how did you know the flag in corner? If he had let you move forward wih your col would you have lottoed that corner with your col?
I should have mentioned that I hit a bomb on A10, so that piece was known. I thought J10 was the flag because after playing hundreds of marshal blitzer games, almost 90% of the time the flag is on the same side as the blitzing side. I say about 70 percent of the time, the blitzers have an open flag. And most of the time, they usually only have one or zero bombs on their blitzing side. My opponent kept a triangle in the corner like he had a bombed in flag for most of the game. When he moved away from J9 at the end of the game, he always kept another piece somewhere on the J column protecting J10. He probably was guarding it against my remaining scout. That’s a very easy tell. I also tend to go with the gravon stats, especially for players under 700 ELO. J10 is significantly more likely to have a flag than I10 (9.02% vs 2.59%). Trusting those gravon stats has made me a much better player.
Your second question is a good one. I played awful in the first ¾ of the game. I started concentrating very hard at the end. This should have been an easy win, especially with my setup. I doubt he would let me by with his colonel. And if he lets you by, you’d have to wonder why. He did have a bomb in the other corner. I love placing corner bombs, but how many players use 2 corner bombs??? That stat has to be very, very, very low. I’d probably swap colonels, majors and captains if he was going to let me by. The end game was a winner for me, unless his miner was on A8 and he started moving forward.