Round 4: Chris Benafel vs. William Jensen

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Chris Benafel
I got to watch Benafel build his deck this morning, and now he finally put it to the test against Baby Huey's 4-color deck.

Very little action early in Game 1; Jensen cast Rites of Spring, discarding three lands on turn 3, while Benafel cast a Skywing Aven. Jensen answered with an Aven Fisher, and after blocking the Aven, Jensen used Gravedigger to get the Fisher back.

Benafel made a Dreamwinder, and sent it in the following turn after Jensen had cast a Psychatog. Jensen blocked and discarded an Arrogant Wurm, and paid his last three mana to put it into play.
After Jensen removed two cards in his graveyard to make the 'Tog trade with the 'Winder, Benafel used Waste Away to regain some card advantage.

Huey looked to make the game a race, and swung in with the Gravedigger and Wurm, hitting Benafel for 6. Benafel looked to put a hurt on Huey, and sent the Dreamwinder back, but a Vivify from Huey ensured that Benafel would get no more than a Forest for the 4/3.

Benafel was in a tight spot as Huey continued to lay threats; Aven Fisher made a triumphant return and a Dirty Wererat on threshold put Huey ahead for good. He finished off Benafel with a Morbid Hunger to Chris's head.

Jensen 1-Benafel 0

William "Baby Huey" Jensen
Benafel, looking to exploit Huey's presumed mana weakness in four colors, decided to draw in the second game. Huey dropped a Squirrel's Nest and then got his Looter Butchered.
Benafel went on the offensive quickly this game playing a Whispering Shade, but Huey stopped the Swampwalker dead in its tracks with a Thermal Blast on his own turn.
Huey continued his assault on Benafel's creatures with a Morbid Hunger Butcher, getting his Looter back.
At the end of Benafel's following turn, Huey Looted and put Arrogant Wurm into play.
Benafel made a game of it, casting Gloomdrifter to kill three squirrels and the Cephalid Looter.

Childhood Horror from Benafel put Huey on a fast clock, and even after flashing back the Morbid Hunger, Benafel had a Sickening Dreams to finish off Huey.

Jensen 1-Benafel 1

The third game was rather anticlimactic with Huey taking a mulligan and drawing many lands, while Benafel went into the red zone often with a fourth turn Whispering Shade and Aven Windreader the turn after that. Huey pounded on his deck, looking for Shower of Coals, but it was not to be found.

Final Result: Benafel 2-Jensen 1

William “Baby Huey” Jensen
Grand Prix Tampa Sealed Deck

Main Deck Sideboard
1 Barbarian Ring
6 Forest
1 Island
2 Mountain
1 Seafloor Debris
5 Swamp
1 Timberland Ruins
1 Psychatog 1 Aven Fisher 1 Cephalid Looter 1 Dirty Wererat 1 Gravedigger 1 Painbringer 1 Anarchist 1 Diligent Farmhand 1 Cabal Torturer 1 Carrion Wurm 1 Mesmeric Fiend 1 Pardic Arsonist 2 Arrogant Wurm
1 Morbid Hunger
1 Flame Burst
1 Shower of Coals
1 Thermal Blast
1 Rites of Spring
1 Squirrel Nest
1 Vivify
1 Deep Analysis
1 Far Wanderings
1 Petrified Field
1 Aven Flock
1 Graceful Antelope
1 Kirtar's Desire
1 Life Burst
1 Pilgrim of Virtue
1 Sphere of Grace
1 Tattoo Ward
1 Tireless Tribe
1 Careful Study
1 Dreamwinder
1 Escape Artist
1 Phantom Whelp
1 Touch of Invisibility
1 Words of Wisdom
1 Frightcrawler
1 Mind Burst
1 Whispering Shade
1 Zombie Cannibal
1 Zombie Infestation
1 Dwarven Grunt
1 Earth Rift
1 Ember Beast
1 Lava Blister
1 Pardic Miner
1 Muscle Burst
1 Seton's Desire
1 Militant Monk
1 Spirit Flare
1 Teroh's Faithful
1 Transcendence
1 Churning Eddy
1 Coral Net
2 Liquify
1 Boneshard Slasher
1 Cabal Ritual
1 Cabal Surgeon
1 Gravegouger
1 Insidious Dreams
1 Mortiphobia
1 Organ Grinder
1 Accelerate
1 Barbarian Outcast
1 Crackling Club
1 Flash of Defiance
1 Pardic Lancer
1 Invigorating Falls
1 Nantuko Calmer

Chris Benafel
Grand Prix Tampa Sealed Deck

Main Deck Sideboard
7 Island
2 Mountain
8 Swamp
1 Tainted Peak
1 Milikin 1 Aven Windreader 1 Cephalid Scout 1 Dreamwinder 1 Scrivener 1 Childhood Horror 1 Fledgling Imp 1 Gravedigger 1 Whispering Shade 1 Chainflinger 1 Aquamoeba 1 Cephalid Sage 1 Skywing Aven 1 Cabal Torturer 1 Faceless Butcher 1 Gloomdrifter
1 Dematerialize
1 Think Tank
1 Innocent Blood
1 Sickening Dreams
1 Waste Away
1 Fiery Temper
1 Abandoned Outpost
1 Cephalid Coliseum
1 Timberland Ruins
1 Otarian Juggernaut
1 Angelic Wall
1 Auramancer
1 Aven Flock
1 Cease-Fire
1 Kirtar's Wrath
1 Mystic Zealot
1 Tattoo Ward
1 Testament of Faith
1 Tireless Tribe
1 Rites of Refusal
1 Overeager Apprentice
1 Skull Fracture
1 Zombie Cannibal
1 Bash to Bits
1 Demoralize
1 Pardic Firecat
1 Reckless Charge
1 Recoup
1 Scorching Missile
1 Tremble
1 Primal Frenzy
1 Refresh
1 Rites of Spring
1 Skyshooter
1 Verdant Succession
1 Werebear
1 Woodland Druid
1 Aven Trooper
1 Floating Shield
1 Frantic Purification
1 Teroh's Faithful
1 Cephalid Snitch
1 Coral Net
1 Cabal Surgeon
1 Psychotic Haze
1 Waste Away
1 Accelerate
1 Enslaved Dwarf
2 Flash of Defiance
1 Hell-Bent Raider
1 Longhorn Firebeast
1 Overmaster
1 Pardic Collaborator
1 Centaur Chieftain
1 Centaur Veteran
1 Nantuko Calmer
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