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by Tony Atkins
Tue Nov 21, 2023 6:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO MSO Sunday 27th August 2023
Replies: 15
Views: 7530

Re: CO MSO Sunday 27th August 2023

Sorry for delay - results and game records are now on http://kisekigo.com/cd/
by Tony Atkins
Sun Aug 27, 2023 4:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO MSO Sunday 27th August 2023
Replies: 15
Views: 7530

Re: CO MSO Sunday 27th August 2023

Congrats go to Ronan Higginson who won the event for the third time in a row (4th total).
He beat Silver medalist Rob Foster 94-84 in the final and also takes Junior Gold.
Bronze medal went to Thomas Carey who beat Jonathan de Souza 96-79 in the 3rd-4th game.
Ten players took part.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Aug 23, 2023 9:52 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO MSO Sunday 27th August 2023
Replies: 15
Views: 7530

Re: CO MSO Sunday 27th August 2023

6 players registered with MSO at present.
by Tony Atkins
Wed May 17, 2023 8:55 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO MSO Sunday 27th August 2023
Replies: 15
Views: 7530

CO MSO Sunday 27th August 2023

CO MSO is on again this year as part of the CO:LON weekend. It will be held at the Mind Sports Olympiad (see https://mindsportsolympiad.com) at JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET on Sunday 27th August from 10:00 to 18:00. Note this is at a modern Jewish Community Centre and that food and dan...
by Tony Atkins
Mon Mar 13, 2023 2:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th March 2023 (Series 87, Heat 36)
Replies: 10
Views: 1106

Spoilers for Monday 13th March 2023 (Series 87, Heat 36)

Conundrum for my second show was MINIMUSED
by Tony Atkins
Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16 January 2023 - CoC XVI, QF 3
Replies: 46
Views: 4024

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16 January 2023 - CoC XVI, QF 3

Alt last numbers (4+9)x5x10+100+1=751.
Ahmed could saved a number in third numbers by making 7 from 5+2 not 10-3.
by Tony Atkins
Sun Dec 25, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the Guardian
Replies: 0
Views: 658

Countdown in the Guardian

In the Guardian's magazine for 24 Dec 2022, an article on top games players included a peice on Jonathan Liew and his Countdown experience. See https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... a-and-more
by Tony Atkins
Fri Dec 16, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 16th December 2022 (Series 86, QF 2)
Replies: 11
Views: 1363

Re: Spoilers for Friday 16th December 2022 (Series 86, QF 2)

Rather annoying that Colin read the 969 points total of Ed when describing Steve.

Anyone get the missed 9 or numbers?

The standard method to 549 is (10+7+5)x25+4-5.
by Tony Atkins
Tue Nov 22, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22 November 2022 (Series 86, Heat 112)
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22 November 2022 (Series 86, Heat 112)

As all good Go players know 361 is 19 times 19, so 100-75-6 and 10+8+1 (though not the standard method of course).
by Tony Atkins
Sun Aug 28, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO MSO Sunday 28th August 2022
Replies: 12
Views: 3471

Re: CO MSO Sunday 28th August 2022

Well done to Ronan Higginson beating Jack Hurst 105-96 on the crucial conundrum RUNVIEMSO.
Third was Jonathan de Souza beating Tim Hebbes 108-94. 10 took part.
by Tony Atkins
Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th June 2022 (Series 85 Grand Final)
Replies: 21
Views: 2252

Re: Spoilers for Friday 17th June 2022 (Series 85 Grand Final)

Thomas Carey wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:55 pm Well done my son. Pretty pleased to beat them on two numbers rounds - 19*6*6 and 146-9 :)
Not obvious how to make the 146?

I used the standard method to 137 50+75+((100/25)x(9-6))

Very interesting game - well done to both!
by Tony Atkins
Tue May 31, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO MSO Sunday 28th August 2022
Replies: 12
Views: 3471

CO MSO Sunday 28th August 2022

CO MSO is back in person this year after two years online. It will be held at the Mind Sports Olympiad (see https://mindsportsolympiad.com) at JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET on Sunday 28th August from 10:00 to 18:00. Sorry for lack of update registration was delayed. 5 round swiss, follo...
by Tony Atkins
Wed May 25, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 24th May 2022 (Series 85, Prelim 102)
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 24 May 2022 (Series 85, Prelim 102)

