After ten rounds of Legacy, only eight players remained in the running for the fame and the fortune. In this quaterfinal Johannes Gutbrod faced off against Christopher Wilhelm. Both players shared the same fate, because they both used to play foiled out versions of Miracles for a long time. Five days ago they had to switch decks, because of the Sensei's Divining Top banning. While Johannes Gutbrod chose to play Sneak and Show, Christopher Wilhelm went with 4Color Stoneblade.
Both players kept their opening seven cards and Wilhelm started with Deathrite Shaman. Gutbrod just played a land and passed the turn. Using the Shaman to generate mana, Wilhelm cast Leovold, Emissary of Trest but Gutbrod had Force of Will. He continued with City of Traitors, Lotus Petal, and resolved Sneak Attack in his second turn. Being tapped out, he passed the turn and Wilhelm resolved Stoneforge Mystic, which fetched Batterskull out of the library.
Untapping and going into his first main phase, Gutbrod activated the red enchantment and put Griselbrand into play. He paid 7 life and drew seven cards, and repeated this process. Having drawn fourteen extra cards during his second turn, Gutbrod activated Sneak Attack again, and Emrakul, the Aeons Torn showed up.
Wilhelm scooped up his cards in defeat.
Johannes Gutbrod took the lead 1-0
Both players kept their opening hand and Wilhelm lead with Thoughtseize:
Wilhelm took Pyroclasm and passed the turn. No action from Gutbrod lead to Wilhelm resolving Meddling Mage naming Show and Tell.
Gutbrod used multiple cantrips and Wilhelm expanded his board with Deathrite Shaman and Ethersworn Canonist.
A few turns later, Gutbrod was down to 6 points of life. He wasn’t able to find action nor to get rid of the annoying Canonist and conceded.
The match was tied at 1-1
Again both players kept their seven cards and started into their last game of the quarterfinal. Both players passed their turns without action, until Wilhelm lead with Deathrite Shaman and Gutbrod responded with Brainstorm. The Shaman resolved, as did Ethersworn Canonist one turn later. Gutbrod managed to resolve Blood Moon with two basic Island in play, while Wilhelm had none. Nevertheless the used Deathrite Shaman’s first ability to cast Noble Hierarch. Gutbrod tried to resolve Show and Tell but his opponent had Force of Will. Wilhelm attacked with his creatures and cast Surgical Extraction on Show and Tell.
Gutbrod played Sneak Attack and Wilhelm could hardcast Daze with his two mana creatures and Gutbrod tapped out in order to resolve the red enchantment. Wilhelm attacked and passed the turn with Gutbrod being at 8 points of life, while Wilhelm was at comfortable 17.
Gutbrod played Ponder and activated Sneak Attack putting Griselbrand into play.Gutbrod paid 7 life, going down to 1 point of life. It was a risky play but it paid off: Another Sneak Attack activation later and Emrakul, the Aeons Torn and Wilhelm offered the handshake.
Johannes Gutbrod took the match 2-1 and advanced to the Semifinal