Spoilers For Monday 26th November 2018

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Spoilers For Monday 26th November 2018

Post by Tom S » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:32 pm

PHEW! Thank goodness for the last numbers- you could tell Rachel's relief at the end too...

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Re: Spoilers for 26th November 2018

Post by samir pilica » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:57 pm

Extremely uncomfortable viewing.

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Re: Spoilers for 26th November 2018

Post by Owen Carroll » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:41 pm

I bet Toby's getting Deja vu

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Re: Spoilers for 26th November 2018

Post by Toby McDonald » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:35 pm

Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:41 pm
I bet Toby's getting Deja vu
Haha, yeah, I kinda did! :lol:

Felt quite bad for Lewis in the end though, was probably just nervous.

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Re: Spoilers for 26th November 2018

Post by Martin Hurst » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:54 pm

:shock:

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Re: Spoilers for 26th November 2018

Post by Owen Carroll » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:54 pm

Toby McDonald wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:35 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:41 pm
I bet Toby's getting Deja vu
Haha, yeah, I kinda did! :lol:

Felt quite bad for Lewis in the end though, was probably just nervous.
Yeah he did look nervous. When I'm on I plan to try and not care for the first game so hopefully I won't be affected by nerves..

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Re: Spoilers for 26th November 2018

Post by David Williams » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:58 pm

I thought the odd thing was that he didn't look particularly nervous at all. And his performance really was spectacularly dreadful. A thought that has occurred to me in the past is that a better measure of performance than how many maximums you get is how many words there are better than what you declare - a six when there's only one seven is better than a six when there are half a dozen sevens. There must have been literally hundreds of words better than his declarations.

I began to think it was some sort of hoax or betting coup, ultimately foiled by a staged final numbers game.

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Re: Spoilers for 26th November 2018

Post by Andy SC » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:12 am

Toby McDonald wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:35 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:41 pm
I bet Toby's getting Deja vu
Haha, yeah, I kinda did! :lol:

Felt quite bad for Lewis in the end though, was probably just nervous.
I felt quite bad for Lewis as well. Could have been nerves and could have just been rather good at hiding the nerves or he could have been dyslexic or something like that. At least he gave it a go regardless of what the issue may have been.

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Re: Spoilers for 26th November 2018

Post by Ian Fitzpatrick » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:07 am

David Williams wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:58 pm
I thought the odd thing was that he didn't look particularly nervous at all. And his performance really was spectacularly dreadful. A thought that has occurred to me in the past is that a better measure of performance than how many maximums you get is how many words there are better than what you declare - a six when there's only one seven is better than a six when there are half a dozen sevens. There must have been literally hundreds of words better than his declarations.

I began to think it was some sort of hoax or betting coup, ultimately foiled by a staged final numbers game.
Got to agree with this. I was wondering who did his audition for him!

Just goes to show that FortNite is not good preparation for Countdown.

I assume his was a record lowest score, I certainly can't remember seeing one as low as that.
I thought I was good at Countdown until I joined this forum

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Re: Spoilers for 26th November 2018

Post by Andy SC » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:07 pm

Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:07 am
David Williams wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:58 pm
I thought the odd thing was that he didn't look particularly nervous at all. And his performance really was spectacularly dreadful. A thought that has occurred to me in the past is that a better measure of performance than how many maximums you get is how many words there are better than what you declare - a six when there's only one seven is better than a six when there are half a dozen sevens. There must have been literally hundreds of words better than his declarations.

I began to think it was some sort of hoax or betting coup, ultimately foiled by a staged final numbers game.
Got to agree with this. I was wondering who did his audition for him!

Just goes to show that FortNite is not good preparation for Countdown.

I assume his was a record lowest score, I certainly can't remember seeing one as low as that.
Six points is the lowest score in the 15-round era.

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Re: Spoilers for 26th November 2018

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:24 pm

Something that I'm surprised that no-one has picked up on is that the champion Andrew Jackson picked 6 small in round 9 when he was 60-0 up. As the resident forum psychopath, I can recognise a psychopathic act when I see one. It's not even as if he normally does this. He's always gone for 1-large in his other games in round 9. When he was the challenger he went for 6 small in round 14, but that was a close game. Verdict: psychopath.
David Williams wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:58 pm
I began to think it was some sort of hoax or betting coup, ultimately foiled by a staged final numbers game.
I did wonder if this round was fixed. I know that some people have observed that the number generator seems to sometimes repeat long sequences, so if a repeated long sequence was broken at this round, that would be evidence, but I couldn't find that this had happened when I looked at the wiki just now. But I also didn't find a previous run of this sequence anyway, so it's not evidence against either.

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Re: Spoilers for 26th November 2018

Post by Tom S » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:30 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:24 pm
Something that I'm surprised that no-one has picked up on is that the champion Andrew Jackson picked 6 small in round 9 when he was 60-0 up. As the resident forum psychopath, I can recognise a psychopathic act when I see one. It's not even as if he normally does this. He's always gone for 1-large in his other games in round 9. When he was the challenger he went for 6 small in round 14, but that was a close game. Verdict: psychopath.

According to some personal comments made by Andrew towards some which I have seen, Jacob was quite an unnerving character- maybe it was something that had been said backstage. Seemed very harsh on first glance but would not go as far to saying it was a callous act knowing the context.

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Re: Spoilers for 26th November 2018

Post by Philip Wilson » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:50 pm

Andrew could have picked 6 small to give a better chance of it being difficult, and thus making Lewis feel better about not getting it than he might have done about missing an easier one.

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Re: Spoilers for 26th November 2018

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:02 am

Tom S wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:30 pm
According to some personal comments made by Andrew towards some which I have seen, Jacob was quite an unnerving character- maybe it was something that had been said backstage. Seemed very harsh on first glance but would not go as far to saying it was a callous act knowing the context.
Jacob? You mean Lewis?
Philip Wilson wrote:
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Andrew could have picked 6 small to give a better chance of it being difficult, and thus making Lewis feel better about not getting it than he might have done about missing an easier one.
Possible, but I'd say very unlikely.

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Re: Spoilers for 26th November 2018

Post by Bradley Horrocks » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:01 pm

Perhaps he picked 6 small in order to practice it for future games, knowing the win was in the bag. I did a similar thing in game 7 by picking 3 large, in anticipation of using that tactic if I met John Cowen.
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Re: Spoilers for 26th November 2018

Post by Tom S » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:41 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:02 am
Tom S wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:30 pm
According to some personal comments made by Andrew towards some which I have seen, Jacob was quite an unnerving character- maybe it was something that had been said backstage. Seemed very harsh on first glance but would not go as far to saying it was a callous act knowing the context.
Jacob? You mean Lewis?

I do even- just kept on thinking that that was his name.....

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