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Chapter 1: Old Faces, New Faces, and going Places

Chapter 2:   A Game of Ant Thrones

Chapter 3: O-He-Oh  YO !

Chapter 4: High Steaks Gambling in Oh-He-OH

Chapter 5: Fuck Pittsburgh

Chapter 6: the Ballad of Ol' Man Sticky Fingers 

Chapter 7: Will this be the End?

            I finished my first year of college and for the first time was not being forced to work some meaningless minimum wage job and could literally spend my whole time doing absolutely nothing. What better way to do that then playing Yugioh. This report will cover my yugiventures from YCS Providence through the 25k. It’s going to be written in the format of those classic school assignments where you must tell everyone what you spent your summer doing.


Chapter 1: Old Faces, New Faces, and going Places

            Throughout this format Team War Council has not been playing. We had not topped a single event in all of 2016 due to our most pivotal members focusing on work, school, being banned, or an utter hatred of the format. Randomly one night; not even sure how it all started I began talking heavily with Corey Roca. A Skype call was Corey Roca, Myself and a new face William “Johan” Burke. Before this Corey and I were acquaintances we had occasionally fucked around at events and this one time He convinced me and a bunch of my friends to drive to Delaware but outside of that not much.  We bullshitted on Yugioh talk and eventually I convinced Corey to drive to a local near me. Little did I know this is where everything would change. After this I began talking to Corey heavily. 

            I had been joking heavily with one of my closest friends Brandon Brady that we were going to go to YCS Providence. I hadn’t seen Brady in over 6 months so this was entirely a joke until about a week prior he messages me saying “ so we are going right”. I had no intention of going previously, but then when he showed up I assembled him and Tyler Nolan to come. Last minute we had a new arrival on Team Providence in George Funk who could finally travel to an event and needed help finding his squad. We left super late due to being stuck in Accident traffic on the parkway on the way to Jarrid Centamore’s house to pick up a Qliphort deck for me to play. ( I was convinced Qliphort Demise was gonna rock this event with it still being relatively unrespected prior). Leaving super early didn’t help getting my Qli deck as we managed to get to Tyler’s at like 3 pm and then Georges like 4pm. We stopped at a Random diner because there was literally no food on the way to Providence. On the way back to the highway we saw 5 cop cars on one black man, the usual. We arrive at George’s hotel and learn it is the same as ours and boy are we not pleased. Apparently when Hotel’s are booked literally last minute you get some pretty shitty places. We stayed with Steven McMerty and Corey, resident lovers and soul mates.

Chapter 2:   A Game of Ant Thrones

            To say it had been the worst Hotel ever would be an understatement. Within minutes of arriving Tyler had conquered the Ant-people and assumed the role as their King leaving a pile of bodies to those who may oppose his reign. It became very hot in our room. Corey called the front desk and then would enter the most eccentric character in our cast. Meet Hotel repairman Angel. Angel was no ordinary man. He was a man beyond that of genius. After fiddling with the plug he gets the air back on and says don’t touch the plug it’s bad and will prob shut off again. It’s then he asks what brings you to Providence it’s then that Corey says to him “ we are here to play yugioh, we are huge fucking nerds”. Angel then somehow gets on the topic of  girls and asks us if we would like to solicit any prostitutes or if we would like to purchase any illegal substances. It was at that moment that we realized Angel was no ordinary Air conditioner repairman, he was a pimp. Corey and Angel bond and were exactly the same person he takes his leave reminding us again if we need to get any “ delicious pussy” all we need is ask and he is our guy. For those that do not know Corey he speaks without a filter leading me to finally say “ do you have Tourettes or something” which would become the response whenever Corey would spout some nonsense about “fist my asshole dad” or whatnot. I test a game with the Qlimise deck vs McMerty’s magician deck. This is the first time we are seeing this  deck. I literally win 0 games. I then test with Tyler. Tyler was playing a form of Fire King Kozmo and hated his deck. Furman promised to send me a list McCabe was playing and he sent me was the gem that would be born into the format that was “Demise Kozmo”. Both Tyler and I played Games vs Corey and McMerty and instantly were sold the deck seemed so solid. 3 Farmgirl was amazing. Demise was amazing. Traps felt so good again. Later into the night Tyler then decided that he actually didn’t like Demise that much and wanted to cut it for Maxx c, which is essentially what their list would do, going second. Lastly on our list was Brady, now brady grabbed a pile of nekroz cards off my desk and was intent on playing that after seeing the Nekroz Kaiju deck. After not winning a game he became disheartened. A spellbook joke was made in the hotel room which then led Brady to building a Spellbook Demise deck featuring Tyler’s favorite card Moon-Mirror Shield. Brady won more games in the hotel room that night than anyone else.


