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ID III

Players' Scores

Below you will see a number of tables with some showing scores totalled by all Rounds and others where the Rounds are separated. Due to the increase in players, ID III has two divisions and therefore the tables below are, when needed, separate to the respective division.


Players

The tables below show how each player performed in the respective rounds. To outline the layout of the table, the left hand side shows the position of the player compared to others. It is followed by the player's name and then the countries being played per round together with the points scored. The right hand column has the total score. Scores are; win = 2 points, draw = 1 point and lose = 0 points. As ID III is being played you will see a number of question marks (?) and that simple means that game hasn't started.

Division 1
Pos Player's Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
1 Kester Bearne G
2
I
1
R
2
T
2
A
2
F
1
E
2
12
2 Carl Hanich G
2
F
0
E
2
T
2
I
2
A
1
R
2
11
3 Brian Frew F
0
E
2
A
0
I
2
G
0
T
2
R
2
8
3 John Wright F
0
G
2
T
2
I
0
E
1
R
2
A
1
8
5 Jim O'Neil A
0
R
2
I
2
G
2
T
1
F
0
E
0
7
6 Ally Bain E
2
G
0
I
0
F
0
T
2
A
2
R
0
6
7 Richard Hucknall A
2
F
0
G
0
T
0
R
0
I
0
E
1
3
8 JW Omlo T
0
E
1
A
0
G
0
R
0
F
0
I
0
1

Division 2
Pos Player's Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
1 Peter Hawkins R
2
F
2
G
2
T
2
A
2
E
2
I
2
14
2 Gabriel Lecointre A
2
G
0
I
2
T
1
R
2
F
2
E
2
11
3 Todd Hunter-Gilbert I
2
G
2
T
1
E
1
F
1
R
0
A
2
9
3 Brian O'Farrell G
0
A
2
F
0
R
2
T
1
E
2
I
2
9
5 Michael Valentine I
2
E
2
F
1
G
0
T
0
R
0
A
0
5
6 Jon Hucknall E
0
T
0
R
0
G
0
A
2
I
2
F
0
4
7 Ian Pringle F
0
E
0
I
2
A
0
G
0
R
0
T
0
2
7 Greg Pierce T
0
G
0
E
0
F
2
I
0
R
0
A
0
2


Countries

In the table below, the first number is the number of times that country is being played in that round. As for the number after the slash, it shows the scores for that country in that round. A question mark (?) means To Be Advised (TBA) whereas a number followed by a question mark, e.g. 2?, shows that some games have finished but not all so continue to watch. If you see a hyphen it means the country was not played.

Division 1
Country 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
Austria-Hungary 2/2 -/- 2/0 -/- 1/2 2/3 1/1 8
England 1/2 2/3 1/2 -/- 1/1 -/- 3/3 11
France 2/0 2/0 -/- 1/0 -/- 3/1 -/- 1
Germany 2/2 2/2 1/0 2/2 1/0 -/- -/- 6
Italy -/- 1/1 3/4 2/2 1/2 1/0 1/0 9
Russia -/- 1/2 1/2 -/- 2/0 1/2 3/4 10
Turkey 1/0 -/- -/- 3/4 2/3 1/2 -/- 9

Division 2
Country 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
Austria-Hungary 1/2 1/2 -/- 1/0 2/2 -/- 3/2 8
England 1/0 2/2 1/0 1/1 -/- 2/4 1/2 9
France 1/0 1/2 2/1 1/2 1/1 1/2 1/0 8
Germany 1/0 3/2 1/2 2/0 1/0 -/- -/- 4
Italy 2/4 -/- 2/4 -/- 1/2 1/2 2/4 16
Russia 1/2 -/- 1/0 1/2 1/0 4/0 -/- 4
Turkey 1/0 1/0 1/1 2/3 2/1 -/- 1/0 5

