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Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4919
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 5:22 pm:   

Can only match your 14 Markus. Perhaps we are missing something, but I don't think so.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1188
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 12:54 am:   

Could manage my 14 points again.
#372. Today morning i could score just 6 points. Two times very close of (?) (to (?)) winning (win) it.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4921
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 3:28 am:   

Your 6 is not that difficult. A higher score looks possible. I have a lot to do today. Will try it again later.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1190
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 4:23 am:   

I agree, but so far i couldn't. Will have another look today evening. As you said. A lot to do today.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1191
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 12:56 pm:   

I tried again, but couldn't reach so far more than those 6 points. Did you have more success?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4929
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 1:39 pm:   

No, Markus. Time to move on.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1192
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 2:14 pm:   

How about #380? 4 points so far, but i didn't play so far for maximum but for winning it.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1194
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 - 4:54 am:   

4 points are still the best for #380. More should be possible, but i don't see it.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4933
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 - 6:35 am:   

4 is my best score too.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1195
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Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 - 11:04 am:   

Fast 3 with #382 and that was it. Will give him another try later.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4937
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 - 12:33 pm:   

Yet again I can only equal your score Markus.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1196
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 - 2:29 pm:   

It seems the winning run is on holidays. #385 is giving me problems. 7 points is maximum so far or have been the 26C the last two days have weakened (?) my mind?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4940
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 - 3:22 pm:   

I cannot beat your score Markus.

In the U.K. we would probably say that the temperature (normally, heat) had "addled my brain/mind".
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1197
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 12:49 pm:   

Should #386 really be unwinnable? I could score 13 points (!!!), but i couldn't solve the problems i have.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4944
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 1:11 pm:   

In English, the number 13 is often known as "unlucky for some".
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1198
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 3:47 pm:   

I was working about 6 hours in the garden. The temperature was to hot for me. As you surely noticed, i first asked, if it really should be unwinnable. I couldn't believe it and it is a winner. Give him another try tomorrow. I am to tired (?).
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1200
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 4:47 am:   

Baker's Game is at present laboriously (?) (toilsome (?)). Already the next (#387) i can score just 8 points.

BTW #386 was a really enjoyable one.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4949
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 8:13 am:   

I have slso been doing a lot of work in the garden this last two days. More needs to be done tomorrow. Sigh.
I can get 8 points with #387 too Markus. A-5D A-2C,AS.
You are finding Baker's Game tedious and laborious at present. Maybe you are just becoming bored by playing too many of the same game. I am certainly getting a lot of pleasure out of General's Patience at present. I've found several winners although it is listed at (<1%) in the rules.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1202
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 9:49 am:   

I don't have General Patience. I tried on at work, but to win one or more games, you have to have more time than me at work. There are too many possibilities, especially while deciding when you free a pile to start with another card.

I have thought about how long playing still Baker's Game and i decided to make 500 games full. I hope, that there are a few winning streaks in between.
BTW i have the same cards as you.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1203
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 10:10 am:   

#388 is a nice winnable one. Fast 8 points at first (in 2 ways), then 9 points, and at last winnable.

#390 is unwinnable (i do it again). Are more than 2 points possible?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4954
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 12:18 pm:   



2 for me too in 390.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1210
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 5:02 am:   

#393. 8 points. Odd one. Hard to say something. First idea, surely unwinnable. Then you find some ways, but without success, but you have still the feeling, that more is possible.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4980
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 9:36 am:   

Your are clearly suffering from a deficiency of Scottish 8eer Markus. I, on the other hand, am keeping up the national average.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1213
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 12:44 am:   

Ah, that's your secret. I have to look, where to get Scottish 8eer in Estonia. When i am still alive after drinking it, i will see, if i can reach your level or i am so sick, that i cannot play all over (?).
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4988
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 3:46 am:   

There are some excellent German beers Markus. They would work equally well. Sobriety is over-rated. I give you my word on that. You must stop before you cannot play PGS at all though. We wouldn't want you telling us that every game is unwinnable.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1214
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 5:49 am:   

BTW #397 was unwinnable so far. Hicks.

