Elliott C. Evans writes: >The last game in the finals was basically a run-off between Julian Lighton and >Josh Kronengold. Don't believe him. It was basically a three-way fight with a strong fourth from Liam. Eeyore and I won the first two games, so winning the third would have locked down the tournament. Julian, despite losing the first two games, had the second highest score (to mine), so winning the third while beating me by five points would win it for him. As for Liam, he was a long shot, but enough points would have done it -- the spread wasn't that large. Because of the nature of the scores, I was looking at a tough fight -- my superior score made me an easy political target. So I was locked out of an early fortress, and came under heavy fire by Liam very early. With a lot of iced defenders, I really wanted to get some prisoners, so I looked for a target, and there was Eeyore, with no fortress, eight pieces on his stash, and two uniced defenders. So...I tried to work that angle...but ended up over-extending and letting myself get put in the icehouse (after a false Icehouse call by Liam, who miscounted the number of pieces on -my- stash). The other Icehouse call in the tournament, BTW, was me icehousing Marc. >Congratulations to Josh "Orange" Drobina, who took time out from >being Rabbit Congrats to everyone! And thanks, Eeyore, for running the tournament! (and to everyone who helped) -- Joshua Kronengold (mneme@(io.com, labcats.org)) |\ _,,,--,,_ ,) --^-- "Did you know, if you increment enough, you /,`.-'`' -, ;-;;' /\\ get an extra digit?" "I knew," weeps Six. |,4- ) )-,_ ) /\ /-\\\ "We knew. But we had forgotten." '---''(_/--' (_/-'