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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Mon, 25 November 2013 00:07
ATN Drake schrieb am Sun, 24 November 2013 22:25

If we had more time, we could just replay the match! Each team sends in new line up...


Quote of the day/week/year Laughing


Yet another case where it would apply:

CAT-AAA
matches 2:2
games 12:12
4 times 3:3


Pegaso - dea
3.5 - 4.5
Yes, that is 8 (EIGHT)!!!



1) LA-Chi, Chi-NO (dal-NY) - no black, nice play by Pere (SEA-LA, Win-Hou), 0:1

2) Chi-NO, Van-Stf (Mon-Atl) - LA-Chi, Dul-EP for Pere, 0:2

3) Dul-Hou, Sea-LA (Bos-Mia) - Pere plays Orange and Green (bye bye Houston), just in time I block Hou-NO and then spend my 2 useless 1's on Nash and Dal, Pere can still connect LA-Mia but cannot connect Hel-LA any more and I get longest for a dearly needed win. 1:2

4) Dal-NY, Den-Pitt, Den-EP - don't like that too much either, but the start looks good, Pere playing 6 pink on grey, so I can leave that open and take some more pink to save my few locos.
Or so I thought ... 6 locos on pink from Pere, he can also block everything else I try, and then finishes too fast for me to play my last 4 red to Dal (even though it was my start), Pere completes his Win-LR and SSM-Nash. This is getting awkward, 1:3

5) Van-Stf, Chi-NO (Dal-NY) - oh noooooo, not again. Doesn't seem to be my lucky day, I'll lose that, my team, that played so well in the other matches will kill me Sad
Surprise, this time I manage to make both ticks (maybe the practice in game 2 helped Smile ) and longest for a win against Dul-eP, Den-Pitt. 2:3, still alive.

6) After 5 games of rather crap (probably combined with some mistakes in the play, too - you can always do something better), it's my turn to get lucky.
Van-Stf (nooooo, not again), Cal-Phe (ok, with Cal-Phe Van-Stf is not so bad any more), discarded Dul-Hou.
I get what I need for some 6's and longest - enough to win even against an opponent who successfully draws for 4 completed ticks.
3:3

Wow - perfect tie.
Good that Trucker and Sysy are watching - as nobody believed this would happen we need some rule specifications.
In case it happens again we now know:
Start in game 7 is random.
In case game 7 is a tie, start alternates.

7) LA-Chi, Hel-LA (Bos-Mia) and 9 (NINE) locos.
Yesssssssssss, luck is back.
I almost mess that up when Pere starts to block, but he doesn't (couldn't) complete his evil work, so last move, I made my ticks, I have longest, I switch skype back on again while Pere falls into a longer trance, I'm all prepared to celebrate with my team.
Pere draws - yes, he's good at that - Pere finds - TIE!!!
ok - skype off again ...

8.) Van-Mon, Cal-SLC
Luck came back to stay - thank you DOW ...
Ticks made, longest, Pere says "I don't think we tie this time", Pere doesn't draw for a change, and it's done.
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS


I'm almost sorry for CAT, who would have deserved it just as well.
But yes, I'm soooooooo HAPPY!

Thanks Pere for the most thrilling TTR evening I ever had.
Thanks CAT for great sportsmanship! No complaints about tiebreakers, no complaints about my luck in the last games, just grats. You are a great team and it was a pleasure to play against you.

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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Mon, 25 November 2013 09:01
there is nothing to add to that
other than i was near a few heart attacks...

and CAT - you are a wonderful team and your sportsmanship - not only this year - but in all the years past of TTR-NC
i can just bow
its fun and an honour playing with you - unfortunately in NC it has to be playing against you

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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Mon, 25 November 2013 09:41
So sry I couldn't watch this match - *G*R*A*T*S*

The almost knockout game#5 is unbelievable for me - no way that Van-SF+Chi-NO can win vs Dul-ElP+Den-Pitts - never ever! Shocked Shocked Shocked

But every credit for Pere in game#7 - looks like a miracle draw Thumbs Up

Nothing to say but AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT AT Christmas Love Christmas Love Christmas Love Christmas Love Christmas Love Christmas Love Christmas Love Christmas Love Christmas Love Christmas Love Christmas Love Christmas Love Christmas Love

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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Mon, 25 November 2013 11:01
Less of a spectacle than the match before us:

UEG xbomanx - SOS Truckerteller 2-4

Game 1 I start with 6 black (Hel LA, Den Elp vs LA Chi, Kan Hou), that's probably the difference between a tie and the victory. Some chances for Bulent in game 3 as well I think if he loops for longest, but he was very short on locos and I had good track and tix points despite being stuck with two singles (my own fault). The other 4 games went to player with the best hand.

Thx Bulent for a good fight.
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Wed, 27 November 2013 07:30
grats SOS for win in quarter finals
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Wed, 27 November 2013 19:09
Hup, hup! Cool
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Wed, 27 November 2013 21:19
zcorps vs Sysy : 1 - 5
Nothing at stake, I guess little motivation for Ross.

Good colors on my side made the decision in a battle with below average tickets for Ross.

Thanks AMP's for the clash !
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Thu, 28 November 2013 01:50
UEG claro - SOS Ishamael

A draw (3-3) in this match was enough for SOS to advance to the semi-finals.

1) (start claro) Van-Mon + Por-Pho

very nice combo to make up for start. after 6 yellow 6 gray (blue) 6 pink 6 orange 4 black 6 white i am almost through, since if Claudia manages to block 4 blue then i can play 5 red, 4 blue, 4 white. After 6 white I play Hel-Cal to play for longest which worked out in the end. 99-124

2) 3xDul

another nice combo, but again a bit short on locs. 6 orange, 6 green, 2 hou-no(!), I take 6 pink to make sure i get at least another 6er. 6 gray (yellow). Then a tough battle ensues in the middle. Oma-Kan, Dul-Hou, 4 blue, 4 pink, 4 red, 5 yellow!! (all locs), Pho-Elp, Den-SF. And the rest is connecting the ends. Claudia gets longest, but i manage to keep enough locs to get 6 yellow (that was 17 yellow played this game! what would be the record for 2 player?). That is just enough against Win-LR, Win-Hou. 106-109

http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/8240/1yyp.jpg

3) Cal-Pho, Dul-Hou

I really can't complain about my tickets this whole match. And this game I also had a lot of locs (8 i think). It definitely felt as the easiest game, but probably I relaxed a little too much and I needed even a bit of color luck to get the last 2er Hou-NO for longest (44-43). 114-123

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So this meant SOS won the clash!
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Thu, 28 November 2013 01:52
4) Cal-Pho Den-Elp

After hesitating myself one turn too long Claudia starts with 6 yellow. 6 white and 6 gray (green I think). Now I really want 6 orange, but I don't have it, I take orange open, but of course 6 orange comes. I get longest (with a possibility for 45 with a loop around Kansas, but it was not needed so I end with 5 orange. However, I still can't believe I actually won this one with one 6er less against Sea-NY and Cal-SLC. The computer must have miscounted the points or so Smile . 114-116.

