Denis Larocque stays ETSL Ladder Champion

In an exciting Final Scoring match against Dutchman Gerlof Pielage, Canadian Denis Larocque was the first player since Justin Kitt who succeeded in defending his ETSL Ladder title. He will now face Czech Rostislav Krhut, who surprised himself by reaching the Championship match. For more details, see the ETSL page!

Ioan Angelo Mitiu new ETSL Ladder Champion

After sitting on the throne for 3 consecutive rounds, English Twilight Struggle expert Justin Kitt met a stronger opponent in Rumanian Ioan Angelo Mitiu. In a well-fought Final Scoring game, Ioan managed to defeat Justin’s Russians by 6 VP. Ioan: “I managed to defeat Justin at final scoring (VP +6 if I remember well). It…

Justin Kitt also defends his ETSL status versus Tim Bina

After taking over the ETSL Ladder Championship in round 2, Justin Kitt defended his number 1 position versus American Tim Bina as well. Kitt: ” USSR: Justin, 32:51, winner; US: Tim, 20:40; Victory by autovictory (-21VP) on turn 6.1: an interesting game, first turn saw the USSR Purged but the US had a very low…

Statistics ETSL after season 1 and 2

After Alban Ullrich’s resignation, season 2 is now officially closed. Time to have a look at the statistics. In season 2 126 matches (144 in season 1) have been played: 3 ties, 68 US victories and 55 USSR victories (resp. 1, 70 and 73 in season 1). Let’s see how they were divided: No optionals,…

Season 3 of ETSL started!

Although one season 2 match has to be played still, season 3 of the ETSL started already. 32 players entered the new Ladder format and by now 11 matches have been finished already. See the ETSL page for details.

Jarek Moc last semi finalist ETSL

After a first loss versus Englishman Justin Kitt, Jarek Moc from Poland fully recovered and took the 2 remaining matches to win the best of 3 series and reach the semi finals. He will meet Fabian Mainzer from Germany now!

Fabian Mainzer reaches last 4 in ETSL

To his own surprise Fabian Mainzer from Germany defeated Daniël Hogetoorn in the decisive match of the best of 3 quarter finals of the ETSL. A very timely played Cuban Missile Crisis (USSR didn’t control Cuba and Fidel was in US hand) gave the Americans a free route into the Americas and Africa. When North and South…

Tijs de Kler second semi finalist ETSL

With a convincing soviet win over Robert-Jan Zwiers, Tijs de Kler from Holland secured his place within the last 4, where he will meet southern neighbor Bill Hollebeke. Check the ETSL page for detailed rankings and results.