Nils Vermehren vs. David Montreuil
He managed to scrape the money together to travel to Milan for the European Championship, slept on a public garden on the first night... and reached the finals. Since then he hasn't done as well, but maybe today he'll be back to Top 8.
David: "I'm going to do some scrying."
Nils: "I like Scrying a lot."
David: "Me too."
The Slogger lumbered accross the table to hit him. Montreuil used Journey of Discovery to find his second Swamp and played another Viridian Shaman. The Slogger shot it out of the way, before slapping David around again.
David: "Cards in hand?"
David: "Boy, this sucks."
He played Death Cloud for one. The Slogger shot him.
David: "Damn it, I forgot to do something important. I suck. That was very sucessfull."
Nils 1-0 David.
Nils had to mulligan but still fired out a first turn Serum Visions. David started with a turn three Troll Astetic, not the kind of thing a Blue-Red deck wants to see. He cheered.
On the following turned he played another one.
Nils: "That's not good."
David: "I'll cheer again, then."
The second Arc-Slogger entered the fray, but David was in an attacking mood. He sent the whole crew in. This time he didn't save the blocked Troll. That heralded Death Cloud. He did indeed play it, for four.
Vermehren kept digging away with another Thirst and Serum Visions looking for a way out. He was at a mere one life from the Cloud. He found nothing and decided to hide behind Thoren. David attacked, and they traded. Then the former Swiss National Champion revealed another Death Cloud.
Nils 1-1 David.
David: "I'll play Journey of Discovery and let you Thirst."
Nils: "Ok, I'll Thirst."
David: "Mr. Slug?"
Nils: "Mr. Slug!"
Not only could he not easily handle the big Slug but the Troll was untouchable. David used Shattered Dreams to take a peek.
David: "So you do have a Pulse."
He took another Wand of the Elements and attacked. His Eternal Witness brought back Journey of Discovery. The Pulse evened the score a bit but Nils was basically just playing lands at this point, trying to maximize his Pulse.
Confidently the Canadian-turned-Swiss sent his crew in. Nils stared at the life totals. Finally he blinked: Electrostatic Bolt took the Witness out and he fell to six.
David: "I'll Death Could for six."
Nils extended his hand.
David 2-1 Nils.