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5) Win-Hou Kan-Hou

I was always behind on this one, and it didn't feel like a fight. We both make our tracks, Claudia leaves me no chance to interfere with hers and makes a nice 45. 115-106

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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Thu, 28 November 2013 01:54
6) Sea-NY SF-ATL (3rd Chi-NO discarded)

In hindsight perhaps not the best choice of tix, especially not after Claudia blocks me out of NY by taking 3 blue. I hope she will think I have Por-Nash, but it doesn't work and after I had put 1 black on Por-Sea that I actually needed for NY-Wash, I need to draw an extra loc, and she finishes way too quickly. 116-76

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Final score 2-4. Thanks claro and UEG for the nice match.

p.s. Thanks Dom for the screenshots!
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Sat, 30 November 2013 11:04
Sunday 8th DEC 2100 CET Truckerteller - WhiteTrain
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Sat, 30 November 2013 17:45
SOS Bean - TuS Tenniskasi

Sunday 1st Dec 9pm cet

Have fun

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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Sat, 30 November 2013 23:46
Come and watch

Jurassic Park

(thx TT for the cue)

The Dinosaur Trail


10 years ago, scientist Alan R Moon released some peculiar animals on an internet platform.
Everyone was invited to marvel at them as they play, have fun and enjoy.

This experiment went terribly out of control, though.
They started fighting and biting each other in a butchery they called THE NATIONS CUP, some spitting fire, some not even saying "grats" after being eaten.
They produced Kids that were even more vicious, and even their originally beloved Mudda turned into a nasty old hag when she contracted the incurable disease Cheateringitis, by having a hog with warts for dinner the other day.

With the original species now almost extinct, the territory has become quiet again, even the plants have lost their spice.
Just each fall some survivors of the original flock come out of their caverns and bare their remaining teeth.

On the red trail - Taam Tata Taaaam - TOUTOUNOSAURUS EX

On the red-white-red trail - Aaaaaaa - DEACIRAPTOR SEX


If none of them gets off his track due to progressing dementia, they are projected to meet in this arena on
Tuesday, Dec 3rd
21:30 CET

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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Sun, 01 December 2013 22:55
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Tuesday 3 Dec 21:00 CET
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Mon, 02 December 2013 06:46
Elric-Sancerre vs. AAA_steve
Thursday 5th, 21.00 CEST
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Mon, 02 December 2013 10:48
SOS Bean-TuS Tenniskasi 4:2

1. My start SEA-LA, WINNI-LR (BO-MI) 4 lokos

No easy start, and colours don't make it easier. Bean starts with 6 black and 6 yellow. Me 3 LA-PHO, Bean 5 white, me 3 PHO-ELP, Bean ELP-SANTA with orange!!! I have 5 oranges, 1 is open, so Bean doesn't seem to need 6 orange! Only west? I think about playing 3 PHO-SANTA for longest, but play 3 SF-LA. Bean 4 green. Me the 1 SEA-PORT, having just a little hope to connect SEA-CAL, but perhaps I destroyed his longest via 6 blue. Bean draws colours, hurray, me CAL-SEA, now I see a little chance to go for a win. Bean didn't play any loko, I just have 4, so I fear he can block everything. Bean draws blues and oranges. Me 6 blue and 5 orange. I take a 5th and a 6th white, having 6 white, 6 green, 4 yellow, 2 pink and 1 loko on my hand. Bean 1 to VAN and 6 pink on grey! First I thought, he's able to build a loop back via 6 orange and 4 blue, miscounted there first( it was ME, who had 14 left, not him, thats why I thought that long about my next move, he just had 12, sorry for waiting spectators Sad ), until I understood, that 6 white, 6 green, 5 yellow and 2 to LR cannot be beaten by any of his possible combos. He plays 3 to CHI, 4 blue, 3 SANTA-PHO and I win with longest against VAN-SF, CHI-LA. In the end, Bean asked for my lokos. I had 4, but surprisingly he just had 2!!!

113:117

2. LA-NY, DEN-PI, DEN-ELP 4 lokos

Good tix, but no start for this long way. And black diappoints me again. I get 6 oranges, but have just 3 black and 4 lokos. My 38th card I take an open yellow, black appears! Sh..t! Bean 5+1 yellow. I take that open black, a loko appears, again Sh..T! And Bean plays 5+1 black. Now I am slow on my long way without start. I get both 3er LA-PHO-ELP and 6 pink, while Bean connects 3 pink, 5 green, 1, then 6 white! on grey (but I have no blue), me 2 of my 4 white NY-PI, he 4 blue WINNI-HEL, me 2 more white PI-TO, hoping he dont block 4 green (I have 5, 2 more in the game), but I get them. Then 5 lokos on yellow by BEAN!!! I have to go 2 2er, he ends with 4 red, 4 orange, I'm too slow and he wins with SEA-LA, SAULT-OKLA. I didn't expect my yellows are in danger, he played his 6 yellow already with a loko. Knowing this, I would have taken no whites for NY-PI-TO and could have laid 5 white and 5 black instead of slow 2 2ers, and I would have won 120:119, but so it ended

119:104

3. My start MON-ATL, TO-MI (CHI-SF) 4 lokos

East! Ok, getting 6ers in the north, I can win that. But colours don't like my plan. Just 4 pink, 4 orange, 4 red, but now 6 black and 7 green. I would have prefered to have those black in both games before! Ok, I decide to start my 6ers in the south. 6 black, Bean 4 orange + 2 lokos, me 6 green, hoping for middle. In the end I lost this game by playing 6 black, cause he easily could make his tix VAN-MON, SEA-LA.

