The Hysterical Koala
I was gonna reply when i got home but vitriol said pretty much everything i would have, better :p
starting turn 2, I think you should have taken Central Russia, not South America, primarily to reduce the chance that an opponent's pick in Central America could screw you over. The only dangerous counterpick that could come from a good opponent is in South East Asia, and even then you likely get warning, compared to Central America, Antartica, or West Africa, all of which could easily have been picked. So basically, Central Russia is a safer second bonus than South America. I would still do the attack in South America, but be cautious about expansion there, going to Columbia with a stack if I thought the opponent might have Central America, or Argentina if I suspected Antartica. Yes, you delay taking a bonus for a turn, but if the opponent tries to break your bonus at the last second, you end up having a better chance in the long run imo.
turn 6, taking Cameroon over Chad is a bit of a personal preference thing that I would have done to save armies in the long run. by this time its highly unlikely that your opponent is in south africa so you should be safe. otherwise you were fine to keep your stack a little longer.
I also think it might have been worthwhile to take Quebec one turn, and not making an un-needed attack into West US, so that you scout Greenland, once you saw your opponent in Europe, for the same reasons as you took Eastern Kazakhstan. Preventing your opponent from killing you with a double or triple border.
Edited 4/13/2016 03:23:38