Combined Divisions
Country 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
Austria-Hungary 3/4 1/2 2/0 1/0 3/4 2/3 4/3 16
England 2/2 4/5 2/2 1/1 1/1 2/4 4/5 20
France 3/0 3/2 2/1 2/2 1/1 4/3 1/0 9
Germany 3/2 5/4 2/2 4/2 2/0 -/- -/- 10
Italy 2/4 1/1 5/8 2/2 2/2 2/2 3/4 23
Russia 1/2 1/2 2/2 1/2 3/0 5/2 3/4 14
Turkey 2/0 1/0 1/1 5/7 4/4 1/2 1/0 14


Rounds

As for the column showing Season, it simply shows when the game finished. If a game was conceded or a draw was agreed, that column will show the last phase so if B05 is shown, it means the bids were done but S05 was not done.

Round 1 - Division 1
Home Player Home Country Away Player Away Country GM Winner Season
JW Turkey Richard Austria-Hungary Kester Richard B03
Kester Germany Jim Austria-Hungary Richard Kester S05
Carl Germany Brian France Ally Carl A04
John France Ally England Brian Ally A04

All games featured neighbouring powers so fighting was intense from the outset. The highlight of the Round was the Richard vs JW game; a replay of the ID I finalists. Unfortunately for JW, it was also the same result. Was JW a little rusty after sitting out ID II or is playing Turkey against Austria just too difficult? Either way, playing Richard is never going to be easy! Richard won quickly and convincingly.

Unfortunately for Jim, in his first ever game of ID he comes across the reigning Champ in Kester. Kester was always in control to comfortably win in his usual manner.

The Carl vs Brian game was a much tighter affair. It was brutal and fierce with Brian's France already pounding Carl's Germany in Mun in 1901. Carl took a big risk in going for a build rather than protecting Mun and then managed to slowly get the upper hand.

The John and Ally game was also a tight affair. Early on John's France had a slight lead in the centre count but Ally managed to get on top and when he does Ally tend to stay there. The ID II runner-up has started ID III very well!

Round 1 - Division 2
Home Player Home Country Away Player Away Country GM Winner Season
Jon England Gabriel Austria-Hungary Ally Gabriel S09
Brian Germany Peter Russia Richard Peter A03
Greg Turkey Todd Italy Richard Todd A07
Michael Italy Ian France Richard Michael S02

Two very quick games involving neighbours. In a very swift game, Michael playing Italy, absolutely blitzed Ian playing France. In the other one, Peter playing Russia comfortably beat Brian playing Germany. I very much doubt Germany will ever manage to beat Russia but no doubt Kester will probably prove me wrong one day.

The other two games were quite long. Todd's Italy was always in control against Greg's Turkey, but Greg did not give up without a tough fight. I do not think Turkey has ever beaten Italy. An in another epic, Gabriel as Austria managed to get across the stalemate line to conquer Jon's England by skilfully keeping Mercenary fleets alive in the north.


Round 2 - Division 1
Home Player Home Country Away Player Away Country GM Winner Season
JW England Kester Italy Ally Draw A06
Richard France Jim Russia JW Jim A05
Carl France John Germany Brian John A04
Brian England Ally Germany Richard Brian A02

All the winners from Round 1 were playing against the losers from Round 1. Not one of those four Round 1 winners could win again in Round 2 unlike Division 2 where three players achieved that feat. This competition is as tight as it has ever been with only 2 points separating first from last, and six players being in equal second position one point from the lead.

The only player though to remain undefeated is Kester, the ID II Champ. Although he did not win, he managed to get a draw. Kester played Italy against JW who had selected England. The game was very tight in the first few years virtually ensuring a draw. JW did manage to slowly skip ahead but with no more mercenary powers left (that is, southern fleets for JW), neither player could cross the stalemate line to win.

