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Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 120
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 9:50 am:   

Richard, I checked all my 40 Thieves-games scores and I realize that either at the top of the leader board or I suck at the game. Corona, though, I'm in second place. So help a mate out.
Here are the first 6 I haven't won.

1571810688
324212961
920341505
318766817
1033940161
184433329
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 459
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 11:26 am:   

I've raked around in your ash-tray and the butts of your Coronas are likely to remain there. Can't find the vital spark to ignite any of them (so far). If you've have any more of them I'll see if I can unzippo them.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 121
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 11:36 am:   

Richard, I don't know whether to be thankful or unthankful. You got most of Breakwater #'s so readily, I thought I was losing my touch.
Try these:

1051976257
1801620736
808501377
1915124096
277448289
754597377
640937025

Sounds like a nice night at the pub, eh? Drinking a Corona while smoking a Corona..
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 460
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 1:03 pm:   

Sorry. No joy with any of those either. Don't like games where spaces are filled automatically. Call me a control freak.
Drinking a Corona while smoking a Corona sounds like a surefire recipe for a coronary!

If you've any more Breakwaters please post the numbers. I really enjoy them.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 122
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 1:28 pm:   

But what a way to go! (Don't forget to throw in a bonny lass!)

P.S. I disagree about Corona (at least, the game). You turn off the autoplay feature and you don't play the card to the foundation until a waste card comes up that you need dealt to the tableau.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 461
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 1:54 pm:   

Where should I throw this bonnie lass? There is already one in Loch Ness, and another in Loch Morar. Loch Marie would be an obvious choice.

I knew about the autoplay bit, but it still dictates what you can do to a large extent. 277448289 MAY be winnable.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 123
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 2:11 pm:   

How about the current one I'm playing? #4433410
I can get it to 55, but no further! HELP!!!!!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 462
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 2:45 pm:   

Passive smoking.
application/octet-streamOut of puff
Corona_Have a Havana_4433410.pgs (3.5 k)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 125
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 7:04 am:   

Richard, Did you ever win #277448289?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 466
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 12:05 pm:   

No Ken, but I've certainly not given up on it. To win it it is essential to have all of the clubs in the tableau plus the second nine of clubs. You mist also contrive to save one of the threes of spades which both come out early. Just home. Been busy all day. May rejoin battle later.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 472
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 3:27 am:   

Hi Ken,
I don't think I'll be spending much more time on 277448289. I've just managed to fulfill all the criteria listed above, but it has meant that the 5 of spades went a.w.o.l. as a result. Posting todays best effort. If someone can tinker with it and get the five onto the tableau without sacrificing any of the clubs, then it may be winnable.
Richard.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 473
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 3:29 am:   

application/octet-streamLobotomy has worked!
Corona_5 spades_277448289.pgs (2.5 k)

The missing attachment.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 474
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 7:05 am:   

Here is an improved version that includes the five of spades. I still have this nagging feeling that the game may be winnable, but I'm out of ideas at the moment.
application/octet-streamNo smoke without
Corona_51_277448289.pgs (2.9 k)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 375
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 02, 2007 - 2:15 am:   

Hey boys, try this Corona #2135758847. It certainly looks like it should be winnable.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 321
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 02, 2007 - 11:12 am:   

Hi Ken. I thought one smoked a Corona.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1242
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 02, 2007 - 11:41 am:   

One can certainly smoke a corona Mike, but this one has quit.
Your game was quite tricky I thought Ken, but I got there eventually.
Now I'm having hassle finding where vista has hidden it. Looks like I'll have to get back to you!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1243
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 02, 2007 - 12:11 pm:   

I hate Vista! John MacEnroe would probably have put it somewhat differently.
text/plainHope this works
Corona_2135758847 Mountain Man.pgs (3.5 k)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 377
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 02, 2007 - 2:42 pm:   

Richard, how was your holiday? Any weather problems?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1244
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 02, 2007 - 3:24 pm:   

Hi Ken, OK is the most enthusiastic I can get about our little holiday. The weather wasn't very kind and the forecasters certainly added to the problem as we headed to where they said it would be better. We missed out on some excellent scenery at Edinburgh, Dunstafnage and Urquhart Castles, but at least we can always go back.
Wined and dined well in some nice watering holes.What am I moaning about? It wasn't bad at all.
How are you getting omn with your new PC? Do you need any winning numbers for anything?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 322
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 02, 2007 - 10:38 pm:   

Hi Richard. Glad you are back safe. Even though the weather didn't cooperate I bet you still had a couple of adventures. I don't know how you figured the Corona number out so fast. I tried it sort of along the same lines you used but didn't get it. I just can't let some of those plays go by.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1245
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, December 03, 2007 - 5:02 am:   

Hi Mike, I must sound like a complete ingrate at times, moaning about our new PC, and grumbling about adverse weather. I've reminded myself that many people would gladly trade places with me. If I start moaning, just tell me to shut up.
We visited a nice little pub in East Linton as the other one had changed it's hours. It was only about 4pm so we were the only two people there. The gorgeous young barmaid was well impressed when I identified the long instrumental that was playing as "The Doors" and then named the track. She even offered to lend me the CD. Why did I never meet a gorgeous young Doors fan when I was young and single?
Shut up Richard! You're moaning again.
Re the Corona Mike, for a long time I thought it was unwinnable. But you know me, I'm not happy until I've tried every permutation I can think of. It was a great game.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 378
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, December 03, 2007 - 6:47 am:   

So, Richard, are you trying to say that you were trying to 'Light her Fire', and if it wasn't for Liz that you would 'Love her Madly'? Well, one thing we know for sure she wasn't a 'LA Woman'. (Now Mike on the other hand...)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1247
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, December 03, 2007 - 10:05 am:   

I could have always used the classic line, "Hello, I love you, won't you tell me your name?"
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 380
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, December 03, 2007 - 12:05 pm:   

