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Nathaniel and the Fat Lady

If opera singer and new Weasel Nathaniel Olson had brought a fat lady with him to last night’s game at the Red Lion, she would have belted her tune in 1904. That’s when Olson’s Germany jumped from eight to 11 centers to take control of the game.

Fellow newcomer Korey Enright, our latest playdiplomacy.com recruit, gave Olson a run for his money over the final two game years as Italy but ultimately fell short. David Spanos, the third newcomer on this night, had a tougher go of it in England, finishing with two centers…which were two more than vets Mike Morrison and John Gramila managed to muster

The game ended by time limit after the Fall 1906 turn in the following center counts:

 

Austria (Mike Morrison): 0; 0.000 points.
England (David Spanos): 2; 1.429 points.
France (John Gramila): 0; 0.000 points.
Germany (Nathaniel Olson): 11; 43.214 points.
Italy (Korey Enright): 9; 28.929 points.
Russia (James Nebl): 5; 8.929 points.
Turkey (Matt Sundstrom): 7; 17.500 points.

Christian Kline and I sat out and watched (sort of) from the sidelines. It looked like an interesting game, and I’m happy to report that there was no miracle this time around. I got home after 2.

Check out the supply center chart here. Next up for the Weasels is a game on Saturday at Peter Lokken’s home in Logan Square. We need one more to round out the board. Gramila is willing to play if needed, so speak up if you want the spot before he claims it emphatically. And the following weekend, we’ll be at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn for our ninth annual CODCon Open. Hope to see you there!

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