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captain swoop
2006-Oct-09, 11:14 AM
My Start so


Embankment

Sticks
2006-Oct-09, 11:29 AM
My Start so


Embankment

You really must learn not to fall into these pit trps

By using the Northern Line Shift, The obvious move is Mornington Crescent

linky (http://www.oxfordtube.com/assets/london/underground_map.jpg)

Can we reset

Using the West End convention where all west end stations are wild and any player going through more than 3 East end stations is in nip until they are leapfrogged.

Lets start at

Perivale

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-10, 11:36 PM
Hanwell

Sticks
2006-Oct-11, 05:25 AM
For those colonials across the pond (http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/pdfdocs/colourmap.pdf)

I see someone has used a Red Routemaster shift without knowing all the rules :naughty: , (which are so trivial that I will not bore anyone with them)

This calls for a central lateral dog leap

Shepherds Bush

clop
2006-Oct-11, 06:11 AM
I'm going to play the little-known last-player home flush rule and say

West Jesmond.

Ha ha, someone's gonna be in spoon with this one if they're not careful.

clop

Mellow
2006-Oct-11, 06:32 AM
He he he, nice try, but I looked up my boyhood Mornington Crescent annuals and in the historical Almanack section, I found the answer from a 1934 match. I'll simply invoke what is known as the Johnson-Allinson Half-Flop and say...

Goldhawk Road

Sticks
2006-Oct-11, 09:48 AM
Pah!

Rank Amateurs

By the West End convention

Great Portland Street

captain swoop
2006-Oct-11, 09:57 AM
Without knowing which version you are playing (and having forgotten to state with my opening move) I would venture

Mile End

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-11, 11:24 PM
May I suggest...

Stoke Poges

Sticks
2006-Oct-12, 05:58 AM
May I suggest...

Stoke Poges

Only if you want to be in nip :eh:

gwiz
2006-Oct-12, 07:11 AM
Invoking the Whittington-Smythe convention...

Colliers Wood

Sticks
2006-Oct-12, 08:45 AM
Only one move from here

Elephant and Castle

captain swoop
2006-Oct-12, 09:40 AM
Waterloo

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-13, 12:17 AM
Hungerford

Roy Batty
2006-Oct-13, 12:19 AM
Well playing by the Deltic shunt conversion by-rules as I did in the previous thread (btw did anyone ever win that one?), I leap in at UPTON PARK (double secret probation bonus points if the Hammers win though:))

Mellow
2006-Oct-13, 06:04 AM
Well playing by the Deltic shunt conversion by-rules as I did in the previous thread (btw did anyone ever win that one?), I leap in at UPTON PARK (double secret probation bonus points if the Hammers win though:))

.... away at Portsmouth.... a draw I'd say....

Pudding Mill Lane

mahesh
2006-Oct-13, 08:23 AM
this is absolutely amazing...truly amazing....
like baseball, i can't make sense of this game either

have a nice day y'all

clop
2006-Oct-13, 08:49 AM
.... away at Portsmouth.... a draw I'd say....

Pudding Mill Lane

Ha ha nice one. I thought Sticks had you there for a moment but Pudding Mill Lane is pure genius! And also hard to play on from. It took me about twenty minutes before I remembered that west stations are wild, so I'll use the circle loop and say

Paddington

:dance:

Sticks
2006-Oct-14, 01:40 PM
From here in Canada

Farringdon

(Oh and plaese try and stay with LU otherwise we confuse the colonials)

Mellow
2006-Oct-14, 05:23 PM
"You give me Farringdon, four in the morning" - Prefab Sprout

Anyway..... easy peasy this one... Everyone knows that on a Saturday only, Farringdon tooooo...

Dollis Hill

Of course, this move is illegal on a Monday.

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-14, 06:45 PM
this is absolutely amazing...truly amazing....
like baseball, i can't make sense of this game either

have a nice day y'all

Don't go Mahesh, just say something like ....

Greenwich ... (it's about time...!)

mahesh
2006-Oct-16, 08:07 AM
Don't go Mahesh, just say something like ....
Greenwich ... (it's about time...!)

ha ha....vaxxine....you are funny...you made me chuckle my monday morning blues away!
have a nice day

can i say willesden green ...and get away with it?

Sticks
2006-Oct-16, 01:20 PM
Baker Street

Roy Batty
2006-Oct-16, 03:27 PM
Thanks Sticks, that allows my escape to Clapham Common (Westham lost, Upton Park currently in nip :()

Mellow
2006-Oct-16, 04:52 PM
Ooh, erm, I don't play often enough, Baker Street to Clapham Common.... I'm stuck now, somone else will have to move for me.

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-16, 08:04 PM
Catford

Roy Batty
2006-Oct-16, 09:18 PM
Ooh, erm, I don't play often enough, Baker Street to Clapham Common.... I'm stuck now, somone else will have to move for me.
Careful, people will think we are collaborating :)

Eric Vaxxine, what have you done? you've forced me out to Tottenham Court Road!

Sean Clayden
2006-Oct-16, 09:27 PM
Russel Square

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-16, 10:35 PM
Kensington Gore !