Richard, You're getting too magnanimous in your old age. Re: the Corona #, I was just looking for a clue. The biggest problem as I see it is that one Queen of spades buries the 2 of hearts and the Ace of clubs, and the other Queen of Spades buries both 9 of hearts. Which Q do I use first? Or is there another little tidbit that would be more helpful?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1248
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, December 03, 2007 - 12:49 pm:   

Hi Ken, You identified the problems OK. I took the QS off the 2H pile onto the first KS.You have to contrive that a space can be made available when it turns up.When the spades became playable onto the foundations I played them off the pile with the two 9H's. That way I didn't need the second KS (which remained in the waste). I also found it necessary to keep the 9D UNCOVERED in column 2 so that it could eventually be moved onto column 1 together with the 10D from the lower column 3 pile. Hope you can make sense of this.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 381
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, December 03, 2007 - 9:39 pm:   

Uh-oh, I've known you too long, Richard, because that DID make sense, and it worked like a charm!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1249
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 3:30 am:   

See your doctor immediately! Pioneering new treatment may now be available. I believe they call it euthanasia.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 323
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 9:34 am:   

Isn't Euthanasia one of the new countries that split from the Soviet Union?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1250
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 10:24 am:   

It was bang in the middle. Dead centre in fact.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1251
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 6:21 pm:   

It shares a border with Croakasia.
Try Corona 1376895104. It has some interesting problems.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 324
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 11:58 pm:   

Just what I need. More problems. I am still trying to put up another 6 thousand christmas lights.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1252
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 4:03 am:   

Nothing too ostentatious then Mike. My total is likely to be a little less than 1. I like to think that it's my contribution to reducing global warming. Run that one past the wife. Tell her to think of her grandchildren's future.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 382
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 7:37 am:   

OK, Richard, I'll try that one, but first see if you can give me any of your world famous clues on #968651712
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1253
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 10:48 am:   

#968651712 has defied all my attempts so far. The only advice I've given myself is that I must not cover the 10C or the 9C until I get a JC to dump them on. This is a very tricky game because of the position of both 10D's. Obviously you must liberate the 10D from column 5 before you can use up the KD in column 3 to access the other one. That is my reasoning for the ploy with the JC. I think it may be unwinnable.
Patricia Traynier (Trisha)
Intermediate Solitaire Player
Username: Trisha

Post Number: 41
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 12:04 pm:   

Here is the solution to #968651712.
application/octet-stream
Corona_968651712.pgs (3.8 k)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 383
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 12:11 pm:   

Uh-oh, Trisha, now you've done it! You know much Richard likes to be top dog! GREAT JOB!!!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1254
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 12:23 pm:   

Tut tut Ken. Does that mean I can't bitch about your sexist remark?
Well done Trisha! An excellent solution. I'd just come back to the forum to tell Ken that I'd been getting closer by ignoring my own advice. You certainly saved me a great deal of time.
Patricia Traynier (Trisha)
Intermediate Solitaire Player
Username: Trisha

Post Number: 42
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 12:27 pm:   

Thanks Ken.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 384
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 4:33 pm:   

Hey, Trisha, you're up again! Try #1845423231
Thanks, Ken
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 385
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 4:46 pm:   

Never mind. I got it. (But it is a fun one!)
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 325
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 4:46 pm:   

Just bought another set of 500 lights. AlGore WHO? I am not doing very well with the Corona #. Thanks again for getting me started.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 386
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2007 - 12:28 am:   

Richard, I would post the solution to your Corona #1376895104, but thanks to Vista, I have no idea where to find it. How come I keep thinking of a Beatles song, "Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away..." when I talk about Vista.

Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1255
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2007 - 3:42 am:   

Kenneth my friend, didn't you see the warning notice on the box. Granted it was encrypted, but I managed to crack it and this is what it says.
You're no good
You're no good
You're no good
Baby you're no good

I'm gonna say it again
You're no good
You're no good
You're no good
Baby you're no good

I'm sure that the word vista will be included in future dictionaries and classified as a swearword. I had the same trouble as you trying to locate a saved game. Luckily I'd called it "mountain man" after your good self, so I just let vista locate it for me. Guess what? It blew it! What a crock of hits, I though. It managed to locate it's shortcut to the game and I asked it to open the folder where it had hidden that. Similar to carp fishing!
To cut a long story short this is where I eventually located it.
computer/HDDC/Users/Richard/AppData/local/virtualS tore/Program Files/Goodsol/games/mountain man.
Even then I couldn't relocate it in the browse mechanism for uploading games.
I had to go back offline and locate it manually, and then copy it across to "documents". Only then was I able to upload it to the forum.
Let me know if this has been any help. We crack most problems eventually, so the microsoft mafia aint got us beat yet.
Well done with #1376895104. I found it quite tricky. A tricky Ricky game?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1256
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2007 - 3:53 am:   

A brainwave Ken! Open the game again, make a single move, and then save it as something distinctive. VSUKS for example. Then do a search and see if vista can manage to locate that. It's essential that you check the box to make it search for hidden files too. These games files are clearly so dangerous and sensitive that they need to be hidden from the world. Good old Vista is looking after us OK.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 392
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 9:26 am:   

Richard, Try #639538048. One can get a space immediately so it should be easy but it is giving me a spot of trouble.

