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Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 438
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 5:08 am:   

I am working on Baker's Game #34. It is so long beating me.
Ken Blackwell (Blackie9)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Blackie9

Post Number: 451
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 8:13 am:   

Its winnable if its not on kings only.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 446
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 3:08 am:   

A really nice one. Thanks for the information, that it is winnable.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 469
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 1:48 pm:   

I tried to get #37 but the combinations within the suits are from the start on (?) bad. Could anybody win this game. It has a touch of be winnable.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 470
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 1:50 pm:   

(I meant: It has a touch of being (!) winnable. (Richard, my fingers clicked again faster than (?) i wanted them to do so (?).)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4028
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 2:13 pm:   

I can't win it either Markus.
Yes your fingers did click faster than you wanted them "to". (or "to do so". Both OK, but my first choice is better). I think you wanted to say that "It looks like it could be winnable". Yes I'd agree. At first glance it does look promising, but when you look at the diamonds in the third and fourth columns, they are probably impossible to sort out.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 472
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 3:44 pm:   

"I think you wanted to say that "It looks like it could be winnable"."

That is my normal sentence but i thought i change it a little and made "It has a touch of being winnable." Is it very bad (wrong)?

"Yes your fingers did click faster than you wanted them "to"." I tried to remember your last correction for this sentence. I nearly remembered it.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4032
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 4:06 pm:   

"It has a touch of being winnable." It doesn't make complete sense. Perhaps "It is hinting that it might be winnable" (or... it may be winnable).
You are making such good progress that I think it would be a mistake if I didn't correct the few flaws that remain, (even if I'm repeating myself occasionally).
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 473
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 4:09 pm:   

Ok, than (?) it is not possible to translate the german sense (?) i had in mind. Never mind. Thanks indeed (?).
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4037
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 5:38 pm:   

OK "then" it is not possible to translate what I meant(or intended)from German into English. We have a saying that "Something has been lost in the translation".
One word that I love from your language is "shardenfreuder". It takes quite a few words before you can understand the meaning in English.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 474
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 6:43 pm:   

Do you mean "Schadenfreude"? One of your favorite characteristic? ?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4039
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 7:11 pm:   

That's the one!
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 475
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 1:35 am:   

Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 476
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 2:20 am:   

Got stuck (?) with game #41. Best score 8 so far. It looks again being winnable as (?) #37 but " it strikes again against me" (?).
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4046
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 7:23 am:   

I've got stuck with game #41 too Markus. Again, like #37, it looks to be winnable, but it has beaten?/ defeated? me too.
I'm still working on it BTW. I have not conceded defeat yet.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4049
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 2:12 pm:   

I think we have achieved the best possible score with this one Markus. Time to concede defeat.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 212
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 12:09 pm:   

You say #34 is winnable. I'm not getting anywhere with it. Any hints?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4070
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 1:42 pm:   

Ken Blackwell won it, but said you need to un(Click on it to remove the tick).check the "Kings Only" option. If you are still having trouble after doing that please let me know.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4071
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 1:58 pm:   

We've eaten now so I've had a chance to play it. It's not that difficult with Kings Only unchecked.
From the screenshot position play the JH into the empty column.

application/octet-stream
Baker's Game_34_Played.pgs (1.3 k)
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 489
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 3:17 pm:   

#42 is winnable, but nice. Not a mind braker (?) but i enjoyed it.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 490
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 3:26 pm:   

Bakers Game #43 is fighting hard (4). I have the feeling that it is winnable, but it must have (?) a tricky starting sequence (?).
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4072
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 3:38 pm:   

Are you playing with or without the Kings Only option Markus?
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 491
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 4:04 pm:   

Without. When i would play Kings Only, i would add [hard].
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4073
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 4:16 pm:   

I can score 7 with the Kings Only option. Will try the easier version now.
(mind breAker). No other errors.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 213
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 4:17 pm:   

Richard, from the screenshot you gave me for #34, I couldn't find any way to empty any of the columns to play the JH. All the cells were filled and none of the columns could be played anywhere.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4074
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 4:26 pm:   

