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Dec 6th, 2015 at 3:46pm
 
I start a new thread for tournaments, as vol. 2 has again 27 subsites of posts.

The last T is it worth to send a post due to this result:
1 Lutz Guenther 74.83 sec 2015-12-03 8 pts
2 EWQMinesweeper 74.83 sec 2015-12-04 6 pts

It was one of the few tournaments in which the earlier submission of a time decided on the winner of the T. Of course, a 15x15/116 board wasn't likely to be one with tied times for #1 and #2. But Lutz and EWQM. did it and both submitted exactly the same 74.83 Shocked!
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Reply #1 - Dec 6th, 2015 at 8:41pm
 
@Stephan: Perhaps a bit late, but sorry for stole you an opportunity to win another T Embarrassed, i just couldn't resist... Smiley

My goal on T3 was to get a sub_6s, and of course, i used the infamous hexx' Int strategy slightly modified Wink. Slightly because i cleaned up 2 rows at the same time in order to save clicks. Therefore i was able to finish a "16 3bv" board in just 12 clicks Shocked in a grid that could be solved in 10 as best scenario.

The part i enjoyed the most was the last one, the conjoined 211 paterns solved amazingly in just 2 clicks. Cool

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Reply #2 - Dec 6th, 2015 at 11:34pm
 
@Lutz: Congrats on winning T4. What was your strategy for that board? I couldn't really figure out how to play it as fast as I would have wanted to. Starting with a solvable edge, playing FL for the most part and then switching to NF or Blue Face near the end seemed to be promising but after the 74 I had too much else to do.

@hexx: Congrats on winning T3 (and thanks for "stealing" a point from Stephan). Nymike and I usually refer to the way you seemed to have played T3 as "half hexx" as the main focus is on clearing the outer rows or columns first whereas "hexx strategy" on int means starting by solving the whole outer circle.
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Reply #3 - Dec 7th, 2015 at 10:13am
 
Thank you, EWQM. I didn't have a real strategy. Since I am not capable of switching playing styles during a game I just flagged and tried to be as fast and accurate as possible. Maybe a 70.xx would've been possible for me following that approach but I busted several promising boards.
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Reply #4 - Dec 7th, 2015 at 4:37pm
 
@hexx: It's always frustrating when I finally manage to beat EWQM. and Lutz (what is a very rare event, indeed), and then, you come along out of nowhere and beat me Angry. And even worse, this nice board was to be played in a week where I was on vacation from Friday, so I needed to play in less comfortable environment than I do usually Cry. But anyway, congratulations to a famous time! Your 5.97 video is almost too fast for me to follow Undecided.

@EWQM.: No fear, you will easily win the season as long as you seriously play. There are too few boards out there on which I am still competitive.
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Reply #5 - Dec 20th, 2015 at 11:44pm
 
Nymike pointed out some interesting trivia to me yesterday afternoon:

He was wondering whether I was holding, since it was quite a while since I last finished a tournament outside of division 1's top3. I just check via Stephan's awesome statistics tables for the tournaments and it turns out that S70T6 ended a streak of 81 tournament submissions that resulted in top3 finishes in division 1. I also checked how long Stephan's, Hexx', Lutz' and Maruda's longest such streaks were. Found none above 50.
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Reply #6 - Dec 21st, 2015 at 5:34pm
 
@EWQM.: I was really surprised (Shocked) when I got the T results and saw you ending in #4 (besides the large surprise that hexx didn't beat my latest submission Wink).

81 top3 finishes in a row is an awesome performance. But you had only 7 of 16 submissions in S67+S68, so this statistics is a bit incomplete Cheesy. My current streak is 94 submissions in a row, without having missed any tournament, and always ended at least top5 (even in vacation weeks Undecided).

Of course, 94 submissions is still ridiculously low, by the way. So far, the most continuous submissions achieved:
382      Nikolaj (from S3/T8 till S51/T5 (!))
369      Qetuth
354      Caren
307      Maruda
297      EWQMinesweeper
218      Dragon
172      Manuel Heider
168      BoBo
165      Lutz Guenther
152      Stephan Bechtel

We should do even more statistics, shouldn't we?!


