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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Puzzle #71: White to Play; White to Tinue

Hello Takkers!

Here's a quick game I got in against FriendlyBot this week. I altered my style a bit and tried to build large blocks of flats along a single road instead of multidirectional "spindlier" roads. I also played an edge capstone which I normally avoid. It worked against the bot at this level, but I doubt it would have been effective against a higher level. Still, was fun to do :)

For the purpose of this puzzle, Tinue is defined as a board state in which no matter what the opposing player does during their turn (Black, in this instance), a road win will be awarded to the other player (White) on their next turn. If you are familiar with Chess, Tinue is very similar to Checkmate.

Please form your answer with PTN or a link to your solution via ptn.ninja. And, remember to add the r/Tak spoiler tag to your solution so as not to ruin it for others. To do this, put your answer in brackets and follow with (/spoiler). Ex:  [26. a3- Sa3](/spoiler).

I believe all responses by Black are singular and forced. If the response is not singular and forced, then any response results in the same following move by White or the defensive moves by Black have ready responses by White and those defense/offense pairs are interchangeable in regards to order. Of course, I could have made a mistake...in that case, let me know so I can fix it or, at least, apologize.

P.S  If you have suggestions for content, just let me know via comments on this blog, r/Tak, Discord, or email.

Enjoy!


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Puzzle #70: Black to Play; Black to Tinue

Good evening!

Another weekend out of town, but I got to play a couple games against AaaarghBot on the way back. Here is one of them. Gotta love it when Black can turn things around :)

For the purpose of this puzzle, Tinue is defined as a board state in which no matter what the opposing player does during their turn (White, in this instance), a road win will be awarded to the other player (Black) on their next turn. If you are familiar with Chess, Tinue is very similar to Checkmate.

Please form your answer with PTN or a link to your solution via ptn.ninja. And, remember to add the r/Tak spoiler tag to your solution so as not to ruin it for others. To do this, put your answer in brackets and follow with (/spoiler). Ex:  [26. a3- Sa3](/spoiler).

Enjoy and have a good week!


Monday, June 4, 2018

Puzzle #69: White to Play; White to Tinue

Hello all!

I'm a bit late on the puzzle this week as I was out of town for the weekend. June is going to be a very busy one for me, so this will probably happen throughout the month.

For the purpose of this puzzle, Tinue is defined as a board state in which no matter what the opposing player does during their turn (Black, in this instance), a road win will be awarded to the other player (White) on their next turn. If you are familiar with Chess, Tinue is very similar to Checkmate.

Please form your answer with PTN or a link to your solution via ptn.ninja. And, remember to add the r/Tak spoiler tag to your solution so as not to ruin it for others. To do this, put your answer in brackets and follow with (/spoiler). Ex:  [26. a3- Sa3](/spoiler).

I believe all responses by Black are singular and forced. If the response is not singular and forced, then any response results in the same following move by White or the defensive moves by Black have ready responses by White and those defense/offense pairs are interchangeable in regards to order. Of course, I could have made a mistake...in that case, let me know so I can fix it or, at least, apologize.

P.S  If you have suggestions for content, just let me know via comments on this blog, r/Tak, Discord, or email.

Enjoy!