I'm banking no duelist who has played over 100 games
has gone undefeated. Even a starter may beat the
best once in a while just because of something
unexpected. Kenny So was a no name but went far
because burn wasn't sided against. Anyone can win,
but no one can "not lose."
So I come here to teach. As an accomplished no
name duelist, I know what goes on in many heads.
When you build your deck, whether the night before
the tournament, a week, or whatever, you expect to
gather wins but still lose some. Of course I'm
referring to games, not matches. But how can you
feel like you're going to go undefeated? What's the
secret to confidence? How does Fili Luna make Top 8
every time? Most duelists say practice, which is a
key component but there are many other factors to
Practice of course being one of the big ones.
It's not like practicing to get better, anyone can
do that. It's practicing to know the game better.
Many people use the reference of giving a beginner a
great deck, but without skill or practice, he/she
won't win. That is true so to fix that, you
practice. Whether it be versus your friends, random
folks, your pet gerbil, or even yourself, it is a
necessity to know things in this game.
Decision making, deck building, and play style
all fall into practice. you learn to make better
choices as your knowledge of the game increases
through practice. In short time, you'll know whether
to flip that Mirror Force on an attack of 1 big
monster or an assault of 3 tiny-medium monsters.
Deck building comes out of practice also. When you
practice a lot, you learn to play your own way. If
you're used to going agressive, you build an
agressive deck with spell/trap removal and strong
monsters. Play style causes your deck building
style. Agressive, conservative, win effect, combo.
When you find the perfect style for you, you improve
in ways Goku improved when he went SSJ.
Knowledge of the game is just as important as
practice, maybe more. When you know what cards do
what, you have a good advantage. You know not to
fill up your backfield with 5 cards unless Heavy
Storm or other full wipeouts are gone. You know not
to have 5 monsters on the field unles you have a
counter for Mirror Force or Torrential Tribute.
Skill being another key factor determines a lot
of duels. It ties in with Knowledge and Decision
Making. A skillful player knows which card to should
MST when facing a Lockdown Burn Deck with 3 cards in
Confiedence is the biggest when playing in a big
match. When you play with great confidence, your
focus level is off the charts and you feel like
nothing will stop you...except Exodia. Your opponent
might look in your face and seem scared when he sees
a Peyton Manning Super Bowl face imprinted there.
Finally, believe. If you want to think that
Heart of the Cards is real, go right ahead. No one
will stop you from believing in yourself. Confidence
and Hope crushers are only there because you create
them. If you ignore them, your play will be as good
as anyone in the world.
And there are the pieces you need to gather
before you go 100%.
On another note, I am holding a tournament
consisting of 16 players. If you would like a copy
of the feature matches, I'd be happy to send you
them. Learn from what they do well and from what
mistakes they make. The Top 16 feature matches are
Zombies vs Crystal Beasts and Six Samurai vs
Gravekeepers. The tournament should be done in a
day's worth of time so if you would like the
Quarterfinals, Semifinals, 3-4 Match, Finals, Top 4
decklists, or the bracket, feel free to ask.
E-mail me at email@example.com and Until Next