My qualifications for this list are simple. The highest your strengths are in all three of the required categories - Social Skills, Physical Abilities and Gameplay, the higher you are to the top of this list. People who were extraordinarily strong in only some of these categories, but not all, are here... but lower. Discuss amongst yourselves.
Cook Islands - Winner
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Marquesas, 2 All Stars (Made it to the end of the first All-Stars w/Amber), Heros & Villains (game scuttled by Tyson's bonehead move), finally won Redemption Island.
I love this guy. He is my secret boyfriend. Watching him play on the first All-Stars was pure awesome television and displayed all the reason why I love the game. I watched him rule his alliance... hell, he ruled the whole bunch of them. He dominated physically, and I watched - AMAZED - as week after week the people he was supposedly playing against protected him. That's some serious social playing, right there. He read the room, and he sat back and did whatever it was that needed to be done. On his second AllStar outing, he could have gone to the end if it hadn't been for making an alliance with Tyson, whose stupidity ruined Rob's Alliance and gave Russell the foothold he needed. Should Russell be above Rob for that rather brilliant outmaneouver? No. Russell, as you will see when you get to his score, may have been one of the best strategists, but his gameplay would never have allowed a win.
Watching Rob play Survivor is one of my favorite things. He is a leader, he can think multiple steps ahead, and he's hilarious.
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Cook Islands, Micronesia, Heroes vs Villains - Winner of Micronesia
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Palau - Winner
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