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|Current Collegiate Team||Retired|
|Past Collegiate Teams||Michigan, Maryland|
|High School Team|
|Middle School Team||None|
Ezequiel (Zeke) Berdichevsky is a retired quizbowl player who played for Michigan and Maryland. He is widely considered one of the game's elite players and editors, being part of the Michigan teams that claimed various national championships and editing many ACF tournaments.
Zeke was the first person to achieve the modern Triple Crown -- winning the ICT, ACF Nationals and Chicago Open all in one year -- in 2005; it took nine years for any other players to accomplish that feat. He led Michigan to 5 national championships including the 2002 ICT, the 2005 ICT and ACF titles in 2001, 2002, and 2005. Prior to his Triple Crown year, he was also on the winning team at Chicago Open in 2001.
Zeke is universally regarded as one of the greatest editors in the history of the game. Zeke edited the successful 2006 Chicago Open, the 2007 ACF Nationals, and assisted Matt Weiner in editing 2009 ACF Nationals. Perhaps his greatest editorial effort was working as the head editor for the acclaimed 2010 ACF Nationals. The tournament was universally praised, especially by Andrew Yaphe, who claimed "it was the best ACF nats set I've experienced as a player."
- 2002 ACF Regionals (head editor)
- 2003 ACF Regionals (assisting Raj Bhan)
- 2003 Auspicious Incident (writer)
- 2004 ACF Nationals (with Paul Litvak)
- 2005 Manu (writer)
- 2007 ACF Nationals (with Andrew Yaphe)
- 2009 ACF Nationals (assisting Matt Weiner)
- 2010 ACF Nationals (head editor)
Zeke was also observed writing, with Paul Litvak, the final 3 rounds of the 2001 MLK in a timeframe between the 1st and 11th rounds, thus bailing out the unfortunate TD who had forgotten about an extra Chicago team and thus screwed up the brackets.