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The first competition of this new circuit has taken place in the Baltimore Regional Tournament, specifically this fact was in the TCG section. Isaiah Bradner was accused of cheating in the Swiss Fourth Round.
Specific It happened when Isaiah was facing Xander Pero. Isaiah used the Trainer Card (this card allows you to search your deck for a Water-type Pokemon and an item card, the player has to reveal these cards to the opponent, put them in their deck, and then shuffle the deck).
Irida really can grab anything! pic.twitter.com/wRhK4Q0w8S
— Jac Carter (@Jace_TCG) September 17, 2022
Nevertheless, Isaiah chose two item cards, it took a few seconds for the commentators to notice. By then Isaiah immediately played one of them and moved it to his discard pile.
Irida’s text says you grab an item and a Pokemon from your deck. What Isaiah did was grab 2 items instead. After putting them into his hand he showed one of the items and a Pokemon he had in his hand to his opponent to appear like he played the card correctly.
— Luke 🫐 | Reading about blue people (@lukemaybegay) September 18, 2022
The opposing player asks you to show him your cards, but Isaiah cleverly shows him an item card and a Palkia VSTAR card, in order to comply with the rules. The game continued without the judges saying anything and the match ended in a draw.
But both the commentators and the followers of the stream realized what had happened and thus captured it on Twitter:
at risk of starting drama, you can clearly see that bradner grabs two items off irida here, and then when called out shows a palkia vstar he already had in his hand, then uses oth the cross switcher & the quick ball he grabbed with irida https https://t.co/GeIJuchO9l
— Jenny (@SolaceTCG) September 17, 2022
Cheating and unsportsmanlike conduct have no place in the Pokemon Trading Card Game. Be diligent, and never be afraid to call a judge. There should be zero tolerance for this type of behavior.
— Andrew Mahone (@enjoifriend) September 17, 2022
Nintenderos, what do you think? At this time Pokemon has not declared anything, nor have the players.