Sticks
2006-Oct-17, 03:14 AM
Leicester Square

Mellow
2006-Oct-18, 08:25 AM
I was about to say Mornin... but the realised you can't from a Kensington-Leicester Sq right-hop since we went Metric... so, Goodge Street

Sticks
2006-Oct-18, 01:30 PM
Sorry about this guys, but you just opened up another Northern Line clear run

Mornington Crescent :doh:

clop
2006-Oct-18, 02:12 PM
Ha ha, he's right. The Northern Line is obvious. Mellow what on earth were you thinking? WD Sticks

clop

Mellow
2006-Oct-18, 03:03 PM
I thought since it is Wednesday, "Northern-Line-Norths" were not allowed, perhaps I should update my 1972 Mornington Crescent for Boys rulebook.

Arneb
2006-Oct-18, 03:07 PM
Please, folks, I can't stand not understanding this any more - Please give the ignorant rest of us the rules. PLEASE!!:eek::eek::eek:

Sticks
2006-Oct-18, 03:19 PM
I thought since it is Wednesday, "Northern-Line-Norths" were not allowed, perhaps I should update my 1972 Mornington Crescent for Boys rulebook.

The rule was updated in the 2002 edition when Mornington Crescent Tube Station was re-opened (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mornington_Crescent_tube_station). The Wednesday rule was suspended in that edition.

Sticks
2006-Oct-18, 03:22 PM
Please, folks, I can't stand not understanding this any more - Please give the ignorant rest of us the rules. PLEASE!!:eek::eek::eek:

The rules are so trivial that I did not want to insult your intelligence by re-iterating them.

but if you must (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mornington_Crescent_%28game%29)

Roy Batty
2006-Oct-18, 03:47 PM
I was going to recommend NF Stovold's excellent rulebook, but I'm afraid it's out of print ....

Arneb
2006-Oct-18, 05:33 PM
Well, I insisted because I was completely clueless how people would avoid the Kensingeton - Leceister Square right-hop. I'll keep qiet about it from now on. :silenced:

Thanks, Sticks, for the info.

Since Morningtonm Crescent has just been reached - how about starting at

Heathrow Terminal 4?

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-18, 10:19 PM
Gatwick, South Terminal.

Sticks
2006-Oct-18, 11:18 PM
Victoria

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-19, 12:42 AM
Beckenham

Sticks
2006-Oct-19, 05:17 AM
Tricky one, someone has made a Network South East Shift, not a good idea for the novice, the only way to recover is is the East London Line gambit

New Cross Gate

mahesh
2006-Oct-19, 01:59 PM
this is making me dizzy!
i am outta here!

Arneb
2006-Oct-19, 02:08 PM
Picadilly Circus. You are in knip now, Sticks :p

gwiz
2006-Oct-19, 02:38 PM
You could try the poetry pun gambit. A rose-red city, half as...

...Golders Green.

eburacum45
2006-Oct-19, 02:46 PM
Grange Hill!

Arneb
2006-Oct-19, 04:51 PM
Tricky; Victoria would seem the next logical move, but gwiz could slam a Western sideway pass via Pimlico, and that would give him Mornington Crescent in two more moves.

Liverpool Street would free Sticks from nip. No go.

So....

Camden Town (don't try a direct pass at Mornington Crescent form here, Eburacum; mind the Southern Escape exclusion rule)

mahesh
2006-Oct-20, 09:17 AM
Tricky; Victoria would seem the next logical move, but gwiz could slam a Western sideway pass via Pimlico, and that would give him Mornington Crescent in two more moves.

Liverpool Street would free Sticks from nip. No go.

So....

Camden Town (don't try a direct pass at Mornington Crescent form here, Eburacum; mind the Southern Escape exclusion rule)

Arneb :clap: are you for real? two days! most impressive, old chap!

eburacum45
2006-Oct-20, 11:21 AM
Dollis Hill
(careful, now)

clop
2006-Oct-20, 11:24 AM
Oooo...

Sticks
2006-Oct-20, 01:38 PM
Dollis Hill
(careful, now)

Quite

You do realise that a Jubile - Northern Line Diagonal Cross Lateral reverses those in Knip with those who placed them so?

You didn't :naughty:

Arneb is now in knip and I am released. (This rule came in during the 2003 interntional held at Upton Wallop, I am surprised you did not keep up with this.

Any hue

By using the West End convention I will use a Network South East Dog leap and go to

Highbury and Islington

Arneb
2006-Oct-20, 02:12 PM
Quite

You do realise that a Jubile - Northern Line Diagonal Cross Lateral reverses those in Knip with those who placed them so?

You didn't :naughty:

Arneb is now in knip and I am released. (This rule came in during the 2003 interntional held at Upton Wallop, I am surprised you did not keep up with this.

Any hue

By using the West End convention I will use a Network South East Dog leap and go to

Highbury and Islington

Aaargh - eburacum, please avoid the Northern line roundabout trap if you don't want this to end very soon. Having the match ended while anyone is in knip will cost both of us a three-move handicap in the next round. Sticks will not let us survive long with this kind of advantage.

eburacum45
2006-Oct-20, 04:54 PM
eburacum, please avoid the Northern line roundabout trap if you don't want this to end very soon.
Why, getting nervous?
Anyway, I think this is the only one I can play at the moment.

Dollis Hill.