P.S. Now I've done it! I showed my mother PGS, now she wants to play it all the time. She's having a problem with a Free Cell #, and I told her that I would post it for her, but she said she's going to keep plugging away. Watch this space.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1293
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 10:20 am:   

Hi Ken, Your game is winnable. I just got it out on the second attempt but didn't realise so many cards would run out when I clicked on Automove. Wiil have another go later. From memory it hinged on keeping the small spades seperated in the initial deal.
You now know what to get your parents for Christmas. I can just imagine what you mum would post in response to some of mine, "Don't you dare talk to my son like that!"
Did she offer you a stamp when you said you would post it? That's the sort of thing my own mother would come away with.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1294
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 10:38 am:   

Here's your solution Ken. I was right about the spades, in case you want to try it yourself first.
text/plain
Corona_639538048_dementia.pgs (3.4 k)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 393
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 4:28 pm:   

Got it! BTW, even though my mother doesn't want me to post it, here it is. Free Cell #1629555327 Does she have dementia also?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1298
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 5:23 pm:   

Didn't we have enogh problems without your mother chipping in?
Not an easy one, but I made it harder by forgetting the more relaxed Freecell rules.
text/plain
FreeCell_1629555327_OhMother.pgs (1.7 k)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 394
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 2:17 am:   

Thanks for the help, Richard, but after I told my Mom it was definitely winnable, she got it by herself. Now she is hooked on PGS and the only time I can play is 3am. So how about helping me with Corona #2103241599?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1307
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 5:02 am:   

My regards to your mum Ken. Perhaps she could give you some tips. What are they like? Mine got on to me the other day. I'd given her some lentil soup I'd made. The only criticism she could come up with was "It's awfully thick!". My response of "Do you think we should phone the police in case someone is trying to poison you" got no reaction at all.
Here's your solution Ken. Not an easy one.
text/plainDark Days For Ken.
Corona_2103241599_Nightowl.pgs (3.3 k)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 397
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 12:14 am:   

Richard, is it true that, as a lad, your mother boxed you about the ears on every Boxing Day? (It's not like you didn't deserve it!)
BTW, any tips on winning the Corona # w/o resorting to peeking at your solution? How do you get a 2 of clubs free, for ex.?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1325
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 4:10 am:   

As a perfect child in every respect, there was no need to resort to such mindless violence. Is it true that on Thanksgiving Day your poor mother thanked God you weren't twins?
By recognising that the 2C is the main problem in your game, you have proved to me that you're not as stupid as Mike says you are.
You must resist the temptation to put the 4C on the 5C, and contrive that you can get the SECOND 4C into an empty column. I got the spades to run out onto the foundations. Then the 9D from column 2 played down onto the 10D in lower column 5. Then you have the 6C to move the 5C and the 4C onto. Eventually you should be able to strip back the waste until you get back to a two.
PS. You can always ask your mum to help you further.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 351
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 12:16 pm:   

Now wait a minute. How did I get thrown into this discussion. I would never say anything like that. Especially to Richard. The whole world would know about it. I guess he was making soup when the British came into Scotland to get their sheep back. And the word didn't get out to the clans. So he has been making up for it all these years.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1326
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 1:53 pm:   

You are absolutely correct (for once) Mike. I was Ken who said that about you!
You have landed yourself in the soup though. Surely you meant the English coming looking for their sheep. The British comprise Northern Irish, Welsh, English and for the time being at any rate, the Scots. When we take our leave from the Union, the rest of them will have to be renamed. How about the Brutish?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 352
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 4:23 pm:   

And so the wars began. Those are our sheep! No they are ours! Well forget about the sheep then. We'll just take your land.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1333
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 5:14 pm:   

In what was described as the Great Raid on Urquhart Castle, the attacking Scots stole the following from the Scots who held the castle. 2000 catttle, 383 horses, 3000 sheep, 2000 goats, 122 pigs, 64 geese, 12 feather beds complete with bolsters, blankers and sheets, a chest containing 300, etc, etc, etc, and stole 3 "great bo.ats" to carry of their booty.
I tell you this to prove that we didn't discriminate against the English.
Bo,ats is the strangest banned word yet!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 353
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 8:24 pm:   

Stealing watercraft to carry off stolen goods. Pretty clever them Scots. Although with all those animals it must have been a lot of fun. They must have been Ark sized watercraft.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1334
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 4:06 am:   

Since the aggressor was the Lord of the Isles, it's likely that the army arrived on a fleet of ships (as they wouldn't all have got on the train). I don't suppose there was a great deal of urgency to depart either, since the had killed practically everyone in the district, including the train driver.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 398
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, December 28, 2007 - 11:54 am:   

Richard, Try #1177080448. When you win it (notice that I didn't say if you win it), please just post a clue or a partial solution, and I'll try and win it from there. Thanks!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1336
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, December 28, 2007 - 1:02 pm:   

I don't share your confidence in me winning this one Ken. Clearly the threes and fives of diamonds ho.ld the key. The only way I've found to get a 3D into play involves moving the 5D in lower column one. The downside of this is that both the fives get buried in the waste. I may have to rethink my stategy.
Ho.ld is a banned word too. Get a grip.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1337
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 3:54 am:   

"the 5D in lower column one". Should read 6D.

Can't get past 43 with it Ken.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1350
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 9:58 am:   

I just had to keep at it to see if I could improve on my best score of 43. It's now 53, and I don't expect anyone to improve on it. (Gauntlet). Wasn't it The Knack who sang about My Carona?
I hope that you and the rest of the guys have an excellent New Year.
Here's tae us! Wha's like us?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1352
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 12:18 pm:   

Make that 57.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1353
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 12:54 pm:   

You were right Ken. It hasn't seen the year out successfully. I'll frustrate you for a while just in case anyone else is working on it.
I'll leave you with a clue that may help (not).
You must take a 5D into the tableau before you can win it, but NOT a 4D. By the time you get the second 4D from the stock, you should be able to play out most of one suit of diamonds.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 400
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 01, 2008 - 2:00 am:   

Newsflash, Richard: I'm not any smarter in 2008 than I was in 2007. Are you telling me that it CAN be won? That it's not an exercise in futility? (Like you trying to button your pants after Liz's holiday meal?)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1356
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 01, 2008 - 6:35 am:   

