Quarterfinals: David Long vs. Jack Kitchen
Lands vs. Painter - a seemingly unwinnable matchup for David Long and Lands as he faces down Jack Kitchen and a deck full of Blood+Moons. Who will make it to the semifinals?
Jack rides Blood+Moon to victory.
David started off with a Horizon+Canopy and Mox+Diamond along with Exploration while Jack had a Goblin+Welder. David cycled Tranquil+Thicket at the end of the turn and untapped and played Life+from+the+Loam and played a Maze+of+Ith and Karakas before passing. Jack slammed Blood+Moon on Turn-2 and attacked with the Welder.
With nothing but Mountains, David sacrificed the Thicket he played for a basic Forest and played another Exploration before passing. Jack played an Imperial+Recruiter for a Painter’s Servant and David conceded the game.
Jack 1, David 0
David reads about a Task Mage.
David led with an Exploration off a Forest and put a Grove+of+the+Burnwillows into play as his second land while Jack had a Grindstone off a Mountain. David played Pithing+Needle naming Grindstone and passed after playing a Thespian Stage. Jack went for a Blood+Moon after playing a City+of+Traitors.
David opted to Gamble and lost Sphere+of+Resistance – most likely not the card David gambled for. Jack simply played another Blood+Moon and passed. David played a Verdant+Catacombs and passed. Jack slammed Jaya+Ballard%2C+Task+Mage and David used a Krosan+Grip on one of the Blood+Moons.
Jack began using Jaya Ballard to shoot David at the end step then untapped and played Imperial+Recruiter, getting a Painter’s Servant. Jack played the Painter, naming blue and attacked with the Recruiter. Jack used Jaya Ballard to destroy David’s Forest at David’s end step so David sacrificed it to Crop+Rotation to get another Grove. Jack then used a Red+Elemental+Blast on the Needle, untapped, and milled David out of the game.
Jack 2, David 0