The_Burglar: Sounds quite interesting. I would definitely like to try it. Studying openings is something i've never been too keen on doing and this version should remove atleast some of the need for that..
Orlandu: you know if the cheaters check the box? i think is a momentary solution... Another solution is demand a friend to follow the game and confirm the cheating/use the program... similar to a external judge.
If people want to use a program then we need a box check to let people know when choosing the game that a computer program is being used... On another site the top player is uisng the Wzwbra program...
1926: i see, and i confirm your ideas, but is to difficult to say... only we can inform to Fencer? i don't know... other players have play helped's with computer app i remember the suspect "TTTTT" or others... is a problem for our BKR not for they... the cheaters don't play a lot of games... invite player a fast game...
sarok: All 32 moves from WZebra (look ahead 24 moves) from top to finish leave very little room to doubt. As you know, no human can even go close to match that. If you send me a private message I'll give you name and game so you can judge for yourself.
John Baker: I've always wondered also - being just a casual Reversi player (far from being an expert or anything).
Personally, if I can - I try NOT to start with a diagonal start position if possible - just since in the back of my mind, I know most "experts" probable play that game that way - and doing that might "mess" them up some. Of course it does not work and I still lose - but O'well - worth the try.
Q: is it best to have two at diagonal or two together or does it not matter at the start?
My Answer: Ya know, I don't think the statistical advantages have been researched. I know that white has an ever-so-slight advantage over black when starting with the traditional diagonal position. The difference is about 0.12%. The non-traditional starting position, such as the one we're using in this game, is not allowed in most tournament play. In official reversi (othello) tournaments, the diagonal start position is already set and the first move is made from there. As far as I know, the option to change the starting position is found only on Goldtoken. Back to your question: As far as I can tell, there is no distinct statistical advantage for either player in starting one way over the other. I think this would be a great quesion for the reversi db, don't you think? I'll post it.
Some know me already. I my site dedicated to Reversi. http://internationalreversi.dynalias.net
Do you know to promote sites on Reversi where I can refer it ? And can you state to me that it and which would like to find on my site to like you the players miss ?
Subject:New tournament of the fellowship "Oriental games"
You are cordially invited to join the new tournament of the fellowship "Oriental games" opened to all. The supported games are: Chess, Chinese Chess, Japanese Chess, Loop chess, Ambiguous Chess, Reversi 8x8, Go, Go 9x9 and Go 13x13. You can be registered to the adress: Oriental Games (15. Septembre 2006, 06:56:47)
Modified by rednaz23 (12. September 2006, 05:58:56)
Looking for an opponent to play 8x8 with... I used to be quite good (rednaz23 @ IYT - I went 143-16) but am looking for opponents to start again... Please help! I am signed up on a team for that team tourney, and need a couple games to get non-rusty, which I probably am... Thanks in advance!
Hrqls: After you select 'Wipeouts' in the first boc, you must click on one of the particular games in the second box. 'Openings', 'Tricks & Traps', 'Wipeouts' etc. are only categories, and each category has many games.
Hrqls: Well, this has already been solved, there are many variations of wipeouts in move #9 and it is not possible to do it earlier. Look at this: http://samsoft.org.uk/reversi/. Click on the 'Wipeouts' item in the top left. I actually lost to '9 move wipeout perpendicular #1' once (that doesn't count, I was a beginner), but, and I am still ashamed of it, I also once lost to '19 move wipeout #1'. And that was after several thousad games :o(