Round 3: Zvi Mowshowitz vs. Scott Richards
Richards opened up strong with a first turn Sylvan Safekeeper, followed by Yavimaya Barbarian. The third turn would have brought Elephant Guide, but Mowshowitz had Memory Lapse. A second Lapse countered it on the following turn, and Richards was stuck at three land. Mowshowitz brought out Flametongue Kavu, and Richards was not too eager to go down to two lands to save it. Elephant Guide enchanted the Safekeeper and traded with the Flametongue, leaving only an elephant token on the battlefield. Mowshowitz answered back strong with Merfolk Looter and Burning Wish for Chainer's Edict. Richards then attacked for three and cast Living Wish to get Battlefield Forge, and used Fire to take out the Looter.
Mowshowitz cast Fact or Fiction soon after and the piles were Nightscape Familiar with two lands, and Memory Lapse with one land. Mowshowitz took the three card pile, and cast the Edict to kill off the elephant. With Mowshowitz tapped out, Richards cast Living Wish to get Genesis. Nightscape Familiar showed up on the following turn, and Ice tapped down Richards' City of Brass on upkeep. Another Fact or Fiction was played, and the piles were Nightscape Familiar, Burning Wish, Flametongue Kavu and Psychatog, Urborg Volcano. Mowshowitz took the three-card pile.
Richards- 0 Mowshowitz- 1
Richards had another great start, with Wild Mongrel, Grim Lavamancer and Yavimaya Barbarian all out by turn three. Fire took down the Barbarian, and Mowshowitz summoned Nightscape Familiar. Mongrel became 3/3 so that Grim Lavamancer could take out the Familiar while Mowshowitz was tapped out. Regardless, Mowshowitz began gaining back card advantage as Flametongue Kavu killed the Lavamancer. The next turn was even worse for Richards, as Chainer's Edict killed the Mongrel, and Psychatog joined the team. Fact or Fiction gave Mowshowitz Circular Logic for safety, and Firebolt helped him squeeze through the final points of damage.
Final Result: Richards- 0 Mowshowitz- 2
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