Round 12: Dan Clegg vs. Laurie Dunning

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Dan Clegg
Laurie Dunning is part-owner of a store named Magic Jungle here in Tampa where Team Goodfellas plays. She's also one of the more successful members of Team Goodfellas with several Pro Tour appearances and some Grand Prix money under her belt. She took on Dan Clegg in round 12 which each needing just two more wins to advance to the Top 8.

Clegg busted out a turn 5 Sengir Vampire in game 1. After Clegg's Mesmeric Fiend stole her Aven Windreader and his Faceless Butcher stole her Cloudchaser, Dunning wound up with nothing that even resembled an answer to the big flier. When Clegg followed up with his Repentant Vampire all Dunning could do was laugh "that's lot of vampires."

Game 2 wasn't much more exciting, but it did have a different result. Clegg had to discard multiple times before he played a spell and once he finally did draw a third land (a Seafloor Debris), Dunning bounced it with Dematerialize and then Churning Eddy and then Dematerialize again. Clegg actually did manage to stabilize the board while at five life, but Dunning was digging for a kill card with Compulsion. Clegg played Concentrate, saw three land, and promptly conceded so they would have 20 minutes left for the final game.

Laurie Dunning
Both players were about equally screwed in game 3. Dunning kept a draw with three Plains and fur blue cards while Clegg decided to cash his draw in for a new one. Clegg's decision worked out much better. Dunning drew a swamp and a fourth plains, but never did draw the island she needed. Clegg busted out fourth turn Sengir Vampire (thanks to Millikin) and then looked over at his seemingly helpless opponent and asked "Second Thoughts or no?" Dunning giggled and answered "I'm having a lot of second thoughts today."

Clegg debated, played Concentrate, and then served. Bye-bye Vampire. His other vampire then got milled away by Millikin, Dunning drew an island, and suddenly it was "game on!" Clegg played Unhinge followed by Sadistic Hypnotist and suddenly Dunning lost all five of her cards. Clegg's Psionic Gift took out Dunning's Cephalid Looter and Clegg was up more cards than anyone could count. Basically, he "trashed" her out, using card advantage to set up a date with Jeff Fung for the table championship and a Top 8 berth.

Final Results: Clegg 2 - Dunning 1

Laurie Dunning
Grand Prix Tampa, Second Draft Deck

Main Deck Sideboard
6 Island
7 Plains
4 Swamp
1 Aven Cloudchaser 1 Aven Flock 1 Hallowed Healer 1 Mystic Penitent 1 Patrol Hound 1 Resilient Wanderer 1 Aven Windreader 1 Cephalid Looter 1 Escape Artist 1 Dusk Imp 1 Zombie Assassin 1 Mystic Familiar 1 Teroh’s Faithful 1 Faceless Butcher 1 Organ Grinder
1 Second Thoughts
1 Shelter
1 Dematerialize
1 Zombify
2 Churning Eddy
1 Compulsion
1 Ghostly Wings
1 Ravaged Highlands
1 Animal Boneyard
1 Cease-Fire
1 Confessor
1 Pilgrim of Virtue
1 Ray of Distortion
1 Dematerialize
1 Immobilizing Ink
1 Phantom Whelp
1 Entomb
1 Dwarven Grunt
2 Thermal Blast
1 Krosan Avenger
1 Simplify
1 Tainted Isle
1 Tainted Peak
1 Cephalid Aristocrat
2 Carrion Rats
1 Rancid Earth
1 Restless Dreams

Dan Clegg
Grand Prix Tampa, Second Draft Deck

Main Deck Sideboard
7 Island
1 Seafloor Debris
9 Swamp
1 Milikin 1 Patchwork Gnomes 1 Cephalid Looter 1 Dirty Wererat 1 Frightcrawler 1 Repentant Vampire 1 Sadistic Hypnotist 1 Balshan Collaborator 1 Faceless Butcher 2 Gravegouger 1 Mesmeric Fiend 1 Sengir Vampire 1 Soul Scourge
1 Concentrate
2 Psionic Gift
1 Repel
1 Think Tank
1 Afflict
1 Last Rites
1 Morgue Theft
1 Obsessive Search
1 Bog Wreckage
1 Ravaged Highlands
1 Seafloor Debris
1 Dogged Hunter
1 Tireless Tribe
1 Cabal Inquisitor
2 Coffin Purge
1 Filthy Cur
2 Scorching Missile
2 Moment's Peace
1 Primal Frenzy
1 Alter Reality
1 Cephalid Snitch
1 False Memories
1 Boneshard Slasher
1 Psychotic Haze
1 Restless Dreams
1 Unhinge
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