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Challenge (contest): How fast chips wear down?

Discussion in 'ChipTalk Contests and Tournaments' started by Puggy, May 13, 2011.

  1. Puggy

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    Challenge (contest): How fast chips wear down? UPDATED!

    C'mon in guys! Immunity, back up for grabs!
    Today's challenge will test your ability to evaluate how fast chips wear down, while shuffling them.

    I have had a PCA headsup set in the case in picture below at work for a couple of months now.

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    I have shuffled them every day, 14 chip at a time since I got them. I have 110 chips in the set. At first only 104 chips fit in loosely. With 106 chips the lid did not shut. Now 106 chips fit in perfectly and the lid will close nicely. Four more chips to go, two of each side.

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    Your challenge is to put the right date to this thread, when the chips will be so thin, that all 110 chips will fit in the case. You can only guess once and you can't edit your post afterwards. If you do, you will be eliminated from the challenge.

    To make it more difficult to predict, when they will fit in, I will take a shuffling break from next Monday to mid-August, only to be able to shuffle them every now and then between these dates. After mid-August, I will keep shuffling them continuously.

    OP Update: The last date to guess is August 21st 2011. After that I will add pics for every now and then about the progress.

    Want to know what you're playing for, besides immunity? This:

    reward.jpg

    A boxful of chip candy. What's in the box, I will not tell. Only the winner of the challenge can open the box, when she/he receives it. This will last long.

    Worth playing for? OK, let's get started.
    Survivors ready! GO!


    Update on July 5th 2012! After hard shuffling at work and removing the formed gunk and washing
    the chipes today, there's now 108 chipes in. Two more to go. Here's the pic
    of current status:

    HeadsUpSet.jpg

    And here are the guesses. Red ones are long gone, yellow ones are on danger zone and green ones are still good to go.

    mipevi March 10th 2012
    Payback May 13, 2012
    Mango January 26th 2012
    ChipNewb February 26th 2012
    albie 14th June 2012
    jbutler16 13 jan 2012
    SILKS POKER ROOM banned
    Captn_All_In May 30th 2012
    Krafticus 1/3 (January 3) in the year 2012
    brains613 June 13th, 2012
    DemonJester May 10th 2012
    pltrgyst October 20, 2013
    chinx0r May 19 2012
    chipshippie 18.08.2012
    BGinGA December 22, 2012
    Wsievern September 1st, 2012

    cdnmoose Jul 1 2012
    MGM GRAND 3/15/12
    tonypap Nov 6, 2011
    noelsarchs June 21, 2013
    legend November 7, 2011
    monkeydog November 8, 2011
    AceOnRiver February 17th 2012
    w00zie 6th of February, 2012
    xxmorjo November 13, 2011
    jake_rrr Jan. 22, 2012
    ttttubby November 23 2011
    AKA_Tattoo Feb 4, 2012
    robinnh december 19, 2013
    abby99 November 29, 2014
    Couga December 20th 2013

    Jhoov2412 1/14/12
     
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  2. mipevi

    mipevi Well-Known Member

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    March 10th 2012. Thanks for the contest! :)
     
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    I predict a year from now. May 13, 2012
     
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    13 jan 2012. thanks pug - happy shuffling! :happy:
     
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    When you give up and decide your never gonna get these worn down enough to fit all 110 i will let you know my address. :) Ive kinda done the same thing. had 3 sample sets. Pharaohs, nationals and th&c for 21 total. on first purchase didnt fit a rack. After a month of shuffling they fit sweet. After a few years more of shuffling they have hardly shrunk any more and all crosshatching is loooong gone.
    Goodluck though. Would be awesome to get your heads up set fitting sweet.
     
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    I'll take my oldest son's and my father's birthday ..

    1/3 (January 3) in the year 2012.

    Thanks for the contest Pasi

    Mark
     
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    Oh, why not. I'll bite... How about my birthday, June 13th, 2012...
     
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  13. Puggy

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    Keep 'em guesses coming in folks. I'm not gonna give the winner the flint like Jeff Probst would do, but here's some help for ya'll. Altough those are BCC's, they can give a little clue. Shuffled the chips on left for about a year, for every now and then, not all the time when possible. I was collecting my Inplays then, and those were my samples.

    BCC_and_Paulson_PP 033.jpg
     
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    October 20, 2013.

    Maybe you've invented new units of chip wear and chip grading here -- the "shuffle-month" or "shuffle-year."
     
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    This is a very funny contest Pug... 18.08.2012!
     
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    Of course, that's the day the world ends, but I figure the intense heat of the apocalypse will ensure that the (melted) chips will all fit in your (charred) case.

    Please post pr0n if you can.


    Note: I'm obviously more interested in winning immunity than the contents of your mystery box!
     
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    September 1st, 2012. Interesting contest - cool idea.
     
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