We went to sleep super late and woke up in like 2 hours.  I didn’t have enough time to shower which kills me since not showering is my actual nightmare. I take a yugioh player shower and we are off to the convention center. We arrive with less than 25 minutes until rd 1. I decide there is no way I can write a decklist and get the cards I need for Demise Kozmo and that since this Qli deck fucking sucked there was no way I would play it. I lent it out and did not enter the tournament. This would also be a joke as I commonly love to not play as I hate waking up and entering events, especially Konami ones.

            Rd 1 Tyler Wins, Corey losses to Dark Planet deck, Merty wins and Brady plays against fluffals and loses because he does not know what they do. Brady has not played since HAT format. Brady eventually somehow is still in the tournament until rd 6 where he still has a live record but doesn’t show up because he wants food.  Tyler is out by Round 5 losing to two idiots. Corey is also out. Leaving only McMerty. There were 9 rounds of swiss Day 1 and it is after Round 8. McMerty is 8-0 with the magician deck. In between rounds he partakes in a bit of the Devil’s dice with Resident Loser Brandon “ Brando” Cheng and Corey. The cops come and kick them out. Rd 9 pairings go up and Merty isn’t there to play Hoban and he gets a bye into top 32 as there is only 2 rounds tomorrow.  We all go back to the hotel and are assigned suicide watch schedules to make sure Merty does not kill himself.

            This next part is essential for a lot of this story telling. In South jersey there is an infamous group of friends known as Don Squad. They are a tribe consisting of friends who hangout and play together and commonly hate each other. Don Squad inhibits much of the South Jersey region. Recently this spring, Don Squad rendered a peace treaty with that of Tito Squad of Central Jersey and formed one larger “Don Squad”.  Prior to ARG Pittsburgh the only member of  Don Squad to have a top was Steve Gleason who topped 32’d YCS Atlanta. At Pittsburgh 2 tito squad members topped. At ARG Charlotte Turner Brattan, an enemy to the Don himself, top 16’d and which lead to a new rule among their squad. “No top, no opinion” a common phrase uttered in their group chat when someone would dissent.

            Don squad comes into our hotel to play and I Crave Ice Cream.  Only problem it is midnight. We then Assemble an elite Ice Cream hunting team of Myself, Brady, the Don himself, and Merty because if left along he might kill himself. Merty makes several jokes on the way about killing himself one of which cleverly involved a jet ski. Ice Cream place after Ice Cream place is closed but there is hope. Brady led us to a sex toy shop that pretended to be an ice cream place and we lost hope. Then, Brady found a place called “Duck & Bunny” which served dessert. We walked in and immediately noticed this place was very weird. It was essentially someone’s house but with a bunch of Hipsters in it. Someone asks us what we would like and when we reply ice cream they said they don’t have it and we leave defeated. Not before grabbing a pile of business cards for this “snuggery” at least we learned a new word. We then ventured to Walmart to just buy ice cream.  Walmart was closed because Providence clearly doesn’t believe in life after 11pm. We are then forced to go to Wendy’s.  for Frosty’s. On the way back I still really want food so we stop at a gas station and there’s nothing. There’s a dunkin donuts next to it and I could use some breakfast. Brady hops on my hood and we go through the drive through this way with Brady swinging his feet in the air like a schoolgirl.  I tell Brady if he asks for the unattractive girl at the window’s number I’ll buy his food.  He then says “ excuse me miss my handsome friend in the passenger seat was wondering If he could get your number” she looks at the passenger seat to Don and then replies to Brady “ sorry I am gay”. Don is left defeated as we return to the hotel.

            We return to day 2 for essentially no reason. Tyler leaves the Ant People defeated and to rebuild their kingdom free of his tyranny. I learn that Furman didn’t make it despite going x-1 day 1. Steve Gleason however did make it. Along with Both McCabe and Frazier with the Demise Kozmo deck.  Gleason wins in Top 32. And Defeats Tyree in top 16. In top 8 he plays a young kid playing Monarch. His opponent opens the literal nuts both games and defeats Steve. He officially joins the DS club and learns they don’t come with a charger and goes off to buy one. Tahmid is in top 4 and Silverman, Jessy Samek Brandon Cheng and Myself each randomly pick a person at $50 a person. I get laughed at when I get Tahmid due to his history of losing. Tahmid wins in top 4 and I’m facing Brando’s champion in the finals. I try to convince him to split as I’m concerned BA cannot beat Monarch. He refuses and then Tahmid swiftly defeats the Bryan Pham look a like and win the YCS. I win $150 and then Furman asks me if I want it for 1600 paying 100 a week. I accept because I love dumb prize card purchases. The ride back we find a random pizza place in the middle of the woods whose pizza making skills was blessed by the gods themselves.  We then hit a torrential rain storm and that’s all.


