Hello SQA, thanks for your response!
Your captain hit an unknown piece @ B6 (12:12min) which the opponent used as a bluff as if it was a major. Did you take a calculated risk because you remembered that (1) that piece came from A9, and (2) there was a major @ B10 so it was highly unlikely that the opponent placed two majors so close to each other?
Well noticed, those 2 reasons were the same ones that came to my mind, well payed attention on the other major that started there, seemed highly unlikely.
Still it seems there was too much luck at the moment when the general hit an unknown piece @ D8 that had never moved (5:05min). Looks like it was a wholly reckless decision.
I agree that it was reckless (I referred to it in my message above), and that there is luck involved, but I think it might be to a lesser extend than what you maybe think. Him trading captains before an indication that makes it less likely to be a bomb. Also it would be logical if his flag was somewhere over on that side with so much power starting there (which it turned out to be), then a bomb in such position is unlikely because it's very inconvenient to play with.
You were lucky not merely because it was not a bomb, but also because the general took the miner. This affected the end game where the opponent had no miners left, and ultimately the outcome of the entire game.
Those two statements are almost the same. If I don't hit a bomb, then it must be a piece, if it was a lieutenant or captain then the game would've been in a completely different shape as well, same if it was a kolonel or major (even though that is not likely given his respons to my captain earlier). You can say I was lucky not to hit a scout however. You can not say for certain that it changes the outcome of the entire game on the other hand. I allow trading pieces because I know that the situation I will end up in gives me a decent chance of winning, if this is not the case then I will do anything to stop the trading and that gives you a whole different game with a whole different goal.
Edited by maxroelofs, 4 weeks ago.