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Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 253
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 7:08 pm:   

FIVE people have 100% scores, so I figured let me see how many games in a row I can win. My winning streak is up to a big ONE in a row so far. How about help with #824924737?
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 254
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 11:33 pm:   

I took a page from Mike's book and played the first 7 #'s. Isn't it odd that I can only win the even ones? Richard, Ken, Mike, any luck with #'s 1, 3, 5, or 7?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 175
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2007 - 12:10 am:   

#1 didn't work out for me. The tens of hearts get buried. I did solve #1921924863 though.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 904
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2007 - 3:56 am:   

Hi Ken, A winning streak of one eh? You spoiled it. Before that you had a nice round number.
I've not spent a lot of time on your losers (despite being spoiled for choice), but I've drawn blanks too. My best scores so far are 41 with 824924737, and 38,25,47, and 51 with the small numbers. It doesn't give you much room for manouvre and you bury cards at a furious rate.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 905
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2007 - 7:41 am:   

F.A.O. the player previously known as Ken Millar.
Revised scores #3=29, #7=64
I have however made significant progress with a nickname for you.
Think cyclist.
Think Eddie Merks.
Then read between the lines to guess what it's gonna be. Poor man!
Watch this space.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 255
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2007 - 9:21 am:   

Richard, what is your professional opinion? We've talked about this before. If one person has 100%, and all the other scores are low, something is probably rotten in the state of Denmark, but 5 people? Do they know something we don't, or they all cherrypicking numbers? Josephine is a fun game but (unlike Eighty Thieves) there seems to be a limited amount of possible moves.

P.S. Can't wait for the Tour de France to start (that is if there are any riders left after they throw out all the ones that are blood doping)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 906
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2007 - 10:28 am:   

F.A.O. the player previously known as Ken Millar.
When you look at a deal of Josephine, I think you've got a reasonable idea if it's an easy one or not.The people with the high percentages are possibly just dodging the issue and taking the soft option. They don't even test themselves in the arena, so their stats are as meaningless to them as they are to us. Not fake, but false.
Re the Tour... When I was very ill the Epo result of my blood sample was described to me as "astronomically high". Despite this they prescribed more of this very expensive drug which I'd to inject into both legs daily. I'd thousands of pounds worth of the stuff kicking around. Enough to supply the lot of them.

Another clue to you new nickname.
Think bicycle brakes, dodgey ones.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 176
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2007 - 2:20 pm:   

Can't get #4 either. Don't know what you guys did to get it.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 907
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2007 - 3:11 pm:   

Hi Mike, I can only get to 51 with #4. Wondering if Ken slipped up, or whether he's made some very smart move that we've yet to find.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 908
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2007 - 3:26 pm:   

No Mike, I've got it now two. Solution if you need it. Well done to the player formerly known as Ken Millar.
application/octet-streamSkid
Josephine_Full Merks_4.pgs (3.4 k)
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 177
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2007 - 3:43 pm:   

I got it too right after I looked at your message. We must have solved it about the same time. Don't know for sure what I did differently.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 256
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2007 - 11:13 pm:   

"Wondering if Ken slipped up?" Will I be this offended with my new nickname, also?

Actually, this speaks to my earlier point. Are the other ones winnable too, but we just don't see the solutions as of yet?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 909
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 3:45 am:   

Hi Ken,
Just thought how easy it is to hit the wrong key when typing, but evidently not the case this time. Have also had a rethink re a new name.
Rejected Kendo as in KenDitto, and Biken when the sexual connotation dawned on me. K2, a mountain to climb,leads me to K-too which is very close to Kato from the Pink Panther. In the end I had a brainwave. Why don't we just call you Ken?
Back to business. I've had several attempts at all of the Josephines you posted, and can't make any impression on them. With number 4 is was just a case of playing it a couple of times before I struck lucky. But when I played it again this morning, I only got into the fifties. Good game that one. The rest of your bunch appear to be unwinnable. Pity we couldn't ask the table toppers for their opinions on them eh?
Off on a tangent again.
This warning to extremists was delivered by the baggage handler who came to blows with a terrorist during the attack at Glasgow Airport two days ago.
"This is Glasgow!" Glasgow doesn't accept this!. We'll set about you".
("This is Glasgow!" implied that no further explanation should be necessary).
It amused me anyway, as practically everything does.
I think McKen would be a good name for you. Wotcha think mate?
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 257
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 4:08 am:   

