Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)

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Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)

Post by Ray Wilding » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:22 pm

((10+4)*10+25)*5+9 for 834 during the break.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)

Post by Elliott Mellor » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:24 pm

Some horrible selections today - no doubt due to mass consonant picking.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)

Post by Johnny Canuck » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:32 pm

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:24 pm
Some horrible selections today - no doubt due to mass consonant picking.
You mean the same habit that got us a 175 max on Friday? :P

The only beater today was DUELLIST/GUILLETS -- did anyone here max the DUELLIST round?
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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)

Post by Tom S » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:55 pm

I did not max that round- the letters were nasty for the most of it, and also the numbers were tricky, too. I did feel for Todd a bit, as he was a solid player and could have got a teapot and win a few games, was just a shame as I think the nerves took over at the end.
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Me:112-57 (Chris)
Me:112-39 (Todd).

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)

Post by Elliott Mellor » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:08 pm

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:32 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:24 pm
Some horrible selections today - no doubt due to mass consonant picking.
You mean the same habit that got us a 175 max on Friday? :P

The only beater today was DUELLIST/GUILLETS -- did anyone here max the DUELLIST round?
Meh, it's still a fact that a lot of rounds have been strangled due to picking 6 consonants without fruitful vowels.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)

Post by Tom S » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:19 pm

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:08 pm
Johnny Canuck wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:32 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:24 pm
Some horrible selections today - no doubt due to mass consonant picking.
You mean the same habit that got us a 175 max on Friday? :P

The only beater today was DUELLIST/GUILLETS -- did anyone here max the DUELLIST round?
Meh, it's still a fact that a lot of rounds have been strangled due to picking 6 consonants without fruitful vowels.
I have been frustrated at the end of some rounds- e.g. what I said yesterday, though if I were to go on, I would probably pick at least 5 consonants. (4 at a very minimum).

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:56 pm

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:24 pm
Some horrible selections today - no doubt due to mass consonant picking.
And six smalls...

(Actually I don't mind six smalls, but are difficult rounds always a bad thing?)

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)

Post by Elliott Mellor » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:15 pm

Tom S wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:19 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:08 pm
Johnny Canuck wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:32 pm

You mean the same habit that got us a 175 max on Friday? :P

The only beater today was DUELLIST/GUILLETS -- did anyone here max the DUELLIST round?
Meh, it's still a fact that a lot of rounds have been strangled due to picking 6 consonants without fruitful vowels.
I have been frustrated at the end of some rounds- e.g. what I said yesterday, though if I were to go on, I would probably pick at least 5 consonants. (4 at a very minimum).
You mean you wouldn't pick 3 consonants at all!? Would you ever do 7?
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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)

Post by Elliott Mellor » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:15 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:56 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:24 pm
Some horrible selections today - no doubt due to mass consonant picking.
And six smalls...

(Actually I don't mind six smalls, but are difficult rounds always a bad thing?)
Not necessarily, horrible should be taken to mean unfruitful here.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)

Post by Philip Wilson » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:20 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:56 pm


And six smalls...

(Actually I don't mind six smalls, but are difficult rounds always a bad thing?)
And the 6 small was easier by far than the 2 1L numbers rounds that had come before it, one of them being impossible :-)

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)

Post by Tom S » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:39 pm

Philip Wilson wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:20 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:56 pm


And six smalls...

(Actually I don't mind six smalls, but are difficult rounds always a bad thing?)
And the 6 small was easier by far than the 2 1L numbers rounds that had come before it, one of them being impossible :-)
I am inclined to agree!

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