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Re: PDL 2020 Viewers Lounge

Postby V » 03 Jul 2020, 15:53

Woolgie wrote:Lecrae has left the league and identified 0wl as their replacement. This replacement is permanent. As Lecrae has left without surrendering they will be welcome back next season.


Welcome 0wl. When are July games gonna start? My Dip break is starting to feel more like withdrawal :D
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Re: PDL 2020 Viewers Lounge

Postby Woolgie » 05 Jul 2020, 11:41

V wrote:Welcome 0wl. When are July games gonna start? My Dip break is starting to feel more like withdrawal :D


Wait, it’s July already? I’ll get them up today.
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Re: PDL 2020 Viewers Lounge

Postby V » 06 Jul 2020, 19:40

When are July games gonna start? My Dip break is starting to feel more like withdrawal :D

Wait, it’s July already? I’ll get them up today.

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Re: PDL 2020 Viewers Lounge

Postby TTBen » 07 Jul 2020, 16:24

V wrote:When are July games gonna start? My Dip break is starting to feel more like withdrawal :D

Wait, it’s July already? I’ll get them up today.

Don’t Panic! We’ve lost Woolgie. PDL will never survive his absence. Don’t Panic!


I'll help him out and get something up now.
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Re: PDL 2020 Viewers Lounge

Postby V » 07 Jul 2020, 16:45

TTBen wrote:
V wrote:When are July games gonna start? My Dip break is starting to feel more like withdrawal :D

Wait, it’s July already? I’ll get them up today.

Don’t Panic! We’ve lost Woolgie. PDL will never survive his absence. Don’t Panic!


I'll help him out and get something up now.


TTBen to the rescue. Just joined.
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Re: PDL 2020 Viewers Lounge

Postby Woolgie » 07 Jul 2020, 18:29

TTBen for league manager 2021? I’ll vote.

Sorry I have been so busy with other things these last couple of weeks. At least there’s no games starting in August.
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Re: PDL 2020 Viewers Lounge

Postby TTBen » 18 Jul 2020, 19:58

We had to get 3 replacements to start the July games, but they are finally all in progress. If you know anyone who should join the league let us know. The replacements this round:

Christopherdny replaces Cinemascifi

Verse9 replaces Uffington Horse

AKFD replaces Astrup
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Re: PDL 2020 Viewers Lounge

Postby hedge trimmer » 19 Jul 2020, 11:07

These games are weird.
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Re: PDL 2020 Viewers Lounge

Postby another » 21 Jul 2020, 22:16

hedge trimmer wrote:These games are weird.

In what sense?
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Re: PDL 2020 Viewers Lounge

Postby jay65536 » 23 Jul 2020, 19:55

D1 May ends in another (no pun intended) solo. I had thought, observing the game around 1903, that this was going to be one of the more competitive games in the league, but the longer it went on, the more it became clear that another was not going to be stopped. Indeed, I think the solo was forced a full year in advance of when it actually happened.

Nice Trieste Gambit, by the way. One of my two favorite ways to play an I/A out of the opening. For those not observing the game closely, the I/A was so effective that Turkey was mowed down and ruthlessly knocked out of all his home centers early on, despite gaining Sevastopol as a second build in 1901. I fully plan on using this game as a counterexample to anyone who says Turkey's best path to victory is through Russia early. (The real answer, as with just about everything, is "it depends".)

In addition to the solo vaulting another to the league lead (since he inherited Durkeety's earlier draw, he is the only player with more than one non-loss result), that now makes 4 solos in 6 D1 league games. That is a staggering ratio.
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