ARGCS Indianapolis: Round 5 Dalton Bousman (Burning Abyss) vs. Jeff Jones (Burning Abyss)

Here in Round 5 I have the pleasure of bringing to you a match featuring two-time champion and ARG's own Jeff Jones against ARG mainstay Dalton Bousman.  Both duelists are piloting different versions of the flavor-filled archetype, but only one of these seasoned duelists will keep the undefeated dream alive!


Game 1

 

Jeff wins the die roll and elects to go first.  Jeff Normal Summons Mathematician to send Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to bring out Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss which dies.  He sets three.  During the End Phase he adds Tour Guide from the Underworld to his hand with Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss's effect.

Dalton draws for turn and starts with Upstart Goblin.  Dalton Normal Summons Tour Guide from the Underworld and Jeff responds with Vanity's Emptiness.   He plays Supply Squad then rams Tour Guide from the Underworld into Mathematician to draw a card.  He sets two and passes.

7500 (Dalton) - 9000 (Jeff)

Jeffs swings direct with Mathematician then ends his turn.

6000 (Dalton) - 9000 (Jeff)

Dalton sets one to his backrow and a set monster and ends his turn.

Jeff runs his Mathematician into Dalton's set Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.  He sets one more backrow and passes back to Dalton.

Dalton draws for turn, thinks for a bit, then passes over to Jeff.

Jeff Normal Summons Shaddoll Dragon.  Shaddoll Dragon attacks Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, but in response Dalton flips up Phoenix Wing Wind Blast, discarding Vanity's Fiend to target Jeff's Vanity's Emptiness.  In response, Jeff uses his own Phoenix Wing Wind Blast, discarding Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to target Dalton's Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.  Dalton's Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss goes back to the top of his deck, and likewise for Jeff's Vanity's.  When Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss triggers to try and bring back Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, Dalton flips up his own Vanity's Emptiness, but Jeff has Trap Stun to push the play through.  During the End Phase, Jeff adds Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to his hand with Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss's effect.

2600 (Dalton) - 9000 (Jeff)

Dalton sets a monster and a backrow then ends his turn.

Jeff's Shaddoll Dragon runs over Dalton's Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss and Mathematician connects directly.  Main Phase 2, Jeff summons Tour Guide from the Underworld but Dalton flips up another Vanity's!

1100 (Dalton) - 9000 (Jeff)

Dalton Normal Summons Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss then runs over Jeff's Tour Guide from the Underworld.  During the End Phase, Jeff activated Phoenix Wing Wind Blast, discarding Tour Guide from the Underworld and Dalton scoops it up.

Jeff is able to keep up the tempo and never lets off the gas as he takes an early Game 1 lead!


Game 2

 

Dalton elects to go first for Game 2.  He starts off with a Foolish Burial to send Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to bring out Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.  He then summons Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss then Xyz summons for Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss.  He calls one and sends Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, bringing back Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.  He sets two backrow and ends his turn, adding Tour Guide from the Underworld to his hand with Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss in the End Phase.

Jeff Normal Summons Mathematician, sending Shaddoll Dragon to the grave to destroy Dalton's set Chain Disappearance.  He sets three backrow and passes.

During Dalton's Draw Phase, Jeff uses Mind Crush on Tour Guide from the Underworld, hitting it and revealing Allure of Darkness and Maxx "C".  Dalton uses Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss for three, sending two Mathematician and a Phoenix Wing Wind Blast to the grave.  Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss activates, but Jeff chains Vanity's Emptiness.  However, Dalton has an Mystical Space Typhoon to push the play through as he summons  Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to the field.  He then Xyz Summons another Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss, detaching Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss for three which sends Karma Cut, Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, and Compulsory Evacuation Device.  Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss runs over Mathematician.  Main Phase 2 Dalton overlays for two Downerd Magician then adds Tour Guide from the Underworld to his hand in the End Phase.

8000 (Dalton) - 4500 (Jeff)

Jeff sets a monster then ends his turn.

Dalton uses Tour Guide from the Underworld and makes a Ghostrick Alucard.  He destroys Jeff's set Trap Stun, and Jeff concedes after seeing the writing on the wall.


