ARG Circuit Series Championship Round 8: Andrew Paller (GeargiaHands) Vs. Anthony Eckroth (HAT)

Here we go in our round 8 feature. These players are both 7-1 right now and one will keep that record, the other one will be 7-2. First we have Andrew Paller from Bronx, New York and is playing GeargiaHands. Anthony Eckroth Salt Lake, UT and is playing HAT.

Game 1

Anthony wins the roll and will start us off with Cardcar D, setting 2 back row. He activates the Cardcar D tributing itself to draw 2 and end.

Andrew opens with 2 Geargiarmor, Fire Hand, Mystical space Typhoon, and Traptrix Trap Hole Nightmare. He draws Geargiaccelerator for his turn. He sets the Geargiarmor and 2 back row to end.

Anthony summons Traptrix Myrmeleo for his turn and searches for Bottomless Trap Hole. He ends after that.

Andrew draws Solemn Warning for turn. He Flip Summons Geargiarmor and searches for Geargiaccelerator from the effect. Geargiarmor sets itself facedown by its effect. He sets another Geargiarmor and sets Solemn Warning to end.

Anthony draws and activates Dark Hole to clear the field of the two set Geargiarmors. Next he summons Traptrix Dionaea and Andrew activates Solemn Warning paying 2000 to go down to 6000, but it’s shuffled back into the deck by Wiretap. He special summons Traptrix Myrmeleo with its effect and its effect destroys the facedown Traptrix Trap Hole Nightmare. He attacks directly for 1700 dropping Andrew to 4300. Main Phase 2 he Xyz Summons Lavalval Chain activating its effect to stack another Traptrix Dionaea to the top of his deck. He ends with that.

Andrew summons Geargiarmor and Anthony activates Artifact Sanctum to Special Summon Artifact Moralltach, which destroys the Geargiarmor. Andrew passes with that.

Anthony draws for turn and attacks for 3900 dropping Andrew to 400. He activates the Lavalval Chain’s effect to stack Dionaea to the top again and sets a back row to end.

Andrew draws Bottomless Trap Hole for his turn. He summons Geargiaccelerator and Anthony activates Artifact Ignition to destroy a set Artifact Beagalltach causing Andrew to concede.

Anthony draws the necessary back row and Dark Hole comes up huge getting rid of two Geargiarmor. Andrew opts to go second in this game.

Game 2

Anthony opens with Traptrix Myrmeleo for Bottomless. Pod reveals 2 Wiretap, and Book of Moon, he takes Book of Moon. He sets 4 back row and ends.

Andrew opens with Geargiarmor, Ice Hand, Breakthrough Skill, Forbidden Lance and Mind Control. He draws his own copy of Traptrix Myrmeleo for his turn. He sets Geargiarmor for his turn and two back row to end.

Anthony draws and ends.

Andrew draws Traptrix Trap Hole Nightmare for his turn. He Flip Summons Geargiarmor and Breaktrhough is activated by Anthony, Andrew chains Forbidden Lance to make sure he can search for Geargiaccelerator. Anthony activates Artifact Ignition to destroy a set Moralltach, and set another Moralltach from his deck. Moralltach is Special Summoned and activates the effect but Breakthrough is chained and Anthony forces it through with Book of Moon to make sure Geargiarmor is destroyed. Next Andrew summons Traptrix Myrmeleo to search Bottomless Trap Hole. He attacks the facedown Moralltach with Myrmeleo. Main Phase 2 he activates Mind Control  to take Anthony’s copy and uses it to Xyz Summon Number 106: Giant Hand, which gets hit with Bottomless Trap Hole and banishes the Giant Hand.

Anthony draws for turn and ends.

Andrew draws Breakthrough Skill for his turn. He attacks with Ice Hand directly for 1400 dropping anthony to 6600. He sets Breakthrough to end.

Anthony summons Traptrix Myrmeleo and activates the effect but it’s negated by Breakthrough.

Andrew draws Ally of Justice Cycle Reader. He summons Geargiaccelerator and crashes into Myrmeleo to add back Geargiarmor. He ends with that.

Anthony summons Fire Hand into Bottomless Trap Hole and passes back.

Andrew draws Soul Charge for turn. He sets the armor to end.

Athony activates Dark Hole to destroy the set Moralltach and summons Fire Hand. Next Anthony activates Soul Charge for 4 but the Moralltachs are banished by Ally of Justice Cycle Reader, 2 copies are banished and the Myrmeleo’s are Special Summoned and destroy the set Traptrix Trap Hole Nightmare. He Xyz Summons into number 50: Blackship of Corn to send Fire Hand to the graveyard causing Andrew to lose 1000 taking him to 6800. He sets and passes.

