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Re: 2017 World Cup - Group B
« Reply #45 on: January 02, 2018, 04:07:19 PM »
khalidqasrawi  :red-meeple: 198 : 180  :yellow-meeple: Merlin_89

Close match.  Didn't feel as if either of us were fighting hard.  I struggled with "trapped" meeples but Merlin had underperforming meeples too.  No big cities for either of us.  In the end, we fought over the farm I had it for a while but Merlin crept back on.  I reclaimed my double meeple but couldn't get it into play.  He made a last minute effort to get the farm but didn't quite own it and in the end I just kept ahead.

Thanks for the game.

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Re: 2017 World Cup - Group B
« Reply #46 on: January 04, 2018, 07:09:23 AM »
Are what if or Merlin available to play this evening?
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Re: 2017 World Cup - Group B
« Reply #47 on: January 09, 2018, 08:52:56 AM »
Bump!

Any planned games on the horizon?
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Re: 2017 World Cup - Group B
« Reply #48 on: January 09, 2018, 09:08:22 AM »
It is usually me that plays all the games last but not this time

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Re: 2017 World Cup - Group B
« Reply #49 on: January 09, 2018, 01:46:11 PM »
It is usually me that plays all the games last but not this time

I noticed Rosco! Amazing job!

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Re: 2017 World Cup - Group B
« Reply #50 on: January 15, 2018, 07:57:34 AM »
Participation in this group is very disappointing. 3 players have been inactive for over a month (no new results posted since last game played).

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Re: 2017 World Cup - Group B
« Reply #51 on: January 15, 2018, 08:10:47 AM »
Participation in this group is very disappointing. 3 players have been inactive for over a month (no new results posted since last game played).

Ey, I only have one match pending to play, and it's with What If?

Maybe he has not connected because of problems or something  ::)

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Re: 2017 World Cup - Group B
« Reply #52 on: January 16, 2018, 07:52:35 AM »
Merlin VS Halfling tonight

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Re: 2017 World Cup - Group B
« Reply #53 on: January 16, 2018, 08:01:48 AM »
Merlin VS Halfling tonight

Boom! Good luck to both players :(y)

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Re: 2017 World Cup - Group B
« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2018, 11:47:21 AM »
I'll need more than luck. Looking for divine intervention.
A blue screen error wasn't what I was looking for though. Apparently it is an issue with a Windows update and not the hard drive. I should have the laptop back tomorrow.

A great game which Merlin won by 30-40 points.  I claimed a 51 point cathedral city and then Merlin went agricultural and cleaned up on the farming in the last 25 tiles.  I have PM'ed What If? to try to get the dead rubber played.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2018, 11:33:47 PM by Halfling, Reason: updated to let you all know game played »

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Re: 2017 World Cup - Group B
« Reply #55 on: January 22, 2018, 03:10:08 PM »
217  :red-meeple: Merlin_89 - Halfling  :yellow-meeple: 180

I suffered a loss last time against Khalid, I've made some tactical errors, so I really wanted to course correct my game yesterday.

First of all, I knew blocking your opponent is rather a loss of time when playing with Besiegers and The Festival... I wanted to improve my strategy but somehow my game switched from attack to defence completely... I was blocked in at least 3 places, Halfling kept picking Besiegers tiles, undermining my cities one by one. It was a crazy frustrating start! But I knew I'd have had plenty of occasions to rise up. And it happened, Halfling was busy blocking, and I picked right tiles, I kept scoring, and I was ahead in points. It was a good moment for me, but then I picked Cathedral tile, and I used it in Halfling's city, with an idea of expanding it and never allowing it to be closed. It worked for a while... short while... Halfling closed it out! First thought? I'm OUT! I can't win! Second... what can I do to change things... big farm! I used the very first situation to push my big follower into the field, I found one good spot, and just like that, I joined... It was a lucky, quick and effective strike and it left Halfling with very little time to respond. He couldn't respond to that.

Really good round of Carcassonne!

I have one game left in round stage, but What If seems to be hard to catch on Central recently. I hope to play soon!
« Last Edit: January 23, 2018, 09:08:07 AM by Merlin_89 »

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Re: 2017 World Cup - Group B
« Reply #56 on: January 23, 2018, 12:01:33 PM »
If you do catch him then send him my way too

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Re: 2017 World Cup - Group B
« Reply #57 on: January 23, 2018, 12:50:41 PM »
Current standings.

If What If? will not appear here to play his games till the deadline (28.01), then I'll erase his games from the table and the final group standings will be like on the second picture.
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Re: 2017 World Cup - Group B
« Reply #58 on: January 29, 2018, 03:39:02 AM »
So, deadline is passed by, and in order to competition move on I am forced to disqualify What If? and erase his games from the x-score table. Final standings attached. Congratulations to Merlin_89 and khalidqasrawi for reaching QF!

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Re: 2017 World Cup - Group B
« Reply #59 on: February 10, 2018, 04:50:28 AM »
If, like myself, you enjoyed the competition of the Carcassonne World Cup, but failed to qualify for the knock-out stage, you might be interested in joining our little tournament that we are setting up amongst the others who did not qualify.

Details can be found here ;- http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=3835.0

I hope that you will all consider joining this friendly tournament, especially as you can't get "knocked out" of this one before the end.


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