USA victory over @JMH.75. We also did not have a Turn 7 reshuffle, although I could have triggered it mid-turn with JFK and had to think long and hard about which way to go on that.
Turn 8 was the final turn and almost everything seemed to go my way that turn, other than the opening when the USSR headlined Reformer followed by AR1 Glasnost, forcing me to just do some repairs on my AR1. But then played Chernobyl on AR2. I was planning on just defending my 10 point lead around the world, but I just happened to have literally all of the "US takes over Europe" cards in my hand. I knew Warsaw Pact was still lurking in the discard pile, so some chance of it coming up in turn 9 or 10, but I risked it and took control of Europe, while the USSR dismantled my domination of Africa (with some really terrible dice which made it slower than it should have been).
I sent a card to space so I could see his next headline. Then, bam, he plays Star Wars on AR7, Duck and Cover, game over. I think his other card was CIA so no way out at that point. Great game @JMH.75 with some misfortune at the end.
Awaiting the winner of the other semifinal match for the championship contest
(@OhBollox I think you have to mark your round 1 victory on challonge before I can mark my wins there)