This game is a definite must-see; I ran into this player the other day in an auto-game, and this is what came of it. In the beginning, after I broke his two bonuses in CA and Antarctica I was overconfident and thought I had a definite advantage, but I was totally wrong. The battle that ensued extended to four fronts and lasted twenty-three turns. For those of you who haven't played him yet, you should challenge him, and maybe persuade him to join the site as a member. We could use more talent like this on the ladder.