Duelist Battle Grid – Robbie Kohl

Hello players, welcome to the first segment of the new ‘Duelist Battle Grid’. In our coverage we will sometimes select a duelist, in this case our own reporter Robbie Kohl, and follow him on this day. We will update his matches he’s played, do a decklist profile, and if time permits, an interview at the end of the day. This is a work in progress, so expect to see changes made every once in a while.

Favorite Match-up: Blackwings
Favorite Card in Deck: Red Gadget
Favorite Combo with Deck: Going first with a gadget on board with a warning and dust tornado!
Favorite Misplay Someone Makes Playing Against Your Deck:  Mirror Forcing two Gadgets.
Next Event: Columbus in March.

Duelist: Robbie Kohl
Event: 2/19/2011 Indianapolis Regional Qualifier

Duelist Battle Grid

Round Status Record Percentile Win %
Round 1 Win vs. X-Saber 1-0 50.0% 100.0%
Round 2 Win vs. Rock Stun 2-0 75.0% 100.0%
Round 3 Win vs. Samurai 3-0 87.5% 100.0%
Round 4 Win vs. Blackwings 4-0 94.0% 100.0%
Round 5 Win vs. Gravekeepers 5-0 97.0% 100.0%
Round 6 Win vs. Herald 6-0 98.5% 100.0%
Round 7 Loss vs. Black Hero 6-1 95.0% 85.7%
Round 8 Win vs. Samurai 7-1 97.0% 87.5%
Top 4 Cut
Final
Win vs. Herald
3rd of 277 Players
8-1
8-1
98.5%
98.5%
88.9%
88.9%

Deck Profile:
Monsters: 19
2 Red Gadget
2 Yellow Gadget
2 Green Gadget
2 Doomcaliber Knight
3 Thunder King Rai-Oh
2 Cyber Dragon
1 Tragoedia
1 Gorz the Emissary of Darkness
1 Blackwing – Gale the Whirlwind
1 Krebons
1 Psychic Commander
1 Spirit Reaper

Spells: 10
3 Pot of Duality
2 Book of Moon
2 Mystical Space Typhoon
1 Monster Reborn
1 Emergency Teleport
1 Dark Hole

Traps: 11
1 Royal Oppression
2 Dust Tornado
1 Mirror Force
1 Torrential Tribute
1 Dimensional Prison
1 Bottomless Trap Hole
1 Solemn Judgment
3 Solemn Warning

Total: 40

Extra Deck: 15
2 Chimeratech Fortress
1 Ally of Justice Catastor
1 Brionac Dragon of the Ice Barrier
1 Goyo Guardian
2 Black Rose Dragon
2 Karakuri Shogun MDL 00 “Burei”
1 Blackwing Armor Master
2 Stardust Dragon
1 Thought Ruler Archfiend
1 Colossal Fighter
1 Scrap Dragon

Side Deck: 15
2 Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo
2 Puppet Plant
2 Kinetic Soldier
2 D.D. Crow
1 Max “C”
1 Effect Veiler
2 Smashing Ground
2 Nobleman of Crossout
1 Bottomless Trap Hole

Interview:

Brandon Urednick:

So Robbie, you managed to reach top 3 in this last regional?

Robbie Kohl:

Yes I did.

Brandon Urednick:

Tell us an abridged version of your journey to your 3rd place finish.

Robbie Kohl:

Well let’s see here, I had to beat 2 samurai decks, 1 Black Hero named Uzuku who won it all, and 2 of the worst deck in Yugioh called Herald. No outs to herald really made my day terrible. ;(

Brandon Urednick:

Tell us a little more about that ‘Black Hero’ deck, which was the only loss you suffered all day.

Robbie Kohl:

Game 3 I drew 4 gadgets and 2 other monsters. Uzuku got to draw skill drain and thunder king by turn 2. So I just got Yugiohed so to say, lol.

Brandon Urednick:

So, if it wasn’t a stroke of bad luck, would you think you could’ve beaten that deck?

Robbie Kohl:

I love stun mirror matches honestly. I think they require a good amount of skill and I feel like it is one of my favorable match ups. If I would have drawn less gadgets it may have been different. But we can’t change the fact that it happened and he still won.

Brandon Urednick:

Ok. But let’s get this straight, you got 3rd with a gadget stun deck?! Did it just ‘work’ for the type of decks you went up against?

Robbie Kohl:

My friend Justin Delhon actually made the deck and he finished 8-3 with it in Texas. He gave me the build told me what to change and I just went with the deck. Samurai are not unbeatable by any stretch of the mind. This whole format was nothing but a dice roll. If you win the dice roll you have a very strong advantage. Playing second takes skill to win and I feel like since I won at least half the dice rolls all day that affected me a lot.

Brandon Urednick:

Hmm I see, so you can claim your success to the roll of the dice this time?

Robbie Kohl:

It was a factor yes. The other half of it was not having to play 6 rounds of samurai lol. I lost the dice roll to blackwings, gravekeepers, and samurai off hte top of my head. Blackwings is a recoverable match up. Gravekeepers and Samurai are also tough match ups going second as I said. My side really helped for those 2 match ups though.

Brandon Urednick:

After knowing what you ran into this regional, would there be anything you’d change with the build of your deck?

Robbie Kohl:

Honestly I would probably not side the Max “C”. I played one copy of it and never drew it once so it could have been a different card. But other than that I feel the deck did its job!

Brandon Urednick:

Well, it did a good job now, what do you think you’ll have to change after the new ban list this march?

Robbie Kohl:

I’m not sure on that just yet. Justin and I will have to discuss that the next time me and him have free time. Just have to drop 1 book and 1 warning and add in 2 cards and we’re adjusted.

Brandon Urednick:

Sounds like a plan.

Robbie Kohl:

I really do hope gadgets have a chance next format.  😉

Brandon Urednick:

Well, good luck in March, we can’t wait to hear from you then.

Robbie Kohl:

Thanks!

 

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