Finals: Peter Repp vs. Chris VanMeter
Both players were happy with their openers and Peter led things off with a Swamp, but no Thoughtseize and Chris had the Elvish+Mystic off the rip. The Mystic paid the Ultimate+Price on Turn-2 and Chris spent his next turn playing a Temple+of+Abandon. Peter fired off a Thoughtseize for his third turn, ripping a Xenagos the Reveler from CVM’s grip, but no third land. CVM played a tapped Overgrown+Tomb and Peter had a Pack+Rat, but missed his land drop again.
CVM slammed down a Polukranos%2C+World+Eater, but Peter had the Hero’s Downfall for it and attacked with his Rat. CVM tapped out for a Stormbreath+Dragon and hit Peter for 4. Peter simply attacked for 1 and passed with three open mana. CVM deployed Goblin+Rabblemaster and went to combat, losing his Dragon to another Downfall, but got in for 1 with the Goblin token. CVM ended his turn killing the Rat with a Mizzium+Mortars.
Peter, with no fourth land, passed. CVM went to combat, but Peter had the Bile+Blight for the Rabblemaster and got in for 1 and played a Ghor-Clan+Rampager. Peter found another Pack+Rat and put it in front of the Goblin token on the CVM’s attack so with the coast clear, CVM double bloodrushed two more Rampagers on the 4/4 for the win.
Chris 1, Peter 0
Peter led Game 2 off with a Mutavault and CVM had a tapped Overgrown+Tomb so Peter attacked with his land on the second turn while Chris played another shock land tapped. Peter played a second Mutavault and hit for 2 and Chris played Goblin+Rabblemaster, getting in for 1. Peter played a Swamp and shipped the turn with four lands up.
Chris got another Goblin from the Rabblemaster and sent in all three so Peter blocked a Goblin with a Mutavault and before damage tapped it and two swamps for a Hero’s Downfall on the Rabblemaster. CVM ended his turn with a Temple+of+Abandon and a Dreadbore on the active Mutavault. Peter found another land and played Desecration+Demon. CVM shocked himself for an untapped Blood+Crypt and played a Stormbreath+Dragon that stayed on defense facing down the 6/6.
Peter killed the Dragon with a Hero’s Downfall and tried to attacked with the Demon, but CVM gave up his Goblin to tap it down and took 2 from a Mutavault. Chris went to 10 from another shock land and played a Rabblemaster, passing with three lands up after hitting for one with the token. Chris killed the Demon with a Putrefy when Peter attacked with it and a Mutavault, falling to 8. Peter got a Polukranos from CVM’s hand with a Lifebane+Zombie and passed.
CVM killed the Zombie with Mizzium+Mortars and attacked in with the Goblins to knock Peter to 11. CVM fell to 6 from the Mutavault and Peter killed the Rabblemaster with an Ultimate+Price in the CVM’s upkeep. Chris only had a land and passed with just two Goblins back on defense. Peter sent in the Mutavault and CVM traded his tokens for it. Peter passed and CVM found a Xenagos off the top and attacked with a Satyr token. Peter had no action and passed. CVM attacked with two Satyrs the next turn and played Sylvan+Caryatid.
Peter dropped Nightveil+Specter and passed. CVM made another token and knocked Peter to 1. Peter attacked CVM to 4 with the Specter and got a Blood+Crypt and used a Duress to see CVM had a land in hand. Peter passed and Chris considered his options after drawing a card. CVM sent in his tokens but Peter had the Bile+Blight for them. CVM made another Satyr and passed back. Peter attacked Chris to 2 and got a Vraska+the+Unseen off the top. Peter looked at his cards and extended the hand.
Chris 2, Peter 0