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by gnash
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 84
Views: 15732

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

alietr wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:54 am
gnash wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:41 pm
1969-72 Fisher
Oh, Gnash, you of all people?!?
True fact: I misspelled my wife's name on our wedding day.
by gnash
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 84
Views: 15732

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Watching these matches is pure joy. Hard to think of a competitive activity in which 3 legitimate GOATs could compete against each other while all, more or less, in their prime. It's like a chess tournament involving the late 1920s Alekhine, 1959-60 Tal, 1969-72 Fisher and the 1990s Kasparov. Again ...
by gnash
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 121
Views: 20420

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wish they would give a player something for winning a match even if they don’t win the whole tournament. If it finishes 3-2-0, it seems like the one who won two matches should get more than the one who didn’t win any. That could lead to perverse incentives. For example, let's say that going into ...
by gnash
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 121
Views: 20420

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My prior was that the players were very evenly matched and I wouldn't dare make any predictions. Assuming that's exactly correct (i.e., that in any given match each player has equal winning probability), Ken's chances of winning the tournament are now 133/243 (or just under 55%), with the other two ...
by gnash
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 6278

Re: Monday, January 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Kudos to Sayeed for the accurate pronunciation of "vitae" (wee Thai).
by gnash
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 6021

Re: Friday, December 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was one of those FJs where the likelihood of answering it correctly is a U-shaped function of knowledge. On the right end, obviously, if you know the fact in the clue, you'll get it right. On the left end, with no knowledge of art, if you see something about French painting around the turn of t...
by gnash
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 5180

Re: Thursday, December 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Many have already spoken about the millibar clue, but no one harshly enough. The neg was stupid enough, but the lack of reversal was simply idiotic and absolutely indefensible. And of course, the clue itself was garbage. This is yet another example of the biggest problem with the show, and one that ...
by gnash
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 65305

Re: LL83: Learned League

I just realized that this season was my 4th consecutive in rundle B, and that was my longest streak at the same level in my 27-season LL career. Now let's see if I can top that by surviving the next 5 seasons in A.
by gnash
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 8211

Re: Friday, December 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So sorry it didn't work out for you, Randy. I hope you had fun nonetheless. I got FJ right, but I don't think it was a good one. On the reveal, Germany would have seemed to have been a better response. Or Austria, for that matter. Does anyone know what barbarians have to do with Monaco anyway? Desp...
by gnash
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL BWA Entries
Replies: 178
Views: 45485

Re: LL BWA Entries

The entries that made the list are lamer each season. Also, my brazenly targeted attempt of "Amelia Bedelia and Thorsten Integrity" (for the Victoria and Albert Museum question) did not succeed. I gave my votes to Key Your Car, Tax Evasion, and David Byrne, the only ones that made my facial muscles ...
by gnash
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 752
Views: 152111

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Well, this does, technically, count but...the turnover...oy... https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-energy-brouillette/senate-confirms-brouillette-former-ford-lobbyist-as-energy-secretary-idUSKBN1Y62E6 The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Dan Brouillette, a former top lobbyist for Ford Motor Co (F...
by gnash
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 7898

Re: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

2019 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVEL PHOTO CONTEST, $800: "Vultures can soar gracefully for hours and are classified, along with hawks and eagles, as these, from the Latin for "to seize"" Mohammed: What are birds of prey ? Alex: What are predators ? ****************************** prey /prā/ Origin Middl...
by gnash
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 7614

Re: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It was obvious to me what they wanted, but the definition of X-ray was inaccurate. It's an attack where a less valuable piece is attacked "through" a more valuable one, so it becomes attacked if the more valuable piece moves. Neither piece is necessarily forced to move. (The relative value of pieces...
by gnash
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 65305

Re: LL83: Learned League

econgator wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:43 am
classicroadster wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:37 am
At some point, the Koin becomes a coin right? Right?
Nope! That's why it's a Koin.
How do you spell the one where you agonize trying to decide between Elton John and Billy Joel, only to discover that the answer is Stevie Wonder?
by gnash
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 65305

Re: LL83: Learned League

boson wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:18 pm
I thought Northwest Territories were bigger than Nunavut, but the boundary is further West than I thought.
Nunavut includes most of the Arctic islands. Since the clue specified it was largest by far, there wasn't any other possibility.
by gnash
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 65305

Re: LL83: Learned League

RandyG wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:32 am
I expected Special Victims Unit to play much harder.
I got it, despite never seeing a single episode, and TV being my worst category by far. It was just one of those "what else could it be" questions.
by gnash
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 65305

Re: LL83: Learned League

econgator wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:48 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:46 pm
I've now played 583 match days and still haven't had either a Buckner win or loss.
Exactly the same for me (although I've had a Buckner tie -- not that that's really a thing).
658 matches here, zero Buckner wins or losses.
by gnash
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 65305

Re: LL83: Learned League

econgator wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:08 am
gnash wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:12 am
I think Gretzky and Orr were answers fairly recently, so I'll go with Lemieux.
Hey, if Lemieux were standing on his head, you'd be correct.
Can I claim that I was confused because I read the question in the Australian accent?
by gnash
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Besides Ken, Brad, and James, what other contestants could be considered GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 8272

Re: Besides Ken, Brad, and James, what other contestants could be considered GOAT?

Washington, Lincoln, FDR. (gotta scrape Teddy and TJ off Mt. Rushmore) Your troika had an unfair advantage of having to lead through existential crises, so they are automatically great by the very fact that the country exists today. Adjusted for circumstances, though, I think Teddy has a strong cla...
by gnash
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Besides Ken, Brad, and James, what other contestants could be considered GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 8272

Re: Besides Ken, Brad, and James, what other contestants could be considered GOAT?

Washington, Lincoln, FDR. (gotta scrape Teddy and TJ off Mt. Rushmore) Your troika had an unfair advantage of having to lead through existential crises, so they are automatically great by the very fact that the country exists today. Adjusted for circumstances, though, I think Teddy has a strong cla...