Chapter 3: O-He-Oh  YO !

            Now that one pointless Yu-Gi-Oh trip was over what was to stop us from going on another. Brady upon on arrival back said let me know when we are leaving for Origins. I thought he was joking. Sure enough the week of he arrives at my house. A couple days before the tournament the announce the generations duel which both me and Tyler can play degenerate FTk’s , this time with all the best cards in the game, so of course he’s now on board. Lastly, Furman who did not have a ride was also on board. So leaving super late at night we set off to the desolate wastleland that is Oh-He-Oh.

            We stop for gas and Furman see’s that the Sunoco station is giving out free stickers at each pump, so he of course takes them. All of them. At every pump. At every island. Throughut the whole gas station.  We go through another torrential rain storm this time I can feel myself hydroplaning and can’t keep going 80 so I make Brady drive. I wake up and we arrive at Furman’s hotel where he’s staying with Billy and pals. Billy makes a weird noise and laugh upon seeing us and this causes Brady to think that he is some sort of bellhop as he came and took Furman’s bags and left.  “ did that homeless jesus guy come steal Furman’s stuff”.  Furman leaves to go hang out with his cool friends ( we’ll get more into that later).  The three of us go to the waffle house next door. Now I would never wish for my worst enemies to be exiled in OH-He-Oh but damn there’s so many waffle houses it also makes the state bearable. I don’t eat because I never eat in the morning. We find our hotel and convince them to let us check into our room hours early since we arrived 6 hours before we should have.

            Now compared to our last hotel our hotel this event was amazing. We had an entire Kitchen, an actual table, an actual bathroom, and to top it all off  Tyler would not have to enslave an entire species of insect. We sleep so long in the hotel that days might have gone by. We leave to go to the city and due to Apple Maps being terrible with walking directions we trust Tyler, the person without a smartphone to  guide us in a city that he we were briefly at last year for less than 12 hours and before that he hadn’t been to in 5 years. We end up walking to the entire other end of the city before finally realizing we literally were one block away where we parked.  

            Finally we arrive and holy shit are the registration lines long. We get in one and 20 minutes goes by and we haven’t moved at all. I say enough is enough and go to the website to pre-reg. Tyler tells me how this will never work. With-in 5 minutes I have my badge and am laughing at them in the line.  They eventually repeat this process using my phone and we can finally eventually enter. I ended up telling the entire line to do this and couldn’t believe how this many people were not able to think of such a simple solution.  We arrive onto the 4th fourth floor because yugioh is segregated and finally get to the event. It’s Thursday the 2nd day and there is probably less than 50 people total in the event hall. Tyler and I register for the Gen-Duel and feel confident. We find Furman who is with the cool kids so I won’t bother him. You see Furman hangs out with a lot of the “in” crowd in yugioh. Due to Tyler being the only one of us with real tops we certainly don’t qualify leading Furman to not hear a word I say like I actually died.  Now Tyler this entire trip so far has been saying “ WE have the BEST DECK EVER!”  “ this is the single greatest deck ever allowed in a konami format”.  Brady goes off to hangout with Homeless Jesus and thus begins the first Yugioh of the report


Rd 1 Gen Duel Matt Cairoli vs Tyler Nolan

            Of course we get paired against each other rd 1 and we split. I win the die roll and brick with the deck.  I then brick g2 as well leading me to believe that Tyler actually meant this is the “WORST DECK EVER”.


Rd 2 Matt Cairoli vs Random guy

I win the die roll and FTK Him g1 and g3 nothing exciting. Tyler also wins


Rd 3 Matt Cairoli vs Random

See rd 2. Tyler picks up a loss


Rd 4 Matt Cairoli vs Mermail

I lose the die roll he lets me go first and I ftk him. G2 he trishes me multiple times and makes herald. Game 3 I brick. Worst deck ever. Tyler loses to BA wind-up


Well that’s over neither of us won a side-event we traveled all this way for and we never stop making fun of Tyler.


We leave and take a very long time to decide where to get food as to not waste our Waffle house tokens this early on.  Upon walking back we find a homeless “Veteran” asking for money. We sort of go to walk out of the way when he confronts us. I don’t remember exactly how it happened. But somehow he became very aggressive specifically at Tyler eventually saying he was gonna fuck Tyler’s mom so Tyler then also became very aggressive, the most we’ve ever seen out of Tyler. We rush away to not get stabbed when Brady says “ oh shit was that Billy Brake” Tyler talks us into this “ WORLD FAMOUS” Taco place that is surely will Turn his so far 3 strike Day around. ( every time you fuck up on a trip you get a strike, if you exceed a certain amount consequences happen. So far Tyler got us lost in the city, convinced me to play the worst deck ever, and I’m lapsing on the 3rd one).  We arrive at this very small place. The line doesn’t move for 15 minutes. When we finally order our tacos our tortillas the size of someone’s palm. I am immediately let down that Tyler failed us once again.


