Finished: 08 AM Tue 24 Mar 20 UTC
Private The Masters 2020 R3G5
1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 35 D - Spring, 1910, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
3 excused missed turn
Game drawn
12 Jan 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Tournament Director: (goldfinger0303): Traveling at the moment. Will get to this in a few hours
14 Jan 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Tournament Director: (goldfinger0303): Sorry I got to this a day late. Good luck everyone.
14 Jan 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Good luck all, and enjoy the game!
14 Jan 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Tournament be damned, I intend to enjoy every moment of this game with some of the finest players our band of thieves has put together! Cheers to you, one and all. May your days be bright, your intoxicant of choice be plentiful, your knives steely sharp, and your wit even even sharper!

À votre santé!
14 Jan 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Have fun!
16 Jan 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: I'm very sorry, but I've been crazy busy with a life situation recently. But I'm issuing mad press today!
18 Jan 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: I have to again apologize for absent communication lately. My job took a super left turn today and kept me away from the game. Everyone here is a fantastic player, and I feel like I'm letting you down. I'll come back swinging with press! And by swinging, I don't mean boxing. *suggestive-wink-Tim-Curry-style*
19 Jan 20 UTC Spring, 1902: Tournament Director: (goldfinger0303): Paused until Tuesday
21 Jan 20 UTC Spring, 1902: Tournament Director: (goldfinger0303): Unpaused
30 Jan 20 UTC Spring, 1903: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
03 Feb 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: Tournament Director: (goldfinger0303): Hi everyone! I received a short pause request earlier today for this game. Just going to reset the phase now instead of pausing and unpausing.
07 Feb 20 UTC Spring, 1904: In the immortal words of Jack Burton, THE Porkchop Express, "Everybody relax, I'm here!" :)
12 Feb 20 UTC Autumn, 1904: Good bye, and thanks for all the fish!
12 Feb 20 UTC Autumn, 1904: Good bye, and thanks for all the fish!
14 Feb 20 UTC Spring, 1905: Can we vote pause until Sunday?
14 Feb 20 UTC Spring, 1905: Yeah, I'm totally in with that!
15 Feb 20 UTC Spring, 1905: Vote is in
15 Feb 20 UTC Spring, 1905: Aye says I
15 Feb 20 UTC Spring, 1905: Voted.
15 Feb 20 UTC Spring, 1905: I have a better idea: let's vote draw.
15 Feb 20 UTC Spring, 1905: Thanks so much everyone!! Really appreciate it :)
20 Feb 20 UTC Spring, 1905: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
20 Feb 20 UTC Spring, 1905: Tournament Director: (goldfinger0303): I've noted the delay
22 Feb 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
22 Feb 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: Tournament Director: (goldfinger0303): I've noted the delay. Different person
22 Feb 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: Hey guys, this is 100% my fault. Last night my coworkers dragged me out for drinks, and the bartender said I was...over-served. I have no recollection of this, and I've been hung over pretty harsh today. I'll get orders in asap.
29 Feb 20 UTC Autumn, 1906: Tournament Director: (goldfinger0303): Pausing for player substitution
03 Mar 20 UTC Autumn, 1906: Tournament Director: (goldfinger0303): Welcome welcome to our new player. I've reset the phase so everyone has some time to get acquainted.
12 Mar 20 UTC Spring, 1908: Well,France moving out of Sil was interesting. There the line is closed.

In the Med you need to consider the risks. I think France will try to force Wes to disband if you try to retreat to Tys (Naf to Tun, Ven to Tus, Gol to Tys to bounce and MAO to Wes with Spa support). If this happen it will be game over as if you move Apu to Nap you open a Ven retreat there that will break the line and if you don't move you can't defend both Tys and Tun next year.

So, consider moving Wes to Naf with Tun support and Tus to Gol, and also take Ven with Trie with Apu support. If France moves like I expect you take Naf and bounce on Tys and you also take Ven and force him to retreat to Pie. Then next year you can rebuild the line. If you also succeed on bouncing France on Tyr again with Vie you have a closed line I think.
12 Mar 20 UTC Spring, 1908: England maximizing the mind games by talking strategy in global! This is exciting :)

But it's so simple. All France has to do is divine, from what France knows of me, if I'm the sort of player who would go through with those moves, or change them. Now, a clever Turkey would enter those exact moves, because only a great fool would assume I'd play those exact moves now that they've been mentioned. France is not a great fool, so France can clearly not count on me playing those moves. BUT I must know that France is not a great fool, and I am counting on it, so France can clearly not expect me to change the moves!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMz7JBRbmNo
12 Mar 20 UTC Spring, 1908: Humm, this is becoming interesting. We should play a public press game one of this days...
12 Mar 20 UTC Spring, 1908: I've spent the last few years building up an immunity to mind games.
12 Mar 20 UTC Spring, 1908: Though, I do have some questions for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S1EzkRpelY
12 Mar 20 UTC Spring, 1908: Let me answer your questions with more questions....

