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Did you ever think about that it never matters which of the two moves in the corner you play :) most of you probably have, but the realisation didn’t come to me until a few years ago when I programmed some D&B software. I just thought of it and thought that maybe someone didn’t think of it :)
Yes, for some reason this was really hard for me also. I realized it only when I thought about the String and Coins equivalence.
Sometimes I’m spending multiple minutes thinking about which of the two moves I should play. I know it absolutely doesn’t matter but then I just can’t ignore the optical difference and try to optimise the “beauty” of the board as much as possible. When I’m done choosing I realise that I totally wasted my time again and that just makes me sad every time. The title is a lie... it’s more a corner frustration than anything to be honest.
I agree with the description “fun”.
That was the first discovery that I made that made me want to write The Shark.
The second was the hourglass:
After b1, a2, e4, d5 — all four moves which give up a box are equivalent.
Well I am glad I was not the only one who didn’t see it immediately :) sorry about your corner frustration purgency.