Cambridge Jinteki, sometimes referred to as PE (Personal Evolution) or Black Tree, is a Flatline deck that pressures the runner to make bad decisions and ultimately flatline themselves. It was popularized by Chris Hinkes after he won the 2014 Cambridge regional. Minh Tran also piloted a variant of Cambridge at the 2014 World Championship and earned second place.
Cambridge Jinteki leverages what is know as the Jinteki "shell game". The shell game is the installing of multiple face down remote servers, many of them traps. Running these remotes often results in the trashing of the runner's grip which gives the corp a window to score agendas or install even more remotes (see Work compression).
While the deck mostly wins by flatline, it is also capable of winning by scoring. Especially against an overly careful runner.
It is characterized by:
- The identity
- Lots of traps such as , , and
- Very little ice generally limited to , , and
- Some decks run a single .