Puerto Rico » Sessions » 2011 WBC Final Game Replay

Author: John Weber

This is a play-by-play of the final game from the 2011 WBC Puerto Rico tournament, won by David Platnick. Comments on the game are welcome. The game begins with the players bidding (in half-VP increments) for their preferred seating positions.

2011 WBC PUERTO RICO FINAL GAME REPLAY

BIDS FOR SEAT POSITION

David bid 1.5 for #3 (first corn) seat
Jason bid 0 for #4 (second corn) seat
Ed bid 0.5 for #4 (second corn) seat
Sceadeau bid 1 for #4 (second corn) seat
Jason bid 2 for #3 (first corn) seat
Ed bid 0 for #1 (first indigo) seat
David bid 0.5 for #1 (first indigo) seat
Ed bid 0 for #2 (second indigo) seat

Therefore, seating positions and final bids were as follows:

#1 (first indigo): David Platnick (0.5 bid)
#2 (second indigo): Edward Fear (0 bid)
#3 (first corn): Jason Ley (2 bid)
#4 (second corn): Sceadeau D’Tela (1 bid)

Opening draw: 2 corn, 2 indigo, 1 tobacco

TURN 1 – David is Governor.
1. David selects Builder. David builds Construction Hut for 1. Ed builds Small Market for 1. Jason bids Small Market for 1. Sceadeau passes.
2. Ed selects Prospector.
3. Jason selects Settler. Jason takes a quarry. Sceadeau takes a corn. David takes a corn. Ed takes a tobacco. Discards: 2 indigo. New draw: 1 indigo, 1 sugar, 1 tobacco, 2 coffee
4. Sceadeau selects Mayor. Sceadeau places on 2 corn. David places on corn. Ed places on Small Market. Jason places on corn. 4 colonists on ship.

Doubloons on Captain, Craftsman and Trader.

TURN 2 – Ed is Governor.
1. Ed selects Settler. Ed takes a quarry. Jason takes a sugar. Sceadeau takes a coffee. David takes a tobacco. Discards: 1 indigo, 1 coffee. New draw: 3 sugar, 1 tobacco, 1 coffee.
2. Jason selects Builder. Jason builds Small Sugar for 1. Sceadeau and David pass. Ed builds Small Indigo for 1.
3. Sceadeau selects Trader (1).
4. David selects Craftsman (1). David produces 1 corn. Jason produces 1 corn. Sceadeau produces 2 corn. David produces 1 corn (extra).

Doubloons on Captain (1), Mayor and Prospector.

TURN 3 – Jason is Governor.
1. Jason selects Captain (2). Jason ships 1 corn on 5 boat for 2 VP. Sceadeau ships 2 corn for 2 VP. David ships 2 corn for 2 VP. 5 boat clears.
2. Sceadeau selects Prospector (1).
3. David selects Mayor (1). David places on Construction Hut and indigo. Ed removes from Small Market, places on indigo and Small Indigo. Jason places on quarry. Sceadeau places on coffee (all full). 4 colonists on ship.
4. Ed selects Craftsman. Ed produces 1 indigo. Jason produces 1 corn. Sceadeau produces 2 corn. David produces 1 corn. Ed produces 1 indigo (extra).

Doubloons on Builder, Settler and Trader.

TURN 4 – Sceadeau is Governor.
1. Sceadeau selects Trader (1). Sceadeau trades corn for 1. Ed trades indigo for 1.
2. David selects Builder (1). David builds Hacienda for 1. Ed passes. Jason builds Small Indigo for 0. Sceadeau builds Coffee Roaster for 6.
3. Ed selects Settler (1). Ed takes a quarry. Jason takes a coffee. Sceadeau takes a sugar. David takes a quarry (using Construction Hut). Discards: 2 sugar, 1 tobacco. New draw: 1 corn, 2 indigo, 1 sugar, 1 tobacco.
4. Jason selects Mayor. Jason removes from corn, places on Small Market, sugar and Small Sugar. Sceadeau places on Coffee Roaster. David moves off indigo, places on Hacienda and quarry. Ed removes from indigo and Indigo Mill, places on Small Market and 2 quarries. 4 colonists on ship.

Doubloons on Captain, Craftsman and Prospector.

TURN 5 – David is Governor.
1. David selects Prospector (1).
2. Ed selects Captain (1). Ed ships 1 indigo on 7 boat for 2 VP. Jason ships 1 corn on 6 boat for 1 VP. Sceadeau ships 1 corn for 1 VP. David ships 1 corn for 1 VP.
3. Jason selects Craftsman (1). Jason produces 1 sugar. Sceadeau produces 2 corn and 1 coffee. David produces 1 corn. Jason produces 1 sugar (extra).
4. Sceadeau selects Trader. Sceadeau trades coffee for 5. Jason trades sugar for 3. Trading house clears.

