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 Author: pnm  [ Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:19 am ] Post subject: interesting race So if I score my typical 9 or so timed puzzle points a day, I'll be at 13822 in 3 days.And if jpoos scores his typical 20 points a day, he'll be at 13824 then... So it's close alright

 Author: jpoos  [ Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:11 pm ] Post subject: Re: interesting race I'm hoping the three of us end up sharing the first place for a day But you'll probably be there first, it's not too often I score 60 points in 3 days (though today it's looking like I'll get 20...)

 Author: pnm  [ Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:25 pm ] Post subject: Re: interesting race jpoos wrote:But you'll probably be there first, it's not too often I score 60 points in 3 days (though today it's looking like I'll get 20...)You're on a roll Now I wish I had finished a few more puzzles, just to get the point.(usually when I get stuck on the 8x8, for example, I just quit the puzzle)And practiced a bit

 Author: jpoos  [ Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:56 pm ] Post subject: Re: interesting race pnm wrote:Now I wish I had finished a few more puzzles, just to get the point.(usually when I get stuck on the 8x8, for example, I just quit the puzzle)Same here, I sometimes don't even solve a single 6x6 or 5x5

 Author: marblevolcano  [ Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:54 pm ] Post subject: Re: interesting race I usually complete them just to get the point, because sometimes my best time ends up like 2:30 or something dismal like that

 Author: jpoos  [ Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:13 am ] Post subject: Re: interesting race jpoos wrote:pnm wrote:Now I wish I had finished a few more puzzles, just to get the point.(usually when I get stuck on the 8x8, for example, I just quit the puzzle)Same here, I sometimes don't even solve a single 6x6 or 5x5 jpoos wrote:Same here, I sometimes don't even solve a single 6x6 or 5x5 jpoos wrote:Same here, I sometimes don't even solve a single 6x6In addition to that, my 4x4's were garbage, so I guess you basically win now

 Author: pnm  [ Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:15 pm ] Post subject: Re: interesting race jpoos wrote:In addition to that, my 4x4's were garbage, so I guess you basically win now It's hard to predict. When someone pointed out how close we were, that made it a target.But sometimes when you're really trying, you mess up (like Sunday, I think I got only 5 timed bonus points,even though I picked a good quiet time, thought I was all focused, drank my coffee, etc. etc...)

 Author: pnm  [ Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:06 pm ] Post subject: Re: interesting race And I'm not making things easy for myself The first time I posted today was a 32 second 6x6, so I thought that was a good sign.(I do them in the order 6, 5, 4, 6, 5, 4, 6, 5, 4, then 8, then 6, 5, 4 again)(probably 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, etc. is better, but I don't want to jinx anything..)Then I messed up all other puzzles (a 9 second 4x4, 36 second 5x5, and a 12 minute 8x8... )I think as things stand now I'll have to find 10 bonus points tomorrow

 Author: sjs34  [ Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:18 pm ] Post subject: Re: interesting race I will claim credit for pointing out the sheldolina-pnm-jpoos phenomenon to Patrick on January 11. At the time the 7 day and 30 day totals made it appear that jpoos would easily pass Patrick before Patrick could catch sheldolina. Clearly Patrick has upped his game since then.Good luck, Patrick, for a day as leader.

 Author: clm  [ Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:49 pm ] Post subject: Re: interesting race pnm wrote:...When someone pointed out how close we were, that made it a target.But sometimes when you're really trying, you mess up (like Sunday, I think I got only 5 timed bonus points,even though I picked a good quiet time, thought I was all focused, drank my coffee, etc. etc...)You will probably gain this race and keep the "laurea" for a few days . But coffee could be the problem , my particular recommendation is something salty ... , at least this works better in my case (though it's obvious that I am a very medium/bad player in timed puzzles ). What you say it's true, sometimes if you try to gain a few seconds and go too fast you can lose minutes, that's the curious paradox, that even in timed puzzles the italian expression "chi va piano va sano e va lontano" is valid .

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