Mellow
2006-Oct-20, 04:57 PM
Highbury and Islington - easy peasy..... what with the demise of "the library" we can always take the Prince Albert to Pimlico

Mellow
2006-Oct-20, 05:00 PM
Oops, posted at he same time as eburacum45....

OK, Dollis Hill (Very near to the home of Sid and Doris Bonkers)

hmmmm...


erm..

wait..... er.. nooooo....

OK

Playing a "Cary Grant" we head North by Northwest to Harrow and Wealdstone

eburacum45
2006-Oct-20, 05:08 PM
Well turned;
mind you, that means I miss a go.

Sticks
2006-Oct-21, 03:27 AM
Hmmmmm

Oxford Circus

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-22, 12:39 AM
Cockfosters.

Mellow
2006-Oct-22, 08:02 PM
Oooh tough..

Gants Hill

Arneb
2006-Oct-22, 10:13 PM
Thanks, Mellow, for dragging me out of knip via the "Central Line two-step".

I'll try playing a sharp ball:

East Putney

mahesh
2006-Oct-23, 02:32 PM
Hey Arneb......Happy Birthday, ol' bean !!...

Mellow
2006-Oct-23, 08:16 PM
I used to work right next to East Putney...

a perfect storm..... Boston Manor

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-23, 08:18 PM
Hanwell

Arneb
2006-Oct-24, 04:15 PM
uuh-huh, careful - no fast-tracking a Northern Line zone 4 gambit here.

Back to the central area: Trafalgar Square

gwiz
2006-Oct-24, 04:50 PM
Back to the central area: Trafalgar Square
Or Charing Cross for Trafalgar Square, as it has been labelled these many years.

Meanwhile...Seven Sisters

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-24, 10:27 PM
Tooting Broadway

Sticks
2006-Oct-25, 02:09 AM
That was a bit risky

I will play a safety shot here

Moorgate

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-25, 03:52 AM
Old Street

Mellow
2006-Oct-25, 09:10 AM
Off the black, tucked in behind the yellow for a snooker...

Tower Gateway

Arneb
2006-Oct-25, 09:51 AM
Melow, please! Stick's next move would have been a straight Northern Line breaker turnaround for Mornington Crescent.

Careful- let's not let this get out of hand...
O.K., defensive double-change crossover:
Surrey Quays

gwiz
2006-Oct-25, 11:22 AM
As my grandfather was a merchant seaman, I can play the ancestral legacy gambit to

Cutty Sark

clop
2006-Oct-25, 11:40 AM
Ha ha gwiz you missed the Yorkshire Tyke diesel siding "I'm sorry I haven't a clue" sub-rule, introduced in the Jubilee Year clarification and re-affirmed by the Stepney Bells & Hunslet Committee in autumn 2004.


Mornington Crescent

Chortle. Read it and weep fat boy.

clop

mahesh
2006-Oct-25, 12:57 PM
Tickets, please!

Arneb
2006-Oct-25, 06:04 PM
Wow, that was an elegant solution. Congrats, clop!

Let's not wait for the next round too long:
Rickmansworth
(That'll be fun....)

Roy Batty
2006-Oct-25, 07:12 PM
Ok, using the 'cafe poetry' rule:

Arsenal

Arneb
2006-Oct-25, 07:54 PM
Superb. Why not go a little bit more aggressively:

Ickenham

(clop is not going to like this, mwha ha ha ha)

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-25, 08:56 PM
Isleworth

Sticks
2006-Oct-25, 09:06 PM
Wembly Park

I know, but not a lot of options to avoid being in knip

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-25, 09:15 PM
Kew

Arneb
2006-Oct-26, 07:53 AM
I hope this is not another beginner's blunder....

Leceister Square

Mellow
2006-Oct-26, 11:36 AM
Using my patented "Max the Oyster" move... Cockfosters

Sticks
2006-Oct-26, 01:30 PM
Looks like a classic Piccadilly Dog leap with side straddle

South Kensington

Roy Batty
2006-Oct-26, 03:49 PM
Fenchurch Street

by invoking the station conception (I thought it wise considering the narrow escape from Arsenal).

Arneb
2006-Oct-26, 07:29 PM
(I thought it wise considering the narrow escape from Arsenal).

Absolutely. According to an analysis I read of the 2004 British Mornington Crescent Open finals, the only escape from Arsenal in a Picadilly Dog leap side straddle is indeed either Fenchurch Street (for the more cautiously-minded) or indeed the Boston Manor/South Ealing Grand Escape for those willing to risk an all-out assault on the Euston/Kings Cross stationary defense position.

Either way, it's easy now to put Roy in rucksack by moving forth to

Clapham South

(see the Northern line South Extension dilemma here ;) ? No use trying Vauxhall/Warren Street line break now, Sticks :p )

Sticks
2006-Oct-26, 11:12 PM
No use trying Vauxhall/Warren Street line break now, Sticks :p )


What kind of novice do you take me for


Finchley Central

How is that for a risky move, oh and by the Northern convention of 2005 all southerly moves must involve a red routemaster lateral

Have fun!

Arneb
2006-Oct-26, 11:46 PM
What kind of novice do you take me for

Finchley Central


Errm, sorry.

