Thursday, October 28, 2010

Puzzle Championship Update: Ivana vs Zrinka & Weiß vs Hudák

Time for an update on Ivana Štiptová vs Future Mrs EK (a.k.a. Zrinka Kokot) in the World Puzzle Championships:

Now look closely at Zrinka. Do you see that cavernous valley? That's the lead she's opened up on Ivana, who was game for 5 or 6 rounds, but ultimately no match for Zrinka's ample talents.

And now, the Sax vs EK throwdown, otherwise known as Phillip Dweiß, er, Phillip Weiß vs Peter Hudák:

It seems Huuds was toying with Weiß through 10 rounds, then decided to turn on the gas. Thanks for playing, Phillip!

PS Here's Zrinka's facebook page. Note to Zrinka: if we're gonna be together forever one day, confirming my friend request already would be a good start...

Update: updated results show Weiß managed to bribe the judges to negate Round 10, which put him at 13th place, above Hudák (16th) in the final standings. Outrage! Two losses in one day. At least Zrinka (57th) beat Ivana (73rd).

19 comments:

Josh S. said...

"Now look closely at Zrinka. Do you see that cavernous valley?"

I see what you did there.

Steve Sax said...

Not to mention "her ample talents"

Steve Sax said...

Weiß Weiß Baby!

To the extreme, i rock a mike like a vandal
Light up a stage, and wax a chump like a candle

Dusty Baker said...

Oh no you didn't, Sax.

Eric Karros said...

Sax, I don't know if you've seen the types of puzzles they do at the WPC.

A different style than the SoSG PCS, or at least different than the puzzles I create. I couldn't make their type of puzzles, which seem to require mathematical and algorithmic-type competence, not fuzzy soft skills. Seems like the type Mr C or UBragg could create.

Dusty Baker said...

For god's sake, will someone go ahead and make an "Ivana tinkle" joke? You people are letting me down.

Eric Karros said...

FYI I am trying to establish contact with the World Puzzle Championship powers-that-be via a polite and flattering comment in their forum as the first concrete step in my pursuit of Zrinka.

I will keep you all posted on my progress, if any, and whether or not you are interested. Wish me luck.

MR. F said...

I think that linky is broky.

Eric Karros said...

Here's the link again.

Steve Sax said...

@EK 10:45a: Yeah, I saw the puzzle types. "Arithmetic Transformations?" That's so 1997. Martin Gardner even scoffs at those.

And "Elastic Bands"? Maybe for those guys' waistlines. Weak sauce.

Steve Sax said...

@EK 11:00 dude that is hilarious

Josh S. said...

EK, while you're waiting on that friend request, you should see about torrenting as many episodes of A Je To! as you can, so you have a conversation starter.

Steve Sax said...

I foresee a "Pat vs. Mat" competition in EK's future....

Eric Karros said...

Oh man, Josh, a je to is a-w-e-s-o-m-e. Could be what carries me through the off-season.

Any in it gets me with Zrinka is just gravy.

MR. F said...

You want to do what with Zrinka involving gravy?

MR. F said...

Speaking of fantasies...

I need to start a running back out of these two and drop one for a defense (mine is on a bye):

Brandon Jackson (@NYJ)
Jonathon Stewart (@StL)

Also, Ronnie Brown is available on waivers. Would he be worth a claim? I'd have to drop both (still need to get a defense)

MR. F said...

Ronnie Brown is @Cin.

Spanky said...

Ivana Zrinka Steel Reserve.

That's the best I can do at this moment, Tiquan.

Dusty Baker said...

Appreciate that, Spanky.