# A contest of wits and luck.

Contestants are given the simple task to complete a comment with a number in the comment.

Let's check out the last Greedy Yellow Bird Contest post here. This was round three and some were still confused about how to play or how to win.

Certain numbers were rewarded like this:

comment #11 won -> 10 POB delegation
comment #21 won -> 20 POB delegation
comment #31 won -> 30 POB delegation
comment #41 won -> 40 POB delegation
comment #51 won -> 50 POB delegation

## Number 11 winner = 10 POB delegated

Valid comments on the body of the post are counted and in round 3 the number 11 winner was extremely difficult to count due to the number of invalid comments from @rapha-el7. He was a joker this time throwing wild cards. However it was clear after counting three times that @vikbuddy had placed the 11th comment although he himself thought he was the 12th. Congratulations @vikbuddy.

## Number 21 winner = 20 POB delegated

Somehow the next winner got his place at number 21 by sheer persistence. I don't think he even knew he was 21. The count from 10-21 was affected by edited comments that could not be included in the count. Congratulations @rapha-el7.

## Number 31 winner = 30 POB delegated

The comment number 31 winner also came from sheer persistence. It was hard to count with so many entries that did not included any numbers. An important part of a valid comment is adding a number. So far no one could count the comments correctly, but they are winners because they have a number. Congratulations @d-pend.

## Number 41 winner = 40 POB delegated

The winner for number 41 was almost @d-pend, but a winner cannot win twice in this game. If he or she enters a winning comment then the next comment that follows on a winning number cannot be counted. As a result the count went to @funshee who is always a fun player in any game. I think she only made three comments in the game but somehow she found the right one. Congratulations @funshee.

## Number 51 winner = 50 POB delegated

The next part of the competition was the most intense. I think what happened is that when @rapha-el7 saw that he already won a prize for 21 he knew that he wouldn't be qualified for 51. So it wasn't a sacrifice for him to take the #50 place. Immediately @da-prince came and swept up the number fifty title. It seemed almost two quick, but it was true. @da-prince is the new champion. Congratulations @da-prince.

# Next time will be even more fun

The reason comment 51 came so fast and clear was because I counted the posts and announced the first four winners in the comments a little early around comment 44.

Next time I won't do that. I will tally the numbers on paper first off the blockchain. Then when all five winners are counted I will make the announcement.

I congratulate all the participants. Your reading skills and counting skills must have improved. Mostly you seem to have all had a lot of fun.

I am always excited to see a lot of interaction on post and this one gets the most interaction of all the posts I have tried. There are many ways you can use your brain but it seems that the winners are those who try and try again.

I want to give special thanks to @trostparadox who although has been very busy with his own work he has supported this contest a lot. Not only has he been the most observant contestant, but he has also offered logical questions and has been an encouragement to all of us. He has supported the contest with gracious upvotes to participants and to myself. This has been a great encouragement to all of us and has made it practically possible for the contest to continue. Without the generous support of @onealpha and the proofofbrain community it would be very difficult for me to put a contest like this together. I am really in gratitude to each and every one of you and I am proud to be a brain.

# The next Contest

I will try to hold a contest like this every two or three weeks. I think we all need some time for our brains to cool down. I am always thinking of ways to make the contest more fun and also include more people. If you have any ideas please let me know. I will think about it.

It's still hot here in Korea. I'm dreaming about the days I was in the Swiss Alps. I'd love to visit Jungfrau again and finish the next Yellow Bird contest there.

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Hurrah! Got My 1st POB delegation 😊. Thanks to @mineopoly for such an out of box contest. As easy as it is for you to win every contest 😜, it was as difficult for most of us this time, lol. No one has clue about actual count which made it even more interesting. Beat the heat with some Chill and Cold Beverages. Also avoid !PIZZA for a while 😊🙏

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@mineopoly! I sent you a slice of \$PIZZA on behalf of @vikbuddy.

Did you know you can earn \$PIZZA through Hive-Engine Diesel Pools? (5/10)

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Thanks @vikbuddy,

It's not really fall here at 31 C and they turned off the ac in the office. I'm just glad to be back at work although I'm melting. Just need a little bit of !LUV

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Hahahaha i never thought i will win this time around, but some how a luck was on my yellow greedy bird side. I had a lot of fun reading through all the comments as most of us were confused about the counting.
Thank you for been a brain @mineopoly i still has a lot to learn from you.

And to all the supporters of this contest I say thank you as well.

Looking forward to the next one.

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I had a lot of fun trying to watch the contestants figure out which comment they were on. Next time will be even more fun. Thanks for participating @funshee.

I still have a lot of tricks up my sleeve.

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I still have a lot of tricks up my sleeve.

Yeah! Brings them all on next time, and with the delegate I got from you and my stake of 200 POB, I will gladly bring some voting power to next round .😊💃💃

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I kind of forgot about the contest, my apologies. should have participated a lot more. Looking forward to the next one. Cheers!

(Also congrats to the winners)

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Next time will be better and a little more fun. 😁 !PIZZA

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@nonsowrites.pob! I sent you a slice of \$PIZZA on behalf of @mineopoly.

Did you know you can earn \$PIZZA daily by delegating HivePower to Hive.Pizza? (7/10)

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I missed it this time but I really love this contest, its nice and fun and engaging.

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Thanks so much @mineopoly, I believe the next round you will think of something crazy again more than this, I really got so confused in this round...

Thanks once again and for the supporters too, God bless you..

😊😊

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You are also a very special and persistent player and so close to #51. I wouldn't be surprised if next time you will win #51. !PIZZA

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Wow things are really happen in front my nose, first of all I greet you guys all, and I come in peace to get my piece of peace which is to win the next time. Let me use the golden opportunity to get my mind free from what is been happening to me in this community, what is the effect of vote ?

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You are always welcome here @profdanzy,

Things do happen fast !PIZZA

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@profdanzy! I sent you a slice of \$PIZZA on behalf of @mineopoly.

Did you know you can earn \$PIZZA daily by delegating HivePower to Hive.Pizza? (4/10)

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I shall keep an eye out for the next one... I like this challenge, and I even find the whole process of trying to figure out what the current valid comment number is quite rewarding.

Till the next... thanks for hosting this!

=^..^=

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