Round 7: Daniel Choi vs. Donald Boyett
Meanwhile, Daniel was flooded with lands, three Birds of Paradise and a Llanowar+Elves. He had desperately needed that Phyrexian Metamorph to resolve to keep the pressure on, but had to pump the brakes to play around potential Mana+Leaks after Donald had solved the first part of the puzzle. He went for Huntmaster+of+the+Fells with a stack of mana available, but Donald had the Dissipate to get it anyway. Ratchet+Bomb took care of the stragglers, and Snapcaster+Mage went into attack mode. A Grave+Titan soon followed and Daniel tapped out.
Donald 1, Daniel 0
Donald Boyett's got his game face on
It was a similar start for Daniel as he opened on Llanowar+Elves into Green+Sun%27s+Zenith for two, scraping Strangleroot+Geist out of his library and bashing with it. He repeated the play on the next turn, but Donald saved himself a bit of damage with Doom+Blade on one of the hasters. Donald was struggling to keep up with the quick start, his life total falling rapidly as he tried to set up a Black+Sun%27s+Zenith, but wincing as Acidic+Slime left him with just an Island and a Ghost+Quarter to play with.
He replaced the lost land with Darkslick+Shores, but fell to four on Daniel's attack, using Snapcaster+Mage to block the remaining un-undead Strangleroot+Geist. He needed to peel an untapped black source for the full wrath, but he was unable to find it and was overrun by the green army.
Donald 1, David 1
Tragic+Slip picked off Llanowar+Elves to start the deciding game, but another second turn Strangleroot+Geist was right behind it. Tragic Slip got its front side again, with Doom+Blade getting the second half after Daniel equipped with Sword+of+War+and+Peace.
Donald was stuck on land, but he had a boatload of removal in hand to make up for it and used Black+Sun%27s+Zenith to wipe the board when Daniel pushed through Huntmaster+of+the+Fells. Daniel's R/G Aggro deck went back to flooding like crazy, ending the game with 14 lands in play after Donald eventually found enough land to play Grave+Titan.
Donald wins the match 2-1