Top 8

Seven exciting rounds of swiss are over, and only eight players are left to fight the final battles in the whole European 2014-2015 season. And here they are – the Top 8 TCG Masters of the Arena-Cup Bochum and their decks!

PKM TCG Arena CUp Bochum Masters TOP 8

 

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manuel r.
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Alter: 27





Which kind of deck are you playing and why?

I played Seismotoad, because i like it. It is still good, without trump card.

What was your most interesting match today?

My last match, it was the hardest, too. I played against my hardest match-up.

How many CP do you have? Are you planning to play at the World Championships in Boston?

Over 1000 and i have already booked my fly. So i am at worlds, too.
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Ole S.
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Ort: Berlin
Alter: 25


Dabei seit: 2005


Which kind of deck are you playing and why?

LandoBats, because I already played it at our Nationals and it's one of the best decks in format.

What was your most interesting match today?

That was against Seismitoad from Manuel, the only match I lost today. But it was pretty close (1-2).

How many CP do you have? Are you planning to play at the World Championships in Boston?

590 CP and yes, I'm going to Boston.
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David Hochmann
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Ort: Hürth
Alter: 20
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Dabei seit: 2015
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Which kind of deck are you playing and why?

I'm playing Seismitoad/Crobat, because after the Trump Card ban players don't expect Seismitoad any more, and the version with Crobat is the only one that still works.

What was your most interesting match today?

One game I've won without using Quaking Punch a single time, I just attacked with Mewtwo-EX and Grenade Hammer.

How many CP do you have? Are you planning to play at the World Championships in Boston?

890 CP, and yes, I'm going to play at Worlds.
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Mehdi H.
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Ort: Bretigny-sur-Orge (France)
Alter: 24


Dabei seit: 2011


Which kind of deck are you playing and why?

Trevenant/Accelgor, because it's strong and I like it.

What was your most interesting match today?

Against Matthias, I was forced to discard 3 Trevenant and 2 Accelgor early. That made the match really tough but I still managed to win.

How many CP do you have? Are you planning to play at the World Championships in Boston?

777 CP, and yes I will go to Worlds.
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Stéphane I.
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Ort: Paris (France)
Alter: 26


Dabei seit: 2010


Which kind of deck are you playing and why?

Night March with Archeops and Maxie. I tried different idea and wanted something that can deal with Crobats. Night March is strong against a lot of things, but in Standard it's easy to tech against it. Most of these techs are evolutions that are shut

What was your most interesting match today?

My deck is pretty straight forward, but the most interesting game was the first of my top 8 match. I went first and got T1 Archeops, but Mehdi used Wally to play around it and win.

How many CP do you have? Are you planning to play at the World Championships in Boston?

907 CP, probably 23th, but I think I will still play Worlds.
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Benjamin P.
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Ort: Almere (Netherlands)
Alter: 27


Dabei seit: 2006


Which kind of deck are you playing and why?

Raichu/Empoleon, because I expected a lot of Yveltal, Rayquaza and Landobots (that's what Empoleon is for), and I wanted to play Raichu.

What was your most interesting match today?

Against a metal deck, I tied that game in the end. I had problems with Aegislash and tried to kill his Bronzongs, but I couldn't finish the game in time.

How many CP do you have? Are you planning to play at the World Championships in Boston?

977 (including this tournament), that's enough for Top 22 so I will be at Worlds of course.
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Bert W.
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Ort: Groningen (Netherlands)
Alter: 24


Dabei seit: 2009


Which kind of deck are you playing and why?

Wobbuffet/Groudon, I looked up what was doing well in Japan. Groudon works well with Tropical Beach and can beat most decks with a good list.

What was your most interesting match today?

Top 8 vs Ole (Landobats), an intersting matchup. I play Hard Charm, Super Potion and Pokémon Center Lady to heal, because of that game 1 was handy for me. Game 2 he flipped heads very often with Super Scoop Up to re-use his Crobats, and game 3 he won

How many CP do you have? Are you planning to play at the World Championships in Boston?

743 CP, but I'm not going to Worlds, paying the trip on my own again would be too expensive.
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Ryan M.
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Ort: United Kingdom
Alter: 19


Dabei seit: 2010


Which kind of deck are you playing and why?

Night March, it has the most raw power in the format.

What was your most interesting match today?

That was against Raichu/Crobat, in game 3 it was pretty close, he missed an attack and I lysandre'd Shaymin for knockout, but then he drew into Sycamore and used Nuzzle (attack of Pikachu) and flipped heads, to paralyze me and win.

How many CP do you have? Are you planning to play at the World Championships in Boston?

915 CP, that may be enough for Top 22 but I will go to Worlds even if it isn't.