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*player116628
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  Tale of a T2R clash Thu, 07 July 2005 12:16
I really need help!
Being nervous before playing pilke for the first time is ok (in a way).
Being very nervous while playing pilke for the first time is also ok (in a way).
But afterwards, I couldn't get this game out of my head, no way to find sleep until 2 AM. Sad

So, I really need help to clear my mind, and you poorest T2R players will be my psychiatrists to which I will talk to. You just need to listen. Very Happy

I didn't make any notes during the game, but I think I can recall almost every card played, although I don't have a great memory normally.

-) pilke got LA-Chicago, Helena-LA and Chicago-Santa Fe, which I think is a very good combination.
She took a very long time to decide about the tickets, taking all three at last.
She probably thought about not taking Chicago-Santa Fe, but I think these 3 tickets combine well enough.

-) I got Duluth-El Paso, Duluth-Houston and Denver-El Paso.
These tickets combine greatly and I took all 3 very quickly, although I think there is no need to take Denver-El Paso - but it won't matter much.

-) I believe we both had a good start, pilkes tickets were more valuable (33 points vs. 22 points), but mine allowed for even more flexibility - so this promised to be an interesting game to come.

-) We both took about 20 cards from the deck and I was very unpleased to get only 1 Loko and 1 green card. (for El Paso-Houston)

-) pilke started to take a few open cards - I think 1 black, 1 blue, 1 orange and 1 yellow. (or something like that)

-) I desperately continued to take from the stack, getting 3 more Lokos and 2 more green cards. (*deep breath*)

-) When I had 38 cards, I seemed to have a useful collection and so I started the race.
I had (and I am afraid I will never forget it Confused ):
6 black, 6 pink, 5 orange, 5 white, 4 red, 3 green, 3 blue, 2 yellow, 4 Lokos.

-) I imagined a route like Housten - El Paso - LA - ??? - Denver - Helena - Duluth - ???.

-) My main problem was the lack of green cards and Lokos. And even more pink would be nice for Duluth - Toronto.
So far for the theory...

-) I started with 6 blacks, mainly because I didn't want to use 3 Lokos for El Paso - Houston and sacrifice my flexibility too soon. Luckily, this was disturbing pilke seriously.

-) pilke responded with San F.-LA (3 pink), which seem to be a blocking maneuver mainly.

-) Now I layed the obvious LA-Phoenix, using my 3 blue cards.
(maybe I should have taken 3 reds, orange or yellow, I think it was a difficult decision, and I still don't know the correct answer)

-) pilke responded with Helena - Duluth, which I didn't like to see, but that's how the game is.

-) Now, I should have thought about blocking LA from Helena, but I was just happy to lay 5 whites (Phoenix - Denver) very fast.

-) pilke now thought for a very long time (me too), and layed Seattle - Portland (I forgot the color of the card - could have been a vital information).

-) Now I had loved to take Seattle - Helena, but after a minute or so I decided not to sacrifice all my 4 Lokos for this.
Alas, between Portland and San F. I couldn't really block pilke, as I had no blue cards left.
(if I lay 5 pink, she can lay 5 white and I can not hinder her from laying 6 blue)

-) At this point of the game I was very sure to lose. Crying or Very Sad
But I was willing to go down fighting. Mad

...to be continued...

[Mis à jour le: Thu, 07 July 2005 13:52]

      
*player116628
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Re:Tale of a T2R clash Thu, 07 July 2005 13:43
-) The rest went very quickly. I layed 4 pink and 2 yellow to reach Duluth, almost finishing my tickets (only needing El Paso - Houston at this point).

-) pilke layed Seattle - Helena and Portland - S.L.C.

-) At this point I used my 5 orange to do a little blocking and layed San F. - S.L.C., but of course pilke immediately layed Portland - San F. with 5 green.
This was ok for me, because I now had 5 cards not counting for longest road, but pilke had 6 at the same time.
Also, I didn't need my 5 orange anywhere else, so I liked this development.
Maybe, there was a slight mistake by pilke. If she starts with 5 white (San F. - S.L.C.) I can't block her at all (she should have known that I layed 3 blue already), AND she would have still got a good chance to get the longest road.

