The winner of this match can hopefully make top 8, the loser will be hoping for a top 16. Itaru is playing a mostly mono black deck with some red in it. He managed to get himself a 6th pick Promise of Power and a Mindslaver.
Chris played Itaru in the previous draft and Lost 1-2, and is now looking to even the score.
Itaru's first play was on turn three with a Krark-Clan Grunt. Itaru then played a 0/1 Nim Shrieker and attacked for two. Chris could only attack, with a Raise the Alarm and two Razor Barriers in hand.
Itaru had another shrieker, and played out 2 more artifacts. Chris drew nothing to deal with the one toughness flyers and went to his sideboard for game 2.
Itaru leads 1-0
(Chris brought in a Nuriok Hoversail and 2 Nuriok Familiars.)
Chris started off aggressively and started to attack on turn 3 with his raise the alarm tokens and played out a Soldier Replica. Itaru played a Wizard Replica which got bounced with an AEther Spellbomb. Itaru replayed it on his next turn. Chris played a bargain priced Somber Hoverguard, for only 5 mana. Itaru had a Frogmite which was only two mana and a Grunt.
Chris laid some creatures that looked like they would be able to get through Itaru's army, a Goblin War Wagon and a Soldier Replica. Itaru brought down the bomb of a Mindslaver, using it to attack himself with everything, sacrificing the soldier to kill the wagon. Blocking the tokens to clear all of Chris's creatures and using a Razor Barrier on a land to empty Chris's hand.
Chris Shook Itaru's hand and wished him luck in the Top 8.
Itaru Ishida Defeated Chris Nadebaum 2-0