135:114

4. DUL-ELP, DEN-PITT (CHI-SF) 6 lokos

This was the game, why I didn't deserve a win tonight and Bean played it much better.
I think about keeping all 3, but want to be fast with 6ers. I have to draw many cards, but oranges hide Sad. I play them with 3 lokos. Bean has 6 orange, puts them on grey. I have just 2 whites and 3 more lokos, so no chance to play 6 white. I fear a biggie and decide to try to go via SEA-PORT-SLC, so 5+1 yellow. Bean draws, nice! 6 pink, that I have on my hand. Bean draws again. Hmmm, he MUST have enough whites....perhaps EAST? 2 black TO-PI by me. Now Bean lays 6 white. Now the first mistake. I better play 4 green now, having 3 options to make a loop for longest (6 blue+3 pink/ 4+4 CAL/ PI-CHI-OMA-HEL) but I want to get 6 green in the end. I fear his 6 blue (perhaps PORT-NASH?), so I draw and wait, until he plays 4 green. Next mistake: Now 4 CAL-HEL would have forced him to play his blues and would have given me a chance for longest, if he needs his black in the south. He connects CAL-HEL with 4 pink, then 4 red to OKLA. I take green and black to be prepared to go via 5 green St.L-KAN-DEN, having 2 lokos and 2 black, if he blocks 6 blue. Now PORT-SEA, he 5+1 blue Sad. Me 5 green. Bean blocks PORT-NASH with 2 ST.L-NASH, me 2 blue to KAN, but Bean pays attention, blocks 4 black. Me 2 KAN-OKLA, having my blues for OKLA-SANTA, but Bean is prepared with 2 DEN-SANTA. Bean just had 1 tic, SAULT-OKLA, so my next mistake. I could have decided to block LR, what perhaps also looks like my new try to reach NASH for 17 and force him to play 3 white to block NASH. Another solution could have been to play SANTA-PHOE, to reach DEN via safe 3 blue and 3+2 white by blocking another possible tic CAL-PHO of him and perhaps make both tix. I played 4 red DALLAS to play my small tic, perhaps attract a block OKLA-DALLAS, and be sure to connect via SANTA then. But Bean didn't have any tic till now, he connects LR-OKLA and SANTA-PHO. No time for me to draw another card to be able to play OKLA-DALLAS, 5 white AND ELP-PHO and Bean wins

108:90

5. My start SEA-LA, KAN-HOU (DALL-NY) 9 lokos

No good combo, but as seen in the game before, I cannot play good combos...
I have 8 lokos, but the colours are not the best. I need 6 black, lost them twice decisively, so I play 3+3 black after 36 cards. Bean 4+2 orange, me 5+1 green, Bean draws. 4 of my lokos are gone, I just have poor 2 yellow, but if he gets them, I think its over, so after 3 moves, my 8 lokos are history. Bean 4 green, me 5 white, Bean 2 green DEN-SANTA. I think about 3 LA-PHO for longest, but don't know, with which colour. Both draw, me 5 red. Now Bean 3 black LA-PHO. Grrrr, a block or does he need LA? Me 3 blue PHO-SANTA to block his connection. Bean another 3 black VAN-CAL. I fear his 6ers on white and grey and decide to take those 6 grey with high risk. I have 5 pink, 4 orange, 1 loko, 1 blue on hand, 2 more to draw. If he blocks that 1, I make 1 tic, be fast, he's slow. So 5+1 pink, he 6 white, me 2 open black (would have prefered to have 2 other, but its the only pair open), he 1 KANSAS (ok, the expected block, me 2 SANTA-ELP, Bean 4 blue WINNI-HEL, me 4 orange and finish, BEAN 3 red DUL-CHI, the only 2. tic, he could make in this short time. My 1 to Dallas give me a 21, Bean has 22, is longer and wins by 1

91:90

6. VAN-MON, NY-ATL (?) 3 lokos

I must start late, because I don't get yellow, orange and white, but after 40 cards I have 5 yellow, 4 orange and 3 lokos, 5 pink, 7 black (why now???), 5 red, 4 blue, 5 green, 2 white and I don't wanna wait any longer. 5+1 yellow, Bean 3+3 black, me 4 orange + last 2 lokos. Bean 5+1 (?, not sure) green. I complete a 6th red and 5th blue, as I remeber right Bean draws too. Me 6 red, Bean 2 white NY-PI. I am consequent and play 5 blue to block MIAMI. Bean 1 ATL-NASH, me 2 pink HOU-NO, thinking "MISTAKE" when done, but Bean gives me another chance for 3 pink to SANF and plays 3 white NASH-LR, me my last 3 pink to SF. Bean 4 yellow PI-NASH. With my poor lokos I fear he can block 5 black with lokos. I take a 6th green and an 8. black open, thinking about a loko as 45th card to be able to play 6 green on grey and 9 black, but play 1 white to VAN, then 3 black and 5 black SAULT-MON, while BEAN goes down OKLA-DALLAS-HOU, then 2 to LASVEGAS, but I finish with 6 green on grey, he 6 blue and I blocked his SAN-ATL, he just made LA-NY, I win

80:106

I think, my colours and tix weren't the best I could get, but I lost game 4 because of bad play and didn't play great Tennis in the others, so the better player was Bean and he deserved the win. Perhaps my last win is an important point to give my teammates the chance to turn that clash.

Grats Louis

GOOOOOOOOOOOOO TUUUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Carsten

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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Mon, 02 December 2013 12:20
Mr Bean - TuS Tenniskasi 4 - 2

He started 1,3,5

1) Van-Sfe + LA-Chi vs Sea-LA + ? 113 - 117 I had zero locos up to 38 cards, so I just put in the sixes I had (black and yellow) and they slowed him down considerably. In the last six cards I got 2 locos but overall I had no flexibility and Carsten had started too and of course I had visions of him having 10 locos Rolling Eyes although after the game he turned out to have had only 4. Anyway from what I managed to make out of this game, loosing by only 4 points, gave me a feeling I played quite well.

2) SSM-Okl + Sea-LA vs Den-Pitt + Den-Elp + LA-NY 119 - 104 This game I got some compensation with 9 locos Shocked I managed to make a nice route with 6 black, 3 pink, 5 green, 1, 6 yellow, 4 blue, 6 white on the grey, while he had to go slow - without the blacks even more so than usually with LA-NY, which is why I hate it so much - LA-Pho + Pho-Elp, 6 orange and pink, 4 green to Den, 2 white NY-Pitt and 2 white Pitt-Tor, which made it look like he was planning to finish with 4 red + 5 yellow, but I still had enough locos to play 5 yellow at this stage to Okl, which again forced him to go down to Sfe. I could finish with 4 red and 4 orange to Kansas for a 44 route, only giving him chance for one big track in his last turn. Definitely start + 9 locos made it almost impossible for him to win this one.