P.s.: Still two lessons to do. Hicks.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 1218
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 12:57 pm:   

I gave #397 a new try after having started the barbecue season. But still unwinnable. Can score 4 points in two or three different ways.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4996
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 1:48 pm:   

I agree.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1220
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 3:28 pm:   



Hi Larry, it's your time again..
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4998
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 4:25 pm:   

Larry,I'm sure Markus meant to say please.


Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1222
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 12:15 am:   

Please, palun, 8itte, ...
Larry Dale (Lars)
Advanced Solitaire Player
Username: Lars

Post Number: 58
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 7:26 am:   

Markus and Richard,
I believe you have done much better on the 300's.

Unsolvable #300-399
# 301,305,306,308,314,315,317,319,322,326
328,335,337,340,344,347,354,364,371,372
380,382,385,387,390,397
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1224
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 8:19 am:   

Larry, you are right. Just one. #333. Thanks for the information.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5006
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 9:48 am:   

Thanks Larry. You are invaluable.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 1229
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 5:42 am:   

Are more than 5 points possible with #404?
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 1243
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 4:31 am:   

Hi Richard, back again. How was the PGS-free time? Couldn't play a lot at all, and when i played, then not Baker's Game. Wanted your opinion on #404.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5017
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 5:03 am:   

I can score 5 in two ways. The more interesting version is ..... A+2H.....A,2,3C.

It is always strange not playing PGS when I'm away. We had the Laptop with us, but when we got back from the pub every night I couldn't be bothered.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5018
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 5:05 am:   

A third way is AC and A,2,3,4H.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1245
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 7:14 am:   

I agree with your two ways. Time to go on, when i would find some time. Grades, finishing papers, electric work in the cellar (?), ... not much time for PGS.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5022
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 7:33 am:   

I have plenty of other things I should be doing too. I lack the enthusiasm to do them though. Maybe next week. Ha!
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1362
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 8:55 am:   

Don't you have to help your neighbor build a fence?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5023
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 9:48 am:   

No Ken. She'd to dismantle her's so that we could restore our one back to vertical. It took Liz and I about an hour to fix ours properly. Then "Slob The Builder" spent 3 days piecing her one back together. It's still not right. Yeah!
What are you tackling amongst PGS these days, now that you are a free man again?
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 1246
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 11:13 am:   

#405 is strange. I can score 18 points!!! But cannot win it.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1363
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 11:14 am:   

Trying to catch up with Markus on Thieves of Egypt. (It will never happen but it's still fun!)

P.S. My previous comment was a JOKE!!
(I guess it will take you a little while to get back to PGS forum form!)
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 1247
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 11:21 am:   

Ken, i sometimes forget to play Thieves of Egypt. That's your chance. And i am one week in Bulgaria in june and 10 days in Germany in july. There is always hope.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5025
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 11:26 am:   

Sorry Ken, was the joke something along the lines of building bridges with my neighbour? I would prefer to build her a gallows.

Maybe Markus was joking about his #405 score........surely!
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 1248
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 11:57 am:   

Richard, i knew and i know it is winnable, but it's one of those games, which is to trivial and i just don't see the final right move.

BTW Ken, another 5. Hi, hi, hi, hi, ...
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1250
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 11:58 pm:   

Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1252
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 5:45 am:   

How about #407? Strange one.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5037
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 10:16 am:   

Sorry Markus but I'm backed up with other things to do at the moment. My scores with #407 were very low. As you said....strange! It looks so winnable.
I HAD to go to the pub earlier today to meet someone who is doing some work for us. Life can be so hard! They had just had a new draught 8eer installed. Bitburger. I'm sure you know it. In the interest of international relations I was obliged to try a couple. It really is a hard life.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1255
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 10:56 am:   

I am feeling with you, especially in an alcohol and sauna free time. I have to wait till next week.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1257
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - 12:57 am:   

#407. Strange, but not winnable. There is always one cell missing. Can you score more than 2 points? (I remember, that i had one time more, but cannot do it anymore. Maybe i remember wrongly.)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5049
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - 4:08 am:   

I could not remember either, but I replayed it again this morning and could only get 2 points. Strange one indeed.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1260
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Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - 1:59 pm:   

#410 is the next i can score just 6 points.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5057
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - 2:32 pm:   

I can equal your 6 Markus, but it looks like one clever move would make a big difference.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1261
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - 2:41 pm:   

