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Marcin Zalewski banned from WCA competitions until June 2016

Evan Liu

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Marcin Zalewski's WR BLD solves were DNFed because he knew the orientation sometimes o_O
Read the WCA post more carefully: only his 3bld solves from Cuber's Eve 2013 until SLS Chorzow 2014 (inclusive) are being DNFed, so he gets to keep his first WR (23.80) which he set at Polish Nationals 2013, and no one (except himself) beat it until after that timeframe.
 

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Ouch, rough stuff. Well, to be honest, it's an understandable type of cheating for a very fast BLD solver, so I definitely believe it. A year and a half is a significant punishment, but not crazy and not as much as some other people in the past who did much worse things, so that's good. And I'd certainly feel a lot better losing a good solve because I knew the orientation than because the scramble was wrong :p
 

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Oh ******... :(

Well at least he had enough sense to admit it. And also it's very worrying that even the delegate was in this same plot with him...
Delegates should be the ones we can trust (well obviously everyone should be but at least the delegates)
 

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Marcin it definitely good, then her disqualification is indifferent. The shocking thing is the delegate, 1 year is not enough.
 

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Well if zalewski got banned for orientation, I'm afraid this has to be considered too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU2tKYvDH2g
Most of his cubes are in his favourable orientation(and are in packs of 8 [ Which i don't really think matters]) This basically saves close to 45-50 seconds. Whatever the amount of time it is, It sure is an advantage to the competitor

P.S Don't mistake me. BLD Is my favourite event as maskow is My idol.
 
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