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October 7th, 2010 at 5:37:15 PM permalink


One of my many ways to waste time is playing Othello. In my many years of playing Othello I have never seen a shutout before, until just now. In case you're wondering, my last move was H7, which flipped B7 to G7.
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Ayecarumba
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October 7th, 2010 at 5:45:45 PM permalink
I have forgotten the rules. Does your opponent now have the option to take A8 (then G2 or H1 later), or does every move have to result in a flip?
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October 7th, 2010 at 5:47:02 PM permalink
Did you ever see that fairly dumb slot machine based on the game, where the biggest jackpot was, in fact, obtained when you achieved a shutout?
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October 7th, 2010 at 5:56:59 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

I have forgotten the rules. Does your opponent now have the option to take A8 (then G2 or H1 later), or does every move have to result in a flip?



Every move has to result in a flip.



Quote: mkl654321

Did you ever see that fairly dumb slot machine based on the game, where the biggest jackpot was, in fact, obtained when you achieved a shutout?



Yes! I meant to do an analysis of it, but it went the way of the dodo bird before I got started.
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October 7th, 2010 at 6:23:50 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard



One of my many ways to waste time is playing Othello. In my many years of playing Othello I have never seen a shutout before, until just now. In case you're wondering, my last move was H7, which flipped B7 to G7.



I used to wast time playing it last year when I had a job where there was about 6 free hours to kill in an 8 hour shift. I eventually learned how to force a shutout in I forget how many moves. Eventually I found a new game to play.
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October 7th, 2010 at 6:36:38 PM permalink
Quote: mkl654321

Did you ever see that fairly dumb slot machine based on the game, where the biggest jackpot was, in fact, obtained when you achieved a shutout?



You mean this Dumb Slot Machine
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