I agree, but the clever move must be very clever. It is surely hidden deeply, when it is winnable. Will give him another try tomorrow.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5062
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - 3:49 pm:   

I've exhausted all of the possibilities that I can think of. We may already have the maximum score.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5063
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - 4:07 pm:   

I've exhausted all of the possibilities that I can think of. We may already have the maximum score.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1269
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2010 - 8:47 am:   

#413 is the next. A winning run seems to be far away. I can only score 5 points.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5069
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2010 - 9:13 am:   

Your 5 is quite easy but it is a much as I can score too.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1270
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2010 - 2:01 pm:   

As i said. A winning run is far away. #415. Just 2 points in two different ways. Unwinnable in my opinion.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Username: Kathyquade

Post Number: 859
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2010 - 2:12 pm:   

Markus, does it take you a long time to play Baker's Game? I can solve the game sometimes, but it takes me so long that I have given up playing it. Does it just come with practice, or is it a game not meant for slow, methodical people like myself?
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1271
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2010 - 2:49 pm:   

My average time is about 4.5 minutes. Most winners are easy, some are in the middle and only a little number are really hard. About 30 % are unwinnable. Some of them are frustrating ones, because they look like winners, but aren't winnable. But you can mostly not sure. Richard and me have mist in the last 414 games about 15 winners. We could manage them afterwards, but not the first time.

BTW Richard, we have still #333 to get solved. I haven't had time so far to have another look on it, but sometimes i will take it.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5076
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2010 - 3:36 pm:   


Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1272
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 1:32 am:   

You will have to wait for my dance, till i find some time. I feel at the end of the schoolyear a little bit like the man, who has to take the world up onto a hill, and just before the top the world is falling down back and he has to start again (i forgot the name, but i am sure you know him).
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 866
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 4:25 am:   

I know that story from Greek mythology. Wasn't his name something like Dionysus?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5081
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 4:40 am:   

Yes Kathy, Dionysus, son on Zeus.
This is a video of Markus at his work.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 1275
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 9:58 am:   

I give #415 a loss with 2 points. Could anyone score more?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5083
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 10:39 am:   

Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1278
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 12:53 pm:   

Why so angry? Your neighbor?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5085
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 2:42 pm:   

That's not me Markus, that's my neighbour. That's her on a good day.
Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
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Post Number: 476
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Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 11:51 am:   

>I know that story from Greek mythology. Wasn't his name something like Dionysus?

Sisyphus (punished by Zeus for his hubris)
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 881
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 12:53 pm:   

Thanks for clearing that up, Gregg. I hate to admit it, but I was wrong.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1283
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Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 2:11 pm:   

Thanks Gregg. I wondered a little, because i didn't remember Dionysus in this context, but Sisyphus fits perfectly.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5094
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 2:43 pm:   

Silly me, I thought Sisyphus was an STI.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 883
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Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 3:43 pm:   

You mean an STD.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5096
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 4:05 pm:   

Both are correct.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1286
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 12:35 am:   

That's Syphilis.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1287
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Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 12:41 am:   

No fun with BG at time. #418. 5 points. Where is the winning run???
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5098
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 4:52 am:   

Markus! How could you?!?!? You used the S word! The irony is that we are allowed to get that but not 8eer!
Now let's discuss runs..........
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1288
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 5:44 am:   

I thought the S word is another one but not this one.

Seems i have to much work. What are your first 6 points?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5102
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Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 6:31 am:   

Any old excuse will do Markus.

My first 6 points are all the aces and two black twos.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1289
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Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 9:47 am:   

That will work for only one more week, then i have to think for something else for an excuse.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1290
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Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 9:53 am:   



The starting moves are so obvious.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5107
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 10:08 am:   

We've all overlooked the obvious. It happens. No big deal.
One more week of school eh? I bet you can't wait.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1291
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Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 2:53 pm:   

School is over. But we have still exams and i have to make the certifications (?). Very concentrating work (?), because there is no place for errors.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1292
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Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 3:01 pm:   

I fear a little your answer, but #419 is again hard for me. 4 points. When you get more, then your first 5 cards scored.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5117
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Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 4:07 pm:   

More. AC and then diamonds.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 903
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 4:52 pm:   

Are you going on vacation after school is finally over, Markus? You need a break. How about going to Lost, Scotland. Richard can tell you where that is. (Just kidding)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 5119
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 5:16 pm:   

People kept stealing the road signs. I believe they are welded onto the posts now.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Monday, June 07, 2010 - 3:21 am:   

I don't need to go to Lost, i am already lost. Hope, i can find me again.
Will let you know, when i am on vacation.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Monday, June 07, 2010 - 4:51 am:   

Richard, i hope you agree with 8 points (#419).
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Monday, June 07, 2010 - 11:18 am:   

i got 10 points meanwhile.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Monday, June 07, 2010 - 11:19 am:   

14 points. I think already, it is winnable.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Monday, June 07, 2010 - 11:22 am:   

52 points is all i can do with it.

