Online strategy guide Dots and Boxes
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2 replies. Last post: 2004-06-03
Reply to this topic Return to forumYou can find a lot of good dots and boxes strategy on
the following page.
http://cf.geocities.com/ilanpi/mathter.html
Note that game described is for the 5 dot by 5 dot game
on Yahoo (too small IMO). For 6 x 6 at littlegolem, the
parity of the number of long chains you want is the
opposite as the 5 x 5 game.
The long chain rule: Let X be the total number of dots
plus the number of long chains. The first player wants
to make X even while the second player wants to make X odd.
So for 6 x 6, the first player wants to make an even
number of long chains while the second player wants an
odd number.
Note that it is the RED player wanting even long chains (except 0) and the BLUE wanting 0 or odd number of long chains