With his second board-top in as many outings, Kevin O’Kelly proved yet again that you only need one “e” to spell evil. Big Kevin played masterfully, pitting his neighbors against one another, always offering just enough help to keep them blowing into his sails without ever sending a favorable wind their way. By 1906, he had navigated his way to a dominant position in the middle of the board. Tired of fighting the choppy sea, the other players yielded in Spring 1907.
Game No. 368, played yesterday at Jim O’Kelley’s home in Little Italy, ended by draw vote in the following center counts:
Austria (Mike Morrison): 0; 0.000 points.
England (John Gramila): 3; 3.488 points.
France (Christian Kline): 6; 13.953 points.
Germany (Kevin O’Kelly): 10; 38.760 points.
Italy (Jim O’Kelley): 8; 24.806 points.
Russia (Geoff Serednesky): 0; 0.000 points.
Turkey (Kevin O’Kelley): 7; 18.992 points.
The supply center chart is here. The updated league standings, with Big Kevin vaulting into third place, largely on the strength of just two scores, are here.
Players, let’s hear from you.
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In hindsight, [i]The Wind and the Weasels[/i] probably would have been a better title. I was focused on the fact that there were three O’Kell(e)ys in this game, that we finished in the top three spots, and that throughout the game, Christian would ask to speak with Mr. O’Kell(e)y, and at least two of us would respond, “Which one?”
Anyway, fun game, and good post-game discussion and cigars on the patio afterward. I’ll contribute more later.