Tsuyoshi Fujita brought a Boros Deck Wins. That is, take a traditional Red Deck Wins deck and add Kataki, War's Wage, Isamaru, Hound of Konda and
Jeff came into the match at an undefeated 8-0-1 while Tsuyoshi was 8-1.
Jeff started the action with a turn-one Birds of Paradise. Tsuyoshi had a Lava Dart and wasted no time in sending the Birds to the graveyard. Jeff spent turn two with a Cabal Therapy, named Slith Firewalker, and missed.
Jeff played a second Living Wish, this time to fetch and cast a Dwarven Blastminer. Tsuyoshi Lava Darted the Miner, swung for 4 and played a Firebolt to knock Jeff to 7. Jeff cast a
Jeff ripped a second Flametongue off the top to hit the Legionnaire as Tsuyoshi was tapped out from the Firebolt. Jeff was in control but still dangerously low on life.
All of a sudden Jeff scooped. Tsuyoshi seemed surprised.
"You had a Firebolt in your graveyard, right?" Jeff said.
"No", replied Tsuyoshi. But then he revealed that his top card -- Molten Rain, which would have killed Jeff next turn in any case.
Tsuyoshi 1, Jeff 0A quiet calm surrounded Fujita as he steamrolled into Round 11.
Jeff mulliganned his opening hand quickly. There are some hands you just can't even think about keeping. His second hand was no better and Jeff went down to five cards. The crowd seemed to know that this game was over already and began to wander to other feature matches. Jeff's next hand of five had no land. Down to four.
Four cards. No land. Now this game had unlimited upside for Jeff. A win here would be truly amazing.
Jeff started with a Contested Cliff. Tsuyoshi played an Isamaru, Hound of Konda. Jeff drew a Llanowar Waste to be able to cast a Living Wish for Ravenous Baloth. Tsuyoshi had a strong start, as he played two
Jeff had no third land. Even though he was holding two
Final Score: Tsuyoshi Fujita 2, Jeff Novekoff 0