Kathy, column 8 is empty. Just put the JH down into it.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 214
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 4:53 pm:   

Sorry. I didn't have the whole screen shot and completely didn't see column 8. I won #42, but it was just as I was about to give up on it. I find Baker's game challenging, but I'm not doing that well. If I had just one more empty cell, it would be a lot easier.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4075
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 5:07 pm:   

There are so many different games in PGS that there must be something for everybody. I admit that I like your choice of games, well, up to now at any rate. Baker's game is quite good, but if you had the Kings Only option turned on it would be an entirely different story. The easier version is challenging enough.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 215
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 5:16 pm:   

I'll give you another game before I give up and look for another challenger. #43. I quit playing Tuxedo because one more loss would ruin my good score. Is it cheating to play it under another name as long as you start from scratch and don't use the numbers from the other game?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4076
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 5:34 pm:   

I would say that most players see nothing wrong with playing PGS under two or more names. It doesn't bother me unduly as long as they are actually winning their games in an honest manner. The people who annoy me are those who would have us believe that they have won loads of the extremely difficult games, like (off the top of my head) British Canister. My advice to you would be "Do what YOU want, and what gives YOU pleasure". We are all using Goodsol software to entertain ourselves. How I entertain myself with PGS, will definitely not suit the majority of other players. Do your own thing. It's just harmless fun.
BTW, I'm just about to give up on #43. I think Markus could be wrong about it being winnable. I can't get past 7.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 492
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 12:50 am:   

Richard, it could be, that my feeling has been wrong with #43. I counted on you to find the tricky start, but it seems you also can't find it. I can also score 7 and that's it. I will try once more and when i get again stuck i will go on to #44. (Any errors?)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4078
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 4:18 am:   

Error free zone!!! I have a busy day in front of me today. No PGS until evening. Drat!
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 493
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 6:15 am:   

#45 is looking again badly (?). Score 8 is all i can get.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4079
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 7:55 am:   

Coffee break!
#45 is looking bad too.(meaning,also). Or..."Again #45 is looking bad".
I agree. I can score 10 with it so far, but I have more work to do (sigh) before I can try to improve on this. It LOOKS like it could be winnable, but I'm not sure yet.
Back to work now! Yeuk!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4080
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 9:14 am:   

It's winnable. Took two cups of coffee.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 494
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 9:54 am:   

I got your 10 but have to try further (?) later.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 495
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 11:06 am:   

From those (?) 10 it was quiet (?) easy.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 496
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 11:07 am:   

From those (?) 10 it was quiet (?) easy.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4081
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 1:00 pm:   

"From those 10 it was quiet easy".....It would be better to have said..... "From the 10 position it was quite easy". Quite easy means fairly easy. Quiet means silent/noiseless. You message was very understandable anyway.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 292
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 3:24 pm:   

I need help with Baker's Game #42. I know it is winnable from the post from Markus above, but I can't seem to solve it.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 293
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 3:33 pm:   

Never mind. I just won #42. I guess I just needed to take a quick break away from it, and it became clear.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 645
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 3:33 pm:   

How about #49.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 399
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 5:21 pm:   

I didn't do well with 49 at all. Only got 5 points.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 650
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 5:29 pm:   

Those 5 i can do in two different ways. But i am always one cell missing to win it. There are 3 or 4 interesting positions, but then there is always one cell less. Let's see what Richard says.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4281
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 5:38 pm:   

I found the same problems Markus. I have given up now.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 404
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 11:02 pm:   

I need help with #45. I know it's winnable from the above posts. And I can get to 10 also. But I'm stuck from there. I can get to 10 two ways but no further. Help!
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 651
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 12:28 am:   

When you can get the picture position, then you should can do it to the end.

