Round 8: Nicholas Ramsammy (Bujins) vs Jordano Ibrihan (Fire Trix)

It's coming down to the wire, but there are two rounds left in the day! In this match it's a battle of control decks as Bujins take on Fire Fist Traptrix! People are convinced that Fire Fist are a dead deck, but Jordano Ibrihan looks to change that outlook entirely! But first he has to get over Nicholas Ramsammy's powerful Bujin deck. Let's get into the game!

Game 1:

Nicholas starts the duel by activating Fire Formation - Tenki, allowing him to search for a Bujin Yamato before setting 1 to his backrow, playing Kaiser Colosseum and sending Bujingi Turtle from his deck to his grave in the End Phase.

Jordano activates Mystical Space Typhoon to blindly destroy Nicholas's set Dimensional Prison before activating his own Tenki to search for Brotherhood of the Fire Fist – Bear. He then activates Pot of Duality revealing Cardcar D, Acid Trap Hole and Dimensional Prison. He shuffled back the Trap Hole and the Prison before setting 3 and summoning Cardcar D to draw 2 more cards.

Nicholas sets 1 and moves to his End Phase but before Yamato can use his effect, Jordano activates Compulsory Evacuation Device to send Yamato back to Nicholas’s hand.

Jordano summons Bear and attempts to attack, but is stopped short by Fiendish Chain. In Main Phase 2, Jordano activates another Tenki and searches for another Bear before passing his turn.

Nicholas summons his Yamato back to the field and moves to the End Phase, adding Bujin Mikazuchi to his hand and sending Bujingi Turtle to the grave.

Jordano activates another MST to destroy Kaiser Colosseum before summoning Traptrix Myrmeleo and searching for Bottomless Trap Hole. He then overlaid the two monsters for Number 50: Blackship of Corn. When he activated his Ship’s effect, Bujingi Turtle rushed to Yamato’s defense and kept the monster on the field for another turn. He set one more before ending his turn.

Nicholas used MST to destroy Bottomless Trap Hole before normal summoning Mikazuchi and playing another Fire Formation – Tenki. He searched for Bujin Hirume before attacking Blackship with Mikazuchi! Memory of an Adversary banished Mikazuchi however at the cost of 2100 Life points. In Main Phase 2, Nicholas special summoned Hirume by banishing Hare. He then overlayed for Bujintei Susanowo and used its effect to send another Hare to the graveyard.

Nicholas 8000, Jordano 5900

Jordano normal summoned Traptrix Dionaea and used her effect to revive Traptrix Myrmeleo. Myrmeleo destroyed a Tenki and then overlaid with Dionaea for Number 103: Ragna Zero. Jordano activated Ragna's effect and forced Nicholas to use the Bujingi Hare in his grave to save Susanowo.

During Nicholas’s turn however, Ragna Zero destroyed Susano and allowed Jordano to draw a card. Nicholas continued his turn by activating Soul Charge for Yamato and Hirume, paying 2000 lifepoints, but Torrential Tribute demolished the entire field. Bujin Mikazuchi returned to the field, under Jordano’s control to end the turn.

Nicholas 6000, Jordano 5900

Jordano normal summoned Traptrix Dionaea before being stopped short by Vanity’s Emptiness. He attacked with Mikazuchi and Dionaea for 2100 and 1700.

Nicholas 2200, Jordano 5900

Nicholas saw his next card and just scooped up to get to game 2.

Game 2:

Nicholas will start the game off by summoning Mikazuchi and setting 3.

Jordano summoned Cardcar D and set 2 before drawing 2 more.

Nicholas summoned Bujingi Hare but Jordano activated Torrential Tribute! Forbidden Lance saved Mikazuchi who then attacked for 1100 damage.

Nicholas 8000, Jordano 6900

Jordano normal summoned Traptrix Myrmeleo and searched for Bottomless Trap Hole before activating Pot of Duality. Pot netted him a Forbidden Lance of his own before setting a s/t and passing his turn.

Nicholas passed his turn.

Jordano summoned a second Traptrix Myrmeleo, searching for Traptrix Trap Hole Nightmare before overlaying into Blackship of Corn and using its effect to send Mikazuchi to the graveyard and setting 2.

Nicholas 7000, Jordano 6900

Nicholas drew for his turn while Jordano activated Soul Drain during the Standby Phase. Nicholas simply set a card and ended.

Nicholas 7000, Jordano 5900

Jordano summoned Traptrix Dionaea and brought back Myrmeleo. Myrmeleo targeted Nicholas's set MST, which he used to destroy Jordano's Soul Drain. Jordano decided to attack with Dionaea, but Nicholas activated Malevolent Catastrophe! When Jordano stated he had no response, Nicholas chained Dimensional Prison to Dionaea's attack. Jordano had a response for that though and saved his Plant with Forbidden Lance before finishing his assault with 900 damage. Blackship then attacks for 2100 before he overlays his Traptrix for Number 80: Rhapsody in Berserk. Berserk used his effect to banish both Nicholas's Hare and his Mikazuchi.

Nicholas 4000, Jordano 5900

Nicholas summons Mikazuchi and immediately sends him to attack over the Rhapsody before ending.

Jordano sends Mikazuchi to the graveyard with his Blackship for 1000 damage. He the proceeds to summon Bear, attack for 1600 and net himself a Fire Formation - Tenki. The Fire Formation added Coach Soldier Wolfbark to his hand before he activated Duality to add a Memory of an Adversary to his hand and set 1 card to his back row.

Nicholas 1400, Jordano 5900

Nicholas banished Mikazuchi for Hirume and Normal Summoned Honest to overlay into Evilswarm Exciton Knight. The Evilswarm demolished the field, leaving a clean game state for anyone to claim.

Jordano activated Tenki for another Bear and summoned it. Bear tore away at Exciton Knight with his effect before attacking directly and sealing the game!

Congratulations to Jordano Ibrihan for conquering the troublesome Bujin deck and moving on to an almost guaranteed spot in the Top Cut!

Kalen Nelson
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