Jake "The Goat Lover" Langenfeld made it two for two on the young Season 13, topping his second board in as many chances last night at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square. While his score wasn't quite as dramatic as the one he posted at November's Red Wednesday, the top was every bit as impressive.
Langenfeld drew England in a triangle with his mentor, Ali Adib, in Germany and veteran traveler Brian Shelden in France. The Russian? Only Bull Weasel Brandon Fogel, the two-time defending Weasel of the Year.
The Goat Lover beat them all and now has twice as many tops in his past two games as he had in his first 11 with the club.
"He's enjoying his ascendance," remarked Fogel, who knows a little something about the topic. "He's become rather savvy."
Game No. 358, our second in four days, ended by time limit after the Fall 1906 turn in the following center counts:
Austria (Christian Kline): 5; 12.019 points.
England (Jake Langenfeld): 9; 38.942 points.
France (Brian Shelden): 6; 17.308 points.
Germany (Ali Adib): 1; 0.481 points.
Italy (Don Glass): 2; 1.923 points.
Russia (Brandon Fogel): 6; 17.308 points.
Turkey (Braden Lenz): 5; 12.019 points.
Braden Lenz was playing his first game ever. He works with Shelden and hopefully will return for another taste.
The supply center chart is here. Players, how about some endgame statements?
Also, please note that the World Diplomacy Database has not yet updated our scoring to reflect the new formula. While we're waiting for that fix, we'll maintain accurate standings here.