Jim managed to record his first ever win and did so against Richard, the ID I Champ. Although Russia versus France is always going to heavily favour Russia. Carl and John had a fierce and brutal game in France versus Germany. Had the game lasted another season, Carl may have won as he had the higher centre count. But John played magnificently, going in very hard and securing Bre before Carl could establish his strategy. In the other game, Ally lost against Brian as he did in ID II. Brian playing England was up against Ally's Germany and managed to get the upper hand immediately by bidding for France in 1901.

Round 2 - Division 2
Home Player Home Country Away Player Away Country GM Winner Season
Jon Turkey Brian France Kester Brian S05
Gabriel Germany Peter Russia Richard Peter A04
Greg Germany Michael England Richard Michael A03
Todd Germany Ian England Richard Todd A03

After Round Two, we have three players who have won each game and are tied for the lead. Although at a very early stage, it appears that Michael, Todd, and Peter are the players to beat and the ones that are likely to claim the two Division One spots in ID IV.

Peter and Gabriel, both on two points, fought out a top of the table clash. Peter's France was too good for Gabriel's Germany. Michael's England after an early misorder looked in trouble against Greg's Germany. But a couple of mistakes from Greg and some clever play from Michael saw Michael win quite easily in the end. Todd playing as Germany was always in control against Ian as England who is still finessing his bidding strategy. And Brian playing as Austria managed to record his first win with a somewhat controversial win against Jon's Turkey after Brian successfully appealed against a GM's adjudication. Turkey is always going to be tough against Austria.


Round 3 - Division 1
Home Player Home Country Away Player Away Country GM Winner Season
JW Austria-Hungary Jim Italy Ally Jim B03
Richard Germany Kester Russia JW Kester B04
Carl England Ally Italy Richard Carl B06
Brian Austria-Hungary John Turkey Kester John A04

Firstly, anyone can still win Division One! Even JW at the bottom is only 4 points from the lead. The ID I runner-up has had a tough time of it with having to play against Italy twice and Austria in his other game. JW also still has Italy, Russia, and France to play. Both Kester and Jim have already played both Italy and Russia. Division One is certainly still wide open!

The highlight of Round 3 was the game featuring Richard and Kester; the ID I Champ up against the ID II Champ. Surprisingly, Richard chose Germany knowing that Kester would likely choose Russia. But the ID I Champ is a tough competitor and likes a challenge. But the game was basically lost in A01 when Richard went to BAL expecting to bounce with Kester coming from GoB. But as Richard said, "It was a case of bluff and counter-bluff". Instead of 5 centres each, Kester had 6 to Richard's 4 and never looked back.

In the other Left Group game (which looks like a very tough group), JW selected Austria but was up against Jim who had selected Italy; a very tough pairing for both powers. Poor JW had to play against Italy again and against such as accomplished player as Jim. Jim very quickly won the game. GM Ally sounded a warning to others of Jim's expertise in the tactics of bidding which we all know is a very key area! JW can count himself a touch unlucky. Had the bidding gone a little his way in 1902, he would have won in S02.

In the Carl versus Ally game; the current runner-up chose Italy. Unfortunately for Ally, Carl chose England which appears to be a power that Italy cannot necessary get a quick upper hand. A mis-order by Ally in S01, virtually guaranteed Carl at least a draw as Carl was able to neutralise France as an English threat and lock up the MAO. Ally tried hard to gain a draw but Carl had too many units and a huge cedit advantage.

And in the other game, John as Turkey managed a strong win against Brian's Austria. John still has Italy, Russia, and Austria to play and is only one point from the lead. After failing to make the top 4 in ID I and sitting out ID II, John has come from nowhere to be a very serious threat to Kester for the title.

Round 3 - Division 2
Home Player Home Country Away Player Away Country GM Winner Season
Jon Russia Peter Germany Brian Peter A02
Gabriel Italy Brian France Richard Gabriel A06
Greg England Ian Italy Richard Ian S06
Todd Turkey Michael France Richard Draw S06

The feature match in this round was the top of the table clash between Todd and Michael. Both had two wins after from the first two rounds and a tight contest was expected. Todd drew Turkey and Michael drew France an arguably stronger power. But given the positioning of these two powers at the opposite ends of the stalemate line, a draw was always a possibility. The game remained tight throughout, so inevitably it was a draw as neither player could get across the stalemate line. Both remain undefeated on 5 points just behind Peter who has now won three games from three starts and leads outright Division Two.

