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JamesJMH91

PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:18 am    Author: JamesJMH91    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...

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10 years ago, a big milestone occured as DoND celebrated it's 500th show, with a jacked up top prize of HALF A MILLION POUNDS on offer! The 'pilgrims' were all past contestants and DoND's, at the time, only quarter-millionaire, Laura was asked to pick the player out herself (which means the 500th player could've been someone who'd only just arrived)! :shock:

That however wasn't the case, and the player chosen by Laura was ANNIE, who had been on the wings for well over 20 shows. The game got underway and the first box, the VERY FIRST box was the £500,000! :shock: Everyone was shocked, Carol who revealed had a look on her face of "What the bloody hell just happened?!". Annie just laughed and said "Don't worry, it's just a normal game now!"

After that, the game struggled to get going, but she got £10k and an OPW. Though it was a pretty mediocre win for such a big occasion and a £500k special!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:47 am    Author: JamesJMH91    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...

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3 years ago, Billy had one of the worst trainwrecks ever. He turned down 6 joke offers and ended up with 10p, Box 23 didn't help things either as his winnings were halved to 5p :( The only offer worth ANY consideration in Billy's game was £1.23 at 2-box for comedy value!!

4 years ago, Irene continued the relentless run of mid-2013 caution as she dealt at £10k at an extra offer at 4-box, but unlike other people who were getting away with it at the time, Irene was punished in style and was left with a £35k/£75k finish, and had £75k on the table :twisted:

11 years ago, John had another total trainwreck game, where he had TEN blues and just £3k and £75k on the red side at 10-box!! :shock: :shock: He nearly turned things around, but sadly found the last remaining reds in the final round, and went away with £100 :(

The last 2 weeks of Season 1 after Nick M was a pretty bad run, first we had 3 people dealing too late, then too soon, the an 11-box deal that neither worked out perfectly nor was punished in style, a 1p win, and then a brief reprieve with a power-5 level OPW which still left people feeling unsatisfied! Then there was the final week which had 4 blue wins (including 2 more 1p winners), and even Chris and Naqiyah who won reasonable amounts, still undersold their boxes!!

Actually i just realised something spooky - In 2006, the 17th, 18th and 19th of July had 3 trainwrecks in a row, and in 2014, the 17th, 18th and 19th of July had three trainwrecks in a row!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:39 am    Author: JamesJMH91    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...

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3 years ago, Kelly played in one of the show's last themed weeks, the ideal summer specials, and had an unlucky game where she played to the end and won £5 from her box, which was then halved to £2.50 as box 23 didn't help things either :(

4 years ago, Ste waited 31 shows for his game and came to the table dressed as Iggy Pop as it was the first of the Dealfest specials. Unfortunately, there was no end in sight for the relentless run of extreme caution and poor offers, as Ste dealt at £14k at 8-box with £15k, £35k, £75k AND £250k still higher :smt019 :smt011 However, it was his highest offer and the £35k being in Ste's box was the only thing stopping it being an OPW.

Seriously, what WAS wrong with the players in the second half of 2013? Even when players had strong boards, people were just becoming too scared of playing of playing beyond 8-box, undervalued boards were going unrecognised left right and centre and it was just becoming EXTREMELY repetitive and predictable with poor offers, at least half the wings giving cautious advice and telling the players "how generous the offers were", and the players predictably dealing. It's like they'd all been brainwashed backstage before the start of each show :smt009


5 years ago, Mark De Sousa become DoND's unluckiest player EVER. At 9-box, he had 10 blues/£5k, then 9 blues at 9-box, his highest offer was just £199, and at the end, the banker offered Mark a special gamble - if he won the higher amount by opening his box, he'd win a family holiday, but if he won the lower amount, he would win ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. He took the gamble and the lower amount was revealed in his box, meaning poor old Mark went home with SQUAT and officially became DoND's all-time unluckiest player :shock: :cry:

6 years ago, Barnaby had a comparably better game by being the last player of the season. He won £15,000 by opening his box after being forced to the end by a SWAP-only 2-box offer and scored an OPW!

Before 2011 and after 2014, no one else played on this date due to summer breaks, and whenever DoND went off to a summer break, the last show of the season was no later than July 25.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:23 am    Author: JamesJMH91    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...

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So it's been 5 years since the 2000th show and possibly the most reckless £50k win in the history of the show :shock:


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