Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all readers out there!!

Hope everyone will be successful in another year of YGO!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Mini Tournament Report @ Ani-Play (30/12)

Deck used: Insane Tech TGAA

Format: Swiss of 4 rounds. Cut to Top 8

Round 1: VS Sherwyn (Inzektors)

Game 1: Rush him with two Hyperions.
Game 2: We were in topdecking mode, but he topdecked a Damsel, so...
Game 3: Raioh and massive backrow controlled the game.

Round 2: VS Kitty (Dragons)

Game 1: He had no Future Fusion, so things were in my favor a little. Managed to rush him after he Solemned my Hyperion and i used Call of the Haunted to bring it back for game.

Game 2: Topdecking 2 Hyperions is too strong.

Round 3: VS ??? (Machina Offering Geartown Gadgets)

Game 1: Controlled, MST'ing his Offering. Managed to win with Daigusto Phoenix + Gantetsu
Game 2: Second turn Offering rush me.
Game 3: Topdeck Dark Hole and PoD into Call of the Haunted for Hyperion.

Round 4: VS Alvin PUTRA (Hero Beat)

I gave him the win so both of us can go up. We shared, plus i wanted to avoid the full win curse.

3-1 (Proceed to Top 8)

Top 8: VS Alvin PUTRA (Hero Beat)

Uhm....Sorry boss? But its ok, since we shared and all.

5th/6th : VS Ying Jun (Inzekter Agents)

7th/8th: Rolled die with Shaun, lost and took the 3D Thunder End Dragon....

Result: 7th/8th

Liking all my techs :)

Thats all for today!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Lookback at my 2011

Well, it's just a few days before the start of a brand new year! So this is the best time to sit down and start thinking about all the things that happened during this year. Everything, from achievements to laughter to losses, this the best time to reflect on all those things.

Well, here's the list of major events for 2011 and my thoughts on them.

Asia Qualifiers 2011

Deck used: Whirlwind BF

For this qualifier, we had to go through a tough fight of 7 swiss rounds. Adding to the fact that everyone woke up quite early for registration, you can be sure that all of us had a tough time. I only managed to get a subpar score of 4-3, winning all 3 matches again Six Samurais and losing 3 mirror matches. Needless to say, wasn't really proud of my performance, but i felt that i did my best and I was very comfortable with playing Whirlwind BF at that time.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Series #2 (Hosted by Cardmasters)

Deck used: Graveyard BF

I was really proud of myself when i actually won this event. Although this wasn't an official event, it was still considered quite a big one, with almost 50 participants and a PS3 up for grabs. Since this event was using the March Banlist (The asia qualifier was still using the old banlist), it was difficult for everyone to choose what type of decks to pilot for the fresh and new format. Regardless, I was able to climb all the way to the top and get myself my very first 1st place for a big event!

Singapore Worlds Qualifier 2011

Deck used: Six Samurai

Wasn't really planning on using Six Samurai, but I was playing with it for a few weeks by then and it was really growing on me. I was playing the Japanese build, which focused on control and making of use Royal Oppression. Sad to say, i scrubbed with a miserable score of 1-4 for the final standings.

Asia Plus Team Qualifier 2011

Deck used: Agent Angels

For this qualifier, there were actually 4 rounds of Pre-Qualifiers that allowed direct seeding into Top 8 for the main event. My team, consisting of Johann (awesomehazelnuts), Vishal (avengingknight) and myself took part and won the very first qualifier! So, we were directly brought forward to Top 8 for the main event. Sad to say, we lost on the actual day during Top 8 to the eventual runner-up for the entire event. Still, I believed that we tried our best and we can only hope for the better next year, if 2012 isn't the end of the world :)

Top Shop of Asia: Singapore Qualifers

Deck used: T.G. Agents

This, hands-down, had to be the biggest highlight of my entire year! It was a brand new official event whereby local card shops choose their representatives to fight it out to become Asia's number 1 card shop. I was representing Thousand Taste Trading and i managed to clinch 1st place after the dust cleared.

I had to face many strong opponents along the way, such as Vishal, my teammate for Asia Plus and Jeff, agreed by majority as the strongest player in Singapore. As a player, achievements were of much importance to me. Hence, being the very first official event i topped ever since i started playing competitively in 2009, it was really a huge accomplishment for me.

I then proceeded to travel to Taiwan for the Asia Plus Championships, together with William, Nian Jie, Daniel, Anthony and DS, accompanied by the distributor. Sad to say, I scrubbed badly at the main event. However, i had much fun and it was all very valuable experience.

So, that's the sum-up of my year for 2011. Here's hoping that 2012 will be an even better year for me! Especially since the Asia Championships 2012 will be held in Singapore!

Hope 2012 will be great for everyone! Happy New Year!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Tournament Report @ Ani-Play (26/12)

Deck used: Inzecters

Format: Swiss of 4 Rounds. Cut to Top 8.

Round 1: VS Vishal (WWBF)

Game 1: Controlled with Raioh
Game 2: Imba hand with Damsel + Gigamantis for combowhoring.

Round 2: VS Poh Seng (GK)

Game 1: Forgot how i died.
Game 2: Greedy and used Storm without opening Trap Stun first. Died to Sin Cyber End

Round 3: VS Hong Rui (Hero Beat) *SHARED*

Game 1: Super Poly too strong.
Game 2: Same thing, except he's backrow killed me while i didn't draw any sided stuff.

Round 4: VS Alvin PUTRA (Hero Beat)

Game 1: Died to Raioh beat with my imba hand of 2 damsels, 2 pot and some unimportant stuff
Game 2: Rush him with Damsel and other good stuff
Game 3: Top deck Miracle + Honest sealed my fate.

Alvin gave me the win since i was sharing with Hong Rui, as i wanted to pull his score up.

Results : 1-3

Bad sidedeck choice of Trap Stun over Royal Decree costed me in this tournament. Besides that, I think most of my plays were correct. Still quite confused about some rulings regarding Inzecters so need to familiarize with them more if i wish to continue playing them.

