Junior Super Series
Quarterfinals Feature Match
Rodney Burt vs. Nick Hartman
From the moment the competitors sat down, Rodney Burt maintained a
steady stream of chatter while Hartman sat quietly, staring at his cards.
Their decks mimicked their actions in game one, as Burt started with
a Duress on turn one, and a Necropotence on turn three. By contrast,
Hartman's first non-land card was a turn four Mogg Fanatic. The game
was effectively over by that point, as Burt drew sixteen extra cards
over the next four turns. On the way, he stripped Hartman's hand of
two Wildfires. However, Burt ran out of steam as Hartman drew a great
deal of direct damage and burned his opponent out with Shocks.
In game two, Burt continued his talky ways with the statement "I'm
going to choose to play first in this game of Magical cards." Hartman
tersely replied, "Good choice."
Burt started with two Urza's Baubles on turn one, and played them again
via Yawgmoth's Will on turn four after having played Necropotence on
turn three. Hartman mounted a valiant attack with his Ghitu Encampments,
but Burt was eventually able to trigger three Urza's Baubles on one
turn to draw the Diabolic Edict he needed to stay alive. The game eventually
ended with a series of Corrupts and Drain Lifes
Before Game Three, Burt remarked, "I caught that game 'cause my deck's
a super freak and I'm a super freak, and we're all freaks." Hartman
could think of no response. In the game itself, Burt used a Dark Ritual
to play a turn three Persecute, naming "Red", and removing five cards
from Hartman's hand. Hartman never recovered.
Game Four saw Burt forced to win without Necropotence as he never drew
it during the entire game. Luckily for him, Hartman was forced to play
extremely slowly as well, getting poor draws. As Hartman's Ghitu Encampments
wore away at Burt, Burt drew Drain Lifes, Bottle Gnomes, and eventually
Corrupts for the win.
Burt 3 - Hartman 1