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Re: Minis League: Final round
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2017, 02:46:56 PM »
Wow! Way to undermine my achievement Adrornalin... :'(

In all seriousness, that's an outstanding win. Congratulations! And commiserations of course to Merlin...

I guess it would have taken something very special indeed for you to finish this round with a positive PD but you very nearly did it! :(y)
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Re: Minis League: Final round
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2017, 03:18:04 PM »
First game of the F2 group:

:green-meeple: JoeSesquipedalian vs :violet-meeple: Leven 97:145

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Re: Minis League: Final round
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2017, 02:28:07 PM »
And here's the result of the second game in group F2:

:violet-meeple: Leven vs :yellow-meeple: Jéré 147:98

(Quite similar result to the previous game.)

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Re: Minis League: Final round
« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2017, 02:50:36 PM »
Congrats on those two results Leven! :) :(y)

Nobody from the Fliers group has lost a game in the second round of the competition yet! I always knew we were the best...

:blue-meeple: Go Fliers! :blue-meeple:

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Re: Minis League: Final round
« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2017, 12:26:50 AM »
Here is final standings for F1 group.

@What If? or Piet_Agoras: please, post a screenshot of your game. I know the outcome, but still need a screenshot.

Outstanding matches:
JoeSesquipedalian vs. Jéré   (F2)
thodekey vs. khalidqasrawi   (F3)
Chooselife vs. ARabidMeerkat (F5)
ny1050220 vs. ARabidMeerkat (F5)
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Re: Minis League: Final round
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2017, 02:37:48 AM »
Congrats on those two results Leven! :) :(y)

Nobody from the Fliers group has lost a game in the second round of the competition yet! I always knew we were the best...
Thank you, Dan.
And come on, thodekey and Chooselife, let's keep the perfect record of the Fliers! :(y)

By the way, has there ever been a CarcC tournament where more than one player finished without losing a game? ;)

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Re: Minis League: Final round
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2017, 03:15:36 AM »
Congrats on those two results Leven! :) :(y)

Nobody from the Fliers group has lost a game in the second round of the competition yet! I always knew we were the best...
Thank you, Dan.
And come on, thodekey and Chooselife, let's keep the perfect record of the Fliers! :(y)

By the way, has there ever been a CarcC tournament where more than one player finished without losing a game? ;)

I'll have to do better then my disastrous game against you, Leven...but i'll try to keep the Fliers' reputation high. :-) My game against Khalid is scheduled for next Tuesday evening.
Anyway, congrats on winning the F2 without loosing a single game!
« Last Edit: October 13, 2017, 03:17:07 AM by thodekey »

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Re: Minis League: Final round
« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2017, 03:16:38 AM »
By the way, has there ever been a CarcC tournament where more than one player finished without losing a game? ;)

Not to the best of my knowledge. And if that had happened, I wonder what their finishing positions would have been? It's just a symptom of how our tournaments work, but it seems strange for one to finish 1st and the other 3 places behind on this occasion!

I'll have to do better then my disastrous game against you, Leven...but i'll try to keep the Fliers' reputation high. :-)

Keep flying the flag! Good luck :(y)

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Re: Minis League: Final round
« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2017, 05:33:41 AM »
My game against Khalid is scheduled for next Tuesday evening.
Isn't it too late? According to MrNumbers' opening post:
"Deadline for this stage is 3 weeks (which should be more than enough for two games). So 16.10 is the deadline." Which is Monday.

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Re: Minis League: Final round
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2017, 05:36:23 AM »
My game against Khalid is scheduled for next Tuesday evening.
Isn't it too late? According to MrNumbers' opening post:
"Deadline for this stage is 3 weeks (which should be more than enough for two games). So 16.10 is the deadline." Which is Monday.
It's OK. One day is not one month :D

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Re: Minis League: Final round
« Reply #40 on: October 16, 2017, 12:53:27 PM »
I contacted JoeSesquipedalian but got no reply. Tonight is the deadline so unless he contacts me in the next hour or so, that means he will be forfeiting the game. I want to make it clear that I have no desire to play this game beyond the deadline even if the organiser feels generous, 3 weeks was enough to play the game.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2017, 12:56:28 PM by Jéré »

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Re: Minis League: Final round
« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2017, 01:39:46 PM »
Sorry,  I am unable to play tonight so I need to forfeit my match.

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Re: Minis League: Final round
« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2017, 02:02:00 PM »
Hopefully ARabidMeerkat would clear things up.

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Re: Minis League: Final round
« Reply #43 on: October 21, 2017, 03:24:25 AM »
thodekey :blue-meeple: 136 : 185  :red-meeple: khalidqasrawi

Usual story when I do the write up.  I thought I was losing most of the way but somehow came good.  This tournament wasn't my best moment and I think this match maybe tells a story about my mistaken strategy that I kept on failing with.

The match started very well for thodekey with him rapidly getting features completed and drawing a decent selection of gold tiles.  I fought hard for the odd scraps of gold.  The match proceeded gently.  I had a lack of motivation thinking that this was yet another minis tragedy in the making.  I'm not even sure where the turn around occurred.  I completed a healthy city, placed some competitive farmers on the table, and went into the final 15 tiles with a meeple advantage.  I was lucky enough to be able to hold the main farm end ended up a winner.  thodekey probably deserved to win.  He played clearly better than I did, but at the end of the game, it's the number of points in the top right that matters.

As to the failed strategy, I spent the tournament focusing too heavily on gold and that just failed me when I didn't draw gold tiles.  I did notice that 5/8 gold tiles have a road corner.  My top tip is to keep a meeple on an almost complete road ready for a corner road piece for completion.

Thanks thodekey for the match and thanks so much MrNumbers for the organisation.  I'm now looking forward to the 2017 World Cup!




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Re: Minis League: Final round
« Reply #44 on: November 02, 2017, 04:52:20 AM »
At last I have some time to wrap up Minis League.
Groups F1, F3 and F4 fully completed their games.
In group F2 I needed to forfeit one game in Jéré's favor (with 35:0 result).
In group F5 ARabidMeerkat haven't played a single game, so no need to forfeit his matches - he remains last in the group, but first this group's places were decided in one single game.

Interesting to know, that 5 of 6 final groups were won by Fliers group players. For me that means that this group was very tough, I would even say "Group of Death" :) But distribution into groups were made according to that moment Elo rating, so maybe it was just a coincidence that many strong players ended up in Fliers group.

Thanks everyone for taking part, special thanks to those who played all their games, very special thanks to all who played all their game in time :D And once again, congratulations to Dan for winning second straight League!

Our annual World Cup got little bit delayed this year, but soon I will announce it. But taking into account last League's experience, please consider your real opportunities to take part: can you be sure you'll complete all your games? (unless it's force majeure, of course)
« Last Edit: November 02, 2017, 04:55:22 AM by MrNumbers »


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