What about the mysterious behavior of the barbecue lid? Were there gasses trapped within the milk bucket that caused the activity? Was the sewing machine taken over by the spirit of Byron's grandmother? Could a plant really identify a murderer? Can a fertilized octopus egg ingested into the human system actually grow inside the body?

These are the questions that keep me up at night.
12 Mar 20 UTC Spring, 1908: And England, I'd totally be down for a public press game :)
12 Mar 20 UTC Spring, 1908: I, too, would be interested in a Public Press game, though likely after the Tournament ends. I'd want to devote my full attention to such an affair.
12 Mar 20 UTC Spring, 1908: ^^^ agreed
12 Mar 20 UTC Spring, 1908: anybody want a peanut?
13 Mar 20 UTC Spring, 1908: For Austria:

https://giphy.com/gifs/reaction-uiMIJMFYgRaAz5Pcb7
14 Mar 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: Tournament Director: (goldfinger0303): Pausing this until Monday
22 Mar 20 UTC Tournament Director: (goldfinger0303): Man, i thought Turkey would've solo'd this one
23 Mar 20 UTC At this time, I would like to say a few words my newfound friend in Turkey. While I'm not quite as charming and boorish as the Count of Monte Cristo, I will do my best. There are games, and there are people. I strive to win my games as much as anyone else. But today I won a person. A friendship. Some may not understand the value I place on that. Some may even scoff at and ridicule it. Now I am no Care Bear, and subscribe to ruthless efficiency in both strategy and tactics. But I duly admire the tenacity, skill, intelligence, and communication in my friend, the Turk. And I can think of no one better than to split a game with, Tournament or no. So I raise my glass and toast you, Turkey. You have my love and respect! Sláinte!

-Probably France
23 Mar 20 UTC France, playing this game with you has been the highlight of my Diplomacy career to date. I've immensely enjoyed getting to know you, your messages never failed to make me smile and laugh, and I greatly valued your advice in both the game and in real life. Your creativity (both in press and tactics) was both entertaining and enlightening, and I've learned a lot from you. I am truly honored to split the board with you! But mostly, I am grateful to be your friend.

Sláinte :)

With love and respect,
-Turkey, the Ottoman Empire, Full of Furniture for Some Reason
23 Mar 20 UTC To everyone else, thank you for the game! This was the most fun I've ever had playing Diplomacy.

Austria (micha!): I really liked working with you. I felt really lucky to have had an Austria who was willing to A/T with me in my Turkey game, and on top of that you were a great ally. Stabbing you was hard for me to do, but I think it was sort of inevitable due to the geography. Normally I might have tried to wait a bit longer and see how far we could take it, but at the time I didn't see a way for us to continue working together unless I started to fight France, which I wasn't willing to do.

England: Thanks for the conversations! Although I wasn’t 100% forthcoming with you about why I didn’t want to stab France, it was refreshing to talk to someone so openly about the game. And, although it wasn’t actually necessary because France and I agreed to our moves in the end, I did appreciate your tactical advice. I think that’s the weakest part of my game and talking through the stalemate line with you was really helpful. I think I was right that you’d never have thrown to me, but to be honest I don’t believe I would have accepted it if you had.

Italy: I know you think I talk too much, so I’ll keep it brief :) You were sort of a wildcard in this game and your unpredictability made things interesting. I’m going to double-down on my stance that Turkey should not welcome an Italian fleet into Greece in the first year… But honestly I appreciated your feedback, and overall enjoyed trying to figure out how we could work together.

Russia: Thanks for taking over a rough position. I know 1907 was kind of brutal, and I understand why you thought I was making a mistake - I know you could have thrown to France and it might have worked. If France and I had a different relationship, I probably wouldn’t have risked it and I think you would have made the draw fairly easily.

Well played everyone, and good luck with the rest of the tournament!
23 Mar 20 UTC Come in as a sub they said... it’ll be fun they said... congrats on the 2 way kgray and yigg.
23 Mar 20 UTC GG Turkey, I really enjoyed talking with you and I really admire your diplomatic skills, and I was honest when I said that if this wasn't a tournament game where I will harm more people, I would have throwed to you

France I feel really disappointed someone play for a draw instead of a win, specially in a Masters tournament game, but it's your choice.
23 Mar 20 UTC gg

Yeah, I'm not sure why France didn't push for the win, but I guess I have to congratulate Turkey on the press there.

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

France
Yigg (2456 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 18 D
17 supply-centers, 17 units
Turkey
kgray (635 D Mod)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 18 D
17 supply-centers, 17 units
England
rdrivera2005 (3533 D (G))
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Italy
gjdip (634 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Germany
mdrltc (1818 D (G))
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Austria
micha (1313 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Russia
EvW (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Civil Disorders
sideroxylon1 (970 D)Russia (Autumn, 1906) with 4 centres.
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