Tony the Turkish Tiger

Tony Prokes topped his second board of the season Saturday at Matt Sundstrom’s home in Glenview, making it two for two. He’s now in fifth place.

Three players made their Season Nine debuts in Game No. 231: Royale contestant Brad Harrington, and Season One vets Paul Pignotti and Andy Lischett. For Lischett, the longtime publisher of the postal Diplomacy zine Cheesecake, the game was his first league outing since March 2010. He also played at Weasel Moot VII in June.

Game No. 231 ended in Spring 1909 in the following center counts:

Austria (Pete McNamara): 0; 0.000 points.
England (Andy Lischett): 4; 7.407 points.
France (Matt Sundstrom): 7; 22.685 points.
Germany (Paul Pignotti): 5; 11.574 points.
Italy (Brad Harrington): 6; 16.667 points.
Russia (Jack Sundstrom): 3; 4.167 points.
Turkey (Tony Prokes): 9; 37.500 points.

Host Matt described the game as one of the club’s most balanced, at least through 1906. Take a look at the supply center chart here. It’s worth noting that we had 14 different players in our two December house games. At total of 22 players have participated in our four December games. So far this season, we’ve had 33 players play in 11 games. Not a bad start.

The next scheduled game is Jan. 11 in Hyde Park. That one is full. There is interest, however, in a game this weekend. We have a potential host in Evanston for Friday (Theo Frank) and at least two other interested players (Michael Bartlein and Mike Sullivan of the Milwaukee Mafia). The Mikes would also play on Saturday, but we’d need a host for that. Does anyone else want to work in another game?

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