Peter selected Germany and was up against Jon's Russia; one of the toughest pairing in ID. Surprisingly Peter managed to win and very quickly. Congratulations Peter on your very strong start. You have already played Russia and France, but you have also played Germany which is considered by many (except maybe Kester where no power is weak) to be the weakest! You deserve now to be the favourite to win Division Two, but Michael and Todd are only one point behind you and you still need to play both in the remaining four rounds.

Gabriel selected Italy against Brian who selected France. Both were in equal 4th position so Gabriel who proved too strong is now in outright 4th position! In a remarkable game, neither player managed to take many centres, as being neighbours, fierce fighting commenced from the outset leaving precious time to gather new centres. The mercenary Russia reached a peak of 15 centres. When Gabriel won, he had only 5 centres to Brian's 7. Gabriel is only 2 points from the top so is still right in this Tournament.

And in the other game, Ian managed to pick up his first win of the Tournament beating Greg's England with Italy. As the table below shows, Italy is a very strong power. Greg remains winless, but he does have what I believe are the four strongest powers to play in the last four rounds.


Round 4 - Division 1
Home Player Home Country Away Player Away Country GM Winner Season
JW Germany Carl Turkey Kester Carl A03
Richard Turkey Brian Italy Ally Brian A06
Kester Turkey John Italy Richard Kester B04
Jim Germany Ally France Brian Jim S05

With only 3 rounds remaining, it is now almost impossible for anyone but the top five to win the Tourney. And you would have to think that only the top three have a serious chance of taking out this year's title!

The feature game in Round 4 was of course Kester versus John. A win would have seen John equal leader. A loss has put him in equal 4th position. If John can win all his remaining games, then he has a chance. John's Italy started well, but Kester's Turkey maintained a supply centre advantage which became an unbeatable position. Kester also bid very well gaining a clear upper hand after the 1903 bids. Kester therefore maintains the competition lead but has two players right behind him!

Carl played Turkey and by bidding high for Russia gave JW as Germany not much chance. That puts Carl in equal second position and JW fighting to avoid relegation. Carl came third in ID I and ID II. Will he achieve a top two finish for ID III? Carl still has Italy, Russia, and Austria to play; three of his favourites. But he has a difficult draw playing the ID I Champ, then the ID II Champ and finally the giant killing ID Rookie!

Brian playing Italy fancied himself from the outset against Richard's Turkey and eventually won despite Richard holding on for quite a while. I also prefer Italy against Turkey, although Turkey can win as evidenced by Kester above! The ID I Champ would be disappointed with how he is faring in ID III, so expect a strong finish as there is no way he wants to be relegated to Division 2. He does have strong powers in Italy and Russia still to play and England (which hasn't lost a game in ID III D1 so far) but he is up against some quality opposition; as all games in Division One are unfortunately!

And in the Jim (Germany) and Ally (France) game, Ally looked like he had the upper hand early on only to find himself as another casualty of Jim. The ID Rookie is now in equal second position only one point off the lead! Is there any stopping him? But he does have to play everyone currently in the top five with the exception of Kester in the last three rounds!

Round 4 - Division 2
Home Player Home Country Away Player Away Country GM Winner Season
Jon Germany Greg France JW Greg S03
Gabriel Turkey Todd England Richard Draw B08
Brian Russia Michael Germany Richard Brian A05
Peter Turkey Ian Austria-Hungary Richard Peter B04

The feature match was between fourth ranked Gabriel against Todd who was only one point ahead in equal second position. And it was as expected an epic match, as those Turkey versus England games tend to be. (It would be interesting to see what the record is between this pairing of powers – Kester may do some analysis which would be very useful for Home Power selection in ID IV). In the end, the game was drawn which probably is the most common result when two very capable players are pitted against each other with this pairing.