3) Van-Mon + Sea-LA (I discarded LA-NY Razz ) vs Mon-Atl + Tor-Mia 135 - 114 Score looks convincing, but he actually had me fooled here most of the game. He started off with 6 black and 6 green (!), then 6 pink, while I had 6 orange, yellow and grey, 4 green and 5 white to Pho. Now he started building 'down' Tor-Pitt and Pitt-Nash and 5 blue. I was convinced he had LA-Mia + Tor-Mia or a Dul ticket, so I was saving 6 red for the right moment. When he played Tor-Mon I played 6 red. If he played the 6 red first I would 100% sure have played NO-Hou and he may very well have won then. He probably didn't realize how well he had tricked me !! Meanwhile it was 3-0 to Sea-LA Rolling Eyes

4)Cal-Pho + Winn-LR vs Dul-Elp + Den-Pitt 108 - 90 This time I did figure it out correctly Cool I was able to more or less conceal my own tix and still block him out of Denver from all sides. He had started off almost before I knew it with 6 orange, yellow and pink! I went up North with grey and white, down with 4 green and he allowed me to connect Cal-Hel. When he played Port-Sea, he had already been taking blues open, so I played 6 blue, then he went with 5 green from Pitt. Just in case he had Port-Nash and because I had 2 to spare anyway I blocked Nash, but it really looked much more like Den-Pitt, which seemed almost certain when he continued with 2 to Kansas. I still had enough to play 4 black and then Den-Sfe which gave me a chance to get to Pho and LR in a more or less natural blocking way for the win.

5) Van-Sfe + Chi-Sfe vs Sea-LA + Kan-Hou 91 - 90 This was without a doubt the one which I didn't expect to win. Don't know too much about it anymore, except I was hopelessly outplayed with crucial sixes (I think he took yellow and black and 5 white very early). I semiblocked LA-Pho to make longest more difficult for him. In the end I needed a couple of small tracks (2's and 3's) to complete my tickets and it looked like he would have finished way before I could get some more sixes in. He had played 5 red and then played pink on the greys, so he couldn't connect to Denver anymore! In sheer desperation I blocked the 1 to Kansas and with 58 points on the board I got longest with a track of 22 plus my ticketpoints gave me 91 where he had 94 points on the board, but lost longest by 1 and 4 ticketpoints from not completing Sea-LA.

6) LA-NY + SanFr-Atl vs Van-Mon + NY-Atl 80 - 106 He blocked me out of Miami, which was okay Razz but then also played 3 pink to SanFr Sad End of story, I guess. Maybe I could have played this better, but I've not played enough games yet to know how to play this combo Cool

All in all a very exciting match. I feel I played well in games 1, 2 and 4, got fooled in game 3, but escaped a bit lucky and really lucky in the 5th, which I think he probably should have won. But it's always a different perspective from the other side. I heard later for instance my teammates felt I was winning the 1st game, but I really had nothing to work with and think I made the most of it there.

Thanks for a very pleasant match, Carsten, and also for great sportsmanship after loosing. It's a big compliment to get from you!
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Mon, 02 December 2013 12:23
I was working at my report so long - little children want attention too ! - that in the meantime Carsten made a report too Razz I'll read it when I have a little more time. It will be interesting to see how the same games can maybe look different from the other's perspective!
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Mon, 02 December 2013 13:04
Mr Bean schrieb am Mon, 02 December 2013 12:20



When he played Tor-Mon I played 6 red. If he played the 6 red first I would 100% sure have played NO-Hou and he may very well have won then. He probably didn't realize how well he had tricked me !!


I would have played 6 red, if I had them Smile. I had 6 white, 4 red and 1 loko, I thought about 5 red and 6 white, but hoped to force u to play HOU-NO with 6 red, but when I have taken the open red, u played 6 red, no chance there... Sad
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Mon, 02 December 2013 15:14
TuS Tenniskasi wrote on Mon, 02 December 2013 13:04

Mr Bean schrieb am Mon, 02 December 2013 12:20



When he played Tor-Mon I played 6 red. If he played the 6 red first I would 100% sure have played NO-Hou and he may very well have won then. He probably didn't realize how well he had tricked me !!


I would have played 6 red, if I had them Smile. I had 6 white, 4 red and 1 loko, I thought about 5 red and 6 white, but hoped to force u to play HOU-NO with 6 red, but when I have taken the open red, u played 6 red, no chance there... Sad


So i was even luckier than i thought!!
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Mon, 02 December 2013 16:13
TuS Tenniskasi wrote on Mon, 02 December 2013 13:04

Mr Bean schrieb am Mon, 02 December 2013 12:20



When he played Tor-Mon I played 6 red. If he played the 6 red first I would 100% sure have played NO-Hou and he may very well have won then. He probably didn't realize how well he had tricked me !!


I would have played 6 red, if I had them Smile. I had 6 white, 4 red and 1 loko, I thought about 5 red and 6 white, but hoped to force u to play HOU-NO with 6 red, but when I have taken the open red, u played 6 red, no chance there... Sad


I think you had another loco and 2 orange a move earlier, with which you played Tor-Mon. Playing 6 red there, Bean blocks 2, 6 white and draw extra for another loco to finish 3 to Mon would have given you more chance, since Bean will be somewhat slower, has less track points and might it be more difficult to finish for longest.

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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Tue, 03 December 2013 10:12
Friday, December 6th, 2100 CET

TuS yaelka - SOS Patterson
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Tue, 03 December 2013 10:42
SOS Truckerteller schrieb am Mon, 02 December 2013 16:13

TuS Tenniskasi wrote on Mon, 02 December 2013 13:04

Mr Bean schrieb am Mon, 02 December 2013 12:20



When he played Tor-Mon I played 6 red. If he played the 6 red first I would 100% sure have played NO-Hou and he may very well have won then. He probably didn't realize how well he had tricked me !!


I would have played 6 red, if I had them Smile. I had 6 white, 4 red and 1 loko, I thought about 5 red and 6 white, but hoped to force u to play HOU-NO with 6 red, but when I have taken the open red, u played 6 red, no chance there... Sad


I think you had another loco and 2 orange a move earlier, with which you played Tor-Mon. Playing 6 red there, Bean blocks 2, 6 white and draw extra for another loco to finish 3 to Mon would have given you more chance, since Bean will be somewhat slower, has less track points and might it be more difficult to finish for longest.


Yes, my way didn't have success, so it was wrong, but reading Beans report, yours could have been a success.
But that surprised me. I never thought, anybody could believe, I have a south-biggie. After I played 5 blue, Bean couldn't block it, when I play those 2, because I have 2 options to connect (orange AND red), both colours I had. So if he believed in a south-biggie, he had to block this 2er before, without my 6 red. I wouldn't have expected to fool him there.