However, the "complex" form of the routemaster lateral does not allow for a Western circumnavigation escape sweep, so

Tottenham Hale

leaves you no other possibility than to side-track via the Victoria/District exchange if you want to avoid staleknip.

Should keep you busy for a few moves....

Mellow
2006-Oct-27, 12:32 PM
Errm, sorry.

However, the "complex" form of the routemaster lateral does not allow for a Western circumnavigation escape sweep, so

Tottenham Hale

leaves you no other possibility than to side-track via the Victoria/District exchange if you want to avoid staleknip.

Should keep you busy for a few moves....

And indeed, the Victoria/District sidetrack exchange is exactly what I'm taking, adding a football derby gambit to....

Gunnersbury

<chuckle>

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-27, 08:15 PM
West Ealing

Roy Batty
2006-Oct-28, 12:59 PM
Still waiting for a move that'll get me out of 'Rucksack'. It's damned crowded in here, the thermos snores and the AtoZ keeps shoving me!

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-28, 07:33 PM
The Cardinal points to the compass!

Arneb
2006-Oct-28, 09:32 PM
Still waiting for a move that'll get me out of 'Rucksack'. It's damned crowded in here, the thermos snores and the AtoZ keeps shoving me!

Sorry Roy, but I won't let this happen... You'll follow me now to

Clapham Common.

For the (other) novices on the game, there are just three moves left now that will keep me from Mornington Crescent.

Achtung, everyone!

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-28, 11:45 PM
I think I don't understand, but is

Morden

any good to you?

Arneb
2006-Oct-28, 11:50 PM
Why, of course! Morden, Kilburn Park and Wimbledon are the only stations to prevent a Morrison style upward mobility breakthrough via the Euston pedestrian tunnel. And you found it....:doh: !

O. K., I still have Roy in my rucksack. Risking to set him free, my next move is to

Hornchurch

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-29, 12:50 AM
crikey ...er .... it's gotta be

Upminster, then.

Roy Batty
2006-Oct-29, 01:22 PM
Thank you Eric!!! :dance:Outstanding play, not only have you released me from rucksack, but you have contrived to put the rest of the players in Kilburn Park nip! (Nash-Croakspire 1959 rules). Did you intend that all along?:think:

With that, I can confidently move to:

Oxford Circus

Mellow
2006-Oct-29, 01:53 PM
It's Sunday and my missus says I can't play M-C on a Sunday. See you in the morning...

Sticks
2006-Oct-29, 02:45 PM
Thank you Eric!!! :dance:Outstanding play, not only have you released me from rucksack, but you have contrived to put the rest of the players in Kilburn Park nip! (Nash-Croakspire 1959 rules). Did you intend that all along?:think:

With that, I can confidently move to:

Oxford Circus

But those rules, as even the most inexperienced novice should know were revised in 1967

So by the Cross lateral Circus convention of 1978, a move from one circus to the other puts the previous player in pokey

So

Piccadilly Circus

(Sorry you are in Pokey unless 3 or more players can do a Central Zone dog straddle)

Roy Batty
2006-Oct-29, 03:00 PM
Somebody is still reading the 1st edition as opposed to the latest 5th edition rules.

BAKER STREET :p

Mellow
2006-Oct-29, 05:58 PM
Roy, I hope you used the proper method to arrive there, ie: you wound your way down...

Roy Batty
2006-Oct-29, 09:22 PM
Yep, even I know that escalators & lifts are forbidden during a Pokey.

P.S. Yes, I was carrying my Saxamaphone too .... :)

Mellow
2006-Oct-30, 10:58 AM
Woo Hoo,

It's Monday, so let's see where we can wind away from Baker Street to....

I'm going old school on the rules, from the George "Incapability" Wallington 1899 perfunctory conventions and rules pamphlet for the "correct employment of Mornington Crescent gambits and strategems for new players".

Whitechapel

Arneb
2006-Oct-30, 11:52 AM
Dang, this is an uncomfortable time to be both in pokey and in knip. I suggest the rest of you try a triple Central zone dog straddle. Otherwise, this game will be over very soon as Sticks could get to Mornington Crescent in a zip via... ah, never mind. I'll just say the Jubilee hickup trail was reinstated during the 2005 M-C WorldCon...

Sticks
2006-Oct-30, 06:19 PM
Euston Square

Fish in a barrel time

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-30, 08:03 PM
Near the Spamalot stage ...

Cambridge Circus

Roy Batty
2006-Oct-30, 08:33 PM
Near the Spamalot stage ...

Cambridge Circus
Hey, I have tickets for that in 3 weeks (birthday prezzy & I can't wait!). So, I feel compelled to move to:

Leicester Square. Clip clop, clip clop, oh I'm feeling brave! :)

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-30, 08:42 PM
Bow

Sticks
2006-Oct-30, 10:54 PM
London Bridge

Reckless I know, but what do I care

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-30, 11:28 PM
Aren't most of us in...

Deptford?

Arneb
2006-Oct-31, 07:50 AM
hah! Free at last.
Big time lateral shift:

Heathrow Airport Terminal 1, 2, 3

Sticks
2006-Oct-31, 02:52 PM
Ha ha ha

Acton Town

Being at a two way split puts the previous player in Quandry

:evil:

Arneb
2006-Oct-31, 03:42 PM
That was risky as well as shrewd... Chapeau - but you are aware, of course, that bestowing quandry upon an opponent right after a pokey/knip escape was criticized as "facetious play " by last years World Cup oversight committee :razz:.

