Hello 6P! Welcome back to another article! We just wrapped up Denver this weekend, with some incredibly interesting and peculiar results. I managed to get Top 16 at the event, where I had a small chance at making Top 8 had I won my last round, but my resistance would’ve put me at 9th or 10th, so I wasn’t too upset about ID’ing R14 instead.
Side Note: It’s always a hard decision when you’re at 6-2 going into Round 9 of Day 1—which is where I found myself at Denver—whether to ID or not to guarantee Day 2. On one hand, you guarantee another day of playing and having a chance at winning the tournament, even if that chance isn’t very high. On the other hand, playing it out can mean either being in a much better spot to Top 8 the tournament or losing and not having any chance of Top 8’ing whatsoever. I was in that spot and I decided to ID as—aside from winning the tournament—there’s also value to me in getting more CPs, a few extra dollars in T32 and T16 to offset the costs of the trip, and—most importantly—the NAIC and Worlds Day 2 Travel Awards.
Being potentially 1 point off from T8 after Day 2 had me kicking myself for deciding to ID Round 9 the day before, but hindsight is 20/20, right? T16 is still a solid result and has me pumped for Berlin in a few weeks’ time. So far I’ve accumulated 525 CP this quarter—all of it with Pikachu & Zekrom-GX. The format will be the same in Berlin, so I don’t see any reason as to why this trend won’t continue.
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