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by sarisson
Wed May 22, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 6308

Re: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My stats last night: 47 R/ 1 W and $37,800
Tonight: 31 R/ 4 W and $14,600
Amazing more contestants haven't finished in the red during his run. I would've if I'd been up there tonight.
by sarisson
Fri May 17, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 28742

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

The Sports ML was fun and very comprehensive but tough. I got nine 2's!
by sarisson
Fri May 17, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 38127

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

A Horizon again, with quite a few boardies.
by sarisson
Wed May 15, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 3680

Re: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Patrick Quinn won the Teachers Tournament in 2012. Will Conor Quinn win it seven years later? The only other same-surname pair to win the same tournament (that I can think of) are Raynell and Leonard Cooper.
Now, to the game: it was very good right up until the math category. :x
by sarisson
Wed May 08, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 4998

Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Francois was fantastic; only did a very quick scan of the Archive, but 26,600 appears to be the highest Coryat ever recorded in a Teacher Tourney game, yes? (And by a fair margin, at that. Colby, Larry and Jason, notably, topped out around 20-21k. Next best appear to be in the 22-23k range.) Not qu...
by sarisson
Mon May 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 6541

Re: Monday, May 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

We were spoiled rotten the last 22 games. Never thought I'd see a game like this again but here we are! The biggest head-scratcher wasn't the triple-neg on "Which planet did Herschel discover*?" but "Which war did the Army of the Potomac fight in?" Without all the negs, it would've been a decent gam...
by sarisson
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 76
Views: 9909

Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another 50,000+ combined Coryat game. Absolutely unbelievable. This is the sort of thing that happens once, maybe twice in a typical season.
It's worth noting that James's and Ken's toughest opponents were both named Adam:
http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=38
by sarisson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 90
Views: 11962

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The All-Star tournament only had players who made their debuts in 2000 or later. So yes, another supertournament is in order. It could have a variety of other 2000's and 2010's top players (including superchamps) who weren't picked for All-Stars, plus the greats from the 80's and 90's. Coelacanth ha...
by sarisson
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/8/19 week
Replies: 21
Views: 1918

Re: FJs for the 4/8/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:
I believe there's only one Howard Johnson's left, and it's not in Rock Ridge. Here's an article about the next-to-last one to close:
https://newengland.com/today/living/new ... estaurant/
by sarisson
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 5482

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Not eligible to take the test but I got 44 on Tuesday, 41 on Wednesday, and just 39 on this one. I had serious doubts I'd even pass this one.
by sarisson
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 8021

Re: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think that the Sameer Rai who James plays tomorrow is the same Sameer Rai who was considered to be the best high school quiz bowl player in the country during his junior year. It is. He also got a 108 on last year's (and 2017's) WQC, which is insane. Interestingly, I think I was the only other pe...
by sarisson
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 6401

Re: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The Bugatti got off to a slow start, but then vroom vroom! If he hadn't hit that last Daily Double, he could easily have lost. FJ was a TOC-level clue. A lot to parse in 30 seconds. I would've gotten it if it had been an LL question, but I spent the first 20 seconds figuring out what it meant. Amazi...
by sarisson
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4133
Views: 556744

Re: Reretaken Down

For the LLamas among us:
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mick-mul ... 329e147a61
Kind of a mean-spirited article, really, as his lifetime average is over .400.
by sarisson
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 4704

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

47/50 (not 48 upon further review). Missed #1 and #19 (no clue on either), and #30
Spoiler
said "Apennines"
I wonder if
Spoiler
hyperinflation would be accepted for #4? I thought of "inflation" just to be safe.
by sarisson
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: April promo with spoilers (kind of minor, kind of major)
Replies: 121
Views: 13957

Re: April promo with spoilers (kind of minor, kind of major)

He accused me of cheating at LL on this very forum because I missed some TV questions against him on 500Q and then accused Scott Blish of being a fraud in LL because he lost to Alex Jacob. FWIW, James tied Alex Jacob on the 2012 WQC (and finished well behind the current one-day record holder, AP, a...
by sarisson
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 28742

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I guessed correctly on 2 yesterday but wasn't 100% sure of anything. I managed a rare 4(2)-4(4) tie and got myself onto the Sandra leaderboard for the entire league! Will I stay there the rest of the season???
by sarisson
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: April promo with spoilers (kind of minor, kind of major)
Replies: 121
Views: 13957

Re: April promo with spoilers (kind of minor, kind of major)

Here's a fun video of him with three other notable J! alumni: (ETA Jboard won't let me embed so here's a link): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmo-FmYJbaw (ETA it DID let me embed!) The image on the website was taken from here (scroll down): https://bridgefeed.acbl.org/playing-in-style/ so I don't ...
by sarisson
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 28742

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I think this is one of the earlier times I've clinched non-relegation (as long as I don't forfeit). I'm currently sitting in the lowest spot in the promotion zone from C to B. I had been thinking of making this my last season in LL; I'm not sure if a promotion after a ridiculous number of seasons i...
by sarisson
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 28742

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I also started with "magazine" and switched to "almanac." Cost me a 9(6) but I managed a 9(5) and a win. I now have a winning record in A (!) and the second-best defense in all of Horizon... second only to the player who leads all 12,000+ LLamas.
by sarisson
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 7435

Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Easiest finale of a super-tournament, no, tournament , ever. As AP said yesterday, it's just a buzzer race, too easy for this echelon of players. The other episodes were more difficult than regular games but not on the level of BOTD or M$M or the UTOC. I only went 1/10 on the 2015 TOC finals but got...