Friday, 12 May 2017 21:46

Who's a Cozy Bear?

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If we were to compare Russian board-tops to Russian state-sponsored hacking groups, then Bryan Pravel's game Wednesday night at the Red Lion was more Cozy Bear than Fancy Bear. Yes, he led wire to wire, and yes, he was nattily dressed in a sharp blue blazer, but he never seemed like he was in control of the game.

When Fancy Bear hacks you, he wants you to know it. For Cozy Bear, hacking you is good enough. Despite losing Rumania and Sevastopol and being under siege in the south for most of the game, Pravel quietly topped Game No. 341, which ended by time limit after the Fall 1906 turn in the following center counts:

Sunday, 07 May 2017 13:22

Keep on Trotting

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It's official: Jake Trotta is dominating our 12th season of Windy City Weasels Diplomacy. Trotta posted another hard-fought board-top in Game No. 340, played yesterday at Bryan Pravel's soon-to-be-former home in River North. Trotta now has 4.5 tops on the year, which means, with three months of play remaining, he's in line to challenge Peter Lokken's all-time record of 7.5 tops, set in Season 6.

Trotta ran his personal league streak to three straight tops, including the last two league games played. No one has ever topped three straight league games. It looks like that drought will continue, as Trotta is not scheduled to play on Red Wednesday this week.

Game No. 340 went nine years. The final center counts were:

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 22:29

Turkey's Turkey

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Jake Trotta in Turkey rolled a solid final frame to snatch the board-top in Game No. 339, played April 22 at Diversey River Bowl. The game ended in Spring 1909 in a seven-way draw. The final center counts were:

Friday, 14 April 2017 17:06

A single scoop of Dip for dessert

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It takes stamina to be a Weasel. The dust hadn't even settled over the bloody fields of Glen Ellyn, and there the Weasels were, gathering at the Red Lion to do battle once more.

April 12 was the second Wednesday of the month, so three days after CODCon or not, Red Wednesday went on. Game No. 338 ended by time limit after the Fall 1906 turn in the following center counts:

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 16:13

CodCon 11, Round 3, Board 2

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Round 3, Board 2

This game featured one of the two Best Englands in the tournament.

The game ended by time limit at the end of 1909 with the following center counts:

Austria (Matt Sundstrom): 5; 10.081 points.
England (Don Glass): 11; 48.790 points. (Best England)
France (Nick Rohn): 2; 1.613 points.
Germany (Jake Trotta): 5; 10.081 points.
Italy (Kevin O'Kelley): 0; 0.000 points.
Russia (John Gramila): 3; 3.629 points.
Turkey (Brian Shelden): 8; 25.806 points.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 16:13

CodCon 11, Round 3, Board 1

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Round 3, Board 1

This game featured the seventh solo in CodCon history and the eventual Cariest Bear award winner, Kevin O'Kelly. Christian Kline earned an honorable mention for the Cariest Bear award for throwing the solo despite not getting stabbed.

The game ended by solo in 1909 with the following center counts:

Austria (Jake Trotta): 0; 0.000 points.
England (John Gramila): 4; 0.000 points.
France (Chad Carson): 3; 0.000 points.
Germany (Ben DiPaola): 4; 0.000 points.
Italy (Christian Kline): 2; 0.000 points.
Russia (Kevin O'Kelly): 2; 0.000 points. (Cariest Bear)
Turkey (Jim O'Kelley): 19; 100.000 points. (Best Turkey)

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 16:07

CodCon 11, Round 2, Board 2

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Round 2, Board 2

This game featured a three-way split board top and the Best Germany of the tournament.

The game ended by draw vote during the Spring 1908 turn with the following center counts:

Austria (Jorge Zhang): 1; 0.000 points.
England (Chad Carson): 9; 28.929 points.
France (John Gramila): 0; 0.000 points.
Germany (Matt Sundstrom): 9; 28.929 points.
Italy (Jim O'Kelley): 6; 12.857 points.
Russia (Brad Harrington): 0; 0.000 points.
Turkey (Kevin O'Kelly): 9; 28.929 points.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 16:02

CodCon 11, Round 2, Board 1

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Round 2, Board 1

This game featured the best score by a player who didn't win a best country award.

The game ended by draw vote during the Spring 1908 turn with the following center counts:

Austria (Christian Kline): 0; 0.000 points.
England (Grant Smith): 10; 29.240 points.
France (Kevin O'Kelley): 6; 10.526 points.
Germany (Nick Rohn): 0; 0.000 points.
Italy (Brian Shelden): 1; 0.292 points.
Russia (Bryan Pravel): 3; 2.632 points.
Turkey (Jake Trotta): 14; 57.310 points.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 15:46

CodCon 11, Round 1, Board 3

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Round 1, Board 3

This was the longest game of the tournament and featured the Best France and Best Russia of the tournament.

The game ended by draw vote during the Spring 1914 turn with the following center counts:

Austria (Reid Kanies): 0; 0.000 points.
England (Matt Sundstrom): 8; 21.769 points.
France (Brian Shelden): 6; 12.245 points. (Best France)
Germany (Kevin O'Kelly): 3; 3.061 points.
Italy (Ben DiPaola): 4; 5.442 points.
Russia (Bryan Pravel): 13; 57.483 points. (Best Russia)
Turkey (Chad Carson): 0; 0.000 points.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 15:24

CodCon 11, Round 1, Board 2

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Round 1, Board 2

The game ended by draw vote during the Spring 1909 turn with the following center counts:

Austria (Grant Smith): 0; 0.000 points.
England (Jim O'Kelley): 12; 43.636 points.
France (Christian Kline): 4; 4.848 points.
Germany (Don Glass): 0; 0.000 points.
Italy (Jacob Isaacson): 1; 0.303 points.
Russia (Jorge Zhang): 5; 7.576 points.
Turkey (Jerry Jagrowski): 12; 43.636 points.

*Jacob Isaacson was replaced by Ben DiPaola in Spring, 1906. 

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