About the opening Slither forum
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LEESD at 2014-02-12
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.
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
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?
( 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
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:
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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.