(I have had a quiet working day. No one was speeding me and i needn't hurry.)
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Monday, June 07, 2010 - 11:30 am:   

#422. 2 points.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Monday, June 07, 2010 - 11:49 am:   

Better late than never my friend.
I know you are busy. (PGS is just a game). Your marking is "very demanding". (better English). You assess your pupils and can influence the rest of their lives. No small job. Big job.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Monday, June 07, 2010 - 12:01 pm:   

"You assess your pupils and can influence the rest of their lives. No small job. Big job."

I am aware (?) of this. Especially, when we just discuss a little, because i am then very, very provocational (?) with my arguments. My aim (?) (purpose (?)) is to make them thinking. They don't have to agree with me, but i hope they think about it and get their own opinion.

And as you can guess, it is always a walk on the knives blade (?).
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Monday, June 07, 2010 - 2:28 pm:   

I love the fact that you are provocational with your arguments. I am the same. I like to think that I make people think about things and not to accept everything that they are told. There is little worse than someone who has no opinions of their own.
Walking on razor blades, or on egg shells would be the English idioms.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Monday, June 07, 2010 - 4:32 pm:   

You can imagine how dangerous this is with my "guinea pigs"? Some of them believe nearly everything you say and the influence is then bigger then i want to. Some colleagues do the same, but i am not sure, if they are aware (?) of that and that is crucial (?), because they do not recognize, what they cause (?).

For me i hope, that my influence will be positive and rememberable (?) and that they learn more than mathematics and physics.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 3:50 am:   

Another term is "walking on thin ice."

I used to be one of those people who believed anything anyone told me. In some ways, I still am. I still have opinions of my own. I just can never believe anyone would lie to me. As you can imagine, this has gotten me into a lot of trouble over the years.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 7:35 am:   

Believe in your fellow man, Kathy, but ALWAYS cut the cards!
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 8:07 am:   

I think I understand what you're saying. Make sure I protect myself first?
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 4:13 pm:   

Hi Richard, hope you got my card.

Gave #422 a loss with 2 points. Could you score more?

Got also stuck with #424 (8 points). I think it is winnable, but don't have the patience at time. Not because of work but because of the same colleague again. I think my blood pressure is at about 200. It will take some days again. But one good thing is, i am knowing she is going back to Germany after this schoolyear.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 4:32 pm:   

Ja Markus. Vielen Dank. Du bist ein Gentleman.

I can only get 2 with 422. Also only 8 with 424. More looks very possible. Will work on it.
It is very difficult to work with someone that you don't like. Hopefully you can undo any harm that she has done after she goes back home.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 4:42 pm:   

We were right about 424.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 4:49 pm:   

"a laborious becoming way" may be translated better as "a long and difficult tunnel".
A lovely thought.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - 12:05 pm:   

I am not so sure, but fits also. It means, that the way has becoming laboriously at the end. It is very difficult to translate lyrics (?).
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - 12:22 pm:   

Markus, We both know what was meant, but translations from one language to another is often impossible with complete accuracy.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - 12:33 pm:   

Richard, i know you have saved it. My mind is still not free and it is hardly to concentrate only on PGS. What are your first 6 cards or your screenshot after 10 moves.
I can score 8 points in 2 or 3 different ways, but cannot solve the problem with the 4D or with the Spades.
I am sure i am close, but the one important move i cannot see.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - 1:07 pm:   

This should help.
application/octet-stream
Baker's Game_424_part.pgs (0.3 k)
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - 1:18 pm:   

You forget i cannot open it at home and tomorrow i won't have time at work. Not one free minute. Grrrrr....
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - 1:58 pm:   

Sorry. Blame it on old age.
AH out. 2D over. 2C,KH,AS up. 10D,7D over. 6S,10S up. JS + 10S into space. A,2,3D out. QD over, JD+10D over. Almost won.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - 2:10 pm:   

Richard, you forgot the 6D before the QD. I had been at that position several times. Where is the tricky move? Will try again. Hope it is not Batday again.

Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - 2:12 pm:   

Maybe i just found the move i didn't try while watching my screenshot. Will let you know.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - 2:19 pm:   

Move the 9D then the 10C. Job done.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - 2:20 pm:   

Nope. Next move is clear: 9D over. But then?

I: 3S over, 2H 3H out, ...???

II: JC up, KH into space, ...???

And so on. I thought, i have tried every possibility in this position, but it seems, one i have missed.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - 2:24 pm:   

Got it!!!
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - 2:29 pm:   

I didn't see, that freeing the QH and the AC going up also the 2C is going up and is freeing a cell i needed for the 6H.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 9:58 am:   

Should it really be unwinnable? #428. I can score 8 or 9 points.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 10:51 am:   

9 is easy. 10 looks impossible. Always one short. Will keep trying for a while longer.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 2:40 pm:   

9 is all i could do so far. I will try now again after a small 8eer and Kirschschnaps-evening with my neighbour (the week is over!), maybe it is suddenly winnable.
BTW the Kirschschnaps is selfmade and very good, hiks. Maybe too good, hiks.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 2:44 pm:   

I am with you in spirit only. smilie_flag_004.gif

I still can't beat 9.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 2:45 pm:   

I found this in the web. Richard, is this familiar to you, hics???

http://www.gifbin.com/984245

Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 2:47 pm:   

I am with you in spirit only.

I still can't beat 9.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 3:00 pm:   

That looks like a typical German schnaps drinker to me.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 3:10 pm:   

Not typical. I came from Bavaria. We drink Schaps only after a good "deftiger Mahlzeit". We normally drink 8eer.
We had a nice grill evening. I can do that with my neighbour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you do?????
BTW some 8eers are also been killed.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 3:10 pm:   

Not typical. I came from Bavaria. We drink Schaps only after a good "deftiger Mahlzeit". We normally drink 8eer.
We had a nice grill evening. I can do that with my neighbour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you do?????
BTW some 8eers are also been k/lled.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 3:34 pm:   

You are drinking but I am seeing double. Strange!!
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 3:42 pm:   

Strange? NO, great!!!
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 3:38 pm:   

#435 is in my opinion unwinnable. The question is, are more than 2 points possible.

P.s.: Sorry to disturb with playing games during the World Cup.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 4:15 pm:   

I'm not watching the World Cup, Markus, but you usually help me, not the other way around.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 4:17 pm:   

Unwinnable? Highly likely. More than 2 of a score? Definitely!
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 4:38 pm:   

I don't understand your message clearly. Did you say, that it is unwinnable or it is far from unwinnable. Got meanwhile 3 points, but i am far from winnable.

"I'm not watching the World Cup"
Me too.

"but you usually help me, not the other way around."
??? Especially the "not the other way around".
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 4:44 pm:   

I think i got your first message: Yes, it is unwinnable and you could score more points. The question is, more than 3 points?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 5:11 pm:   

I got 3 Markus. AC,AH,AD.

None of the teams that I am interested in have played yet. I'll not be watching all of the World Cup games.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 2:08 am:   

I have AH, 2H, AC, but still no winner. I will go on.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 3:07 am:   

Sorry Markus.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 3:12 am:   

What have been your first 5 points?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 3:21 am:   

A,2,3H, AD, AC
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 6:51 am:   



Was it teamwork? You tried it again, after my AH, 2H, AC, didn't you? After winning it i must say, it was not so hard, but we both missed it. A nice one.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 1:53 am:   

I got stuck with #438. I have the feeling, it should be winnable, but i get only 7 points.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 4:48 am:   

Yes it was teamwork Markus. You were playing in goal for England.

Not doing well with this though......
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Monday, June 14, 2010 - 1:45 am:   

Otherwise England never will win.