I kind of fancy K2. (But would that make you Mt Everest?)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 910
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 4:49 am:   

I'd have to give that some more thought. Everest is certainly bigger, a bigger pile indeed, but K2 is a harder nut to crack. But do we consider ourselves to be cold and remote? Challenging, certainly.
Dunno where this tack is going to lead us. An asylum possibly.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 258
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 5:30 am:   

If I'm K2, would that make Mr Blackwell K1? Kind of like Thing 1 and Thing 2. Would that make you The Cat in the Hat then? You certainly are mischievous.

The sun did not shine
It was too wet to play
So we sat in the house
All that cold, cold wet day
And played PGS
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 911
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 6:22 am:   

I'm delighted to inform you that I'd never heard of The Cat in the Hat until you brought it up. The website I found described it as awful, but said that The Grinch was far superior. As the Grinch is being marketed as Scottish, I suppose this may be closer to home.

The Grinch hated Christmas!
The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don't ask why.
No one quite knows the reason.
Perhaps it's because of TV repeats,
An excess of drink and abundance of eats,
And now that he's older, they all seem the same,
Unlike the next PG Solitaire game.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 912
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 6:30 am:   

It's just occured to me that K2 doesn't have a proper name. Poor wee thing!
I decree that from this day forth it be known as "Millar Mountain". I have spoken
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 259
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 8:26 am:   

I CANNOT believe that you have never heard of "Cat in the Hat"! Next you'll be telling me that you've never tasted green eggs and ham!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 913
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 3:57 pm:   

Got me again! Never heard of Dr.Suess either. That must have been some school you attended, or perhaps it's a little hobby of yours that you've kept quite about.
My schooldays threw up this little pearl. A teacher handed me my report card on which he'd written a single word. "Incouragable". I thanked him up and down and was soon conducting a conversation with some mates in stage whispers.
They congratulated me enthusiastically whilst the teacher just stood there in stunned silence. The joke was that he was the head of the English Department.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 178
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 6:19 pm:   

I think he was right. You were so bad he made a new word to describe you.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 260
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 6:53 pm:   

When I was in school I told my parents that my teacher thought I was going to be an astrophysicist. They were beaming with pride, and asked, "Really?" I replied, "Yeah. She said all I was doing was taking up space!"
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 261
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 9:52 pm:   

How about Josephine #709925377? I've got it up to 66 so it must be winnable. HELP!!!!!!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 179
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 11:29 pm:   

No luck on your #
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 914
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 5:19 pm:   

"You were so bad he made a new word to describe you". You lost me there Mike.
No joy with 709925377 either Ken. What makes you so sure it's winnable?
Patricia Traynier (Trisha)
Solitaire Player
Username: Trisha

Post Number: 16
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 6:33 pm:   

Hello all,
Here is the solution to 709925377.
application/octet-stream
Josephine_709925377.pgs (4.2 k)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 262
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 9:17 pm:   

Trisha, You're the best! Ken
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 915
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2007 - 4:01 am:   

Another woman in your life Ken! Wait til Kirsten hears about this my lad!
Well done with that game Trisha. Have you tried Ken's other numbers? #7 seems the most likely of the bunch. I got 64 with it, but haven't had much time to play PGS recently, so it may be open to improvement.
Patricia Traynier (Trisha)
Solitaire Player
Username: Trisha

Post Number: 17
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2007 - 6:05 am:   

I think I just got lucky with #709925377 bacause it didn`t take long to get it.But I have had no joy with #4.I have had a couple of tries at #7 with no luck.Will keep trying.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 916
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2007 - 6:30 pm:   

To K2, Got my eye back on the ball. I did suggest that this one could be vulnerable.
application/octet-streamThe More I Practise
Josephine_The Luckier I Get_7.pgs (4.0 k)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 263
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2007 - 11:23 pm:   

Richard, For comparison's sake...
text/plainHappy Independence Day
Josephine_Lucky_number_7.pgs (4.2 k)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 917
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2007 - 2:44 am:   

Well done Ken. I don't beliEVE REST are winnable though. I claim the high ground so to speak.