Put the Diamonds onto the 6D and then put the Hearts into an empty cell and free the 5C and put then the Clubs onto the foundation. ...
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 408
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 5:36 am:   

I can't get to your screenshot Markus. I guess I'll have to wait for Richard. He's usually here by now. But I've got time. It's almost time for me to watch Sunday Mass on TV. Thanks for your help.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 654
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 7:01 am:   

AH 10D 2H 10H 3H 5D 10H 4D 9H AD 9D 3D JC 5D 4D 3D 9S AC JC 10C 7D 8S 3C 5H QH AS 2S 2C 3C 4C 9S 8S JH
9 to 6 Clubs onto the 10C, picture position.
5D KH 4S KD Clubs up onto the foundation.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 409
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 7:38 am:   

I'm sorry, Markus. Your moves don't work for some reason. Maybe Richard will see this post and help.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4284
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 8:03 am:   

Kathy,I played the game with Markus's directions and got to the screenshot position OK. The instructions after that are OK too. You have just misunderstood what he meant.
Where he said JH he means you to put your cursor on the JH and click. The group will then move across onto the QH (giving you two empty columns).
After the screenshot just click on the 5D and that group will then move onto the 6D. Then click on the KH and that entire group will move into an empty column.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 655
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 8:08 am:   

That's right, Richard. Wanted just post the same. Thanks.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 411
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 8:15 am:   

I just realized for some reason I am not playing #45. I'm playing #1973579647. Before I take a loss on that game, can you check it for me? You can take your time. I'm working on a difficult Haystack right now.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 657
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 10:07 am:   

With this game i can score 3 points in 3 different ways, but that's it and i don't believe, that Richard can do much more. I would say unwinnable.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4287
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 10:17 am:   

I can do no better Markus. Definitely unwinnable.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 658
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 10:18 am:   

Playing #52. I cannot believe, that this should really be a loser, but everything i try leads in a dead end. As mostly is one cell missing.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 413
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 10:41 am:   

Thanks anyway guys. Did you know we three were mentioned on the PGS Facebook yesterday? Jerrilynn asked us to come on over and join up and then said it looked like we weren't going to. I thought you might be interested.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4289
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 11:23 am:   

Still messing with #52 Markus. A very strange game!

Thanks for the info Kathy. The link for Facebook was only posted two days ago, so I find it incredible that a post of this nature has already been made.

Some people could even define this as cyber bullying! So much for democracy and freedom of choice.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 415
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 11:46 am:   

Yes, I feel as if I am a traitor to Thomas and PGS if I don't join. As for Thomas' point that people don't join the Discussion Forum because you have to register, that doesn't make sense. You have to register to have a Facebook account. So what's the difference. Besides, I find it difficult to find my way around the Facebook page. Maybe I'm just old and set in my ways.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1458
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 12:42 pm:   

Kathy. Don't fret about Facebook. Somethings are not everyones cup of tea. :-) And really. Wallpaper! I am surprised Richard didn't end up stuck behind it.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 419
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 12:44 pm:   

Wait until you hear what he has to do next.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4298
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 1:45 pm:   

Don't concern yourself with Facebook Kathy. Thomas is trying to attract more new people to PGS. We are already firmly hooked and don't even want to escape.
I have never understood the necessity to have to register for this forum. All purchasers should be given instant access. If they don't resubscribe their log-in passwords could easily be blocked.
I made a GOOD job of the wallpapering Mike. Just some touching up to be done to some paintwork, and then the floor to lay. Oh, and the roof! Did I forget that we want the roof painted too! Tomorrow can't come soon enough,
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1462
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 3:21 pm:   

People paint roofs? Why not put some advertising up there too. "Take a sip of Islay in your Scotch".
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4306
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 3:44 pm:   

Michael! I am talking about the ceiling (as you well know). No advertising. Nothing! I'm not even going to copy you and put up a big mirror.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 665
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 6:41 am:   

Richard, did you give up on #52 or are you still trying it?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4320
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 11:36 am:   

About to try it again Markus. I think it is unwinnable though.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4321
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 11:59 am:   

I'm still not convinced that this one is unwinnable despite the fact that neither of us can manage it. I scored 9 at am last attempt. Time to quit I think.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 670
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 12:14 pm:   

Those 9 i can score too, but that's it. It's a frustrating game number. So close, but nothing to do.
Patricia Traynier (Trisha)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Trisha

