Semifinals Jon Finkel vs. Benedikt Klauser

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By Kim Eikefet

Game One:

Turn one :
F: Play Island
F: Play Voltaic Key

K: Play Forest
K: Play Birds of Paradise

Turn two :
F: Play Island
F: Play Grim Monolith
F: Play Metalworker

K: Play Forest
K: Play Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary

Turn three :
F: Tap Metalworker, show Phyrexian Processor and Masticore
F: Use Key to untap Metalworker, tap Metalworker, show Processor and Masticore
F: Play Masticore
F: Shoot the Rofellos, shoot the Birds of Paradise

K: Play Forest
K: Play Llanowar Elf
K: Play another Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary

Turn four :
F: Discard Island to Masticore
F: Tap Metalworker, show Metalworker and Phyrexian Processor
F: Shoot the Rofellos and the Birds
F: Attack with his Masticore
F: Untap Metalworker with the Key
F: Tap Metalworker, show Processor and Metalworker
F: Play Phyrexian Processor, pay eight life

K: Play forest

Turn five :
F: Untap, upkeep tap Metalworker, show Metalworker during upkeep to float mana, discard Metalworker to Masticore
F: Untap Monolith
F: Make an 8/8 Minion token

K: Play Forest
K: Play Deranged Hermit

Turn six :
F: Untap, discard Tinker to Masticore
F: Tap Metalworker, show Mishra's Helix
F: Shoot Deranged Hermit
F: Untap the Grim Monolith
F: Play Tinker, sacrifice Monolith to get a Thran Dynamo
F: Shoot two Squirrel tokens
F: Attack Masticore and Minion token

K: Block token with a Squirrel, let Masticore through

K: Play Priest of Titania

Turn seven :
F: Untap, upkeep tap Metalworker, show Mishra's Helix, shoot the Priest of Titania and the last squirrel token
F: Attacks with Masticore and Minion token

Finkel 1 - Klauser 0

Game Two:

Klauser sideboards in Splinters and Uktabi Orangutans. Finkel doesn't sideboard. Klauser mulligans once.

Turn one :
K: Play Forest
K: Play Birds of Paradise

F: Play Island
F: Play Voltaic Key

Turn two :
K: Play Treetop Village

F: Play Rishadan Port

Turn three :
F: Upkeep Port Treetop Village

K: Play Forest

F: Play Island
F: Play Grim Monolith
F: Play Thran Dynamo
F: Play Voltaic Key
F: Play Tangle Wire
F: Play Metalworker

Turn four :
Klauser does nothing during his turn except from tapping his lands to the Tangle Wire.
F: Upkeep, taps Island, Tangle Wire, Voltaic Key to the Tangle Wire
F: Attack Metalworker

Turn five :
Klauser taps permanents to Tangle Wire.

F: Upkeep, Port a land

K: Play Rishadan Port

F: Untap Grim Monolith during Klauser's end of turn step

F: Upkeep, tap Tangle Wire and island to Tangle Wire
F: Tap Metalworker, show Phyrexian Processor and ?
F: Use Key to untap Metalworker, show Processor and ?
F: Play Phyrexian Processor, pay ten
F: Make a token, untap Processor, make a token

Turn six :
K: Tap forest and Rishadan Port to Tangle Wire

F: Port a land

Klauser thinks for a while, then concedes.

Finkel 2 - Klauser 0

Game Three:

Turn one :
K: Play Treetop Village

F: Play Saprazzan Skerry

Turn two :
K: Play Forest
K: Play Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary

F: Play Grim Monolith
F: Play Island
F: Play Thran Dynamo
F: Play Metalworker

Turn three :
K: Play Forest
K: Play Priest of Titania
K: Play Tangle Wire

F: Upkeep, add four mana to his pool from the lands he taps for Tangle Wire
F: Untap Monolith
F: Play Crystal Vein
F: Play Thran Dynamo

Turn four :
K: Taps Tangle Wire, Forest and Forest to Tangle Wire
K: Play Gaea's Cradle
K: Activate Treetop Village
K: Attack Treetop Village, Priest of Titania, Rofellos

F: Tap three lands for the Tangle Wire
F: Play Island
F: Play Phyrexian Colossus

Turn five :
K: Tap Tangle Wire and Forest to Tangle Wire
F: Play Uktabi Orangutan, kill the Colossus
K: Play Skyshroud Poacher
F: Tap two islands to Tangle Wire
F: Play Saprazzan Skerry
F: Play Metalworker

Turn six :
K: Untap, tap the Tangle Wire to the Tangle Wire
K: Activate Treetop Village
K: Attack Treetop Village and Uktabi Orangutan

F: Doubleblocks the Orangutan with two Metalworkers

Finkel scoops.

Finkel 2 - Klauser 1

At this time, the cameras switched away from the match. Finkel went on to win 3-1.

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