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    JohnGalt2341
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    Hexversi Puzzle #6. Multiple Choice. 1st correct guess Wins 50 Points.

    1 guess per person. If you guess a 2nd time, your 2nd guess will be ignored. First correct guess Wins 50 Points.

    Instead of putting a cap on how many times you can Win, the way I am going to do it is, however many times you have Won already, you have to wait for that many number of guesses before you can make your guess. For instance, if you have Won twice already, for this particular puzzle, you have to wait for at least 2 people to guess, before you can make your guess or else you will be DQ'd. I'll list the puzzle Winners and how many times they've Won at the bottom of this post.


    Hexversi has the exact same rules as Othello except the board is shaped like a hexagon and there is a dead spot in the middle of the board as seen in the image below. You cannot play through the dead spot, you must play around it. If you do not know how to play Othello, I recommend that you watch the minute and a half video below, and you will know ALL of the rules.

    What's the best move for Purple?(feel free to take a guess)




    I've added a 100 Point bonus for the first 10 players that post a screenshot of themselves beating this AI in the link below. Take the screenshot before your last move of the game so the AI doesn't block the image. Three people have beat the AI so far. They are: Housemoney, jackpot269, and Ian. Well done gentlemen!

    http://meta-site.net/hexlo/?fbclid=I...xXgSGPufKWHqTE

    I'll keep this going until 10 people beat it. You can only win this ONCE. AND, you can't use someone else's screenshot. In other words.... it has to be a unique configuration. This is NOT a strong AI. It's VERY aggressive. Aggressive play is EASY to beat once you know how to deal with it.

    Here's some hints to how games are Won. Games are NOT won by gobbling up as many pieces as you can on every single move. This is a TERRIBLE strategy. Games are won by trying to run your opponent out of options/moves entirely, and forcing them to give you a corner. Whomever has more options/moves, is ALMOST ALWAYS winning the game, regardless of what the score says.

    When it comes to piece count, you'll usually want to think "less is MORE", until you can get a corner. Try to keep your pieces INSIDE of your opponents pieces. This will create MORE options/moves for you.

    Once you run your opponent out of options(good ones at least), then you get to dictate the direction of the game, and getting your piece count up high and winning the game after that is easy. Good luck!


    Here are the past Puzzle Winners so far:

    blankoblanco 2
    Ian 2
    gauchojake 1
    Last edited by JohnGalt2341; 09-11-22 at 08:25 PM.

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    I think j5 looks enticing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coanwe View Post
    I think j5 looks enticing.
    Nope

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    bl0

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    C10 looks like the only spot that won't give green an edge spot next move or the one after?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    C10 looks like the only spot that won't give green an edge spot next move or the one after?
    We have a Winner! Well done here!

    This leaves Green with exactly 2 options as seen below. Regardless of which option Green chooses, it's going to leave a wedge spot for Purple as seen in the 2nd screenshot. What this means is, it means Purple is going to be able to wedge in 1 Purple piece on the SW side between Green's pieces. This will enable Purple to get the Western corner, along with the SW corner. Because Green is so low on options/moves, Purple gets to dictate the direction of the game from here on out and give Green terrible moves 1 at a time. It's an easy Win for Purple from here on out.


    In this screenshot below, this is after Green moved to a8. And now as you can see, Purple can wedge in at a9. This will allow Purple to get the Western corner at a11, as well as the SW corner at a6. Green's only move at the moment is at b10. Purple has several other options, I didn't fill in all of the notation. Purple can simply work from the SW corner for now, and force Green into terrible moves for the remainder of the game for an easy Win.


    Here's what the final board looked like.

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    Nice explanation. Helps understanding a lot.

    I bet you are tough to beat at this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    Nice explanation. Helps understanding a lot.

    I bet you are tough to beat at this.
    Thanks. I'm not unbeatable or anything. DanielEspinosa has beaten me a couple of times. I've been fortunate so far against blankoblanco but he's another really good player from SBR, he's nearly beat me a few times. I think we've only played each other 7 times or so. We're both about to advance in this current Tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    Nice explanation. Helps understanding a lot.

    I bet you are tough to beat at this.
    He is one of the best, if not the best at itsyourturn.com

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