Peter continued along his absolutely crushing form, comfortably winning as Turkey against Ian's Austria. Greg won his first game in the Tourney quickly accounting for Jon in a neighbour tussle of France against Germany. And Brian managed to bring down the high flying previously undefeated Michael as Russia against Germany. Michael, in this pairing, Russia normally always wins so try and not select Germany if your opposition is likely to choose Russia! With three rounds to go both Michael and Brian could still technically win Division 2. Realistically though, being runner-up is now probably the best to hope for which will still see you in Division 1 for ID IV!

That leaves Peter with a handy two point buffer with three games to go. Todd is in outright second position and still has to play Peter. A win against Peter would make Todd the equal favourite and Todd will be playing Russia against Peter's England; a very difficult pairing for Peter. So in my mind, Peter is only the slight favourite as Peter also still has to play Michael!


Round 5 - Division 1
Home Player Home Country Away Player Away Country GM Winner Season
JW Russia Ally Turkey Richard Ally A01
Richard Russia Carl Italy Brian Carl B06
Kester Austria-Hungary Brian Germany JW Kester B07
Jim Turkey John England Kester Draw A07

ID III is now a three horse race. Brian's loss to Kester and John's draw with Jim have ruled them both out, but both still have a chance at being the runner up.

Brian was looking strong early on as Germany against Kester's Austria. But when you nail Kester, you must bury him straightaway before his troops have a chance to re-group. A win would have seen Brian two points off the lead. A loss has him now risking relegation to Division Two. It is very tight in Division One!

Turkey versus England games have been always draws; so the result for Jim and John was no great surprise. Had Kester and Carl lost their games, John would have still have had a strong chance. Jim is still right up there with a chance of winning but he needs Kester to at least lose one game. He plays Carl in the last round so he can ensure Carl loses at least one of his remaining games.

Carl played the ID I Champ Richard in the always tight Italy versus Russia where Italy seems to always win. And it was tight, but Carl's Italy managed to slowly get the edge and Italy won again. Richard has played against Italy and Russia in all of his last four games and lost them all! I still regard those two powers as the best. Richard's luck is due to change in ID IV and needs at least one win to have a chance of avoiding relegation. Carl now plays Kester in Round 6.

And in the other game; Ally's Turkey amazingly beat JW's Russia in A01. JW after not bidding as well as he liked, took a risk to get back on an even keel that did not pay off. Unfortunately, it was a risk he need not have taken. On a positive note, he has developed a new mantra which should see him back in Division One for ID V. Ironically, the top 2 in ID I are now the bottom two in ID III. It shows how tight this competition is and how unforgiving a few mistakes can be! The ID II runner-up It is faring that much better!

Round 5 - Division 2
Home Player Home Country Away Player Away Country GM Winner Season
Jon Austria-Hungary Ian Germany Carl Jon A03
Gabriel Russia Greg Italy Ally Gabriel B04
Brian Turkey Todd France Richard Draw B09
Peter Austria-Hungary Michael Turkey Richard Peter S06

The undefeated Peter was up against the third placed Michael. Peter's Austria comfortably accounted for Michael's Turkey in a longish game which is always hard for Turkey as Turkey never seems to get out of its corner. Michael felt that he should have bid harder for Russia in 1901 and should have favoured armies over fleets. The win virtually wraps up the Division Two championship for Peter and sees Michael now struggling for a top two finish and a place in Division One for ID IV. Had Michael won, it would have been an interesting final two rounds for the top 4.

Jon secured his first win in convincing fashion as Austria against Ian's Germany. Germany is never easy but having Italy and Russia controlled by Jon in 1901 gave Jon an excellent start! Gabriel continued his good form with a straightforward win over Greg in Russia versus Italy, which normally favours Italy, to go into equal second position and stay within a small chance of winning the championship. The only other contender is Todd who drew with Brian in France versus Turkey. Brian played very well ending with 22 centres against Todd's 11 centres, but could not break through the stalemate line which Todd expertly established! Todd remains undefeated but with three draws is probably too far behind now. Todd plays Peter next. A win will keep his hopes alive!!

