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From: "PokeBeanies" <pokebeanies@postnet.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 09:27:05 -0600

>Before I list , My main problem is decking myself ... I can get up there in
>the tournaments and i think I have a well constructed deck ... I just am
>also decking myself!!!
>4 Electabuzz
>4 Scyther
>3 Hitmonchan
>2 Plus Power
>4 Super Energy Removal
>2 Gust
>3 Energy Removal
>3 Scoop up
>2 Switch
>2 Oak
>3 Bill
>2 Comp. Search
>2 Energy Retrieval
>11 Electric
>3 Double colorless


Decking yourself... not a good Strategy.  I've covered this befor but it's a common problem so I'll address it again.

If your being decked, your prolly letting your opponent do what he wants to do.  A big thing about being a successful card player is that YOU are in charge.  YOU have to be in charge of YOUR deck, it's nice if you can be in charge of your opponent as well but that's for another day(Rocket's Sneak Attack anyone?  Or how about plain 'ol Lass?)

Anyway.  If you want to be in control of an aggressive style deck like a Hay', than BE AGGRESSIVE!

This means drawing lots of cards... we all know the good card drawers are Bill, Oak, Comp Search and Item Finder... so USE them!  Lots and LOTS of them to overload your opponent befor he/she can take control from you!  Need to be more offensive?  Use more offensive cards like Plus Power!!  You get the gist  =)

On a final note, It's pretty tough these days to be aggressive with Hitmonchan when like EVERYONE is resistant to fighting.  This lets your opponent be in control, and we don't like that one bit!  Good replacements for Hitmo' are Promo Mewtwo, Fossil Magmar, Lapras, Ditto, and others... experiment to see what you like most. 

Hope this helps...have fun!