Post Number: 155
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 1:37 pm:   

Baker's Game #52 is winnable.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 673
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 2:30 pm:   

Richard, do you hear this. Back to the drawing (?) board.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4325
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 2:56 pm:   

I was trying to pretend that I'd not heard it. Back to the drawing board indeed! We've been humbled. Well done Trisha.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 677
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 3:01 pm:   

Richard, i did it. That means the third place for you.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 678
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 3:07 pm:   

Trisha:
Markus:



Richard:
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 679
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 3:09 pm:   

Trisha, thanks for preventing me of a loss. I was so fixed on the right side at the start, that i ignored totally the left side.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 680
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 3:22 pm:   

Trisha, tell me, if you can win #49. Richard and i couldn't.
Patricia Traynier (Trisha)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Trisha

Post Number: 156
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 3:25 pm:   

You're welcome Marcus.
Thanks for the gold cup. I've never had one before.
Patricia Traynier (Trisha)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Trisha

Post Number: 157
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 3:26 pm:   

I'll see what I can do.
Patricia Traynier (Trisha)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Trisha

Post Number: 158
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 4:49 pm:   

No luck with #49.I think it is probably impossible.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 683
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 4:52 pm:   

Up to #55 they are all winnable. You have so far 12 losses, i have 10. Do you want to know, which 2 are winnable?
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 684
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 4:56 pm:   

I meant from #50 on.
Patricia Traynier (Trisha)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Trisha

Post Number: 159
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 5:26 pm:   

Thanks for the offer Marcus but I will not play them again.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 685
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 12:08 am:   

I didn't think, that you play all (49) games again, aga maybe under another name. I have for example an Eight off game, i have given a loss, and then won it later under another player name. Just to know, can i win it.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 443
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 3:59 am:   

Markus, I'm playing Baker's game on and off. Are you saying up to 55 they are all winnable? I couldn't win #1, although I won #'s 2, 3 and 4 and a few in the 40's.
Patricia Traynier (Trisha)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Trisha

Post Number: 160
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 4:17 am:   

Marcus,
I just meant that I would not replay the two winnable games that I didn't get.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 689
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 2:20 pm:   

Richard, i post here, so Trisha can maybe help us while (?) comparing with her stats.
I (we) accepted losses with this (?) games:
10 (6), 14 (9), 22 (3), 23 (7), 26 (9), 28 (6), 37 (5), 41 (8), 43 (7) and 49 (5).
Let me know, when you could solve one. I give them also another try. Maybe Trisha won already one of them (or anyone else).
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 447
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 2:36 pm:   

I'm confused. Are games 1 to 55 all winnable? How do you know, Markus, when you haven't solved them all? Just wanted to know so when I play I'm not going to lose so much.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 690
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 3:08 pm:   

No, they are not all winnable. But we will give those games a new try, we couldn't win. Maybe we find now a solution. I would say, that if, then maximum 2 games out of those 10 are maybe winnable.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 449
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 3:12 pm:   

Thanks for clarifying that for me, Markus.
Patricia Traynier (Trisha)
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Post Number: 161
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 3:22 pm:   

I did not win these numbers.10-14-18-21-22 -23
26-28-37-41-43-48-49.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 691
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 4:01 pm:   

They are the same, just your #18 and #21 are winnable. Thanks Trisha.
Richard i replayed them and couldn't win them.

Just two are more interesting because i could score more than the first time: #28 (12) and #41 (10).
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4334
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 4:06 pm:   

A modest improvement with #10 Markus.


