Game announcements, results, and after action reports / post game summaries.

The Two Jakes

There was a Jake problem at the Red Lion last Wednesday: Two on the board but only one could top. Game No. 370 was a nail-biter right down to the…

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Matilda Waltzes

As newcomer and transplanted Brit Matilda Bathurst gained some traction Wednesday night at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square, observer Chris Kelly turned to me and said, "If she waltzes…

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Those who can, teach

Game No. 367, played last night at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square, started late thanks to Bandon Fogel's extended teaching session with an interested beginner. The real lesson soon followed…

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The Sting of the Scorpion

The club squeezed in a final tune-up before this weekend's CODCon Open last night at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square. Christian "The Scorpion" Kline's zero-sum brand of Diplomacy was in…

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Opening Daze

Normally the pitchers are ahead of the hitters at this time of year. Try telling that to Chicago's mighty offenses. The Cubs officially opened baseball's marathon in Miami, spoiling the…

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The Pravel Paradigm

Bryan Pravel posted one of his prototypical board-tops yesterday in Game No. 362, played at Mick Johnson's place in Uptown: not big, but big enough. The game, which featured three…

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The Paulist Father

Paul Pignotti was one of the great characters of the club's early days. The Hammer of the Old Guard burst onto the Windy City Weasels Diplomacy scene at Season 1's…

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