@trihero: It is indeed moot because of LHTR, but it was precisely this move that inspired LHTR. It’s dumb for a game to be decided in less time it takes to set it up, and it’s also dumb to lose your capital before you even made a move. Actually, this was the move that inspired Caspian Sub, and you’ve pretty much quoted their rules paper without crediting it. Great shame upon you!!! http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/Caspian_Sub/