Your independence was achieved largely due to the distances between the U.S. and England.Would it have occurred if you'd been living next door? Next door to malice, so to speak.
That was you thought for today.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 264
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, July 06, 2007 - 2:39 am:   

Hey guys and gals, Try Josephine #2043888128
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 265
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, July 06, 2007 - 2:49 am:   

Never mind, I got it. (Actually that's my secret to solving games. As soon as I post them, I usually win them on the next try.)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 268
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, July 06, 2007 - 1:37 pm:   

Richard (or whomever), Try #2111710592. I can get it halfway, score of 52, waste 26, but I can't get it any further. Help!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 922
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, July 06, 2007 - 3:29 pm:   

I doubt if it's winnable. I've tried loads of different tactics to no avail. Both fours of clubs get buried early on and it causes problems that I can't get around. Haven't quite given up yet.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 269
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, July 06, 2007 - 8:28 pm:   

Richard, I agree with your assessment. 54 with a waste of 17 is the best I can do. Try #1610547072.
Like The Carpenters sang, "Rainy Days and Unwinnable PGS Games Always Get Me Down."
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 924
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 07, 2007 - 4:05 am:   

Just managed 45 with this one, after playing it "One More Time". Strange how it's more low clubs that do the damage. The threes are at 7 and 12 in the stock which guarantees at least two columns blocked.And you know what they say, "When It's Gone It's Just Gone". So, "Make It Easy On Yourself",and "Walk On By". I have a "Reason To Believe" that "One Fine Day" "Our Day Will Come".
"For All We Know""It's Going To Take Some Time" to get a high percentage with this "Solitaire", but look on the bright side, "We've Only Just Begun". Then you'll be "On Top Of The World" with Everest for company. Signing off "Now".
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 270
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 07, 2007 - 9:28 am:   

Richard, Are you taking time from playing PGS to watch the start of the Tour De France in London? Are you going to be rooting for my cousin, David Millar, since he's Scottish?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 929
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 07, 2007 - 9:47 am:   

Hi Ken, I Googled "cousin of the famous Ken Millar from Tampa" and drew a blank. Hiding you light under yet another bushel eh? The next Mexican president El Bush? Or as in el torro, is that just bull?
I doubt if there will be more than fleeting coverage of the Tour in the UK, but your man Millar will get my support. We Scots always cheer for the underdogs, because we usually ARE the underdogs.
How is your Uncle Fester anyway?
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 271
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 07, 2007 - 10:14 am:   

He's creepy and he's spooky
And altogether ooky!
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 272
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 08, 2007 - 12:55 pm:   

Richard, An update on my Scottish cousin:

Millar, cheered by local fans, sped ahead for an early breakaway but was caught by a group of four trailing riders and then by the full pack with about 18 miles to go. Millar was awarded the polka-dot jersey, given to the best overall climber in the Tour.

Should Thomas award jerseys for PGS competition?

Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 935
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 08, 2007 - 3:12 pm:   

Pretty Gaudy Shirts, or even Puke Green Shirts for my American cousins. Premier Grade Sweaters for the Scottish executive. Why don't you ask him?
Can't make up my mind whether you're winding me up re David Millar. Or should that be cranking me up?
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 273
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, July 09, 2007 - 1:12 am:   

Richard, I would never crank you up. (But you're so old I might have to crank you over!) While you're thinking of a witty reply, try Josephine #252340641.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 936
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 09, 2007 - 3:55 am:   

This Rolls Royce of Scottish genetic engineering requires nothing so base as "cranking over". I have conquered many of our mountains and have taken photos of them after my descent, to prove this to sceptics, or indeed septics. (Cockney ryhming slang, for you to Google). We beliEVE RESTing is unneccesary. It's OK2 stop jogging though.
I thought your Josephine #252340641 was a typo when I first saw it,but I've yet to get past half way.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 274
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, July 09, 2007 - 10:09 am:   

When I read your post, me old China, I couldn't Adam and Eve it. I thought to myself, "He's bang Allan and he's just 'aving a bubble". But I don't want to get into a Barney with you, so I guess I'll just get off my bottle and play some PGS. Hopefully, they'll be lemon and ham'n'cheesy.