Anyways, had 1 round of pack war after that and i won myself 4 out of 6 foils in the box lol.

Everytime i go to Kit's Shop, always go home with good stuff even though i scrub.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Mini Tournament Report @ Ani-Play (23/12)

Deck used: Inzecter

Format: Swiss of 3 Rounds. Cut to Top 8

Round 1: VS Banana (Dark World)

Game 1: Raioh controlled before i used Damsel + Gigamantis to rush him.
Game 2: Raioh + Dimensional Fissure too strong!!

Round 2: VS Sherwyn (Zombie Plant)

Game 1: Ate Trishula + other good stuff.
Game 2: Rush him with Damsel + Gigamantis + Heart of Clear Water
Game 3: Slatemate until he removed all 3 Hornets with Chain D.

Round 3: VS Sunny (Six Samurai)

Game 1: Shien + Kizan + Mass backrow. Couldn't do anything, not to mention eating 1x Tori
Game 2: Slowly grinded with Damsel and Centipede.
Game 3: Side deck error of not puting in Trap Stun costed me the game.

Result: 1-2 (12th/20)

Got a lucky draw pack of PTDN and pulled Dark Armed. Proceeded to get some good stuff from others. Looks like the Top Shop win really used up all the luck i had for the entire year, lololol.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all readers!!!

Thank you for all of your continual support (even though this blog is dead most of the time)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Reflection after Asia Plus

Sorry that there will not be any blog post about my trip to Taiwan, since DS has already uploaded the whole story, lol.

Basically, it was a really good experience for me, meeting players from all parts of Asia. I felt kind of bad for scrubbing so badly during my event, since i was pretty confident of myself to get into at least Top 4. Nevertheless, I had a lot of fun during this trip, almost like the holiday which i deserved from all the school work and exams i had :)

This just made me more fired up for the next coming event, which is Asia 2012. So for now, its going to be schoolwork and more locals.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Off to Asia Plus tomorrow!

Typing this post out before i head out to Changi Airport to ton all the way until 5am, lol.

Pretty much settled on the decks that i will be winning for both the "Challenge the Champ" section and the actual tournament. Props to Andrew and Lauren for knocking some sense into me.

It's going to be one heck of a experience for me, since its my first time representing Singapore for such a event. I'll try to post updates on each day (The whole trip is 4 days), provided that there is Wifi available at the hotel (Which there should be).

Overall, I'm pretty stressed out at the moment, thinking of all the tough opponents i'll be facing at Taiwan, especially Sam :(

Thanks to all who wished me good luck! I'll try my best to bring the trophy back to Singapore!

That's all for now!

Signing off (Going to Changi Airport..)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

5 more days to Taiwan!

Very short post here, since i'm preparing for exams tomorrow.

Sooooo excited, yet soooo stressed at the same time.

I'll try to keep updating about the events and stuff happening there (If there is Wifi)

Decks i'm expecting:

- Inzecter
- Agents
- DW
- Cosmos Ragia

That's all for now. I'll get another post up once my exams are done :)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

JCube Tournament Report (3/12)

Deck used: TG Agent (Anti-Inzecter)

Format: 4 round swiss. Cut to Top 8

Round 1: David (Infernity)

Game 1: Ate all the Infernity stunts and just died.
Game 2: Veiler and friends helped to stall while i slowly beat him down.
Game 3: Time was called, with my LP higher. So i just made 2 Gantetsu and he scooped.

Round 2: Jess (Agent Angel)

Game 1: OTK failed and died to Hyperion + more stuff.
Game 2: Trishula + Hyperion + friends OTK.
Game 3: Leeching the Light for the win!

Round 3: Mango (Inzecter Wind-Up)

Game 1: Died to all the Inzecter + DAD
Game 2: Massive hatred against Inzecters.
Game 3: Control with double Warning + Chain Disappearance. Kycoo + 2 ball beatdown for game

Round 4: Akira (Inzecter)

Game 1: Veil-ed his Summon Priest. Then Trishula + Hyperion and friends appeared!
Game 2: Almost the same thing as Game 1

4-0 (1st in Swiss. Proceed to Top 8)

Top 8: Ying Jun (TG Agents)

Game 1: Rushed him with Trishula and Venus.
Game 2: He rush me back.
Game 3: Controlled early game, but died to Core Destroyer + Catastor. 100% Despair.

Bottom 4: Akira (Inzecter)

Game 1: No agents. Keep stalling with TG's but soon lost.
Game 2: Veil-ed his Priest 2 times, resulting in alot of advantage.
Game 3: Beatdown with Warwolf, Gantetsu and Striker, since his backrow were all not useful in that situation.

Shared with Vishal later on.

Result : 5th/6th (Starter Deck 2011)

Note to self: Never challenge the Full Win Curse ever again...

Have to admit that the new build i'm playing is really good against Inzecter, was just eating them here and there. Quite satisfied with today's performance, although i didn't win the Lavalval Chain..

Oh well, time to look forward to Taiwan, since i can't go locals next week due to exams...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Top Shop Singapore Qualfier Report

Deck used: TG Agents

Format: Swiss of 4 Rounds, cut to Top 8.

Round 1: Zexuan (Six Samurai)

Game 1: Faster rush him with Hyperion and Trishula
Game 2: Got double Gachi, but Gateway and United gave him too much advantage.
Game 3: Was in a standstill, until i topdraw a Hyperion...

Round 2: Jeryl (Dark World)

Game 1: First turn Gachi and Hyperion following = Grapha loop useless.
Game 2: Drag + Card Destruction + more delicious stuff...
Game 3: He got bad hand, so i just slowly poke for game.

Round 3: Wei Ann (TG Agents)

Game 1: He Tori me, then it went downhill from there.
Game 2: Bad hand, so he OTKed me.

