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Finished: 08 AM Fri 06 Jan 17 UTC
Private World Cup Group A Full Press 2
1 days, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 35 D - Autumn, 1912, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Unranked
1 excused missed turn
Game won by chluke (8515 D (G))
17 Oct 16 UTC Spring, 1901: hello all good luck
17 Oct 16 UTC Spring, 1901: I wish you a good luck and hope for a great game.
-The Powers of Russia
23 Oct 16 UTC Spring, 1902: I do hope that our Russian competitor is not going to n.m.r.
that would be very poor conduct in a championship game
come on, great bear, there is still time
23 Oct 16 UTC Spring, 1902: What on Earth is he doing?
23 Oct 16 UTC Spring, 1902: nothing
that is the problem
23 Oct 16 UTC Spring, 1902: Moderator: (ghug): Game paused to prevent NMR.
23 Oct 16 UTC Spring, 1902: Moderator: (ghug): The player has returned. Ungunboating and then unpausing now.
31 Oct 16 UTC Spring, 1903: what on earth
is italy doing?
31 Oct 16 UTC Spring, 1903: I'm ill right now.
31 Oct 16 UTC Spring, 1903: first on holiday
and now ill
maybe you do need a substitute after all?
31 Oct 16 UTC Spring, 1903: i have entered a PAUSE vote in case that is helpful to you, italy
31 Oct 16 UTC Spring, 1903: Stop being so fucking aggressive.
31 Oct 16 UTC Spring, 1903: aggressive?
i am offering you pause if you cannot play because you are sick
that's not aggressive, i'm trying to be helpful

stop being so fucking obnoxious, you dick
31 Oct 16 UTC Spring, 1903: Thanks for the pause France.
31 Oct 16 UTC Spring, 1903: dat's better
31 Oct 16 UTC Spring, 1903: :-)
09 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1904: I hope Italy and turkey are here
09 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1904: Suh dude
21 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: Open letter to all:

Through press and moves I now understand that a FAT (France Austria Turkey) alliance has solidified. That being the case, I openly share my position here.

France has been asking me to attack Russia since before Germany was eliminated.
Austria continually asks me to attack Russia.
Turkey just now again asks me to attack Russia.

Yes, I know that I could easily have Norway, Sweden and probably even St Pete very quickly with an attack on Russia, but to answer all of you without any ambiguity, as I have told you repeatedly individually, I re-state here publicly, I will NOT attack Russia. Russia has been 100% honest and loyal to me and I will not betray him. Plus, if I were stupid enough to betray him, while I could gain Scandinavia, Austria and Turkey will take War and Mos, and then Austria Turkey and France would collapse on me at Mun/Ber/Kie/Bel/Hol, causing me disbands. Sure, Russia would die before me, but I would then be pushed back to defend my small home island, and then would eventually be eliminated by the FAT alliance that goes for a 3 way draw.

While I trust Russia not to attack me because of our trusted working relationship, I also trust that Russia realizes that if he were to attack me, that he would be eliminated before me.

So, what will I do. All I can do is lock down my front against France, possibly making a gain or two if guessing correctly against France, but more importantly locking my western front from any losses. Russia and I have locked down our eastern front, and A/T cannot advance on us anywhere east of Switzerland.

I, myself, am not a solo threat, because I cannot get into Austria's centers or to Tunis, and even if I get a French center or two, I cannot make further progress against the FAT alliance.

Therefore I am putting up my draw vote now I and leave it up to the FAT alliance members whether they want a 6way, 5way, 4way, or 3way draw.

Whichever you all choose, the final draw will include me and Russia.
21 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: notice that I was also honest with you, and yet you did stab me
21 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: Imagine stabbing someone for territorial gains as opposed to their playstyle or matters outside of their control? Imagine that....
21 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: France and I have unresolved differences, and thus we clash. Russia and I have no such differences.

Either way, I've stated my position. I'm not attacking Russia and my draw vote is up.
22 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: Moderator: (ghug): Game paused to prevent NMR.
24 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: Moderator: (ghug): Game unpaused.

Italy, if your team advances to the finals, you need to be replaced.
24 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: I'll take his place!
29 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1907: Turkey, I have no chance to get to Tunis with all your fleets, so I'm not a solo threat. Now that I had a lucky guess and took Paris, will you please just help me eliminate France so we can move towards a reasonable draw?
06 Dec 16 UTC Spring, 1909: Exhausted, but I'll do my best to write you all tomorrow morning!
12 Dec 16 UTC Autumn, 1910: Moderator: (ghug): Game paused until Thursday by request.
13 Dec 16 UTC Autumn, 1910: Hey all, I will not be able to respond much to press until Thursday which I why I requested the pause. Sorry for the inconvenience and I will try to get back to you all by then.
17 Dec 16 UTC Autumn, 1910: Moderator: (ghug): Sorry guys. Unpausing now and adding a phrase length so nobody is shocked by the timing. Feel free to ready up if you don't need it.
18 Dec 16 UTC Autumn, 1910: I hope England solos. Everyone else is inadequate.
26 Dec 16 UTC Spring, 1912: Moderator: (Hellenic Riot): Paused at request of a user for the next day.
27 Dec 16 UTC Spring, 1912: Moderator: (Hellenic Riot): Game unpaused; phase length reset due to short time before change.
30 Dec 16 UTC Moderator: (ghug): Game paused until Wednesday by request.
04 Jan 17 UTC Moderator: (ghug): Game unpaused.
05 Jan 17 UTC But I apparently can only see the global chat? Maybe something is wrong?
05 Jan 17 UTC I think Ghug has forgotten to de-activate the private press lock.
05 Jan 17 UTC All World Cup press games convert to Gunboat starting in fall of year 12, to prevent another 100 year game like the 2012 World Cup ;)
05 Jan 17 UTC Moderator: (ghug): Nothing to see here, citizens. Move along.
06 Jan 17 UTC Sigh... disappointed with the result, but good game all.
06 Jan 17 UTC Good work
06 Jan 17 UTC Respect to all of you for your press and play.
07 Jan 17 UTC Congratulations, above all, to England, but also to Turkey, who clearly showed to be a very strong player from the beginning.

I'd never have thrown the game to England, if we were not in a tournament. As the rules are, it did favour my team considerably to have a winner (and especially chluke, whose identity I corretly identified) out of this.

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England
chluke (8515 D (G))
Won. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
18 supply-centers, 14 units
Turkey
arj11 (254 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
12 supply-centers, 10 units
Russia
Survived. Bet: 5 D
3 supply-centers, 4 units
Austria
Survived. Bet: 5 D
1 supply-centers, 3 units
France
Jamiet99uk (141 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Italy
Ikaneko (113 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Germany
peterwiggin (15100 D Mod (S))
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
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