Update after finishing 10 cycles. We are even in planets as the galaxy is equally split and we are fortifying on our border.
@Karmadrome 148 economy, 133 industry, 32 sciences, 5823 ships.
Me: 170 economy, 132 industry, 32 sciences, 5620 ships.
We are even in research, however, I have Terra 5 and he has Scanner 3.
I tried to jump across the expanse with 1300 ships. Karma used warp gates to take me out. The result was I went from a 70 ship lead to a 200 ship deficit. He had to buy expensive warp gates (which he subsequently destroyed) and it cost him in being able to buy economy.