734, but sadly just before the end of the ads: ((8+4)x10+25)x5+9
by Tony Atkins
Thu May 05, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 5th May 2022 (Series 85, Prelim 89)
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5 May 2022 (Series 85, Prelim 89)

Actually it was the Beat Rachel Show (though not by the Standard Method):

(75+5+2)x8-100/50=654
by Tony Atkins
Fri Feb 18, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Craig Chittenden
Replies: 10
Views: 2421

Craig Chittenden

News story today about this Series 62 finalist:

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/countdown-win ... 00451.html
by Tony Atkins
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 12th November 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 99)
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Spoilers for Friday 12th November 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 99)

Doesn't AR know the rules? She will cause an incident sometime if she doesn't go to the not written down contestant first and they have the same word as the written down contestant.
by Tony Atkins
Mon Aug 23, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!
Replies: 36
Views: 23694

Re: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!

The 2019 Reading and all the recent COMSO events are missing too - result links at http://kisekigo.com/cd/
by Tony Atkins
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: MSO Countdown - Registration Now Open
Replies: 4
Views: 4363

MSO Countdown - Registration Now Open

As last year the Mind Sports Olympiad is being held online. The Countdown Tournament will be held on Apterous (apterous.org) on English Bank Holiday Monday 30th August at 19:30. It will be a 5 round swiss (play people of equal number of wins), followed by a final and 3rd place play-off (players sele...
by Tony Atkins
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 11th June 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 115)
Replies: 19
Views: 2939

Re: Spoilers for Friday 11th June 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 115)

Nice that Rachel found a standard method solve for the 3L, whereas I could only find a normal method solve:
(50+75+6)x7-4=913
by Tony Atkins
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 11th June 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 115)
Replies: 19
Views: 2939

Spoilers for Friday 11th June 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 115)

VASELINE should be valid as it is a verb as well as a noun (it is valid on Apterous)
by Tony Atkins
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 52)
Replies: 7
Views: 1983

Spoilers for Tuesday 16th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 52)

Last numbers round:

All Go players know that 361 is 19x19 (the size of the board) so an easier method than Rachel's:
(10+9)x(3x5+6-2)
by Tony Atkins
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 5th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 151)
Replies: 8
Views: 3198

Spoilers for Thursday 5th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 151)

Always nice to see a former S64 player doing well the second time round.

Rebecca would have been my fifth opponent if I had lasted that long.

Beaters today CONCHIES in R2 and MODERATE in R4.

And ARSENIC is not a compound!
by Tony Atkins
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 132)
Replies: 3
Views: 2141

Spoilers for Friday 9th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 132)

Managed the last numbers just out of time by an easier way (but not the standard method).

(75-10-9)x5-100/50=278
by Tony Atkins
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 9th September 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1986

Spoilers for Wednesday 9th September 2020

I was expecting Connor to win a few so a bit surprised at his score today. And so many possible 9s too! I make max score somewhere above 170?
by Tony Atkins
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 1145

Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Can't find a standard method solution for the first numbers (the 3L), but the quick method is
(75+25-7)x(50/5)=930
by Tony Atkins
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August
Replies: 16
Views: 13075

Re: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

Congrats to the medal winners:

Gold Bradley Horrocks
Silver Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Bronze James Rowan
Junior Gold Ronan Higginson

and those on four wins: Thomas Carey, Hazel Drury, Billy Stokes and Jason Turner.

Full results tomorrow.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August
Replies: 16
Views: 13075

Re: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

If you are an expired apterous user or want to play anonymously, then create yourself a new (trial) user (for free) using a second email address. You will need to declare your pseudonym on registration under your real name and your real name will not be revealed until after the event is complete.
by Tony Atkins
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August
Replies: 16
Views: 13075

Re: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

Trying and failing to find out about the poker events from the website - what are the entry criteria for that, what platform etc etc. If you go to their calendar of events at https://msoworld.com/mso-is-open-for-registrations/ you can see all the different events. Click on each each event to see mo...
by Tony Atkins
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August
Replies: 16
Views: 13075

Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

The annual game-playing festival, the Mind Sports Olympiad, is being held online on various platforms during the month of August 2020 instead of being played face-to-face in London. I am hosting the Countdown event (CO-MSO) on Apterous (apterous.org) during the evening of Friday 21st August from 19:...
by Tony Atkins
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th December 2019 (Series 81, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 11
Views: 4927