(The things you learn on this board!)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 938
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 09, 2007 - 6:12 pm:   

Hi Ken, or should that be high K2?
My server has been down for half the day. Your Josephine number wasn't so difficult, as I cracked it at the second attempt.
Let's kick the Cockney rhyming slang into touch. It's a pain in the derriere, a lot like the Duke of Argylls.
application/octet-stream
Josephine_252340641 out.pgs (3.8 k)
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 184
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, July 09, 2007 - 6:28 pm:   

Hi Guys, I'm back. Looks you have been having fun over the last couple of days. Going south is quite an experience. But coming back is worse. The roads signs are not very clear and if you miss the turn you are in bad shape. We were lucky. Once I got back on track we only had to wait an hour of stop and go driving to get back across the border.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 275
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 12:20 am:   

Well done, me China, have a look at his one.
Josephine #1729100288

P.S. Welcome back, Mike!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 939
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 4:05 am:   

I'm surprised that I can't get past 41 with 1729100288. How did you fare?

P.S. If I said "I second that emotion" Mike, would that make Ken and myself "The Miracles"?
It's a miracle that the pair of you put up with all my stick anyway.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 276
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 4:12 am:   

36 for me. Ok, I'll move on. You do give us a lot of "stick", but where else would I learn Cockney slang?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 940
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 11:06 am:   

London. Sorry, make that London,England.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 946
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 3:50 am:   

I've been failing you Ken. Imagine introducing you to Cockney rhyming slang when more serious matters need my attention.
I've decided that it's high time I taught people to say loch and broch and clach etc. Many Scottish place names have this CH in them too. Languages such as German also require the same sound.
The CH in a great many Scottish words cannot be expressed by means of letters that form the correct sound. No combination can achieve this.
The sound is produced by exhaling. Your teeth must be barely apart. Your tongue should touch the teeth in your upper jaw whilst creating a small opening at the front for the air to escape. Now simply exhale and you should be making the sound that's required. Say LAW followed by the new sound. Your Loch Ness won't grate on Scottish nerves like Lock Ness. Wonderful words like Ballindalloch and Auchindoun will now be at your command.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 278
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 9:07 am:   

Is that the same way that I would pronounce RiCHard MeCHen? Try Josephine #1193341312.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 279
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 12:13 pm:   

RiCHard, I got that one finally. Try #2055155584.
Thanks, Mr. MeCHen. Ken
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 947
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 1:47 pm:   

My attempts to increase your linguistic skills will be rewarded if it helps you to pronounce my surname correctly. It would certainly be music to the ears of Mr.Bach.It was also me who Robert Kennedy consulted prior to his speech in Germany.
"IcCH bin ein Berliner" was all down to me. It would be petty if I was to bitCH about you taking the mick with my CHristian name.
#2055155584 is probably unwinnable. Both nines of clubs disappearing early on into the waste has a lot to do with it.
Rick.
BTW Mike Butler has just got home after a gall bladder op. He says he's OK.
Spot yet another banned word!
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 280
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 2:05 pm:   

Well, since it was John F. Kennedy who gave the speech, could it be the word "john"? Should be call him "WC" Kennedy instead?

Get well fast, Mike!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 948
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 4:18 pm:   

Just proves one of us is paying attention anyway.
Great word play joke with John Kennedy though. I should get a bullet for assassinating his memory.
That's the problem with those double barrelled names; you're aiming at one and you land up hitting both.
Here's some famous people to practise your new found skills on:-
Albert EiCHmann and HeinriCH Himmler of Third ReiCH infamy.
Jody ScheCHter
Mr.RiCHter Scale
Van Gogh ... The Dutch have messed with the CH, but trust me, it's there! Rhymes with loch.

Any more PGS games for me? As you can possibly tell, I'm bored.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 281
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 7:34 pm:   

Try Josephine #639084097.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 282
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2007 - 3:32 am:   

Here's another for you. #124493849 I can get it up to 61 with 21 in the waste.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 949
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2007 - 4:25 am:   

Thanks Ken, I can only get to 56 with #639084097,
but the other one is winnable. The first time I played it I got 60 but noticed if I had one less card on the tableau it could have been more. The turning point in the replay was at score 24,stock 13, waste 23 when I had previously played 6S-KS up to the foundations to release the 4D. This time I took the 5S from the waste down into the tableau 6S, which released a valuable 3S from the waste too.
application/octet-streamLet's hear you
Josephine_Clachnacuddin_124493849.pgs (4.1 k)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 950
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2007 - 7:42 am:   

