Feature Match Round 12 - Brian Kibler vs. Dan Bridy

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This is a mirror match. In fact, this is a 74-card mirror match. Dan Bridy was given a deck by Brain Kibler the day before the tournament, and they have both done well in the field, but now they are in single elimination mode, where they must win out to have a shot at the top 8.

Brian Kibler won the die role, supposedly his first win on the day, and chose to go first. Dan Bridy managed to resolve the first spell, a Nightscape Familiar, on turn two, despite Kibler having two blue mana untapped. Having gone first, Kibler came back by summoning Psychatog and passing the turn back to Bridy.

Bridy casts a two mana Repulse, sending the Psychatog backs, getting in a swing with the familiar, but did not play a land. Kibler resummoned the Psychatog and gave the turn back to Bridy. Dan used his turn to cast a two mana Probe, without kicker, digging for some land to go with those spells of his. Kibler cast a main phase Fact or Fiction, and picked up a Repulse, and a Probe. On his turn, Dan cast a tog; Kibler cast Memory Lapse, an attempt to keep Bridy away from his land. With five land in play, Bridy tapped out to cast Fact or Fiction, keeping two land and a Fact or Fiction.

Kibler, quickly falling behind to his opponents Nightscape Familiar, taps out to reset the board with Upheaval. The Nightscape Familiar once again comes down uncontested, despite Kibler untapped land. In an attempt to find something, anything, Kibler casts a Probe without kicker, discarding land. With Kibler tapped out, Bridy summoned the Psychatog. Kibler cast a desperate Opt, and lays a Nightscape Familiar of his own, only to have it Memory Lapsed. With a large hand and graveyard, Bridy's Psychatog was lethal, and Kibler scooped, having draw 17 land.

Kibler asks Bridy if he told Dan how to sideboard when he gave Bridy a deck. Both players have similar sideboards, and both bring in Lobotomy, Gainsay, and one Deep Analysis.

Game two started with Brian Kibler casting an Opt at the end of turn two, as all his lands were Salt Marsh. Kibler then cast an EOT Fof, which met Bridy's Gainsay, leaving Kibler open to cast a Psychatog. Dan drew, paused, thought, counted his hand, looked at his graveyard, and said go, failing to play a land, cast a spell, or do anything constructive as once again the deck had given him a poor opening.

On turn six, Kibler cast a Deep Analysis, targeting himself of course, and countered Bridy's responding Fact or Fiction. Dan once again has nothing to do with the cards in his hand, so he asked Kibler how many cards he had. Kibler's response was four, and lied right through his teeth when he said they weren't any good.

When Kibler got his turn back, he led with a Nightscape Familiar, followed by a Memory Lapse on Dan's Counterspell, continued with a flashbacked Deep Analysis for one mana and finished with a Repulse on Bridy's Familiar for a total of four. A punishing turn.

All Dan could do was play a Nightscape Familiar, leaving him with two untapped lands. Kibler saw his opening and went for the throat. He attacked with the Psychatog after playing a Cephalid Collesium. Bridy chose to not block, as he felt his hand would be sufficient defence against a possible Fof. Brian did in fact have the Fof, which he cast before damage on the stack. Bridy came back with a Gainsay, and a Lapse for Kibler's Gainsay. Kibler let the Lapse resolve, activated his Cephalid Collesium, discarded three non-Gainsay cards, and cast the same Gainsay for the second time that turn. When Bridy went to count Kibler's graveyard, Kibler just shot back, "Yea, your dead."

Game two started with Bridy again, and once again a turn two Familiar from the second player resolved despite having two blue mana untapped. Bridy followed the familiar with an EOT Opt. Bridy played a land and said "go." Kibler swings with the Zombie, played a Psychatog with Memory Lapse back up, putting Bridy even further away from his mana.

Bridy once again missed his land drop, and Kibler once again played a Psychatog and another land, to go up to five land to Bridy's three. Bridy finaly drew another land, and for anyone who has ever been mana screwed, the land was obviously a Salt Marsh. Kibler tried for a Deep Analysis, which was logiced, so Kibler just flashed it back and played another Psychatog. Dan has nothing to do that can save him, so he casts Lobotomy, and Kibler pitches his last two cards, and Bridy extends the hand.

Brian Kibler wins 2-1

GP Milwaukee Top 64: Psychatog
Dan Bridy

Main Deck

60 cards

Cephalid Coliseum
Darkwater Catacombs
11  Island
Salt Marsh
Swamp
Underground River

24 lands

Nightscape Familiar
Psychatog

8 creatures

Circular Logic
Counterspell
Fact or Fiction
Memory Lapse
Opt
Probe
Repulse
Upheaval

28 other spells

Sideboard
Deep Analysis
Exclude
Gainsay
Ghastly Demise
Lobotomy

15 sideboard cards


Download Download Magic Online .dec file

GP Milwaukee Top 64: Psychatog
Brian Kibler

Main Deck

60 cards

Cephalid Coliseum
Darkwater Catacombs
10  Island
Salt Marsh
Swamp
Underground River

24 lands

Nightscape Familiar
Psychatog

8 creatures

Circular Logic
Counterspell
Fact or Fiction
Memory Lapse
Opt
Probe
Repulse
Upheaval

28 other spells

Sideboard
Deep Analysis
Exclude
Gainsay
Ghastly Demise
Lobotomy

15 sideboard cards


Download Download Magic Online .dec file

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