Chapter 4: High Steaks Gambling in Oh-He-OH

            We eventually go to Walmart to take advantage of our full fridge. Our items bought include. Brady rides a fat person electronic scooter throughout the store leading the locals to believe we all have the Autism.

-       a shit ton of lemonade

-       a package of grapes

-       a Full sized watermelon

-       a frozen bag of hash browns


We arrive back at the hotel and kill enough time before we can finally make a waffle house journey. This time we look on the menu and see the Waffle House steak. I’ve long talked about how I wanted the consequences for losing a roll to have to be you must buy a Denny’s steak and eat it but this seemed like the next best thing.  Out of 3 dice I roll an 18 so it comes down to Brady and Tyler. Brady loses the roll and demands a re-do. He loses. He demands a third try and loses again. We are now set on forcing Brady to order the Waffle House Steak this trip.  I enjoy some delicious waffles before going back to the hotel to think of what deck I am going to play for the event.  I talk about playing a pendulum deck but after several games with Tyler I hate it and resort back to EDM the deck I’d been playing prior. I had not been playing so I made a few changes based on what I thought would be good. I mained twin twisters and sided mega zaborg escalation for BA. Nothing really special. So I won’t go into too much detail. I did side multiple drowning mirror forces because of how I will always find an excuse to side a mirror force.


            We wake up and this time make it on time after not walking around the entire city. Corey and them however barely make it in time for pairings to go up.


Rd 1 Matt Cairoli vs Monarch Die Roll Loss

G1: he sets 3. I erebus a backrow back and he shows me 2 more set brilliants and an in hand garnet. 

G2: He does mediocre monarch things and I do insane monarch things



I met up with Corey inbetween rounds when someone comes up to us  saying “ excuse me I’d like to buy your binders, I am a vendear ( I spell it this way because that is how he pronounces it)”. So I show him my binder, which the 1st two pages are super book of moon and the 3rd page, is all prize cards. He continues to flip through the book and asks me how much I want. I tell him a retail price and he goes “ sorry I cannot afford that” to which Corey repsonds “ I guess that makes you not a vendear”. He walks to the table next to us as we make vendear jokes forever waiting for the next round to go up.

Rd 2 EDM vs BAPK

I just remember that my opponent is from Texas and that he topped this event.

G1 I open really well but he opens better. Our game gets very very drawn out in which he uses Beatrice eff to bring out a Dante Pilgrim 3  times and each time take a card from my hand. I am not able to capitalize a couple turns due to fog blades and by the time I can I am too far behind.

G2: I open insane and the ends immediately

G3: I open drowning twin twister and all spells. He opens set backrow pass. He flips anti-spell which I twin then my draws get me no-where and I set drowning. I eventually drowning him but can never get anything going and we go into time but it did not matter as there was no way I could win anyway.


The last time I played BA was very popular but most weren’t playing fogblade. That card caused me to play very awkwardly the match and I wasn’t ready for a match-up I had 0 testing for.

Tyler played Furman this round and lost.


Round 3 No Match

I show up and my opponent does BAPK things and I scoop due to my prior concerns and wish him luck.


So I ask Tyler for the revised explosion deck and go sign up for what I came here for.  Brady also drops and I convince him to sign up too as our pod is literally no one and 4 people get a mat that doesn’t exist elsewhere.

This report is going to be very light as explosion isn’t very fun.

Rd 1

I play vs Plant Synchro and win g1 and g3


I play vs Masked heroes and I win the die roll so he can’t dark law me g1 or g3

Rd 3

I play vs Brady and roll a 12. I know I’ll win as he has 0 outs to anything I do but I offer to split and just hope he wins his last round.

RD 4

I play vs tellarknight and I lose the die roll. I don’t think it will be that hard. G1 he opens shock master. G2 I win. G3 he bricks and I go off and when I flip my cards for turn he shows me the card in his hand he drew was hanewata.

Brady plays vs a clown blade deck. He wins g1. Then g2 the guy goes shock master and he never gets to play. Then g3 brady Sides wrong and and draws poorly and and his opp makes trapeze, feral imp, and 2 other xyzs. His deck was actually probably the best deck in the event.

I get 2nd and Brady doesn’t get top 4 sadly.