Doubloons on Builder, Mayor and Settler.

TURN 6 – Ed is Governor.
1. Ed selects Builder (1). Ed builds Tobacco Storage for 2. Jason builds Harbor for 7. Sceadeau builds Small Sugar for 2. David builds Tobacco Storage for 4.
2. Jason selects Trader. Jason trades Sugar for 4.
3. Sceadeau selects Mayor (1). Sceadeau places on sugar and Small Sugar. David removes from Construction Hut, places on tobacco and Tobacco Storage. Ed removes from Small Market, places on tobacco and Tobacco Storage. Jason moves off Small Market, places on corn and Harbor. 10 colonists on ship.
4. David selects Settler (1). David uses Hacienda to draw sugar and takes a quarry. Ed takes corn. Jason takes indigo. Sceadeau takes indigo. Discards: 1 sugar and 1 tobacco. New draw: 1 corn, 2 indigo, 2 coffee.

Doubloons on Captain, Craftsman and Prospector.

TURN 7 – Jason is Governor.

1. Jason selects Mayor. Jason fills all circles. Sceadeau fills all circles plus one colonist in San Juan. David places on Construction Hut and quarry. Ed places on indigo and Small Indigo. 5 colonists on ship.
2. Sceadeau selects Builder. Sceadeau builds Factory for 6. David builds Large Indigo for 1. Ed builds Large Market for 3. Jason builds Small Warehouse for 2.
3. David selects Prospector (1).
4. Ed selects Captain (1). Ed and Jason have no goods to ship. Sceadeau ships 2 corn for 2 VP. David ships 1 corn for 1 VP. 6 boat clears.

Doubloons on Craftsman (1), Settler and Trader.

TURN 8 – Sceadeau is Governor.

1. Sceadeau selects Builder. Sceadeau builds Small Indigo for 0. David builds Small Sugar for 1. Ed builds Small Warehouse for 2. Jason builds Hacienda for 1.
2. David selects Settler (1). David uses Hacienda to draw sugar and takes a quarry. Ed takes a corn. Jason takes a coffee. Sceadeau takes a coffee. Discards: 2 indigo. New draw: 2 indigo, 1 sugar, 2 tobacco.
3. Ed selects Mayor. Ed places on all but Small Warehouse and 2 on Tobacco Storage. Jason places on all but coffee. Sceadeau places on all but 1 corn. David removes from quarry, places on indigo and Small Indigo. 8 colonists on ship.
NOTE: At this point in the replay, there appears to be a discrepancy regarding the number of colonists in Ed’s display, as he appears to have been issued one more than entitled to in one of the two Mayor phases on either turn 7 or 8. Since this was not caught by any of the players during the game, and colonists are open to all, the GM – after reviewing this replay -- ruled that it would be impossible to replay the game and any such discrepancy, if there was one, would not affect the final standings of the tournament. Ironically, the game came down to a absolute tie for colonists where the number of colonists was relevant, but the next level tiebreak – better result in prior games, would have favored Ed, who had gone undefeated in four prior games in the tournament, while Sceadeau (the other tied player) had lost twice.
4. Jason selects Craftsman (2). Jason produces 1 corn, 1 indigo and 1 sugar. Sceadeau produces 1 corn, 1 indigo, 1 sugar and 2 coffee plus 3 doubloons (Factory). David produces 1 corn, 1 indigo and 1 tobacco. Ed produces 2 corn, 1 indigo, 1 tobacco. Jason selects corn (extra).

Doubloons on Captain, Prospector and Trader (1).

TURN 9 – David is Governor.

1. David selects Trader (2). David trades tobacco for 4. Ed trades indigo for 4. Jason trades corn for 1. Trading House clears.
2. Ed selects Captain (1). Ed ships 2 corn on 6 boat for 3 VP. Jason ships 1 corn for 2 VP. Sceadeau ships 2 coffee on 5 boat for 2 VP. David ships 1 corn for 1 VP. Jason ships 1 indigo for 2 VP. Sceadeau ships 1 corn for 1 VP. David ships 1 indigo for 1 VP. Sceadeau ships 1 indigo for 1 VP.
3. Jason selects Prospector (1).
4. Sceadeau selects Craftsman. Sceadeau produces 1 corn, 1 indigo, 1 sugar and 2 coffee plus 3 doubloons (Factory). David produces 1 corn, 1 indigo and 1 tobacco. Ed produces 2 corn, 1 indigo and 1 tobacco. Jason produces 1 corn, 1 indigo and 1 sugar. Sceadeau selects coffee (extra).

