Congratulations to xorxes for winning both the FvA and GvI 1v1 tournaments, as well as VillageIdiot for placing third in the Nexus Diplomacy tournament!

Finished: 01 PM Wed 13 Feb 19 UTC
Private 2018 GBT Finals - Game 3
1 days, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 35 D - Autumn, 1912, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring, Hidden draw votes
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Nikola Maric Eto (23499 D)
03 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 1901: Moderator: (ghug): Congratulations on making it to the 2018 Gunboat Tournament Finals!

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13 Feb 19 UTC Good win for Turkey.

Apologies to everyone in the game - especially Austria. The NMR's were unlike me and really unbecoming. They were not on purpose though. I pleaded with ghug several times to turn on WFO, but he wouldn't budge.

France - you just couldn't stop fucking with me the whole game, could you?
13 Feb 19 UTC England...the attacks on France while Turkey was on the road to a solo were...unusual.
13 Feb 19 UTC Germany - I refrained from retreating into your territory so you could hold your line but France was greedy and refused to leave me be.
13 Feb 19 UTC Well done Turkey.
13 Feb 19 UTC In fairness, England, he was leaving you be when you took Brest from him in 1910....which is when I would've worried more about containing that Turkish fleet in NAO than anything.

He was leaving you alone in 1905 when you tried to convoy into Brest.

He was also leaving you alone in 1908 when you took Belgium

If you're referring to 1911, I don't think you can exactly call him greedy for taking back Brest (though he could've been more efficient in his use of units) when you took Belgium the same turn.
13 Feb 19 UTC In fact, had you not taken Brest that turn, NAO would've been disbanded and the solo likely prevented.
13 Feb 19 UTC Good morning. Good game.
13 Feb 19 UTC Goldie come on mate that's really unfair and your rattling off of every move back to 1905 ignoring game context is a reach. Despite all of that, he had to get through you and France before I was even a factor, so following everyone's favourite bloody past-time and pinning it on me is ridiculous. 1909 was where it was lost buddy, by which time it was pretty clear I was trying to help Germany set his line as well.
13 Feb 19 UTC And sorry - well played Turkey.
13 Feb 19 UTC Well, I blame England.
13 Feb 19 UTC And I get to decide who's fault it is. So, it's settled. England's fault.
13 Feb 19 UTC lol
13 Feb 19 UTC So, to be clear, which moves in 1909 made the game lost? Did France moving to channel instead of MAO hurt? Yes, but it was recoverable, as I've pointed out.

Nice try with trying to make me share the blame though for a solo that occurred 4 years after my death, and six years after my irrelevancy. The NMR's certainly didn't help, and I apologize for that, but y'all had enough time to get your shit together, so I kindly decline the blame. The blame for the solo will always go on the person furthest from the stalemate line when they're actively fighting someone who is on the stalemate line, so just bear the burden and learn from it.
13 Feb 19 UTC No.
13 Feb 19 UTC "England...the attacks on France while Turkey was on the road to a solo were...unusual." thanks.
I did not understand why he conquered Belgium and Brest.
But I need to admit that Turkey played very well, congratulations!
13 Feb 19 UTC Italy, when you did not save any moves I decided to attack you, yes.
13 Feb 19 UTC Damn France, I didn't know you were telepathic. How did you know I was gonna NMR before I did?
13 Feb 19 UTC Leave Britney alone!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaa
13 Feb 19 UTC I have decided to take the high ground this time around and ignore the cry babies making excuses for why they lost by pointing fingers.
So :p
14 Feb 19 UTC So much abuse in the post-game comments, except the game I won. I guess there it was just pure skill on my part and everybody else did their best and no recriminations to be seen. :)
14 Feb 19 UTC I'm not being a crybaby, I'm just trying to help my fellow webdippers out by helping with reflection, so there's not so many damn solos next time around. And shit, I enjoy talking about a game after its done, because this is a hobby and talking about it is fun.

For example, I learned not to start the game trying something new. Don't court Turkey as an ally because they will have no good reason to ally with you. The second they build F Smyrna I should've bailed hard, instead of waiting another year.

Learning and growth. And I didn't abuse anyone in the process. Except France, because damn son if I had backed out of Trieste and stayed in Venice, you would've been fucked on an otherwordly level. Ballsy move out of the gate.
14 Feb 19 UTC I still don’t get why Germany and Russia both attacked me
When I opened so blatantly anti-French. I get the short term gain angle but mid/Long not so much
14 Feb 19 UTC I also admit to an emotional FU response to France when he took holland from Germany. There I said it. Hmph.

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