However, one thing I noticed about one of the games that I would like to learn a bit more about is some of the play by Ross Andrews. I noticed mid-game that he had played two Large pieces to one side, as if a mini shotgun. At the end, I saw that there were two attackers, which, if I recall correctly, were attacking one of the Larges, thus icing it, but they had been played with slanted attacks, creating a fortress in which Ross had a small. I'm intrigued as to how this came about. If Ross had played prisoners there to create the fortress, my question would be why didn't he play them so one was attacking one, and one attacking the other, thus squandering them both? If someone *else* had played them, why did they play them slanted, to allow the fortress to be built? My suspicion is that Ross played them,
That was the first IIT that I had played in where I really knew the rules of the game, so things I did may not have made any sense at all. In fact, I was extremely surprised I did as well as I did, and I'm sure that if more of the WTS had been in attendance (and not, for example, collecting Origins Awards : ) ) I would not have made it even close to the finals.