Finished: 08 AM Sat 02 Dec 17 UTC
Private Pairs II
3 days /phase
Pot: 50 D - Spring, 2001, Finished
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
09 Nov 17 UTC Spring, 1999: There’s nothing stopping us from starting a new one as this one wraps up. I won’t be playing due to other time commitments, but I am happy to set it up.
09 Nov 17 UTC Spring, 1999: I'm game
09 Nov 17 UTC Spring, 1999: Same, maybe this time I'll have a bit better luck with my starting position and alliances
09 Nov 17 UTC Spring, 1999: If the Polish/Turkish alliance is a thing, then WTF are you still doing helping them Italy?

Odds are the one of Poland/Turkey/Italy/Britain has one of them as their bounty. Good luck in the end game!
09 Nov 17 UTC Spring, 1999: I'm personally convinced of Poland/Britain
09 Nov 17 UTC Spring, 1999: I'm personally convinced of Poland/Britain
09 Nov 17 UTC Spring, 1999: Which would make Turkey/Italy entirely possible/probable
09 Nov 17 UTC Spring, 1999: i'm partners with spain.
09 Nov 17 UTC Spring, 1999: ^ lies
09 Nov 17 UTC Spring, 1999: I was definitely feeling the Germany/Spain pair
09 Nov 17 UTC Spring, 1999: And since we're dead, I'll freely tell yall my partner was Ukraine
09 Nov 17 UTC Spring, 1999: The rest becomes pretty easy to read after that
09 Nov 17 UTC Spring, 1999: i'm partners with turkey.
09 Nov 17 UTC Spring, 1999: Poland and Turkey threatened my life if I didn't help them!
09 Nov 17 UTC Spring, 1999: i'm partners with russia too.
09 Nov 17 UTC Spring, 1999: Britain has no partner since brexit
09 Nov 17 UTC Spring, 1999: My partner is trans
10 Nov 17 UTC Autumn, 1999: I'm also partnered with Siberia.
13 Nov 17 UTC Autumn, 1999: my partner Italy never let me have Austria. I'm still mad at him about that :-)
13 Nov 17 UTC Autumn, 1999: And Spring, 2000 brings the stab of Poland. Looking forward to it.
13 Nov 17 UTC Autumn, 1999: I'm glad that I at least hung on longer than the majority of my competition
13 Nov 17 UTC Autumn, 1999: Hmm, maybe not a majority, but more than I thought I would, at any rate
14 Nov 17 UTC Autumn, 1999: i still haven't figured out how Egypt and I have survived for so long after being partnered. Talk about difficulty coordinating!
14 Nov 17 UTC Autumn, 1999: I mean seriously, drop the ruse.

The remaining power pairs are Italy/Turkey and Britain/Poland.

And Italy/Turkey is gonna stab you hard. Italy and Turkey (to a lesser degree) are jealous because they failed to qualify for the World Cup, unlike you two.
14 Nov 17 UTC Autumn, 1999: wait -- turkey is partnered with italy? fuck. let me discuss with my partner poland and sort this out.
14 Nov 17 UTC Autumn, 1999: Don't worry Britain and Poland. Italy and I will hold true to our commitments to our north-south alliance. Just go to sleep France, Russia, Spain, Egypt - it will all be over soon.
14 Nov 17 UTC Autumn, 1999: Thanks Egypt for your looking forward to my being stabbed. I love you too man :-)
14 Nov 17 UTC Autumn, 1999: Truth be told, Poland, I would preferred you stab them first years ago. Alas.
14 Nov 17 UTC Autumn, 1999: I'm getting a headache
14 Nov 17 UTC Autumn, 1999: That's understandable
15 Nov 17 UTC Autumn, 1999: Egypt - we didn't really get our act together communication wise -- your return messages to me must have been intercepted and burnt by the Turks.

Italy - I'd blame the Brits for causing all your headaches - he seems to be partners with everyone on the board!
15 Nov 17 UTC Autumn, 1999: i'll partner with anyone for a good time
15 Nov 17 UTC Autumn, 1999: lol - (that's how politicians get into trouble)
28 Nov 17 UTC Well, well, well.

Bladerunners "left". Banhammer?
28 Nov 17 UTC Or did he CD in retreats and builds?
28 Nov 17 UTC Well, that sux
28 Nov 17 UTC Why now why not when he was attacking me
28 Nov 17 UTC Well, my partner bailed, which isn't particularly sporting since he had a build to make somewhere. Given Egypt's elimination as a foregone conclusion and that this is an unranked game, how about we just draw it here? Maybe England and Italy would have broken the four-way alliance to try to win it themselves (England seems to want to try that), maybe not, but that's not particularly impressive when Poland is absent.
28 Nov 17 UTC I would assume that Great Britain & Italy and Poland & Turkey have eliminated their bounties. If so, then those two pairs would win in a draw because my bounty is still alive--though I'm about to deliver the death blow.
28 Nov 17 UTC My bounty is dead. Spain.
29 Nov 17 UTC My Draw is entered. Sad that Poland left. Congrats Egypt, lol!
29 Nov 17 UTC Thanks, Braitin, for being an absolute perfect partner. I thoroughly enjoyed our strategic discussions throughout the game.

Thanks also to Turkey who displayed the same good communication skills and was a trustworthy ally.
29 Nov 17 UTC agreed, Italy, a great match and a great team.
To everyone else, thanks that was fun. Spain and France, I love and respect you both as players! Germany too, and of course Russia. Did I tangle with anyone else?
29 Nov 17 UTC GG
29 Nov 17 UTC GG. I win (the booby prize)!

My bounty was Italy.
29 Nov 17 UTC If some of you want to do Pairs 3, I can set it up. I don't have time to play over the holidays.
29 Nov 17 UTC And my ally was Russia. Nice working with you.
29 Nov 17 UTC good working with you Jeff.
29 Nov 17 UTC FYI - my bounty was Egypt, so I was on my way there. Technically, I think Britain/Italy get the tiebreaker for the win, but if my partner Bladerunners (Poland) had not disappeared, I think Egypt would have been eliminated and we would have been in a full tie for the draw with a stalemate situation.
29 Nov 17 UTC I'd like to do another Pairs game, but maybe best to wait for the new year since the holidays can be disruptive.

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

Italy
sweetwatersam (6875 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
17 supply-centers, 17 units
Turkey
slypups (1889 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
16 supply-centers, 16 units
Britain
ishirkmywork (1401 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
14 supply-centers, 14 units
Egypt
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
2 supply-centers, 2 units
Poland
Bladerunners (1361 D)
Resigned. Bet: 5 D
15 supply-centers, 14 units
Ukraine
Ogion (4263 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Spain
yoak (1272 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Russia
ND (879 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
France
Balduran (119 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Germany
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Civil Disorders
Bladerunners (1361 D)Poland (Autumn, 2000) with 15 centres.
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