Round 4: Guan Ji (Machina Gadget)

Game 1: My shuffling skills gave him a bad hand, so i just rushed him.
Game 2: Forgot how i lost.
Game 3: Really too imba hand + Topdraw Heavy Storm :D

3-1 (Proceed to Top 8)

Top 8: Calvin (Dark World)

Game 1: Forgot how i won
Game 2: Grapha beat me down
Game 3: He bad hand, so i poked with Venus and Hyperion for game.

Top 4: Vishal (Whirlwind BF)

Game 1: First turn Venus into Gachi, followed by double Hyperion for game.
Game 2: Snowman + sided stuff gave me alot of advantage.

Finals: Jeff (Junk Doppel)

Game 1: First turn Venus into Gachi, but proceed to eat Trishula + Brionac + Sorcerer...
Game 2: Chiong him second turn with double Hyperion + Trishula
Game 3: Stalled for awhile, before chionging him with Wyvern + BLS + Hyperion + Gachi

Results: 1st!!!

YAH! Achievement unlocked! Have to admit that my hands today were really good/lucksack. Finally, my official tournament scrubbing spree is over! Looks like losing last week @ Asia Plus was all in the preparation for the win today.

Taiwan, here i come!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Asia Plus Tournament Report

First of all, grats to William's team (Nian Jie, Daniel and William) for winning!

My team scrubbed straight away at Top 8...

Everyone was using the same thing, except Vishal was using Evols.

Just died to Royal Tribute by some guy....

Oh Saturday win Top Shop Singapore Qualifier can alr :D

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Asia Plus Pre-Qualifer (AMK) Report

Entered with Vishal and Johann.

Team Chieflion:

Leader: Johann (Nordic Dark World)
Member A: Vishal (Whirlwind BF)
Member B: Me (Agent Angel)

I have no idea what are the team names of all of my opponents, so i'll just write down the members instead :D

Round 1:

Kenneth (Infernity) VS Johann - (Win)

Yi Jie (Agent Angel) VS Vishal - (Lose)

Soon Hai (Machina Gadget) VS Me - (Win)

Personal score: XOO

Game 1: Lost to Hope + Gadget spam
Game 2: Trap Dustshoot + Pulling the Rug allowed me to counter his stuff
Game 3: Seven Tools + MST gave me the chance to do my combos.

Round 2:

Wee Min (DW) VS Johann - (Win)

Wesley (Junk Doppel) VS Vishal - (Discontinued)

Poh Seng (Gravekeepers) VS Me - (Win)

Personal Score: OO

Game 1: Had some debates over a ruling, with the judge passing the wrong judgment (I don't blame him, since it was kind of confusing), leaving me guilty for the whole game. Regardless, manage to beat down with Venus + stuff.

Game 2: Stalled awhile since he set 5 first turn. Summoned Christia and Heavy Storm'ed, revealing all useless spells. Venus beat him down after that.


Potato (Lightlords) VS Johann - (Win)

Guan Ji (Machina Gadget) VS Vishal - (Lose)

Cassandra (WWBF) VS Me - (Win)

Personal Score: OO

Game 1: MVP is really Tragoedia. Controlled the game with it being so huge. She made Scrap Dragon to clear my Tragoedia, but i had another in my hand. I discarded Christia to take Scrap Dragon next turn for game.

Game 2: Early Christia controlled the game, even though she had Light Imprisoning Mirror. Think she made a mistake not clearing my Christia and i top-deck Earth to kill her next turn.

Results : 1st!

And so, we got into Top 8 for Asia Plus :D

Hope we can win all the way to Taiwan!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tourney Report @ Jcube (8/10/11)

Deck used: T.G Agents

Format: Swiss of 4 Rounds. Cut to Top 8.

Round 1: VS Jeff (Hero Beat)

Game 1: Top-decked Hyperion gave me the win.
Game 2: Karma for top-decking Hyperion = Giving me 3 Hyperions with no Earth/Venus
Game 3: Steady beatdown with stuff and Smashing Ground clearing his Raioh.

Round 2: VS Yew Loong (Gravekeeper Light Undead)

Game 1: He took my Gantetsu with Creature Swap, but i still won with Hyperion and TG's
Game 2: Remember a Goku En blowing up in my face for game.
Game 3: Leeching the Light on my field of Venus + 3 Shine Ball beatdown.

Round 3: VS Ball-Snow (Agent Angel)

Game 1: An early Trishula gave him the advantage, with multiple Warnings to kill me off.
Game 2: Forgot how i won.
Game 3: Managed to clear his field of Black Rose + Christia with Shine Ball + Leeching the Light + Smashing Ground, but he suicided his Orange Light into my ball to get 4 angels in the grave again.

Round 4: VS Shifu (Junk Doppel)

Game 1: Both of us stalled awhile. Made a misplay with Mind Crush and lost to BLS + Sorc
Game 2: Debunk-ed his Sangan but still lost to BLS.

Standing: 2-2 (9th)

Suits me right for playing some random side deck (Debunk, Smashing Ground, etc). Didn't have the time to fully make a proper side. First time playing this deck without any play testing and it felt great!

Still cannot decided which is better : Agent Angel or T.G Agent, since once Christia is dropped, it pretty hard for me to win unless i got Creature Swap or Dark Hole. Guess today wasn't my day, as usual...

Hope to get more results from my new deck :D

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Testing so far

Just a short update on my progress into the start of the new format.

Basically, i scrubbed on Tuesday. Deck was giving me a really hard time with all the boss monsters clogged in hand (1 BLS, 1 DAD, 2 Grapha).

Looks like its back to the drawing board for me. Next tournament should be the final SG Showdown Qualifier this Sunday. The ban list used would still be the March one, so everyone should still be familiar with all the stuff which will happen there.

I'll post up the deck list once i finalize it and get some results. Until then, its testing, testing and more testing.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Start of the new format

Today is the first local tournament which will be using the September 1st banlist.

