Manuel Bucher vs. Sebastien Roux
Bucher couldn't repress a smile when he saw how dejected Roux was with his first hand. The French still came out fast with a turn two Sylvok Explorer, and a turn three Troll Astetic.
Manuel: "No third land?"
Sebastien: "I'm not THAT lucky."
The Swiss used Scrying to find his second Cloudpost, and a entwined Reap and Sow to find a third one while blowing up a Forest. Oblivion Stone swept the table and a turn later a new Reap and Sow entwined took out Blinkmoth Nexus. Thoren fetched the lone Plains.
Manuel: "Sorry, I play White not Red."
The French was against the ropes. Although the Swiss had only one Solemn Simulacrum in play his five cards in hand promised a world of pain. Roux played Troll Astetic and passed the turn.
Another Scrying gave Bucher even more mana and he dropped the hammer: Tooth and Nail with entwine. Out came Darksteel Colossus and his bodyguard Leonin Abunas. The Fat Lady started clearing her throat, somewhere in the background.
Manuel 1-0 Sebastien.
This time Bucher was the one taking a mulligan. His second hand was "not good". So he took another mulligan. The French came out with a second turn Tel-Jilad Chosen and then missed his third land drop. The third time he missed he cursed.
Manuel (laughing): "Please, I'm not eighteen yet."
Sebastien (laughing): "Sorry."
Sebastien: "I play 25 lands!"
Manuel: "I play 23."
Thoren came in for Manuel and a turn later Manuel unleashed an entwined Reap and Sow.
Manuel: "Luck is on my side."
The Chosen kept on swinging but Bucher found something to stop or race it: Plated Slagwurm. The French found his third land but he now had to think long and hard. A game down, he couldn't afford any sort of misplay.
He settled on Troll Astetic. Another Reap and Sow with entwine took away his third land.
Manuel: "I think you will hate this card after this game."
Sebastien: "This is worst than a circus."
The French dropped Eternal Witness returning a Forest. Again Bucher gave him no room to work with: he dropped and used Mindslaver. When the dust cleared Roux had lost his whole team and missed another land drop.
Manuel Bucher 2-0 Sebastien Roux.