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RT ladder spotlight: KvZ part 2: 4/10/2017 20:05:20

player12345
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Kurdistan49 (#6) faced zarathoustra (#8) again a day after their epic Battle Islands match. (https://www.warlight.net/Forum/254929-interesting-battle-islands-matchup)

Since yesterday's match, both players have been active and winning. Z won 3 of 4 games and K won 7 of 12. Today's match was East Asia and Oceania.
https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=13272349

Z goes 123 in the East islands! He gets all 3 picks as K goes for a more conservative North Australia 4 bonus combo and a third in Mongolia. 3 in the East Islands is risky as they're vulnerable to mid-game assault but also tough to stop if the first encounter is late in the game.

K's picks are strong against the islands as North Aus is nearby for a mid-game assault and he has isolation and decent expansion in Mongolia.

However, K makes an unfortunate mistake turn 1. Clearing the 3-neutrals on this map demands more planning than usual. Often it's necessary to tap with 1 and then clear with 3 on the next turn. K takes a territory with 5 on the first turn but also clears the only other adjacent neutral. 2 leftover armies are stranded with nothing to do on turn 2, and K can't finish his first bonus until turn 3.

Normally this is a fatal error against another good player, but K still has an outside chance given his relatively strong picks. K goes into the middle islands and reaches a split point on one of Z's 4-bonuses. However, he doesn't have quite enough income to break in and Z holds on a critical turn. Z overruns the split next turn. At this point Z is up on income, armies and has an unstoppable stack threatening North Aus: game over.

Z wins today's match.

Are these reviews interesting? Do you want to see more?

Edited 4/11/2017 06:24:22
RT ladder spotlight: KvZ part 2: 4/10/2017 20:26:16


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The masses probably prefer videos > text of commentary.

Ever considered commentary?
RT ladder spotlight: KvZ part 2: 4/10/2017 20:55:02

player12345
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I've thought about it, but writing is more my style.
RT ladder spotlight: KvZ part 2: 4/10/2017 21:38:54


TheRiverStyxie 
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Pretty exciting commentary, I'd love to read more :)
RT ladder spotlight: KvZ part 2: 4/10/2017 21:41:18


krunx 
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Are these reviews interesting? Do you want to see more?


I enjoy reading stuff like this. I think it is interesting. From my point of view: I am interested in even more depth in the analysis. I know it is rt and you do not have endless time to calculate everything, but maybe pointing out picking/gameplay mistakes would be very nice.

All in all, nice to read such reviews.
RT ladder spotlight: KvZ part 2: 4/10/2017 21:49:54


Rikku 
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Agreed it is rather enjoyable to read.
RT ladder spotlight: KvZ part 2: 4/10/2017 23:08:56

player12345
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Thanks all:)

K and Z each have a win in this unofficial best-of-three micro-series. Stay tuned for
KvZ 3: Tiebreaker! :P
RT ladder spotlight: KvZ part 2: 4/11/2017 19:34:08


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Really I don't believe you all prefer text > videos? Am I the only person who had a actual childhood watching the simpsons while you all read your fancy harry potterss? Book nerds! Thinking your smart!
RT ladder spotlight: KvZ part 2: 4/11/2017 20:18:56

player12345
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Don't have a cow, man:)
RT ladder spotlight: KvZ part 2: 4/11/2017 20:59:09


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http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=don%27t+have+a+cow

"Bart is the typical problem child who is always testing the authority figures in his life. In contrast is the good child, Lisa Simpson, who is never a challenge to her elders"

Stop challenging me , I'm your elder.
RT ladder spotlight: KvZ part 2: 4/11/2017 21:09:19

player12345
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I think you meant to say "You will respect my Authoritah!"
RT ladder spotlight: KvZ part 2: 4/18/2017 17:37:40

player12345
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KvZ 3 still hasn't happened, but it's looking to be a grand finale.

In addition to being tied at 1-1 in this completely unofficial KvZ series, Kurdistan49 and zarathoustra currently have an identical rating (1768) on the RT ladder and are tied for the #7 and #8 spot.

Both players have been highly active since KvZ 2 but haven't been paired with each other.

Edited 4/18/2017 17:37:51
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