Chris Martin, the 1998 world champion, recounts in detail and with ample video footage the events of the WDC 2016 top board that would crown the 2016 World Champion.
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In which each player chooses his country in orderly fashion.
In which players gauge their opponents for the first time and Peter Yeargin does some seed planting.
In which Chris Brand has to explain the bounce on Trieste to Peter Yeargin and no one and everyone wants Belgium.
In which Nathan Barnes and Adam Silverman waffle over the Channel, while Andrew Goff plants a bomb.
In which Peter Yeargin creates enough confusion to weather out a botched attack from all three sides.
In which Andrew Goff tries to reestablish trust with Peter Yeargin by letting him dictate his orders.
In which Doug Moore tries to talk Adam Silverman out of Denmark by invoking the curse of the puppet master and a first misadjudication happens in the Balkans.
In which Peter Yeargin plays the AIR card and Nathan Barnes sells out Adam Silverman over Holland.
In which what was planted in Spring gets reapt in Fall.
In which Chris Brand finally resolves to take up Dave Maletsky on his offer, incidentally breaking the Black Sea deadlock.
In which Nathan Barnes reaches super power status.
In which tactics take the upperhand over strategy in the player negotiations.
In which the AIR is back on to stop Nathan Barnes.
In which the clock surprises a lot of people.
In which Dave Maletsky is the first to pack his bags.
In which Nathan Barnes threatens to throw the game to Chris Brand if Adam Silverman doesn't back off.
In which Nathan Barnes feigns anger towards Adam Silverman, but gets held up for an interview when he should have been writing his orders.
In which technical problems temporarily obstruct recording, while the players continue off-screen, leaving us with nothing but the recorded orders for the next three seasons.
In which Peter Yeargin finds an ally in Nathan Barnes, but misses a chance to whack Andrew Goff out of Moscow.
In which Adam Silverman, still off-screen, messes up his convoy to Denmark by bouncing with his Swedish fleet.
In which the video starts again, just in time to see Doug Moore and Peter Yeargin bow out, while Chris Brand braces himself to maintain his lead until Kingdom comes.
In which all the players with the exception of Dave Maletsky sit together during the Diplomacy tournament Whipping 2017 in San Jose, to discuss the key points in the game and drink a refreshing glass of wine.
That's it. Hope you enjoyed it and hope for more this year or the next.