Doubloons on Builder, Mayor and Settler.

TURN 10 – Ed is Governor.

1. Ed selects Builder (1). Ed builds Harbor for 5. Jason builds Coffee Roaster for 5. Sceadeau builds Tobacco Storage for 5. David builds Small Indigo for 0.
2. Jason selects Captain. Jason ships 1 corn for 3 VP. Sceadeau ships 1 indigo for 1 VP. David ships 1 indigo for 1 VP. Ed ships 1 indigo for 1 VP. Sceadeau ships 3 coffee for 3 VP. All boats clear. Warehousing: Sceadeau discards all but 1 sugar. David discards all but 1 tobacco. Ed discards all but 1 corn.
3. Sceadeau selects Craftsman. Sceadeau produces 1 corn, 1 indigo, 1 sugar and 2 coffee plus 3 doubloons (Factory). David produces 1 corn, 1 indigo and 1 tobacco. Ed produces 2 corn, 1 indigo and 1 tobacco. Jason produced 1 corn, 1 indigo and 1 sugar. Sceadeau selects coffee (extra).
4. David selects Mayor (1). David moves off Construction Hut, places on 2 quarries, sugar and Small Sugar. Ed places on all but 2 circles on Tobacco Storage. Jason places on coffee and Coffee Roaster. Sceadeau places on all but 2 circles on Tobacco Storage. 11 colonists on ship.

Doubloons on Prospector, Settler (1) and Trader.

TURN 11 – Jason is Governor.

1. Jason selects Settler (2). Jason uses Hacienda to draw a corn and takes a quarry. Sceadeau takes a tobacco. David uses Hacienda to draw a coffee and takes a tobacco. Ed takes a sugar. Discard: 2 indigo. New draw: 1 corn, 1 indigo, 2 sugar and 1 tobacco.
2. Sceadeau selects Trader (1). Sceadeau trades coffee for 5. David trades tobacco for 3. Ed trades indigo for 4. Jason trades sugar for 3. Trading House clears.
3. David selects Builder. David builds Guild Hall for 6. Ed builds Large Indigo for 1. Jason builds Construction Hut for 1. Sceadeau builds Fortress for 10.
4. Ed selects Prospector (1).

Doubloons on Captain, Craftsman and Mayor.

TURN 12 – Sceadeau is Governor.

1. Sceadeau selects Captain (1). Sceadeau ships 2 corn on 7 boat for 3 VP. David ships 1 tobacco on 5 boat for 1 VP. Ed ships 3 corn for 4 VP. Jason ships 1 corn for 2 VP. Sceadeau ships 1 corn for 1 VP. David ships 1 corn for 1 VP. Ed ships 1 tobacco on 6 boat for 2 VP. Warehousing: Jason discards 1 indigo, down to 1 indigo, 2 sugar. Sceadeau discards 1 sugar.
2. David selects Builder. David builds Residence for 6. Ed builds Small Sugar for 1. Jason and Sceadeau pass.
3. Ed selects Craftsman (1). Ed produces 2 corn, 1 indigo, 1 tobacco. Jason produces 1 corn, 1 indigo, 1 sugar and 1 coffee. Sceadeau produces 2 corn, 1 indigo, 1 sugar and 2 coffee plus 3 doubloons (Factory). David produces 1 corn, 1 indigo, 1 sugar and 1 tobacco. Ed selects tobacco (extra).
4. Jason selects Trader. Jason sells Sugar for 4. Sceadeau sells coffee for 4. David sells indigo for 1. Ed sells tobacco for 6. Trading House clears.

Doubloons on Mayor (1), Prospector and Settler.

TURN 13 – David is Governor.

1. David selects Mayor (2). David places on Guild Hall, Residence, tobacco and second circle on Tobacco Storage. Ed places on all but 2 indigo and third circle on Tobacco storage and Small Sugar. Jason places on all but Construction Hut. Sceadeau places on all but 2 circles on Tobacco Storage. 13 colonists on ship.
2. Ed selects Builder. Ed builds City Hall for 7. Jason builds Customs House for 8. Sceadeau builds Large Indigo for 3. David builds Coffee Roaster for 3.
3. Jason selects Captain. Jason ships 2 indigo on 6 boat for 4 VP. Sceadeau ships 1 indigo for 1 VP. David ships 1 indigo for 1 VP. Ed ships 1 indigo for 2 VP. Jason ships 1 coffee for 2 VP.. Sceadeau ships 1 coffee for 1 VP. David ships 1 tobacco for 1 VP. Ed ships 2 tobacco for 3 VP. (check) Warehousing: Sceadeau discards all but 1 sugar. David discards all but 1 corn.
4. Sceadeau selects Trader. Sceadeau sells sugar for 3. Ed sells corn for 3.

