We are approaching the end of round three of the Pauper Gauntlet. Play has moved to the Tournament Practice room and decks are now eliminated immediatly if they lose.

What is the Pauper Gauntlet?
All about the Pauper Gauntlet Season 03: http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2015/11/the-pauper-gauntlet.html
All the deck lists: http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2015/11/the-decks-of-pauper-gauntlet-s03.html

The banning of Cloud of Faeries
Two decks are in trouble because of the banning of Cloud of Fairies: Delver and Blue Bichinho. The brewers have been asked to modify their decks or disqualify them and I await their answers.

Round three
Round three is played in the Tournament Practice room and if a deck loses it is elmiinated from the Pauper Gauntlet (unless voted back after round 4). Here are all the results of round three so far

67 decks went into round three.

Green Grifters got eliminated by MBC 0-2
Illusory tricks did better and defeats MBC 2-0
White Heroes defeats Gobilns 2-1
Rebels are infected by Simic Infect and dies 1-2 – another Top 10 deck from last season eliminated
Slivers defeats Burn 2-1

Blue Bichinho defeats Mono Black Land Destruction 2-1
Abzan Grindhouse falls to the Elves 1-2
Project X is defeated by MarduKitty 1-2
Elves defeats Elves in another Pauper Gauntlet mirror 2-0
Cyborgs runs into a quitter and wins. Those quitters – so easy to defeat!

Counter-Kitty outkitties OrzhovKitty 2-1
Evil Allies had no solution to Hexproof and loses 0-2
Land-o-derm runs into RUG Tron and dies 0-2
Tortured Toolbox loses against Infect 1-2 despite a massive sideboard against the deck
Spiteful Leeches are horribly mismanaged and loses to Hexproof 1-2

Rhystic Tron defeats RG Aggro 2-0
Turbo Exhume runs over JeskaiKitty 2-0
Shroudfang Ninja manages to defeat Delver, still with Cloud of Faeries in it 2-0
Love Train loves RUG Tron to death 2-1
Bant Fog loses to Burn 0-2

BorosKitty Initiated wins against Grixis Teachings 2-1
Familiars run into another broken Cloud of Faeries combo deck and dies poetically 1-2 and then we did not have to face the problems of what to do with this deck after the banning
Goblin Storm defeats Goblins 2-1
BUG Profilerators dies to Grixis Delver 0-2
Bant Sword and Shield impresses everyone and defeats Green Tron 2-0

Rakdos Vampires defeats Dimir Angler 2-1
Flying Ninjas defeats Nightsky Mimic 2-1
Sultai Delve gets overrun by Slivers 0-2 That is probably the most common way to get eliminated if you consider all three seasons of the Pauper Gauntlet
Snow-Go defeats Dimir Teachings
DelverFiend dies to its archnemesis MBC 0-2

These were the earlier matches played in round 3 before this week:

Blue Bichinho beats Mono Black Land Destruction 2-1
Simic Oracle takes down tier 1 deck MBC 2-1
CrocaJund loses to Simic Devoid 1-2
Turbo Angler wins against AzoriusKitty 2-1
Delver obliterates Rakdos Nightmare 2-0 (The best deck in Pauper has not done well in the Pauper Gauntlet – maybe this is the year for Delver?)

RG Land Crusher gets overrun by Suicide Black 0-2
Suicide Black defeats RUG Tron 2-1
Stompy Tokens defeats Angler Delver 2-0
Pestilence Control stood no chance against Izzet Tron 0-2
Izzet Cooldotha takes on a TE deck that quit

Selesnya Flash is defeated by Delver 0-2
MUC faces a quitter
The Pauper Gauntlet is eliminated from the Pauper Gauntlet by MBC 1-2
Pauper Nightmare takes on Delver and wins 2-0
Gary Busey is arrested and imprisoned by WatchRites 1-2

TurboZoo defeats Goblins 2-0
RUG Tron defeats Angler Delver 2-0
Green Ramp LD takes down Ninjutsu Reality Acid (!) 2-1
Infect gets a two turn kill (see above) and wins 2-1
Mono Red Heroic crushes Jund Dredge 2-0
Green One takes on Simic Explore and wins 2-0

Goblins run over Rakdos Reanimator 2-0
Exhume Control got outresourced by Pig Trinket piloted by a Gauntlet fan 0-2
5-color Green is murdered by Angler Delver 0-2
Death Control wins against Eye Candy Control 2-0
BUGS & Pigs plays double lifestaff against RDW and wins 2-0

Affinity lost to Dimir Teachings 1-2 and is eliminated.
Burn defeats AzoriusKitty 2-0
Encroaching Blight is defeated by White Metalcraft 1-2
Black Auramancer, the Pauper Rogue Cup champion, defeats MBC 2-1
Kuldotha Mardu defeats RUG Tron 2-1.
MBC defeats BorosKitty 2-1

What happens now?
Round 3 will end on Jan 19 (it was a long round due to the holidays). Round 4 will be shorter and will end on Sunday Feb 7 and then we will have the voteback. The preliminary format for the Voteback is that every viewer gets three votes and three decks are brought back into the Gauntlet. A deck that is voted back can be from any round – i.e. even the decks that lost during double elimination can come back after the Voteback.

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