1. This game was played in TWL, and the endgame was pretty cool IMO, but only because the game was played in TWL. I’d always thought the lack of words in TWL was purely restrictive from a gameplay perspective, but this example (and others that I saw during the NSC) shows that TWL really demands a more strategical game than SOWPODS. A pity that few, if any, players would want to play TWL games or tourneys here, but I’d certainly be willing to try if I ever stayed in the US or Thailand for long periods of time.
2. SA News is finally printing! Will be a thick edition that should be pretty decent reading! Problem is the next edition, though…
3. Singapore Open and Yew Tee Open will be just 1 week from each other! That’s 32 games in 2 weeks. And the date for Yew Tee, 20-21st November, is not too far away from Causeway and the WYSC (with its side tourney), so that’s a potential 100+ games in a month! Not for me though, since I won’t be in Premier…
4. The Last Word has always been something of limited interest (due to TWL) – this edition however features reports on the NSC and WPC, so pretty cool stuff this time.
1. “Geoblocking” – I was only able to catch Andrew Fisher’s first appearance on Letters and Numbers, though I would really have liked to see the others (and the episodes to follow). I’ve managed to bypass the BBC iPlayer filter, but I wasn’t able to get past this one – so I guess I won’t be able to play along with the episodes.
2. Mass running (and not being able to run the full distance) – shall not elaborate here.