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    JohnGalt2341
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    Hexversi Puzzle #11. Multiple Choice. 1st correct guess Wins 50 Points.

    1 guess per person. No edits. 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 as 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 3
    Ian 3
    Optional 2
    gauchojake 1
    las8 1

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    Any guesses?

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    Ian
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    This is an interesting puzzle. Let's get some guesses going.
    175 pts

    3-QUESTION
    SBR TRIVIA WINNER 12/01/2022

    175 pts

    3-QUESTION
    SBR TRIVIA WINNER 11/28/2022

    175 pts

    3-QUESTION
    SBR TRIVIA WINNER 11/24/2022


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    Come on people, you've got a 1 in 11 shot even if you just pick one of the available moves randomly! I thought this was a gambling forum

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    dll
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    i1 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Espinosa View Post
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    We have a Winner!

    Once Purple plays d11 as seen below, this will give Purple BOTH the NW corner at f11 AND the Western corner at a11. After that, Purple can start working FROM these 2 corners.


    This is 10 moves later. And now as you can see, Purple has complete control of the NW side of the board. All of those pieces are permanent. The score looks relatively close here but this is just an illusion. Look at the move/option count. Purple has 9 options compared to Green's 1. This is how we know Purple is dominating this game.


    This last image is right before Green resigned. The final would have been Purple 68 Green 21.

    Last edited by JohnGalt2341; 10-01-22 at 11:58 AM.

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    It's worth noting that purple playing a11 also succeeds in getting the west and NW corners since you can take d11 after -- which also, surely, leads to a win -- but it allows green to take b10 and then a10 in that order (the two other spaces in that little triangle). So d11 is the better play because it ultimately lets you deny a move from green
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    manny24
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    fuk

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