Realistically though, the game now is who will get second position. Michael and Brian have a slight chance but it looks like it will be either Todd or Gabriel.


Round 6 - Division 1
Home Player Home Country Away Player Away Country GM Winner Season
JW France John Russia Brian John A05
Richard Italy Ally Austria-Hungary JW Ally S04
Kester France Carl Austria-Hungary Ally Draw A06
Jim France Brian Turkey Richard Brian A11

The top of the table clash between Kester and Carl produced a draw. Carl fancied himself as Austria against Kester's France, but did not bid high enough for Russia in 1901 and 1902. Kester and Carl have met twice in ID with two draws the result. A win would have wrapped up the ID III championship for Kester, but a draw does keep Kester undefeated with the championship still likely to stay in Kester's hands. Carl needs to beat Jim in R7 and hope that Ally can repeat his ID II effort and beat Kester in his R7 game.

Jim, the only other contender for the championship, lost to Brian and is now out of the running. Jim overbid in 1902 (and rued it as it was for a small advantage and high risk) and Brian seized the advantage and eventually won as Turkey in quite a gruelling game against Jim's France. Jim tried valiantly to try and force a draw by eliminating all the northern mercenary fleets, even bidding 12 and 12 for two mercenaries with only 11 credits and forcing those mercenaries to be neutral that year!! Had Jim won, he would have been only one point behind Kester going into the final round. Brian now has a small chance of snatching third position for ID III and is now safe from relegation.

John's Russia accounted for JW's France continuing a season that JW will want to forget. The ID I runner –up who sat out ID II will be much stronger in ID IV with the ID III experience under his belt. It shows how unforgiving ID can be! With Jim's loss, John moves into equal third position with Jim with one round to play. Both have a small chance of being equal second should Carl lose in the final round.

And Ally's Austria beat Richard's Italy in the always quick neighbourly clash. Ally, the ID II runner-up, lost three consecutive games after winning his first game and looked down the barrel of relegation. Fortunately, two wins now has assured him of remaining in the elite division for an assault on the championship in ID IV. Ally now even has a small chance of snaring third position!

Round 6 - Division 2
Home Player Home Country Away Player Away Country GM Winner Season
Jon Italy Michael Russia Kester Jon A03
Gabriel France Ian Russia Richard Gabriel A02
Brian England Greg Russia Carl Brian B03
Peter England Todd Russia Richard Peter S03

Congratulations Peter on winning the ID III Division Two Championship! Another tough game against the previously undefeated Todd and another win. That is six straight wins from six games. An excellent achievement! It will be very interesting to see you up against the likes of Kester Bearne and Jim O'Neil in ID IV. I had you as the underdog as I would think that England versus Russia is quite difficult particularly against an accomplished competitor like Todd. Your strategy of a quick attack on StP proved to be on the mark and with Todd's misorder, victory was very swift! Todd's first loss puts him in equal third position and struggling for promotion to Division One.

Gabriel continued his strong form winning against Ian in France versus Russia to be in a strong position to secure a promotion to Division One. Ian's internet problems continue to make playing ID difficult for him. After winning his first game in Round 5, Jon has won his second game in spectacular fashion against Michael in Italy versus Russia. Michael had a handy centre count lead but Jon landed an army in StP via a convoy from Pic! The key again appeared to be controlling England. Is England and taking StP the key for winning against Russia?? And Brian notched up another win playing Greg in England versus Russia by controlling Germany and Austria to be now in equal third position with a chance of promotion to Division One and is finishing this tournament strongly!

