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Deal or No Deal is enjoyed my millions of viewers daily, where the contestants battle with The Banker to try and win a jackpot of £250,000. Here at donduk you will find full daily reports of each show, as well Deal or No Deal news and specials. Deal or No Deal although initially appearing very simple in format of just opening a few boxes for the chance to win some big money prizes, actually has some potentially complex decisions to be made at points throughout the show, the contestants occasionally try complex or simple gameplay in an attempt to give them an edge in beating the Banker.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Alan's Game Report

Hey pilgrims, Adie here for your Tuesday report on this hot ‘n’ muggy US Independence Day.

Noel’s in a casual mood, in black short-sleeved shirt & jeans, as he mysteriously whispers his welcome to today’s game, and gives us a quick recap of Paul’s game yesterday, reminding us that “funny and money” can go together, and that the game went from “side-splitting to wallet-splitting” by Paul showing the courage to ignore the advice of his peers and just carry on, winning £32,000 in the process…

Pointedly avoiding any independence day puns (I'd have gone for “Let’s see who’s going to try and make The Banker independent of his cash!”), Noel introduces us to today’s contestant… ALAN! Clearly a popular choice, he gets a big cheer from his fellow players and makes his way to the “Crazy Chair” with Box 15 in hand…

Alan’s a firefighter from Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, and immediately takes the opportunity to remind The Banker of Matt, the last fireman to play who took away £35,000 for his trouble… Alan’s a proud member of Blue Watch, engaged to Carol who’s in the audience today, and has photos of his daughter Siobhan in her witch’s trick-or-treat outfit and accepting her first swimming certificate. Noel says that as a fireman Alan will be showing determination and courage, but won’t be reckless. Alan adds that he’s a believer in fate and destiny, that he just wants a good game, and will be picking his numbers at random, so with a cheery “let’s give it some!”, Noel does the housekeeping and we’re off!

ROUND 1
Box 21 (Sue) - £1, and instant cheers!
Box 10 (Connell, “a fellow Forest fan”) - £15,000, and some reluctant applause at Alan’s insistence…
Box 1 (Linda, the last of the group who began playing with Alan) - £75,000, and sharp intakes of breath from the audience…
Box 22 (Lance, who’s in “top hole” from today) - £10,000
Box 12 (Sally) - £250, and big cheers to finish the round!

Not a bad round, but losing one of the “Power 5” is bound to hurt. While waiting for the call, Alan tells us he used to be a member of Red Watch and thinks of himself as “a decision maker.” When the call comes, Noel reminds The Banker of yesterday‘s “massive victory” for Paul, and in turn hears of The Banker’s fitful night’s sleep, scared that this fireman would be another “Banker Assassin” (another clue if any were needed that The Banker gets advance notice of each day’s contestant.) The offer is £6,000, which Alan describes as “nice” but rejects immediately…

ROUND 2
Box 6 (Sharon) - 10p and much cheering,
Box 8 (Roy, had the £250,000 yesterday, so can’t have it today, and sure enough) - £10, and after the break…
Box 4 (Giorgio) - £250,000 – oooooooooohhh!! I’m sure it’s an illusion, but the £250,000 seems to pop up immediately after a break far more often than it should…

Oh well, the £100,000 is still there, “enough to buy some curtains” says Alan’s fiancée Carol, and when The Banker calls, he agrees that it is indeed “curtains for Alan” (a good line, be honest!), but contrary to all expectations actually raises the offer to £7,800 – has that ever happened before? The offer is meant to encourage Alan to go, but it’s an instant “No Deal” and we’re into…

ROUND 3
Box 16 (Lynda) - £50,000, but “the £100,000 is still there!”
Box 3 (John, likening this to the knockout stages of the World Cup) - £750
Box 5 (Debbie) – 1p, completely in keeping with her “Winner” T-shirt, and earning a big hug and a kiss from Alan for keeping him out of the 1p club phonebox…

