Norway vs Mexico
ArthurWynne vs Leontes
Gloria’s streak of great draws continues. I have an 44QKKK* or something like that in my opening hand and draw into all three of the other aces over the course of the game. Lots of dodging and facedowns - Leontes has pretty much known TPoS for most of the game, but never plays it, figuring I won’t be enough of a goon to attack into it. But he overestimates me!
Leontes removes all of my aces by turn 3. I go down to 4 cards in hand as we trade damage pretty evenly, then he plays bKbKbJ - but into a blue burst, leaving me with a 3-card hand. Somehow I proceed to topdeck everything I need and goon my way into another victory.
Midori has early Dragon Form into Kings and i spend the early game getting thrown around a lot, getting down to 35 life. But after he normal throws me and leaves Dragon Form I have a hand full of Jacks and elect to play Aggrogarg. I never land a Bubble Shield or a Blowfish Spikes, but have 10* to counter all his 2s and enough face cards to play a relentless offensive range, make up the life deficit, then back off a bit and win a Curse endgame despite (because of?) miscounting his damage potential and figuring there’s no way he’ll throw me.
Good games Leontes, that was exciting!