Tyler finishes x-2 with his majespecter deck and Furman finishes x-1-1.  I think we once again go to Waffle House this time we force Brady to order the steak. To which he is not happy about spending $10 on a waffle house steak. We go to Steak and Shake after for ice Cream and go back to the Hotel. The next door me and Brady sleep in as we don’t have to and Corey Johan take Tyler to all go play. When I wake up I see the livestream is Corey winning his last round so I know he topped. We go to the convention center and find out Furman got 32nd at x-2-1. Tyler lost the the second round of day 2 and both Corey and Johan made it.  All 3 win in top 32 and top 16. Corey and Johan play each other in top 8 and Corey barely scrapes out in the magician mirror. Furman gets super lucky in both top 8 and top 4 to win his matches at which time I realize it is his day.


The Finals Aaron Furman vs Jake Phinney

G1: Furman quickly wins and I am so hype that furman is about to win .

G2: Phinney opens vanity’s fiend which could be troublesome but instead makes a burning abyss board instead. Furman Has the easiest gameshot if he didn’t draw his one of pilot. He still tries to go for game and cannot and ends with Forerunner double dark lady and eventually loses a game that if he just paid passively could not lose.

G3: Furman opens Card of demise, double kozmotown, a kozmo, and a call. He shuffles back the card and draws a dark destroyer. Then demises and sets double call mojo and has dark destroyer in yard. Phinney’s hand is 5 burning abyss monsters. I am going wild that furman just won. Phinney drew terrortop for turn, he special it. Had furman just call’d back dark destroyer the game ended there. He did not instead he waited for the first dante. Then Furman just loses control of the game and loses. Even if he was afraid of Phinney having a PK monster to normal after popping the terrotop he could simply just mojo one away and summon farm girl and still win. Even if he was still afraid then with Phinney’s only out being foolish he could have not banished DD and just call’d it back again and then popped again. Sadly this doesn’t happen and Furman’s luck runs out and he gets second.


We go to Texas de Brazil and eat a fuckton then leave to go home. On the way back we have the watermelon that we never ate at the Hotel. So while going 100 down an open highway we chuck it out the sunroof. Sadly it wasn’t as cool as we hoped. We later stopped at a sex- toy shop for the experience and that was also not what we hoped. It was just filled with lonely truckers and a very old lady.


Chapter 5: RIP DN

My entire nationals experience was aids so here’s the highlights

-I lost my LCQ to someone who sided amorphage cards in vs a deck that doesn’t special from the extra.

-Furman didn’t catch a dragonite

-I didn’t lose my license for speeding

-I saw white people get an apple from a stranger to smoke out of so the hotel doesn’t smell.

-When we stayed at arg pittsburgh we got the president’s suite due to overbooking the regular room pailed in comparison and was $700 cheaper a night

-Johan lost in top 16 to someone who drew both anti-spells g3 and screamed I only play 2. Glad to know someone is proud of only playing 2 of your only wincon

- Turner sat at the wrong table the last round of nats to not top the event

- I talk about my disdain for Pittsburgh despite probably going to college there for Law School. 

-Furman and I pick up Billy at an Airport in the middle of cornfield

-the judge told me to calm down when I was creating Johan’s personal hype section during his top 16 match when I thought he was gonna win it all.

-There was so much testing done for this event with the Pendulum deck which spawned a lot of skype calls and countless hours dn testing. Good shit Johan. The rest of us sucked. 



Now that  Nats was over the real event was next. While the rest of the people I tested the pendulum deck with all converted to blue-eyes besides McMerty for god knows what reason; I stayed with the deck til the very end. I believe I changed 0 main deck cards from my nationals deck and only changed my side to include new things like typhoon, kaijus. I also took Tyler’s advice over Corey’s to play Twin Twister as playing X amounts to Anti-spell creates almost impossibility of losing sided games to it. Also, vs Ba Mst was never enough.

Chapter 6: The Ballad of Ol’ Man Sticky Fingers

            Now if you aren’t going to read the rest of this report I  strongly suggest reading this part: Jarrid and I catfish Corey into believing he is showing up to play yugioh and smash Jarrid’s friend on Facebook who Corey tried hitting up. He drives from Delaware to Central Jersey an 1 hour and a half drive. He arrives and finds out but is at least excited to go to a local. This local is notorious for being cartoony and just absolutely crazy. There’s so many hilarious stories to come out it. Corey plays and We’ll skip to round 3. Corey plays vs lets call him Duelist the locals own psychotic nutcase.  Duelist’s hobbies include every drug under the sun and being absolute batshit crazy. Duelist is playing Qli Demise and Corey is playing blue-eyes. Throughout their g1 Duelist resolves Card of Demise to draw 9 cards and makes a comment about how Corey is so lucky. Game 2 Duelist is made short work of by Corey’s Twin Twister at which point Duelist starts making faces and talking shit to Corey. At this point Corey says “look I’m not gonna argue with someone who has a stain on their mat and look you got sticky fingers” Duelists say fuck you and storms off. 5 minutes later he comes running back and says “ if you ever say that to my fucking face again I will beat your face in don’t ever disrespect me” he goes on and on and Corey responds “ look I’m white also I will simply just call the cops” Duelist storms off and comes back one more time before going outside this last time Corey says to the store worker “ excuse me sir I am being assaulted is there anything you can do about this”.  About 30 minutes later the store manager who hates anyone related to me or Furman comes and takes him outside and says

