ARG Circuit Series Championship Round 9: Joe Giorlando (Sylvan) Vs. Eaton Guo (T.G. Madolche)

Alright guys we have an awesome match in our final feature match of the day. First off we have Joe Giorlando, who is no stranger to Premier events and the top tables and he is from the Boston area, MA playing Sylvan. His opponent Eaton Guo has topped a couple of Circuit Series and other premier events and he is playing the deck he has had success with…Madolche. This should be an interesting match so lets jump right in!

Game 1

Eaton starts with Madolche Anjelly tributing it to Special Summon Madolche Hootcake from the deck, Hootcake banishes Anjelly to Special Summon Madolche Messengelato from the deck and its effect gets him Madolche Ticket, and he Special Summons T.G. Warwolf. The Warwolf and Hootcake are used to Xyz Summon Leviair the Sea Dragon and Leviair’s effect gets him his banished Anjelly to the field. He activates Madolche Ticket and sets Bottomless Trap Hole and Mystical Space Typhoon to end. Leaving only Madolche Anjelly in hand.

Joe starts with Sylvan Charity drawing 3 cards and stacking Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos and Sylvan Marshalleaf. He activates Mount Sylvania to stack a Sylvan Princessprout to the top and activates Miracle Fertilizer but it’s destroyed by Mystical Space Typhoon. Another Miracle Fertilizer summons back Sylvan Sagequoia and Eaton activates Bottomless Trap Hole but it’s negated and destroyed by Rose Archer. Sagequoia activates its effect to excavate the Princessprout and it Special Summons back to the field as a Level 7. He attacks over Leviair with Sagequoia for 800 dropping him to 7200. Main Phase 2 he Xyz Summons Number 11: Big Eye and activates it’s effect to take Eaton’s Anjelly. He passes with that.

Eaton draws Effect Veiler for turn and Normal Summons his second Madolche Anjelly. He tributes it to Special Summon Madolche Magileine and uses both monsters to Xyz Summon Madolche Queen Tiaramisu. He activates it to Shuffle back Joe’s Mount and Miracle Fertilizer, and his own Magileine and Anjelly back into the decks, triggering Ticket to Special Summon Madolche Hootcake. Hootcake activates banishing another Hootcake to Special Summon Madolche Messengelato and searches for Madolche Chateau. He activates it and enters Battle Phase to destroy the Anjelly and Big Eye. Tiaramisu attacks for 2700 dropping him to

Joe yells “Lonefire!" and top decks it! He summons it but Eaton has the Effect Veiler to make sure it doesn’t resolve it’s effect but Joe tributes it anyways. Soul Charge Special Summons all 5 monsters in grave Big Eye, Rose Archer, Princessprout, Lonefire Blossom, and Princessprout taking 5000 dropping to 300. He tributes Lonefire to Special Summon Hermitree. He tributes Princessprout to excavate Spore to the Graveyard and puts itself back on top of the deck. Hermitree excavates Princessprout giving him a draw and Princessprout Special Summons itself at level 8. Sagequoia activates to excavate Upstart Goblin. He uses Princessprout and Hermitree to Xyz Summon Hieratic Sun Dragon Overlord of Heliopolis and uses it’s effect to tributes 4 to destroy Chateau, Ticket, Tiaramisu, and Hootcake! Hootcake shuffles back in and Joe ends.

Eaton draws Book of Moon and sets it and turns Messengelato to Defense.

Joe draws and then activates Heliopolis to tribute itself to destroy the book of moon. He summons Lonefire to special Summon Hermitree. Hermitree excavates Sagequoia and he attacks over the Messengelato which gets shuffled back into the deck. He passes with that.

Eaton draws Upstart Goblin and sets it to end.

Hermitree excavates Sagequoia to add back Sylvan Charity and draw a card. He uses the Charity to stack Soul Charge and Princessprout. Hermitree activates its effect to excavate Princessprout, letting him draw a card. Princessprout summons itself back at level 8 and is used with Hermitree to Xyz Summon Alsei, The Sylvan High Protector. He calls Effect Veiler and excavates Mount Sylvania to bounce the set Upstart to the top of the deck and ends.

Joe Giorlando top decks the Lonefire he needed and takes Game 1! Eaton opts to go first in Game 2.

Game 2

Eaton begins Game 2 with 2 Anjelly, Bottomless, Ticket, and T.G. Striker. He Normal Summons Anjelly  tributing itself to Special Summon Hootcake. Hootcake banishes itself to Special Summon Messengelato to search Chateau with its effect. He plays the Ticket and Chateau and sets Bottomless Trap Hole to end.