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Reply #7 - Dec 27th, 2015 at 10:07pm
 
@EWQM.:

Got this one: https://youtu.be/LOTpeGjncLQ Roll Eyes and no more playing this week Undecided...
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Reply #8 - Dec 27th, 2015 at 11:02pm
 
@hexx: As always amazing. Why no more playing for you this week? I think 45ish times might be possible on this board.
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Reply #9 - Jan 3rd, 2016 at 9:36am
 
EWQM., you were right Wink - even sub-45 was possible. And congratulations for winning another season Cool, with a large gap to all further competitors.
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Reply #10 - Jan 8th, 2016 at 9:37pm
 
Stephan my friend, i have a different opinion!?

The EWQM.'s "large gap" you are talking about is the result of intense and compulsive use of "steroids" Sad. That's why EWQM. can built "large gaps", "sub-45s" and "whatever he wants" so easily Tongue.

Otherwise it you be much harder, if not impossible, for him to fulfill his "whatever he wants" goals, and you would have a few more T seasons and many more T wins in your portfolio....
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Reply #11 - Jan 9th, 2016 at 12:43am
 
@Stephan: Thanks! I almost forgot to play last saturday evening, for some reason thinking I still had another day left. Luckily it didn't take too long to get a board that allowed for a fast time. I wouldn't exactly call 7 points a large gap for winning 5 out of 8 boards. Without hexx' involvement it would have only been 6 points and T5 and T8 have been close calls.

I also expect S71 to become an even closer competition as I won't be able to play (as) much (as usual).

@hexx: Cheesy It's just hundreds and hundres of hours of practice and yet your records on 3 of the 4 standard levels and most tournament board beat mine.
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Reply #12 - Jan 9th, 2016 at 9:12am
 
@EWQM.: An intense race will be an advantage for Lutz. I for my own person don't think I can compete. With 1-2 hours of playing each week, I'm just too less trained to compete with the times of Lutz, hexx, and you (at least on bigger boards).

Even if you won't "play (as) much (as usual)", I guess, S71 will be the season where you manage to get #1 in all-time T podiums. After S70, the ranking looks like this:
1. Stephan 127-162-115
2. EWQM. 125-73-52
3. hexx 112-49-14
4. Maruda 77-97-102

So, you only need a 3-0, 4-1 or 5-2 result vs. myself to jump onto #1.

7 points finally IS a large gap. Why? After six Ts in S70, I had been back only 2 points (that would have been a tight final gap), but unfortunately, the Christmas T (where I needed to play during vacation) had a large grid, bad for me and no chance to win this T.

@hexx: I am happy with my situation and won't complain Cool. EWQM. is much younger than I am, and - with one well-known Portuguese exception Wink - mostly youngers beat the older ones.
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Reply #13 - Jan 13th, 2016 at 9:29pm
 
@Stephan: The issue of age sounds a bit of excuse. This game is all about motivation Smiley.

Im motivated to play but can't do it every week, therefore i play just for fun. My goal for current T is a sub-4s Roll Eyes, so my 3.99s is good enough and it will be final score. Wink

Allow me to presume you will score between 3.20s and 3.40s and EWQM. will win/beat you (if he plays as much as usual...) making something between 3.10s and 3.30s Shocked. It's so funny to see EWQM. beating you sistematically but he avoids to overtake my best scores (3.01s for this T board).
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Reply #14 - Jan 17th, 2016 at 5:43pm
 
@hexx:
- This game is all about motivation, you might be right. But when I was student, my motivation to play PC games was definitely higher than nowadays Smiley.
- Thank you for 3.99 being your final score, this helped myself a lot. I tried to reach your presumption, but failed with a final 3.51. Luckily, EWQM. did obviously not find as much time as usually Wink.
- About all-time bests: I first try to reach my own all-time bests, but mostly do not get them. Last appearance of T2 grid was about six years ago, so with my current mouse and laptop equipment, I'm not capable to beat my own times (and not even yours, of course).
- You had never submitted a time for T3 grid by now, in four appearances. I presume you'll beat Harryck's 3.70 with a sub-3 Huh.