I had other thoughts. I thought, as longer the game lasts, as clearer is, that I must need those 3 to MON. Which tickets could I have without the need of this connection in the south? Only EAST: TO-MI, SAULT-NASH, MON-NO, MON-ATL, BO-MI. If I had had SAULT-NASH, I wouldn't have given him DUL-SAULT, so the block of those 3 to MON would have been an option for 3 of 4 tix, from which I must have 2. One hit sure, perhaps both! But only if Bean doesn't believe, that I have LA-MI! The block of these 3 would have been much more expected by me.

Bean gave me chances to play those 6 reds for many moves, he (un)luckily took the right moment to block, although he couldn't know, that I need one more move to draw a 6th card for red. Without I would have been able to play it right after those 3 to MON and I would have done that. But as we all could read in his report, he surprisingly expected LA-MI, so wrong decision by me.

But it's great how we can discuss these 2 or 3 moves. Others suggested to better have finished with 5 red, 6 white. I was too lazy to count that out, but he got 1 move more without any effect for me Sad 4 red, 4 pink and 4 lokos didn't gave me great flexibility with easttix.

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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Tue, 03 December 2013 18:39
It's interesting to read the report on a match from both players, especially because it was written at the same time without reading the other's: just shows how much difference there is depending on which cards and tix you can see !!
It always feels like you are vulnerable to a block you can see yourself, but not always the other player can make the right guess.
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Tue, 03 December 2013 19:47
TuS Tenniskasi schrieb am Tue, 03 December 2013 10:42

SOS Truckerteller schrieb am Mon, 02 December 2013 16:13

TuS Tenniskasi wrote on Mon, 02 December 2013 13:04

Mr Bean schrieb am Mon, 02 December 2013 12:20



When he played Tor-Mon I played 6 red. If he played the 6 red first I would 100% sure have played NO-Hou and he may very well have won then. He probably didn't realize how well he had tricked me !!


I would have played 6 red, if I had them Smile. I had 6 white, 4 red and 1 loko, I thought about 5 red and 6 white, but hoped to force u to play HOU-NO with 6 red, but when I have taken the open red, u played 6 red, no chance there... Sad


I think you had another loco and 2 orange a move earlier, with which you played Tor-Mon. Playing 6 red there, Bean blocks 2, 6 white and draw extra for another loco to finish 3 to Mon would have given you more chance, since Bean will be somewhat slower, has less track points and might it be more difficult to finish for longest.


Yes, my way didn't have success, so it was wrong, but reading Beans report, yours could have been a success.
But that surprised me. I never thought, anybody could believe, I have a south-biggie. After I played 5 blue, Bean couldn't block it, when I play those 2, because I have 2 options to connect (orange AND red), both colours I had. So if he believed in a south-biggie, he had to block this 2er before, without my 6 red. I wouldn't have expected to fool him there.

I had other thoughts. I thought, as longer the game lasts, as clearer is, that I must need those 3 to MON. Which tickets could I have without the need of this connection in the south? Only EAST: TO-MI, SAULT-NASH, MON-NO, MON-ATL, BO-MI. If I had had SAULT-NASH, I wouldn't have given him DUL-SAULT, so the block of those 3 to MON would have been an option for 3 of 4 tix, from which I must have 2. One hit sure, perhaps both! But only if Bean doesn't believe, that I have LA-MI! The block of these 3 would have been much more expected by me.

Bean gave me chances to play those 6 reds for many moves, he (un)luckily took the right moment to block, although he couldn't know, that I need one more move to draw a 6th card for red. Without I would have been able to play it right after those 3 to MON and I would have done that. But as we all could read in his report, he surprisingly expected LA-MI, so wrong decision by me.

But it's great how we can discuss these 2 or 3 moves. Others suggested to better have finished with 5 red, 6 white. I was too lazy to count that out, but he got 1 move more without any effect for me Sad 4 red, 4 pink and 4 lokos didn't gave me great flexibility with easttix.



The more I think about the 6 reds, the more they look like a beautiful lady, that passed my way and I didn't see her, because I looked in the wrong direction. Smile. Without blocking I connect HOU-NO and get longest surely. Better than making my 9 points but losing longest. Not sure if this had given me a chance against VAN-MON and SEA-LA, but one more game played badly... Sad

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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Tue, 03 December 2013 23:15
Toutounosaurus REX gets his "R" back Smile

Toutoune - dea
3:3
Advantage RED (=7th game won by tt)

Grats Constant for this TIE+
And thanks for being calm and reasonable!
Always a pleasure to play you!
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Wed, 04 December 2013 00:09
and here's the games

1) my start, LA-NY, Den-Pitt (Tor-Mia) vs Hel-LA, Van-Stfe
My habitual fast start pays off, I get the crucial blacks.
tt is now busy to work on his ticks and slow.
So I can complete mine without interference and can afford to finish fast with my 4th 6er in blue outside.

2) tt start, Hel-LA, Chi-Stf (SSM-Nash) vs Den-EP, LA-Chi
Weird blocking mess in the west.
For too long I have the feeling that tt doesn't have his ticks either, so it may be enough to finish fast without making any of mine while he spends small tracks blocking my connection.
All wrong, he produced Chi out of the hat at last turn and that's it.
Had I tried to complete Chi-Stf instead I might have had a chance, by getting in his way to Chi during the process.

3) my start, Po-Phe, LA-NY (Tor-Mia) vs Cal-Phe, La-Chi
Could work with a good North route and then down to LA/Phe, but a) I don't have good colours for that and b) with tt in the West he's immediately in my way. So I'm happy to complete both my ticks, but that's not enough.

4) tt start, Dul-EP, Po-Phe (Win-LR) vs Chi-NO, Tor-Mia
Clearly better ticks for me here, so no problem

5) my start, Dal-NY, Cal-SLC, (Bos-Mia) vs LA-NY, Win-Hou
In game 4 I thought it would be my turn for good ticks from now on, but the joy didn't last long...
But never ever give up ... I get 6's, complete Cal-SLC and finish in 9 turns with longest, just enough for tt to complete LA-NY but no Win-Hou.

6) tt start, Bos-Mia, Mon-NO (Van-Stf) vs Tor-Mia, Win-LR
Useful colours take their time to come along, locos are scarce, so tt gets the chance to start the action with 6 orange.
6 pink from me, 6 pink on grey tt, 5 black from me, 2 to Tor tt.
Decision time: Follow the "classic Bos-Mia route" for which I finally got the required material or believe in a biggie from tt and block that? I go for the latter and kill the non existing Sea-NY so he has the tempo to reach Mia with 6 red first.

