very smart and serious player. rather analytical. if youre embedded within him and flag with your one-territory kingdom dont expect him to readily accept such a flag, or keep you warm and cosy lateron by still honoring that flag when everyone else is set. do not mistake his calculating, ambitious, rather rational playing style for ill will, he will accept & honor bonafide flags, but he would not accept them if they keep him from reaching first. actually thats the way the game should be played, but personally im usually too "soft" to not accept a flag thrown before me even if that means it will threaten my chances for growth and hence #1. recommended.