The race to Gold ! Love it Dobby, my man Max up against this latest entry into the Stratego game Antsi who gets Gold first ? I was able to watch one of Antsi's after I posted. I also noticed an odd Flag placement by them. I think your advise was solid .
The Race to Gold is On!
Max is currently at 420. Antsi is at 376. I'm not sure who I would bet on to win the race yet. I haven't seen enough of Antsi's play to make a decent prediction.
Max understands the game well enough to get to Gold, but doesn't trust his reads. He has to trust his intuition more, instead of using all his scouts up early to verify his reads. I don't think his memory is bad, he just plays too fast and doesn't give himself enough time to memorize all the information. Plus, he has the same problem I have and that's we tend to focus on what we are doing and not what our opponent is doing. That's a very bad habit that will cause you tough, stupid loses.
Antsi bluffs a lot. He bluffs way too much against lower ranked players. That's can be so dangerous. He also moves way too many pieces. He gives his opponents lots of targets. That's tough to defend in close games. I still don't understand lots of his moves. I don't think he's a shuffler. He just seems to move pieces without a goal. It can be baffling at times. He also has an open flag which makes it harder to win.
This could be a poll question: Who gets first to ELO 500 before March 1st? Max, Antsi or Neither. Place your bets.....