With Peter having won, the only remaining question is who will join him in Division One for ID IV. Gabriel is clearly the favourite. He is playing Michael in England verus Austria. A draw will be enough and it is hard to see Gabriel not at least achieving a draw particularly since Michael, who started this tournament so strongly to be undefeated after the first three rounds only to lose the next three, has had to deal with Real Life issues. Maybe life will get easier for ID IV. So even victories for Brian (who is playing Italy against Turkey) and Todd will probably not be enough.


Round 7 - Division 1
Home Player Home Country Away Player Away Country GM Winner Season
JW Italy Brian Russia Kester Brian B03
Richard England John Austria-Hungary Ally Draw A07
Kester England Ally Russia JW Kester B04
Jim England Carl Russia Richard Carl B06

Congratulations Kester on securing another well deserved title. Given the high calibre of players, I thought the comp would be tighter this year. But Kester went one better. Last year, Kester had a loss and a draw but this year he remained undefeated with only two draws. Carl and JW seem to be the only bogie men for Kester as he has never beaten either of them. Ironically, JW who has the best head to head against Kester with a win and a draw and seemingly the best person to beat him is headed for Division Two next season. I am sure JW will come back strongly in ID V. So who can beat Kester and who can challenge him for the title? Ally is the only one now in Division One that has previously beaten him. Carl has never lost to him and Jim with a season under his belt is no longer a rookie. Maybe one of the two top guns from Division Two who are being promoted?

Kester won in convincing fashion to beat Ally in England versus Russia. This was the exactly the same match as last year but this time Kester won; obviously having figured out how to win after last year's loss (which basically I think is to move on StP quickly before Russia can establish a defensive line). And Kester needed to win as Carl ended up only one point behind. Ally after being the Runner-up last year in his rookie year found the going a bit tougher this year coming 6th but is keeping his spot in Division One.

Jim and Carl were also playing England versus Russia but this time Russia won. Carl came second which is better than his third last season. Carl and Kester drew, so the only difference between the two was that Carl lost to John yet Kester only lost a point to JW with a draw. Jim, in his first year, came a very respectable 5th after being in touch with the leaders up until the last two rounds. He is certainly the dark horse for ID IV.

Brian was too strong for JW as Russia versus Italy, finishing strongly to achieve equal third position; his best ever ID result. Brian is also tied with Ally in equal 4th position in the Hall of Fame. Brian continues to go from strength to strength with each Tourney thus far!

And Richard and John slogged it out for a Draw in their England versus Austria match which seems to be the usual result. After 5 consecutive losses, Richard no doubt was relieved to not loose again and will be refining his play a touch in Division Two next season before no doubt forcing his way back into Division One for ID V. The ID I Champ is in 3rd position in the Hall of Fame. John had another successful tournament finishing in equal 3rd position. John and JW who both sat out ID II, are both in equal 6th position in the Hall of Fame.

Round 7 - Division 2
Home Player Home Country Away Player Away Country GM Winner Season
Jon France Todd Austria-Hungary Brian Todd A05
Gabriel England Michael Austria-Hungary Richard Gabriel A07
Brian Italy Ian Turkey Ally Brian A03
Peter Italy Greg Austria-Hungary Richard Peter A02

What more can be said about Peter! After already securing the Division Two championship, Peter has now made it a historic clean sweep in winning all his seven games of the Tournament. In Australia, we would call him Peter Perfect after the legendry late motor racing icon Peter Brock. In a very quick game, Peter playing Italy landed in Greg's Austria in A02.

Gabriel playing England finally accounted for Michael's Austria. England seems to be a good power to play when not up against France. Gabriel also had a fantastic tournament having only lost one game and joins Peter in Division One next season for ID IV.

Jon could not continue his winning streak and was overwhelmed as France by Todd playing Austria. Todd finishes in equal third position with Brian who as Italy comfortably beat Ian's Turkey.

That concludes ID III for Division Two. Thank you all for playing and I look forward to seeing you in ID IV. Ian will not compete in ID IV so we will be looking for at least one new player next season.


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