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Finished: 05 AM Wed 26 Dec 18 UTC
No Holds Barred Bare Knuckle Fisticuffs
18 hours /phase
Pot: 112 D - Autumn, 1911, Finished
Classic, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
04 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 1901: Hi everybody, have a nice Game.
05 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 1901: Good luck to all!
15 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 1905: Eliminate Germany and turkey and then draw? That sound good?
15 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 1905: Uhhhh
16 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 1905: what is the meaning of this
16 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 1905: Oopsies

Didn’t mean to say that over public chat
16 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 1905: But uhhhh you know
18 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: GG. Ready to draw.
22 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: ^I’m disappointed that my trick didn’t work.
22 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 1909: Really russia you’re not going to go for a solo
22 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 1909: After I literally just handed you the opportunity
22 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 1909: You could actually take Munich this turn and he wouldn’t be able to do anything
22 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 1909: Are you just super nice or are you meta-gaming? Or did you take your sense of honor with you into this game? I’m actually curious what your thought process is to throw away a rather elusive win just to draw at 2 players.
22 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 1909: You could take Munich and Serbia this turn, and would have been able to take Liverpool if you’d made moves towards it...
22 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 1909: Well, regardless, I’ll be disappointed if you don’t take your guaranteed win this turn.
22 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 1909: Well, I hope that I'm speaking too soon here, but sometimes in Diplomacy, you lie and backstab, and other time times you follow through on your word. The entire game, Italy and I have had a great working relationship. He/She's never been anything less than helpful, open, and supportive, and we agreed a couple years back to split the game and not fight. We wanted to take the points and end this game on a very positive note. I could have chosen to take certain provinces and gotten to 18, but in another very similar game, Italy might have just as easily gotten to 17 with an opening for 18 first. I know that in that situation, I would be at the mercy of Italy and could only hope that Italy kept his/her word. Therefore, yeah, it's some sort of sense of morality and loyalty to a companion in arms.
22 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 1909: England, i do understand your position. If i were you I would be very suspicious.

However, however, first, it would be a bit too obvious.

Second, Russia has always been very cooperative, always straightforward, and a few years back I took the decision to trust Russia. I know that without this agreament I would not have been able to defeat Austria, let alone Turkey. Any honest analysis will see that the understanding started with a courtesy around Vienna.

As for you England, I did enjoy our conversations. It was never boring but always very colourful. Very often it was a real excitement just to check what you had to say. After Russia, you made that game a truly memorable experience for me. I just want to say thank you. There still a few moves between you and France that I still do not understand, but it is a sideshow now.

I am sure we will play again, in different circumstances. Next time, maybe you will wipe me out. But I am sure it will always be a pleasure on my part.

Ps. I did love the dry sense of humour of Turkey
25 Dec 18 UTC While we're all singing Kumbaya over here, I want to highlight this ludicrous message Italy sent me in Autumn 1903:

"First things first. I did not stab you. We had no agreement whatsoever. Plus i did not attack you. I supported Russia that did attack you. A nuance that is important to me. I did not cross the line of direct conflict with you. I know it is hard to see the nuance where you stand but your controled rage have earned my respect. Truly."
25 Dec 18 UTC I fucking love nuance, i put it in my cabbage every day
25 Dec 18 UTC Congratulations Russia and Italy! We western Countries ruined it for ourselves and then it was too easy. I as Russia would have gone for the solo, but I understand you had your reasons.

P.S. merry Christmas everyone!
25 Dec 18 UTC “No officer, you see, I did not kill this man: I simply pulled the trigger. It was the bullet entering his brain that killed him. These nuanced dialectics can be hard to understand, so I forgive your rage.”
25 Dec 18 UTC ^Haha

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

Italy
MPC (609 D)
Drawn. Bet: 16 D, won: 56 D
17 supply-centers, 17 units
Russia
Ultramatt (149 D)
Drawn. Bet: 16 D, won: 56 D
17 supply-centers, 17 units
France
Garagenpunk (646 D)
Defeated. Bet: 16 D
England
JimBobV (172 D)
Defeated. Bet: 16 D
Germany
tristan1792 (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 16 D
Austria
Defeated. Bet: 16 D
Turkey
Edosurist (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 16 D
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