Sad to say that I wasn't able to make it there today. However, this first week of locals would be a good way to look at how people will cope with the new format and look at the deck choices and techs people would be taking up. What's so good about the start of the new format is that there is no massive net-decking yet (unless you're net-decking from Shriek). Thus, this allows a short-lived period whereby people can make use of creativity and predicting what the meta would be.

I myself will head down to a local tournament tomorrow to test new my new Dark World deck for the September format. Hope that the main deck choices plus the side deck techs will be able to give me some results and a good head start in the new format!

Watch out for a tournament report tomorrow!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Update before Exams

Making a short post.

Gonna MIA for the next week due to examinations, not that I have been updating this blog faithfully. Most probably no tournament reports unless i find some extra time to get down to a local tournament nearby.

Btw, Won 1st at Asia Qualifier Ranking Tournament today. Used Dark World again. Hope it will bring me some results at the end of this format and the start of next format.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Double Tournament Report (13/8)

Haha! Long time since I've updated this blog. Been busy with schoolwork and all. Luckily, i had some time today to head down for some tournament action.

Asian Championship Qualifier @ Jurong East

Format: Single Elimination
Deck used: Dark World

Round 1: BYE

Round 2: VS Irfan (Xyz Starter Deck)

Game 1: Beat him down with early game double Grapha with Warning prevented Utopia from coming out.

Game 2: Same thing as Game 1.

Round 3: VS Jeremy (TG Tengu)

Game 1: Close match, but forgot how i lost.
Game 2: Deck Devastation Virus destroyed his hand, together with double Grapha beatdown.
Game 3: Tengu gave him too much advantage.

Conclusion: Top 4. (No prize cause i only got 1 win.)

SG Showdown Qualifier @ Jurong East

Format: 3 Round Swiss. Cut to Top 8.
Deck used: Dark World

Round 1: VS Eric (Gladiator Beast)

Game 1: Double Grapha beatdown.
Game 2: Used EEV to destroy all his traps. Following that up with Grapha beatdown.

Round 2: VS Jeff (Debris Junkdo)

Game 1: Forgot how i won
Game 2: Deck Devastation Virus ftw.

Round 3: VS Rui Feng (Twilight BF)

Game 1: Double DW Lightning cleared his field and controlled with Grapha and backrow.
Game 2: Bora + Oppression....
Game 3: Damudo + Skillless Grapha too strong.

Top 8: VS Eric (Gladiator Beast)

Game 1 : Once again, skillless Grapha too strong, beat all his GB's over.
Game 2: Forgot how i lost.
Game 3: 2 Holy Light....2 D.D. Crow...all 3 Grapha's RFG... no future at all.

Conclusion: Top 8 (Revise Dragon sleeves)

Remarks: Great day today, although i scrubbed for both. Starting to get use to this deck already. Hope to see better results from it... Try aim get into 1st to 4th for next week's SG Showdown Qualifier? Try?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Challenge Failed

Scrubbed like a dog. Miserable record of 1-4

Whole day it was 没有人门 (Got Gate, no people), or some bloody stupid hand of 2 Kizan, 2 BTH again Debris Dandy.

Don't think i will do a detailed report since there isn't anything worth mentioning, except for some cheap trades i got.

But in the end, no amount of trade will prevent my $20+ from flying away... =_=

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Nationals is tomorrow!

That's right, the big day is tomorrow!

Here's wishing every reader out there good luck and have fun tomorrow!

Hope i will be able to keep my end of the bargain and get into Top 4!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Road to Nationals : Beginning

Finally found sometime off from school to start putting down my thoughts for the Singapore Nationals, which will be this Sunday.

Today, I will be talking about some of the decks which i THINK will be widely played during our nationals. These are just my thoughts and my point of view, so no hatred please! In no particular order:

- BF (Whirlwind/Graveyard)
- Agent Angels
- Machina Gadget
- Dandy (Junk Doppel/Debris Dandy)

I saw lots of Machina Gadgets during the 4 qualifiers. Maybe because of the single elimination, Machina Gadgets shined as the most consistent deck out of the other choices. Thus, i believe it will definitely make another appearance in the nationals.

Agent Angel would be the current rising star, having a fantastic showing at the Malaysian Nationals. The release of Gachi Gachi Gantetsu and other factors has led to an increase in popularity for this deck. I'll expect a good number of people entering nationals with this.

BF variants will always be in the format, proving themselves as they have survived many formats(and many nerfs). Especially Graveyard BF, which won 2 out of the 4 qualifiers.

Dandy variants will definitely appear at the nationals. However, with out Librarian and Shooting Quasar, i think most of them would lean towards Debris Dandy rather than being pure Junk Doppel.

That's all i have for today! Stay tuned tomorrow if i can think of some stuff to post

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Challenge

So i was in an MSN conversation with my school friends last night, doing what teenage boys can do, which was to DotA. Along the way of the conversation (we were waiting for the rest of the guys), some of my classmates started talking about YGO, cause they know i play it. Here's how it goes:

*Disclaimer: All vulgarities were removed and replaced for the sake of viewers*


Friend A: "Eh, June already fast holi going over le..."
Friend B: "Ya loh."
Me: "Ok lah, still got 1 week + mah."
Friend B: "Eh Bx, i thought ur ygo nationals coming up or something?"
Friend B: "I rmb last time all the big big competitions in june de."
Me: "Ya, it's in early July"
Friend A: "bx YGO man siol.."
Me: "..."
Friend A: "Srsly, you so noob, how to win? No point joining."
Friend B: "LOL"
Friend A: "How about this? If you can get into the semi-finals or whatever you guys call it, i'll treat you to lunch."
Me: "Wah, dun act lah"
Friend A: "I serious. I bring you go Aston's eat or something."
Friend B: "Eh, dun play play leh. This one not funny sia."
Friend A: "Aiya, lunch only, so cheap."
Friend A: "But if you nvr get in, must treat me lunch."
Friend B: "GG. He cfm no money."
Me: "LOL, what no money?"


