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Digital Subscriptions > Tabletop Gaming > September 2019 (#34) > Yu-Gi-Oh! Worlds

Yu-Gi-Oh! Worlds

Two days in the life of British card game pro Jake Quinsee as he experiences the intense competition of the TCG’s highest-level contest for the first time


Jake Quinsee has played some high-stakes card games in his time. Nothing comes close to Yu-Gi-Oh!

“There’s so much pressure”, he says, speaking during the Saturday qualifying rounds of 2019’s Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship, held this year in Berlin, Germany. “It’s so much. I’ve never felt this much pressure in any tournament I’ve ever played, and I’ve played some big tournaments. I even played at the World Series of Poker Main Event, and that’s a $10,000 buy-in. [First prize is typically between $8m and $10m.] I felt no sort of pressure like this in comparison.”

26-year-old Quinsee has been playing Yu-Gi- Oh! for more than a decade, starting at age 14 and stepping up to a pro level with a win at the 2011 UK National Championship. (He took a break with a successful foray into poker about five years ago before “falling back in love” with the trading card game.) He says it’s long been his dream to make Worlds – a competition that has never crowned a winner from the UK.

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