-) Next I got the opportunity to take 2 more pink cards, one more green and 3 else, comming to the needed total of 44.

-) At that stage I was still prepared to lose, but what could I do? Longest road and as much points on the board as possible - nothing else.

-) I built Duluth - Toronto, Toronto - Pittsburgh (a little deceive so pilke might think I had the Denver - Pittsbugh ticket), El Paso - Houston, El Paso - Dallas and Dallas - Houston after the "last round" notification.

-) pilke layed Duluth - Chicago (bad news, as LA - Chicago is a valuable ticket), S.L.C. - Denver (this I liked), Denver - Santa Fe (this I liked even more) and 6 white (Winnipeg - S.S.M.) in the last round.

-) Now it was clear for me (pilke probably feared even better tickets with me) that the decision was very close:
About the same points on the board, the longest road for me, but the more valuable ticktes for pilke.

-) 120-118 was the expected close result of my (thanks to pilke) most interesting game ever.
(pilke 85+33 = 118, me 88+10+22 = 120)

Michael aka Angel6 (aka Angel345)

P.S.: sorry, no screen shot.
and sorry, Angel345 wrote this post but Angel6 played the game.

P.P.S.: 3 quick games against decent players later pilke's ELO ranking was back up again - this woman really can play!

P.P.P.S.: please don't tell me I am a show-off - I already know this Smile

[Mis à jour le: Thu, 07 July 2005 13:56]

      
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Re:Tale of a T2R clash Thu, 07 July 2005 14:04
Oh, I played so badly in this game. You should have played more with me and tell here a better game from me Wink

After you took the 6 black in the beginning I was sure I will lose. I didn't look which color cards you used in gray ones at all and that was a big mistake. (just one of mistakes I made in this game) I usually don't watch the colors so well, it's one of the bad sides in my playing. One is that I can't seem to handle 3 tickets. I shouldn't have tried it with you, even with the good 3 compination.

I would have not tried to make the CHi-santa fe, if my cards would have been any better to fight for longest route AND sixes. I was sure I will lose, and was amazed I lost only with 2 points.

This not typical game from me, I usually don't give up longest route so easily. Now I didn't even fight for it. I was thinking of not to let you come to duluth, but didn't do it. (wonder why?)
I was sure You didn't have any LA ticket.

Congratulations for winning Smile You deserved the victory in this game.
      
giggle-attack
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Re:Tale of a T2R clash Thu, 07 July 2005 14:23
Angel345 schrieb am Thu, 07 July 2005 12:16

I really need help!
Being nervous before playing pilke for the first time is ok (in a way).
Being very nervous while playing pilke for the first time is also ok (in a way).
But afterwards, I couldn't get this game out of my head, no way to find sleep until 2 AM. Sad

So, I really need help to clear my mind, and you poorest T2R players will be my psychiatrists to which I will talk to. You just need to listen. Very Happy

I didn't make any notes during the game, but I think I can recall almost every card played, although I don't have a great memory normally.

-) pilke got LA-Chicago, Helena-LA and Chicago-Santa Fe, which I think is a very good combination.
She took a very long time to decide about the tickets, taking all three at last.
She probably thought about not taking Chicago-Santa Fe, but I think these 3 tickets combine well enough.

-) I got Duluth-El Paso, Duluth-Houston and Denver-El Paso.
These tickets combine greatly and I took all 3 very quickly, although I think there is no need to take Denver-El Paso - but it won't matter much.

-) I believe we both had a good start, pilkes tickets were more valuable (33 points vs. 22 points), but mine allowed for even more flexibility - so this promised to be an interesting game to come.

-) We both took about 20 cards from the deck and I was very unpleased to get only 1 Loko and 1 green card. (for El Paso-Houston)

-) pilke started to take a few open cards - I think 1 black, 1 blue, 1 orange and 1 yellow. (or something like that)

-) I desperately continued to take from the stack, getting 3 more Lokos and 2 more green cards. (*deep breath*)

-) When I had 38 cards, I seemed to have a useful collection and so I started the race.
I had (and I am afraid I will never forget it Confused ):
6 black, 6 pink, 5 orange, 5 white, 4 red, 3 green, 3 blue, 2 yellow, 4 Lokos.