After that, i thought about it a little, and all i could say was...

Get into Top 4
Let's do it!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Bukit Batok Top 16 World Qualifer Report

Deck used: Six Samurai

Format: Single Elimination

Round 1: VS Stark (Scrap Gladiators)

Game 1: First turn Shien, special summoned Kizan and set DEST and Oppression and ended. He set 1 monster and ended, which ate my next turn Trishula and all my monster beat.

Game 2: We exchanged afew blows, while i managed to defeat both of his Scrap Dragons, leaving my field with a single Yaichi and Grandmaster. He attempted to regain control by using Bestiari to attack my Yaichi, but i let my Yaichi drink Forbidden Chalice and he scooped.

Round 2: VS Rong Jie (Agent Angel)

Game 1: He drew no monsters, and i used Hand and stuff to beat him down.
Game 2: Trunade, followed by Hyperion , Christia and Trishula :(
Game 3: Topdecking mode, which got me a Hand to win.

Round 3: VS William (Grave BF)

Game 1: He OTKed me.
Game 2: Beat me down with Kinetic and Gozen. Not friendly AT ALL :(

Result : Top 8.

Shop owner was kind enough to give out WOW deckboxes for the 4 who lost in Top 8. So i'm ok, since i bought sleeves with the $10 required to purchase stuff with.

The online registration for World Qualifiers will begin on 22th. As there are only 64 slots available, i've got just about 3 days to finish up on modding my deck and ensure myself a slot in a chance to represent Singapore :D

Since its only 64 people, cutting to Top 12, it'll be slightly easier compared to last year's Qualifier whereby it was 64, cut to Top 8.

Gotta find out just what to fill up the last remaining space in my sidedeck and what tech should i play in my main.

That's all for today!

Congrats to William for advancing to Top 16!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dark World fun!

Tried out Dark Worlds today.

Damm fun!

Especially in mirror matches.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Khatib Singapore Top 16 WCQ Report

Wanted to make this a detailed one, but i'm tired from my friend's party, and i have a test tomorrow, so I'm gonna make this a quick one.

Promise i will do a detailed one for the next qualifier or the main event to make the post actually interesting to read :D

Deck used: GB

Format: Single Elimination

Round 1 : BYE

Round 2: VS Milton (Graveyard BF)

Game 1: Tired to multiple Arms Wings with no outs.
Game 2: Steadily grind for advantage with my GB's together with Holy Light.
Game 3: Same as Game 2

Round 3: VS Kenneth (Infernities)

Game 1: He does all the gay Infernity stunts to gain domination over the field.
Game 2: Struggled with Holy Light, but Infernity Break plus Empty Space Sea Dragon something is too strong.

Conclusion: DIED.

Aftermath: So i think i've got the right ideas for fill in the last few uncertain slots in my side deck and my main deck now. Maybe going to skip the Lorong Ah Soo qualifier and wait for the final one or just try my luck at the main event. Tuned my deck to fight better against Six Sam today but didn't meet any at all...instead i had to meet Infernities, which i can only side my stuff for Graveyard BF in to fight it again. Most probably going to go back to the drawing board and decide on how to make my deck better in time for the event.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Dueling Network

Since everyone is posting about this, i decided to make a short post about it.

Since i never played any self-touch decks, all my decks on Dueling Network are self-touching!

Cloudian Quasar ftw.

Look out for me!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cardmaster Tournament Report (14/5)

Deck used : Gravekeepers (Tried out with Wonder Wand)

Match 1 - Faz (Junk Doppel)

Round 1: He Trishula-ed me, but i already farmed too much advantage and I won with Descendant.
Round 2: Early advantage with Descendant + Recruiter combo. Sin Cyber End beatdown for game.

Match 2 - Kenneth (Infernity)

Round 1: First turn self touch. Couldn't recover so i lost.
Round 2: Royal Tribute + Sin Cyber End beat him down when he only had 2 Warnings.
Round 3: Both of us were in top decking mode. He top decked Pot and took Reinforcement of the Army, which got him a Street Patrol, which beat over my Spy for game.

Match 3 - Joo Kian (Vayulord)

Round 1: Royal Decree wrecked my backrow. 1000LP is skill, no joke.
Round 2: Forgot how i died.

He let me have the win since he needed to leave for dinner.

Match 4 - Dominic (Gravekeepers)

Round 1: Kept the fact that i'm playing GK from him by setting Spies and Seven Tools. Few turns later, spam Spies , Descendants and Recruiters for massive advantage.
Round 2: Sin Cyber End beatdown.

Results : 3 - 1 (12th place)


First time happen to me sia, now i know how it feels to be at 9th place or something.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Cardmaster Tournament Report (7/5)

Deck used : Gravekeeper's

Format: Swiss of 4 Rounds, Cut to Top 8.

Round 1: VS Chard (Gravekeepers)

Game 1: Royal Tributed him, but i still lost.

Game 2: Royal Tributed and controlled.
Game 3: Same as Game 2.

Round 2: VS Akira (Gladiator Beasts)

Game 1: Got controlled by massive backrow
Game 2: Slowly farm and overwhelmed me.

Round 3: VS Rong Jie (Gladiator Beasts)

Game 1: He slowly tag in and out and gained massive advantage.
Game 2: Managed to control with Skill Drain and my big monsters.
Game 3: Sin Cyber End FTW.

Round 4: VS Qian Rui (Junk Doppel)

Game 1: Royal Tributed him, but he was able to turn the tables with Mind Control and stuff.
Game 2: Royal Tributed him, dropping his whole hand.
Game 3: Royal Tributed him on 2nd turn. Slowly poked for game.

3-1 (Made it into Top 8)

Top 8: VS Alvin (Hero Beat)

Game 1: Forgot how i died.
Game 2: Beat him down with all my stuff and massive backrow control.
Game 3: He beat me down when i have no monsters.