Doubloons on Craftsman, Prospector (1) and Settler (1).

TURN 14 – Ed is Governor.

1. Ed selects Builder. Ed buys Wharf for 6. Jason passes. Sceadeau buys University for 8. David buys Large Sugar for 2. Game-end is triggered as all of David’s building spots are full.
2. Jason selects Mayor. Jason is all full with two colonists in San Juan. Sceadeau is all full except for three circles on Large Indigo. David covers all but … Ed is all full except two circles on Large Indigo.
3. Sceadeau selects Prospector (2).
4. David selects Settler (2). David uses Hacienda to draw coffee and takes a corn. Ed takes a tobacco. Jason uses Hacienda to draw ---- and takes an indigo. Sceadeau declines to take a plantation.

Final scoring

David Platnick
Ship VP: 11
Building VP: 22
Bonus: 17 (Guild Hall 10 + Residence 7)
Total VP: 50
Bid: ½
Net VP: 49.5
Position: 1st

Edward Fear
Ship VP: 16
Building VP: 21
Bonus: 6 (City Hall)
Total VP: 43
Bid: 0
Net VP: 43
Doubloons plus Goods Tiebreak: 3
Special Tiebreak – Colonists: 18
Position: 2nd (based on special Colonist Tiebreak)

Sceadeau D’Tela
Ship VP: 19
Building VP: 20
Bonus: 5 (Fortress)
Total VP: 44
Bid: 1
Net VP: 43
Doubloons plus Goods Tiebreak: 3
Position: 3rd (based on special Colonist Tiebreak)

Jason Ley
Ship VP: 18
Building VP: 16
Bonus: 4 (Customs)
Total VP: 38
Bid: 2
Net VP: 36
Position: 4th

NOTE: The final colonist count that resulted in Ed taking second ahead of Sceadeau was 18 to 17. In examining the replay, it appears likely that Ed may have inadvertently been issued an extra colonist at some time around turns 7 – 8. Even adjusting Ed’s colonist count to 17 after-the-fact, Ed would have finished ahead of Sceadeau on the next level tiebreak, which was better overall performance (more wins) in prior games in the tournament. It is unfortunate that errors such as this can mar a final game, but the GM is sure any error was inadvertent plus there is no way of reconstructing the game to account for such an error after the fact.

Congratulations for all four of the finalists, who had to contend with a field of 140, so just getting to the final game was tough. Special congratulations to David Platnick, who finally won at WBC in his tenth year after coming in second on three previous occasions.

This wraps up the first decade of Puerto Rico tournaments at WBC. Check the "files" section for other final game replays from 2002 through 2009. The 2010 replay is included as a session report.
Fri Sep 9, 2011 5:25 pm
Author: sigtaulefty
John,

I'd think you'd be a little more detailed in your replay.


seriously - great work on this.
Fri Sep 9, 2011 6:04 pm
Author: dare978devil
Very interesting. David won by taking Construction Hut first, followed by Hacienda. I often wonder if Construction Hut is worth it. Coupled with Hacienda, it allowed him to take 2 bonus quarries as well as 3 random plantations. However, he never used ANY of his random plantations (2 sugar and 1 coffee) meaning he obtained no benefit at all from Hacienda except filling one spot on the board towards filling his windrose. David won because he made perfect use of his doubloons.

Turn 1 : Starts off with 3, -1 for Construction Hut. Total 2.

Turn 2 : +1 for selection Craftman, Total 3.

Turn 3 : +1 for Mayor, Total 4.

Turn 4 : +1 for Builder, -1 for Hacienda. Total 4.

Turn 5 : +2 for Prospector. Total 6.

Turn 6 : +1 for Settler, -4 for Tobacco. Total 3.

Turn 7 : +2 Prospector, -1 Large Indigo. Total 4.

Turn 8 : +1 Settler, -1 small sugar. Total 4.

Turn 9 : +2 Trader, +4 Tobacco. Total 10.

Turn 10 : +1 Mayor. +0 Small Indigo. Total 11.

Turn 11 : +3 Tobacco, -6 Guild Hall Total 8.

Turn 12 : -6 Residence, +1 Indigo. Total 3.

Turn 13 : +2 Mayor, -3 Coffee Roaster. Total 2.

Turn 14 : -2 Large Sugar (game ending move). Total 0.

Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:42 pm
Author: rmshay
The Hacienda is the only way to score 7 with the Residence. While David didn't need all the points from it, he needed to be able to count on those as well as whatever other large building he would get.
Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:04 pm