Finals: Taylor Scott vs. Dylan Jones
Taylor Scott cuts his opponent’s deck..
Taylor led with a Misty+Rainforest and passed while Dylan began with a Gitaxian+Probe, Taylor fetched in response and cast a Brainstorm. Dylan fetched up an Island after seeing Taylor’s grip of burn and creatures. Dylan played Ponder and passed. Taylor fetched again and played a Tarmogoyf. Dylan untapped and started his turn with a Brainstorm, then cracked his Flooded+Strand for an Island to shuffle away some unneeded cards. Dylan dropped a Lotus+Petal then cast another cantrip, this time a Ponder, then passed.
Taylor led with a Brainstorm, fetched for a Volcanic+Island then played another Ponder and attacked with the Tarmogoyf to drop Dylan to 13. Dylan played a Probe then played an Ancient+Tomb to cast Show+and+Tell to get a Griselbrand into play, Taylor did get a free Delver+of+Secrets, though. Taylor used his turn to destroy a City+of+Traitors with Wasteland and passed.
Dylan attacked with hook hands to drop Taylor to 10 and bring Dylan back up to 18. Dylan passed and as Taylor looked at his next draw, he scooped them up.
Dylan 1, Taylor 0
Dylan Jones looks over his opponent’s decklist after Game 1 of the finals.
Taylor started with a turn-1 Nimble+Mongoose while Dylan cast a Ponder on his. Taylor played a Brainstorm, attacked for one and played a Scalding+Tarn. Dylan played a Brainstorm of his own and passed. Taylor attacked again and played a second Nimble+Mongoose. After an end-of-turn Brainstorm, Dylan played City+of+Traitors and Show+and+Tell, Taylor responded with Red+Elemental+Blast, and Dylan countered back with a Spell+Pierce, Taylor responded with a Daze, Dylan countered back with Force+of+Will, removing a Show+and+Tell, but Taylor came out on top with another Red+Elemental+Blast and the stack cleared.
Taylor started his turn with Brainstorm then sent his Mongooses into the Red Zone, dropping Dylan to 10. Dylan tapped City+of+Traitors for mana then sacrificed it after playing a Scalding+Tarn for a Mountain, then played Sneak+Attack, Taylor responded with Force+of+Will, pitching Force+of+Will. Taylor untapped and attacked Dylan down to 3 and passed. Dylan tried a Show+and+Tell on his next turn, but Taylor had another answer, this time Flusterstorm, and Dylan conceded.
Taylor 1, Dylan 1
Dylan, on a mulligan to five, opened with a fetch land for an Island and played a Lotus+Petal and passed. Taylor tried to Ponder, but it got countered by a Spell+Pierce. Dyaln passed on his next turn and Taylor tried another Ponder, this one resolved, and played a land. Dylan passed again and Taylor cast Brainstorm and dropped a third land.
Dylan drew a card and slammed his second land, a basic Mountain. Taylor fetched at end of turn and hit Dylan with a Lightning+Bolt. Taylor dropped a fourth land and passed. Dylan played an Ancient+Tomb and passed. Taylor finally found a threat, in the form a Nimble+Mongoose. Dylan played a City+of+Traitors and passed back. Taylor fetched then attacked with 3/3 Mongoose then passed.
Dylan untapped and cast Sneak+Attack, Taylor responded with Surgical+Extraction on Spell+Pierce and Dylan revealed his hands of giant monsters and a Show+and+Tell. After seeing Dylan’s hand, Taylor countered Sneak+Attack with Force+of+Will, removing a Brainstorm.
Taylor swung with the 3/3 and added a Delver+of+Secrets to the board before passing. Dylan passed again with no play. Taylor untapped, didn’t flip his Delver, then attacked for four and dropped another Mongoose. Dylan tried once more to get a giant creature into play with Show+and+Tell, but Taylor had the Red+Elemental+Blast. Taylor Scott is your #SCGNASH Legacy Open champion!
Taylor 2, Dylan 1