57 is my absolute top with #639084097 no matter how many ways I attempt.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 283
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2007 - 10:59 pm:   

Well done, me old china! Take a gander at #95069337 and see if you can goose my top score of 57.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 951
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 15, 2007 - 3:19 am:   

Could match it but not beat it Ken.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 285
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 9:09 am:   

Richard, try #1516167552. One can get a space open immediately, but so far I can't get any better than 58.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 957
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 9:40 am:   

Strange game! I've not got very far with it either and it looks like a cert.
Have you tried the TI number I posted yesterday? It looked as if it was going to be a run out too, but started to get a bit sticky after that.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 287
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 9:44 am:   

I'll try it now. (BTW, what's a cert?)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 958
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 9:54 am:   

You're Yanking my chain again I suspect. A cert is a certainty. I've got 59 with it now and to quote Baldrick, "I have a cunning plan".
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 960
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 10:18 am:   

Here's a solution for you to exSalmon. Time you a cup of Char.
application/octet-streamEel be sorry.
Josephine_Millar's Thumb_1516167552.pgs (4.1 k)


Was this fish named after you, or vice versa?
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 288
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 10:28 am:   

You're the man! I don't want to look at the solution just yet, so give me a clue. What is the key card you need to get out?
Patricia Traynier (Trisha)
Solitaire Player
Username: Trisha

Post Number: 19
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 10:53 am:   

I got it too.But it wasn`t easy.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 961
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 11:22 am:   

Hi Ken, Try it from here.
application/octet-stream
Josephine_Ova to you_1516167552.pgs (1.1 k)


Well done Trisha with this and the Triple Interchange too.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 290
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 12:25 pm:   

Finally! Thanks you guys! Try #1452384000
(And I thought Triple Interchange was a frustrating game!)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 962
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 1:03 pm:   

Got that one too mate. Easier than the last one too.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 291
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 2:07 pm:   

Ok, Mr. Ex-Fish Store Owner, I'll bite. To me the key seems to be the 5 of hearts, but both are buried in the waste early on. Did you really get it, or are you just baiting me? How about a little nibble?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 963
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 3:15 pm:   

I wasn't winding you up. I'm certain I saved it too, but I can't locate it. This has happened before. It may be in some other folder. I'll get back to you soon.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 964
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 3:43 pm:   

Sorry Ken, I couldn't have saved it. Just had to go and do it again. As a big clue, I did not take the 10H down from the stock when it was offered,
Alternatively here is a partial for you.
application/octet-streamGet your Skates on.
Josephine_Fittet in from here_1452384000.pgs (0.6 k)
Patricia Traynier (Trisha)
Solitaire Player
Username: Trisha

Post Number: 20
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 5:11 pm:   

Got it at last.I thought I was never going to get round those buried 5 hearts.Thanks for the clue Richard.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 965
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 5:17 pm:   

Well done Trisha, we'll give Ken some more time to Mullet over.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 292
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 8:37 pm:   

Like Trisha said: Good clue!
Thanks!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 966
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 3:48 am:   

My pleasure. It's a fun game, and surprisingly difficult despite it's simplicity. We haven't let many beat us either. Keep them coming mate.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 967
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 4:33 am:   

1416270720 is a good one.Out of the Tope drawer. Once again it was the 5H that was the key. But which one?
Patricia Traynier (Trisha)
Solitaire Player
Username: Trisha

Post Number: 21
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 8:55 am:   

Another good one Richard.Took a while but I got it in the end.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 968
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 10:09 am:   

Yes Trisha, I expect Ken will put it in it's Plaice shortly too.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 293
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 12:21 pm:   

Richard, You have more confidence in me than I do because I'm definitely Floundering! Obviously having both 4 of clubs buried is problematic but your 5H clue isn't helping. Any other helpful hints? BTW, any word from Mike and how his recuperation is going?
P.S. Good job, Trisha!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 969
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 1:10 pm:   