Game 3

 

Jeff decides to go first for Game 3.  He starts off with a summon of Tour Guide from the Underworld to bring out Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.  He then overlays for Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss, then uses his effect for one, sending a Karma Cut to the grave.  Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss activates and brings out a Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss in ATK mode.  He then Special Summons Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss and overlays for another Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss in defense.  He sets two and passes the turn.

Dalton starts off with an Allure of Darkness, drawing two cards and banishing Vanity's Fiend.  He then Special Summons Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss in defense, followed by a Normal Summon of Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.  In response, Jeff flips up Stygian Dirge.  Unfazed, Dalton Xyz Summons for Gachi Gachi Gantetsu.  Dalton asks if he can move to his Main Phase 2, and Jeff responds that he can only do so if he enters his Battle Phase.  Rather than moving through the phases to overlay for Downerd Magician, Dalton sets one backrow and passes.

Jeff uses Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss for three, sending Raiza the Storm Monarch, Mind Crush, and another Stygian Dirge to the grave.  He uses the other Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss for three, sending Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, Mathematician, and Vanity's Emptiness to the grave.  Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss brings back Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss but not before Dalton chains Maxx "C" to draw himself a card.  During Battle Phase, Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss hits Gachi, sending Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to the grave to bring out Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.  The other Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss gets rid of Gachi's last material.  Jeff sets one, and during the End Phase, Dalton adds Tour Guide from the Underworld to his hand.

During Dalton's Draw Phase Jeff flips up Mind Crush and calls Tour Guide from the Underworld, hitting it and revealing, Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force, Vanity' Emptinesss, Mathematician, and Chain Disappearance.  He Normal Summons Mathematician to send Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to the grave.  He sets one backrow, then moves to his Battle Phase to go to his Main Phase 2 so he can overlay for Downerd Magician.  During the End Phase, he adds Tour Guide from the Underworld to his hand with Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.

Jeff uses Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss for three, sending Tour Guide from the Underworld, Raiza the Storm Monarch, and Shaddoll Dragon to the grave.  He then Normal Summons Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.  Dalton uses Chain Disappearane but Jeff flips Trap Stun...but Dalton has another Chain Disappearance to banish the rest of Jeff's Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.  During Battle Phase, Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss runs over Downerd while Graff crashes into Mathematician to bring out another Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.  Main Phase 2 Jeff overlays for two Downerd Magician.  During the End Phase, Jeff adds Tour Guide from the Underworld to his hand with the effect of Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.

6700 (Dalton) - 8000 (Jeff)

Dalton summons Tour Guide from the Underworld and brings out Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss in defense.  He uses Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Stygian Dirge, letting him Xyz Summon Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss.  He detaches Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, naming one with Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss to send Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to the grave.  Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss brings out Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, while Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss brings out another Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss fromt he grave.  He overlays for another Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss, naming three and sending two Maxx "C" and an Upstart Goblin to the grave.  He then uses Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force to overlay for Constellar Pleiades.  During Battle Phase, Dalton uses Pleiades to bounec a Downerd, triggering Jeff's Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss so he can add Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to his hand, while the other Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss adds Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.  Main Phase 2 Dalton overlays for Downerd Magician.  During the End Phase, Dalton adds Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss with the effect of Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.

6700 (Dalton)  - 5300 (Jeff)

Jeff starts by Special Summoning Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to the field, followed by a Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss. He then overlays for Ghostrick Alucard.  In response to the summon, Dalton uses Pleiades to bounce Alucard, adding Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to his hand with the effect of the detached Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss.  Jeff then summons Tour Guide from the Underworld to bring out Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.  He then Xyz Summons yet another Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss.  During the End Phase, Dalton uses Phoenix Wing Wind Blast, discarding Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to hit Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss and Jeff offers the handshake in concession.


Dalton is able to overcome Jeff's early Dante swarm to secure a 5-0 record!

 

Joe Soto

Discussion

comments

  • (Joe) Yes, Shaddoll Dragon was the Dragon in question. I forgot to change all of them but it’s fixed now!

  • wop

    It says jeff summoned “dragon” but it never lists what the card actually was -_- lots of cards are dragons lol

    • cj

      The only relevant dragon, that is consistent is Shaddoll Dragon, and I can kinda see playing shaddolls with burning abyss kinda

    • George Psichis

      Shaddoll Dragon. He used its effect to pop a backrow during the match.