The Large Market Table has ended in a draw between @mikekroeker and myself with @JHTaube and @johnl just behind. A great game tightly contested by all players - Joe & John were both teetering on their 5th gems.
I slipped up at the end. My last but one move was to the Tea House. I saw that Mike ((BigDaddy33) could get to 5 gems on his next turn and I thought that was it - my last turn would be at the Tea House. I forgot that I would get another turn after Mike reached 5 gems and thus I would also get a 5th gem.
At the Tea House I went for the absolutely guaranteed 5 lira (I had the red special ability). If I had tried for 6 lira then I would have got it unless I rolled double 1 twice and I would then have won (by the tiebreaker of more lira - Mike had no bonus cards so I knew no hidden 5 lira there). How many times have I told myself - pay full attention!
I think that you will agree that the above is indisputably a truly fascinating story.
But mostly - apologies to @JaneHatke who has to sort out what to do with us now!