Jan Brodzak vs. Matteo Cirigliano
Brodzak is packing Affinity while Cirigliano is using a very peculiar controllish Green-Blue deck with stuff like Crystal Shard. It might strange but it got him here.
Matteo wasn't too happy about his hand but he kept it. Jan came out in style with an extremelly old Ornithopter before dumping a second one, Arcbound Worker, Chromatic Sphere, Frogmite and Somber Hoverugard on his next turn.
But Jan was in no mood to slow down. He played a second Disciple and sent his crew in. Matteo stared at the table, stared at his hand, sighed loudly and scooped.
Jan 1-0 Matteo.
Again Matteo wasn't a happy camper, but he kept his hand. His hand proved to be good enough for the first turns with Annul and Condescend preventing Brodzak from evolving beyond two lands and Welding Jar.
Two Thirst of Knowledge later (discarding two Crystal Shards) Cirigliano started locking up the table unleashing two Oxidizes and Tel-Jilad Justice. The Czech tried to fight back with Disciple of the Vault but he was clearly slipping into huge trouble.
It might look like a Limited trick pretty soon it was dominating the table. The Witness bounced around working in two fronts: blocking and "regrowthing" stuff.
The Czech sat back and calmly watched his doom unfold. Coldly and smoothly the Italian set about destroying Brodzak's permanents. Finally he seemed satisfied and the Witness settled down on a different job: bringing Jan's life down to zero.
With recurring Thirst of Knowledge, Oxidize, Tel-Jilad Justice, Echoing Truth and Condescend... the rest of the game was purely academic. The only interesting thing was Jan Bordzak's facde while he was reviewing his opponent's graveyard before conceding.
Jan 1-1 Matteo.
The Czech tried to push things with Ornithopter and Somber Hoverguard (also known as "problem for Green removal decks"). Cirigliano ignored for a while and used a second Witness to work the Oxidize again.
Crystal Shard showed up and the Hoverguard bounced back to Brodzak's hand. With only two lands the Czech would have a hard time keeping it on the table. He opted for Ravager but two Oxidizes later he was down to two lands and a Welding Jar.
The Italian was in control. He was so in control it was scary. Echoing Truth bounced Disciple of the Vault and Condescend (the last card in the Italian's hand) stopped Thirst for Knowledge. The Czech shook head and conceded.
Matteo 2-1 Jan.