Another big number has gone, but Noel’s sent into a flap (literally!) by The Banker hanging up the ‘phone without making an offer, as he’s so upset at Alan being so flippant about rejecting the previous offer! Of course The Banker rings back and Alan answers, happy to confirm to his workmates that there really is someone there, and that he sounds like Lance! While Alan offers advice on combating a chip-pan fire (can you picture The Banker eating chips?) Noel does a “nyah nyah nyah” to Blue Watch and is called “childish” by The Banker accordingly, who reverts back to the first offer of £6,000. Careful not to dismiss the offer out of hand, Alan calls it fair, but it’s still a quick “No Deal…”


ROUND 4
Box 18 (Paul) - 50p
Box 2 (Monica) - £3,000 ("that's OK")
Box 11 (Mark) - after the break it looks as if Alan might change his mind, but sticks with Mark, though might wish he hadn't when the £35,000 is revealed.

Alan still has the £100,000 and £20,000, so is still in good spirits while telling us that he met his future wife in the bookies' where she works, a revelation which makes The Banker recalculate his original offer of £3,500 (another first?) and raise it back to £7,800, giving Alan "one more chance" to take that amount and go home. Carol rattles off some impressive odds which gives Alan the courage to say "No Deal" to the "very kind" offer...

ROUND 5
Box 9 (Lindsay) - £100,000, and only some “pity applause” to comfort Alan,
Box 13 (Vic, feeling lucky) - £5,000
Box 14 (Buddy) - £50
The offer comes quickly, with a warning from The Banker that “it may not sound like a lot, but it’s generous”… £2,400, not bad for just £20,000, £1,000 and 3 blues left on the board. He has a 40% chance of getting through the next round with the £20,000 intact, but he makes the quick decision to… DEAL! It’s still a lot of money, something for the kids he says, and no-one can disagree… so all the numbers remaining are family birthdays – how would the rest of the game have gone?

(HYPOTHETICAL) ROUND 6
Box 20 (Nick) - £500
Box 17 (Pierre) - £20,000, to massed cheers from everyone, he made the right decision,
Box 19 (Chris) - £100

With only £1,000 and £5 left, Alan has already “beaten The Banker” by winning £2,400, and the offer of £400 is as academic as it gets, though Alan says he would have taken it, determined as he was not to walk away with a real pittance.

(HYPOTHETICAL) ENDGAME
Alan had the £1,000 in his box, the £5 was in Nighya’s final box, and he’s very happy about it, giving everyone a big “thanks guys” as his sign off.

Hardly a classic game, but Alan seems like a really nice guy who probably deserved more, and I think would have had the courage to go a long way if better numbers had come up, but the boxes never really gave him anything meaty to play with… he has no regrets, “you can only play the board you have,” and the £2,400 will pay for a holiday at least. Noel sends down Carol to give Alan a kiss, and that’s your Tuesday game! See you next week gang, keep the faith and “NO DEAL!”

Alan won £2,400.

3 comments:

Andy said...

Alan's 4th offer was the same as his 2nd (£7,800). You missed out a whole round, as Alan dealt after his 5th offer...

Adie said...

Thanks for pointing this Andy - a cut & paste error I'm afraid! Sorry everyone, here's the missing round:

ROUND 4

Box 18 (Paul) - 50p
Box 2 (Monica) - £3,000 ("that's OK")
Box 11 (Mark) - after the break it looks as if Alan might change his mind, but sticks with Mark, though might wish he hadn't when the £35,000 is revealed.

Alan still has the £100,000 and £20,000, so is still in good spirits while telling us that he met his future wife in the bookies' where she works, a revelation which makes The Banker recalculate his original offer of £3,500 (another first?) and raise it back to £7,800, giving Alan "one more chance" to take that amount and go home. Carol rattles off some impressive odds which gives Alan the courage to say "No Deal" to the "very kind" offer...

Ìain said...

Well done Adie, another fine effort