Yes, "you were right" it was a case of "when you win it" and not "if".
#1177080448 has been vanquished. I HAVE won it but even if I posted the solution and you ran through it a few times, I'd still bet against you solving it. I'd be hard pushed to do it again myself as there are so many critical moves required. I gave up on it several times.
Incidentally, it's me who does all the cooking in our house. I'd be a lousey taliban.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 401
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 01, 2008 - 10:47 am:   

Tell me about it! I'm still trying to beat your INITIAL score of 43! Any other clues?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1359
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 01, 2008 - 12:30 pm:   

I spent a long time on this one Ken. Every time I hit a brick wall I asked myself the "What if" question. One by one I decided which cards I should take. The first 2D and the first 7C must be ignored. Minor changes like this improved the situation. Try these moves:-
AD out,5C move,4C in, AC out,AS out,6H in, 5D in, 5S in, 8D move, 4S in, JS in, 3S in, 2D out, 7D in, AH,2H out, 7C in, 5H in, 3H out, AC out, AD out,JH in high, 10H move, 5D move, 6D move,3D out, 2C out, 2-6S out, 10S move, 3C-6C out, 4H out.
Score 22, Stock 10, Waste 37.
There is still a lot of work to be done but at least a lot of decisions have been made by here.
Let me know if/when you need any more clues.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 402
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 12:33 am:   

I've matched your score of 53. Let me soldier on to 57 and beyond (HOPEFULLY!!!).
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 403
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 4:14 am:   

Richard, I wanted to show you how far I've gotten, but I still can't post anything. I did what you suggested and saved my file as what_am_I_doing_wrong, and searched for that, but that didn't work. Any help on either front?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1361
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 5:22 am:   

It might be a good idea if you reopened your game and renamed it with a distinctive single word name, yeuk, for example. (Vista needs all the help it can get). I then perform a system search for it by just asking for that word. I make the eedyit search the entire C drive. It appears to know where that is, (for the time being at least). At this point, this miracle of modern technology, finds a file called Yeuk, but not the one I want, no matter how many times I swear at it. At this point I right click on this shortcut (aint that a laugh?) and tell it to open the file location. It will take you to where it's hidden these shortrcuts. Then you highlight the shortcut and ask it again to open the file location. It tells me that "windows is searching for it", and then comes up with another dialog box telling me there is a problem with the shortcut. It attempts to blame me by saying I may have moved it. It asks if I want to fix it. Sarcasm is pointless at this time, so just swear at it some more.I now drag and drop it across to Documents where even Vista can find it. Then it's not that difficult to get PGS to upload it from here.
An afterthought! If you saved your file twice as yeuk1 and then yeuk2 you would then be able to move one and keep the other one where Vista wants it.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1362
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 5:30 am:   

You'll now have a pretty good idea of how many cards I had to refuse to take from the stock to get as far as 53. It's now a case of trying to work out which of the hearts and spades you should take from which columns. The decision NOT to play a QD onto the foundations near the end of the game proved vital as it's the only place the JD from the waste will go. Persevere Ken. It's a beauty.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 404
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Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 8:44 pm:   

text/plainThe problem as I see it
Yuck.pgs (3.1 k)


Richard, if this works it's a miracle! But anyway, with only 10 cards left in the stock, you don't have the luxury of waiting for a good card to appear. You HAVE to start playing the cards to the tableau, and I don't really see any other options. (Obviously you did, since you won it!)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 405
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Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 8:56 pm:   

P.S. I don't if this makes a difference but when I follow your instructions to the letter it gives me a score of 21 (not 22) with a stock of 10 and a waste of 37.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 406
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 9:26 pm:   

I GOT IT!!!!!!!
YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!!!!!!!
Perhaps Thomas can you put you on retainer as the PGS Laureate. (Nah, scratch that. I'm sure your customer service skills suck. I can't imagine you thinking that the customer is always right).
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1363
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 4:43 am:   

Congratulations Ken, and welcome to 2008. That was me demonstrating my people skills by not saying "Welcome to the 21st century". Your link works! Aint Vista a bitch? I don't suppose there's much hope of us getting an invite to the weddings of any of it's developer's parents. More diplomacy!!
My tactics for Corona are simple. I like simple. Simple is something my mind can cope with.
When I hit a wall with Corona, I look at the tableau and see what improvements I could make in it if I could rearrange the cards therein. For example I had a 6D, a 7D and an 8D occupying two columns. I had to work out how to make them occupy a column less if they were redealt. I had similar problems with the high clubs. Getting the K,Q,J,10 onto one column was difficult but it could be done. Similarly in the waste, my game would be blocked by a card, say 7C, but underneath it was another card that would otherwise have come back off the waste. I then examine the tableau and find that there is another 7C there which has not even been used. I undo repeatedly until I get back to that one, and refuse it this time. That's how simple it is (in theory) to get more columns emptied in the tableau and thus get more cards out of the waste. I think I had 37 in there during Yeuk.

We were in business in Aberdeen for about 30 years, and customers would travel great distances to visit. I closed the business over 10 years ago when I was "dying", but we bump into old customers constantly who plead with me to open another shop. Many other people have ditties (invariably very rude) I've written about them, framed and hanging on their walls. I get requests for more all the time for weddings etc.
It took some of them a bit longer than others to spot the mischief in the eyes behind the dead-pan face. But they all got there.
Laughter makes the world go round. My fellow Glasgegian and fellow Sagitarian, Billy Connolly pointed out recently that the trouble with young muslims is that they have no six (typo) and only one book. They need to lighten up some but I have no plans to satirise Allah, given their well demonstrated lack of a sense of humour.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1364
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 4:59 am:   

I've just had another look at your part-solve for Yeuk. Have a look at the clubs and you'll see exactly what I was talking about concerning rearranging cards in the tableau. I also cautioned you about playing all the high diamonds onto the foundations too early. Look what you have blocking the waste pile. This is a great example of a siluation where you should start undoing and see if the KD can be stuck back under the QD which is just hogging a column anyway.
I LOVE Corona. Keep them coming.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 407
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 5:41 am:   

Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 1:03 pm:

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Sorry. No joy with any of those either. Don't like games where spaces are filled automatically. Call me a control freak.
Drinking a Corona while smoking a Corona sounds like a surefire recipe for a coronary!

