Round 4: Jarvis Yu vs. Tom Ross
Tom protects his land with Vines of Vastwood.
Tom went to six while Jarvis kept his seven-card hand. On the play, Tom started things off with a Ponder off a Tropical Island from a Verdant Catacombs. After stating he didn’t like any of the cards, Tom shuffled and ripped his card. Jarvis made his first play a Sensei’s Divining Top off an Island. Tom got to see what Jarvis was working with off a Gitaxian Probe then played a Sylvan Library after his second land was an Inkmoth Nexus. Jarvis played a Scalding Tarn after topping and passed.
Tom went to 9 after drawing three cards with his Library then attacked with his land, Jarvis went to crack his Scalding Tarn, but Tom had the Stifle. Tom got in for one infect and passed. Jarvis Brainstormed and played a Flooded Strand and passed. Tom went to 5 after drawing two with his Library and played a Noble Hierarch. Tom sent in the Nexus and Jarvis fetched up a Plains then cast Swords to Plowshares on the land, Tom responded with a Vines of Vastwood and gave Jarvis two more poison counters.
Jarvis played a Tundra then passed. During Tom’s upkeep he used a Wasteland on the dual land, but Jarvis responded by floating mana and playing a Vendilion Clique, Tom had the Daze and went to his draw step after the faerie wizard got countered. Tom drew only one for the turn, considered his options then played another Vines of Vastwood on his land and followed it up with an Invigorate that prompted Jarvis’ concession of the game.
Tom 1, Jarvis 0
Jarvis considers his next play carefully.
Both kept seven and Jarvis led things off with an Engineered Explosives on one. Tom started with a Gitaxian Probe to see a handful of miracles. Tom then dropped an Inkmoth Nexus and passed. Jarvis fetched up a Tundra to go with his Volcanic Island and played a Counterbalance, Tom responded with a Force of Will – pitching a Blighted Agent – and Jarvis went into the tank. Jarvis decided to Force back – pitching a Vendilion Clique. Tom fetched up a Tropical Island and cast a Blighted Agent that got past the Counterbalance.
Jarvis played another land and passed. Tom attacked with the 1/1 and his land to give two poison counters to Jarvis and played a Dryard Arbor. Jarvis continued his pattern of playing land-go and passed. Tom got in one more poison with his Agent and resolved a Sylvan Library when Counterbalance whiffed again. Jarvis fetched at end of turn and Tom Brainstormed with the knowledge of a land being on top of Jarvis’ library.
Jarvis passed with no play and Tom looked at his next three and drew them all to go to 8. Tom started his turn off by using a Wasteland to get rid of Jarvis’ Tundra. As Tom went to combat Jarvis played a Vendilion Clique, targeting himself to draw a new card after placing Entreat the Angels on the bottom of his library. Tom Brainstormed, which resolved as Jarvis revealed a Venser, Shaper Savant on top, and cast Invigorate on his Agent with the coast clear and sent it in. With no responses from Jarvis, Tom played Berserk and Jarvis extended his hand.
Tom 2, Jarvis 0