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Old 12-30-12, 12:27
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Oh, boo-hoo. Your unique picks aren't going to win you the game. A huge stroke of luck with getting the combination of as many of the best value for return riders will.

Any*****s, almost finalised my team. I've got 33 riders but 100-odd points to spare, so going to try and figure out who's the best to upgrade.
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Old 12-30-12, 12:34
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I don't know about that, Khatuntsev almost won it for me this year.
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7 invaluable points I'm sure.
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Oh, boo-hoo. Your unique picks aren't going to win you the game. A huge stroke of luck with getting the combination of as many of the best value for return riders will.

Any*****s, almost finalised my team. I've got 33 riders but 100-odd points to spare, so going to try and figure out who's the best to upgrade.
to play devil's advocate you could, however, lose to someone whose lucky combination includes a couple of riders they'd otherwise forgotten about, until they were hinted at or discussed. I know from my own experience that I wasn't intending to include a certain Slovenian rider last year until I saw people listing the nationalities of their teams.

Also discussion of a rider potentially means that rider is selected artificially more than might otherwise be the case, giving them more significance in the game than might otherwise be the case.

I understand there are others who think its not about finding the bargains but about picking the right bargains.

PS you gonna play the youth CQ game on velorooms?
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10 UK
6 Australia
4 France
3 USA
2 Italy
2 Belgium
1 Switzerland
1 Luxembourg
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1 Brazil
1 Denmark
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5 Olympic Golds
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6 Dutchmen, 4 Colombians, 3 Australians, 3 Italians, 3 Belgians, 2 Britons, 2 Frenchmen, 2 Norwegians, 2 Americans, 1 Slovenian, 1 Czech, 1 Luxembourger, 1 from Hong Kong and 1 Venezuelan.
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to play devil's advocate you could, however, lose to someone whose lucky combination includes a couple of riders they'd otherwise forgotten about, until they were hinted at or discussed. I know from my own experience that I wasn't intending to include a certain Slovenian rider last year until I saw people listing the nationalities of their teams.

Also discussion of a rider potentially means that rider is selected artificially more than might otherwise be the case, giving them more significance in the game than might otherwise be the case.

I understand there are others who think its not about finding the bargains but about picking the right bargains.

PS you gonna play the youth CQ game on velorooms?
I think the opposite is true, the more you talk about a rider the less significance he has as a variable. You still have to pick 32 other riders as well and someone just copypasta'ing others suggestions is already behind the eight ball and wont win. Those that do the research and pick the right 20-30 will win. With a lot of luck of course.

Oh, I don't know about any games elsewhere, I haven't been there in a long time. Only around here because I remembered this.
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I think the opposite is true, the more you talk about a rider the less significance he has as a variable. You still have to pick 32 other riders as well and someone just copypasta'ing others suggestions is already behind the eight ball and wont win. Those that do the research and pick the right 20-30 will win. With a lot of luck of course.

Oh, I don't know about any games elsewhere, I haven't been there in a long time. Only around here because I remembered this.
The more teams that look the same, the less interesting it is for me. With 33 riders on a team it's very unlikely that anyone will have identical teams but when a name like Rafael Valls gets hyped on this thread last year and ends up in 50 odd teams, I think that's daft (although not as daft as those who picked him )
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The more teams that look the same, the less interesting it is for me. With 33 riders on a team it's very unlikely that anyone will have identical teams but when a name like Rafael Valls gets hyped on this thread last year and ends up in 50 odd teams, I think that's daft (although not as daft as those who picked him )
Yeah. I'd be for relaxing the 33 rider limit for this reason. Larger teams would be more diverse than they are now, despite those over hyped riders.
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