ARGCS Indianapolis: Top 8 Jordan Winters vs. James Frazier (Burning Abyss)

Here's your Top 8 Feature Match between Jordan Winters and James Frazier.  This is a battle between two Burning Abyss duelists.  The mirror have proven to be incredibly grindy so we'll see who can come out on top!


Game 1

 

James wins the die roll and elects to go first.  He starts with a summon of Tour Guide from the Underworld to bring out Scarm in defense then Xyz Summons Dante.  He detaches Scarm and calls one, milling Vanity's Emptiness.  He follows it up a Foolish Burial to send Graff to bring out another Scarm from his deck.  He Special Summons Cir from his hand then Xyz Summons another Dante.  He sets two backrow and during the End Phase adds Tour Guide from the Underworld to his hand with the effect of Scarm.

Jordan starts by Special Summoning Scarm then Graff.  He Xyz Summons Ghostrick Alucard and uses its effect to destroy James' set Mystical Space Typhoon.  He Normal Summons Tour Guide from the Underworld to bring out Cir in defense.  He overlays the two of them for a second Ghostrick Alucard and uses its effect to destroy James' second set Mystical Space Typhoon.  He moves to Battle Phase then Main Phase 2, overlays for two Downerd Magician, sets three to his backrow and passes the turn.

James start by detaching Cir from Dante and calling three, milling Karma Cut, Supply Squad, and another Cir.  Cir brings back Scarm from the grave.  On the summon of Scarm, Jordan uses Compulsory Evacuation Device on James' unused Dante.  James Normal Summons Tour Guide from the Underworld, destroying Scarm and bringing out Graff from the deck.  He overlays for Temtempo the Percussion Djinn.  During Battle Phase, he uses the effect of Temtempo, detaching Tour Guide from the Underworld to detach a Ghostrick Alucard from under a Downerd Magician.  Dante runs over the weaker Downerd Magician, letting Jordan use Cir to bring back Scarm which dies immediately.  Main Phase 2 James overlays Downerd over Dante.  During the End Phase both duelists add Tour Guide from the Underworld to their hands with the effect of Scarm.

7800 (Jordan) - 8000 (James)

Jordan summons Tour Guide from the Underworld to bring out Scarm from his deck.  He then Xyz Summons for Dante in attack.  He detaches Tour Guide from the Underworld to Dante naming three, hitting Tour Guide from the Underworld, Graff, and Scarm.  During Battle Phase, Jordan crashes Dante into Downerd as both duelists add Cir back to their hands with the effect of Dante.  Still in Battle Phase, Jordan uses Karma Cut, discarding Cir to banish Temtempo the Percussion Djinn.  James' Graff brings out Cir in attack while Jordan's Cir brings back Dante in defense.  Main Phase 2 he overlays Downerd Magician over Dante.  During the End Phase Jordan adds Cir while James adds Graff to their hands.

James starts by Special Summoning Graff from his hand.  After its summoned, Jordan flips up Vanity's Emptiness.  James sets one more to his backrow and passes the turn.

Jordan attacks over Cir with Downerd while the other DownerdDownerd runs over Graff.  Detaches Dante to add Graff

7800 (Jordan) - 6500 (James)

James sets a monster and two backrow.

Jordan runs over James' set Mathematician, sets a backrow and passes.

7800 (Jordan) - 2800 (James)

James uses Allure of Darkness to draw two cards, banishing Cir.  He then uses Mystical Space Typhoon on Jordan's set Mystical Space Typhoon which he chains on James' set Vanity's Emptiness.  He goes on to use Phoenix Wing Wind Blast, discarding Supply Squad, on Jordan's set Mystical Space Typhoon.  James then summons Tour Guide from the Underworld to bring out Scarm to then Xyz Summon Dante in attack.  He detaches Tour Guide from the Underworld and calls three, milling two Tour Guide from the Underworld and Upstart Goblin.  Main Phase 2 he overlays Downerd Magician over Dante then passes the turn.

7400 (Jordan) - 2800 (James)

Jordan immediately moves to Battle Phase, crashing his Downerd into James' Downerd.  James' detached Dante adds Cir to his hand.  Main Phase 2 he Special Summons Graff then Normal Summons Cir.  He overlays for Dante then uses Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force to Xyz Summon Constellar Pleiades.  During the End Phase, Jordan uses Pleiades on James' Downerd.  Cir brings back Dante in defense.

7000 (Jordan) - 2800 (James)

James starts his turn, ponders a bit, then concedes with two dead Vanity's Fiend in his hand.


Game 2

 

James elects to go first for Game 2.  He starst with a Normal Summon of Tour Guide from the Underworld to bring out Scarm.  He then Xyz Summons Dante then detaches Scarm, naming three and milling Mystical Space Typhoon, Matheamtician, and another Tour Guide from the Underworld.  He Special Summons Cir and Graff from his hand and in response Jordan drops a Flying "C" onto his field, killing them both.  He sets two backrow.  During the End Phase he adds Cir to his hand.

Jordan draws for turn, sets two to his backrow and passes.  During the End Phase James uses Mystical Space Typhoon on Jordan's Phoenix Wing Wind Blast, then uses his own Phoenix Wing Wind Blast, discarding Cir to bring back Scarm (which dies), spinning Jordan's set Vanity's Emptiness.  During the End Phase, James adds Tour Guide from the Underworld to his hand with Scarm.

James detaches Tour Guide from the Underworld for Dante, naming three and milling Karma Cut, Flying "C", and Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force.  He Normal Summons Tour Guide from the Underworld to bring out Graff in attack.  He attacks with the team then ends his turn.

3500 (Jordan) - 8000 (James) 

Jordan draws the Vanity's Emptiness then Speial Summons Cir, followed by a Normal Summon of Graff.  Cir runs over Graff to bring out Scarm which dies.  Jordan's Graff crashes into James' Tour Guide from the Underworld and brings out Scarm in defense.  Main Phase 2 he Xyz Summons Dante in defense.  He detaches Scarm naming one and milling a Flying "C".  He sets one backrow.  During the End Phase Jordan adds Tour Guide from the Underworld to his hand while James adds Cir.  Still in End Phase, James uses Mystical Space Typhoon on Jordan's set Vanity's Emptiness.

3500 (Jordan) - 7400 (James)

James sets one backrow and passes back to Jordan.

Jordan Normal Summons Tour Guide from the Underworld and brings out Graff in attack.  He Xyz Summons another Dante in defense.  Detaching Graff, he uses Dante naming one and milling Karma Cut.  Graff brings out Scarm from his deck.  He uses the other Dante, detaching Cir naming one and milling Raiza to bring back Graff with Cir.  He Xyz Summons for Ghostrick Alucard then uses its effect on James' set Phoenix Wing Wind Blast which he uses on Jordan's Dante, discarding Cir to bring back Scarm which dies immediately.  During the End Phase Jordan adds Cir to his hand while James adds Graff.

James crashes Flying "C" into Jordan's Ghostrick Alucard to free himself from it's Xyz lockdown.  Main Phase 2 he sets a monster and passes the turn.

3500 (Jordan) - 6300 (James) 

Jordan goes into the tank then uses Ghostrick Alucard's effect on James' set Graff which brings out an Scarm from the deck.  James then summons Tour Guide from the Underworld and brings out an Scarm in attack.  In response to the summon, James drops his own Flying "C" to Jordan's side of the field.  Jordan passes after counting the cards in his deck, twenty-three.  James counts as well, seeing eighteen cards left.

James replaces his draw for the turn by adding Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force to his hand.  He uses it to Xyz Summon Constellar Pleiades, destroying Scarm in the process.  During Battle Phase, Constellar Pleiades runs over Jordan's Tour Guide from the Underworld.  He passes without another play.

2000 (Jordan) - 6300 (James)

Jordan ponders his options then turns everything to defense and passes.

James runs over Ghostrick Alucard with Pleiades then passes the turn.

Jordan sets a monster and a backrow and ends his turn.

James runs over Jordan's set Mathematician to draw him a card.  Main Phase 2 he sets two cards to his backrow then ends his turn.

Jordan turns Flying "C" to attack then rams it into Pleiades.  Main Phase 2 he Normal Summons Cir and James responds with a Vanity's Emptiness, but Jordan uses Mystical Space Typhoon in response.  He then Xyz Summons Ghostrick Alucard in defense.  He uses its effect, detaching Scarm to destroy James' set Supply Squad.  He then tries to use Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force on Dante but James responds with Pleiades to bounce it.  He follows that up by overlaying Downerd Magician over Ghostrick Alucard.  During the End Phase he adds Tour Guide from the Underworld to his hand with the effect of Scarm.

200 (Jordan) - 6300 (James)

James sets a backrow then ends his turn.

Jordan moves to Battle Phase and attempts to crash Downerd Magician into Constellar Pleiades.  James responds with Karma Cut on Downerd Magician, discarding Cir.  Jordan's Cir brings out Graff while James' brings out Dante.  He then Normal Summons Cir then overlays both for Dante.  He continues on and overlays Downerd Magician on top of Dante.

James passes without a play.

Jordan summons Tour Guide from the Underworld but James has the Effect Veiler!  DUring Battle Phase, Downerd Magician runs over Constellar Pleiades.  He detaches Dante from Downerd Magicianto add Cir to his hand.  He sets a backrow and passes the turn.

200 (Jordan) - 6300 (James) 

James draws then crashes Dante into Tour Guide from the Underworld. Dante adds Cir to his hand.  Main Phase 2 he sets a monster and a backrow and passes.  During the End Phase Jordan uses Phoenix Wing Wind Blast on James' set Cir, discarding Cir which brings back Dante for Jordan.

Jordan Normal Summons Mathematician, sending Effect Veiler to the grave.  After Battle Phase he deatches Graff off of Downerd  Magician then overlays another Downerd Magician on top of Dante.

200 (Jordan) - 1100 (James)

James draws, sets a monster and passes.

Jordan banishes Effect Veiler and Tour Guide from the Underworld for Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning and James offers the handshake.


Jordan moves onto the Top 4 after taking down his fellow Burning Abyss duelist in James Frazier!

Joe Soto

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