nd round: [Dimension Fissure] with Shien and party sure helps to win games!
3rd round: [Dimension Fissure] in this round doesn't really help with big boss monsters going around. =/
4th Match VS Wan Xin/Xiao Mei (Dark World)
1st round: Tying down her magic with [Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En] and rushing in for the kill with [Legendary Six Samurai - Kizan] and friends with [Musakani Magatama] for help!
2nd round: Just didn't have the cards to stop the [Graphar - Dragon Lord of Dark World] from bringing itself back to continuously beat my lifepoints to zero.
3rd round: With my side deck properly in and having [Gemini Imps] help to negate cards like [Dark World Dealings] to stall for awhile. I ended up able to draw upon my [Dimension Fissure] to make things right!
1st Match VS Lauren (Agent Angel)
1st round: Having [Archlord Krystia] around was quite a pain for me and I drew none of the protective traps that were able to deflect Krystia's attacks. Thus then I lost because of the special summoning lockdown.
2nd round: Even with [Dimension Fissure] around. [Royal Decree] is much much stronger! Jamming all my trap cards was terrible as there was no other way to protect myself from his monsters if I couldn't draw any of mine! Through many many turns, I finally gave in as my lifepoints was very low and I had no more monsters to protect me. It was a hell good of a match for that though, thanks Lauren! =)
Conclusion: Top 8 ,Well hopefully I'll get better next time!
Now for the decklist of the deck that I was using for this tournament!
Deck name: Asceticism Six
2x Legendary Six Samurai - Kageki
1x Legendary Six Samurai - Mizuho
3x Legendary Six Samurai - Kizan
1x The Six Samurai - Zanji
1x The Six Samurai - Yaichi
2x Grandmaster of the Six Samurai
3x Kagemusha of the Six Samurai
2x Honorable Retiree of the Six Samurai
1x Hand of the Six Samurai
1x Gate of the Six
3x Six Samurai United
3x Asceticism of the Six Samurai
1x Shien's Smoke Signal
1x Reinforcement of the Army
1x Monster Reborn
1x Book of Moon
1x Heavy Storm
2x Musakani Magatama
2x Solemn Warning
1x Solemn Judgment
2x Dimensional Prison
2x Bottomless Traphole
2x Double Edge Sword Technique
1x Torrential Tribute
Extra Deck: 15
1x Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En
1x A.O.J Catastor
1x Magical Android
1x Brionac - Dragon of the Ice Barrier
1x Black Rose Dragon
1x Scrap Archfiend
1x Stardust Dragon
1x Scrap Dragon
1x Crimson Blader
1x Trishula - Dragon of the Ice Barrier
1x Levair the Sea Dragon
1x No. 17 - Leviathan Dragon
1x No. 20 - Giga Brii-ant
1x No. 39 - Utopia
1x No. 61 - Volcasaurus
Side Deck: 15
2x Gemini Imp
2x Snowman Eater
1x Maxx C
1x Puppet Plant
2x Mystical Space Typhoon
3x Dimension Fissure
1x Bait Doll
1x Chain Disappearance
1x Black Horn of Heaven
1x Trap Dustshoot
Well thats all for today's post! On another topic, have you all bought your share of the latest booster pack [Order of Chaos]? If not, get yours soon! Looks like [Ninja] themed decks and [Inzector] might be the new craze! As well as the [Wind-Up]/[Zen-Mai] themed decks!
See ya all next time!