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Ketchum if you can

The club’s first foray into online face-to-face play was a rousing success.  Two boards battled it out over the interpipes, and both saw tense battles for the board top resolved in the final year of play.  By coincidence, both boards also featured Russia opening Stp-Fin. Commentary on the boards was live-streamed via Periscope and had nearly 200 viewers.

In the club’s 400th game, newcomer Wes Ketchum scored his first board top with the Weasels.  He and club vet Carlos Treviño executed a flawless Sea Lion, while the east saw former Prime Weasel Brian Shelden and another newcomer Adam Baker, run a successful RT, accomplishing the rare feat of getting Russia’s southern fleet into the Mediterranean.  Ultimately, the FG was more efficient and got to the line before Russia was able to get in place.  Wes secured the north and then made a late move on his ally to clinch the board-top. All the moves can be viewed here.

In game 401, a tense battle found four players tied for the board-top at 6 centers after 1905. In the end, defending Bull Weasel, Ali Adib, snagged 2 centers in the final year to jump Eber Condrell for the board-top.  5 players were in the mix for the board-top in the final years, which were also notable for the defense put up by Matt Sundstrom, the most decorated Weasel, who managed not to drop a dot after 1903 despite having foreign armies in Pru, Sil, Rum, and Sev.  All the moves can be viewed here.

Game #400, played on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Online in Interwebs, ended in a five-way draw in 1906. This game is part of WCW League 15 (2020).
Austria(Brian MacWilliams)0 centers0.000 points
England(Bennett Kalcevic)0 centers0.000 points
France(Carlos Treviño)9 centers18.200 points
Germany(Wes Ketchum)10 centers39.200 points
Italy(Cori Neslund)2 centers11.200 points
Russia(Brian Shelden)6 centers15.200 points
Turkey(Adam Baker)7 centers16.200 points
1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17
Game #401, played on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Online in Interwebs, ended in a six-way draw in 1908. This game is part of WCW League 15 (2020).
Austria(Kevin Fu)5 centers13.000 points
England(James Grodzicki)0 centers0.000 points
France(Jay Honnold)3 centers11.000 points
Germany(Eber Condrell)8 centers16.000 points
Italy(Ariel Mendez-Peñate)3 centers11.000 points
Russia(Matt Sundstrom)6 centers14.000 points
Turkey(Ali Adib)9 centers35.000 points
1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17

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