“look buddy I’m gonna need you to level with me. Did you really call him sticky fingers” Corey promised he would never come back.

            Chapter 7: Will this be the End? 

I bought points with the intention of selling them but both my buyers backed out so I ended up entering with 2 byes. We arrive Friday early so Jarrid can play the player’s championship he decides on playing Monarch and quickly regrets it. I thought I was entering the 3v3 with Tyler and Porter but when they don’t show up until 5 mins before rd 1 starts I joined Johan and McMeaty. Mcmeaty playing the majespecter deck, I’m playing the same deck and Johan decides to play Ba. Corey joins Tyler and hilarity ensues.


Round 1 Team Dad’s Matt Cairoli vs Monarch

G1 I lose the die roll and he opens insane. He was so far ahead that I realized my only chance of winning the game was to just make him keep playing it. I noticed he loved activating cards so if I just continued throwing out little things I could force responses. He was one of those players that will pantheism nonstop even though there is nothing they are digging for they are just making their clock slower. I focus on just making sure he never establishes a prime and just force him to summon at least an ether a turn and by the time he realizes what I am doing it was far too late.


He bricks and my only play is summon buku and set odd-eyes in scale. He’s still bricked next turn and I kill him my next turn.


Round 2 Team Dad’s Matt Cairoli vs Kozmo

G1: I’m terrified of this match-up as if they open tin can demise it’s usually too much. He opens mediocre and my darklady quickly kills him.

G2: I get anti-spelled and scoop immediately

G3: an Early kaiju makes me take an extremely powerful lead but he is able to hold out. He eventually has a forerunner and pilot out. I make absolute and go to ram into the forerunner, being turn player and being cl1 knowing he will summon slip to pop my scale lets me wait for him to summon slip to summon meteorburst and destroy his life


Round 3 Team Dad’s Matt Cairoli Vs Nicky Reardon

G1: he opens well too well for me to do anything

G2: I igknight reload for 4 and draw 5 terrible cards. Don’t remember if I won a game or not at the time of writing this just remember this is how it ended.

Johan wins and luckily McMeaty beats Collin’s ace win condition of the clock.


Round 4 Team Dad’s Matt Cairoli vs Edgar Collazo’s Team

I don’t remember the match-up I just remember winning instantly and it coming down to McMearty as BA struggled with Blue-eyes


Got 1st yay


So back to Tyler and Corey. Tyler wrote Corey’s list and both forgot that since there was brilliant fusions in his deck that he should write seraphinite on his deck list.


Great start to the weekend Porter Tyler Jarrid and I go to Cheeburger Cheeburger the name of the same place we made fun of 2 arg philly’s prior. Turns out the place was amzing. All of us ordered a 1 pound burger and I thought I could finish mine despite it falling apart. When I go to pay I was told my paypal card was declined. I was very confused but handed my debit card. When I check my paypal it says negative $2300. I panic and when I check my email I see an ebay case has opened against me  from the buyer in England saying the Ultra Minerva I sent him was an ocg copy. The entire ride home I am sick on the verge of vomiting. When I get home I finally do and I sleep 0 hours before the event while I figure out my options.

            The only reason I showed up to the event was because Jarrid was at my house and drove down to come.  I have 2 byes so I have plenty of time to do nothing and don’t want to play. When round 3 pairings come up I briefly consider just dropping but I see the name I’m playing and must show no Mercy.

Round 3 Matt Cairoli vs Drew Carter ( EDM)

I played Drew at ARG AC in swiss and top 16 both times left him defeated. His saying now to me is that I don’t know how to lose. I’m glad he agrees.

