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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Puzzle #10: White to Move

How does white get to Tinue from this board state?

By request, I've left off the number of moves until Tinue. Let me know if this makes the puzzle more enjoyable.

Have fun!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Puzzle #9: If White plays e4, How Does Black Prevent Tinue?

Here's one that is a bit harder than the last. See if you can spot it.

Note: I posted this as a Tinue puzzle for White: Road to Tinue in 1 move.  But, after discussion on r/tak, it seems that Black has a way to avoid Tinue. So, I changed the title. If you find a way for White to resume tempo in a meaningful and forceful way, let me know. Otherwise, see if you can find the way out for Black.

Note about the Note: If you are not a member of the Tak subreddit (r/tak) and have wandered onto my blog following some other road, then I highly suggest you join. That is where most of the comments about my puzzles appear, as well as many other good questions and announcements from other Tak players.

Puzzle #8: White to Play, Tinue in 1 Move

Here's a fairly easy one for you guys. This is a game between myself and AaaarghBot where I ran out of time on the last move.

Please remember to put your answers in spoiler format so that the newer players have a chance to exercise the Tak lobe of their brains.

Sorry it's been a bit since my last puzzle, I've been working on my Tak writing for the Capstone Quarterly and for my upcoming posts.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Puzzle #7: Black to play. What move can black make to avoid Tinue?

This was a very well played game that I watched most of last night. Black did a wonderful job spotting and avoiding Tinue attempts by white. This is one such example.

Two questions;  What is white's Tinue move next turn....and....How can black avoid it?

Note:  Looks like I trimmed the game a bit too much. Please arrow forward to get to the right board state. White's move should be Sc2.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Puzzle #6: Black to Play. Tinue in a few turns.

I say a few turns because there are a couple paths that black can take. However, each end result is the same; black gains Tinue in a few moves.

I put it into 3D mode since the stacks are so tall. As with my other recent puzzles, the board below is interactive.