+ Show Spoiler [vs Hyun on Battle Royal] +
Effort forces Hyun to make too many lings, gets an expo up early, then snipes his overlords. The result is a huge rape by Effort in the muta/scourge battle.
+ Show Spoiler [vs Flash on Heartbreak Ridge] +
After defending with hydras against early vulture harass, Effort displays superb Savior-esque management play and destroys Flash straight up.
+ Show Spoiler [vs Upmagic on Neo Medusa] +
Effort defends against Vulture/Wraith harass and completely rolls Upmagic.
+ Show Spoiler [vs Pure on God's Garden] +
Effort destroys nearly a whole control group of corsairs with scourge in a few seconds.
+ Show Spoiler [vs Hiya on Carthage 3] +
Pretty sure this is the game that made me an Effort fan. Excellent game sense, hold lurkers, and flanks.
+ Show Spoiler [vs Luxury on Outsider] +
Effort goes 9pool vs 12pool but it doesn't matter, he completely out muta-micros the then 2nd best ZvZer.
+ Show Spoiler [vs Guemchi on God's Garden] +
Nothing too special (except Guardians) but a good reminder of how unstoppable Effort looked in ZvP.
+ Show Spoiler [vs Yarnc on RotK] +
This is one of my favorite ZvZs not involving a non-typical ZvZ unit. Straight up but extremely good play from both.
+ Show Spoiler [vs Jaedong on Heartbreak Ridge] +
With Jaedong going 9pool and his opponent going 12 hatch, you expected Jaedong to win, especially during the JvZ era. It doesn't happen. Watch for insane ling and drone micro.
+ Show Spoiler [vs Yarnc on Heartbreak Ridge] +
I guess if you're getting tired of standard ZvZs you can skip this, but it's so high-level you won't want to.
+ Show Spoiler [vs great on Heartbreak Ridge] +
Not only a great comeback by Effort, but a rare use of drop in ZvZ.
+ Show Spoiler [vs Stork on Outsider] +
The game itself was amazing enough, but more impressive was the fact that Effort beat an S-class player in an insanely high pressure situation. In my opinion, this is Effort at his best, even better form than the OSL finals.
+ Show Spoiler [vs SangHo on Heartbreak Ridge] +
SangHo gets embarassingly raped by lings.
That's frozean by the way.
+ Show Spoiler [vs Light on Moon Glaive] +
A few months before Effort went on a huge ZvT losing streak, he was probably the best management Zerg in the world. Here's the first in a series of late 2009 Effort management play, arguably better than his mid-2009 management.
+ Show Spoiler [vs Jangbi on Fighting Spirit] +
Late game Archon/Reaver/Storm PvZ is really hard to beat, but Effort thinks anything's possible with enough ultras.
+ Show Spoiler [vs free on Match Point] +
Lurker/ling/defiler smashes free. Features Effort's signature nonstop streams of lings once he wraps up the game.
+ Show Spoiler [vs Mind on New Tornado] +
The pinnacle of Effort's management play. I remember watching it live and my jaw being open for most of it.
+ Show Spoiler [vs Flying on New Heartbreak Ridge] +
Watch it for Flying's Arbiters and Dark Archons, but Effort plays and reacts very well. I'm pretty sure his queen was accidental though.
+ Show Spoiler [vs Kal on Neo Moon Glaive] +
Kal's Archon/Reaver force was scary as fuck, but Effort beats it anyway.
+ Show Spoiler [vs Flash on Judgment Day] +
The beginning of the rivalry. Effort starts out with a huge advantage and Flash manages to defend for a long-ass time, but loses.
I don't recommend a rewatch of THAT osl finals.
+ Show Spoiler [vs Flash on Fighting Spirit] +
Insanely good mind games at the beginning, followed by a straight up rolling in the macro game.
From then on it looked like Effort knew he wanted to retire. The Flash game was the last time I felt like I was watching the truly brilliant Effort. That last series against Kal was particularly painful.
But yeah, Effort had a great 1 year run as S-class and produced some of the best games of BW I've watched. He'll be missed.