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Re: Players

Post by The Atom Strikes! » Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:28 pm

A reassessment:
On reflecting on my earlier comments about the best player, I believe that I may have been somewhat mistaken. After seeing Shantanu play at his full power, laying down 9 powers in one round, I have come to think that it is likely that he may be the best high school player out there. Dallas Simmons, while an excellent player, does not seem to have shown the same level of improvement from last year, and I have not seen him play on that level recently. I also imagine that Charlie Dees, who seems to frequently be going to collegiate tournaments may also approach something like Shantanu-ish ability.
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Re: Players

Post by Auroni » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:22 pm

Due to my incredibly limited interaction with the national circuit, I can only speak for the SoCal circuit. In that circuit, the best player I have possibly seen is Jeffrey from Rancho Bernardo. It's true that RB isn't as highly ranked as SaMo is, but the knowledge on the SaMo team is pretty evenly distributed among Ilan and Evan, while Jeffrey can rack up pretty amazing ppgs by being a general knowledge guy. I guess I've noticed that he's somewhat weaker on science, however.

Although that's not to say that he's the best player nationally (by no means true); I've heard that Charlie Dees and Dallas Simons are pretty scary.
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Re: Players

Post by wowitsquinthaha » Thu May 08, 2008 7:43 pm

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Re: Players

Post by Mr Foster » Thu May 08, 2008 8:57 pm

Honestly the best player out there is Guy Tabachinik, Dallas is a great player but does not have much more potential left and is somewhat inconsistent
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Re: Players

Post by The Atom Strikes! » Thu May 08, 2008 9:30 pm

Mr Foster wrote:Honestly the best player out there is Guy Tabachinik, Dallas is a great player but does not have much more potential left and is somewhat inconsistent
I don't think that Guy is better than Charlie Dees is-- he doesn't play in as many collegiate tournaments, and the last time they played against one another, Charlie did better both in wins and individual scoring.
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Re: Players

Post by Sir Thopas » Thu May 08, 2008 10:01 pm

SwissBoy wrote:
Mr Foster wrote:Honestly the best player out there is Guy Tabachinik, Dallas is a great player but does not have much more potential left and is somewhat inconsistent
I don't think that Guy is better than Charlie Dees is-- he doesn't play in as many collegiate tournaments, and the last time they played against one another, Charlie did better both in wins and individual scoring.
Yeah, seriously. Charlie, Dallas, and Shantanu are all better than I am, for starters.

Granted, the last time Charlie and I played in the same tournament was at HSNCT last year, but on the godawful set used at Temple (IS-72 I think) Charlie put up more powers than I did with his teammates scoring more behind him than mine did.

Of course, I would love to go to more college tournaments (any, really), but I've had some issues with that. I should be at CO this year and several events next year, though.
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Re: Players

Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Fri May 09, 2008 1:10 pm

I don't actually play in many college tournaments, mostly due to how hard it can be to get to them from Kansas City/wherever I happen to be. To date, I've only played at Chicago Open 2007 and it's side tournaments, MLK 2008, and Fake ICT where I got to ride some serious coattails.
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Re: Players

Post by The Atom Strikes! » Fri May 09, 2008 5:13 pm

Deesy Does It wrote:I don't actually play in many college tournaments, mostly due to how hard it can be to get to them from Kansas City/wherever I happen to be. To date, I've only played at Chicago Open 2007 and it's side tournaments, MLK 2008, and Fake ICT where I got to ride some serious coattails.
That's still more than most of even the best high school students. It seems as though you do more writing than most of us as well.
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Re: Players

Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Fri May 09, 2008 5:22 pm

SwissBoy wrote:It seems as though you do more writing than most of us as well.
And more posting... :roll:
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Re: Players

Post by The Time Keeper » Fri May 09, 2008 5:27 pm

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:
SwissBoy wrote:It seems as though you do more writing than most of us as well.
And more posting... :roll:
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Probably not enough of a disparity to warrant a rolleyes. Besides, Charlie's signal-to-being-Charlie-Dees ratio is steadily improving.
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Re: Players

Post by AKKOLADE » Fri May 09, 2008 5:33 pm

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:
SwissBoy wrote:It seems as though you do more writing than most of us as well.
And more posting... :roll:
Umm... Charlie usually makes good posts (if occasionally too rage filled), we want people to make good posts and people shouldn't tell others to not make posts unless they're notably ungood at it (like, stupid lawsuit threatening ungood)?
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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Fri May 09, 2008 11:48 pm

Never told him not to post. Just said it's a lot.

This is why i should post less here, probably.
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Re: Players

Post by Ford08 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:34 am

Told you all charlie was the best.
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Post by BuzzerZen » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:04 pm

Ford08 wrote:Told you all charlie was the best.
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Re: Players

Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:07 pm

I thought the rule was if a thread isn't locked it's fair game for posting.
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Re: Players

Post by AKKOLADE » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:15 pm

Deesy Does It wrote:I thought the rule was if a thread isn't locked it's fair game for posting.
It is, but funnnnnn
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Re: Players

Post by aestheteboy » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:17 pm

Told you all Shantanu was the best.
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Re: Players

Post by ragnarok2012 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:31 pm

aestheteboy wrote:Told you all Shantanu was the best.
Nothing against Shantanu, but for a general player, I would without hesitation choose Charlie Dees or Dalles Simmons.

Edit: forgot to put Kurtis Droge in there- 44 powers? amazing. 66 normal tossups? absolute beast. shame he didn't go to PACE.

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