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dave Green (Mrliver)
Intermediate Solitaire Player
Username: Mrliver

Post Number: 27
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 12:32 pm:   

Sheesh, another one already??
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6345
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 3:00 pm:   

Another rotten egg Dave. I can get two different columns cleared but not at the same time unfortunately. This one MAY be winnable though. I'll let you know one way or the other.
dave Green (Mrliver)
Intermediate Solitaire Player
Username: Mrliver

Post Number: 28
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 4:29 pm:   

yep, same here... I keep trying, tho... thanks
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6348
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011 - 3:28 am:   

I have had a column of 12 consecutive spades, and another time I did the same with diamonds. I don't know HOW we will achieve it, but it could be winnable.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6350
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011 - 12:48 pm:   

I wish I'd saved my best positions for this one Dave. I've not been able to get back there since. I'm beginning to think it's a lost cause, unless I can clear two columns at the same time.
dave Green (Mrliver)
Intermediate Solitaire Player
Username: Mrliver

Post Number: 29
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011 - 2:33 pm:   

I've managed to get the first and last columns cleared on the last deal...
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6351
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011 - 2:56 pm:   

Did you save it? Can you upload your game?
dave Green (Mrliver)
Intermediate Solitaire Player
Username: Mrliver

Post Number: 30
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011 - 7:54 pm:   

uhhh.... I did a "save as".... and it created a .pgs file... is that it?? if so, here it is..
mac/unknown
Spider_1487469952.pgs (2.3 k)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6355
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 5:42 am:   

YES Dave. I have it saved on my PC now. Thanks! Will work on it later. Have the dentist now! Yeuk!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6357
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 1:34 pm:   

Your saved game is quite an achievement Dave, but despite that, the game cannot be won from there. The two consecutive fours in two separate columns put the mockers on it. I'm uploading what I thought was a good starting position but I cannot get it to oblige from there either. Everything seems to result in dead ends.
application/octet-stream
Spider_1487469952_best.pgs (1.0 k)
dave Green (Mrliver)
Intermediate Solitaire Player
Username: Mrliver

Post Number: 31
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 1:40 pm:   

Hey Richard,
Yeah, those 4's. There are just no plays. Looks like a loser. I might give it "one more try"... hahah


Dentist, huh??? Remember the olden days when they had to drill to the top of your head to fill a tooth??? or are you too young. Now they just skim off the decay and put some white stuff on it.. hahaa
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6358
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 2:34 pm:   

I do remember the old dentists. OMG! Those old belt driven drills!!!! Today I just went to have a crown re-cemented back down. Call it five minutes. Forty pounds! Daylight robbery. No wonder they wear masks.
I can't get anywhere with your game. There seems to be either an ace or a king in every column. I'm practically convinced it's unwinnable, but, like you, I will keep giving it one more try. It's too early to concede defeat.
dave Green (Mrliver)
Intermediate Solitaire Player
Username: Mrliver

Post Number: 32
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 3:50 pm:   

oh geez... I just had to have a crown re-cemented a few weeks ago. Popped right off. 200 bucks for some glue. I should have gotten some gorilla glue and done it myself.. well... maybe no. Thanks for reminding me of those belt drive drills too... slow speed grinding vibrate your teeth out things.

yep, I'll keep trying.
Candace Pekich (Candacep)
New Solitaire Player
Username: Candacep

Post Number: 1
Registered: 1-2011
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 6:17 pm:   

Hi - I found my way here via the last newsletter from Goodsol. Been playing Spider Solitaire for a long time. I managed to win this numbered game in about 4 tries..and I see that you can save games - can you tell me how?
Cheers!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6360
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 6:58 pm:   

To save a game of Spider just click on the two items I've circled.
Candace Pekich (Candacep)
New Solitaire Player
Username: Candacep

Post Number: 2
Registered: 1-2011
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 8:38 pm:   

Thanks very much!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6365
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 12:33 pm:   

I'm giving up on your Spider game now Dave. It's just not winnable. It's impossible to clear practically any of the columns because of kings. By the time you manage to get one cleared the damage done to the other columns is irreversible.
The odds of Candace having played the same game number is well in excess of 1,000 million to one. I think she is mistaken.
Paul Westley (Greatbrit)
New Solitaire Player
Username: Greatbrit

Post Number: 1
Registered: 1-2011
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011 - 8:56 am:   

1,000 million to one, I had better buy a lottery ticket! :-) Solution attached. First time I've done this so not sure what to attach. What I did was play the game down to the last move, so when you start it up it plays it out. is that the correct way to be uploading solutions?
application/octet-streamsolution to 1487469952
Spider_1487469952 solved.pgs (12.2 k)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6391
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011 - 9:46 am:   

Buy one for me too Candice!!!!!
I still can't get my head around the odds of two people having played the same game number unless they did so deliberately, (like we do in Climb Mode for example).
Your solution is brilliant. You uploaded it fine and I got it opened without a problem.
Congratulations on both counts.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6392
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011 - 12:30 pm:   

Apologies Paul. I thought that it had been Candice who'd posted the solution. You've obviously got a lot more patience than me. I quit this one too easily.
Paul Westley (Greatbrit)
New Solitaire Player
Username: Greatbrit

Post Number: 2
Registered: 1-2011
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011 - 3:28 pm:   

Hi Richard, nice to meet you. Like a lot of solutions, sometimes they seem to just sort of fall into your lap when you've just about given up. I did do this one deliberately; I only recently found these forums (through an email from Goodsol) and wanted to try the hardest Spiders. I sometimes spend days or weeks on the same one if I am able to get a gap, I need serious help! :-) Very glad to see you here for when I get stuck next time.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6393
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011 - 4:24 pm:   

Welcome to the madhouse Paul.
Spider is not a game I play at all really; in fact I'm not been playing much P.G.S. at all recently. I like any game that is proving troublesome to other players. I can turn my hand to any of them normally.
I am trying to make some money off the net with a piece of software I have leased, so solitaire has taken a back seat meantime. I just took a very quick look at the forum earlier whilst I had a few minutes to spare. That's how I failed to notice that it was you who'd posted the solution. I repeat.... BRILLIANT! Well done!
Don't be a stranger. We need more people to take an active part here. It helps if you are a bit crazy. In fact I believe it's compulsory.
Dave Green (Mrliver)
Intermediate Solitaire Player
Username: Mrliver

Post Number: 33
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011 - 6:36 pm:   

Well... when I read that it was solved I wasn't about to give up - so here's my solution. Took a while but finally did it.
mac/unknown
Spider_1487469952solvedagain.pgs (12.5 k)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1754
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011 - 6:41 pm:   

Richard, is there any truth to the rumour that with the extra money you're making off the net that you're going to buy a ticket to visit me and Mike in the States?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6394
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011 - 7:04 pm:   

Profit to date Ken is 359.89, tax free. I've no idea what I'll do with it, but it's nice to have some money coming in rather than going out like it normally does.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 2053
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011 - 11:00 pm:   

You will see snow in Florida before you see Richard in the US.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1990
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 1:39 am:   

The snow-arguement with Estonia don't work. You will tell me, that i have a real chance to see Richard in Estonia???
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 6395
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 3:23 am:   

Sorry guys, but there are loads of things I still want to see a lot nearer home. Wales and Ireland would head the list I suspect.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1991
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 3:49 am:   

Maybe there is a chance to get you from your islands when Thomas is organizing a PGS competition outside the UK.

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