Now we learn that the rules need another clarification:
If slot 1 plays 3:3 and a 7th game may be needed (because the other slots haven't played yet or were also 3:3), this game has to be played NOW.
I thought that was obvious, you can't expect the players to agree on yet another date some days later, when they learn it's now needed???
The RED captain had a different view on this, the TD didn't want to decide, but tt solved the matter by opening game 7 and we played that. Thanks again, Constant!

7) tt start, Po-Nash, SF-Atl (Hel-LA) vs Win-LR, SSM-Okl
Not so bad, big points.
But what do they help without appropriate colours?
No orange, so the North track is dead.
The only 6 I get is black, tt allows me to connect my ticks which he probably could also have blocked, but he knows he doesn't need that with all the good tracks up North and speeeed.


I can certainly do things better in #2 and #6 (no idea what would have happened then), if anyone has a recipe for #3 and #7 please tell me.

I think, tt played pretty well, so he deserves the win which is formally a tie.
Grats!
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Fri, 06 December 2013 16:30
Second match of the hard and arduous clash Red vs. AAA, yesterday evening :

[SF] (AAA) steve [2:4] (RED) Elric - Sancerre


As usual, detailed report in the Red Gazette / french forum... but here is a summary :

1) Start, bigger combo (Van-Mon + Win-LR vs. LA-Chi + Dul-Hou) and longest road for me, gave me a logical win, even if I didn't realize a beautiful end with my cards... 124-110 Razz

2) Not very well played by me (despite the locos - 6), cause I didn't manage very well my colors, and above all, Steve played aggressively and blocked me smartly... 094-101 Sad

3) He tried again to block me, cause it was his tactic with only 1 tix to play (CAL-PHO + DAL-NY), but I could get around, and won easily with a clear better hand (DUL-ELP + VAN-SFE)... 126-088 Razz

4) Time for break for me ? ... not the slightest bit ! He had absolutely everything in his hand : start, golden combo (SSM-OC + DUL-ELP), many locos and good colors. RNTD ^^ ... and final and logical result... 098-116 Sad

5) Big battle in the south-east, cause he had LA-MIA (with a quick 6-blacks/5-whites start) vs. my SF-ATL that I had to complete by the north way.
I could have done better in my block I think, and it was finally a thrilling end where I had to hope in a bigger 2nd tix failed (bigger than mine)... I had the feeling that he could have it, but it was really close for me... 108-107 Razz

6) My turn to have a super combo (LA-CHI + CAL-PHO) vs. a good western one too (VAN-SFE + SEA-LA), and more, my turn to block him.
After a battle near LA and Pho, with his played colors, I knew that I could annoy him a lot. He reached finally the north by little center tracks, but I definitively finished him with a succesful block at Vancouver... 106-079 Razz

Ouf!... the break was done at the very end !

I hope it was a good and interesting match to watch, with balanced games overall I think (some better for me, some better for Steve, some well-balanced in the west, or in the difficulty !)...

Thx a lot Steve for this great fight, all games were tough to play for me, cause you've really improved your skill Thumbs Up


TA TA TAAAAMMMM JUJU and DAVID !!! Let's finish the job Very Happy
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Sat, 07 December 2013 13:43
Played yesterday:

TuS yaelka vs SOS Patterson 2-4

What I remember from the games

Game 1. My start. Good. Dul-ElP, NY-Atl, Bos-Mia. Not good. I decide to skip Bos-Mia and forego NY-Atl. Elka has Van-SFe and Dul-Hou. I am sufficiently in her way that she cannot complete Dul-Hou. 1-0.

Game 2. Elka starts. I have Van-Mon and Port-Nash vs SSM-Okl and Den-ElP for Elka. After 6 grey, 6 yellow and 4 blue Elka starts to block NY. I am having troubles with my color management and cannot sufficiently hide my Port-Nash that Elka blocks in the end. With longest and Van-Mon completed I scrape out a narrow win. 2-0.

Game 3. My start. SSM-Okl and Dul-Hou, not bad. But Elka has Dul-ElP and Hel-LA, and gets too much in my way. Probably might have won it, if I played 5 yellow before 6 green, but I decided otherwise. 2-1.

Game 4. Elka starts. I have LA-Mia and Dul-Hou vs two east tix for Elka (do not remember which). After struggling to get my colors, I reach Mia over 5 blues. In the end it comes down to longest. I am stuck with poor cards to connect 5 white to 6 orange. Fortunately for me Elka also has poor colors and decided to need longest. We both overdraw to share a 45 route. Elka draws and finds nothing. 3-1.

Game 5. My start. Port-Pho and Cal-SLC against Bos-Mia and another one east. Relatively easy, although my colors force me in an unconventional route. 4-1. Victory secured.

Game 6. LA-Mia, Cal-Pho and NY-Atl. I do not dare to keep Cal-Pho. When I have chosen, I see to my dismay that Elka kept 3. After 40 cards I have exactly 1 black in my hand., but fortunately 7 locos as well. I make my route without NY-Atl faking SF-Atl or Dul-ElP. But Elka is not impressed having SSM-Okl, Win-Hou and Win-LR herself, and she manages to equalize my 44 track. So I have to draw, and find nothing. 4-2.

Just a win, no knockout. Thanks Elka for the interesting games. And Sven and Felix, enjoy the battle for the spot in the final!

      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Sat, 07 December 2013 19:50
SOS Patterson schrieb am Sat, 07 December 2013 13:43


Game 1. My start. Good. Dul-ElP, NY-Atl, Bos-Mia. Not good. I decide to skip Bos-Mia and forego NY-Atl. Elka has Van-SFe and Dul-Hou. I am sufficiently in her way that she cannot complete Dul-Hou. 1-0.

not much to add. After half the game I decided to skip Dul-Hou, but didn't expect Patrick had skipped one of his tix too. Draw cards too often instead of making some trackpoints Sad not very well played I guess

SOS Patterson schrieb am Sat, 07 December 2013 13:43


Game 2. Elka starts. I have Van-Mon and Port-Nash vs SSM-Okl and Den-ElP for Elka. After 6 grey, 6 yellow and 4 blue Elka starts to block NY. I am having troubles with my color management and cannot sufficiently hide my Port-Nash that Elka blocks in the end. With longest and Van-Mon completed I scrape out a narrow win. 2-0.