-) I imagined a route like Housten - El Paso - LA - ??? - Denver - Helena - Duluth - ???.

-) My main problem was the lack of green cards and Lokos. And even more pink would be nice for Duluth - Toronto.
So far for the theory...

-) I started with 6 blacks, mainly because I didn't want to use 3 Lokos for El Paso - Houston and sacrifice my flexibility too soon. Luckily, this was disturbing pilke seriously.

-) pilke responded with San F.-LA (3 pink), which seem to be a blocking maneuver mainly.

-) Now I layed the obvious LA-Phoenix, using my 3 blue cards.
(maybe I should have taken 3 reds, orange or yellow, I think it was a difficult decision, and I still don't know the correct answer)

-) pilke responded with Helena - Duluth, which I didn't like to see, but that's how the game is.

-) Now, I should have thought about blocking LA from Helena, but I was just happy to lay 5 whites (Phoenix - Denver) very fast.

-) pilke now thought for a very long time (me too), and layed Seattle - Portland (I forgot the color of the card - could have been a vital information).

-) Now I had loved to take Seattle - Helena, but after a minute or so I decided not to sacrifice all my 4 Lokos for this.
Alas, between Portland and San F. I couldn't really block pilke, as I had no blue cards left.
(if I lay 5 pink, she can lay 5 white and I can not hinder her from laying 6 blue)

-) At this point of the game I was very sure to lose. Crying or Very Sad
But I was willing to go down fighting. Mad

...to be continued...


Angel345 schrieb am Thu, 07 July 2005 13:43

-) The rest went very quickly. I layed 4 pink and 2 yellow to reach Duluth, almost finishing my tickets (only needing El Paso - Houston at this point).

-) pilke layed Seattle - Helena and Portland - S.L.C.

-) At this point I used my 5 orange to do a little blocking and layed San F. - S.L.C., but of course pilke immediately layed Portland - San F. with 5 green.
This was ok for me, because I now had 5 cards not counting for longest road, but pilke had 6 at the same time.
Also, I didn't need my 5 orange anywhere else, so I liked this development.
Maybe, there was a slight mistake by pilke. If she starts with 5 white (San F. - S.L.C.) I can't block her at all (she should have known that I layed 3 blue already), AND she would have still got a good chance to get the longest road.

-) Next I got the opportunity to take 2 more pink cards, one more green and 3 else, comming to the needed total of 44.

-) At that stage I was still prepared to lose, but what could I do? Longest road and as much points on the board as possible - nothing else.

-) I built Duluth - Toronto, Toronto - Pittsburgh (a little deceive so pilke might think I had the Denver - Pittsbugh ticket), El Paso - Houston, El Paso - Dallas and Dallas - Houston after the "last round" notification.

-) pilke layed Duluth - Chicago (bad news, as LA - Chicago is a valuable ticket), S.L.C. - Denver (this I liked), Denver - Santa Fe (this I liked even more) and 6 white (Winnipeg - S.S.M.) in the last round.

-) Now it was clear for me (pilke probably feared even better tickets with me) that the decision was very close:
About the same points on the board, the longest road for me, but the more valuable ticktes for pilke.

-) 120-118 was the expected close result of my (thanks to pilke) most interesting game ever.
(pilke 85+33 = 118, me 88+10+22 = 120)

Michael aka Angel6 (aka Angel345)

P.S.: sorry, no screen shot.
and sorry, Angel345 wrote this post but Angel6 played the game.

P.P.S.: 3 quick games against decent players later pilke's ELO ranking was back up again - this woman really can play!

P.P.P.S.: please don't tell me I am a show-off - I already know this Smile



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*player97287
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Re:Tale of a T2R clash Thu, 07 July 2005 14:34
Did you really have to quote the two full page messages in order to reply with just one sentence? Confused
      
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Re:Tale of a T2R clash Thu, 07 July 2005 15:24
Stranger schrieb am Thu, 07 July 2005 14:23

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