Page 10 of 13

Re: PDL 2021 Commentary

PostPosted: 06 May 2021, 15:07
by DocPaZ
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.

DocPaZ

Re: PDL 2021 Commentary

PostPosted: 06 May 2021, 20:21
by another
Oops

Re: PDL 2021 Commentary

PostPosted: 06 May 2021, 21:23
by with_an_h
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.

Re: PDL 2021 Commentary

PostPosted: 06 May 2021, 23:10
by another
Finally!

Re: PDL 2021 Commentary

PostPosted: 07 May 2021, 04:54
by IvarGizteb
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.

Re: PDL 2021 Commentary

PostPosted: 07 May 2021, 14:28
by TTBen
Interesting to see that the entire 2nd wave of games ended before the 3rd set starts on Monday

Re: PDL 2021 Commentary

PostPosted: 07 May 2021, 15:10
by Oxmeister
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.

Re: PDL 2021 Commentary

PostPosted: 07 May 2021, 15:18
by TTBen
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

Re: PDL 2021 Commentary

PostPosted: 07 May 2021, 22:11
by Custer
I don't like this bye thing. Wish I was playing monday. September! Thats like 4 months! Hope we get a reminder......

:(

Custer

Re: PDL 2021 Commentary

PostPosted: 08 May 2021, 01:05
by IvarGizteb
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.