Worth Wollpert (1-0) vs. Tony Tsai (1-0)
Teammates Wollpert and Tsai got off to a fast start with their respect
for one another being reason enough to forget mind gimes. Wollpert,
playing an aggressive B/R deck, won the die roll and started off
fast, dropping a 2nd turn Pygmy Pyrosaur. After Tsai played a land,
Wollpert attcked for one and continued his onslaught, dropping a
On Wollpert's next turn, the Cyclops rushed past Tsai's Bouncing
Beebles, but after Wollpert played a slinking Skirge, Tsai said
'This isn't going to be a very good turn for you Mr. Wollpert',
and proceeded to Sick and Tired the Pyrosaur and the Skirge, followed
by a Sigil of Sleep which sent the Cyclops back to Wollpert's hand.
Unfortunately for Tsai, Wollpert had a surprise of his own, casting
a Keldon Champion, sending Tsai down to ten.
Tsai, unable to attack with the Beebles without sending the Champion
back to Wollpert's hand, had to cast a Kingfisher and sit tight,
and two turns later, after the King and the Champion had traded,
Wollpert's Ghitu Slinger did the job on the Beebles. Tsai then dropped
an Order of Yawgmoth, but Wollpert had all the answers, deciding
not to pay the echo on the Slinger, only to re-animate it with an
Unearth and dropping the Cyclops, ending the game two turns later.
In game two, after Tsai chose to play first, Wollpert's first
turn Ostracize of a Thornwind Faeries left Tsai with only Islands
and black creatures. Wollpert then got aggressive, dropping Goblin
Masons and Ravenous Rats on the next two turns, with Tsai drawing
yet another Island. After Wollpert's Giant Cockroach got Miscalculated,
Tsai could only shake his head as he dropped his fifth Island and
cast Disappear on the Masons.
Wollpert's next turn saw him take Tsai down to 12 and cast a Viashino
Outrider, and soon Lurking Jackals joined the fray as Tsai's Disappear
could only hold off the onslaught for so long. Despite Tsai having
Opposition, Palinchron and Dark Hatchling, Wollpert won in two straight.