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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.

  • 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

    [game;id:1608772 ;move:24]

  • 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 :-). [game;id:1451829;move:34]

  • 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”:http://www.trmph.com/slither/game/lg-1451829. 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:

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    . . . x . . . . o . . . . x
    x . . . . o . . . . x . . .
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    . 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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