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 Tomato Picker May / June: Shock! i.hope again 
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Post Re: Tomato Picker 6/14: Tag opens with 60
Yeah, which will mean he's won all three games this year ... his best performance since records began! We are not getting BETTER, we are getting WORSE! Is there any point in continuing? If this game proved anything, it's that i.hope is the best. What else is left to discover?


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I'm still left a bit dumbfounded about what happened in 2016 when Jack Sparrow outplayed i.hope.


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Post Re: Tomato Picker 6/14: Tag opens with 60
I checked and it was a close year, Sparrow won the year by 5pts only!! Which Groucho ended up 3rd with only 9pts after i.hope...

Sparrow's win might need to come with an asterisk, i.hope predicted late for the May/June game of that year and got the worst score on 11 films, of course he still only finished 21pts from the top in that game.


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Post Re: Tomato Picker 6/14: Tag opens with 60
Isn't it also game over for the entire year? i.hope is 300 points ahead of 2nd place. That's never going to be made up ... unless he misses the rest of the year OR adopts the Algren style of play. :funny:


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Post Re: Tomato Picker 6/14: Tag opens with 60
So, there is still one record he could break this year. In 2015, he won 4 out of 6 games. So far this year he's won 3. Could we stop him from equaling and/or surpassing his 2015 record?

Most likely he'll just win every game this year. ;)


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Post Re: Tomato Picker 6/14: Tag opens with 60
July-August is traditionally i.hope strongest so it's likely he's going to be the first and only player in the history of the game to win 4 straight in a year.
Sept-Oct however has been his weakest game, he's only been able to win that once, in 2015.

And yeah his yearly advantage at the moment is just crazy, I don't think we've ever seen anyone being this good in any "sport" ever. Maybe Schumacher...Armstrong did on steroids...hmm...is i.hope perhaps using some kind of "banned" algorithm program to get to his predictions. Can we get Robert Mueller on this case?


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Post Re: Tomato Picker 6/14: Tag opens with 60
At this point, it's more likely that i.hope wins the remaining three games this year than any other player winning just one of the remaining games. That's how dominant he is.


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Post Re: Tomato Picker 6/14: Tag opens with 60
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Isn't it also game over for the entire year? i.hope is 300 points ahead of 2nd place. That's never going to be made up ... unless he misses the rest of the year OR adopts the Algren style of play. :funny:


The game is now "Who will be in second place?"

Unless i.hope drops out or really messes up...

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Post Re: Tomato Picker 6/14: Tag opens with 60
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At this point, it's more likely that i.hope wins the remaining three games this year than any other player winning just one of the remaining games. That's how dominant he is.


Winning the grand slam would be my dream. ;)


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Here is one strategy I use in this game: don't go the extremes (< 10 or > 90) unless I'm sure of it (supported by research). I think that contributes to the consistency in the scores.

Another strategy is I put films in types and genres. Certain types/genres have certain patterns in scores.


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That's not a bad tip, but most do that anyway, I think. It's only me that uses the extremes, and the <10 is more damaging than the >90. In all honesty, I find it fun giving a shit film 5%. Don't truly care if I'm wrong. Willing to take the risk in the event that I'm right. Problem is, I don't usually just do it for one film per game. So for me to get a good score, so many films have to get extreme scores, and that never happens. Despite knowing this, I still play that way.

Putting films in certain genres seems like a bit too much work. Probably why you're doing well. You're willing to put the work in. But don't we all categorise them into genres anyway? Just as a natural way of predicting? Maybe not as clearly as making an Excel sheet and doing it, but just on-the-fly as we predict. I know I do. If it's a comedy, I know it ain't going to get 80% or more unless it's also an independent.


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Post Re: Tomato Picker 6/14: Tag opens with 60
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Algren wrote:
At this point, it's more likely that i.hope wins the remaining three games this year than any other player winning just one of the remaining games. That's how dominant he is.


Winning the grand slam would be my dream. ;)


If it happens this year, the game shouldn't run next year.


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Post Re: Tomato Picker 6/14: Tag opens with 60
Algren wrote:
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Algren wrote:
At this point, it's more likely that i.hope wins the remaining three games this year than any other player winning just one of the remaining games. That's how dominant he is.


Winning the grand slam would be my dream. ;)


If it happens this year, the game shouldn't run next year.


Or maybe i.hope should bow out as the Reigning Champion and we can see if anyone can beat his record. :thumbsup:

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Nah it just shouldn't run.


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And of course i.hope get Sicario 2 right...damnit...

And Uncle Drew's got 2 bad, 2 good now...how close is he with his 45 again there too :tears:

With the dropping of Boundaries I was getting close to competing again...but just fuhgeddaboudit


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Yeah. It might all depend on Uncle Drew's score, but it looks like an i.hope win.


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Right. So when's this shitshow over?


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Right. So when's this shitshow over?


Was away for the weekend. Final numbers soon.

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Congrats (again) to the reigning champion i.hope!

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