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Re: PDL 2021 Commentary

Postby DocPaZ » 06 May 2021, 15:07

Well Well -

Looks like the logjam in D1G2 is breaking. In the Spring, Italy and Turkey made a move on the open Russian centers.

My bet: England will join IT for a 3 way win.

In the meantime D2G2 ended in a 3 way E G T win, with Italy earning points for having centers on the board. The ending is interesting in that it was Italy’s help that forced the Turks into the final agreement -> but yet, Italy was not included in the final win.

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Re: PDL 2021 Commentary

Postby another » 06 May 2021, 20:21

Oops
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Re: PDL 2021 Commentary

Postby with_an_h » 06 May 2021, 21:23

What a weird game. Not only did Turkey and Italy appear to have stabbed Russia last turn, but England seems to have moved aggressively this turn with army/fleet in LON and EDI.

Italy/Turkey's moves into BUD/VIE could have been a feint or they could have been part of a deal with a western power. But Italy has proposed a draw, so I think it's likely the second and the western power didn't follow through. Looking forward to the AAR confirming or denying that hypothesis.
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Re: PDL 2021 Commentary

Postby another » 06 May 2021, 23:10

Finally!
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Re: PDL 2021 Commentary

Postby IvarGizteb » 07 May 2021, 04:54

I played France in this 6-way draw and it was quite a fun game. I will write up an AAR this weekend, I think I definitely missed some opportunities but I am curious to hear everyone else's thoughts.

Looks like I am on a bye in the May round but I look forward to getting back in on the tournament action in the July round.
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Re: PDL 2021 Commentary

Postby TTBen » 07 May 2021, 14:28

Interesting to see that the entire 2nd wave of games ended before the 3rd set starts on Monday
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Re: PDL 2021 Commentary

Postby Oxmeister » 07 May 2021, 15:10

Starts on Monday!? This thing is relentless!

Looking forward to that AAR Ivan, a 6way usually indicates some fascinating dynamics at play in a game.
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Re: PDL 2021 Commentary

Postby TTBen » 07 May 2021, 15:18

Oxmeister wrote:Starts on Monday!? This thing is relentless!


If you are in the May games, yes (you are Ox, then you are off for the July round). Everyone plays in September
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Re: PDL 2021 Commentary

Postby Custer » 07 May 2021, 22:11

I don't like this bye thing. Wish I was playing monday. September! Thats like 4 months! Hope we get a reminder......

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Re: PDL 2021 Commentary

Postby IvarGizteb » 08 May 2021, 01:05

If anyone else is looking for a high quality game during their May bye round, I have created a game with the same settings as the PDL (2/1/1 turns, secret ballot draws, etc.). The number is 193867, PM me for password.
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