Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd March

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Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd March

Post by James Laverty » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:25 pm

It could be coronation day as our very own Conrad Teixiera/JJ Smith tries for an 8th win? Will he join the plethora of octochamps, or even as a member of the 800 club? Stay tuned to find out
Definitely not Jamie McNeill or Schrodinger's Cat....

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd March

Post by Jojo Apollo » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:54 pm

Well done Conrad on becoming an octochamp, good set of games there. :)

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd March

Post by Tony Atkins » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:00 pm

Well done on that one Conrad, definitely settled in nicely after lunch there.

At least a couple of other beaters around today.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd March

Post by Steven M. McCann » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:01 pm

Well done on becoming an Octochamp, Conrad, I reckon today's conundrum setter, noticed you could pass for a young David Blaine!

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd March

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:56 pm

When I was at Co:Bris I was given a (non-consensual) spoiler that an Apterite called Conrad Teixeira would become an octochamp with 861 points, so I was expecting a record score of 179 today. But only 124??? (Well done, Conrad.)

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd March

Post by JJ Smith » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:11 pm

Thank you everybody!

It took me a day or so to realise I was in the 800 club. I never thought about being an octochamp until afterwards, let alone an octototal, I had prepared myself to lose the first game and went into every other game thinking about losing. Looking back I think I could have got a good few more points, but I have improved a lot in the month since I recorded.

124 is a really big score, there's much better players than me who never scored that high. And James Robinson said I was only 10pts off the max, so I felt like I must have had a lucky game. And I think that's true, because looking at it, even I could nearly have maxed this one, missing DOMAINE, OLEASTER, ORBITAL and INDICATE and a numbers. But it's still an okay game.

I think I seem more smug on TV because I know I'm not really that good, and to me getting words like DARIOLE, ADIPOSE, and RUMINATES isn't that impressive. Getting those common words is just a bit ridiculous to me, and RUMINATES is a pretty easy one to get. The couple I was actually proud of like APHID, CARBINE, I didn't react to, the stupid ones like PRONATE I smirked out of embarrassment. I am decent on the numbers but they're harder on the show, I had maybe one solution that was vaguely impressive. But I get how I look smug from a normal perspective.

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Does anyone else think I had quite a hard run? 6 of my opponents were quite decent, a couple could have beaten me with a little practice, or if I had a bad game like yesterday's one.

Also, with all my shows recorded in about 24 hours, am I the quickest Octochamp in history?

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd March

Post by Steven M. McCann » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:05 pm

Well Conrad, since you've asked, I think you have had a pretty easy run! you've by your own admission been able to "play badly" at times and still win fairly comfortably.
Also, you have never had to face a "crucial" conundrum, so you've never been in any real danger of losing.
I'm not on Apterous, (only Touchy-Words!) and I was able to beat all your opponents easily!

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:59 am

Steven M. McCann wrote:Well Conrad, since you've asked, I think you have had a pretty easy run! you've by your own admission been able to "play badly" at times and still win fairly comfortably.
Also, you have never had to face a "crucial" conundrum, so you've never been in any real danger of losing.
I'm not on Apterous, (only Touchy-Words!) and I was able to beat all your opponents easily!
I wouldn't say he had a pretty easy run. If you compare his opponents to what you'd get on average, I think some were quite good.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd March

Post by Philip Wilson » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:31 pm

I would say your last game was the closest. Not perhaps by the final score but by how long it was before someone broke ahead.
I don't think you came across as smug, mainly because you didn't do one thing that some players have done in the past, which I think Is smug.
I had to see all your games before I knew this obviously, so that's why I couldn't say before!

The way you chatted with your opponents during the credits always goes down well with me too, so I wondered what happened with the last guy you played?
On a separate note, I noticed all the words offered by the contestants and dc used the Y when it appeared, yet there's still only one in the pack!

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd March

Post by JJ Smith » Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:43 pm

Philip Wilson wrote:I would say your last game was the closest. Not perhaps by the final score but by how long it was before someone broke ahead.
I don't think you came across as smug, mainly because you didn't do one thing that some players have done in the past, which I think Is smug.
I had to see all your games before I knew this obviously, so that's why I couldn't say before!

The way you chatted with your opponents during the credits always goes down well with me too, so I wondered what happened with the last guy you played?
That was kind of funny, because after the game I started talking to him about something or other as normal, I probably told him he was my best opponent. Although he was generally a bit withdrawn for whatever reason. But then afterwards they made us reshoot the credits, so we both looked at each other wondering if we should pretend to shake hands and converse again and just smiled awkwardly. A few people have commented about it.

And yeah I thought it was my tensest game, and maybe the most exciting to watch. Other than the first one where I went behind at first, because people weren't so sure I would win then.
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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd March

Post by Philip Wilson » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:32 pm

JJ Smith wrote:
Philip Wilson wrote:I would say your last game was the closest. Not perhaps by the final score but by how long it was before someone broke ahead.

The way you chatted with your opponents during the credits always goes down well with me too, so I wondered what happened with the last guy you played?
That was kind of funny, because after the game I started talking to him about something or other as normal, I probably told him he was my best opponent. Although he was generally a bit withdrawn for whatever reason. But then afterwards they made us reshoot the credits, so we both looked at each other wondering if we should pretend to shake hands and converse again and just smiled awkwardly. A few people have commented about it.

And yeah I thought it was my tensest game, and maybe the most exciting to watch. Other than the first one where I went behind at first, because people weren't so sure I would win then.
Ah right. That explains it then.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd March

Post by Jon Corby » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:55 am

JJ Smith wrote:What was the smug thing that players have done?

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd March

Post by Steven M. McCann » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:50 pm

The one thing that "smug players" do?
Is it making the "loser sign" to unsettle their opponents?
Or maybe, the finger across the throat?

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd March

Post by Johnny Canuck » Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:21 pm

One word. And one hashtag. #cheekysip.
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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd March

Post by Steven M. McCann » Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:35 pm

Thanks Johnny, I will have to look out for that.

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