Round 6: Richard Centanni vs. Josh Magly
Richard Centanni is showing and telling his opponents what's up.
Sitting on matching 4-1 records in the penultimate round, Josh and Richard had good shots to make the Top 8, but they needed a critical win here. Unfortunately for Josh he had to start with a pair of mulligans after losing the die roll.
Richard led with two Ancient Tombs but no spells—a curious start for one with so much mana available. Josh dug for some land with Brainstorm and found a Wasteland to keep Richard's mana under control, revealing himself to be BUG with Tropical Island and Underground Sea leading to Tarmogoyf.
On the other side of the table, Richard went big with Volcanic Island and Sneak Attack, forcing the deadly enchantment through Force of Will with Misdirection. He sucked up a Tarmogoyf hit and shrugged as a second copy of the efficient beater landed. He showed why he didn't care when he fetched up a second red source and cheated both Emrakul, the Aeons Torn and Progenitus into play, annihilating Josh's board and life total.
Richard 1, Josh 0
Richard was fine taking some hits as he worked through Josh's defenses, drawing both Daze and Force of Will, the remainder of Josh's hand. Tarmogoyf knocked him to 7 and Ancient Tomb put him to 5, but a second Sneak Attack resolved and Emrakul, the Aeons Torn wiped everything from Josh's side and another Emrakul ended it a few turns later.
Richard 2, Josh 0