#439. The same score so far. More seems possible.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Monday, June 14, 2010 - 5:26 am:   

Another one hits the net.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Monday, June 14, 2010 - 5:45 am:   

I was so fixed on the Hearts in the first pile that i didn't see, that arranging the Clubs in the first pile is better.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 8:35 am:   

#441 ???
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Sunday, June 27, 2010 - 5:17 am:   

Still waiting for some information about #441. Before Bulgaria i couldn't do it, after, i didn't try so far (came home about 15 minutes behind (?)).
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Sunday, June 27, 2010 - 5:26 am:   

I was trying it earlier today. Very low scores. I'd say unwinnable.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Sunday, June 27, 2010 - 5:48 am:   

I wrote down, that 4 was maximum so far. Will give him another try later. I need some nap.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2010 - 1:52 am:   

Richard, i am playing again after being back.

#442 ? 5 points so far.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2010 - 3:49 am:   

7 so far.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2010 - 4:57 am:   

I think you know this position. 2 steps back and trying to get the 4S out, one cell missing.

Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2010 - 6:26 am:   

So frustrating! Unwinnable though.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2010 - 6:50 am:   

I agree, especially with your frustration. I hope it is not one of those games, Larry will tell us, that it was winnable.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 1:09 am:   

The next frustrating one. #443. Fast 7 points, but then?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 4:16 am:   

Dead at 7 points!
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 6:30 am:   

The next one, which looks winnable but i am always one cell missing. #445. 5 points so far. More possible. I hope you will not whack me.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 6:35 am:   

A bit of a handful but consider it done.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 6:48 am:   

You are to kind. I be ashamed asking this game number. After knowing it is winnable, i solved it the first time trying again, needing the Undo-button just one time.

NOT FOR KATHY:

Maybe i should have beged (?) you to spank me.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 6:52 am:   

How about #446? Didn't look good or do i have one of those do-not-play-Baker's-Game-days? 3 Clubs so far.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 11:25 am:   

Just the 3 clubs for me too Markus.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 11:48 am:   

#451? 5 points so far. Looks at the beginning unwinnable. Then you can score more than one or two. But more than 5?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 12:21 pm:   

5 for me too. One more move would make a big difference.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 1:00 pm:   

I know, but i cannot find it. Will give him another try later.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Saturday, July 03, 2010 - 7:24 am:   

Again just 5 points for me so far with #454.

BTW i am invited from the German Ambassy to watch todays game there.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Saturday, July 03, 2010 - 8:03 am:   

Same score here too. I think this is the maximum,

Congratulations in being invited to the German Embassy today. That's quite an honour.
Good luck against Argentina. They are the favourites to win, but anything can happen in football.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Sunday, July 04, 2010 - 1:02 pm:   

I am fighting with #458. It should be winnable, but i can only score 8 points. Several times just one cell less of winning.

Your predictions about the half finals (?) are sounding good. But the 3:1 would be really great against Spain. But who knows, maybe we score again 4 goals.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Sunday, July 04, 2010 - 1:58 pm:   



We call them semi-finals Markus. In their 3:1 win over Spain, Germany could score all 4.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Sunday, July 04, 2010 - 2:47 pm:   

I knew it wasn't half-finals, but i didn't remember semi-finals.

Will give #458 another try tomorrow. I am so fixed on one way, that i cannot see the one tricky move. I was quite sure, it is winnable (about 95 % sure).
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Sunday, July 04, 2010 - 3:12 pm:   

Had to give him one more 5 minutes and got it. Tricky one.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Monday, July 05, 2010 - 2:46 am:   

#461 is maybe a looser. 7 points so far and always one cell less of winning.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Monday, July 05, 2010 - 4:06 am:   

I am having the same problems as you. There does not appear to be a way to win this one.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 4:04 am:   

#463. Looking unwinnable for me. But i have the feeling, that there maybe one tricky move to change everything. Just 2 (or 3 points) so far.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 4:25 am:   

You are going to be embarrassed when you see how easy this one is Markus.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 4:53 am:   

Maybe i did too much work. (Some repair in the bathroom, garden work.)
Have to try later. At once no time.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 4:59 am:   

I've been painting for days now. Painting is such fun!
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 6:17 am:   

Yes, your special color. Did you paint the fence to your special neighbor?

