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zoeyk

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Zoeyk's PUZZLE Page
Posted: Oct 28, 2008, 11:36 AM

Here is a semi easy one to start off with as a warm up,.. i will add more complex puzzles when i have time. enjoy.



White to move.

Note; black has a captured pair of whites stones already.

Can white win this?

If so how many moves does it take for white to win (minimum)?

Is it by pente or by captures?

What are the only 2 cross coordinants possible for white
to place its winning stone? (if it even can win, hehehe)

Or is it really black's win in the end?


Ps... there may or may not be extra stones added to this
puzzle to cofuse you, sorry in advance if that breaks a puzzle rule.
I didn't want it to be too easy.

"Yosu-miru"






Congratulations to Watsu!

Up2ng was so close to solving this.

Here is Watsu's solution to the "Yosu-miru" Puzzle.
and a comment from Watsu;

black has a few choices (doesn't have to capture/has a choice of captures and which end to block (or whether to block at all) on the open tessera) but none of the choices make a difference in white's line. Nice puzzle.


1.)N15-M16 2.) N12-P15 3.) J8-K7 4.) K9-M11 5.) H7-G6 6.) G8-G6 7.)K5-J6 8.) M3-O1 9.) P6-N4 10.) S9-R8 11.) S13-S10 12.) S15-S14 13.) P18-x 14.)Pente









Ok, time for another Puzzle! enjoy (Medium Level)

White to move
white forces the win in 20 moves.

Ps... there may or may not be extra stones added to this
puzzle to cofuse you.

"Kikashi"






Congratulations to Up2ng!

and a comment from Up2ng;
I personally found this one to be easier than the other one. I did eventually get the other one before you posted the solution, but I was aware that watsu had already solved it. He's good with puzzles



A13, A10, C8, G4, J6, M3, P6, O7, P6 (replace), L10, O13, R16, Q17, N17, K17, G14, D17, E17, D17 (replace), A17 or F17 Pente. (White loses 4 captures during this process, but not 5.)






Ok so i decided to make a very simple puzzle (super easy)

White to move

Eliminate black's double threat of the two 3s
by capturing across them
,
and then create your own double threat
and win by Pente in 20 moves! enjoy


"Kiai"






Congratulations to Up2ng!


A17, A13, A9, A7, A3, A1, C1, G1, K4, N7, L9, G13, K16, M14, Q10, T7* ...
then
T10, Q13, P12, O11 or T16 Pente.
OR
T4, P4, P5, P1 or P6 Pente.
OR
Q13, R9 or P9 (block), P12 or P14, O11 or T16 or O15 or O10 Pente.
OR
P4, R9 or P9 (block), Q4 or P5, O4 or T4 or P1 or P6 Pente.








NEW Puzzle!

BRAIN FREEZE by zoeyk
no captures yet, Black to move, who wins?
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Message was edited by: zoeyk at Oct 11, 2010 9:46 PM

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zoeyk

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Re: Zoeyk's PUZZLE Page
Posted: Oct 28, 2008, 2:36 PM

i'm curious to see who will be the first to solve this.

feel free to comment, but if you want to share the full solution line, message it to me and ill post it here in a upside down text format for people to view if they really want, but with out accedently spoiling it for others.
thanks.

and if you need a hint, let me know, i can add some hints if needed.

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up2ng

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Re: Zoeyk's PUZZLE Page
Posted: Oct 28, 2008, 4:15 PM

I must say that this one threw me off for a while, but I think I know the answer now.

Good stuff zoeyk! Looking forward to your next one...

zoeyk

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Re: Zoeyk's PUZZLE Page
Posted: Oct 28, 2008, 10:34 PM

wow up2ng found a second solution i didnt mean to be there,.. so ive removed the G1 stone to eliminate this error. well done up2ng! and good luck to you to find the solution remaining.

~zoeyk

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watsu

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Re: Zoeyk's PUZZLE Page
Posted: Oct 29, 2008, 4:13 AM

okay, I've got A solution and it looks pretty minimal as far as I can see. Will send it to you in a few minutes after I get it typed out... sent you my solution; nice puzzle.


Message was edited by: watsu at Oct 28, 2008 10:30 PM


I don't want to play non tournament rules games. If you take one of my unrated invites, play tourney
zoeyk

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Re: Zoeyk's PUZZLE Page
Posted: Oct 29, 2008, 9:43 AM

Congratulations to Watsu!

Up2ng was so close to solving this.