("this game" singular...or "these games" plural).
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 692
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 4:31 pm:   

Good luck, Richard. I can wait till you give up. As you see, it took me sometimes time, till i could score my the same as the first time.
BTW, what about Penguin #2111? When someone can do this game, i think, that would be the first time i would watch a solution.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4335
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 4:46 pm:   

I can score 12 with #28. I HATE to mention it but that's twice what you scored.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1472
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 5:01 pm:   

We are proud of ourselves.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4336
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 5:25 pm:   

You too?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4337
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 5:29 pm:   

Drat! I've just compared the two lists that you posted Markus. I'm going to have to shoot you.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 451
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 7:25 pm:   

I just looked on my list of winnable games, and I won game #3. Are you using the King's only option? I can't believe I won a game that you did not.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 452
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 7:29 pm:   

My mistake. I was looking at your score not the game number. I knew it was too good to be true. BTW, how come no one is talking to me today except for just telling me whether the game is winnable or not? I'm getting paranoid again.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 694
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 12:12 am:   

Richard, only the 7 in #10 you could top so far. Let's see, if you can score more the 10 with #41.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4339
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 4:12 am:   

Kathy, It's 10am. I'm not long up. I've only just switched my PC on. Yesterday I spent hours in the Eye Clinic at the hospital. I could barely see at all wben I got home, after the drops they kept putting in my eyes and the blinding lights of the cameras and equipment. Playing PGS was only possible with my nose about 4 inches from the screen. Trying to type was a nightmare. My posts were as brief as I could make them. You are still beating yourself us about nothing.
My eyes are back to normal again today but I will be neglecting you all again today. Liz's father has taken a turn for the worse and we will be going to spend time with him today (and most days from now on). His prospects are not at all good.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 456
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 4:19 am:   

I will pray my rosary today for him. Don't worry about anything. Do what is most important first, which is what I already know you will do.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 695
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 4:27 am:   

Richard, which one did it look like most?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4340
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 4:28 am:   

Thanks Kathy.

Markus, I can match your score after a very short time. Will try again later. We have an unpleasant day in front of us.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 457
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 4:37 am:   

After watching and taking care of my sister when she was dying from cancer and then the same with my mother, I know what you're going through. All any of us can do is be there and leave the rest up to God.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 696
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 5:52 am:   

Richard, your 7 with #10 is easy. Don't ask, why i didn't put the AH up.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4343
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 7:28 am:   

I knew that Markus. I was just tormenting you. It does prove how easy it is to miss something very easy.

I think the middle Gif would be the most like me, but you'd have to slow down the fingers a heck of a lot.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4363
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 5:07 pm:   

I know. You hate me. Ha!

We always seem to miss something eh?
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 716
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 12:04 am:   

Obviously the same easy thing as with #10. BTW while replaying it i didn't go to get a maximum score but tried to get the same i have made and decided after that, how winnable it maybe is.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 717
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Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 12:19 am:   

As i said. (Who is looking at the AD (+ 2D).)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4365
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 6:09 am:   

What I was trying to point out is that we both thought we had the maximum score already. Is it possible that we are so aware that the clock is ticking that we sometimes give up too easily?
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 720
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 6:41 am:   

For me, yes. For you, no. Yes then, when you cannot see it as a challenge (?) against one of us. You are best, when you have to solve games, which are posted from other players, especially me, ... (and you take advantage of that "For me, yes.")
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4367
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 7:30 am:   

Both of us failed to score 10 when we played it originally. We both thought that we had already reached the maximum possible. We were both wrong. The only way we will ever find out is if we go back and try a few of them again. The challenge is just as much to beat my own score as it is to beat anyone else's score. It's a bit of harmless fun.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 509
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 10:29 pm:   

Is Baker's Game #800949760 winnable? I can almost win it, and then I get stuck.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 741
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 2:43 am:   

Kathy, can you post a picture of your best position or upload your best starting sequence?

BTW i have little problems with #56.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 510
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 4:25 am:   

Markus, I just won it. I guess I was too tired last night to see the solution. It was quite easy today. I'll see what I can do with #56, but you're the expert. I'm just trying to get used to the game now.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 511
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 4:48 am:   

I can only get 8 points with #56, Markus. Not very much help I'm afraid.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4421
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 4:54 am:   

Wakey,wakey guys. Losing an hour's sleep has addled your brains. It's not that difficult.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 742
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 4:58 am:   

I just made it a winner.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 743
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 5:06 am:   

Richard, our posts must have been at the same time. When i wrote it, your message wasn't in the thread.
Did you got my emails? (And i have again a nice Baker Dozen number. Look there.)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4423
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 6:19 am:   

