|13 of us played 10 games.||
Jay wrote me the following anecdote from Oregon:
Weird RussCon note:
Yesterday at my birthday part at Accuardi's Old Town Pizza in NW Portland, one of the Buddhist monks attending noticed some guys on the lower floor (we were on the party floor, which is a sort of internal deck inside one of those old commercial buildings with a 25 foot ceiling). I started talking about you, and RussCon, and kofightclub.com, though not really naming names, just descriptively. After a few minutes of conversation, the monk who'd first been watching the go players said, "That guy's talking to you." I leaned over the rail, and the guy down below playing go said, "Are you talking about Russ?"
We both had a good laugh. His name is Glen, and he says hello. Small world.
Glenn [sic] is a fun guy I see each year at the Go Congress (which will be in Houston in August this year, with the self-paired tournament run by me this year for the first time, ably assisted by my trusty henchling JP)
BobK also emailed from Paris, and he's posted more photos of him and his family.
|Transamerica||5||PJ 4 MarkG 2 RussW 0 Clayton -2 JP -4|
|Tichu||2||( Ben Marty ) 1 ( Fred MarkH ) -1|
|Carcassonne||3||Clayton 2 RussW 0 Whendy -2|
|Settlers||4||Fred 3 Marty 1 MarkH -2 William -2|
|Guillotine||3||RussW 2 Whendy 0 Clayton -2|
|Vampire||5||RussD 3 Whendy 3 MarkY 0 RussW -2 Clayton -4|
|Bluff||7||William 6 Whendy 4 Clayton 2 MarkH 0 Fred -2 Marty -4 RussW -6|
|Amun-Re||4||MarkG 3 Ben 0 PJ 0 JP -3|
|WebOfPower||3||RussW 2 RussD 0 MarkY -2|
|CarcassonneTraders||3||MarkG 2 JP 0 Clayton -2|
After 2 rounds of Transamerica, PJ was still in the perfect score starting box and JP was at the edge of the loser's bar. I don't think we've ever seen that wide a spread before!
Web of Power is one of the unsung heroes of German boardgames. Interesting game play, good variety of ways a game can proceed, short playing time, pretty components... If you've never played it, check it out.
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