Round 5: Kent Ketter vs. Logan Mize
Island into Preordain, and Kent responded with an Entomb thanks to his Gemstone+Caverns, putting Sire+of+Insanity into his graveyard. The Preordain Resolved, and Logan saw an Emrakul and a land on top of his library. His hand contained Force if Will but no other blue card, and given the new information Kent has presented, he had to suspect some reanimation was in store. Logan sent both to the bottom, looking for a blue card on top, and found Overmaster. He played and sacrificed a Lotus+Petal to cast it, and cycled into Ponder. Feeling safe enough, he passed the turn.
Kent played Underground+Sea and cast Exhume. Logan pitched Ponder to cast Force+of+Will, and Kent showed his last two cards: Force+of+Will and the Daze to pitch to it. Logan could do nothing as the Sire+of+Insanity entered play. Logan was no handless, making his combo of Show+and+Tell + a card in hand impossible to assemble, so he picked up his cards.
Kent Ketter 1, Logan Mize 0
Logan's thoughts are being seized.
Kent was on the draw again, but this time he was without the Gemstone+Caverns to steal the initiative. Both players had cantrips for their first turns—Logan with a Preordain, and Kent with a Ponder. Logan Brainstormed on his second turn, but didn’t find a second land, and passed. Kent, for his part, Brainstormed then cracked a fetchland for a Volcanic+Island and cast Careful+Study, pitching some excess lands. Logan tried Preordain on his next turn, and successfully found a Misty+Rainforest, passing without cracking it.
Kent played a Thoughtseize to see what was going on over there, and Logan revealed Force+of+Will, Show+and+Tell, Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, and a pair of Burning Wishes. He took the Force+of+Will, then cast Entomb for Sire+of+Insanity followed by Reanimate to put it into play.
Once again Logan found himself without a hand, but he gamely played it out, looking for Burning+Wish into Void+Snare off the top. Three turns later, he hadn’t found it, and the Sire+of+Insanity came screaming across the board for the win.
Kent Ketter 2, Logan Mize 0