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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGalt2341 View Post
    Burglar Green R2 AO 4 -6
    *Holden Purple R2 AO 12 +1


    I gained 1 move in R2 and Burglar lost 6. I don't think I have him beat just yet. This game could be trickier than it looks.

    Burglar Purple R2 AO 11 +1
    *Holden Green R2 AO 13 +6


    I gained 6 moves here and he gained 1 so, looks like I won the round. This game is really close.

    I played a Closed 2 in both of my games against Burglar. I'm not sure how I often I play a Closed 2 but I think it's probably less than half of my games. We'll see how it works out.

    Lots of good games in this round so far!
    Burglar Green Rd3 OA4 Even
    *Holden Purple Rd3 OA15 +3

    *Burglar Purple Rd3 OA15 +4
    Holden Green Rd3 OA9 -4


    I'm pretty sure Burglar's got me in the 2nd game. I'm not surprised, this guy is good. Looks like we'll both advance to the next round. Although... I see that Snazzy isn't done just yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGalt2341 View Post
    *Daniel Green Rd2 OA12 +2
    Bernard Purple Rd2 OA8 Even

    *Daniel Purple Rd2 OA16 +11**
    (Wow! Let's call this the single most OA gained in a single Round)
    Bernard Green Rd2 OA5 Even.



    Daniel Green Rd2 OA8 -2
    *joook Purple Rd2 OA9 Even

    *Daniel Purple Rd2 OA11 +2
    jook Green Rd OA11 -1


    *Round Winner
    **Unofficial Hexversi Record
    *Daniel Green Rd3 OA16 +4
    Bernard Purple Rd3 OA1 -7

    Daniel Purple Rd3 OA14 Even
    *Bernard Green Rd3 OA10 +5



    Daniel Green Rd3 OA6 -2
    *joook Purple Rd3 OA14 +5

    *Daniel Purple Rd3 OA16 +5
    joook Green Rd3 OA7 -4


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    time to man up and face the facts galt
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    Quote Originally Posted by RudyRuetigger View Post
    time to man up and face the facts galt
    What are you even talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGalt2341 View Post
    What are you even talking about?
    check PT

    whole thread for you
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGalt2341 View Post
    Burglar Green Rd3 OA4 Even
    *Holden Purple Rd3 OA15 +3

    *Burglar Purple Rd3 OA15 +4
    Holden Green Rd3 OA9 -4


    I'm pretty sure Burglar's got me in the 2nd game. I'm not surprised, this guy is good. Looks like we'll both advance to the next round. Although... I see that Snazzy isn't done just yet.

    Burglar Green Rd4 OA2 -2
    **Holden Purple Rd4 OA12 -3 **Purple tapped Green out on move #26.

    Burglar Purple Rd4 OA1 -14
    (Woah!)
    *Holden Green Rd4 OA10 +1

    I wasn't sure if I was going to win that 2nd game vs Burglar. This was a really interesting game because he really outplayed me for much of the first 3 Rounds. After about midway through the game, every single move I made had to be perfect or I think I would have lost. i was finally able to create a move in a section of 7 where I got the first and last moves in the section even though I had to give up a corner to get it. That's what won me the game because after that every single move he made he was creating at least 1 new move for me. By the end of the 4th round he had used all but 1 of his moves and I had actually gained 1 move. Great game though! This guy is good.

    Speaking of which... I think Snazzy is going to win at least 1 game vs Burglar as well. I think I really underestimated Snazzy. He gave me a couple of good games as well. I really hope he joins the next tourney.

    Let's take a look at the Judges scorecards for this 2nd game.

    Burglar Purple
    *Rd1 OA10 +7
    Rd2 OA11 +1
    *Rd3 OA15 +4
    Rd4 OA1 -14

    Holden Green
    Rd1 OA7 Ev
    *Rd2 OA13 +6
    Rd3 OA9 -4
    *Rd4 OA10 +1


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    I was just looking at my current Hexversi Ladder game vs Toptal. We are on move #20. I counted up both of our Options Available and we each have 18. That's really high. Especially for both players. What makes this game so interesting to me is we are nearly halfway through and neither one of us has made a play on the sides yet but we both have several side moves available.