I got it meanwhile. I didn't see, how easy it was to get the 10D onto the JD. After that no problem. And that was the feeling i had. It must be possible to get the 10D onto the JD, but i was blind as a bat.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 6:55 am:   

Just painting indoors Markus. Two rooms finished as of 5 minutes ago.

Have to finish painting the woodwork in the bedroom and then it has to be wallpapered.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5352
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 7:07 am:   

My other half has just suggested that I go to the pub. Guess what I replied.

Missing you already.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1419
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 7:24 am:   

Richard, I thought you would have postponed your trip to the pub until this evening to see the Netherlands-Uruguay match. The commentators here in the States think that Uruguay is going to play a defensive game and then win it on PK's. What say you, Richard? And no fair posting a reply AFTER the match!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5353
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 7:29 am:   

She's still getting ready. Netherlands to win EASILY.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1422
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 8:58 am:   

Richard already predicted a 2:0 for the Netherlands.

#464? Can score easy 8 points, but that's it so far.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5356
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 10:15 am:   

I met in with a couple of friends at the pub. We had a good session. I'm fairly proud of my self. The barmaid (who is circumferentially challenged) annonced that she had been "clothes shopping" yesterday on her day off. She "saved" 100! I only just stopped myself asking "Oh!.Did they have a sale on at Millets?".


(Millets sell tents etc.).

Slightly smashed but 464 looks winnable. 8 is my best score so far though.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1423
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 10:25 am:   

Yes, it looks winnable, but all tries so far have had a end in the single figures.

Maybe she forgot to say, that she needed those clothes?
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1421
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 5:56 pm:   

I was in Key West this past weekend and doesn't a circumferentially challenged woman come strolling down Duval St with no top on. At least she had some pasties on in the shape of stars. (And before you ask, Mike, they were red, white, and blue. How patriotic for the 4th!)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5360
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 6:25 pm:   

Red ,white AND blue! Was she related to Scaramanga?
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1424
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 1:57 am:   

#465 is looking very unwinnable. 3 Diamonds is all so far.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5361
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 5:27 am:   

Unwinnable Markus. 3 max.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1426
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2010 - 2:21 am:   

After a small run of winners with some nice games between (#467, #471 (not hard, but nice)) i got stuck with # 472. 3 points so far.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5379
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2010 - 5:05 am:   

I can't improve on your 3 Markus.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1440
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 4:24 am:   

#474. Strange one. First you can do just a few points. Then it increases (?) up to 8 points. With that you got the feeling, that it is winnable. But so far i cannot win it.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5413
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 5:23 am:   

I will keep trying. It DOES look winnable.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1441
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2010 - 12:37 pm:   

Can anyone win #475? I can score 17 points, but that's it.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5429
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2010 - 12:50 pm:   

Yes Markus.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1442
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2010 - 1:13 pm:   

Had to give him at once one more try (not as i wrote in my email). 9 minutes before, the rest now. One small wrong card i put in an free pile.

Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5430
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2010 - 2:19 pm:   

478 is proving difficult.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1443
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2010 - 4:42 pm:   

3 or 4 times one cell less of winning it. 8 points so far.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5433
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 9:47 am:   

I can only score 8 too Markus.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1444
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 11:08 am:   

#481 is the next proving one. Had just a few minutes, but so far just 7 points.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1776
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 4:05 pm:   

It is winnable. I get to solve one when you all are sleeping.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1447
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 4:10 pm:   

Have no time any more. I am not surprised that it is winnable, but i had to do with my preparations for my trip to Germany in 5 hours.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1448
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 8:37 pm:   

Nice one. Not the obvious start is leading to the end.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1455
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, July 30, 2010 - 10:48 am:   

#482 ? Winnable? Maybe.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5487
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, July 30, 2010 - 4:13 pm:   

I can score only 9 so far Markus.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1471
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2010 - 6:08 am:   

Richard, i am sure you are sure with your 9 points. I got stuck with 6 only. What cards?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5505
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2010 - 6:38 am:   

AS,2D,3C,3H.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5508
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2010 - 7:18 am:   

BTW Markus, with 9 of a score I have an empty cell plus an empty column!
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1472
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2010 - 9:27 am:   

Ah, you mean this one. Tricky one to get 9 points. Didn't look further so far.

Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1473
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2010 - 9:31 am:   

Frustrating from this position on. Several times one cell less. Could you win it?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5511
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2010 - 10:27 am:   

You have every card in the same place as me. I cannot figure a way out of this. It's a loser.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1475
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2010 - 10:45 am:   

The next one: #483. This time i can score 5. It is looking winnable, but ...
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5513
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2010 - 10:58 am:   

I have 6 at the moment.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5514
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2010 - 11:03 am:   

Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1476
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2010 - 12:27 pm:   

I somehow knew it. My patience is today not the best. My daughter is driving me crazy today.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1477
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2010 - 12:36 pm:   

The obvious moves (the Diamonds) was hidden for me. So far.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1478
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2010 - 12:38 pm:   

(First i wanted write: The obvious move ...

Then i changed it to: The obvious moves ...

and forgot to change the verb to were!)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5515
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2010 - 1:19 pm:   

Kids drive people crazy. It's their job.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1479
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2010 - 1:44 pm:   

How many you have had?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5517
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2010 - 2:14 pm:   

None that I know of.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1481
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2010 - 3:16 pm:   

Oh, i forgot your neighbor.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1483
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, August 02, 2010 - 1:25 pm:   

#489. It seems to be winnable, but 4 points in several different ways is all so far.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5519
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, August 02, 2010 - 3:37 pm:   

I agree Markus. 4 is the maximum.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1525
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, August 09, 2010 - 4:12 pm:   

I have just a game problem. BG #494. I can score 3 points. I am not sure, but maybe i scored one time a little more, but no winner i would say.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5593
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, August 09, 2010 - 6:16 pm:   

I can get 4 in two different ways Markus, but that's it meantime.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1526
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 1:43 am:   

There are several positions with just one cell left to win it.
BTW you meant:

Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1527
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 1:53 am:   

#495. After fast 7 points i thought it is winnable, but after that it is beating me so far. Another 6 points also don't help.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5597
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 6:54 am:   

Your screenshots were identical to the positions I reached Markus.
Will try #495 now.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5598
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 7:21 am:   

Your 6 is easy enough....4D,2H, but I've not managed 7 yet.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1530
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 7:29 am:   

Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5599
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 7:48 am:   

Yes Markus, I'd been skating round this position for ages without sticking the 8C into the empty column. I was determined to get the K,Q,JC assembled instead.
The three spades at the top of column 1 is what makes it unwinnable. 7 is the maximum score.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1533
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 11:25 am:   

No luck at the end of the 500. The next is #498. It looks like beeing winnable but all i try leads to 7 or less points. I came close to win it, but ...
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5605
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 1:23 pm:   

It's hard to believe that we can't score more than 7 with this one. Let's hope that Larry agrees with us.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1534
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 1:28 pm:   

Hope dies last.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1545
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 7:24 am:   

#500 would be the last before we can ask Larry again. A lot of arrangements possible, but they lead to 6 points so far.
Larry Dale (Lars)
Advanced Solitaire Player
Username: Lars

Post Number: 59
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 7:41 am:   

Markus and Richard,

Unsolvable # 400-499

#404,407,410,413,415,422,438,441,442,443
446,451,454,461,464,465,472,474,478,482
489,494,495

So that leaves # 428 and # 498 as the only ones you missed.

Good work!

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

Post Number: 1546
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 7:50 am:   

Larry, how much fun it must be for you to see how we fail (or not)?!?

Richard, Larry didn't agree with #498. It is winnable. Don't have the time to try it by now. That means you will be the first of us two who will have them solved afterwards.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1547
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 7:59 am:   

The first. It was not so hard. I don't know how we could fail with this one.

Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5640
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 11:22 am:   

Thanks Larry...................I think!

Markus, if it's winnable we WILL win it. It's just a matter of time. We've now added Glen to the ranks too.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1552
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 12:01 pm:   

Sorry, Richard, i forgot to post it 1 hour ago.

Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5641
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 12:22 pm:   

Well done Markus, It's not too long ago that I said "It's hard to believe that we can't score more than 7 with this one (498). Let's hope that Larry agrees with us".
A premonition?
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1553
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 12:43 pm:   

In #498 were a lot of arrangements between necessary, but the secret was in the start. Good luck.






(I of course saved the game. )
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1556
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 2:41 pm:   

Richard, have you been successful with #500?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 5648
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 3:32 pm:   

Six and seven so far Markus

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