PS: Thank you, EWQM., for not submitting a faster time in T2 Cool.
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Reply #15 - Jan 19th, 2016 at 11:49pm
 
@Stephan:
-Currently my motivation for Speedcubing is much higher than for Nonosweeper.
-Even if I had had more time to play, I'm just not cut out for these boards. you and hexx are way too fast.
-If you had beaten my time on S70T5 or T8 and had taken first place, our total difference would have been only 3 points instead of 7. If you had beaten me on both boards, you could have won the season.
-S71T3 is again not my kind of board. I'm lucky that my current time required only a few minutes of playing. (Played maybe 15 minutes on sunday and 10 minutes tonight)

@hexx: I never really felt motivated to beat all-time bests for tournament boards. Half of them are too fast for me to bother with anyway.
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Reply #16 - Jan 21st, 2016 at 6:37pm
 
@EWQM.:
- Speedcubing is fascinating - at least for me who is only able to solve a cube within 1-2 minutes Grin.
- In S70T5, I wasn't at home on Saturday, otherwise I'm sure that I had beaten at least my own bests.
- In S70T8, my 44 already was a lucky punch (with 51 as second-best Embarrassed). So, unlikely to get another one with sub-43.
- 4.43 in S71T3 is not a bad time. Believe that I didn't check the current ranking before but then was surprised when uploading my 4.42 Shocked.
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Reply #17 - Jan 31st, 2016 at 11:02pm
 
@Stephan:

About T3: Couldn't play on T3, but why should i beat Harryck's 3.70s if such score is ...hmmm Angry... let's say Sad..."running faster than cheetah" Tongue Tongue Tongue
Anything related to Harryck Repse, namely his standard levels records and many (if not all!!!) T submissions, is all about cheat and cheat and CHEAT AND ....SHIT Lips Sealed
Anyway, i'm now playing T3 in a custom board with 5.08s as best score for the moment. Perhaps i can make a 4.70s or so. The 3.70s is beyond Harryck's real capacity. Undecided

About T4: With my 4.66s Shocked i saved you 1 point in your Season 71 quest, i hope you win it Wink. As always i've the vid. If you wanna see it please let me know. Smiley
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Reply #18 - Feb 6th, 2016 at 2:37pm
 
@hexx: Thank you for the 4.66 in S71/T4 Wink. The 1 point could be decisive, we never know before.
But as the board types I'm good on are mostly already passed in T71, maybe EWQM. (or Lutz as well) will caught up the gap.
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Reply #19 - Feb 28th, 2016 at 7:15pm
 
Thanks to EWQM. for not playing as much as usual Cheesy. It was the first time that I could win a season which included tournaments that took place during January Shocked.
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Reply #20 - Apr 3rd, 2016 at 3:25pm
 
Hi Nono players! It looks like it will be a historical season: EWQM. is about to win all eight tournaments within one season - five of eight are already completed, and no players in sight who might beat him.

Btw, after this fifth T, EWQM. has 132 first ranks in div1, with myself (131) and hexx (112) behind. This means, EWQM. is the most successful player in Nono T history Shocked! Congratulations!
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Reply #21 - Apr 4th, 2016 at 6:06am
 
Nooooo i could have improved my time for t5 a whole bunch but i forgot all about it yesterday ;_;
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Reply #22 - Apr 24th, 2016 at 11:35am
 
@EWQM.: Sorry! The 64 points for winning all eight tournaments of one season were as near as never before, I think.

But finally, tiny 0.03 seconds and a very easy board Embarrassed determined that you "just" tie the current record of 62 points - held by hexx (seasons 9, 14, and 26) and Maruda (season 28).

Despite of missing the 8 wins sweep, 7-1-0-0-0-0-0-0 is a personal best for you in division 1. And 8-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 will follow, I'm quite sure as it is permanently getting harder (at least for me) to beat your times.