Yes Markus, Posts sometimes overlap like that. I've not checked my emails today yet.
Will look at your BD game.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 749
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 9:49 am:   

Kathy, i have tried your Bakers Game #800949760. The best i could score so far is 8 points. Can you post a picture of your stats as Richard above.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4429
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 10:09 am:   

Thank goodness for that Markus. I thought I was just being thick when I couldn't solve it.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 516
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 12:07 pm:   

I assure you Baker's Game #800949760 is winnable. I just checked my stats, and there it was. I can't post my stats like you guys cause I don't have the climb mode, but my stats are visible 12 at a time, so I can post them that way. BTW, I combined my stats with games I played under 2 names, but I don't feel that's cheating as I won those games on my own without any help.

Just got back from church, so I'm catching up. I'll try posting the stats now.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4431
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 12:21 pm:   


I don't know why this took me so long. Perhaps I was trying to be too fancy and not taking the most obvious route. It was remarkably simple after that.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 517
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 12:33 pm:   

Help. I forgot something. I can preview the post but not post it. What am I missing after or before I upload the screenshot?
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 751
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 1:00 pm:   

Yes, the most obvious route.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4432
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 1:29 pm:   

Funy how we both missed it though Markus. Well done Kathy.
Type messages as normal. Then click "Upload attachment" at the right hand side of the Preview/Post message button. You will then get the following box.

Click on "Choose File". Once you've found it, click on "Open" and then "Upload" and then "Close"
Your message will still be in the normal box but there will be an attachment "/popjpeg" there too.
Now hit the "Post this message" button.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 520
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 6:29 pm:   

I did what you said, and it only previewed the post, and stopped there. No message to post after that.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1496
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 6:43 pm:   

She can get it to preview. That means she went through the above steps. Either her firewall is all of sudden deciding not to let the upload through or her antivirus program is doing it. Or we have to wait for the expert to chime in.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 521
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 7:03 pm:   

TEST
image/bmpTEST
content_img.718.img.bmp (63.3 k)
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 522
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 7:08 pm:   

TEST
application/octet-stream
content_img.718 (4.4 k)
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 523
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 7:10 pm:   

I guess I can't post the stats. I did it first thing this morning, but the image wasn't readable, so I enlarged the image, and then it wouldn't post after that. Sorry.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 528
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 8:50 pm:   

Markus, heres a partial list of stats, all winners.:

34, 739001409, 45, 42, 3,599153472,4, 2, 261607569, 902472448.
Theres more if you want them, or if theres a specific one, let me know, and Ill see if I won it.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 753
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 11:50 pm:   

Kathy, you know i play in climb mode, that means one in row.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 755
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 - 1:39 am:   

Kathy, you have to look, that the picture you want to upload is a JPG-file (or JPEG). All other files we can see, when we download them and then open it.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 756
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 - 1:41 am:   

(You tried to upload a picture of a sheep.)
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 530
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 - 3:41 am:   

I was just testing, thus the sheep. I know that the picture has to be JPEG. I just made mistakes with those other two. I wanted to see if any picture would at least post and not just preview. Some of the guys think it may have to do with my firewall. I disabled both Windows and Norton's firewalls and still couldn't get past Preview. Sorry, I forgot about your playing the lower #'s. I play just random games. Still if you have a smaller #, ask me if you want to give it a try. I've gotten pretty good with this game.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 533
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 - 4:22 am:   

I take it you won #35. That's the only other smaller game that I've won.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 775
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 1:14 pm:   

Baker's Game #61 (4). Could anyone win this game?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1503
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 2:21 pm:   

I am only at #9 in climb mode. But I will look at #61 in PGS.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 777
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 2:27 pm:   

Look above (23. march, 2:33pm), then you will see which one are unwinnable. So you can close up faster and we can both go on in climb mode with the same numbers.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 778
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 2:29 pm:   

Sorry, Mike, that was Trishas message. Look also my answer.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1504
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 2:39 pm:   

