Pro Tour-Chicago 1999
Round 7 Feature Match
Steve O'Mahoney-Schwartz vs. Alan Comer
Round seven saw the day close with Steve O'Mahoney-Schwartz with Forbidian
taking on Alan Comer and his "Suicide Brown" Tinker deck, with both at 5-1,
each was playing for position toward the top eight. OMS won the coin toss
and chose to play, opening with a Thawing Glacier, and an island, not enough
to stop Comer playing a Mana Vault and Thran Dynamo turn two. After OMS
played a wasteland, Comer tossed down a Phyrexian Processor on turn four.
Steve looked hard at his hand and the three mana he had available before
allowing it to resolve.
"Are you sure?" was Comer's response. OMS tried to match up with a Powder
Keg, which he added a counter to, and a Morphling, but the shapeshifter
was Mana Leaked, with Comer following on his turn with a Null Brooch,
slamming the door on OMS's chances, spurring him to concede game one and
Mark Rosewater to say "I blinked, what happened?"
O'Mahoney-Schwartz had to take a mulligan game two, noting that all he drew
for counters in game one was a Force Spike. Unfortunately, they didn't
decide to show for the second game either as Comer played a Cursed Scroll,
Voltaic Key, Mana Vault and Thran Dynamo on the first three turns before
OMS finally Force of Willed his Null Brooch. With the remaining mana,
however, Comer tinkered away his Mana Vault for a Phyrexian Processor, paying
Despite getting a Treachery on one token and quicksand-blocking another, the
10/10 beasts kept coming for Comer's Phyrexian army and OMS quickly scooped.