@Lutz, Sam and others: I'm counting on you to keep the competition interesting Wink.
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Reply #23 - Sep 25th, 2016 at 5:38pm
 
@EWQM.: You wrote:
got 23.36 in S75T7 in literally the first game I completed, 0.85s faster than 2nd place https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFPm_LV3HW0

Might have been 0.85s faster than my time at that point, but your current 23.02 is still 1.56s slower than my 21.46. Expect you to submit your sub19 on Saturday evening Wink
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Reply #24 - Sep 25th, 2016 at 11:41pm
 
I never met anybody on this site in person, but I have corresponded with Fritz on facebook since early 2009 when my daughter was born, and for about a 5 year stretch the guy was a madd man.  He had hard time breaking 40 seconds on minesweeper, he broke 50 seconds thousands and thousands of times, before finally succeeding, and proceeded to break 40 seconds over 100 times.  He mentioned he organized minesweeper tournaments in Munich, what he didn't tell you that he put out hundreds of euros of his own money to host and pay for hostel so players can afford to come.  Nobody had more passion for the shit than him.  Btw nobody noticed, and there are no posts about Fritz breaking long standing Mallet mania record, but it was done too.
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Reply #25 - Sep 25th, 2016 at 11:58pm
 
Minor correction to Mike's post: I paid for the internet cafe in 2010 where we played the Minesweper and Nonosweeper tournaments. I also paid for the youth hostel but the guys who stayed there paid me that money back.

About 40 seconds barrier: What is called sub40 in Minesweeper actually means times faster than 39.00 seconds. Breaking sub40 took me over a year and in total I got close to 80 sub40s. The count for actual solves below 40 seconds is well above 100 though.

More trivia: throughout mostof my active time in Minesweeper I played 3 hours and more every day. That means over 20 hours every week, for a while even over 30 hours. Now imagine what happens if you stop playing minesweeper and instead focus on Nonosweeper. Hint: S57 and onwards.
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Reply #26 - Sep 30th, 2016 at 12:27am
 
Stephan wrote on Sep 25th, 2016 at 5:38pm:
@EWQM.: You wrote:
got 23.36 in S75T7 in literally the first game I completed, 0.85s faster than 2nd place https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFPm_LV3HW0

Might have been 0.85s faster than my time at that point, but your current 23.02 is still 1.56s slower than my 21.46. Expect you to submit your sub19 on Saturday evening Wink


@Stephan/all: 20.18 just a few minutes after losing a potential sub20 on the last click. Well, my strategy is pretty obvious from these videos, so what are yours?

Video of the 20.18 is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBdbpZ3GKx8
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Reply #27 - Sep 30th, 2016 at 4:46pm
 
Mine is the same Wink. Just not managed to get one of the easier games (with rare guessing patterns) in fast click time till the end.
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Reply #28 - Oct 7th, 2016 at 7:57pm
 
@Stephan (Athos): With 13.00s you are about to win T8 and season 75 as well.
You "Athos" almost tied your int best score! ("Aramis" with 14.18s by now, possibly broke is int best score!!!!!)
Seeing "Porthos" and "Aramis" playing T under the rule "1.3x speedup" (or even more) is one thing, they are just kids!
Seeing YOU "Athos" playing the same way is unbelievable. You aren't a kid anymore! You belong to my generation (i'm 41). You have wife and eventually Kids. Is it really necessary to play that way?

YOU "Athos" are not the Stephan i used to know on standard levels!
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Reply #29 - Oct 7th, 2016 at 9:32pm
 
@hexx:
I don't care about winning T8, but will be lucky to win S75 as it's a hard competition to win a season.

And I really don't understand your problem. You are referring to my int score. S75/T8 has in common absolutely nothing with playing int level. A player of S75/T8 needs to see quickly which squares need to be opened. There are 800 squares, of them 777 mines. So one needs to find 23 squares. For my 13.00, I needed 22 clicks as there were two coherent non-mine squares. If the other squares have a good distribution on the grid, you can open two squares per second, which would result in a sub13.

