Christopher Schemanske

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  • Joined Mar ’12

Bio: I played the TCG competitively from the summer of 2010 through the end of the 2018 Worlds cycle. My time in the game started in the Senior division, with 3 years in the middle circuit, but I spent a longer duration on the elder circuit, and often I worked to offer a perspective on both aspects of the division discrepancies we can sometime see. I’ve wrote here at 6P from early 2015 through January 2019, but had been involved with the site for far longer on the forums and as an editor. From April 2017-January 2019, I managed the day-to-day article side of operations, and left site staff after that point.

I’m now at University of Michigan pursuing a degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering, and can be found judging at the major tournaments on the circuit.

A Final Chapter

Looking at Trevenant BREAK, Lucario-GX, and Primal Groudon for Dallas Expanded, Plus News

Can We Lost Zone Zoroark?

SixPrizes Podcast Ep. 28

Expanded’s Ethos

Looking at the Foundations of Success in Expanded Coming off the Anaheim Regional Championship

Merry Times in Maryland

6P Podcast Ep. 27

The Mill Menace

Profiling the Stupendous Stalling Strategies of the Lost Thunder Standard Format and Spicy Techs to Counter the Storm
These Pokémon live in herds. Their trunks have incredible grip strength, strong enough to crush giant rocks into powder. (Copperajah)

The Forest for the Trees

Christopher’s Look Back at Portland, ft. Trevenant BREAK Report & First Thoughts on Lost Thunder

Expanded’s Expansive Entering Echoes

Friday Flyer #8: A Dearth of Remaining Expanded Puns, Commentary on the Expanded Format, and Mailbag

Expanding on Expanded

Friday Flyer #7: A Few More Expanded Notes and Nuggets

The Expanded Expose

Looking at the post-Ban World of Expanded and A Suite of Decks to Test

Bettering the Best

Friday Flyer #6: A Look at Tournament Play Best Practices
It emits psychic power strong enough to cause headaches as a deterrent to the approach of others. (Hatterene)

The Magnificent Mail

Friday Flyer #5: The Inaugural Mailbag Edition

Phinal Thoughts of the Week on Philly

Friday Flyer #4: Next Week’s Mailbag and Thoughts on Philly Meta

The Dragon’s Den

Friday Flyer #3: A Look at 3 Dragon Majesty-Inspired Concepts

Tournament Thresholds and Things

Friday Flyer #2: An Examination of the 19 Point Day 2 Cutoff

The Philly Feels

Podcast Ep. 23: Decks for Philadelphia Regionals
This hungry Pokémon swallows Arrokuda whole. Occasionally, it makes a mistake and tries to swallow a Pokémon other than its preferred prey. (Cramorant)