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Finished: 05 PM Fri 12 Feb 16 UTC
The Life of Pablo
5 minutes /phase
Pot: 140 D - Autumn, 1912, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Yoyoyozo (177 D)
11 Feb 16 UTC You guys didn't see Turkey steaming ahead on his solo?

Good win Yoyo
11 Feb 16 UTC Congratulations Turkey, France I apologize. I'm still new to the game so I haven't transitioned well into the blocking phase. Honestly I panicked.
11 Feb 16 UTC Well played yoyo, perfect opening by italy for you)
11 Feb 16 UTC Honestly, France should have been directing forces south a lot sooner. But you could have let up and pressed south as well...
11 Feb 16 UTC Congratulations Turkey, France I apologize. I'm still new to the game so I haven't transitioned well into the blocking phase. Honestly I panicked.
11 Feb 16 UTC Yeah, I realised once I couldn't take Austria after 1902, I let up. I guess it was too late by then.
11 Feb 16 UTC Thanks! Good game everyone!
11 Feb 16 UTC Kyle, the game against you when you were Germany and I was Russia got me paranoid :D
Since we can't chat I didn't know if France would go for my SCs or go back so as I said - I panicked. It was more my fault that SpaceDip's obviously
12 Feb 16 UTC I was surprised I was in to for as long as I was... Yoyoyozo was carrying me on his back the entire game basically
12 Feb 16 UTC I mean, SpaceDip could have taken Spain in the spring of 1911, there was no reason why Marseilles need to defend Burgundy, especially if it wasn't supporting Munich. Those armies were desperately needed in the south.

Despite the draw votes, there were no attempts to even move on Turkey. He was the clear threat here.
12 Feb 16 UTC I think I'm done with gunboats for a while!
12 Feb 16 UTC Yea but if he had moved on you earlier before me and or italys death/cloose to death proberly wouldent have takeen the solo or at lest a lot harder
12 Feb 16 UTC Yeah when it came down to the wire, Portugal and Spain is what got me the win.

Overall, what gave me the change to solo was the France v. Russia war, which took too much effort, too many units to sustain. In order to not be pushed backed, Russia had to have a weak south, and same with France too. That gave me the idea to shave a few centers off the both of them for the win.
12 Feb 16 UTC He was a threat when i disbanded ser imo!
12 Feb 16 UTC Perhaps, but a manageable threat! Russia keeping Budapest around was a real head scratcher.
12 Feb 16 UTC I think the turning point was when I gave up on England and went for his SCs... That's when the balance was broken IMO. I just wanted to take France down at that point
12 Feb 16 UTC As I said, I'm new to the game KyleFC so I thought I was buying Turkey's support with that one
12 Feb 16 UTC I tried to support you (Italy) a couple of times but you didn't go for it
12 Feb 16 UTC I played the armee train omce or twice ftf as italy, verry depending on diplomacy in my book, most armees on balkan wins most of the time in south. That was why i disbanded ser to create the unkillable turk! Only hope beeing part of a draw and that already in 02!
12 Feb 16 UTC Who started this game btw? Just curious. I'm a kanye fan and I had a good chuckle at the name of the game
12 Feb 16 UTC I started it. Was watching the livestream most of the game. Perhaps it showed in my play
12 Feb 16 UTC Who is Pablo)? And kanye? (West)?
12 Feb 16 UTC God where are you from SunRa? Yes, Kanye West. In the past he's compared himself to Picasso
12 Feb 16 UTC The name of his new album (just released today) is "The Life of Pablo"
12 Feb 16 UTC Sweden! Im old i guess) the last good record was made 1990, nothing good came after that!
12 Feb 16 UTC Hi, sorry for not having posted after game, but it was to late for me.
In my opinion the game was decided the moment Italy breaked, went from 6SC to 1SC in only two years. At that moment Russia and France were engaged in a restless conflict. At the moment i considered to reallocate my forces to defend in the south, but i though that Russia and England would just crush me. I am sure that Russia had similar thoughts. When I finally went South it was too late (and Russia took me 1 or 2 SC as i thought it would happen.)
Had Italy resisted a little more and maybe the game ended differently.
Generally, i think it was a good game. No one CD or made irrational moves, which is the most important. I had fun. Hope you all liked it too.
See you all in another game.

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Yoyoyozo (177 D)
Won. Bet: 20 D, won: 140 D
18 supply-centers, 16 units
Survived. Bet: 20 D
10 supply-centers, 9 units
SpaceDip (773 D)
Survived. Bet: 20 D
6 supply-centers, 6 units
nathansmith90 (120 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
KyleFC (917 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
kvn (145 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
SunRa (1114 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
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