RM, Does that post look familiar? I'm glad I converted you! Try #1354991104. So far my best score is 54. Obviously the key is getting out the pair of 5 of hearts buried earlier in the waste.

P.S. Is that the fish store you were talking about? Oh geez, now you'll be floundering about for a compliment!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1365
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 7:36 am:   

I was aware of that statement Ken, but to quote the Govan philosopher Rab C. Nesbitt, "You know, at times, I don't half talk a lot of...."
Your game has been filleted. I'll leave you to Skate about to see it you succeed in getting iT ROUTed yourself.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1366
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 10:16 am:   

To support the widely held belief that I the nicest person in the UK, possibly even Europe, I've taken pity on you.
I saw the diamonds as the problem and won the game at the second attempt. I played the diamonds like so. (You've to decide what to do with the other suits). Move jack and six. Accept 10, accept ace, play 2 out,create space for 4 from stock, move 3 onto new 4, move 9 onto 10 after sorting clubs, play 3 and different 4 out, accept 8, accept 3, move 2. Now you're on your own.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1370
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 4:42 am:   

I'd appreaciate any input from any of you with the following game. I didn't go looking for it. It came looking for me as the next random game after Ken's one. It's 392436577, and it's taken me hours to reach my best score of 63. I've got the feeling that a decisive move could win it, but it's eluded me so far.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1371
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 4:57 am:   

Incredible! I just knocked it out in a few minutes with a change of strategy. Great game. Try it.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 408
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, January 05, 2008 - 10:06 am:   

Richard, I haven't deserted you, mate! I taught my parents how to play PGS to give me a break. My mom loves Freecell (and is quite good, btw) and my dad loves Josephine (but is yet to get a win). Well, my strategy worked too well. I can do things around the house w/o them constantly interrupting me, but now I can never play PGS on my own computer. I'm still working on the Corona game, and even with your clue, I still can't get past 53. I'll keep trying (WHENEVER I get a chance!)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1379
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, January 05, 2008 - 10:46 am:   

I think it's wonderful that they've both taken to PGS so enthusiastically. I'd give my mother my old PC if I thought she'd cope with it but she was driving us so crazy with the new digital phones we put in, that I had to reinstate her old one. I gave her a Billy Connolly CD and she complained that she couldn' get a picture! They can be a right royal pain at times, but we'd miss them.
Iowa has been getting quite a lot of TV news coverage here lately. The snow doesn't look at all bad. I'm suggesting nothing! Will catch you when you've more time.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 418
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2008 - 12:43 pm:   

Richard, Before you go on holiday try #468940449. Here again it seems easy but it's not relenting.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 419
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2008 - 1:23 pm:   

Got it! (The pressure of being subjected to your scorn motivated me, Richard!)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 420
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 12:03 pm:   

Richard, try this Corona #786874304. I really haven't tried too hard on this one, but you going on a 12-day holiday is making me nervous. What will we do if we really have one we can't get???
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1424
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 12:08 pm:   

Suffer?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1425
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 2:29 pm:   

I wish I had more time to spend on this one Ken. I think it MAY be winnable but there is more than one obstacle to overcome. I hope you've cracked it by the time we get back.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1426
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 4:40 pm:   

I know how restricted your PC time is these days Ken so here is a partial with a key decision or two already made. When you get a chance to take the high diamonds out, do NOT take the pile with the 3D in it, illogical as this may seem.
Another great game. Thanks. Last post until I get back.
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Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1427
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 5:00 pm:   

OK it was my second last post. One more thing. This game was unique because in order to win it you must leave a small card underneath a pile of cards of the same suit. You resolve that problem at the end when the stock is empty by emptying enough columns to accomodate all the diamonds on top of the three.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 421
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 2:52 am:   

Richard, Great clue! I didn't even need to use your partial solution. Bon Voyage!
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 422
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 6:47 pm:   

Richard, is it true? Are you back???? I'm saved!!! Try #905842048
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1430
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 10:30 am:   

Yes Ken, I'd remembered my mum had a hospital appointment today so we came home a day earlier than we'd originally intended.
I always thought that this one was winnable but it took me all my time to put it to bed.
Very difficult one to give clues for, so here is a partial that should help. The absence of a 5D ruined every other route I tried.
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Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 423
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 6:12 am:   

Richard, once again, you proved your worth.
Of messages while you were gone, there was a dearth.
But don't go thinking you're the hottest thing on earth.
For your head is already huge, of that I'm sureth!
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 424
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 6:24 am:   

Richard, here's another one (which should be easy). Try #1970269951
How was your vacation? Any more stories of driving while sloshed and snowing?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1433
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 6:51 am:   

I'm glad I'm back to fill the void,
To stop you being paranoid,
Blank forum days without R.Mechen,
Looks like the rest of you aint speakin.

To solve your games I do endeavour.
Failure rate is hardly ever.
Next time solutions due to ebb,
Have booked more hols for end of Feb.

(Eat your heart out).
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 376
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:36 pm:   

Uh, SURETH? I'll leave the poetry to you two. I have enough problems just figuring out my next word.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1434
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 1:40 pm:   

It's obviously an obscure biblical term Mike, either that or Ken's keyboard has a lisp.

