Finals: Arthur Reynolds vs. Andrew Schneider
Seat+of+the+Synod into Grindstone. Andrew started with a Goblin+Guide and got in for two. Arthur played a Volcanic+Island and passed. Andrew dropped another Guide so Arthur used a Force+of+Will on it, pitching another Force, then Andrew attacked for two and passed after playing a Scalding+Tarn. Arthur passed with no play and Andrew bashed in with the Guide to knock Arthur down to 13, this time Arthur hit a land off the trigger. Andrew played land and passed the turn. Arthur dropped his Scalding+Tarn and passed again with no play.
Andrew cracked a Scalding+Tarn and played a Brainstorm, looking for more fuel and used a Gitaxian+Probe to see Arthur’s hand then sent in the Guide to knock Arthur to 11 and shipped the turn. Arthur played an Ancient+Tomb and passed without a play. Andrew sent in the Guide and passed. Arthur went to 8 at the end of the turn to fetch an Island then went 6 to play Intuition. Arthur found three copies of Painter’s Servant. Arthur untapped and Andrew fired off a Price+of+Progress, Arthur attempted to use Flusterstorm, but Andrew tapped two lands and Arthur scooped up his cards.
Andrew 1, Arthur 0
Arthur goes to his sideboard after dropping Game 1.
Arthur went to five while Andrew kept his opener. Arthur started things off with a Great+Furnace into Sensei’s Divining Top and passed. Andrew had a turn-1 Delver+of+Secrets after fetching up a Volcanic+Island. Arthur topped in his upkeep, then played an Ancient+Tomb and took two to play a Painter’ Servant on “blue.” Andrew flipped his Delver with Gitaxian+Probe and played the Probe then killed the Servant with a Lightning+Bolt and attacked Arthur to 15.
Arthur cracked a Scalding+Tarn to find an Island and went to 12 to play Llawan%2C+Cephalid+Empress which bounced the Delver and passed. Andrew Pondered, then Pondered again before passing. Arthur attacked with Llawan then topped and passed. Andrew found a Chain+Lightning for 2/3, but Arthur drew off Top and played Flusterstorm, so Andrew paid the two to get rid of the creature and Arthur fetched up a Mountain at the end of the turn.
Arthur found another Ancient+Tomb, but passed with no play and Andrew replayed his Delver and passed back. Arthur had no play so Andrew Brainstormed at the end step to flip his Delver with another Brainstorm then attacked Arthur to 8 and passed. Arthur had no play so Andrew played a Snapcaster+Mage, and Arthur responded by using a Red+Elemental+Blast on the Delver. Andrew used Force+of+Will pitching Spell+Pierce, so Arthur Forced back, and Andrew was fine with it. Andrew used a Lightning+Bolt from the Snapcaster+Mage, untapped, attacked and used another Bolt to seal the deal.
Andrew 2, Arthur 0