Spoilers for Friday 26th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 14)

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Spoilers for Friday 26th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 14)

Post by Ray Wilding » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:12 pm

Apterite Sam Prouse enters the fray.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 26th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 14)

Post by Peter Mabey » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:45 pm

As I commented in 'add up the numbers' the first one can be found without rearranging - (25-4+6)x(3x5-4)=297

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 26th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 14)

Post by Ryan Lam » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:58 pm

What a close game...Sam was so on today especially after that nine-letter spot, Chris simply overpowered him...overcoming that moderate 23-point gap and eventually winning by 16 points.

Good job Sam on your performance, all I can say is commiserations, but at least you tried...next in the hot seat will be Phillip Aston on 21 February 2018...

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 26th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 14)

Post by Tom S » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:44 pm

I feel very sorry for Sam, too, cracking player. But Chris made an excellent comeback and made for some very good TV. What a game!!!!!! I was certain Sam had it as well, and by Chris' reaction at the end I think he thought he was very lucky! Apart from those points, I believe Chris has the full potential to Octo though, and this game will be stuck in my mind for a long time!

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 26th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 14)

Post by Elliott Mellor » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:05 pm

Cracking game to watch today - Sam you were amazing, LATERISED especially being a brilliant spot and on a different day you could definitely have won a few.

Take nothing from Chris though, he did very well to hold his nerves even when it looked like he was going to the slaughterhouse.
Ryan Lam wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:58 pm

Good job Sam on your performance, all I can say is commiserations, but at least you tried...
This too, it takes a lot of courage to go on the show, and Sam you should be very proud of yourself.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 26th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 14)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:55 pm

Great game. Unlucky Sam.

When Sam stuck on 6 in the OUTLAND round I wondered if he too had OUTLAND. I thought it might have been a tactical error. At 23 points up, I think it's generally best to try and make the same spots as your opponent in any 50/50 calls. It's your opponent who needs to try and do the opposite of you.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 26th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 14)

Post by Elliott Mellor » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:08 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:55 pm
Great game. Unlucky Sam.

When Sam stuck on 6 in the OUTLAND round I wondered if he too had OUTLAND. I thought it might have been a tactical error. At 23 points up, I think it's generally best to try and make the same spots as your opponent in any 50/50 calls. It's your opponent who needs to try and do the opposite of you.
I pondered this too, I'd definitely have risked in his scenario- you want to try to hold your lead.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 26th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 14)

Post by Owen Carroll » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:04 pm

I agree. If I had Outland I'd have risked it as Chris declared his as a 7 first.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 26th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 14)

Post by Owen Carroll » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:12 pm

Owen Carroll wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:04 pm
I agree. If I had Outland I'd have risked it as Chris declared his as a 7 first.
But if he said he had a six I would have stuck with unload.

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