First game: We finally decided to try the Italy map. Martin and Pierre began their network from Rome and Martin started in the north. Martin was able to connect many cities at a very low cost and during this time Mario and Pierre took share to build longer links. Martin finally put the K-O on Pierre and Mario in the 6th round. Martin understood better than us the Italy map. During the first turns he had about the same income as the other players but without taking shares and using the engineer. We want revenge.
Final scoring: Martin: winner by decision in the 6th round Pierre: K-O Mario: K-O
Second game: Martin accepted to play another game with Mario and Pierre even if we had a poor performance in our first game. We promised him he wouldn't be ashamed of us again ! We all started in the north with cheap link and the game was very close until Pierre was able to connect Rome and then in the next turn he choose first build and he blocked the northern part of Italy. Martin and Mario gave Pierre the win on the 7th round. Martin and Mario could have continue the play but they would have been forced to take many more shares and during this time Pierre had no need for more shares. We'll have to play more games on the Italy map, it's rare that a player in our group can win by K-O. We'll need to study this map again.
Final scoring: Pierre: winner by decision in the 7th round Mario: K-O Martin: K-O