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toaster
07-15-2002, 12:55 PM
is it even possible for a player to lose all their pieces in a game?
I believe it is possible but can someone prove or confirm it? thanks.

Cshot
07-15-2002, 02:36 PM
Yes it is definitely possible. I just don't want to draw it all out for you here hehe. Anyone else care to demonstrate?

toaster
07-15-2002, 05:31 PM
alright, maybe my program can help you, Cshot.
I suggest you select 2 player mode since the computer AI I made is garbage.

Cshot
07-17-2002, 04:10 PM
Sorry, forgot about your post. It was hidden on the 2nd page hehe.

Ummm, using your notation here's how it goes:
e.g. 53 means, row 5 column 3

P1 P2
--- ----
53 63
35 34
43 52
42 33
51 64
75 62
24 32
73 74
22 76
77 23
13

There's a much shorter way of doing it but I forgot how :confused:

toaster
07-17-2002, 06:31 PM
that's ok. thanks for your reply. I appreciate it. now to continue on with my project. I also apologize about my program if it caused you any problems, if you used it that is. if you want an update of the program, I can post it up.

salvelinus
07-17-2002, 08:18 PM
Othello's a cool game. I've only lost once. Not that I'm that good, maybe, but others just don't get the idea, even when explained to them. You can switch sides with someone in the last 8 - 10 moves, seems like they're losing bad, and change 'em all around. This is after you told them to get to the side and corners, etc.
Don't know if I've ever flipped 'em all to my color, but have gotten them to one or two.
Another neat game like that is Pente.