Joe starts with Sylvan Charity to draw 3 and stack Sylvan Komushroomo and Sylvan Marshalleaf to the top of the deck. He summons Kuribandit, activates Mount Sylvania and sets a back row then tributes Kuribandit to excavate Hermitree, Sagequoia, Mushrooomo, Marshalleaf, and the last card is Miracle Fertilizer, taking the Miracle Fertilizer. Chain Link 1 Hermitree, Chainlink 2 Marshalleaf, Chainlink 3 Komushroomo, Chain Link 4 Sagequoia and the chain resolves backwards letting Joe add back Sylvan Charity, destroying the Ticket, destroying Hootcake , and rearranging the top 3. Hootcake is addd back to his hand due to Madolche Chateau.

Eaton draws D.D. Crow for his turn and Joe activates Rivalry of Warlords. Eaton Summons T.G. Striker and attacks with both monsters for 2900 dropping Joe to 6100. He Synchro Summons Goyo Guardian and ends.

Joe draws then activates Sylvan Charity to draw 3 and put Princessprout and Soul Charge to the top of his deck. Miracle Fertilizer is activated for Hermitree and it is summoned but banished by Bottomless Trap Hole. Another Miracle is activated for Sagequoia but it is banished by D.D. Crow. Joe ends with that.

Eaton draws for Mystical Space Typhoon for turn. He activates it to destroy Rivalry of Warlords. Then summons Madolche Hootcake banishing T.G. Striker for the effect and Joe chains Maxx “C” to draw a card, but Eaton Special Summons Madolche Mewfuille and attacks with his 3 monsters to wipe out Joe’s Life Points.

Eaton draws exactly what he needs to play through Joe’s back row to take game 2 and we are off to a Game 3. Joe opts to go first in the last game of this match.

Game 3

Joe activates Sylvan Charity to draw 3 and stack 2 Hermitree to the top of his deck. He summons Sylvan Marshalleaf and excavates the 2 Hermitree and rearranges the top 3 of his deck. He activates Soul Charge for both Hermitrees dropping to 6000. He excavates Sagequoia to draw 1 card and add back Sylvan Charity. Mount is activated and used to send Marshalleaf to stack Princessprout. Hermitree excavates Princessprout and lets Joe draw a card. Princessprout Special Summons itself back at Level 8. The other Hermitree misses with the effect. Princessprout and Hermitree are used to Xyz Summon Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand. He ends with that.

Eaton opens with Spell Striker, Twister, Book of Moon, Madolche Ticket, Madolche Hootcake and draws Maxx “C” for turn. He activates Book of Moon on Felgrand which goes through. He summons Hootcake and activates Maxx “C”. Hootcake banishes the Maxx “C” to Special Summon Messengelato an searches Madolche Chateau. He activates Chateau and Ticket, then banishes book of moon for Spell Striker. He uses both level 3’s for M-X-Saber Invoker and uses it to Special Summon Messengelato. Both Messengelatos are used to Xyz Summon Madolche Queen Tiaramisu. Madolche Queen Tiaramisu uses her effect to shuffle back Joe’s Felgrand and Hermitree and he adds back Hootcake and Messengelato to his hand. He attacks with both dropping Joe to 2700. He sets Mystical Space Typhoon to end. End Phase Mount excavates Sagequoia but Joe gets nothing with the effect.

Joe uses Sylvan Charity to draw 3 and stack another Sylvan Charity and Soul Charge. (Time is called in the Round) Miracle Fertilizer is activated targeting Sagequoia but Twister is activated dropping Eaton to 7500 and destroying the Miracle Fertilizer. Another Miracle Fertilizer is activated to Special Summon Sagequoia back from the graveyard. Soul Charge is activated to Special Summon Hermitree from the Graveyard and he pays 1000 dropping him to 700. He activates Mount to send the Sagequoia to stack Princessprout. Hermitree is used to excavate the Princessprout and draw a card. He Special Summons Princessprout at Level 8 and uses both monsters to Xyz Summon Hieartic Sun Dragon Overlord of Heliopolis. He detaches Hermitree and tributes Hermitree and Kuribandit to destroy Tiara and Invoker. He passes with that.

Eaton draws for turn and summons Anjelly. He tributes it to Special Summon Hootcake and Joe chains Maxx “C” to draw. Hootcake banishes Spell Striker to Special Summon Mewfuille. Both are used for Leviair to bring back Spell Striker. Spell Striker attacks directly dropping Joe to 100. He misread the Life Point count and though it would be game but his handwriting had Joe at 200 not the 700 he was really at. He passes with that.

Joe draws and Tributes Sagequoia to destroy Leviair and he attacks over Spell Striker. Setting a monster and a back row to end.

Eaton draws for turn and sets a monster and passes.

Joe draws for turn and Flip Summons Slyvan Komushroomo for turn but it’s shut down by Effect Veiler and Joe extends the Handshake!

Eaton Guo grinds the whole match against Joe Giorlando’s Sylvans in a hard fought 3 game series and he moves on with an x-2 record!