Of course I've been up all night! Not because of caffeine, it was insomnia. I couldn't stop thinking about coffee.
Thank you for your comment. It could be indeed an unfortunate happening: the first player blocked the three available exits and there was no close finca to try to get into any of the other two spaces before it was scored.
I will play a couple of times without the restriction to see if it happens again.
While they focused on scoring that Finca what were you doing? Presumably this meant that you had less competition for points in other places. I'm not saying there isn't a problem. I'm just curious about the details of your experience.