O. K., since you leave me no better choice: I exercise my quandry privilege with this move and go to

Angel

without having to risk knip at King's Cross/St. Pancras.

Sticks
2006-Oct-31, 04:44 PM
OK


Finchley Central

:dance:

Mellow
2006-Oct-31, 06:53 PM
Marvellous.......So I simply go South via the Northern Line (Charing cross branch) to.......

Tooting Bec?!!?

Darn... overshot! I slept through a certain stop whilst reading my copy of this mornings "Metro"... And I was distracted by hitting 1000 posts.

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Oct-31, 09:35 PM
I used to work for Metro classified, but now I commute to:

Heathrow Terminal 5

Arneb
2006-Nov-01, 04:53 PM
This threatens to become an Acton 1999-style merry-go-round. And you know who profited from that...

New directions...

Highbury and Islington
(Go, gunners!)

Sticks
2006-Nov-01, 05:17 PM
Kentish Town West

Arneb
2006-Nov-01, 05:22 PM
Ah, glad you didn't see my mistake...

Tottenham Court Road

Mellow
2006-Nov-01, 05:29 PM
Eastcote

Can you figure out how I managed that one?

Arneb
2006-Nov-01, 06:27 PM
Can you figure out how I managed that one?
Nice one, that! I haven't been in the game for too long, but I know a wag-the-dog sidey when I see one...

Still,
Fairtop
should put most of these issues to rest...

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Nov-04, 12:32 AM
Theydon Bois!

Arneb
2006-Nov-04, 09:05 AM
Tough...

Hackney Wick

Sticks
2006-Nov-04, 12:09 PM
Only one move from here,

Highbury and Islington

Arneb
2006-Nov-04, 03:39 PM
Highbury and Islington

Ouch, that from an old hand - forbidden repeat circle after a wag-the-dog sidey (cf. post 116 and following). That's a tight knip for Sticks.

Hmmmm, endgame approaching.
Seven Sisters!

Sticks
2006-Nov-04, 05:17 PM
Unless you do a Newtwork South East Side Step connected with a Northern Line interterchage.

(See the details of the 2005 International finals held in Barnsley)

Mornington Crescent

You need to get up early to beat an old hand like me.

My invite to play on ISIHAC is only a mere formality, unless they are scared I will show them all up. :dance:

Arneb
2006-Nov-04, 08:20 PM
Sticks, I have to give it to you - you do know the game's history. I concede the victory, but not without reminding you that the new developments of the 2005 Finals haven't yet been formalised in the Acta Morningtonia of the IMCF - According to old law, the Newtwork South East Side Step connected with a Northern Line interterchage is not possible after an illegal sidey with repetition error (no possibility of boxing the Side Step option before 2005). So this victory was a tad naughty :naughty:

Anyway, congrats!

We happily await your next starting point.

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Nov-04, 11:13 PM
... and now for something, completely different! (cue Sticks)

Sticks
2006-Nov-05, 07:02 AM
If you want a new start point try

Chesham

Please also remember rule 7b: All Egyptian moves are disallowed except crossovers and double takes.

Arneb
2006-Nov-05, 08:37 AM
Ah, conventional opening. Good for the novice.
Embankment

Mellow
2006-Nov-06, 11:17 AM
I lost my heart in San Francisco, but I stayed in the game at

Upney

Arneb
2006-Nov-06, 12:16 PM
Nice, reminds me of Gunnison in the 2003 British Open Final.
Staying close to our transatlantic allies:

Boston Manor

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Nov-07, 12:57 AM
is close to...

Brentford (methinks we live quite close...)

Sticks
2006-Nov-07, 06:20 AM
Neasden

Mellow
2006-Nov-07, 10:30 AM
For the sake of Sid and Doris Bonkers, I have to pop just up the road to..

Dollis Hill

Arneb
2006-Nov-07, 05:12 PM
Hmmm, I see what you're aiming at...No thanks, not another night in knip.
Instead...

Perivale

Sticks
2006-Nov-07, 05:35 PM
Bank!

Arneb
2006-Nov-07, 09:00 PM
Of course...

High Street Kensington

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Nov-07, 11:39 PM
Any one for

Wimbledon !

Sticks
2006-Nov-08, 06:12 AM
Using a Network South East Shunt

Balham

Arneb
2006-Nov-08, 05:47 PM
Tricky.... :think:

Kew Gardens

should spare me a South network escape knip

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Nov-09, 10:12 PM
Richmond

Arneb
2006-Nov-10, 02:48 PM
Belsize Park.

Don't you even dream it!

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Nov-12, 12:24 AM
Pratts Bottom.

Mellow
2006-Nov-12, 04:57 PM
Eric, I have to apologise for not knowing where on the tfl tube map Pratts Bottom is, luckily, I don't play Mornington Crescent on a Sunday.

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Nov-12, 08:21 PM
Eric, I have to apologise for not knowing where on the tfl tube map Pratts Bottom is, luckily, I don't play Mornington Crescent on a Sunday.

Sorry, Pratt's Bottom is mainline.

