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Let’s play dos

Last Saturday, six of the club’s most interesting men and one interesting kid gathered at the Sundstrom home in Glenview to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a game of Diplomacy. As it turned out, the game was far less interesting than they were, so during the Fall 1905 turn, the players unanimously agreed to end it in favor of starting a new one.

The final center counts in the abbreviated Game No. 244 were:

Austria (Nathan Cockerill): 4; 9.195 points.
England (Jack Sundstrom): 6; 20.690 points.
France (Don Glass): 5; 14.368 points.
Germany (Tony Prokes): 6; 20.690 points.
Italy (Matt Sundstrom): 3; 5.172 points.
Russia (Paul Pignotti): 4; 9.195 points.
Turkey (Chris Cantine): 6; 20.690 points.

The supply center chart is here.

"It was awful," host Matt Sundstrom says of the game. "1901 saw an obvious Western Triple. The East rallied to stop it."

Game No. 245 followed. Due to hour — Game No. 244 didn’t start till 3 p.m. — the players agreed to roll a die each turn starting right after Fall 1908 to determine whether the game would end. That method ended the game, which was much more interesting, after Fall 1909. The final center counts were:

Austria (Jack Sundstrom): 0; 0.000 points.
England (Paul Pignotti): 13; 42.040 points.
France (Matt Sundstrom): 0; 0.000 points.
Germany (Don Glass): 1; 0.249 points.
Italy (Tony Prokes): 14; 48.756 points.
Russia (Chris Cantine): 0; 0.000 points.
Turkey (Nathan Cockerill): 6; 8.955 points.

The supply center chart is here.

For Prokes, this board top was his club-leading fourth of the year.

We need to get some games scheduled. Stay tuned.

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