Donkirk had good odds of winning with positionnal advantage in Asia. The game would have been lost if he ONLY took Caucasus.
Ambassador is expanding into Middle East. Middle East is the worst bonus in this map and on top of that, Middle East had a wasteland in this scenario.https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=10919911
Ambassador takes CANADA. He also tries to conquer GREENLAND. GREENLAND is okay bonus but it has wasteland. It was pretty bad on his part to lose Scandinavia.
Zinner picks Middle East and Southeast Asia. It is a very questionable 2-turn combo. His play is very okay-ish. It wasn't necessary to take over Russia but it did not matter at this stage of the game.