Andrew draws Ice Hand for his turn. He activates Soul Charge for 4 taking him down to 2800. Myrmeleo destroys the set Dimensional Prison. Gear Gigant X is Xyz summoned and searches for Geargiano. He Normal Summons it and tributes it for Geargiaccelerator. Fire Hand and Myrmeleo are used to Xyz Summon his own copy of Number 50: Blackship of Corn. Blackship’s effect is used to send Anthony’s copy to the Graveyard dropping him to 3600.

Anthony draws for turn and then concedes into a Game 3.

A huge Soul Charge and Ally of Justice Cycle Reader for Andrew keep him in the game and takes this to a game 3.

Game 3

Anthony starts Game 3 off with Traptrix Myrmeleo to search Bottomless Trap Hole. He sets 1 card and ends his turn.

Andrew opens with Geargiaccelerator, Fire Hand, Forbidden Lance, Breakthrough Skill and Book of Moon. He draws Soul Charge for turn. He sets Fire Hand, Breakthrough, and Book of Moon to end.

Anthony draws and Normal Summons another copy of Traptrix Myrmeleo but its effect is negated by Breakthrough Skill. He continues his turn by Xyz Summoning Lavalval Chain with the 2 Myrmeleos. He activates the effect to stack Traptrix Dionaea to the top of his deck, detaching a Myrmeleo. He sets 2 cards to his back row and ends.

Andrew draws Geargiaarsenal for his turn. Flip Summons Fire hand into Bottomless Trap Hole, Banishing the Fire Hand. Geargiarsenal is Normal Summoned and Geargiaccelerator is Special Summoned. Geargiarsenal is tributed to Summon Geargiano, and Geargiano tributes to Special Summon Geargiarsenal from Graveyard. Both monsters are used to Xyz Summon Gear Gigant X, who’s effect gets him Geargiarsenal to hand. He attacks over the Lavalval Chain for 500 dropping him to 7500. He passes with that.

Anthony draws the Dionaea and Normal Summons it to bring back the Myrmeleo from the Graveyard. Myrmeleo targets Andrew’s set Book of Moon and he chains it to turn the Myrmeleo facedown. Soul Charge brings back the other Myrmeleo and it is used with Dionaea to Xyz Summon Number 101: Silent Honor Ark, which takes the Gear Gigant X as a material by detaching both materials. He ends with that.

Andrew draws Mind Control for his turn. He normal Summons the Geargiarsenal and tributes it for Geargaiarmor. Mind Control takes the set Myrmeleo and he Flip Summons it. Continuing he Xyz Summons his now Number 101, and detaches both materials to take Anthony’s copy. Number 101 attacks for 2100 dropping him to 4400. He ends.

Anthony draws and sets a monster and 1 back row.

Andrew attacks over the set Ice Hand. Anthony activates his set Ignition to destroy Beagalltach, which Special Summons itself and tries to destroy the set Moralltach but it’s shut off by banishing Breakthrough Skill from his graveyard.

Anthony draws and passes his turn.

Andrew draws Dimensional Prison for his turn. He activates Soul Charge for 4 monsters Gear Gigant X, 2 Geargiaccelerators, and Geargiarmor taking 4000 and going down to 4000. (Time is called in the round so only 5 more turns.) Andrew Xyz Summons into another Gear Gigant X and detaches Geargiaccelerator, adding it back from the Graveyard. He passes with that.

Turn 1 of time and Anthony draws for turn. He sets a monster and a back row.

Turn 2 of time and Andrew draws another Forbidden Lance. He activates Gear Gigant X detaching Geargiarmor to search Ally of Justice Cycle Reader and add it to his hand. He Special Summons Geargiaccelerator from his hand and uses it with the other Geargiaccelerator to Xyz Summon Abyss Dweller. Abyss Dweller activates its effect to negate all of Anthony’s graveyard effects. Gear Gigant X attacks over Beagalltach, Abyss Dweller attacks over Fire Hand, Number 101 attacks directly and Anthony chains Compulsory Evacuation Device but Forbidden Lance is chained to deal 1300 dropping Anthony to 800. Andrew passes his turn with that.

Turn 3 of time and Anthony draws for turn but concedes.

Andrew Paller takes a hard fought Match over Anthony Eckroth to move on with a 7-1 record with his GeargiaHand deck!

Discussion

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  • AliasNorth

    Why didn’t he activate Traptrix Trap Hole Nightmare on the Myrmeleo summon?