Osterley

Sticks
2006-Nov-12, 08:46 PM
Hmm

Tricky

play the wrong move and the next play can win, so I will plump for a safety shot


Green Park

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Nov-12, 08:50 PM
Greenford convertible, with wide wheels and go faster stripes

Mellow
2006-Nov-13, 08:37 PM
.....and I'm back with...

Croxley

Arneb
2006-Nov-13, 11:30 PM
Ha!

Victoria.

:boohoo:

Sticks
2006-Nov-14, 06:20 AM
Kings Cross St Pancras

Mellow
2006-Nov-14, 06:50 PM
Greenford convertible, with wide wheels and go faster stripes

Eric, would that GreenFord have the Carlos Fandango Super Wide Wheels?

Arneb
2006-Nov-15, 09:17 PM
Ahem gentlemen, ad rem!

Trying to break the gridlock of an uneventful Central Circle Roundabout:

Rickmansworth

Yeah, I know - but remember how Johnston played Kensal Green and was taken apart by Condorino in '87? :eek:

Mellow
2006-Nov-16, 01:31 PM
Ahem gentlemen, ad rem!

Trying to break the gridlock of an uneventful Central Circle Roundabout:

Rickmansworth

Yeah, I know - but remember how Johnston played Kensal Green and was taken apart by Condorino in '87? :eek:

True, true, I have to say though, I always thought Condorino was a good case of style over substance. I'm a fan of the good old fashioned "Stick it up yer jumper and don't let them get the ball" style of playing.

Thus, in the style of Rupert "incapability" Brownlow we move to

Cyprus

It's how he would have moved had the DLR been in existence in 1924....

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Nov-17, 01:46 AM
Swiss Cottage

Sticks
2006-Nov-17, 06:04 AM
I'm going to regret this but

Waterloo

Mellow
2006-Nov-17, 10:29 AM
I know this is a cheap shot (As our transatlantic friends would say) but.....

Mornington Crescain't where I'm going...

Borough

(can you see what I did there?)

Arneb
2006-Nov-17, 10:51 AM
Actually, I can :mad: . Difficult to counter, that one.
O. K., simple block header overchange:
Elephant & Castle

Sticks
2006-Nov-17, 01:37 PM
Living on the edge again, using the Thames Link Shift

Farringdon

Roy Batty
2006-Nov-17, 02:36 PM
Forgive my late entrance using the little known comedy convention. I arrive at:

Billy Conolly (http://www.paulkerensa.com/gfx/tube_map3.gif) :)

Sticks
2006-Nov-17, 03:17 PM
Ronnie Golden!!!


Sorry Mornington Crescent :dance:

Arneb
2006-Nov-17, 03:34 PM
That was so predictable...
When was the last time we were told to avoid a comedy lateral in a critical Northern Line byway situation? :evil:

O. K. desn't help to bicker. Fresh start.
Iget the feeling Sticks is a tad les commanding in a Second-degree-roundabout medial settings, so

Lee Hurst

Sticks
2006-Nov-17, 05:05 PM
Chambers & Nettleton

or if you prefer

Notting Hill Gate

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Nov-18, 12:19 AM
Aldgate!

Arneb
2006-Nov-18, 02:18 PM
Not to be lured to the periphery -

Bank

Sticks
2006-Nov-18, 03:14 PM
Oxford Circus

Arneb
2006-Nov-18, 03:25 PM
Tottenham Court Road :whistle:

Good to know the direct route to MC is blocked by the Euston Square/Warren Street overhang :p

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Nov-18, 11:17 PM
Lancaster Gate

Mellow
2006-Nov-19, 08:47 PM
And I walk to

Paddington

Sticks
2006-Nov-20, 06:25 AM
If you are into walking

Hammersmith

Arneb
2006-Nov-20, 07:05 PM
Easy.

Holborn

Mellow
2006-Nov-22, 04:31 PM
Phaarrrp

Whitechapel

Sticks
2006-Nov-22, 04:59 PM
Moorgate

Arneb
2006-Nov-22, 05:03 PM
Not so fast!

Embankment

Sticks
2006-Nov-22, 10:27 PM
You really need to study this game a bit more and a copy of the Lundon Underground map .

You just alowed a Northern Line Milk Run under the interchanging stations lines rule. This means A clear run straight to

Mornington crescent

Sorry about that, buit if I did'nt someone else would have had to have done so.

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Nov-23, 12:47 AM
Mile End .... then!

Mellow
2006-Nov-23, 03:31 PM
now, has anyone other than Sticks won a round?

Farringdon

Arneb
2006-Nov-23, 05:11 PM
clop one a round early on - otherwise, not that I could remember. But what can we do? It's a highly competetive game, after all, and if he's the best, he's the best.

Willesdon Green

Sticks
2006-Nov-23, 06:36 PM
Sorry, learned at the feet of the masters of the game, Graham Gardner, Tim Brook-Taylor and Barry Humphreys.

Any hue

West Hampstead

Arneb
2006-Nov-23, 08:09 PM
Not falling into that particular trap...

Clapham South

Mellow
2006-Nov-24, 08:46 AM
I know TB-T so will pass on a hello from you Sticks...

