I don’t remember any of the guys I met up with last year ever saying that ARG lost to an American player. I could be wrong but in any case yes, we did meet and we played right before they flew back. (After confirming he’s ok since Sandy, I asked Damdai to be sure but haven’t gotten a reply back yet.)
While you may (or may not) be good at doing wall dives, I am not convinced you’re anywhere near the Japanese level. I mean I could say, between us, I’m undefeated and never, ever lost to you, not even once. I didn’t mention Nobel Peace prizes, I was pointing out the difference between “facts” vs “confidence” where the US ranks low in one, and high in the other. I don’t think I misinterpreted your last paragraph- I was agreeing about ever having the ability to beat MAO, I was just saying that it doesn’t matter whether GGPO screwed up your timing or not. Maybe it’s due to GGPO, maybe due to something you don’t know. Right now, you don’t really know what you don’t know so you can’t say for sure what would happen if it weren’t for GGPO’s effect. In order to find out for sure, maybe you could become the hunter in the woods, and go hunt down all those bears in Japan. But you never know, you could do that, chase one down and think you have a little baby bear cornered, but then all of a sudden, you turn right around and run screaming from it. How could that possibly happen? You never know. The big mother bear is standing behind it, and accommodating for the GGPO effect didn’t help.
btw Let’s please continue non-TRUST stuff in another thread (and link to these posts from there).