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daniel5

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Re: Another little puzzle
Posted: May 5, 2023, 6:49 AM

Right, thanks!

If I understand correctly, you are saying 2 of my 3 boards shown in my last post are incorrect, and one has the correct 8th move. I assume the 8th move you are confirming correct was L14. I was showing boards for K13 and L8 to try and eliminate those paths. I am thinking to work out K15 (8th black move) as a path too. What is tricky for me is understanding where white would/could play for each response. I'll give a more thorough approach to L14 first.

-Dan


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daniel5

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Re: Another little puzzle
Posted: May 5, 2023, 7:55 AM

If black goes L14, and if white responds with K15, seems black can force moves. I need to consider other ways white can respond to L14.





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watsu

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Re: Another little puzzle
Posted: May 5, 2023, 2:13 PM

15. ...H10 wins a couple of moves more quickly on that last board (assuming white and black have played best moves to that point).

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daniel5

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Re: Another little puzzle
Posted: May 5, 2023, 7:10 PM

Thanks Watsu, J10




zoeyk

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Re: Another little puzzle
Posted: May 7, 2023, 8:46 AM

8th move try K7, or L11.
I mention them, because looked like you found one solution and gave up looking for others. The solution you found and dived into was Neds. So, congrats. I think Ned was supposed to say congrats or something similar.

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nedhall17

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Re: Another little puzzle
Posted: May 7, 2023, 3:35 PM

Yes, congrats! L14 is the move I was thinking of. Though pentegon may have convinced me that playing K7 first will win it more quickly for black.

zoeyk

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Re: Another little puzzle
Posted: May 11, 2023, 7:19 AM

I'm hoping to see Daniel tackle the other two

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daniel5

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Re: Another little puzzle
Posted: May 11, 2023, 5:47 PM

Thanks zoeyk & nedhall17. I will take a shot at this puzzle again when I have some time. I'll 1st see if I can understand how K7 can force a win prior to turn 16. I'll try to understand L11 too.

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