A strange draw in a Havannah game Hex, Havannah

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A strange draw in a Havannah game
  • Nagy Fathy ★ at 2023-03-31

    Does anyone know why this game ends in a draw:
    Strange Draw

  • Paul Wiselius at 2023-03-31

    That is strange indeed. If white makes his last move, it connects 2 corner points and wins!?
    Or is there some funny rule that when the board is full it means a draw?

  • psikonauta at 2023-03-31

    Did you run out of time? Maybe what's happening is something like losing on time in chess when your opponent has only king and knight. You can't be mated, so even if you lose on time it is still a draw.

  • Good game good game at 2023-03-31

    looks like software fault, game ends after move 37 when it should be 38

    could be a error in a compare, e.g. > instead of >= etc.

  • Ok22 at 2023-03-31

    Can't there be a restriction that the maximum allowed total number of moves is an even number?

  • Russ Williams at 2023-04-04

    FWIW it looks like a littlegolem bug to me. The rules of Havannah don't seem to make any special case out of filling the board or having only one space left or requiring the total number of moves be even, etc:


  • greghe ★ at 2023-04-04

    www.trmph.com predicted this outcome would be a draw, although I don't know why. Nonetheless, in tis one case, I feel like the outcome is correct. :-)

  • Nagy Fathy ★ at 2023-04-05

    I asked Richard, and he told me it is a bug, but it seems he has no time to fix it.

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