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2004 World Championships Feature

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The letter T!hings are starting to wind down here, but before I go I wanted to catch you up on some interesting decks from the tournament that were either mentioned in Feature Match coverage or in the blog but never listed out. There was one Standard deck in particular that stood out, although I don't think it was mentioned in the Day 1 coverage but seemed to warrant two minutes of my life spent typing it up.

Sam Gomersall 's Krark-Clan Desire carried him to a 4-2 record Day 1 and caught the attention of more than a few people watching it in action.

Mind's Desire - Sam Gomersall
Standard Portion Worlds 2004
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One of the decks we featured in the blog was a blue-green build by the Japanese called Aprils. After a promising start for a couple of the deck's pilots the plan seemed to backfire as they could no beat any deck aside from Affinity and even then the matchup was not overwhelming enough to make up for the fact that it lost to everything else.

Aprils - Hisaya Tanaka
Block Portion Worlds 2004
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Main Deck

60 cards

13  Forest
11  Island

24 lands

Eternal Witness
Molder Slug
Solemn Simulacrum
Viridian Shaman

15 creatures

Annul
Echoing Truth
Engineered Explosives
March of the Machines
Oxidize
Pentad Prism
Rude Awakening

21 other spells

Sideboard
Condescend
Crystal Shard
Duplicant
Last Word
Rude Awakening

15 sideboard cards



The deck that was the most exciting to watch was Ignacio Parot's cogish blue-green deck that took him to a 4-1-1 record on Day 3. He finished in 15th place on the weekend and was in Top 8 contention right up until the final round.

Triple Third Three - Ignacio Parot
Block Portion Worlds 2004
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Manuel Bevand did manage to make it into the Top 8 of Worlds playing with Jan Holland's cog deck from Grand Prix-New Jersey. He defeated Tsuyoshi Fujita in the final round but keep in mind that Manuel only took this deck to a 3-3 record. His 6-0 run with his Standard format Ironworks deck did most of the trick.

Last Hope! Go! - Manuel Bevand
Block Portion Worlds 2004
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Big Red - Tsuyoshi Fujita
Block Portion Worlds 2004
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One of the funnier stories on the weekend was when Antoine Ruel and Sebastien Roux swapped decks prior to the start of play on Day 3. Ruel needed to go 3-2-1 to earn a berth in the Top 8 and he wanted to play the following mono-green list instead of his Tooth and Nail deck. He had an outside shot of sneaking in during the last round but lost, to of all things, the mirror match.

Force of Nature - Sebastien Roux Antoine Ruel
Block Portion Worlds 2004
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