Hi Ken, I had a short email from Mike today. Says he's pretty sore, but what else can you expect with four holes in your stomach? I'll tell him you've asked.
I've every confidence in your PGS ability, but giving clues is quite a tricky thing to do because they are always open to interpretation.
Posting a partial for you. At least they give you a place to return to to try a different mode of attack.
application/octet-stream
Josephine_Herring you loud and clear_1416270720.pgs (0.7 k)
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 189
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 6:18 pm:   

Hi all. I am doing ok. Not out on the golf course yet, maybe next week depending on what I hear from the doctor tomorrow. Still pretty sore but it could have been worse. Lots of scar tissue had built up around the gall bladder and they thought they might have to take it out the old way with a big incision. When I woke up I had a hard time breathing. Anyway progressing pretty well. Guess I will try the Josephine #.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 190
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 6:42 pm:   

I got it. Thanks for the hint. BTW Richard I told my next door neighbor about your pics and he was interested in seeing them so I sent him the link.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 294
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 11:35 pm:   

Hey, Mike, glad to see you're up and about. Obviously your operation didn't affect your mental capabilities, because I still haven't a Scooby when it comes to this game!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 971
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 - 3:11 am:   

First off, Welcome back Mike. I was going to email you yesterday but never got round to it.
My photos are a free-for-all. I don't mind who looks at them. Off to Balmoral today, so additions later.
Hi Ken,
Solving some of these Josephines is a bit of a hit or miss. You either see the vital move or you don't. Frequently they're not obvious.Don't beat yourself up about it; that's my job!
application/octet-streamThe key to success.
Josephine_Unlock this Chubb_1416270720.pgs (3.5 k)

Run the solution through and then try it solo.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 972
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 - 3:24 am:   

http://community.webshots.com/user/ElizabethMcD is my photo link if anyone else wants it.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 295
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 - 7:49 am:   

Richard, You're right on two counts. Josephine is a fun game, but unlike Triple Interchange, there seems to be only one way to win it, and if you miss it, you're SOL. I remember plenty of times you posted a partial solution to a Triple Interchange game, and I couldn't get anywhere with it, but I tried a different tack, and won it a totally different way than you did. Not so Josephine. I kept wanting to clear columns 1 and 8, and obviously that wasn't working. Isn't that the definition of stupidity? Keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result?
BTW, did you appreciate my using some Scottish slang? I was reading an article about John Smeaton and somebody was so impressed with his handling of the terrorists that they created a website for him. It's had a million hits so far, and when they asked him why he thought everybody was so taken with him, he said, "I haven't a Scooby." I thought that slang will definitely come in handy for playing (or not playing, as the case may be) PGS. What's the etymology of that word?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 973
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 - 2:32 pm:   

Hi Ken,
You're correct about Josephine; she can be a bit of a bitch. Be gentle with her.
I was laughing at your repetition philosophy.Paddy lost 20 in a horse race, and another 20 on the action replay.
Are you sure that the slang you used is Scottish. Sounds way too polite to me. Cockney rhyming slang is more likely. Don't have a Scooby Doo, clue.
I heard about a poster from the Glasgow airport attack. John Smeaton is pictured punching the blazing terrorist close to the crashed vehicle.
The caption was "Glasgow welcomes careful drivers".
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 410
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 3:21 am:   

Richard, My dad has a Josephine # for you-952754368. Re-reading our posts certainly reconfirms my idea that we are quite good at the witty banter, right, me china?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1390
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 1:49 pm:   

We appear to have been on a fish theme at the time of the above posts. I've bad news for your father, poor old Sole. Holy Mackerel his Josephine has had me Floundering. I think Eel have to concede that it's Game Ova. Of Coarse I Cod be mistHaken.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 1391
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 2:19 pm:   

The net result.
text/plainAn In Seine Game
Josephine_952754368_In_Its_Plaice.pgs (3.5 k)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 411
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 2:55 pm:   

Much appreciated!
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 756
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 1:20 am:   

I'm back for more aggravation! Try #1035637184.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2088
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 2:26 am:   

Not tonight. Not tomorrow night. Not next week. Suggest you dial another number.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 757
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 4:27 am:   

I could understand you being this cranky if you lived in the States since it's the middle of the night, but over in Scotland, shouldn't you be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed after a good night's sleep?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2089
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 5:11 am:   

Cranky? Moi? C'est Josephine! Some of her mates are a bit more accomodating. Here's their contact numbers.

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