5th/6th : VS Joo Kian (Gladiator Beasts)

Game 1: Forgot.
Game 2: Seven Tools too strong...

7th/8th : VS Baha (Junk Doppel)

Didn't play it out, as we just took what we wanted from the leftovers.

Conclusion : 7th/8th.

Got a Ultra Revise Dragon as prize... Good try for my Gravekeepers, although my side deck was horribly wrong. I'll most likely continue to use this deck and see how it goes.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

YuGiOh Open Series #2 Report

Deck used: Graveyard BF

Format: Swiss of 5 Rounds. Cut to Top 16

Round 1: VS Rong Jie (GB)

Game 1: Got controlled by the heavy backrow and Retiari
Game 2: Damudo destroyed his field.
Game 3: Beatdown while he had no monsters.

Round 2: VS Bryan Tew (Whirlwind BF)

Game 1: Beatdown with Arms Wing and stuff.
Game 2: Revenge is so sweet :D

Round 3: VS Wei Ann (Six Sam)

Game 1: He got a bad hand. So i just rushed him.
Game 2: Same as Game 1.

Round 4: VS Poh Seng

Game 1: Hyperion beat me down.
Game 2: Beat him down with Arms Wing + Damudo.
Game 3: Forgot how i lost.

Round 5: Vs Vishal

He let me have the win so both of us can go to Top 16.

Top 16: VS Jonas (Six Sam)

Shared. I went up.

Top 8: VS Samuel

Game 1: He farmed too much, then i died.
Game 2: Beatdown with Damudo.
Game 3: Epic Match! He tried to Mind Control my Sirocco, i chained with DDV. He dropped his whole hand... So i shortly won after that.

Top 4: VS Qian Rui (Six Sam)

Game 1: He had no monsters, so just beatdown with Arma Knights and stuff.
Game 2: Shien controlled my m/t hand.
Game 3: Did a stupid mistake but i still won :D

Top 2: VS Milton (Whirlwind BF)

Game 1: Forgot how i won
Game 2: Kenna beatdown
Game 3: Grepher BEAT!!! Jeff not around = no Shura for him.

Results : 1st

Got a PS3 as prize. Woot! Soo happy today! After sharing with Milton and Jonas, got myself a PSP + some toilet paper *Cough..PP13*+ some cash :D.

MVP of the day is definitely..... this babe.

Saved me so many times during Swiss and Top 8.

That's all. Going to get some sleep now. with full of lectures. FML


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Post that I promised

That's right, finally found time to do a quick post.

So, what have YGO stuff have i been doing for the past few weeks? Mainly, i've been joining weekly tournaments as much as i can with my current deck, which is Grave BF. It proves to be a really strong deck, reflecting the number of tops it has currently in Japan. Still, it died to Gravekeepers and other decks like Frog Monarchs.

So Grave BF is starting to get a little boring for me, thus i'm trying out some other decks which are more combo-oriented. One of them was Psychic Plant. But i didn't really like that either, having no access to stuff like Dandylion and Lonefire. Then i tried out a deck which i've always wanted to try: Karakuri Machina

Unlike most people whom play the Plant Varient (KMP), i'm currently trying out what the TCG had been playing awhile before converting to the Plant version, which is simply using a mini Psychic Engine of Emergency Teleport + Mind Master + some other Psychic. It basically means i have 1 more One for One which makes this version a little more focused on the Double/Triple Bureido stunts. Liking what i've experienced, i'll most probably be forming this deck to play whenever i'm tired of my main. Haha :D

Finally, to end off this post, i'll talk about the latest news on the Dark World SD.

Artwork for the main monster is freaking cool! So is it's effect. It's pretty much going to be another Machina/Dragunity/Agent Structure Deck, where 3 of them would make the whole deck playable. Looking forward to it!

Friday, April 15, 2011

No report this week

Spending some time with friends before school reopens next week.

So there won't be any tournament report this week. But i'll find some spare time tomorrow or Sunday to bring an article about....something.

Realized that my blog is kinda dying already, only having tournament reports and all.

Another reason for the really lack of posts even though its my holidays now is due to this:

Yes, i caught the Pokemon fever too. Spending lots of time playing this. Sad to say i'm only playing this on a DS Emulator :D No money buy NDS... :(

That's all for today.

Stay tuned!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Cardmaster Tournament Report (9/4)

Deck used : Graveyard BF

Format : Swiss of 4 Rounds. Cut to Top 8.

Round 1 : VS Leo (Naturia Lockdown)

Game 1: Rush him after i Trap Dustshoot-ed his only monster.
Game 2: Got Starlight Road-ed and went downhill from there, got beaten down by camels.
Game 3: Same as Game 1

Round 2: VS Evan (Six Sam)

Game 1: Made Stardust and kept on negating his stuff together with my backrow
Game 2: Rushed him with Dark Armed + Synchro beatsticks

Round 3: VS Dominic (Hero Beat)

Game 1: Trap Dustshoot him, which gave me all i needed for game.
Game 2: Beatdown with all my stuff.

Round 4: VS DS (Kikou-Kuri Machina)

Game 1: Died to Bureido stunt.
Game 2: Beatdown with alot of stuff!
Game 3: Died to Bureido stunt.

Made it into Top 8.

Top 8 : VS Xiao Mei (Junk Doppel)

Game 1: She got a bad hand, so i rushed her with Armored Wing + stuff.
Game 2: Same as Game 1, but she had a good hand.

Top 4 : VS Bryan (Frog Monarch)

Game 1: Died..
Game 2: Died..

3rd/4th : VS DS (Kikou-Kuri Machina)

Decided to take Trishula common and trade with Alex for a Formula, since i wanted the Formula. We still played it out for fun, which meant i ate another 2 Bureido stunts again -_-.

Result : 3rd/4th

Woot! No more SCRUBBING :D

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Cardmaster Tournament Report (2/4)

Deck used : Graveyard BF

Format : Swiss of 4 rounds. Cut to Top 8.

