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pente_gon

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Pente puzzle
Posted: Feb 25, 2018, 3:25 PM

White is on the move and plays two moves after which he wins the game easily. Insert the coordinates of both moves in the correct order.







watsu

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Re: Pente puzzle
Posted: Feb 26, 2018, 4:07 AM

Tricky puzzle!

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watsu

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Re: Pente puzzle
Posted: Mar 2, 2018, 6:31 PM

Has anyone else given this puzzle a try yet? It's a good one.

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brf

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Re: Pente puzzle
Posted: Mar 3, 2018, 1:13 AM

saw no takers so I looked this over, you don't mention any capture counts so I'm assuming this is a win by force since only 2 moves allowed.

based on that as white, black: P1, P2

I'd move 1. F4, F5! 2. K11, ?

pretty sure that would negate the diagonal tria from black and I would be just fine from that position as White\P1 from whatever black\P2 tried.

gaylen

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Re: Pente puzzle
Posted: Mar 4, 2018, 9:18 PM

2.K11, J12 ?

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro!
watsu

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Re: Pente puzzle
Posted: Mar 5, 2018, 4:26 AM

If 2. K11 J12, then white wins by forces with something like H9 M13 K13 J13 H13 (assuming P2 caps) J15 and wins on the next move.

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pente_gon

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Re: Pente puzzle
Posted: Apr 3, 2018, 5:07 PM

Maybe it is not neccessary but I confirm that of course Brf & Watsu solution is ok.

pente_gon

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Re: Pente puzzle
Posted: Jul 17, 2018, 2:21 PM

Easy one: white just played L12. Black can't ignore this because of possible 4x3 on J10. What is best move for black? Who has win in this position?





watsu

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Re: Pente puzzle
Posted: Jul 18, 2018, 8:53 PM

Best move for black - M9. After a white block of black's tria at O11, I'm guessing black can create a winning formation with trias and extensions, but haven't worked it through completely to a sure win.


Message was edited by: watsu at Jul 18, 2018 8:53 PM




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pente_gon

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Re: Pente puzzle
Posted: Sep 8, 2018, 1:01 PM

Black is on the move. Which move black need to play in order to win? PUZZLE UPDATED






Message was edited by: pente_gon at Sep 18, 2018 8:44 PM


watsu

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Re: Pente puzzle
Posted: Sep 14, 2018, 3:32 AM

I'm probably missing something, but I just don't see a win for black in the latest puzzle. I'd pick the white pieces if it were a D Pente position.

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pente_gon

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Re: Pente puzzle
Posted: Sep 15, 2018, 1:29 PM

Thats true, unfortunately i missed something and there is no black win. I will try to correct it soon. Sorry for mistake and thank you Watsu

By the way is anyone except Watsu interested with puzzles?

rainwolf

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Re: Pente puzzle
Posted: Sep 17, 2018, 7:59 PM

I peek at them when they're posted, but can't find a solution in the time I'm willing to give them.

For me personally, keep them coming.

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pente_gon

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Re: Pente puzzle
Posted: Sep 18, 2018, 9:06 PM

New one, already tested by Watsu. Please note that previous puzzle are modified.

White to move and win in 6 moves (that is 6 white moves). As solution give coordinates of first two moves.





pente_gon

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Re: Pente puzzle
Posted: Mar 3, 2019, 3:04 PM

Anyone solved or at least tried to solve previous puzzle? It was not mistake - there are only white stones on board.

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