You can’t blame Carlos Otero if his first impression was that Diplomacy was a piece of cake. He learned the game way back in September in our second game of the season, and he promptly topped the board.
Reality quickly set in, however. In his next five games, he was eliminated three times and managed a total of seven supply centers. But in Game No. 189 played yesterday at Dan Burgess’ home in Downers Grove, the Venezuelan native who was naturalized in March once again had his cake and ate it, too. The game ended by draw vote in Spring 1907 with Otero’s England topping at 10 centers. The final center counts were:
England (Carlos Otero): 10; 39.683 points.
France (Dan Burgess): 6; 14.286 points.
Germany (Mike Morrison): 6; 14.286 points.
Italy (Aash Anand): 0; 0.000 points.
Russia (Erik Bergquist): 0; 0.000 points.
Turkey (Tony Prokes): 8; 25.397 points.
Check out the supply center chart here. Hopefully the players will share their thoughts on the game.
Next up for the Weasels is the season-ending Weasel Pyle at Eric Brown’s home in Wayne on Saturday. Play begins at 11 a.m. We’re expecting three boards, with a shot at four.