1970269951 is winnable. The route I used was to get an entire suit of diamonds onto the tableau to free up the two 3S's. Partial if required.
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Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 425
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 2:07 pm:   

Thanks, Richard, but you still haven't regaled us with your drunken escapades (of which I'm sure there are many). How was the snow? As bad as China's recent bout?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1435
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 4:20 pm:   

I'm in mourning. I thought I'd revisit the oasis where I encountered the secksy Doors fan in December. Closed down! I recovered sufficiently to have an epic 7 hour session in another one however. Met an Irishman there called Roy who's as mad as me. Looking forward to the next time. My bank manager may not share my enthusiasm.
Snow was not a problem. It was lying on many of the hills and it was starting to fall heavily as we left the Edinburgh area. Very heavy snow forecast for most of Scotland tonight. Most of the major bridges are already closed due to high winds.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 426
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 10:19 am:   

Like my favorite TV show, I'm LOST. Neither your clue or your partial has helped. When you say build up the diamonds, are you saying starting with the King in the upper right? Or should I'd be building elsewhere? I can get both three of spades out, but that then buries other cards (like the 2 of clubs).
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1438
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 12:14 pm:   

Hi Ken, This proves what I say. It's not easy to give hints in Corona. From the "hint" position onwards....Take AH,4S,AD. Play out 2-6D, REFUSE 7D and 8H, Take 4C, play 5C and 6C off the 2C. Score 16, stock 31, waste 21.
Hope this helps.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1439
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 4:36 pm:   

Neglected to mention those diamonds. Yes you need to get them all off of the top of the upper right pile to get at the two 6S's underneath, so don't worry about puting more onto it.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 427
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 8:10 pm:   

Got it! You're a good man, and don't let Mike tell you anything different!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1440
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2008 - 3:25 am:   

Oh Oh. A compliment. I think you may have been infected by a virus. Run a scan immediately and see if you can rescue the old Ken. Check your recycle bin too.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 428
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2008 - 8:46 am:   

uh-oh, you're right. Living with the parents is taking a toll on me!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 377
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2008 - 12:10 pm:   

Here we go again. My name is mentioned and I am not even involved in the discussion. To put the record straight. I have a lot of respect for Richard. He is really adequate when it comes to solving the games we throw at him. Of course he does solve them. I just flail away at them like a horses tail at flies. I know. It's at the rear.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1441
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2008 - 12:43 pm:   

Of course we include you in our discussions Mike. Somebody has to speak to you, surely. Surely! We're almost pleasant to you. A kind of home from home.
Don't just chuck games at me, include some cash, but no coins please.
http://www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk/index/tour/3d-2. htm
This link is amazing. It'll help you suss out where all the photos were taken when I finally get them all uploaded.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 429
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2008 - 1:39 pm:   

Richard, I'm always giving you #'s. Any Corona #'s you care to share with me? (They have to be winnable, of course. I don't want to ruin my perfect record!)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1442
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2008 - 2:37 pm:   

Just played 359691873 by mistake. It's winnable.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 378
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2008 - 5:30 pm:   

Lots of people speak to/at me. Most are saying things I cannot repeat. Liked the Edinburgh site. Do they ever show the Military Tattoo on the tele? Years ago they showed some of it here and it is one of the events in the world I would like to see. As I said before I was at one of the parades for Queen Elizabeths birthday. I would like to be in Paris for the Bastille Day festivities also. I know it would be a zoo but if I was in the right place it would be fun. Been to several of our Rose Parades. That was fun. And cold.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 430
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2008 - 5:31 pm:   

I was going to ask you what you meant by "played it by mistake". Then I realized you meant it was a mistake because it was EASY!
Try #632694016
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1443
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2008 - 6:08 pm:   

I actually thought I was playing one of your very old numbers. Guess the paste didn't work.
#2 is winnable, but #4 commits suicide. It just romps out.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 431
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2008 - 7:26 am:   

Richard, since I haven't heard from you about #632694016, I can only assume that you either missed my post or you are having as much trouble with it as I am. Which is it?
BTW, #'s 2 and 4 were not for this game, but another one, but I also won Corona #2.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1444
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2008 - 11:07 am:   

Hi Ken, 2 and 4 were Coronas that I'd just played and won. What made you think otherwise?
Have been very busy since you posted #632694016, but I got the impression that it was only a good one that you'd just scalped. I'll give it my attention now.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1445
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2008 - 12:05 pm:   

Got visitors so no time to give a clue position. Wind this back as far as you want. It's a bad one.
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Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 432
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2008 - 12:32 pm:   

Richard, thanks again! Pardon my impatience, but living with Mom and Dad has made me grumpy!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1446
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2008 - 1:31 pm:   

So what would my excuse be?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 379
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2008 - 10:07 pm:   

Heredity?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1449
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 6:07 pm:   

Kenneth old chap, do you recall inviting me to post winning Corona numbers for you? Do you recall telling me how simple you found them? If the following game seems familiar it's because you posted it amongst your losers on Sunday, March 04, 2007.
Now mon ami, just dare tell me this one is easy.
It may break your heart. Get your dad to work on it whilst you're at your work. Maybe he'll go home.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 1450
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 6:09 pm:   

Oops! You'll need this.
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Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 433
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 1:43 am:   

Richard, I would say that I am continually amazed at the numbers you solve (especially the last 2), but then would think that I'm going soft, so I'll just post another difficult one.
Try #1742637951
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 434
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 3:52 am:   

Never mind. Got it! (Insomnia is a PGS player's best friend.)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1452
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 4:58 am:   

That's good. It will give you more time to work on 277448289. It will cure your constipation.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 435
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2008 - 3:30 am:   

Richard, I'm losing my touch. (Did I ever have it?) 695427584 should be an easy one, but I can't get more than a score of 60.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 383
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 12:51 am:   

I can get to 55.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 436
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 3:44 am:   

Mike, his friends must still be there. What's surprising is that he has any friends!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 384
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 4:18 pm:   

I am sure given the chance he would say the same to us. Good thing you got in there first. I am surprised a few people hanging around would stop him from chatting with us. After all, where are his priorities.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1456
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 4:38 am:   

