The game itself proceeded as follows:
We started with some good HDM. It is tight though and neither of us gains a convincing upper hand.
After this first flurry, despite my being distracted by repeatedly hitting "Print Screen" and pasting to a Paint window, I manage to open up a decent lead. This is probably attributable equally as much to her mistakes as my solid play, as evidenced by this mistake:
Alas, she gets on a roll and the game evens:
However, while I am infuriated at this point and beginning to curse the MF gods who would make another of my milestone games a loss, I remember the errors that caused my 500th game downfall and maintain my cool, continuing with my methodical and responsible play, waiting for a mistake, biding my time. At least I can hold my head high and say, "It was no one's fault. I'm not an idiot," I think to myself.
Fortunately, it didn't come to that.
Cost you the game. Cost you the game.
A late desperate bomb was, alas, too little and much too late, and I swooped in for the kill. gg, Rachel.
My record over 1000 games: 745-255, for an 0.745 winning percentage exactly. A slip from my 0.75 winning percentage over the first 500 games, but most of these games were against stiff competition - not a lot of newbie fodder this 500 games, nosireebob. Hey, I'll still beat your ass.
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