Welcome to donduk. A refuge for those who enjoy Deal or No Deal, the hit Channel 4 gameshow hosted by Noel Edmonds. The award winning gameshow Deal or No Deal has become a big hit for Channel 4 and marks a sensational return to our screens of Noel Edmonds.

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.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Lisa won £20,000

Lisa claimed to be a gambler with nerves of steel. And after 'reading' the numbers she saw 19 and 11 as very significant, they were together in the studio and her mother was both born and died on that date. So she avoided those numbers and proceeded to take out loads of reds and a few blues, but not the £250,000. Eight numbers left, the banker offered £20,000 and she took it. An interesting decision as there was still 15k, 50k and 250k left, and as it turned out the £250k was indeed in box 19.

I think Lisa did the right thing. Maybe it was because she is a seasoned gambler that she made what I think was the right decision, even though the subsequent offer was more than twice as high. At the decision point it was possible that in the next round she could have taken out the three remaining reds, and so despite her belief in 19 and 11, she made a good (cool) calculating decision to deal.

All that said, I felt this program missed the real tension of some of the programmes last week.

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