I've just had an amutation. Or at least that's what it felt like. My internet connection has been down for almost four days.
I note that the forum has not been exactly busy, and that the only people talking to you two is one another! That tell you something? Popular or what?
Anyway you have several days of earache to catch up on. Gonna make you suffer.
First off..... why have you not managed to solve 277448289 yet? And what's all this nonsense about 695427584? Who gave you permission to start that one without attending to my one first?
You'll be delighted to know that there is another winnable number in your second list too Ken, and if anything, it's the worst of the lot.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1457
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 5:37 am:   

What was all the fuss about? You think you may be losing your touch do you Ken? Let me assure you that a goodly number of people are positive that you ARE touched!
My clues for 695427584 would be.
Ignore the first 2H. Ensure you get both 7D's into the tableau. Ensure you get a 5D in too. These appear early in the game so be ready with a space.
Partial for Mike, or anyone else who's losing the will to live.
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Corona_695427584_Salvation_1.pgs (1.7 k)

(Incidentally Mike, my first three scores were below yours).
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1458
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 6:03 am:   

With the sevens of diamonds, leave the first one where it is, so that the second one can go onto the diamond pile which you should construct on the 10D in the final column.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 388
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 10:18 am:   

I am working on it. Still getting stuck. But with the hints I should figure it out.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 389
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 11:17 pm:   

Ok, I got it. I will have to go back and see what I did differently. I have no idea what I did.
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Corona_695427584.pgs (3.7 k)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1463
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 2:53 am:   

Well done Mike.It was quite a game eh? I'm glad to see that you used all the clues I gave you to good effect, but there were still plenty of places where you could muck it all up. 2-0 the old guys with 695427584. These yougsters!
Let's see how you get on with 277448289!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 390
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 10:27 am:   

Oh No! Not another one.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1464
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 11:30 am:   

Sorry Mike, but after you're through with 277448289 you have 640937025 to contend with. It's a peach!
There is some more news which falls into the good or bad category depending on how you look at it. Liz has just been signed off work for two weeks with shingles. As a result we've decided to go on safari again starting tomorrow. The forecast for the rest of this week is sunny! In Scotland? In February? Surely not! It's a hard life. Missing you already.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 440
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 11:58 am:   

Isn't shingles contagious? Off to infect other tourists?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1465
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 12:42 pm:   

Only to those who've not had Chickebpox apparently. Have to spend a lot of time in places where kids are not allowed. It's our duty!
Sounds like thirsty work to me. A cross we have to bear.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 441
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 2:25 pm:   

I also heard that shingles is brought on by stress. Living with you I'm surprised Liz hasn't gotten shingles before this!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1466
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 3:08 pm:   

I am the oil on her turbulent sea. Perhaps it's the aerosols she works with that are the cause of the problem.
Anyway, talking about stress, how much are you being subjected to in the Corona department? I'll have a look at my solutions to the two I've just posted and see what clues I can post. I'm almost certain that everything else on the two lists you posted at the top of this page are unwinnable, (you'd better hope so anyway). I've played them all so often I almost know the decks by heart.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1467
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 3:40 pm:   

277448289
lower JH goes on queen.
ignore 3H and 2C
when two 5D playable take the one off the QS
take first 3S into tableau space
ignore second 5H
ignore 2D from stock
ignore second 2S

640937025
ignore 2H
tableau 7H moves from column 2 to column 12
ignore 2nd 7H
take 10H into space
take KS into space and move queen
2nd 4H into space (now both in tableau)
when time comes take 4S off column 1, not column 3
take care with hearts. Ignore large pile in column 11 and take 2,3,4 from column 2
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 395
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 11:28 pm:   

I am getting stuck with that 10S just under the 9C. 53 my score so far.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1470
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 2:13 am:   

In that column I had spades built down to the second 10S. When the time came the buried 10s got moved onto the second JS.
We're off!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 396
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 10:53 pm:   

Ken. Are you working on 277448289 at all? I am getting all messed up. It seems that first 3H has to get in there early. And the second 5H, doesn't it need to be played.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 442
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 12:21 am:   

text/plainWhile the cat's away...
Corona_Eureka2_640937025.pgs (4.2 k)


Mike, got the 2nd one first. Still working on #277448289. Not having much luck, either.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 400
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 12:55 pm:   

Thanks Richard for leaving us with #277448289. I still am stuck. Hope it's raining and snowing and you loose your Tam.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 401
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 12:56 pm:   

BTW. It's a sunny 74 degrees here.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 402
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 1:06 pm:   

I forgot to add I hope Liz is feeling well. And I am still stuck.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 444
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 4:20 am:   

Richard, When are you coming back??? We NEED you! I am in desperate need of help on #890227712.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 403
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 3:37 pm:   

Ken. We have to figure these out for ourselves. It is clear Richard doesn't care about us anymore. He is probably sitting in some pub laughing at what he has done. I knew there was a reason I didn't play this game.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1472
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 12:34 pm:   

Hi guys, As you'll have gathered we are back from our world tour of Scotland. (If Billy Connolly can have one of those, then so can I).

We were ferry, ferry busy this jaunt. The first one took us across Loch Linnhe and through the dreadful roads of Ardnamurchan. The second ferry took us onto Mull and more dreadful roads. At the southern tip we caugh a third ferry onto Iona. Do you appreciate the bother we went to to get there to pray for your immortal souls? And what greets me on my return? I'm being libelled in the forum. I'll may let you stew in the juices of 890227712 until tomorrow by way of retribution.
Incidentally, there's a nice wee pub on Iona, so Mike's observation that I would be sitting in one was pretty close. Actually it was several.
Will fix your game later when I have more time.
Ken Blackwell (Blackie9)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Blackie9

Post Number: 277
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 1:17 pm:   

Not a game Ive played more than 4 or 5 times but I gave it a try.

