About the opening Slither forum

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About the opening
  • LEESD at 2014-02-12

    Hello, everyone.

    I notice that many people are trying the same style opening,

    I am interested about that, how do you think about this '‘horse style opening’' ?

    I think it’s really not bad, but in fect, I am now no idea about the opening for Slither,

    many times I am trying '‘random pick’', because I think it’s not related to the victory.

    I love this game, here I share my feeling about this game:

    1. Try to let your shape beautiful.

    2. First you lose a battle, then you may win the war.

    3. There are many '‘way’' to win, try to give up your every stone once you feel not good.

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  • z at 2014-02-12

    Thanks for sharing your insights!
    For those confused by the term “horse style opening”, I believe LEESD was referring to the (2, 1) knight moves (horse is the counterpart of knight in Chinese chess).

  • LEESD at 2014-02-17

    oh man, you are right, that’s what I mean!!

    so people usually call that “knight move” in English?

  • hyperpape at 2014-02-17

    For us beginners: what do you mean by the knight’s move opening?

    Is it the knight’s move relation to an opponent’s stone (http://littlegolem.net/jsp/game/game.jsp?gid=1608791&nmove=5)

    The knight’s move relation between your own two stones (http://littlegolem.net/jsp/game/game.jsp?gid=1608791&nmove=6), or something more?

  • Ray Garrison ★ at 2014-02-17

    #1608772 z vs. Florian Jamain
    Move: 24
    W B
    B B W W
    W
    W B W
    W B
    B B W
    W B
    B W
    B W
    B W B

  • Ray Garrison ★ at 2014-02-17

    the above is a good example of Florian using the knight jump opening. He uses this strategy almost always, and wins with it nearly every time.

  • Florian Jamain at 2014-02-18

    Yes, I’m trying to see if it is really good or just good (-:

    I know it is not bad, I don’t know if it is really the thing to do.
    I play the current championship with this, and will see.

    But I’ll probably try a new thing in the next one !

  • Carroll at 2014-02-18

    If one player plays a 1-3 grid and the other a 1-2 grid, who do you think has an advantage?
    As we have said, the drawback of the 1-2 grid is that you have to put a new pawn near the one you want to move.

  • LEESD at 2014-02-18

    @Carroll, what did you mean is like this?
    http://www.littlegolem.net/jsp/game/game.jsp?gid=1451829&nmove=34

    ( how to link the board picture on the forum? )

  • dushoff at 2014-02-18

    @leesd: if this posting works (my first try), then try the “game board” link under “send message” to see how to do it :-).

    #1451829 5466 vs. LEESD
    Move: 34
    B
    B B
    W B W
    B W
    B W B
    B W W
    W B W
    W B W
    B W W B
    W B W
    W B W
    B B
    B

  • dushoff at 2014-02-18

    And now I’m trying the nearby “textile” link, to see how to link. Hope this one will work, too. This game on trmph.com. Does anyone know how to specify an LG move number on trmph?

  • Luis BolaNos at 2014-04-28

    Hmm... I think a post of mine has been deleted here. I had posted about a new, drawless connection game inspired by the knight’s move opening (one or two stones placed per turn, no sliding, no diagonal connections at the end of a turn, the board starts with a repeating pattern of black and white stones placed in such a way that each of them is a knight’s move away from four enemy stones; it’s kind of an improvement on Bridg-It).

  • Luis BolaNos at 2014-04-28

    Here’s the starting set-up:

    . o . . . . x . . . . o . .
    . . . x . . . . o . . . . x
    x . . . . o . . . . x . . .
    . . o . . . . x . . . . o .
    . . . . x . . . . o . . . .
    . x . . . . o . . . . x . .
    . . . o . . . . x . . . . o
    o . . . . x . . . . o . . .
    . . x . . . . o . . . . x .
    . . . . o . . . . x . . . .
    . o . . . . x . . . . o . .
    . . . x . . . . o . . . . x
    x . . . . o . . . . x . . .
    . . o . . . . x . . . . o .
    
  • Carroll at 2014-04-28

    Wasn’t it about Vimbre in another thread: http://www.littlegolem.net/jsp/forum/topic2.jsp?forum=1&topic=2764 ?

  • Luis BolaNos at 2014-04-29

    No, that’s a different game. Vimbre starts with an empty board and has a flipping rule.

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