Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

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Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

#201 Post by goldfinger0303 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:21 am

All games are now unpaused. Captains please check your inboxes.
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Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

#202 Post by goldfinger0303 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:00 pm

We have our first regular game finished, with a 7-way draw in Group A Public Press. I'll update scores later today.
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Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

#203 Post by e.m.c^42 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:11 pm

@jasnah, come and be highly perturbed.
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Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

#204 Post by jasnah » Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:18 pm

A deserving result. I'm proud of you emc. I always knew you were destined for a unique kind of greatness.
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Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

#205 Post by e.m.c^42 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:21 pm

jasnah wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:18 pm
A deserving result. I'm proud of you emc. I always knew you were destined for a unique kind of greatness.
I know, right? Thank you, thank you :D

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Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

#206 Post by e.m.c^42 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:26 pm

There should be a special golden banana award in tournaments just for games like these.
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Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

#207 Post by TheFlyingBoat » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:12 pm

If I am England's, France's, or Turkey's teammates in this game I would be very disappointed if the differential from this game is why we didn't make the finals.
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Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

#208 Post by chluke » Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:25 pm

Would be grateful if someone would post the game link so we can see this masterpiece.
goldfinger0303 wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:00 pm
We have our first regular game finished, with a 7-way draw in Group A Public Press. I'll update scores later today.
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Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

#209 Post by kgray » Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:29 pm

TheFlyingBoat wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:12 pm
If I am England's, France's, or Turkey's teammates in this game I would be very disappointed if the differential from this game is why we didn't make the finals.
I would feel the same - but as Russia's teammate, I couldn't be less disappointed :-D

https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=336214
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Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

#210 Post by e.m.c^42 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:35 pm

TheFlyingBoat wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:12 pm
If I am England's, France's, or Turkey's teammates in this game I would be very disappointed if the differential from this game is why we didn't make the finals.
Too late for regrets now! 6wd not enough of a difference from 7wd to bother. It was a very special game and the worth it has there is far beyond small, mortal concerns like tournament points ;p
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Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

#211 Post by chluke » Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:41 pm

A ruthless display to which cold hearted Diplomacy players will go to help their respective teams reach the coveted World Cup finals.

Or not.
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Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

#212 Post by e.m.c^42 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:45 pm

chluke wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:41 pm
A ruthless display to which cold hearted Diplomacy players will go to help their respective teams reach the coveted World Cup finals.

Or not.
The sheer love for one another displayed in our press is truly heartwarming. One must read it all for the full experience.
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Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

#213 Post by goldfinger0303 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:28 am

chluke wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:25 pm
Would be grateful if someone would post the game link so we can see this masterpiece.
goldfinger0303 wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:00 pm
We have our first regular game finished, with a 7-way draw in Group A Public Press. I'll update scores later today.
Hey chluke if you go to Games-Tournaments, you can spectate the tourney and see the links to every live game. They should also be on the external site (which is where scoring is)
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Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

#214 Post by goldfinger0303 » Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:43 am

Group B is heating up, with 6 teams now having a 3-way draw under their belt! The 1v1 records are the difference between advancing and not thus far.

With a few other games looking like they're in their end stages, and the last of the 1v1s coming in, it looks like our gunboaters will decide which teams advance and which do not.
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Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

#215 Post by chluke » Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:00 pm

Strong start by rdrivera to lead the pack, with a 3-way Full Press draw and two (!) head to head wins for Team Brazil!
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#216 Post by cdngooner » Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:58 pm

Standings after today's FP 3WD:
Yorkshire 392
California 364
Eastern Canada 327
Great Lakes 219
Great Plains 211
Brazil 189
Australia 0
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Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

#217 Post by goldfinger0303 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:53 pm

Yorkshire Puddings now stands atop the field at 412, with a near-perfect 1v1 record!

So everyone can see the details, the team scores are all located here.

But I shall repost here.

Group A Scores
Prosecco - 286
Greatest Lakes - 233
Democracy Sausages - 179
God Save the Team - 177
Ain't No SC Not Edible (if Fried) - 125
Cheesesteaks - 124
Sons of Vlad - 124

Its still a very close match here, thanks to our wonderful 7-way Public Press draw. I wonder if any of those teams will come to regret their decisions? Cheesesteaks, Sons of Vlad and Greatest Lakes all benefited greatly from that draw (which is like a 110-120 point swing for those teams, assuming an eventual 4wd in the game, but as we all know you can never predict public press!)

Group B Scores
The Yorkshire Puddings - 412
California - 364
Eastern Canada - 327
Great Lakes - 239
"Great Plains" - 211
Brazil - 189
Three-Fifths Australia - 0

Being cut from that FP1 draw really put a damper in Great Lakes' chances at moving on. The top three teams here are all very strong - making 2 out of 3 draws, and making very strategic decisions to narrow down the draws - that cost Eastern Canada and Great Lakes significantly. You also see some bold plays here, as the Yorkshire Puddings and California players seemingly tried to hand a solo over to Eastern Canada rather than get cut out of the FP2 draw - a move that would have essentially eliminated the Brazil and Great Plains teams.

I say essentially eliminated because even at zero points, Three-Fifths Australia is not out of this yet! With two gunboat solos, or even a single gunboat solo and a correct 2-way or 3-way draw, they could advance still. Remember gunboat points are halved, so a gunboat solo is 219 points.

Also to bear in mind is that a 7th team does move on to the finals! That team being the best 4th place scoring team between the two groups. Currently, that is set to be Great Lakes, but as scores keep coming in, it's something to keep an eye on!
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Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

#218 Post by e.m.c^42 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:45 pm

goldfinger0303 wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:53 pm
Its still a very close match here, thanks to our wonderful 7-way Public Press draw.
I'm glad you've now seen the light, the elevated truth; the sheer heart-groping beauty in our harmony.
goldfinger0303 wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:53 pm
I wonder if any of those teams will come to regret their decisions?
You commit heresy. Is there possible any answer other than "never"?
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Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

#219 Post by Brumark » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:14 am

Great summary Goldie
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Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

#220 Post by cdngooner » Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:20 pm

Interesting to see if we might have a solo in Group A FP2!
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