The Beer Mat Game Backfires

In practice it is not easy to place a mat exactly in the centre of the table.  The first mat will always be slightly off centre, and the inaccuracy will become more obvious as the pattern of mats builds up.  Consequently when the table was almost covered, there was a space for Les to place one more mat.  The corresponding space on the other side of the table was not big enough for Angela to make the final move and claim the game.