Meanwhile on the other side of the bracket these two players had won their respective quarterfinal matches. Andrej Rutar played colorless Eldrazi, while Martin Kral tried to cheat in big creatures via Show and Tell or Sneak Attack.
Both players kept their opening seven. Kral started the game with Gitaxian Probe followed by Scalding Tarn.
Rutar played Chalice of the Void with one counter by tapping Wasteland for mana and removing Simian Spirit Guide from the game for one red mana. But Kral had Spell Pierce for the annoying artifact.
On his second turn, Kral cast Gitaxian Probe, played Ancient Tomb, and resolved Show and Tell. Kral put Emrakul, the Promised End into play whereas Rutar put Thought-Knot Seer into play and scooped. That was a quick game 1.
Kral won 1-0
Rutar took one mulligan. His opponent took two mulligan. Both players scryed to the top of the library.
Rutar played Eye of Ugin and Eldrazi Mimic. Kral played a land and passed the turn.
Like in game 1 Rutar’s Chalice was countered by Kral’s Spell Pierce. Eldrazi Mimic attacked and Rutar passed the turn.
On his turn Kral Pondered and said go.
Rutar played Cavern of Souls and cast an uncounterable Reality Smasher. Triggering the Mimic, Rutar attacked for 10 points of damage and passed the turn.
Knowing that he wouldn’t survive the next attack, Kral tried to find an answer with Ponder but failed.
The match was tied at 1-1
Rutar kept his opening seven and it was again Kral who took a mulligan down to six cards. He scryed to the top and the game started.
Kral lead with Lotus Petal and Preordain leaving both cards on top.
Rutar had Ancient Tomb and Chalice for one which resolves. He removed two Simian Spirit Guide from the game and cast Thorn of Amethyst.
On his turn Kral went into the tank. After some considerations he played Ancient Tomb and paid four mana to cast Show and Tell. This time Eldrazi Mimic (for Rutar) and Griselbrand (for Kral) entered the battlefield.
During the next two turns Rutar found no second creature or an answer to Griselbrand and conceded.
Kral took the match 2-1 and advanced to the final