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20th December 2019 (Series 81, GRAND FINAL)

(75-50/25)x8+100=684 for those who don't like using 7s.
by Tony Atkins
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th December 2019 (Series 81, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 11
Views: 4927

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20th December 2019 (Series 81, GRAND FINAL)

Less impressive way for first numbers (50-75/25)x7-10=319
by Tony Atkins
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th December 2019 (Series 81, SF1)
Replies: 4
Views: 2295

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th December 2019 (Series 81, SF1)

Third numbers out of time (100x10-75+7)x25/50=466
by Tony Atkins
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 11th December (Series 81, Prelim 117)
Replies: 6
Views: 3983

Spoilers for Wednesday 11th December (Series 81, Prelim 117)

Luke back again

Beating him and Rachel: (6x7-9)x25-2-8=815
by Tony Atkins
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 9th December (Series 81, Prelim 115)
Replies: 4
Views: 2484

Spoilers for Monday 9th December (Series 81, Prelim 115)

Luke continues to impress. He had the chance to make 672 by 84x8 for a second time in the 3rd numbers.
Shame he missed the fourth numbers - alt (standard) method (10+4)x50-75-5+2
by Tony Atkins
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO 25th August 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 19450

Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Game records now available at http://www.kisekigo.com/cd/mso19games.pdf and recaps at
http://www.kisekigo.com/cd/mso19recapsgames.pdf - sorry for the delay!
by Tony Atkins
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown Tuesday 12th November 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 9458

Re: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown Tuesday 12th November 2019

Not sure that 930 was a good example for using the 937.5 method as two standard method solves are possible too!

((75-50)x25)+(3x100)+5
((25-3)x50)-100-75+5
by Tony Atkins
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO 25th August 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 19450

Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

The points table for the five heats is at http://www.kisekigo.com/cd/mso19.pdf
by Tony Atkins
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO 25th August 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 19450

Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Congrats to young Ronan Higginson for winning his first Co event and taking the Gold medal! He beat Jonathan De Souza in the final 107-103 after spotting the crucial connundrum from ABUTDOVER. The bronze medal went to Jonathan Wynn who beat Martin Thomas in the play-off 103-66. Recaps and full resul...
by Tony Atkins
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 38)
Replies: 4
Views: 2508

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 38)

As there was nearly a month between the recording this and the previous show, I would have expected David to be sharper.
Perhaps he got up early to travel to Salford and was feeling tired?
by Tony Atkins
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 31)
Replies: 8
Views: 5000

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 31)

Third way for 744: (((7-2)x5x10)-2)x3

Alt in R10 KAIROSES and in R12 HAURIENT.
by Tony Atkins
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 25th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 18)
Replies: 6
Views: 3902

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 25th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 18)

Did beat James on the first numbers getting to 954 rather than the nearest 957.
((3x75)+1)x100/25+50=954
by Tony Atkins
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 25th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 18)
Replies: 6
Views: 3902

Spoilers for Thursday 25th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 18)

Woo - one apterite going for octochampdom and another in dictionary corner!
by Tony Atkins
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 16th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 11)
Replies: 9
Views: 6582

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th July

Nice to see an apterite doing well, though playing a little nervously I think.

But some people never learn:
R11 DC offers maniocs
R12 PC offers Masonic
by Tony Atkins
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 2)
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 2)

Alt first numbers ((6x7)+25)x(6+4)=670.
by Tony Atkins
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)
Replies: 7
Views: 4927

Re: Spoilers for Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)

Rachel put up GRAYER on the board in R13, which is incorrect. I spotted this too. Made me think that Susie could have been mean and asked the contestant how he had spelled it :lol: :lol: Although GRAYER is US Spelling I was always confused why GRAY and GRAYS were valid - but that's a scientific unit.
by Tony Atkins
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 10th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 99)
Replies: 0
Views: 1984

Spoilers for Monday 10th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 99)

Some hard numbers on this show! For the easier second one I liked the alt (4+7)x(8+2+1)=121.
by Tony Atkins
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 8322

Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

Painty is specified. Paintiest or paintier is not. The rule is that single syllable adjectives can be changed to -er or -est
without them being specified. Unfortunately painty is not single syllable. I came unstuck online recently with unfairest for the same reason.