The video of the 13.00 (showing replay etc. directly after finishing the game) is available here:
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But why comparing with int level? I didn't play int level for ages. My best int times are from 2007/2008. My last 12 was achieved in 2011. Why should I waist time with standard level when my goal is to collect points for winning a season? So, each week, I (aged 39) practice the current T board during a few hours, nothing else, so I usually get some improvement until reaching my personal limit. --> Nothing magic, nothing musceteery, just focusing on T boards.

Am tired now, physically and emotionally.
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Reply #30 - Nov 27th, 2016 at 10:22am
 
@Maruda: 12x12/45 in S76/T8, that's your favourite grid, isn't it? It's been a long time since we played it for the last time, in fact it was in February 2006 (!).

@EWQM./Lutz: For both of you, it's likely the first time to play this board. I can honestly say this is one of the boards I hate most Angry, so good luck for you Wink. On the one hand, I find it quite difficult to finish without guessing (if even possible), on the other hand, if one gets a good grid, very fast times are possible. It's somehow similar to T7, so fight for the season win, I won't be able to keep my current position.
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Reply #31 - Dec 1st, 2016 at 12:11am
 
If Lutz wins S76/T8, I finish 2nd and you finish 3rd, we would all finish the season with 50 points.

It's more than likely that S76 will set a new record for the 3rd place in division 1 with the most points. So far we had 46 points in S15, S43, S49, S72 and S73.

S72 saw the top 3 getting a combined 151 points with only Sam taking a 3rd place away from Lutz. In S73 we got 150 points and there's a chance we might get 150 points again this season.

About S76/T7: Got a very lucky board, wouldn't mind never seeing it again as a tournament board.^^

About S76/T8: Why would you even try playing without a few unforced guesses? I got a few mid 40s within a reasonable amount of time on monday before I got that 38.

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Reply #32 - Dec 1st, 2016 at 6:42pm
 
50 for the three of us would be funny, even if I have the highest total and finish in #3 then. 46 will be topped, I'll fight for #3 in T8 Smiley.

Of course, I try my best. And I already got a 48.89, my first sub-50 on 12x12/45 is more than 10 seconds below my previous personal best Cheesy. However, I still do not like a board where unforced guessing is helpful to be fast.
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Reply #33 - Dec 4th, 2016 at 11:48am
 
Well, that was hard work. I did not even realize that I might have a chance to win the season until I read your posts. Then I got motivated. Wink

Unforced guessing can turn a good board into an excellent one, I think. So I use this strategy frequently (only at the beginning and only two or three times, of course).

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Reply #34 - Dec 6th, 2016 at 9:19pm
 
Good work, Lutz, and congratulations for winning your 2nd season. Knowing about the possibility to win and really achieving the necessary time to win are two pairs of shoes Smiley.

50:50:50 sounds tight, but it wasn't. Lutz' total of 513.10 seconds was more than six seconds lower than EWQM.'s (519.74). I was far away (563.88) as I lost a lot of time on the bigger boards.

Lutz has also the lowest average rank (2.0), as he achieved 50 points in S76 despite of benefitting least from the 8 points for winning a tournament such as EWQM./Stephan ( rank 2.13 for those two) did.

Btw, this is my 350th post in this forum. Seems to be the time for even numbers Cheesy, as I just found out to have reached 450 podiums (distributed 150-170-130 Cool) in Nono tournaments since season 4.
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Reply #35 - Dec 9th, 2016 at 9:32pm
 
Congrats Lutz! That was an amazing comeback in T8 and I likely the first time ever that someone jumped from 3rd to 1st place in division 1 in the last tournament.
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Reply #36 - Feb 27th, 2017 at 9:47pm
 
@Stephan, Lutz: What happened last week in S78T4?

