Best Alliances that didn’t win worlds

As most of the First Community saw all day yesterday most of the great alliances came to a diminishing defeat.
Thinking about this I wondered about the best alliances that didn’t win champs whether it was due to a robot problem or too much stress what were some of the best alliances?
Personally picks
Alliance 1 on Newton in 2016
Alliance 2 on Newton in 2012

233, 71, 179 in 2007.

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469, 1114, and 2041 in 2010

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2056, 1114, 4334 from Archi 2012

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Alliance 1 on Newton in 2017

987, 2826, 4265, and 2512 in 2015
2056, 1690, 3015, and 1405 in 2016

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Agree on these 2. The 2016 champs were particularly disappointing

2056 had a great alliance. 1405 played defense like no one else at St Louis. Penalty points, ugh

I don’t have a specific alliance in mind, but I think it’s insane that 1717 never even made it to Einstein before retiring (involuntary…)

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note: this is not saying anyone who beat these alliances didn’t deserve it, it’s just more the shock factor that the alliance didn’t win.
1114, 469, and 2041 in 2010
1717, 469, and 2471 in 2012
1114, 2056, and 4334 in 2012
469, 33, 1519 in 2013
1114, 148, 1923, 900 in 2015

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I was really surprised when 118 and 1678 lost Einstein finals in 2017.

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I wasn’t.

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2015: 148, 1114, 1923, 900.
2016: 1241, 254, 1731, 708.
2016: 2056, 1690, 3015, 1405
2010: 469, 1114, 2041

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2056 and 1717: always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Sad that one is gone for good…

971, 179, 3646, 498. 2019

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118/1114/4039 - Galileo 1st seed 2013

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2056, 1114, 4296, 107. 2019
2767, 987, 1756, 2607. 2019
195, 3538, 1073, 230. 2019
Finally 930 hit their stroke of luck and almost took it home.
5406, 930, 1310, 4004. 2019

Sorry to revive this thread but there were so many good alliances to be scared of at Detroit this year.

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Curie was so stacked this year that if luck had gone differently pretty much any alliance could have taken it all the way. I’m honestly surprised we didn’t see the winning Curie alliance in Einstein finals.

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