ARG Circuit Series Championship Round 7: Ned Salkovitch (Traptrix Artifacts) Vs. Desmond Johnson (Sylvan)

Well we have another awesome match lined up for you. Desmond Johnson from Atlanta, GA is no stranger to playing in premier events and is playing Sylvan. His opponent  Ned Salkovitch from Springfield, NJ got 3rd in our Players Championship yesterday and he is playing Traptrix Artifacts.

Round 1

Ned starts with Traptrix Myrmeleo to search bottomless Trap Hole. He sets 3 and ends.

Desmond starts with Mount, Blaster, Kuribandit, Hermitree, and Princessprout. He draws Spore for turn. Mount is activated first and then Kuribandit is Normal Summoned. Mount’s effect is activated sending Spore to stack Komushroomo to the top of the deck. He attempts to enter End Phase and Breakthrough Skill is activated on Kuribandit. Desmond stays in Main Phase 2 and discards Blaster and Hermitree to destroy Ned’s set Wiretap. He ends with that.

Ned starts off by summoning another Myrmeleo to search Traptrix Trap Hole Nightmare, chaining Artifact Ignition to destroy Mount and setting Moralltach. He attacks over the Kuribandit and then directly putting Desmond at 5800. He passes with that.

Desmond summons Princessprout and activates the effect excavating Sylvan Charity and Desmond concedes.

Ned takes Game 1 thanks to Breakthrough Skill. Siding was quick on both sides and shuffling was thorough on both sides. Desmond chooses to start Game 2.

Game 2

Desmond opens with Princessprout, 2 Sylvan Sagequoia, Miracle Fertilizer, and Mystical Space Typhoon. He passes without doing anything.

Ned summons Traptrix Myrmeleo to start his turn and searches Bottomless Trap Hole to hand. Pot of Duality reveals Deep Dark Trap Hole, Dark Hole, and Artifact Moralltach, he takes the Deep Dark Trap Hole. Attacking for 1600 dropping Desmond to 6400. He sets 3 and passes his turn.

Desmond draws Mount Sylvania for his turn and activates it. Ned activates Artifact Sanctum to Special Summon Artifact Moralltach and destroy Mount. He Normal Summons Princessprout and it gets hit by Solemn Warning. Desmond Special Summons a Sagequoia from his hand

Ned draws for his turn. He attacks with both of his monsters dropping Desmond to 2700. In Main Phase 2 he activates Pot of Duality revealing, Wiretap, Soul Charge, and Wiretap, he takes the Soul Charge. He passes without anything else.

Desmond draws Sylvan Hermitree for turn. He activates Miracle Fertilizer to Special Summon Sylvan Princessprout and tributes it for the effect to excavate Kuribandit and he extends his hand knowing he wouldn’t survive Ned’s next turn.

Ned Salkovitch wins this Round 7 feature match over Desmond Johnson and his Sylvan deck, moving on with a 6-1 record!

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