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    Hexversi Puzzle #17. 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 at any given time, 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
    las8 2
    cincinnatikid513 2
    gauchojake 1
    Daniel Espinosa 1
    jackpot269 1
    Machba 1


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    Any guesses?

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    Anyone?

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    d4 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnatikid513 View Post
    d4 ?
    Incorrect.

    But in future puzzles, you will have to wait until 2 people have already guessed because you have already won twice.

    You can still win 100 points by beating the AI below. Just don't play aggressively. And take the screenshot before your last move of of the game. Good luck!

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

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    Bumping this up from the dead.

    Lets get some guesses going!

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    B11 if purple goes here green is forced to b10 and purple gets the corner
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackpot269 View Post
    B11 if purple goes here green is forced to b10 and purple gets the corner
    We have a Winner!!

    Jackpot nailed it on the head here. After Purple plays b11 as seen below, this leaves Green with exactly ONE option, and that is at b10. This will give Purple the Western corner at a11. From here, Purple can simply work from that corner, giving Green crappy moves one or two at a time, and it's a relatively easy Win for Purple from here on out.


    And here's what the Final board looked like.


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