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Team Finals
Gab Tsang (Canada) vs. Frank Hernandez (USA)

by Kim Eikefet

Game Two:

Hernandez is up 1-0 before this game.

Game Two:

Turn one:
Tsang: Play Island

Hernandez: Play Forest
H: Play Wild Dogs

Turn two:
T: Play Island

H: Play Rancor on Wild Dogs

T: Submerge the Wild Dogs in response

H: Play Forest
H: Play Llanowar Elf

Turn three:
T: Play Island

H: Play Gaea's Cradle
H: Play Wild Dogs
H: Play River Boa

Turn four:
T: Play Rishadan Port

T: Port the Cradle in Hernandez' upkeep

H: Rancor the Wild Dogs

T: Submerge in response

H: Attack with the Llanowar Elves and the Boa

Turn five:
T: Play Island
T: Play Treachery on the Boa
T: Play Somnophore

H: Play Wild Dogs
H: Attack with Llanowar Elves

Turn six:
T: Attack with the Somnophore, lock down the Elves
T: Play Island

T: Port the Cradle during Hernandez' upkeep

H: Attack Wild Dogs

T: Block the Wild Dogs with Boa

H: Giant Growth the Wild Dogs

Turn seven:
T: Get the Wild Dogs from Hernandez
T: Attack Somnophore, lock down the Elves again
T: Play Island
T: Cycle Miscalculation

T: Port the Cradle during Hernandez' upkeep

H: Play Treetop Village

Turn eight:
T: Attack with Somnophore and Wild Dogs
T: Play Masticore

T: Port Treetop Village during Hernandez' upkeep

H: Play Forest

Turn nine:
T: Attack with the Masticore, the Somnophore, the Wild Dogs

Hernandez scoops.

Tsang 1 - Hernandez 1

Game three:

Turn one:
H: Play Forest
H: Play Pouncing Jaguar

T: Play Island

Turn two:
H: Play Land Grant, show hand; two Rushwood Legates, a Giant Growth, a Llanowar Elves, an Elvish Lyrist
H: Play Forest
H: Play Rushwood Legate
H: Play Rushwood Legate
H: Play Elvish Lyrist
H: Attack Pouncing Jaguar

T: Submerge the Pouncing Jaguar

T: Play Island
T: Play Grim Monolith

Turn three:
H: Attack with Lyrist, Legate, Legate
H: Play Pouncing Jaguar
H: Play Llanowar Elf

T: Play Island
T: Play Masticore

Turn four:
H: Echo the Jaguar
H: Attack Legate, Legate, Llanowar Elves, Lyrist, Jaguar

T: Block one of the Legates with the Masticore

H: Play Forest

T: Shoot one Legate during Hernandez' end of turn step

T: Discard a Miscalculation to the Masticore
T: Play Dust Bowl
T: Shoot the Llanowar Elf

H: Play Giant Growth

Turn five:
H: Attack with Pouncing Jaguar, Llanowar Elves, Elvish Lyrist

T: Block the Pouncing Jaguar with the Msaticore

H: Play Tangle Wire

T: Miscalculate the Tangle Wire

T: Discard Grim Monolith to the Masticore
T: Shoot the Llanowar Elves
T: Shoot the Elvish Lyrist
T: Attack with the Masticore

Turn six:
H does nothing during his turn

T: Discards an island to the Masticore
T: Attack with the Masticore

Turn seven:
H: Cycle Wild Dogs

T: Discards a Powder Keg to the Masticore
T: Attack with Masticore
T: Play Morphling

Turn eight:
H: Draws, thinks

Hernandez scoops.

Gab Tsang 2 - Frank Hernandez 1


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