I am still working on #9. And I got nowhere on #61. My mind is not working well at the present time. Today is my wife's birthday and I am trying to remember what I may have forgotten to do.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4461
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 3:14 pm:   

Did you remember to hide the murder weapon Mike?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1506
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 3:25 pm:   

We don't talk about that in public Richard. I have more to say but not here.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1507
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 4:05 pm:   

I remembered one thing I forgot. A birthday card. Took care of it. What a memory.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4464
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 5:22 pm:   

Take a tip from an expert Mike. When you go shopping for Christmas,Birthday,Valentines or Anniversary cards for your wife, buy about four of each and hide them somewhere. That way you've always got one in reserve. Even if you forget until the actual morning and see a card that's arrived from someone else, you can produce yours without leaving the house.

The snow has arrived back here this evening. That should be no big surprise. British Summer Time started a couple of days ago. I thought at least that would give you something to smile about.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1508
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 10:27 pm:   

I would forget where I hid them. Now I lost a pair of glasses. I am sure I put them somewhere I knew I could find them. Oh well.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4465
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 3:42 am:   

There is no hope for you Mike. You need a woman to look after you.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 782
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 4:02 am:   

Mike finding is just a thing of time. I hope you have enough.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4470
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 8:57 am:   

#61 is a problem to me too Markus. I can manage to score 7 but no more yet. I doubt if much more is possible.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 787
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 9:08 am:   

Then we are three with the same score. I will go on.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4472
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 9:28 am:   

Sorry Markus, I meant to type 5 as my best score. I don't think I've scored more.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 788
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 9:37 am:   

I know, that i could score 4 and that i have had one time more. I just try again to get the maximum.
In climb mode saving don't make sense because you cannot open it. But i maybe start however (?) saving games, even if i have to open them under another player, just to see how i did it. We will see. I don't like it, but it prevents me from searching 5 times the best starting. (I know me, i will not do that, but it is a possibility.)
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 789
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 9:40 am:   

Got the 5 again. When you got 7, it would be interesting with which cards, but i don't think you have made 7. And 2 more or less doesn't matter. I go on to #62.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 790
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 9:46 am:   

Got the 5 again. When you got 7, it would be interesting with which cards, but i don't think you have made 7. And 2 more or less doesn't matter. I go on to #62.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4475
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 10:15 am:   

Markus, Please see my post of 9.28. I typed in the wrong number. I do not think I have scored more than 5.
I will try again though. Maybe prove myself wrong.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 792
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 10:36 am:   

I read all and i remember all. Don't worry.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4476
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 10:47 am:   



(Also the temperature. Glad you are having rain. Ours is larger and whiter. Sigh!)
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 798
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 1:32 pm:   

aaa.jpg
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4479
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 1:35 pm:   

Who was first? (Like it matters).

Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 799
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 1:50 pm:   

I know, i know. I was so close before, but i wanted to give you the pleasure.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4481
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 1:58 pm:   

Tausend Dank!
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 802
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 2:06 pm:   

You're welcome!

(In America they would have also said: Great job!)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4487
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 4:38 pm:   

1ch wünsche Ihnen einen schnen Tag! Ha!

Another banned word.....I+c+h
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1511
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 4:46 pm:   

Now I have to bring my son into translate. Or I have to pull out my German dictionary. Or I can join in. Toi khong hieu. :-)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4488
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 5:09 pm:   

c ri g v dun si gạo xin
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4489
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 5:11 pm:   

c ri g v dun si gao xin
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4490
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 5:17 pm:   



Take that to your local Chinese Carry-Out and see what you get. The other one is for a Vietnamese Takeaway.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1512
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 5:28 pm:   

sin loy. Someday I am going to have to learn how to put in the little ` marks. Is that your local fish song?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4491
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 5:32 pm:   

Just copy and paste "those little marks" Anyway it would be little Euros these days.
Chicken Curry & Boiled Rice.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 806
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 11:29 pm:   

Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1513
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 11:50 am:   

Ok. Markus you did not get #10. Why did I think you did. I read all the posts again and it was not solved. Someone is messing with my brain.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 809
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 12:09 pm:   

Mike, the best info is on March 23, 4:01 pm. But we have two games, where is a higher score possible. #10 (7) and #14 (10).