Here is Watsu's solution to the "Yosu-miru" Puzzle.
and a comment from Watsu;

black has a few choices (doesn't have to capture/has a choice of captures and which end to block (or whether to block at all) on the open tessera) but none of the choices make a difference in white's line. Nice puzzle.


1.)N15-M16 2.) N12-P15 3.) J8-K7 4.) K9-M11 5.) H7-G6 6.) G8-G6 7.)K5-J6 8.) M3-O1 9.) P6-N4 10.) S9-R8 11.) S13-S10 12.) S15-S14 13.) P18-x 14.)Pente


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zoeyk

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Re: Zoeyk's PUZZLE Page
Posted: Oct 29, 2008, 1:18 PM

A new puzzle has been added!

The "Kikashi" Puzzle

This one will be a little tuffer then the last one was, good luck!

and for those of you that might get frustrated i have added a fun simple puzzle called "Kiai".

~Zoeyk


Message was edited by: zoeyk at Oct 29, 2008 9:03 AM


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zoeyk

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Re: Zoeyk's PUZZLE Page
Posted: Oct 30, 2008, 12:23 PM

Bump!

New Pazuru Puzzle, enjoy

im determined to eventually stump watsu and up2ng for a good week lol.

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karlw

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Re: Zoeyk's PUZZLE Page
Posted: Oct 30, 2008, 11:29 PM

coincidentally, "kiai" is also the sound i make in my dreams when i lunge at zoey with a rusty spoon to gouge his eyes out.

It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.
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Re: Zoeyk's PUZZLE Page
Posted: Oct 31, 2008, 2:54 AM

i have updated the Pazuru Puzzle,...
the following white stones have been added;

B4,A4,J4,N7,E18,L11

and i have removed the following black stones;
N2,R9,T12,P8

and lines C,D,E,G have been added to the moves restriction list of blacks first 6 moves.

and i have removed all of the numerical lines from the restricted lines list of blacks first 6 moves;
2,4,5,9,12,15,17,19

and a new rule has been added to the list;
white is not allowed to make a tessera(4 in a row) on the 6 line until it has removed blacks K9 stone.

this is to fix some errors that were found.


Message was edited by: zoeyk at Oct 31, 2008 3:21 AM


Message was edited by: zoeyk at Nov 2, 2008 3:25 AM


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watsu

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Re: Zoeyk's PUZZLE Page
Posted: Nov 1, 2008, 9:33 AM

Hmm, I think I have a double cap solution in 13 moves on this; I'll send it along for your perusal shortly...
ETA- NM, that solution assumes some things which might not be valid; i.e. if a double cap and/or 10 for white negates a solution then it doesn't work out... but will send along shortly a workable 14 move solution which doesn't involve either 10 stones or a double cap for white


Message was edited by: watsu at Nov 1, 2008 3:45 AM


I don't want to play non tournament rules games. If you take one of my unrated invites, play tourney
zoeyk

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Re: Zoeyk's PUZZLE Page
Posted: Nov 1, 2008, 9:43 AM

and,.. white is not allowed to make a tessera(4 in a row) on the 6 line until it has removed blacks K9 stone.

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watsu

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Re: Zoeyk's PUZZLE Page
Posted: Nov 2, 2008, 4:02 AM

"im determined to eventually stump watsu and up2ng for
a good week lol."
I don't know what it would take to stump Up for a good week, but there's a certain type of Pente puzzle which, if you make one, is quite likely to stump me at least. A few examples of that type of puzzle include Quincunx, Teshera, No Snakes and Ninthlife. Examples of ones which are easier for me personally to solve are ones like Jumpin721's puzzles, and say the first 3/4 or so of the solution of my big poof puzzle. If I hadn't had the inspiration for the last 7 moves of that puzzle come to me (in its original form) I seriously doubt I would have been able to solve that part of it as a puzzle myself...


Message was edited by: watsu at Nov 1, 2008 10:03 PM


I don't want to play non tournament rules games. If you take one of my unrated invites, play tourney
watsu

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Re: Zoeyk's PUZZLE Page
Posted: Nov 2, 2008, 12:56 PM

Okay, I give up on Pazuru. It just seems a bit too artificial for my taste, restricting white and blacks playing lines, etc. I guess I must prefer puzzles which don't require such a lot of rules in order to arrive at the "correct solution".

I don't want to play non tournament rules games. If you take one of my unrated invites, play tourney
zoeyk

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Re: Zoeyk's PUZZLE Page
Posted: Nov 2, 2008, 1:10 PM

okay i removed it.

your right tho,.. my added rules were a bandaid to a error i clould not fix.

back to the drawing err pente board

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