Checksum: 6+10+12 + 9 + 9 + 9 + 5 + 7 + 4 + 3 + (3*10) = 104
Hero: Redouble to 4
Actual play (Mar 26, score = 474): ih, ij (Qd)
SpiderGM Comments: An unexpected double from Hero. I will have plenty to say about this in the post-mortem!
Actual play (score = 472): di,id (9d)
SpiderGM Comments: Bart has enumerated the subsequent play for the thirteen different ranks and somehow came up with the illegal “ih” 😉 At least this is trivial to fix
Actual play (Mar 27, score = 470): ei, ed, ie, id, ed (Qs)
Spider GM Comments: Villain would have re-doubled to 8 if Hero didn’t get the empty column, but now it’s getting interesting.
Actual play (Mar 28, score = 462): bc, jb, he, hj, eh (6s) bd (4d)
Villain doubles to 8
Actual play (Mar 29, score = 450): di,ed (7h)
Spider GM Comments: In the context of a 5-point match I guess there’s no turning back for both sides …
Actual play (Mar 30, score = 448): ie, bi (3d)
Actual play (trivial): bi (7d)
Spider GM comments: Bart/BUG didn’t mess around with column 3 and surely no reason to mess with it now.
Actual play (Mar 31, score = 445): eb, gb, ci
Spider GM comments: Oh well. So much for getting six good cards in a row.
Final position of Round 2: summary and next round coming soon to a place near u