The following document contains information originally provided by Alfonso Bueno and Daniel Sole.
The standard procedure to make a Deck Check is the following:
1. Choose a random table – cheaters can be in all the tournament, not just in the
2. One judge goes for the decks. The other looks for the lists. Be careful with:
a. Not being noticed.
b. Way of shuffling.
c. Collect after presenting.
d. Note the time passed.
Problem 1: A player cuts his opponent’s deck without presenting his.
3. Check randomization – avoid changing order.
Problem 2: Land/2 spells/Land/2 spells/…
Problem 3: Perfect initial hand.
4. Compare the decklist against the deck – Follow the list and check if the cards
really appear. Match the list to the deck.
Problem 4: Not Desideboarded.
Problem 5: List 59 cards, playing 60 cards.
5. Check the sleeves-Separate those marked.
Problem 6: Marked Pattern/Marked No pattern.
6. Check the sideboard
Problem 7: More cards in the deck box (without sleeves).
7. Write down in the deck list the DC, give the decks back and give extra time
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