    I haven't done any official study on it but I'd be willing to bet that players that are more patient with playing the sides fair better than those that are too eager. In my game with Toptal as of right now most of the side moves available to both of us are garbage moves that can be exploited, especially mine(Purple). I only have one good side move right now out of the bunch. The others I will have to wait until they become good, which will likely mean he moves on that side first.. He's got a few good options for his moves but he also has a bunch of terrible options as well.

    This is a really good game and just my type of game really. Because although it is very complex he's still allowing me to play my style so I think I should be able to outplay him in the 2nd half of the game. I think I could probably teach you guys a lot of different things from this game. I'm going to try to set him up to make some bad plays on the sides in the moves to come. I guess 'we'll see if he falls for any traps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGalt2341 View Post
    After Round 1 of blanko's games with Ryan and Toptal.

    blanko Green Rd1 OA9 +2
    *Ryan Purple Rd1 OA13 +6

    blanko Purple Rd1 OA9 +2
    *Ryan Green Rd1 OA10 +3



    *blanko Green Rd1 OA8 +1
    Toptal Purple Rd1 OA4 -3

    *blanko Purple Rd1 OA10 +3
    Toptal Green Rd1 OA6 -1
    blanko Green Rd2 OA7 -2
    *Ryan Purple Rd2 OA15 +2

    blanko Purple Rd2 OA12 +3
    *Ryan Green Rd2 OA14 +4



    blanko Green Rd2 OA8 Even
    *Toptal Purple Rd2 OA10 +6

    blanko Purple Rd2 OA13 +3
    *Toptal Green Rd2 OA13 +7



    We've got some really great and interesting games going on in this Section as expected... if anyone goes unbeaten in this section I will be very impressed.

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    Man, it would've been sooo cool if we were the 3 to make it out of each of our groups into finals. I'm just not quite prepared for the strength of my group and also butchered a couple things. Pretty damn sure I'm doomed at this point. But gl in finals bros

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    It's official...
    Section #1: completed
    Player's Name Score Games
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    per game
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    DanielEspinosa (winner) 10 6 1.67
    joook 8 6 1.33
    Bernard says Stay Safe everyone. 6 6 1.00
    2PI76F 0 6 0.00


    Nice work Daniel!! Welcome to the finals!

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    I was just looking in on Section 2 and I must say it looks like Toptal is playing really well in virtually all of his games. But I'm particularly interested in blanko's game vs Toptal where blanko is Green. It's on move #25 right now, Purple to move. These next few moves have potential to be extremely interesting. I think Toptal could make a mistake within the next few moves or so. If he gets away with it might be impossible to beat him but if you catch it you might be able to take control of the game. This looks like it's going to be fun!

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    Thanks! Only blanko left to make it a SBR final.

    joook won both his game playing green and lost both his game playing purple. I thought it was variance, but maybe there is a small advantage after all?

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    Yeah, I'm probably going 0-6 or 1-5. This group is really good but I also think my brain broke or burnout or something. Every crucial choice I made was just the wrong one. I probably didn't spend as much time as I should have this round. Feelsbadman

    This is not one of my classic early overreactions. These games are actually just almost all doomed for me, John can verify if he looks lol

    But again gl in final round guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by blankoblanco View Post
    Yeah, I'm probably going 0-6 or 1-5. This group is really good but I also think my brain broke or burnout or something. Every crucial choice I made was just the wrong one. I probably didn't spend as much time as I should have this round. Feelsbadman

    This is not one of my classic early overreactions. These games are actually just almost all doomed for me, John can verify if he looks lol

    But again gl in final round guys
    Indeed. Well.. I would say you are almost certainly going to lose at least 3 but depending on what happens in the next few moves in some of your games I think 3 of your games could get really interesting.


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    Yeah, still potential for a couple interesting games. The way I'm playing though, I don't trust myself. Sadly I'd be happy with 2 wins at this point. But getting out is just not a thing and I feel like I let the SBR crew down lol

    It definitely wasn't because of "pressure" but I for sure started playing worse this round, in addition to the strong competition. I've been a bit distracted by some irl stuff, I don't know if that has anything to do with it or not

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