- The easy street parking.
- The proximity to the el.
- The friendly staff.
- The excellent fare.
- The fine selection of beer.
- The interesting decor.
I'd put the movies on that list, too. Joe, the barkeep and owner, has great taste in films.
Anyway, Game No. 283 ended by draw vote in Spring 1906. No one went to the wood chipper. The final center counts were:
England (Ray Trotta): 4; 8.081 points.
France (Jake Trotta): 2; 2.020 points.
Germany (Ali Adib): 6; 18.182 points.
Italy (David Spanos): 8; 32.323 points.
Russia (Josh Heffernan): 5; 12.626 points.
Turkey (Matt Sundstrom): 2; 2.020 points.
The supply center chart is here. The game marked David's first board-top in six games with the club.
Also worth noting that this was the first game played with Ali's custom board. For pieces, we used Legos.