Online strategy guide Dots and Boxes

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Online strategy guide
  • Knox (Computer) at 2004-05-31

    You 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 × 6 at littlegolem, the
    parity of the number of long chains you want is the
    opposite as the 5 × 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 × 6, the first player wants to make an even
    number of long chains while the second player wants an
    odd number.


  • Hjallti at 2004-06-03

    Note that it is the RED player wanting even long chains (except 0) and the BLUE wanting 0 or odd number of long chains

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