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.

Friday, 31 December 2010 11:20

Warning: Please don't feed the Cockerill!

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Game No. 120, played Dec. 29 at Guthrie's Tavern, featured three players who were new to the Weasels. They learned something we all learned long ago: Nate Cockerill is a dangerous animal.

Rain. Heat. Gloom of night.

In his first five club games, Todd "The Mailman" Woodman saw it all as he took his lumps learning the game of Diplomacy. In those five games, he suffered three eliminations. In his two survivals, he accumulated a total of just five centers. But he learned his lessons well, showed an aptitude for the game, and last night at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove, the Mailman finally delivered.

Monday, 13 December 2010 11:26

Game Openings: Beat the cold with hot Dip action!

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We're pleased to announce four more house games for January and February. Take a look, check with your loved ones, and sign up!

Sunday, 12 December 2010 21:23

McClelland authors a French board top

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Ted McClelland topped Game No. 118, played Dec. 11 at Pete McNamara's home in Evanston, with a 13-center France. Mark Weiskircher, playing in his second Weasels game, finished with a 12-center England. The game ended after the Fall 1907 turn with the following center counts:

Thursday, 23 December 2010 14:17

Sundstrom tops balanced holiday board

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Reigning Weasel of the Year Matt Sundstrom topped Game No. 119, played last night at Guthrie's Tavern. Our annual holiday game at Guthrie's ended by time limit after the Fall 1908 turn in the following center counts:

Austria (Nate Cockerill): 3; 4.369 points.
England (Pete McNamara): 5; 12.136 points.
France (Matt Sundstrom): 8; 31.068 points.
Germany (Christopher M. Davis): 6; 17.476 points.
Italy (Christian MacDonald): 6; 17.476 points.
Russia (Peter Lokken): 0; 0.000 points.
Turkey (Aash Anand): 6; 17.476 points.

The supply center chart is here. Hopefully the players will fill in the gaps.

Next up, we'll return to Guthrie's on the 29th for more Dip and Drinks, followed by a rare Thursday night house game at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove on the 30th. Standbys welcome for both games!

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