We have an unusual match today. It all started when two neighboring Round Two pairings fought to ties: Haeckel/Marc and Martin/Martini. Following the traditions and protocols of the Tournament, that yielded two immediate tiebreak contests: Haeckel/Martin and Marc/Martini.
As it seems to have turned out, Haeckel and Marc tied because we like them a lot, and Martin and Martini tied because we are kind of lukewarm about them. Perhaps. In any event, the guys from the first original contest both won their tiebreakers easily. Cool! They both progress! That's what the tiebreak system is supposed to allow for.
Except, since the two tied matches were neighbors, Haeckel and Marc emerge from their tiebreaker round to meet... each other. Will we have the same voter pool? Will someone change his or her mind? Or will they just tie again? We'll find out soon enough!
Incidentally, because there was no winner the first time these fellows met, this is not a Grudge Match, nor is the Grudge Match Rule in effect.
1834 - 1919
Finished Second in Phase 1, Flight 1 of the Play-In Tournament, with a voting score of .800.
Finished Second in Phase 2, Flight 4 of the Play-In Tournament, with a voting score of .500.
Slaughtered Theo Van Doesburg in Round 1.
Tied with Franz Marc in his first try at Round 2.
Crushed John Martin in the Round 2 Tiebreaker.
1880 - 1916
Defeated American John Marin easily in Round 1.
Tied with Ernst Haeckel in his first try at Round 2.
Defeated Simone Martini easily in the Round 2 Tiebreaker.
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