Feature Match Round 13: Sam Gomersall vs. Daniel Bertelsen

  • Print
Author Image

Sam Gomersall only needs one more point to make it into his first Grand Prix top eight unfortunately he has been paired down this round and so is, after a short consultation, forced to play the round.

Sam's deck is less than stellar a point which is proven by his first turn Disciple of the Vault. This was matched by Daniel's Auriok Transfixer which along with a Viridian Longbow killed off Sam's turn two play of an Alpha Myr. Sam has some good spells however and two Consume Spirits dealt with the Transfixer and a Slith Ascendant which threatened to become a huge threat. Sam continued to play Disciple of the Vault's however a Needlebug ambushed one during combat and a Raise the Alarm gave Daniel some creatures to allow him to use the Longbow to full effect. Daniel's life total was dangerously low at this point and a Bonesplitter put him on a very short clock. However an Awe Strike bought him some time and the Viridian Longbow allowed him to deal with all of Sam's Creatures forcing a concession from the Englishman.

Daniel Bertelsen 1 - Sam Gomersall 0

The second game started off with another Disciple of the Vault from Gomersall, well he is playing three of them...., this was matched however by a Leonin Elder from Bertelsen. Neurok Familiar and Yotian Soldier joined Bertelsen's team putting a crimp on any plans that Sam had of stealing a quick win. Sam was able to play a Lumengrid Augur however allowing him good card selection if the game went on for a long time. Daniel however decided that letting the game go long was a bad idea taking an explosive turn right out of constructed playing two AEther Spellbombs and a Myr Enforcer which now only cost 3 mana. Sam was able to Consume Spirit the Enforcer but was having his life total nibbled away by a Neurok Familiar and a Needlebug that he could not block. Daniel summoned a Taj-Nar Swordsmith and searched up a Viridian Longbow and it seemed like the game was slipping away from Sam though thankfully Daniel could only move the longbow once each turn as he was stuck on 5 land. Needless to say Daniel drew a land off the top and set about decimating the Englishman's defenses. Though Sam battled valiantly an Icy Manipulator from Daniel meant it was only a matter of time before the Englishman was forced to offer the hand. He can only hope he can pick up the draw he needs in the next round.

Daniel Bertelsen 2 - Sam Gomersall 0

  • Planeswalker Points
  • Facebook Twitter
  • Gatherer: The Magic Card Database
  • Forums: Connect with the Magic Community
  • Magic Locator