G1: I quickly take g1 due to my monsters stopping his opening hand

G2: He opens the definition of monarch nuts and I scoop after my first turn

G3: my opening is very subpar but I have to make do. I set scales and he says thinking. I don’t falter and he says that’s fine. I pendulum clear board. Main phase 2 make norito and pit the set card which was twin twister. Had he flipped it I would have scooped on the spot.  It’s not over though my norito negs 1 more spell and eventually dies and I’m left with just my kirin I draw an avian for turn that puts me back in the game when we are both in a neutral point. He activates stomforth and I think and realize I have to let it go through and just hope he can’t tribute.  He banishes pantheism showing tenacity stormforth and pantheism. I think for a while and give him tenacity knowing I have to negate it with my avian as if I allow him to get to pantheism he will be able to make use of the double prime my kirin put back. Eventually the scary part is over and I win.


After a win like that my confidence was restored a little and am happy to continue playing

Round 4 Matt Cairoli vs Griffin Gamrat Domain Monarch

Before sitting down I know he’s playing domain as it’s just the play style of the person. Normally I would not berate my opponent like this but I know this guy from prior experiences. He played my friend and Team mate Tej Trivedi at the last 25k where he was playing Tellar vs Tej’s nekroz. Gamrat opened thunder king all 3 games and somehow didn’t win because instead of simply just attacking with his tellar monsters kept trying to make trivvers and delteros’ into tej’s black horns. When your nekroz opp bricks all 3 games and you have tking and they set 3 idk why you’d play into it. Needless to say he doesn’t see if that way and just simply is an absolute unpleasant person to be around. He played my best friend and future Teammate Jarrid Centamore in top 4 at AC  and played that horribly so I’m not expecting much.

G1: He opens the super stones. I’m talking pantheism prime, summon edea get eidos activate return summon erebus get ether set stormforth have domain up. My turn comes and I somehow clear that board and end with like Dark lady Kirin Avian and pass hoping he forgets to endphase prime. He draws for turn then before adding the card to hand goes end phase and tried to banish for prime. I said you drew already. He then changes the card he banishes for the prime and I say you drew already at this time this super pleasant person says “ are you fucking rule sharking me” and starts hurling other insults about how he’ll have my penalized.  Keep in mind I have never sharked someone before. I let my previous opp take back and plays they want as well as any other opponent in history, but I know this guy was unpleasant so I wasn’t gonna stand for it. The floor judge comes over. He tells his false story I tell mine, the floor judge gets the HJ and he slightly changes his story at which point the floor judge immediately calls him out on it. He realizes he’s cornered and instead of simply admitting he’s wrong and lying gets up and leaves.


Round 5 Matt Cairoli vs Pendulum magi mirror

G1: I lose the die roll and he uses all 5 cards to make a vortex dragon and I win

G2: He passes with like a kirin and I just kill him


Round 6 Matt Cairoli vs Monarch Synchro

G1: He opens very bad with metaphys being his monarch and kirin making his returns never resolve and I win

G2: I get wayyyy too far behind to be able to win and the clock is ticking down

G3: The game keeps swinging back and forth and eventually when time is called he’s at 8000 to my 2400. I put him down to 2500 and make flare metal. He can’t beat it without activating so many cards and I win. At which point I realize Corey was wrong the whole time and Flare Metal is actually insane.


so….. the past 2 invites I’ve started off x-0 then either lost or drew myself out of all my win and in rounds so im just like here we go again……

Round 7 Matt Cairoli vs Level 4 pendulum

I lose the die roll n before we start g1 we get a deck check, which I’ve never heard about, in Swiss of an ARG so I’m terrified. It takes a bit and my opp gets a game loss for not writing summoner monk on his deck list. He has to put 2 cards in and the judge accidentally says that you can’t play summoner monk, which he has an issue with since he said it tells me what he’s playing.  The judge says there’s no siding and he chooses who goes first so it does not change much.

Game 2 he opens a very weak level 4 pendulum board + a backrow. I’m afraid it’s strike or something. It is not and I win pretty easily. He shows me he drew 1 of the 2 chaos trap holes he put from side to main

7-0 made it.

Round 8 Matt Cairoli vs Ba ( livestream feature

Got very unlucky he rolled higher :/ g1 he flipped anti-spell when I had the stones. G2 I pendulum’d all floodgate monsters G3 I had the misfortune of a kaiju ending my goal of 1st after swiss


round 9 Matt Cairoli vs Magician

G1: very very very unfortunate match-up to have your opponent beat your 10 in the roll. He makes vortex avian kirin and I cannot break it

G2: I open nothing and  end phase search monkey my opp makes a similar board but I drew joker. He negates my monkey board and I see a gameshot to do exactly 8000 through his board of monsters.

G3: He once again makes a board of avian kirin vortex due to splashmamoth. I have a kaiju so after the vortex negate is used. I kaiju the avian. Make my own vortex put back the kaiju to clear another monster. Clear board do damage. However by doing so I could not have killed him and did not have good enough trap monsters to follow up.

