Sunday, 20 February 2011 23:23

A game to end all games

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Saturday at Nate Cockerill's home in Lincoln Square, six of this season's regulars, along with an old new face, played a game to end all games. It ended around 1 a.m. after the Fall 1918--yes, 1918--turn in the following center counts:

Saturday, 12 February 2011 22:31

Peter's Cup, or God save the Yeargin

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Playing England today in Dan Burgess' annual hockey day in Downers Grove event, Peter Yeargin netted the board top he needed to not only retake the lead in the league standings for Season 6 but also to potentially ice the Weasel of the Year award. Yeargin now has a lead of more than 20 points over Nate Cockerill.

The game ended after the Fall 1908 turn with the following center counts:

 

Tuesday, 01 February 2011 09:05

Bonus Game: Sinning at Cinner's!

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What's better than one bonus game opening? How about two bonus game openings? Wahoo! Join us for a Guthrie's-style game at a new venue, Cinner's in Lincoln Square.

Sinning at Cinner's!
When: February 24 at 6:15 p.m. until no later than 11.
Where: Cinner's Chili Parlour and Cocktail Lounge, 4757 North Talman Ave near the Rockwell Stop on the brown line in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood.
What: At least one board of Diplomacy featuring a visit from old friend Marc Peters of Madison, Wisc.
Who:
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 08:49

Bonus Game: Cock(erill)fight in Lincoln Square

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The blizzard of the century isn't the only thing heading this way. Here's another February game.

Cock(erill)fight in Lincoln Square
When: Feb. 19 at 11 a.m.
Where: Nate Cockerill's home, 5032 North Washtenaw Ave  Apt 3. in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago.
What: One board of Diplomacy, plus wildlife fun.
Who:
Friday, 28 January 2011 16:16

The Downers Grove witch trials

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With apologies to Shakespeare, here's a brief account of Game No. 125, played last night at Ballydoyle Irish Pub in Downers Grove.

The confessional in the backroom at Ballydoyle. On the table in the middle, a caldron boiling. Thunder.

Enter the two Witches.

Saturday, 22 January 2011 22:35

Lokken tops board; climbs into fourth

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Peter Lokken topped Game No. 123, played today at my home in Oak Brook, with an 11-center Austria. Finishing second with nine centers apiece were Chris Davis and fellow member of the class of Game No. 39, Ben Morof. Whereas Davis went on to join the Sneak and eventually lead the club, Morof was playing for the first time since that game in May 2008 and for only the third time ever.

Thursday, 27 January 2011 09:29

Jack, Ginger and Jim: A winning combination

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Last night at Guthrie's Tavern, a calorie-counting Jim O'Kelley switched his drink of choice to Jack & Gingers. The effect was immediate. Without the uncomfortable bloating brought on by heavy beer, O'Kelley was a much more nimble and agile* diplomat as he nudged and shoved and wheedled his way to a 14-center board top. The game ended by time limit after the Fall 1906 turn with the following center counts:

Monday, 10 January 2011 18:40

Game Openings: March Madness is back!

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March Madness is back for a fourth year, and this time, we'll offer a house game every weekend. Sign up by emailing me or posting in the Comments below.

Monday, 10 January 2011 13:33

Aash Sunday

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If Aash Anand resolved to top more boards this New Year, then he's doing a better job of sticking to his resolutions than most of us. Playing in his 10th game with the club, Aash posted his first board top, gobbling 12 centers as Turkey at Peter Lokken's home in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood on Sunday. Game No. 122 ended after the Fall 1911 turn with the following center counts:

Austria (Peter Yeargin): 0; 0.000 points.
England (Christopher M. Davis): 11; 34.571 points.
France (Mike Morrison): 0; 0.000 points.
Germany (Peter Lokken): 2; 1.143 points.
Italy (Nate Cockerill): 9; 23.143 points.
Russia (John Gramila): 0; 0.000 points.
Turkey (Aash Anand): 12; 41.143 points.

The supply center chart is here. Players, how 'bout some endgame statements?

Saturday, 08 January 2011 14:32

Bonus Games! Play Diplomacy, drink beer!

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We've opened two more January games. Join us for Dip and drinks on either Jan. 26 at Guthrie's Tavern in Chicago or Jan. 27 at Ballydoyle in Downers Grove.

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