This is a version of the deck that I used throughout the 3rd OCTGN League. I tweaked it a little, mostly messing with my last off-value card. In this version, it's Min, but I've changed him out for d a 2nd Legendary Holster or a 4th copy of Rabbit's Deception. I still can't decide what I like best, honestly. The holster is great, but it fails pulls, but I so rarely get it in-hand if I'm only running one-of... That said, the deck performs quite well without the holster--holster just makes it even scarier to get into shootouts.
To start the game, always use Benjamin to reduce Bai Yang Chen's upkeep for round one. This will net you 5 or 7 GR, depending on how lowball goes (it should do well with WD frequently netting you an extra card). How you play from here depends on your opening hand.
If you have a deed--GET IT OUT. Your economy is pretty neutered by Bai Yang, so get a deed out pretty much ASAP. If you've got Allie, get HER out ASAP. She can really put the pressure on. And finally, you'll want to try to get Bai Yang to their outfit. Don't be afraid to leave him in the TS, however, especially if you don't have Rabbit's Lunar Leap to get him into a shootout.
This deck excels at shootouts for a couple of reasons. The number one is kung fu! Being able to join a shootout from anywhere with RLL is clutch. You can get Bai Yang in, or jump in with Yunxu or Carlton. Bonus points if you can combo to Rabbit Takes Revenge to become a stud, make them a draw, and boot their cards! Keep in mind that neither your kung fu dude or their dude can then leave the shootout--this includes fleeing and Willa Mae, so even Willa can't save the dude you took revenge upon! Finally, send their obnoxious dudes or studs home with Rabbit's Deception--even MORE bonus points if you can combo to come back in with RLL. Secondly, Sun in Yer Eyes will wreck their studs, and a Pair of Six-Shooters and/or Bottom Dealin' work WONDERS as your cheatin' resolutions.
As for draw structure, this deck is 16-16 on Aces and 4s. Possible straight flush with A-5 clubs, but never bank on it in a pinch. The loose draw structure is great for winning lowball (especially with the 108 WD home ability), and makes Bottom Dealin' even more powerful.
This deck went 14/19 in the league itself. It performed well in the semis vs @Prodigy but the game ultimately ended in a disconnect on his part. He graciously conceded the match, which sent me on to the finals with @Gozik.
Gozik's LD deck was brutal. Even if he had no stud dudes, he was almost always able to outshoot me by sending my stud dudes home with Wendy or Pistol Whip. Despite a few decent shootouts, I ultimately couldn't take him out once my Kung Fu dudes went to boot hill.
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