Round 1: VS Akira (Debris Hero)

Game 1: Got rushed by Alius and Shining
Game 2: Rushed him with Trishula + Card Trooper
Game 3: Beat down with Arms Wing.

Round 2: VS Poh Choon (Junk Doppel)

Game 1: He gained too much advantage through Avarice and Formula.
Game 2: Rushed him.
Game 2: Made a mistake of not dropping Gorz when his Doppel token attacked me. Died to Brionac shortly.

Round 3: VS Anond (Gravekeepers)

Game 1: Necrovalley on the field. Nothing i can do...
Game 2: Trunade + Burial + DAD ftw.
Game 3: Same as Game 1, but + 1 Royal Tribute.

Round 4: VS Alvin (GB)

Game 1: Rushed him with Arms Wing
Game 2: Burial + DAD for game.


Results : Scrub.

Got a orange pack from lucky draw and pulled crap.

Gonna edit my main and side more to fight Gravekeepers. Sacky deck is sacky.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cardmaster Tournament Report (26/3)

Deck used : Graveyard BF

Format : Swiss of 4 rounds. Cut to Top 8

Match 1 : VS Akira (Debris Hero)

Game 1: Got beatdown by Another Neos and other stuff.
Game 2: Rushed him while he had no monsters.
Game 3: Black Rose nuked my field and i lost from there.

Match 2: VS Vishal (Whirlwind BF)

Game 1: Controlled with backrow + Arms Wing beat.
Game 2: Damudo owns the game.

Match 3: VS Alex (Six Sam)

Game 1: Tio rushed
Game 2: Rushed him
Game 3: Rushed him

Match 4: VS David (Hero Gate)

Game 1: Beat him down with Arms Wing and some other stuff.
Game 2: OTK with Scrap Dragon , Damudo and 3k Colossal.

Shared with David upon initial agreement. I just managed to squeeze into Top 8, being 8th.

Top 8: VS Leo (Naturia Lockdown)

Game 1: Bambooshoot owns. True Story
Game 2: Won with big backrow
Game 3: Tio rushed by 2x Des Lacooda and 1 Medusa Worm. SMLJ...

5th/6th: VS ??? (Machina Gadget)

Game 1: Card Trooper beatdown
Game 2: Holy Light owns me.
Game 3: Hand stuck with Gardna, Carrier and Bulb.. GG

7th/8th: VS Baha (Junk Doppel)

Game 1: Rush him and ended game with Return from D.D.
Game 2: Controlled with my backrow and Damudo beat him down.

Results : 7th

Just took some jank Majestic Dragon Archfiend holo since i already have Holo Odin.

2nd time with Graveyard BF and both times i win something, not bad not bad :D

Hope this continues :D

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Big Question

No idea what to play in this new format.

Karakuri Machina Plant, Hero Beat, Gravekeepers, Graveyard BF, etc etc.

Sooooo many choices, yet i can't think of what i should play....

Luckily i'm working part-time now, so i can only join tourneys every now and then.

KMP is like the new Six Sam.

Gravekeeper and Hero Beat are the beatdown/irritating decks.

Finally, Graveyard BF is....Graveyard BF.

Anyone can tell me what to play?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Singapore Asia Qualifers Report (13/3)

Deck used : Blackwings [Sayonara! Kalut and Goyo :( ]

Format : Swiss of 7 Rounds. Cut to Top 8

In total, i played against :

3 Six Samurai
3 BF
1 Gravekeepers

Round 1 : VS Rick (Six Sam)

Game 1: Had outs to his cards, plus dropped Damudo for game.
Game 2: Same as Game 1

Round 2: VS Chard (Six Sam)

Game 1: Forgot how i lost
Game 2: Forgot how i won
Game 3: Damudo won my game.

Round 3: VS Joo Kian (BF)

Game 1: Died
Game 2: His hand too imba.

Round 4: VS Bryan Tew (BF)

Game 1: Forgot how i lost.
Game 2: Beat him down.
Game 3: Forgot how i lost

Round 5: VS Jacky (Gravekeepers)

Game 1: Beatdown with Shura and Bora
Game 2: Beat with Kalut

Round 6: VS Cassandra (Six Sam)

Game 1: Forgot how i won.
Game 2: She topdeck Smoke Signal and won with Mizuho/Shinai destroying my Brionac and stuff
Game 3: Topdeck Blizzard for game.

Round 7: VS Zhi Wee (BF)

Game 1: Dunno what happened.
Game 2: Android beat him down
Game 3: Both of us in topdecking mode, but he topdecked a monster before me.

Results : No idea??? 4-3

Pros :

- Didn't lose to any Six Sam.

Cons :

- Can't believe i lost all my mirror matches

Hope to do better at World Qualifers.

That's all!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Asia Qualifers tmr!

Good luck to everyone who is joining!

Expect a report from me for this big event!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Beauty World Tournament (9/3)

Deck used: Blackwings

Format : Swiss of 3 Rounds. Asia Format/Sept 2010 Banlist

Round 1: VS Sunny (Six Samurai)

Game 1: Died to soooo many Trishula + Shien
Game 2: Beatdown with all the birds
Game 3: Both of us stalled with no monsters. But i got my monsters earlier and won.

Round 2: VS Sam (Karakuri Machina)

Game 1: Triple Bureido stunt + Massive backrow. Good game.
Game 2: Rushed him with Catastor and my backrow prevented alot of his stuff.
Game 3: Same as Game 1

Round 3: VS Jia Jie (Six Samurai)

Game 1: Died due to mistake.
Game 2: Rush him.
Game 3: Kinetic + Shura own.

Move on to Top 3 aka round robin...

Top 3: VS Sam (Karakuri Machina)

Game 1: Trishula surprise buttsex!
Game 2: Beat down with all the birds.

So i just took the Librarian cause the other stuff are...meh to me.

