juggernaut64, Joel was the youngest player ever to acquire the title of a strategist at the age of 12 circa 1980s, the National Champion for the Kiddies' Division (12 years and below), under the tutelage of the former GGF ( Game of the Generals Federation )headed by the inventor himself Mr. Ronnie Pasola, who then was in charge of sanctioning official tournaments.
Why is Juggernaut64 the toughest player to beat? (Well, aside from Marcus)
For one, Joel has a photographic memory. During the 2002 gamena.com days, there were certain programs which can record the entire sequences of game moves into a hard drive for your review. Joel has that program "installed" inside his brain. He is capable of recalling each piece rank, the adjacent of it, where it was positioned initially and all the combination of moves and challenges it made during and after any game. Hence, the more you play with him, the more he knows you. How you start, your formations, how you react, and most importantly your weaknesses. Joel may simply tie your first game, but he remembers everyhing you did and on the second time around, you will most likely be quashed. He prefers to know you first before playing any game with you. And knowing you extends further than just a game, rather knowing you personally well enough to give him a psyche advantage of knowing when exactly to take a gamble in exchange for an upperhand.
Second, Joel uses his photographic memory and deductive analysis to pinpoint your pieces' rank from the two spies down to the Flag, He will intentionally bluff and maneuver his pieces in such that each of yours will be challenged and taken out piece by piece on a one or two rank differential. If you didn't react or call his bluff, he could simply make a perpetual move to end the game via a tie or adjudication.
Third, Joel manuevers his pieces as if it were a chess game. His positions are usually what I termed as evergreen, that is even if you happen to read and detect his pieces' rank and formation including the Flag, you will not be able to enter in any manner without exposing your own defenses to attack. So the most likely safe alternative would be a tie or stand off. But in actual tournament play, ties may be broken via adjudication process under GGF tournament proceedings. Since Joel can remember the entire game photographically in his mind, you most likely will lose to adjudication.
Fourth, Joel had mastered the fundamentals long ago your time. He knows all the rules of safe play but is versatile enough to take a gamble by intentionally violating certain safe play rules especailly if he knows you well enough to take that chance. Otherwise, he likewise sticks to the fundamentals. His games can easily be convertible from orthodox to unorthodox depending on the type of opponent he encounters.
Fifth, Joel's psywar tactics will most likely force a reactive move on your part and once you commit this fundamental mistake, you are doomed. For starters, he will intentionally pick one or two pieces which are irrelevant to his defense and use these as gambits to attack any of your pieces at random to force you to react. Once you do, it's doomsday countdown.
The following has been contributed by one of the toughest opponent of all time, Juggernaut64. You may make variations of your own after experimenting. Remember, If you do not master the basic or fundamentals, ergo, my other topics, you will still lose. DO READ MY ARTICLE ON PSYWAR AND REACTIVE MOVES!
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