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278 Middle Neck Road
Great Neck, NY
Sunday, December 5 1999
Yet another great tournament at best comics. I've been playing Super Stall
for a few weeks now, and I decided to play again. Why not? I've had some
success with it. This time would be different though. I decided not to play
MewTwo, he's to vulnerable to a well-played ER, and it saves me the psychic
4 Moltres (Wildfire, and Divebomb just in case)[Unable to display image]
4 Chansey (120 HP)[Unable to display image]
2 Ditto (The attacker I need to win)[Unable to display image]
2 Aerodactyl[Unable to display image]
4 Mysterious Fossil (Stall, as usual)
4 Clefairy (Stall Duh)
4 Potion (Life Saver)
4 Defender (Keeps me alive)
2 Computer Search (Gets me what I want, when I want it)
4 Impostor Oak (Discards cards)
2 Switch (I don't want to pay Moltres' retreat cost, I want to WILDFIRE. HAHA)
20 Fire Energy
4 Double Colorless Energy
As usual, the goal of this deck is to stall and deck your opponent. However
(as seen in rounds 2 and 4) I am not afraid to Double-Edge for the no-basic
There were 17 people at the tournament. And I didn't get the bye. Hmph. It
was single elimination with a two-out-of-three final. I played no, absolutely
NO original decks. Very dissapointing. Here's the report:
Round 1: Simon Mashadi with RAINDANCE:
Lovely. Another unoriginal deck. He started Squirtle, me a Clefairy Doll with
Moltres on my bench. I got lucky enough to get out an Omanyte, and I Impostor
Oaked his only Blastoise and his Articuno. Very lucky indeed. I ended up
decking him, with 3 Impostor Oaks, lot's of Wildfire, and some good
old-fashioned stalling with Chansey, Mysterious Fossil and Clefairy Doll.
Potion and some timely Defenders on Chansey saved me big time.
Round 2: Joseph Live with Potpourri Haymaker:
Another unoriginal deck. At least he had Magmar Basic in here, which was very
for me. He started Magmar as his lone basic, while I had Chansey and Ditto as
my two. I had a DCE and 3 Fire energies, and an Impostor Oak and Mysterious
Fossil. I started with Fossil, thinking I should stall, but I saw he only had
discarded the Fossil, sent out Chansey and played a DCE. He Billed, but no
basic. He played a fire energy. I draw a Potion, play an energy on Chansey
and Scrunch.......tails. He doesn't get a basic, plays a Fire Energy and does
Flamethrower for 30. I play a fire energy and Double-Edge for the win.
Round 3: David Smith with Haymaker:
This guy played a true Haymaker, with Electabuzz, Hitmonchan and Farfetch'd.
The original unoriginal deck. How ironic. I started a Chansey, while he got a
Farfetch'd and Hitmonchan. I played a couple of DCE's while he jabbed twice.
I decided to Double-Edge, we both die, and I send out Moltres. I build up
Wildfire, Impostor Oak twice, and Wildfire away ten cards. We both had less
than 30 cards in our deck, so I retreated Moltres, played Clefairy Doll. I
played a defender three turns in a row, one each turn, so he couldn't kill
me. It took him 4 turns to kill it, and Moltres was powering up for another
Wildfire. I sent him out, put another Chansey on my bench, Wildfired 9 cards,
and waited until my turn to Pokemon Center away the damage. I let him kill
Chansey and a Clefairy Doll, Impostor Oak and let him deck himself.
Round 4/The Finals: Gabriel Yadlovker with Raindance:
Yet another unoriginal deck that I played today. Good thing this was the
finals. I start a Moltres (My only basic Pokemon. I was really scared). He
started Magikarp. I thought, okay, he must have Gyarados. I used switch,
played a Clefairy Doll and put an energy on Moltres. I get a Fossil, he has
no energy, I go, play Fossil, energy, pass, he kills Fossil, I send out
Chansey, play Aerodactyl, BANG, no more evolution. A switch, and a DCE on
Ditto later and I was half-way to victory.
WIN, 1-0 in best out of 3
In match 2, I start Chansey, he starts Squirtle. I get a DCE and start
scrunching, but on the fourth turn, I flip tails. Turn four Breeder,
Blastoise, Hydropump a Dewgong, 3 turns I'm gone. I hate these short games.
LOSS 1-1 in best out of 3
In the final match of the tournament, I got my chance to shine. My Fossils
and Clefairy Dolls did their part, 2 Chanseys sacrificed themselves (with
some Defenders and potions to help them, of course), and 3 Impostor Oak and a
16 card Wildfire brought Gabriel to his knees. I used an Aerodactyl early so
he coudn't get Blastoise or Dewgong or Gyarados or Poliwrath, so I used my
deck to the fullest on his basics. The best card he has was a Poliwhirl, but
some Wing Attacks from Aerodactyl took care of that. I won another tournament
with SUPER STALL.
WIN 2-1 in best out of 3, 4-0 in the tournament.
I won again, and got 3 basic packs and 3 fossil pack. I got the Nidoking,
Chansey, Dragonite, Poliwrath, Ditto and Magneton. I think I may have
perfected the Super Stall deck, and I intend to use it for a while. Once
again, though, I didn't Mulligan. Maybe you don't need to Mulligan to win,
though. I know I didn't. I may try an experimental Pidgeot or Vileplume deck.
I'm at the top of the in store rankings, woohoooooo :-) !!!!!!!! Now, it's
time for the best part of the report,
PROPS AND SLOPS!!!!!!!!!
To everyone who played me, for being good sports.
To everyone who posts decks on Pojo, thanks for contributing. I love reading
To the guys at WOTC who made sure I didn't get any trainer rares in my basic
To Pojo, for being the best Pokemon web-page there is.
To everyone who e-mailed me what was wrong with my deck and how to fix it.
To those of you who use unoriginal decks. There are so many good cards which
nobody uses which decks could be made out of (Pidgeot-No Basics,
Vileplume-Heal/Heavy Hitter w/Venasaur Energy Trans, Hitmonlee/Raichu Fossil/
Zapdos Fossil/ Gengar/Hypno Bench Killer, etc.) Use your heads and play over
the internet. It's a great way to experiment.
Good luck to all of you who play (Original Decks) in tournaments, and thanks
for reading. E-mail me at Ausenstrak@aol.com