2 very little tix. so: "try to get many 6ers and longest and finish fast!" ... but didn't work how I planned. After some time I got the feeling he has one or two long tix ... so first I tried to block Sea-NY. his keeping on to draw blue made me quite sure of Port-Nash. Longest seemed not to be possible anymore. Was thinking about a loop Dul-Tor-SSM ... but seemed to be too slow and not enough against 2 biggies. So I hoped to having blocked Port-Nash ... but wasn't THAT sure. ... when I saw the result I reallized I should have tried to draw. What did I have to loose? But afterwards you are always more clever Wink

... started to get a bit upset and desperated ... the more I loose the higher Felix will have to win to advance to finals ... but still ... I didn't even loose the match ... just two games so:
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ELKA GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

SOS Patterson schrieb am Sat, 07 December 2013 13:43

Game 3. My start. SSM-Okl and Dul-Hou, not bad. But Elka has Dul-ElP and Hel-LA, and gets too much in my way. Probably might have won it, if I played 5 yellow before 6 green, but I decided otherwise. 2-1.

Right, this time I got earlier in his way than Pat could get in mine. 6 black and 6 orange ... very helpfull with those tix. 5 yellow was a good move, but how important, I just realized in the end, when he slowly moved up to Okla. I couldn't decide how to end:
- 6 pink? means I will probably loose longest having 6 whites out ...
- draw another black to connect 6 whites and play 3er LA-Phoe for longest. Decided to go that way .... and:
YIPPPPPIIIIEEEHHHH first win - against start

SOS Patterson schrieb am Sat, 07 December 2013 13:43

Game 4. Elka starts. I have LA-Mia and Dul-Hou vs two east tix for Elka (do not remember which). After struggling to get my colors, I reach Mia over 5 blues. In the end it comes down to longest. I am stuck with poor cards to connect 5 white to 6 orange. Fortunately for me Elka also has poor colors and decided to need longest. We both overdraw to share a 45 route. Elka draws and finds nothing. 3-1.


My tix where Winni-LR and Mon-NO. not bad for East. I kind of smelled 20 but probably one move late. Blue was already on grey. But was quite proud of 6 reds :8 nice points + slowed him down. In the end we both decided to need longest ... was thinking about 5 whites ... but thought to loose longest that way and a 6er better than a 5er ... felt quite confident to get longest with his 2 Dul-Oma ... but then, while thinking a lot I saw he might connect via SLC and then we would share longest Sad .... I could have blocked pink there, but just had one yellow and one loko for the other 3er Sad and unfortunately he could go that way and started with pink Sad ... we finished with shared longest. Started thinking about his second tix: 4? ... then I win by 2 .... 8 or more? ... then I loose by 2 .... decided to draw ... but found none out of 3 possible Smile ... was the right decission anyway Smile

SOS Patterson schrieb am Sat, 07 December 2013 13:43

Game 5. My start. Port-Pho and Cal-SLC against Bos-Mia and another one east. Relatively easy, although my colors force me in an unconventional route. 4-1. Victory secured.

Not much to do I think ... maybe better chose LA-Mia ... but didn't see any black open or in may hand ... so I decided to try again an East combo also remembering a bit Kasis game against Papi in NC finals 3 years ago ...

SOS Patterson schrieb am Sat, 07 December 2013 13:43

Game 6. LA-Mia, Cal-Pho and NY-Atl. I do not dare to keep Cal-Pho. When I have chosen, I see to my dismay that Elka kept 3. After 40 cards I have exactly 1 black in my hand., but fortunately 7 locos as well. I make my route without NY-Atl faking SF-Atl or Dul-ElP. But Elka is not impressed having SSM-Okl, Win-Hou and Win-LR herself, and she manages to equalize my 44 track. So I have to draw, and find nothing. 4-2.


after drawing quite long, I found 6 grey quite important for my tix ... but which colour???? No colour I'd really like to miss ... but I had 6 blacks ... or even more ... I don't like black on grey ... but found it the only possibility. He took orange. Me, having 3 middle tix didn't expect Pat to lay 6 green ... but he did right after it Sad GRRRRRRRRRRRRR would have been very important for me. Thought about connecting Houston via NO and 3 greens, but unfortunately was again too late .... I connected my 3 tix and thought Pat would have connected his too .... shared longest .... looked like another loss Sad until Pat drew Smile

a second ... maybe important win Smile

SOS Patterson schrieb am Sat, 07 December 2013 13:43

Just a win, no knockout. Thanks Elka for the interesting games. And Sven and Felix, enjoy the battle for the spot in the final!




Thx Pat for interesting and exciting games ... mostly open till the end ... and of course Grats for the match win.
Thx SOS, TuS and all spectators for cheering and a good atmosphere in lobby ... and now I just hope my 2 won games are enough to advance to finals

have fun Sven and Felix for the last and dicisive semi-final match ... but

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Felix GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
and (in case I have another wish free): please win the first 4 games ... not the last ones Laughing

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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Mon, 09 December 2013 01:59
Pammes vs Sysy :
2 vs 4

I did my scouting on Pammes. I'd take my prime 6er early and then be patient because he's generally very offensive.

1st game : Sea La Hel La (disc. Win LR) vs SF ATL Win Hou (his start)
116 vs 105
I open offensive 6 orange + 6 yellow. He answers 6 black, then 3 pink. Only one way left to La.
I take 6 grey after his 3 pink Hel, and his 5 orange to connect. Smells Win Hou Sf Atl/La Mia pretty bad. I take 6 grey and 6 white to limit his longest. A bit risky but I keep my flexibility. I go down to Santa Fe, then Phoe while he plays 6 green and 2 to NO. I let him do his way, I feel like I'm in control. I close my loop in Cal and SSM and finish with 4 green.
Pretty happy with this one Smile 1-0

2nd game :Van Mon Mon No (La Ny) vs Hel La Cal Slc (my start)
129 vs 99

He opens 6 yellow, I answer 6 white. No choice, holding 0 orange in hand. I saw some orange slide on the board... Relief ! they go to Sea Cal. I connect Van and he keeps blocking Sea.
Then my 6 grey, black are somewhat safe, and I picked some pink open earlier to be flexible. I go down to pitt after the 5 black, then I can pound around mia.
Easy win, full confidence. 2-0

3rd game : Dul Hou Ny Atl vs Cal Slc SSM Oak (his start)
81 vs 102
A small ticket and a ticket dead, I'd better have some good colors. I played this one fairly well, but he recovers pretty well from a 4er on his way with a nice loop and ends up getting longest.
I'm 9 points short. 4 tickets to win or tie the game. 6 on my way. Nothing. Good try against the start and good play by Pammes.

