Kalamazoo MI Chunin 1/14/12 Report
I ran water/lightning (I'll link or post a list) because I'm really good at this game. I'd tell you more about it, but let's get down to business (to defeat the huns) on these matches:
Round 1: "Hibachi Sushi" Buffet.
I got a bye and figured it the opportune time to get breakfast, so I got some takeout from the Chinese place. It was delicious, but it made me thirsty all day for some reason.
Round 2: Michael "HOLLOW" Washington
Game 1 I curved garbage and he wrecked me. Game 2 I curved into my Clear Sky "yay..." But then he Clear Sky'd me "FFFUUUUUUUU--!" and he had better field presence, so I gave up early to do some trades.
Round 3: James Proctor (frequent local player).
He was running mill. I rushed him early game and he couldn't handle it. Second game went the same, but I had me some anti-mill.
2 - 1
Round 4: Christian Caro (seldom local player).
He came at me with Earth (my second worst match-up) but I persevered Game 1 and 2 by savings my Justus to answer his Mind Transfers.
3 - 1
Top 8 was:
HOLLOW with TotallyOriginal.Dec
The_Sixth_Prong with Ponder/Blightning
Michael Van with gLee
Sunee with Danimals
John C. with Void Lock Ramp
Tyler "allanime01" with -1/-1
Top 8: John C. (video linked later)
He plays Void dudes. I play Lightning dudes. He comes at me with Void Kisame and Burns my 2 EotS, but I manage to late-game aggro on his dwindling field before he finds any of the lock.
Game 2 he draws, mull, draws 5, mull, draws 4 and passes turn. Other than missing my Turn 1, I come at him hard with my hand of 6. GG guy whose last name escapes me.
Top 4: Michael Van rocking the most innovative deck in Top 4 by a long shot (video linked later)
I don't want to go into this one because I don't remember, but I remember the 4th Hokage, triple Severe Leaf Hurricane, and triple Toad Mouth Trap was involved, but I made it out alive to face tha animal.
Finals: Michael "tha Animal".
He had me milled out by BRs Game 2 in 6 minutes and then, in excitement, he Dempsey Roll'd me. Then, out of mercy, he gave me half of one of his boxes, and there was a 4th. He was kinda mad tho.
For the size of the Chunin (13 players), the competition was pretty fierce. I expect to see half the decks I saw top today top the Massachusetts Jump.
Since I said I'd post it, here's my list for anybody that might care for the next jump:
3 Ink Leech
2 Sea Monster
2 Rock (PUDDI)
1 Gaara (Childhood)
2 Karin (Healer)
2 Naruto (TEB)
2 Killer Bee
2 Sasuke (EotS)
3 The 4th Hokage
(29 Ninjas Total)
3 Make-Out Tactics
3 Monster Research
3 Anko's Memory
1 Infinite Embrace
GG's as well my good sir.
I wish the gLee deck had more testing. <----I enjoy that nickname btw....lol
It was a good day to play a fun deck.
As always its awesome when we are all able to get together and play.
Here is a quick run down for the gLee deck
Didnt plan on playing gLee so I had everything ready for a different deck.
Got to the event chatted with Kai for a few then decided to swap to gLee and have fun for the day...I ran my sideboard from another deck so I had a couple Hina and a Ino playful
Sunee -- Playing Animals
Two good games. Manda locked me out game 1 hit sideboard game 2 but I didnt have the 3 counters I needed for the jutsu exchange.
This guy goes to my locals and it was his first chunin. We had good games but I 2-0 him.
John -- Water/Chakra control
Its the first time John and I have gotten to play.
Game 1 he misses some drops but then I hit t6 early and then he scoops.
Game 2 he curves but I have bigger #s I make him take some bad blocks and widdle his field down.
James -- Mill
Game 1 he mills like crazy he even kills my combos but I hit drops and he cant mill fast enough.
Game 2 he misses a couple drops I hit curve and his mill engine doesnt get running
Jeff -- He's playing a lighting build
Game 1 he has to mull down I curve and he misses drops
Game 2 I mull miss drops he wins
Game 3 he mulls I hit curve and the 4th wasnt enough to save him.
Tony -- Lighting/Water
Hmmm....I believe he recorded this match so I won't explain it....I believe the end result was he won