Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Discuss anything that happened in recent games. This is the place to post any words you got that beat Dictionary Corner, or numbers games that evaded Rachel.

Moderator: James Robinson

Post Reply
Ray Wilding
Enthusiast
Posts: 316
Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:32 pm

Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Post by Ray Wilding » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:15 pm

TRIFECTAS the other 9 in R1

samir pilica
Acolyte
Posts: 115
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:30 pm

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Post by samir pilica » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:17 pm

R2 KORADJI

Gavin Chipper
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 8335
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:37 pm

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:19 pm

Susie's reaction suggested to me it wasn't her that got the nine - she seemed a bit embarrassed by being given the credit.

Ray Wilding
Enthusiast
Posts: 316
Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:32 pm

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Post by Ray Wilding » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:50 pm

Ludicrous max this game

Ryan Lam
Acolyte
Posts: 142
Joined: Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:10 am

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Post by Ryan Lam » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:58 pm

Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:50 pm
Ludicrous max this game
With a maximum of 175, I believe this is the highest in the history of Countdown...I believe the highest before this was 166 last year?? (Sometime in February/March??)

Stephen R
Newbie
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed May 11, 2016 5:49 pm

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Post by Stephen R » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:00 pm

Max of 175 makes it a record, not just in the new 15 format (previous was 166), but outright. The previous best was 173, and is the only other game with 5 nines available.

Ryan Lam
Acolyte
Posts: 142
Joined: Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:10 am

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Post by Ryan Lam » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:02 pm

Stephen R wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:00 pm
Max of 175 makes it a record, not just in the new 15 format (previous was 166), but outright. The previous best was 173, and is the only other game with 5 nines available.
Thanks Stephen for the clarification! I highly doubt this record will be beaten for many years to come...

User avatar
Johnny Canuck
Kiloposter
Posts: 1134
Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:44 pm
Location: Atlantic Canada
Contact:

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Post by Johnny Canuck » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:19 pm

Even more impressively (IMO), every one of the 9s today had six consonants.
* Despite everything, it's still you.

User avatar
Johnny Canuck
Kiloposter
Posts: 1134
Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:44 pm
Location: Atlantic Canada
Contact:

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Post by Johnny Canuck » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:39 pm

KARROID to equal KORADJI in Round 2.

Was anyone else rather enraged when Chris went 6 small, given the circumstances? Very glad Rachel managed to come through on that one.
* Despite everything, it's still you.

Toby McDonald
Acolyte
Posts: 139
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:23 pm

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Post by Toby McDonald » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:23 pm

Brilliant game today!

Not a beater but with Raj in DC, I thought RAJOID was a good word in R2. :)

TERRAPINS and PRETRAINS also in R8.

Also, 102 points by the 2nd break, and a raw score of 143 is probably a new record for me. :)

Tom S
Devotee
Posts: 509
Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:38 pm

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Post by Tom S » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:19 pm

On any other day, I'd be very happy with my scores, but missing CRAFTIEST and TRANSPIRE were bad points for me. Shame Mary didn't go any further, but Chris is a very good player and I am sure he will do well in the games to come.
My scores for today:
Me:137-55 (Mary)
Me:131-73 (Chris).

Gavin Chipper
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 8335
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:37 pm

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:36 pm

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:39 pm
Was anyone else rather enraged when Chris went 6 small, given the circumstances? Very glad Rachel managed to come through on that one.
Don't really see a problem with it. Nothing was really at stake. Why do you?

User avatar
Johnny Canuck
Kiloposter
Posts: 1134
Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:44 pm
Location: Atlantic Canada
Contact:

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Post by Johnny Canuck » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:52 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:36 pm
Johnny Canuck wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:39 pm
Was anyone else rather enraged when Chris went 6 small, given the circumstances? Very glad Rachel managed to come through on that one.
Don't really see a problem with it. Nothing was really at stake. Why do you?
From a purely Apterous-esque point of view, I was just concerned that the highest max record was going to go away. I understand that 99% of actual viewers would have just been indifferent.
* Despite everything, it's still you.

Tom S
Devotee
Posts: 509
Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:38 pm

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Post by Tom S » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:54 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:36 pm
Johnny Canuck wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:39 pm
Was anyone else rather enraged when Chris went 6 small, given the circumstances? Very glad Rachel managed to come through on that one.
Don't really see a problem with it. Nothing was really at stake. Why do you?
I think if the sum was a simple 6S, then maybe people would not be moaning, but as it was a tricky (well at least imo, only got 607), then maybe people were frustrated, but I was not enraged by it personally....

Gavin Chipper
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 8335
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:37 pm

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:28 pm

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:52 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:36 pm
Johnny Canuck wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:39 pm
Was anyone else rather enraged when Chris went 6 small, given the circumstances? Very glad Rachel managed to come through on that one.
Don't really see a problem with it. Nothing was really at stake. Why do you?
From a purely Apterous-esque point of view, I was just concerned that the highest max record was going to go away. I understand that 99% of actual viewers would have just been indifferent.
He wouldn't have known about the record, and one of the nines wasn't mentioned on the show anyway.

And while we're here, (7x9 + 8x3) x 7 = 609 for the standard method.

Elliott Mellor
Devotee
Posts: 504
Joined: Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:42 pm

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Post by Elliott Mellor » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:47 pm

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:39 pm
KARROID to equal KORADJI in Round 2.

Was anyone else rather enraged when Chris went 6 small, given the circumstances? Very glad Rachel managed to come through on that one.
Wasn't particularly really, the vast majority are possible and I doubt he new about the record max or whatever.
It's sort of like making an issue of that guy picking 4l with Kirk on 123 with 2 rounds left - it's easy to scream from an apterous perspective but most casual people won't know or care.

Keith Bennett
Acolyte
Posts: 146
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:26 am
Location: Norwich

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Post by Keith Bennett » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:14 pm

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:39 pm


Was anyone else rather enraged when Chris went 6 small, given the circumstances? Very glad Rachel managed to come through on that one.
Not enraged, but surprised - why bother when you've already won and may as well give yourself the best possible chance of increasing your total points?

I do get irritated when a challenger who's already out of it does that (or goes 4 large) and makes it harder for the Champion the opportunity to stack up points. Again, why bother?

BUT had I been his opponent and the game was much tighter I would certainly have been enraged by the amount of time Nick gave him to work out what he was going to declare.


Also, am I right all 10 letter rounds were 6 consonants 3 vowels? How often does that happen? Amazing to have 4 nines available in the circumstances.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests