I would add that one reason why I thought your move was not wise was b/c it left Yak open to attack which isn’t a bad idea. IMO the only way to defend against a bid of 2unit Asian bid is to either give up Yakut, or to get 8units there. I will ignore China if it comes to that, or even better is to have bid an armor into Kwan and move 1inf somewhere else. Once you made your Russian move you were more or less committed to Yakut and therefore not placing your ftr there was an invitation to attack.
Yeah, my intention was to land the UK ftr there. I thought you’d do Syr and possibly leave the w med bb. Which ment I would have reinforced Yak with the UK ftr.
I’m actually glad you did that move (not because of the outcome or anything like that), because I don’t see that a lot and it is nice to know that I better take into account that move in the future and that good players may indeed bypass Chi.
I guess, That’s why you play the game. 😄