7-2 sad.

I thought my seed wouldn’t be that low but unfortunately I was 26th and was playing Christian Mahoney. His deck mained anti-spell, twin twister, and solemns. I had to be there so early that I was essentially showing up for no reason. We get out super late and no food was open. We drive far to a friendlys that is packed. We eventually just get wawa on the way home and I don’t sleep as I know I wont’ wake up and Jarrid isn’t going back. Nick luckily agrees to go with me. The next morning we get there the super early hour we did.

Now my opponent talks to me prior and is already trash talking, which  I think is super odd as all I knew about him was my friend Jeremy played him and he didn’t know how to play then. We sit down and we start shuffling for a while. I notice then he shuffles weirdly. I think nothing of it and he starts. He seems super mad as he sets 2 and sets a monster.  I make it to my main phase. Did this really happen did he brick? My hand is good. I set scales and he twins me. I activate summoners art and this time when he shuffles I notice exactly what is happening.

            Now you can take what I say seriously or not but as someone who studied magic under some of the top names in Magic I think I am more than qualified to speak on someone deliberately manipulating cards.  I don’t know if people really don’t notice this but his technique is super sloppy. He will keep looking around while shuffling for multiple reasons. To a normal person he’s just trying to show he’s not trying to hold the deck any weird way and just taking in the view of the competition. You would be a fool to believe that. To a magician he’s simply using the motion of moving his head to cover up the action that he is simply finding cards as he is looking at the deck and controlling them to the top. I don’t know if I will ever post this report as I don’t want to call someone out especially for what will happen later in this but I have without a doubt that Christian Mahoney is infact a cheater.  Now here’s the part where being a magician comes into play I know a lot about how to make things seem genuine and be a false person. I activate reload shuffle back abductor and odd-eyes unicorn. Now while shuffling my deck I make sure to make it plainly obvious that those two cards are still ontop of my deck I hand my deck off and surprise surprise those cards are not moved when he hands my deck back I stare at him as I randomize my deck and motion for him to cut. Success to me that was the best victory. That was the last time I’d feel victorious.

            I pendulum kirin and pals and bounce the monster and do damage. He draws to 2 cards. He specials farfa and normal graff. In my head I thought I simply bounce back farfa and I win without him getting graff to get another monster. Idk why I thought that since I’d kill him next turn. I think bounce farfa then the words come out of my mouth “ bounce graff” and immediately I thought did I just say that?! He looks at me specials graff and mills cir fog blade and a PK guy. He’s then able to make breaksword into dark rebellion and sets fog blade. My next turn I take a long time. He knows I have bunbuku but I upstart first because drawing joker guarantees game through a fog blade plus multiple kirins is never bad. I don’t draw joker. Then normal raccoon and come up with a plan that involves norito and would kill him unfortunately having bunbuku on board made it so I could pendulum one less monster and If I used kirin before making my play I could not stop the cir underneath the Dante. I go for a different play just trying to have board presence. Next turn I’m left a choice of what  monster to bounce with kirin. I go for bouncing cir because if my opponent doesn’t  chain fog blade to it he’s in a very bad situation and it’s all I could hope for.  He does do it sadly and points out my mistake but I know the result either way. I am so tilted that I threw away the easiest game ever.

Going into g2 I side just 1 twin as my main is strong enough I just didn’t want to have him break a scale then get anti-spelled. I realize this was wrong. I make no effort to stop him while shuffling as I am defeated mentally and exhausted. I draw my first card my 1 of twin twister. I draw my second card my odd-eyes fusion. Nice. I know where this is going. My scale gets typhoon’d then my hand produces dweller pass. My opp has a play that can make multiple monsters but only puts out 1 and sets no backrow. I draw next turn and just  concede and he says Yea I just side out all my solemns and such for going second, which isn’t a crazy idea but afterwards when literally everyone I talked to said yea he’s gonna put twin twister on top of your deck before I even said that happened I was so distraught. Whatever my own fault. I accept that I mentally went blank g1 and my opponent became super lucky.  Didn’t want to post this due to my calling out of 2 people but I’ve come around on it especially after well known players have also come out and said similar things about my opponent.

 Well that’s my yugioh related summer. Eventually 2 weeks later after making a facebook post and exposing the person and threatening to hire a lawyer by proxy the scumbag who tried scamming me out of the ultra Minerva folded and deleted his facebook, and has been gone ever since.

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9 hours ago, Bazaar of Baghdad said:


Event 1: Don't enter

Event 2: Drop round 3

Event 3: Lose LCQ

Event 4: Finally top an event. Lose in top 32.





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+scuzzlebutt    23495

multi a tournament coverage is definitely the new tournament report meta

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