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Corona_890227712.pgs (3.6 k)



ahh...ferrry good danny boy
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1473
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 2:03 pm:   

Try 277448289 too Ken. That's actually the one I thought they were on about. It gave me a bit of bother.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 406
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 4:55 pm:   

Ugh? Richard Who?

Yes. 277448289 is the game I have been stuck with.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 445
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 11:59 pm:   

http://news.scotsman.com/latestnews/Pupils-treated -in-hospital-as.3781419.jp

Comments, Richard?
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 446
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 12:03 am:   

P.S. Thanks, Ken, for picking up the slack while Richard was causing a proverbial traffic jam while picking up HIS shoe. (Now, that must be a sight to behold!)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1474
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 3:50 am:   

I don't doubt that the pupils were getting some early practise in for rushing to the bar to buy a round of drinks. I note with interest that there was a Miller involved and that he was unscathed. Obviously not Miller time.
Ken Blackwell (Blackie9)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Blackie9

Post Number: 278
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 2:52 pm:   

I see what you mean....much tougher.



application/octet-stream
Corona_277448289.pgs (4.0 k)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1479
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 3:00 pm:   

Well done Ken. It was a particularly tough one.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 448
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 3:45 pm:   

Richard, whatever you do, don't get into a pool game with Ken B. He'll use that line about how he's only played the game once or twice, and then clean you out!
Great job, Ken!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 409
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 11:29 pm:   

Well done KenB. I thought I had made the same plays you did. But I kept failing. I obviously missed a play somewhere.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1481
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 3:31 am:   

K2, Would that be a case of "Pool the other one"?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 411
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 11:52 am:   

How to respond to that without getting in trouble. I will have to find a sentence. Oh, here is one in my pocket.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 450
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 7:43 pm:   

Richard, Check out the Corona stats!

P.S. to Mike: You're a hoot!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 413
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 11:12 pm:   

I think I am. My wife and son would probably disagree. For some reason I usually end up laughing alone. Caution. Too much credit may make Richards head explode.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1484
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 4:59 am:   

Those are probably the more honest and accurate stats posted in a very long time Ken, but there was absolutely no need give me a mention. To me, my evaluation of myself is more important than what other people may think. I've proved that I can get my name up there with the best of them, so I no longer bother. I'll be happy to assist you to get your name to the top of more stats though.
Yes Mike is a hoot. So is an owl. What kind of a compliment is it to be compared to a birdbrain? Maybe the reason you end up laughing alone is because it takes you longer to see the joke. If I were you I'd land up being paranoid, or at least the schizophrenic part of me would. (Let's see what that stirs up).
Thanks for the compliment about the exploding head Mike, but there may still be room to pack in a few more brain cells before that happens.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1485
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 5:07 am:   

Check the stats for Super Challenge Freecell, #2 in particular. I did months and months ago. I don't want to get a mention like that for a very long time if it's OK with you guys.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 414
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 11:18 am:   

Hoot, hoot. The world IS out to get me. I proved that once again in the golf tourney on Thursday. My laughter is kind of like the sound of one hand clapping. No body notices or cares. But I get a lot of chuckels from my humor. Seems to me there was something once about a great exploding head. Perhaps a premonition?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1486
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 12:52 pm:   

You keep us amused, so WE care.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5026
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 12:25 pm:   

I can score 38 with Corona 1527110400 so far Ken. Will kep trying.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1366
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 1:40 pm:   

I got it up to 40....
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5029
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 1:51 pm:   

Did you keep a partial Ken?
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1367
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 2:10 pm:   

I got a couple of them:
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Corona_BestJob_1527110400.pgs (2.5 k)


and
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Corona_almost _1527110400.pgs (2.4 k)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1368
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 2:17 pm:   

I got 42 with this:
application/octet-streamOption #3
Corona_Meand JulioDown bythe Schoolyard_1527110400.pgs (2.5 k)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5030
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 2:42 pm:   

I hate you. I'd only just got 40!
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1369
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 3:03 pm:   

Here's a good partial:

application/octet-streamOption #4
Corona_ 5_1527110400.pgs (2.6 k)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5031
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 3:41 pm:   

Your 42 is as good as it is likely to get. Both 2S's are in bad positions. As if that wasn't bad enough both of their columns contain 8H's. Well done Ken, but it's time to admit defeat.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1371
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 5:18 pm:   

You're probably right, but I did it get up to 50. Is more possible?

application/octet-streamKen's Folly
Corona_50_1527110400.pgs (2.9 k)
Ken Blackwell (Blackie9)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Blackie9

Post Number: 492
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 6:59 pm:   

Its winnable Ken.....and I used your start to get it BTW.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1373
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 7:09 pm:   

I'm impressed, Ken, but I'm not sure I should thank you or not, I've already spent 2 hours on it and was just about ready to give up!
(Which start are you talking about? I posted 5 of them. I assume the last one?)
Ken Blackwell (Blackie9)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Blackie9

Post Number: 493
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 8:09 pm:   

Yes, I did back up some it gave me some ideas on cards not to play.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5038
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 10:25 am:   

K2,I've not played it much since my previous post. KB has won it anyway and I've more pressing things to tackle. I'm playing it like an automaton more or less. Making the same moves with little variation. Looking at your last partial I would suggest you try and get the QC and the JC onto the king. That looks like it could make the extra move available. Another big job for you to get your teeth into. Alternatively ask KB to post the sod.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1254
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 10:54 am:   

"I'm playing it like an automaton"

Richard, i knew you are a robot.
Ken Blackwell (Blackie9)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Blackie9

Post Number: 495
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 1:17 pm:   

I was having the same re occuring play also. Thats where looking at Kens helped.
Ken Blackwell (Blackie9)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Blackie9

Post Number: 496
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - 8:08 am:   

application/octet-stream
Corona_1527110400.pgs (3.0 k)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1376
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - 6:04 pm:   

Thanks, Ken!

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