The game of Y --- openings on small boards Hex, Havannah

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The game of Y --- openings on small boards
  • Tasmanian Devil at 2016-07-02

    The game of Y

    Win/Loss status for every 2-move opening on small boards (you may “play” only one move, and the status of each possible response is shown)

    Size 3

    Size 4

    Size 5

    Size 6

    Size 7

    Size 8

    Size 9

    An important aid in the analysis was the use of corner templates.

  • David J Bush at 2016-07-02

    How does white win from this position?

  • Tony at 2016-07-02


  • David J Bush at 2016-07-02

    Heh I see the answer but I leave it as a puzzle (a valid puzzle this time)

  • David J Bush at 2016-07-02

    Tony perhaps you mean F3? C3 is on the bottom row.

  • HappyHippo at 2016-07-02

    Thanks for this, I was actually wondering about the winning openings a month ago. I worked out some small boards, but I wasn’t able to find info online.

    I wish that LG had Y, I’d like to try it some more. With so many good hex players around I’m sure there would be some good opponents.

  • Tasmanian Devil at 2016-07-02

    In my old notes I have a winning move for white that is different from F3.

  • Tasmanian Devil at 2016-07-02

    After 4. F3, how should white deal with 5. D2?

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