Round 5 - Mike DeMichele (GW Wake) vs. Derek Snyder (Black Aggro)
Snyder's turn 2 Cabal Therapy naming Rampant Growth comes up empty. Turn four sees Braids hitting the table. DeMichele blows a Krosan Verge during his upkeep. Snyder flashes back the Cabal Therapy, nabbing two Decree of Justice. DeMichele rips a Mobilization off of the top of his deck and Snyder lets the Braids go to the yard. Shambling Swarm and Phyrexian Plaguelord hit, but Mobilization tokens prevent any threat. Mirari's Wake and Eternal Dragon join the battle of DeMichele. Snyder's Cabal Therapy (Living Wish) comes up empty, as do his hopes.
Game two sees Snyder taking a Rampant Growth with his Blackmail. Snyder plays a turn two Stabilizer, severely crippling DeMichele's ability to cycle. DeMichele summons Ravenous Baloth - the beast with a bow tie! Snyder is low on land, but he manages to cast two Rotlung Reanimators. DeMichele follows with Mirari's Wake and a Living Wish for Eternal Dragon. Snyder's last ditch effort of Guiltfeeder isn't enough, and DeMichele takes the match 2 games to 0.