Hmmm... Ealing Broadway

Arneb
2006-Nov-24, 09:23 AM
That safely blocks the Southern Roundabout Escape... Dang

Ruislip Gardens

Sticks
2006-Nov-24, 11:40 AM
Ealing Common

(Now that will get you worried) :laugh:

Arneb
2006-Nov-24, 02:22 PM
Yeah. Right.

That feels like being hunted down, but the British Rail gambit offers a good escape route.

Willesden Junction.

Sticks
2006-Nov-24, 02:43 PM
Does it Really

:D

Kentish Town West

Loud oooohs from the studio audience

Bongo
2006-Nov-24, 04:36 PM
Neasden !

Arneb
2006-Nov-24, 09:50 PM
Does it Really

Well, good enough for me. Allows me to bide my time in

Finsbury Park

See? No chance of getting into knip here. Buit nice if you'd roll me a pokey ;)

Bongo
2006-Nov-25, 01:05 PM
Seven Sisters

Arneb
2006-Nov-25, 08:01 PM
Tricky - could lead to a difficult Eastern network collapse gambit. I'll play it safe again.

Arsenal

Sticks
2006-Nov-26, 07:03 AM
At the risk of sounding as if I am on a certain other "game show"

Bank

Arneb
2006-Nov-26, 03:10 PM
We would never associate you with that excremental production, really not! :)

And a bold move it was....:think: And the Eastern network gambit is more than insecure. Hmmm

Ah: Good old Russell Square

Roy Batty
2006-Nov-26, 03:51 PM
Vauxhall

Sticks
2006-Nov-26, 06:27 PM
Stockwell

Mellow
2006-Nov-26, 06:37 PM
East Putney

Having a drink at the Price of Wales whilst I'm there...

Sticks
2006-Nov-26, 07:20 PM
Edgeware Road

Having lunch in one of the pubs there

Arneb
2006-Nov-26, 11:12 PM
Not that trap again please :evil:. Outta here, everyone!

Uxbridge!

Bongo
2006-Nov-26, 11:27 PM
Hillingdon

Arneb
2006-Nov-27, 12:24 PM
:think::think::think:
Hanger Lane

Sticks
2006-Nov-27, 01:37 PM
Bond Street

Shaken not stirred

Arneb
2006-Nov-27, 02:11 PM
Wembley Central

Do I look like I give a damn? :lol:

Mellow
2006-Nov-27, 02:52 PM
Footy to Rugger

Richmond

Arneb
2006-Nov-27, 03:26 PM
I've been waiting for that one: That's MC in three for me :razz:. See?

Notting Hill Gate

Next player can't go to MC directly because of the blocked Southern Roundabout escape... To secure Northern line admissibility (without which it would be MC right away for the next player), the only option is

Earl's Court.

That puts the next player in a tight place - two-front collapse imminent or a deep knip for move repitition with no hope of ever getting out of it anymore in this round. So,

Hammersmith, thus rolling me a pokey advantage (no use trying a Circle Line escape - see why?).

I take that advantage for a direct breakthrough to

Warren Street, and the rest, as they say, is trivial:

Mornington Crescent.

So sweet the fruits of victory. And for the first time. And against Sticks:dance::dance::dance:.

Not to keep you waiting for to long, next round starts in Londish Siberia at

Chorleywood.

Sticks
2006-Nov-27, 04:56 PM
As that is a Step Free access station, this allows me to use the North London Accessibility Red Routmaster Shift. This means I can jump to

Harrow and Wealdstone as this is also a mainline station the previous player is in Knip until two or more players can perform a cross lateral dog leap.

Arneb
2006-Nov-27, 09:31 PM
Gnnnf, that was one badly chosen starter....
Get me outta here, someone!

Mellow
2006-Nov-28, 09:44 AM
Arneb - It was my clumsiness that let you in last time, so now help frpom me at the moment, I'll just limp on over to...

All Saints

And it's DLR so no getting out of Knip

Arneb
2006-Nov-28, 06:05 PM
:doh:

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Nov-29, 10:39 PM
Heathrow, terminals 1, 2 and 3!

Arneb
2006-Nov-29, 11:29 PM
So that was one cross lateral dog leap :whistle:
Good to see you back, Eric - and with a very nice move at that!

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Nov-29, 11:34 PM
It was my pleasure to help you, great to be home too.

Is there a Monument, at Monument?

Sticks
2006-Nov-30, 06:20 AM
It was my pleasure to help you, great to be home too.

Is there a Monument, at Monument?

Yes it was errected to commemorate the great fire of London. I used to have a photo of it, but it has got lost now.(the photo that is)

BTW Farringdon

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Dec-01, 12:49 AM
I used to gig at a pub in Monument.

Moorgate

Sticks
2006-Dec-01, 06:48 AM
Kentish Town - whilst Arneb is still in knip

Arneb
2006-Dec-01, 07:34 PM
All this waiting around becomes quite unbearable...

Sticks
2006-Dec-01, 08:18 PM
All this waiting around becomes quite unbearable...

we used to call it the British Rail Experience :lol:

Roy Batty
2006-Dec-03, 03:13 PM
We still do (collectively speaking:))

Clapham Junction

There, now I've out-platformed everyone :)

Mellow
2006-Dec-03, 05:32 PM
Is it still the worlds busiest railway station?

onwards and upwards to...