#63 is also not an easy one. The first impression is unwinnable. We will see.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 811
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 12:19 pm:   

#63. Best score 6 points. Will still work on it.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4497
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 1:25 pm:   

I cannot score more than 6 either.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 815
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 12:52 am:   

BG #67 is the next which seems to be unwinnable. Will work on it later again.

BTW #66 was a nice winnable one. Not to hard, but enjoyable.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 817
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 10:16 am:   

With #67 i can score 8 points in two different ways and that's it so far.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4504
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 10:39 am:   

I would agree with that.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 818
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 11:24 am:   

#68. When i remember right, then 5 was best. I pull at present nearly only unwinnable ones. I know, the rules say 20%.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4505
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 11:40 am:   

Only 5 for me too. A run of winnable games is overdue.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 819
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 12:10 pm:   

That's why i play meanwhile Free Fan. They are winnable. (And i have to prove Mike wrong who said, that within 5000 games are a few unwinnable ones. I don't believe that. 4350 games to go.)

Did you try my ST games too?

(P.s.: The next Arizona games and Bakers Dozen games haven't made any problems. It's only with ST and Bakers Game.)
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 820
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 12:28 pm:   

Believe it or not, #69 is winnable. I must say, at least my solution was interesting. I had to build big piles till i could get the important cards free.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 821
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 12:33 pm:   

I didn't try long, but examining the start says #70 it is not easy. First score 3.
Seems we have to wait for the run.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4507
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 12:42 pm:   

A strange one.

Will try #70
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 823
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 1:06 am:   

I gave #70 and #71 a loss. But i don't want to give it to #72. I have 2 or 3 positions "where is only 1 cell less from winning" (?) and i cannot find this cell. Best score is (are (?)) 5 points.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4509
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 2:14 am:   

I can score 12 with #72 so far.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4510
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 2:36 am:   

My best is 14 with two cells still empty.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 828
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 2:52 am:   

Did you win it?

(I have to try later again. My wife want a shopping tour.)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4511
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 2:56 am:   

No, My best is 14 with two cells still empty. That's as far as it will go I believe.

"shopping trip".
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 829
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 5:44 am:   

You mean something like that:

I didn't go for (?) the maximum score, i tried to solve it. Those 2 had been easy to find.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4514
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 5:57 am:   

I must have misunderstood you when you said "Best score "is" 5 points".
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4515
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 6:01 am:   

My 14 is different from yours. Did you save the partial solution at that point? I would like to try it. Here is mine.
application/octet-stream
Baker's Game_72_14.pgs (0.7 k)
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 830
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 6:03 am:   

That was pure motivation for you.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 831
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 6:06 am:   

Here you are. I hope you can open it. When not, i can write you down my steps.
application/octet-stream
bakersgame_72.goodsol (1.4 k)
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 832
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 6:14 am:   

Played it especially for you on the PC again.
application/octet-stream
Baker's Game_72_14_Markus.pgs (0.6 k)
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 833
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 6:22 am:   

Richard, we have played it the same way. Only the order we have done some steps had been different.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 834
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 6:23 am:   

(Has been order the right word? Maybe would have been sequence better.)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4516
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 6:29 am:   

Order or sequence are equally correct Markus. Thanks for the upload. I want to try it. Did I spot something in yours? Should you be worried?
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 835
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 6:31 am:   

No, i should not be worried, i played your solution and it has been nearly the same.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4517
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 6:38 am:   

No. The vital move is always missing. From your screenshot I wondered about putting the 3C and 8C down and then playing the 6C onto the 7. I probably tried this myself anyway and just forgot.
Moving on.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 836
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 6:47 am:   

It's unbelievable. #74 is the next. It looks like being winnable, but i can do a score of 13 with 1 cell free and that's it. Again so close. Will give him a trial (?) again later.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4519
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 7:14 am:   

I played it earlier and scored 13 too. You can give it another "try" later if you want, but I don't think it will improve any.

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