Casual Match : VS Ming Ta (Six Samurai)

Game 1: Damudo owns the world.
Game 2: Keep on throwing Blizzards at him. He use Kageki whack my Kinetic until he left 100. Then somehow i won.


Results : 1st/2nd bah.

Now to wait for this coming SUNDAY :D

PS3 :D

Try loh.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cardmaster Tournament Report (19/2)

Deck used : Blackwings

Format : Swiss of 4 Rounds, Cut to Top 8

Match 1: VS Milton (Blackwings)

Game 1: He had a bad hand so i rushed him.
Game 2: Goyo took my Arms Wing then it went downhill from there.
Game 3: He made a mistake by removing DAD. So i won with him having no monsters.

Match 2: VS Clarence (Six Samurai)

Game 1: He had a bad hand. So i rushed him
Game 2: Same as Game 1

Match 3: VS Jeff (Debris Dandy)

Game 1: Forgot what happened
Game 2: Forgot
Game 3: Forgot :D

Match 4 : VS Ryan (Anti-Meta)


Top 8: Xiaomei

GOOOODDD GAME..Both game open with xX Dojo and Gateway.

Played and played to get 8th place.

Results : 8th (TG Dragonfly)

Now time to concentrate on exams. Luckily, this will not be the last time i can play my BF at the current banlist, cause the Asia Qualifiers is using Sept 2010 banlist, so i can have 1 more chance with my friend.

I have no idea what to play for the next format.

With the current things i have, i can go:

1) Grave - BF (Best Option IMO)
2) Psychics (Depends if i can find a good build)
3) X-Sabers (OCG)

That's all for today. No tournaments for next week. Bye!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tournament @ Jurong East Report (11th Feb)

Deck used: Fairies

Format: Swiss of 3 Rounds. Cut to Top 6.

Match 1: VS Eugene (Debris Dandy)

Game 1: Controlled with Hyperion and Solemn Warning
Game 2: Forgot how it went.
Game 3: Nobleman of Crossout all the stuff he has. Won from there

Match 2: VS Ryan (Anti-Meta)

Game 1: Topdecked Hyperion to win.
Game 2: Oppression + Raiou screwed my whole hand
Game 3: OTKed him with 2 Hyperion, 1 Ancient Holy Wyvern and 1 Mystic Shine Ball :D

Auto go up to Top 6

Top 6: VS Jonas (Blackwings)

Played for fun, cause we were sharing. I let him go up cause i needed to leave for dinner with my family.

Results : 2nd

Alright!! Got 5 packs for myself :D

Best performance for my Fairies so far. Hope it continues! Will stop joining tournaments for awhile, since my exams are coming.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Tournament @ Jurong East (2th Feb)

Deck used : Fairies

Format : Swiss of 4 Rounds.

Match 1 : VS Chard (Fairies)

Game 1: His hand was better than mine.
Game 2: Did a mistake of not using Chain Disappearance on his Mystical Shine Ball. Lost from there.

Match 2: VS Winson (Debris Dandy)

Game 1: Flip up Venus and tribute summoned Christia. Won from there.
Game 2; Turn 1 Vahalla + Christia +3 set backrows. Won from there.

Match 3: VS Ryan (Debris Dandy)

Game 1: Forgot how i won
Game 2: Trishula + Christia

Match 4: VS Joo Kian (Sporelords)


Results : Shared.

Like the new build better, with no Elephant's Gift and stuff.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cardmaster Tournament Report (23/1)

Deck used : Angels

Format : Swiss of 4 Rounds. Cut to Top 8.

Match 1 : VS Faz (Six Samurai)

Game 1: I drew an all monster hand, while he had Double Gateway.
Game 2: Ancient Holy Wyvern + Hyperion + 2 Shine Balls for OTK.
Game 3 : Same as Game 1.

Match 2 : VS Fireowners (Doppel Draw Dandy)

Game 1: Forgot how i lost.
Game 2: Trishula-ed and dropped 2 Hyperion for game.
Game 3; Trishula-ed and dropped 1 Hyperion and rush him for game.

Match 3: VS Jia Hui (Six Samurai)

Game 1: Got a perfect hand of Earth, Orange Light, Honest, Giant Trunade, Hyperion and Christia. Needless to say i won.

Game 2: Both of us went into top decking mode, which i won by top decking Venus to beat him down.

Match 4: VS Jeryl (Angels)

Game 1: Rushed me with Christia + some other stuff.
Game 2: Did the Trishula + Hyperion + 2 Shine ball OTK
Game 3: Forgot how i lost.

Result : 2-2 (15th out of 30 participants.)

Zzz...when will i stop scrubbing?????

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Gold Series 2011 Spoils


1x Trishula GR
1x Gungnir GR

2x Injection Fairy Lily GR
2x D.D. Warrior Lady GR
1x Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer GR
1x Thestalos the Firestorm Monarch GR
1x Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter GR
2x Mask of Darkness GR

1x Nobleman of Crossout GR
2x Fires of Doomsday GR
1x United We Stand GR
3x Trap Hole GR
2x Compulsory Evacuation Device GR
2x Dust Tornado GR

Nop. I didn't get the Trishula from the 1 pack. I got it from my box.

Totally made my day a happy one!

Even though i scrubbed badly today XD

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

School Reopen!

Means less blog posts from me!

I'll try to post at least 1-2 times a week

Currently what i am doing now?


- I'm dying from all the projects.

- I'm saving up like mad for GS03.

- I very much love my current deck!


That's all for today!


Saturday, January 1, 2011

My New Year Resolutions for 2011!

Here are my resolutions for 2011!!!

1) Scrub less. This is obvious

2) Get a Trishula. I swear i need one.

3) Get into Top 4/8 for Asia Qualifiers/World Qualifiers

4) Make some decent Watt deck to play with.

5) Don't get into HOS

I'll be happy if i can achieve all of these :D

That's all for today!