My strategy was to solve top and bottom row and then columns from left to right, which with a slightly lucky board quickly lead to a 36. What was your strategy?
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Reply #37 - Mar 3rd, 2017 at 3:31pm
 
I didn't really know how to handle that board so I was quite happy with my 54.04. Just tried your strategy and got a 61.45 ... seems that I'm just too slow.^^
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Reply #38 - Mar 13th, 2017 at 6:57pm
 
@EWQM.: About S78T4 (sorry, I didn't see the post earlier Embarrassed) - if I remember right, I solved the outer rows/columns first, and then as well columns from left to right. But I'm way too slow on unusual sizes like 17 and 13, as I'm not familiar with the patterns then. I had never beaten your 36 Shocked, so I stopped when reaching my possible personal limit Wink
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Reply #39 - Mar 24th, 2017 at 9:07pm
 
@Stephan: Congrats on winning S78. I won't have time to play tomorrow as I won't be home before 22:00 after attending a speedcubing competition in Schwandorf. (Not that I would have a chance against you on this kind of board anyways Wink )
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Reply #40 - Mar 25th, 2017 at 4:59pm
 
T8 doesn't end at 22:00 CET, I think, so you still have the chance to do a night highscore Cheesy. I must admit that I don't hate this kind of board Roll Eyes, but that wouldn't help anything if you get a good grid.
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Reply #41 - Mar 26th, 2017 at 9:32am
 
@EWQM.: Thank you, I'm really happy that me old man is still able to be competitive in some grids and that I could win this season Cool.
Good luck for you on day 2 at the Schwandorf Open!
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Reply #42 - Apr 9th, 2017 at 11:15pm
 
Here's the 15.76 I just got for S79T3. Nice board, probably won't even bother trying to beat this during the rest of the week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VXsx_wa0bM

@Stephan: Thanks. You can expect at least 6 more saturdays this year where I won't have any time to play at all. Cheesy
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Reply #43 - Apr 23rd, 2017 at 8:26am
 
@Lutz: Congrats for obviously having finished S79/T4 more than once Shocked.
I fought very hard until I could finish a single board. And it was the only one, all before had been lost with less than 60% of the grid solved. So, I'm very lucky with #2 Cool, was about to give up.
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Reply #44 - Apr 23rd, 2017 at 9:15am
 
Thank you, Stephan. Smiley This was one of my favorite T boards ever since I play Nonosweeper. I spent at least 25-30 hours, solving ~ 15 boards (Chronic also uploaded three or more times).

I think a sub 200 should be possible but it's very hard to stay highly focussed for more than three minutes.

Unfortunately, I'm not competitive on boards like we have this week. So good luck for T5!
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Reply #45 - Apr 24th, 2017 at 5:32pm
 
Congratulations Lutz, Stephan and Chronic. This was probably the hardest tournament board ever (that was solved and didn't get replaced by a different board).

I got to 40 or less mines several times but then either had to guess or lost because of my own mistakes.
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Reply #46 - Apr 24th, 2017 at 6:10pm
 
@EWQM.: I was about to suggest replacement Wink, but as Lutz had already submitted a time, this wouldn't have been fair anymore Smiley. I also lost some games on my own mistakes or forced guesses...

@Lutz: 25 hours is huge, I spent about 5 in three "sessions". 15 boards is incredible. Very good job, you more than deserve this T win! And I knew I am not at all competitive on these boards Wink
About T5: low 11 is already competitive Angry, I need to play more often again to beat this. Let's see what Sunday says.
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Reply #47 - Apr 24th, 2017 at 6:45pm
 
@Stephan: Mike asked my on sunday whether I thought we should ask for a replacement. I said let's wait until Tuesday and see if Lutz can solve it. I was quite motivated to complete a board but didn't have a lot of time to play Nonosweeper last week. I suppose I spent around 3 hours on T4 and most likely won't spend any more time on T5.
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Reply #48 - Apr 24th, 2017 at 8:49pm
 
This was the winning board: https://youtu.be/tR1X2VC6vRg
No guessing involved, I think.

My strategy was to only solve boards with at least three scattered mine-free columns (those appeared quite often) and some high numbers somewhere on the right.
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Reply #49 - Apr 30th, 2017 at 9:39am
 
@all: If you have problems in playing S79/T6 as the software announces "Tournament info is up-to-date", you can update the T code manually. Use http://nonosweeper.com/cgi-bin/tourncode.cgi and update the T code and the closure date in %appdata%\Nonosweeper\Nonosweeper.ini.
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