4th game : Van Fe Win Hou (Dallas Ny) vs Dul Paso Dul Hou (my start)
112 vs 117
I have 3 white, 2 red, 3 green. I have to burn 2 locos on orange and 1 more on 6 yellow. He opens 6 black, then my 4 pink.
His next move is Duluth Omaha and it throws me off. He has an answer for any of my move, and I hesitate too long to block him in Kansas. I complete my tickets but we both have longest. I fall short again. Nice play by him. There was probably something better to do here.. 2-2.

5th game : La Mia La Ny vs Sea La Port Phoe (his start)
126 vs 118
Pressure back on my shoulders !
Until 36 cards, I have 1 black and 3 green. But 9 locos look very nice by them. I decide to wait one more turn, and 2 black show up blind. Nice, I just saved 2 locos.
I lay 6 black, he goes 6 yellow then 3 La Phoe. Perfect, I'm super flexible now. I lay 6 red, then 5 blue and 2 to Ny. He block Ho-No, and I play NO Little Rock. And he does not go on on the block. I play 5 yellow then 4 yellow with my locos. I have time for 6 grey.
Despite his nice track in the west, he's short !
3-2 ! Already less pressure for David.

6th game : Win Hou KC Hou vs Chi Fe Port Nash (my start)
115 vs 102
Well, it looks average after 34 cards. 3 green, 2 orange, 2 red, 7 yellow, 7 pink, 2 locos.
5 locos will fall in the next 6 cards blind. Looks already better.

He opens 6 orange, kinda expected. I open then 6 white. He lays 6 white on grey. I complete my hand with orange, red and more yellow to get 8 of them. He lays 3 pink to SLC then 6 blue to Port.
I lay 4 black to Dul, he answers 3 (I guess red) to Mon (that looks like a desperate block...). I go down to Omaha. He 3 reds to chi, 3 black to pitt and 4 yellow to Nash.
In the meantime, I laid 6 green, 5 yellow, go via Kc and Denver. I finish easily with 6 yellow and 4 grey while he laid 2 to Fe and 4 green.

Outcome is clear, this sends my team in final !


Locos made it for me in the last 2 games. Pammes reacted pretty well being 0-2. Not sure there was much room in those last 2 games for him.
Thanks Pammes and AAA for the matches and the clash ! All have been pretty tough and close...
Going that far (I guess not far enough...) without your best player shows a lot about the motivation and the quality of your team.

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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Mon, 09 December 2013 11:36
Grats SOS to reach the finals. 3:1 is a clear result, no tiebreaker needed, u simply played better than TuS. After beaten the first and second seeded teams, will it be an easy walk against the third? Rolling Eyes

Ah, seeding! The finalists played in the easiest group C, some said. Funny! But perhaps thats the reason. They could save energy for the ko-phase. Wink

We will watch the finals interested, hoping for thrilling games. And I think TuS will try again next year. Be prepared Wink.

GOOOOOOOOOOO NCCCCCCCCCC

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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Mon, 09 December 2013 21:08
TuS Tenniskasi schrieb am Mon, 09 December 2013 11:36

Ah, seeding! The finalists played in the easiest group C, some said. Funny!

Made my day! Christmas
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Wed, 11 December 2013 16:18
last semifinal match, played for the golden pineapple Razz
RED DavidBMercurey - AAA Lucullupus 3:3
A nice match in a good atmosphere with difficult ticket combinations (e.g. I had to keep three times Kansas-Houston)
Grats to team RED for a deserved win, good luck in the final - the better team shall win!
to Elric: Sancerre is a beautiful region with a fine, but strong wine (Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir), dont drink too much of it! Very Happy
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Wed, 11 December 2013 19:31
AAA_Lucullupus wrote on Wed, 11 December 2013 16:18

in the final - the better team shall win!



Thanks, Lucullupus Rolling Eyes Twisted Evil
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Fri, 13 December 2013 23:42
FINAL

first clash probably

SOS vs Red
Mr Bean vs toutoune - Morgon

Sathurday, December 14th (tomorrow)
at 3PM CEST


Lets have fun and good games
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Sat, 14 December 2013 03:50
Sysy vs Isha,

Monday 16th, 20.30 CET
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Sat, 14 December 2013 12:49
Sunday 21:00-21:30
Elric Sancerre - SOS Truckerteller
      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Sat, 14 December 2013 17:22
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1:5

I had by far better tickets, see détails on french forum.
And was Lucky my opponent had dead tickets (game 1 especially).
And enough good colors and locos to secure quickly my key tracks.
Sorry Louis, not much could have been done better on your side.

I finished with La-Chi+Dul-ElP+Chi-SFe, with plenty of blacks and orange. Just to give a picture of my luck today...

Thank you Louis for the games, and congrats for your great Playoff games.

      
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Re:NC playoffs (QF-SF-F) - schedule Sat, 14 December 2013 20:15
toutoune - Morgon wrote on Sat, 14 December 2013 17:22

Mr Bean-toutoune
1:5

I had by far better tickets, see détails on french forum.
And was Lucky my opponent had dead tickets (game 1 especially).
And enough good colors and locos to secure quickly my key tracks.
Sorry Louis, not much could have been done better on your side.

I finished with La-Chi+Dul-ElP+Chi-SFe, with plenty of blacks and orange. Just to give a picture of my luck today...

Thank you Louis for the games, and congrats for your great Playoff games.




That last game happened to be my best combo too .......

I started 1,3,5

1) Dul-Hou + LA-Chi vs 2x Pho 101 - 115 He started with 6 black before i even had them and that was it more or less. I managed to finish in 9 moves but that was not enough.

2) Den-Elp + Winn-LR vs LA-Chi + Cal-Pho 105 - 120

3) Mon-NO + Den-Elp vs LA-NY + Dall-NY 95 - 118

4) LA-Mia + Dul-Hou vs SSM-Okl + Cal-Pho 93 - 121

5) LA-Mia + Dul-Hou (what else Mad ) vs Den-Pitt + Port-Nash 124 - 122 Thanks to 7 locos i managed to just win this one Cool

6) Van-Mon + Kan-Hou (as i said my best combo of the day) vs LA-Chi + Chi-Sfe + Dul-Elp 112 - 127

I don't think i missed any real chances to improve on my score in this match. He executed his nice tix very well. Maybe with great colours and/or many locos i could have gotten in his way, but that didn't happen either.

I would have preferred a harder fight but well done toutoune!!

Let's hope my teammates make up for it Smile
      
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