Round 11: Zvi Mowshowitz vs. Raphael Levy
Zvi drafted a blue-white deck similar to the one he used to 3-0 his first draft table. Blue is by far the most drafted color, but he believes it's well worth fighting for. Levy was running a red-green beatdown deck – exactly the deck that Zvi thinks is vulnerable to this format's control decks.
Levy started a little slow in game 1 and Zvi had Teroh's Faithful slowing him own even more. Levy made a fairly cool play when Zvi tried to summon a Wormfang Drake: Levy played Sonic Seizure on the Faithful, sacrificed a Crackling Club to finish it off, and also used Lava Dart to kill Zvi's only other creature – a Mystic Visionary. The Drake ate itself and Levy was in control for the battlefield for a few turns. His only problem was that Zvi had Compulsion. After spending a few turns getting five lands off the top of his deck, Zvi started drawing into his fliers. Phantom Flock, Aven Windreader, Lieutenant Kirtar, and Possessed Aven were way more than Levy's red and green creatures could race.
Zvi played a turn 4 Teroh's Faithful in game 2 and Levy complained on turn 4 "I the this guy ... why does everybody have to play this guy against me?" Zvi's answer was characteristically blunt "Stop playing with red and green creatures ... you'll feel a lot better." After Zvi's next turn (Phantom Nomad and enchant it with Ghostly Wings) it was hard to argue with Zvi's logic. Beloved Chaplain made Levy howl even louder.
Levy came out fast in game 3. Not only did he have a turn 2 Wild Mongrel, but he was also able to discard Anger and attack for 3 that turn. Zvi couldn't block that Mongrek effectively so he tried racing it, playing Ghostly Wings on Mystic Visionary. Fiery Temper ended that dream. As always, Zvi kept on giggling. "I thought I had a pretty good matchup, but this guy's playing constructed. Heeheeheehee." Levy had troubl finding a fourth land and that gave Zvi the illusion of hope, but once Levy did find land #4 the stream of hasty attackers just never stopped. Violent Eruption cleared a final path and it was Lev, with the much-ridiculed red and green monsters, who was through to the table finals.
Final Result: Levy 2 - Mowshowitz 1
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