Vauxhall

Sticks
2006-Dec-03, 06:21 PM
Getting my passport ready

Pimlico (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041737)

:)

Arneb
2006-Dec-03, 06:22 PM
Finally.... Let's see if I can still get a foot into the door.

Clapham Common

Sticks
2006-Dec-03, 07:59 PM
London Bridge

Arneb
2006-Dec-04, 04:20 PM
Uuugh, careful.

Canning Town

Sticks
2006-Dec-04, 05:43 PM
Safety shot here

Tower Gateway

Roy Batty
2006-Dec-04, 07:05 PM
Dollis Hill :silenced:

Mellow
2006-Dec-04, 08:20 PM
Dollis Hill :silenced:

Who are playing away tonight to Neasden FC....

Now if the result is a score draw, then "Pevsners Axiom" means we can finish this game in one move.... however, dare I wait until the game ends.... .... ... ....

Roy Batty
2006-Dec-05, 04:36 PM
Who are playing away tonight to Neasden FC....

Now if the result is a score draw, then "Pevsners Axiom" means we can finish this game in one move.... however, dare I wait until the game ends.... .... ... ....

Bad luck old chap, the man on the hatstand says they lost (Manager Ron Knee reportedly hospitalised;)). However you do seem to have opened up a possible intriguing Northern Circular escape route to:

Finchley Central ....

Arneb
2006-Dec-05, 04:45 PM
Wow, this is a completely different match now. Let's do something out of the ordinary.

Rayners Lane

Headache, anyone? :p

Sticks
2006-Dec-05, 06:38 PM
Euston Square

Arneb
2006-Dec-06, 07:05 AM
Holloway Road

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Dec-09, 11:38 PM
Highgate Hill

Sticks
2006-Dec-10, 04:21 PM
Northern line southern route gambit here, from the nearest tube stop

leads to

Mornington Crescent


sorry:shifty:

Arneb
2006-Dec-11, 08:47 AM
Aw, shucks. Rien ne va plus. A new game it is:

Wimbledon,

then.

Sticks
2006-Dec-11, 12:29 PM
Remember this move? (http://www.bautforum.com/showpost.php?p=873422&postcount=202)

Using the counterpart South London Accessibility Red Routmaster Shift, I go Brixton

Guess who is in Knip until two or more players can perform a cross diagonal straddle. :D

Roy Batty
2006-Dec-11, 01:19 PM
I'm not sure if this counts as a cross diagonal straddle (depends on whether Compton Effect rules apply) but it is definately a desperate Irons-Hammer anti-relegation manuevure to:

Upton Park

gwiz
2006-Dec-11, 01:42 PM
Right, I'll try a reverse-Massingberd to:

Theydon Bois

Arneb
2006-Dec-11, 01:53 PM
And there we have two cross diagonal straddles, and a pokey for Arneb. Thanks, gentlemen.

I exercise pokey privilege with this double move:

Harrow on the Hill
and
Ickenham,

thus barring the South London Accessibility Red Routmaster Shift and putting Sticks in rucksack. This will be the long, dark teatime of the soul for you....:evil:

Roy Batty
2006-Dec-11, 03:46 PM
Nice one Arneb! :dance::clap: Teamwork without any actual, ah, teamwork hey!:)

Mellow
2006-Dec-14, 01:08 AM
he he he, OK... off to

Parsons Green

Arneb
2006-Dec-14, 11:01 AM
Well, thanks for your help, folks (mwhahaha)
fast now.

Ruislip Gardens

Sticks
2006-Dec-14, 05:45 PM
Because you had to do a minor reverse direction due to the change from the District Line to the Central line after Earls Court, according to the 1998 Convention, confirmed at the international in Stow on the Wold in 2005, such a minor reversal nullifies all rucksacks.

Nice one

Don't you just love playing with amateurs :razz:

Euston Square

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Dec-14, 09:59 PM
Victoria

Sticks
2006-Dec-14, 10:02 PM
Green Park

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Dec-14, 10:42 PM
Tottenham Hale

Arneb
2006-Dec-15, 06:52 PM
Don't you just love playing with amateurs :razz:

Actually, I think I'll leave it here. My play is probably just not good enough.

Mellow
2006-Dec-21, 02:39 AM
East Putney

Sticks
2006-Dec-21, 05:35 AM
Drop off at the Science Museum

South Kensington

Mellow
2006-Dec-23, 04:52 PM
since we are at a Museum

Marlborough Road

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Dec-24, 01:54 AM
Earls Court

Sticks
2006-Dec-24, 07:05 AM
Kings Cross St Pancras

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Dec-25, 02:24 AM
Old Street

Mellow
2007-Jan-08, 10:41 AM
Old Street... Old Street... I wondered about "Burlington Bunker" just to be obscure, but.... I notice it's a Monday with an even number, so an even number of escalator links at Euston and Kings Cross means I can almost walk to

Mornington Crescent

This thread had been quiet for too long....

I'll kick us off again with

Maida Vale

Eric Vaxxine
2007-Jan-08, 11:22 PM
Warwick Avenue

Sticks
2007-Jan-09, 11:46 AM
Marylebone

By straddling another mainline station, this means by the Walthstow convention, Mainline Station now reverse flow except when arrived at by an orthogonal leapfrog - so there :rasp: