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Floodgates. You’ve seen them before. They’re everywhere and they’re annoying. In fact, I would go as far as to say that floodgate cards are the lynchpin of competitive side decking right now. For those of you who do not know what I am referring to when I say “floodgate cards,” I will briefly elaborate. A “floodgate” is a card that sits on the field and prevents the opponent from playing Yu-Gi-Oh. They are usually so crippling to the opposing strategy that entire games can be won with just a single copy of any given floodgate card. Examples include Shadow Imprisoning Read more


I firmly believe that deckbuilding is the most important aspect in being successful in this game. Sure, there are plenty of things like making the correct play or having your reads be spot on, but take a minute to think about how far those things will really get you. If you’ve got Lonefire, Soul Charge, and Mount Sylvania you may not know all the possibilities and that if you had not previously practiced this combination, there is probably something better that you could have done. But how much is that really going to matter? A rather disheartening reality is that Read more

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  Dueling network is a flash website that allows you to play Yugioh with your friends, rivals, and everybody in between without ever having to leave your house. The best part? It’s all free! You don’t have to pay for a deck and you can have as many decks as you want!Today I will be discussing what some of the top players are using on Dueling Network. NOTE: When I say “Top players”, I didn’t include anyone who had under 1700 rating at the time this article was being written. This is an entirely arbitrary cutoff that was informed by Read more

We’re finally here in the Grand Finals of ARG Circuit Series Atlantic City!  Once again we are featuring two-time YCS champion Tyree Tinsley going up against ARG DC runner-up Aaron Furman.  Both of these duelists have proven to be nearly unstoppable today, but now it’s time for one of their stories to come to an end in this Satellarknight mirror match! Game 1   Aaron goes first and Normal Summons Satellarknight Unukalhai to send Satellarknight Deneb.  He sets four and passes. Tyree Normal Summons Deneb but Aaron has Breakthrough Skill. He sets four backrow.  End Phase Aaron’s Mystical Space Typhoon Read more

Game 1 Aaron wins the die roll and elects to go first.  He Normal Summon Satellarknight Deneb to add Satellarknight Altair to his hand.  He sets three and passes. Garyd draws for turn, sets four to his backrow and passes back to Aaron. Deneb attacks but Garyd chains Artifact Sanctum but Aaron has Vanity’s Emptiness to shut it down. He sets one more backrow and passes. 6500 (Garyd) – 8000 (Aaron) Garyd sets one monster and passes. Aaron uses Pot of Duality to reveal Satellarknight Unukalhai, Satelarknight vega, and Stellarnova Alpha, adding Alpha.  Deneb runs over Shaddoll Hedgehog which gets Read more

Game 1 Tyree wins the die roll and elects to start on the play.  A Pot of Duality reveals Satellarknight Altair, Pot of Duality, and Vanity’s Emptiness, adding another copy of Pot of Duality.  He sets three backrow and passes the turn. Nick draws for the turn, sets three backrow and passes back to Tyree. Tyree starts with a Reinforcement of the Army to search out Satellarknight Deneb.  He then Normal Summons it but Nick flips up Brealthrough Skill in response to stop the search effect.  A Pot of Duality reveals Stellarnova Alpha, Soul Charge, and Call of the Haunted, Read more

Game 1 Calvin wins the die roll and elects to go first.  He sets two backrow, plays Supply Squad, then passes the turn. Aaron draws for turn, sets four backrow and passes the turn. Calvin sets one more backrow and passes. Aaron sets another backrow and passes. Calvin Normal Summons Tour Guide from the Underworld but Aaron responds with Breakthrough Skill.  Calvin chains Compulsory Evacuation Device but Aaron has Wiretap. 7000 (Aaron) – 8000 (Calvin) Aaron Normal Summons Satellarknight Vega without effect.  He runs over Tour Guide from the Underworld.  During the End Phase Calvin discards Graff, Malebranche of the Read more

We’re here on Day 2 for the Top 16 of the ARG Circuit Series Atlantic City!  This round we’ll get to feature two-time YCS champion and ARG’s own Tyree Tinsley up against Daniel Cunningham in a Satellarknight mirror match for the ages!  Both players have put their own spin on their archetype and have each found success this weekend.  But only one of them will make it to the Top 8, we’re about to find out who! Game 1   Daniel Normal Summons Satellarknight Deneb to get Satellarknight Altair.  A Pot of Duality reveals Stellarnova Alpha, Time-Space Trap Hole, and Dimensional Read more


Name: Phillip Pena Age: 24 Occupation: Engineer Hometown: Bronx, NY Deck (MVP Card): DollyLlama Control, Sinister Shadow Games & Mathematician Previous YGO Accomplishments: 2012 YCS Philly top 32, 2013 Nats Top 64, 2014 Nats Top 32 What will you spend your prize credit on: Save it up to buy ARG! Goals!!! What card are you most excited for in the Mega Tin: Armades becaue this is the Lxrd Shah’s   Name: Cristian Urena Age: 17 Occupation: Icessfish/Drake/Chris Brown Look alike Hometown: Reading, PA Deck (MVP Card): Necrovalley Previous YGO Accomplishments: Topped locals before What will you spend your prize credit Read more


Calvin Tahan – Burning Abyss Main Deck: 3 Graff, Malebrunche of the Burning Abyss 3 Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 3 Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss 3 Tour Guide from the Underworld 2 Effect Veiler 3 Mathematician 2 Chaos Sorcerer 1 Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning 3 Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force 3 Supply Squad 1 Foolish Burial 2 Forbidden Lance 1 Allure of Darkness 3 Phoenix Wing Wind Blast 2 Karma Cut 3 Vanity’s Emptiness 1 Compulsory Evacuation Device 1 Solemn Warning Side Deck: 3 Mystical Space Typhoon 3 Chain Disappearance 2 Breakthrough Skill 2 D.D. Read more