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    Alex Bertoncini's serial cheating.

    I'm surprised there isn't a thread on this yet. He's locked up the invitational and is the highest ranked player in the world. All because of:



    5 cards with brainstorm? Must be nice. Earlier the commentators caught him using brainstorm as an ancestral recall as well.

    Also he double explores in this video:
    Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd7cd-K8ImQ

    There's alot of noise being made on the scg life feed now. Thoughts?

    I'm going to refrain from commenting myself, but my frame of mind is: cheats don't belong in any competitive hobby. The only question now is how long should the ban hammer be?

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    Re: Alex Bertoncini's serial cheating.

    I believe his name is actually Bertoncheaty.

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    Re: Alex Bertoncini's serial cheating.

    Drew Levin's been making a huge stink about him recently. I actually saw a thread started on here with Drew Levin's email to Sheldon M. about it, but it looks like the thread got deleted?

    Lots of stories about him drawing extra cards (like opponent Duresses him on T1 and catches him with 8 cards in hand) and preboarding.

    I think there's a famous one where he was in a feature match and got someone with a preboarded Sower, then the T16 decklists came out and he had the Sowers in the board?

    I also saw another video of him where he had a Kira out, opponent Jace bounces it, then Cursed Scrolls it and Bertoncini returns Kira to his hand.

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    Re: Alex Bertoncini's serial cheating.

    There was a thread earlier this week after Drew Levin called him out on twitter or something for his multiple instances where he has been known to cheat

    ...pre-boarded sower against a reanimator with plat angel
    ...drawing extra cards
    ...3/1 mainboard/sideboard timely reinforcements against burn where his list was supposedly 2/2
    ...submerging forestless opps

    The thread was deleted for unknown reasons

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    Re: Alex Bertoncini's serial cheating.

    I can understand deleting a thread when there's slandering without proof. But when videos and screen caps of obvious cheating appears, something definitely has to be done. This evidence seems pretty conclusive IMO.

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    Re: Alex Bertoncini's serial cheating.

    Opponent: no he's good
    Drew: you sure?

    lmao.

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    Re: Alex Bertoncini's serial cheating.

    http://blip.tv/scglive/scg_sanjose_l...nd-007-4944362

    There's also this. Check out between 35:00-36:00. His opponent has Jace+Cursed Scroll. Alex plays a Kira, opp. bounces and shoots it. Alex stacks up his graveyard and plays a second Kira. This time when it gets bounced+shot, he just picks it up. Nobody notices because there's still a Kira on top of his graveyard.

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    Re: Alex Bertoncini's serial cheating.

    There does seem to be an overwhelming amount of evidence being put forth suggesting that he is cheating (intent) vs. playing sloppy and not maintaining gamestates.

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    Re: Alex Bertoncini's serial cheating.

    The photo of him on StarCity right now is pretty sickening. It seems clear that he is a serial cheater and this is well documented. He should be stripped of all winnings and banned by the DCI.
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    Re: Alex Bertoncini's serial cheating.

    The video's of Alex are multitudes worse than anything Saitou ever did.

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    Re: Alex Bertoncini's serial cheating.

    That's sad that he needs to cheat to win. Ban his ass.

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    Re: Alex Bertoncini's serial cheating.

    Well, he's laughing all the way to the bank, probably listening to his Nickelback CD on the drive over:

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    Re: Alex Bertoncini's serial cheating.

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinTrudeau View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tha Gunslinga View Post
    I believe his name is actually Bertoncheaty.

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    Re: Alex Bertoncini's serial cheating.

    It's crazy how he knew everyone was going to be watching him this weekend......and then he still goes for a five card brainstorm on camera.

    I don't actually care though.

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    Re: Alex Bertoncini's serial cheating.

    that explore vid is pretty clear cheats...it'll be interesting to see how the DCI handles this, and even more interesting to see how scg handles proof that their star is a cheat.
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    Re: Alex Bertoncini's serial cheating.

    That was absolutely disgusting. I thought he was going to get DQ'ed right there.

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    I think Explore just got an errata.

    "You may play an additional land this turn. If your opponent doesn't notice, you may play two additional lands this turn.

    Draw a card."

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    Re: Alex Bertoncini's serial cheating.

    I think the real question is, how long will the suspension be. I mean, the guy that peeked at his opponent's draft picks got what, a year? With all these infractions, he probably won't be playing magic for a while.

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    Re: Alex Bertoncini's serial cheating.

    Quote Originally Posted by chags View Post
    that explore vid is pretty clear cheats...it'll be interesting to see how the DCI handles this, and even more interesting to see how scg handles proof that their star is a cheat.
    SCG said they're merely a third party, they're leaving everything to the DCI.

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    Re: Alex Bertoncini's serial cheating.

    Looks like Nate Pease didn't teach Alex how to draw four off Brainstorm as well as he should have
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