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invictus

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p1 anywhere open variant
Posted: Nov 25, 2023, 4:59 PM

on the rare occasion (these days) that i play otb, we occasionally play disregarding the p1 takes center as first move rule.
we have the option to play unrated w/o tourney rules meaning p1 can play its second inside the box here.
i think it would be a fun option to play p1's first anywhere!
it certainly adds an element to strategy!

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watsu

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Re: p1 anywhere open variant
Posted: Nov 25, 2023, 11:32 PM

K10 is optimal for P1, assuming a tournament rule distant second move. If no tournament rule distant second move by P1, then it's not a very interesting game, but K10 is still optimal for P1.

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ray_jay

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Re: p1 anywhere open variant
Posted: Nov 29, 2023, 4:58 AM
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When I first learned the game in 1978 to 1979 the original board (I have two) looked like the attached. P1, P2 and P3 where "more" restrictive. P1 k-10 as normal, P2 went no closer than the inner ring, P3 was no closer than the outer ring. Then the game was wide open.

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watsu

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Re: p1 anywhere open variant
Posted: Nov 29, 2023, 6:10 PM

@ray_jay - looks to me like a sure win for P2.

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