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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Puzzle #21: White to Play; What is White's Best Move?

A slightly different kind of puzzle for you guys and gals this time. What would you do as White in this situation, and why?

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Puzzle #20: White to Play; White to Tinue

Hello all!

Here's another hard one (I think it's hard, anyway). There are a couple main branches; see if you can figure them out!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Physical Book vs. Kindle

Dear wonderful readers,

I have gotten some requests to make an eBook version of Mastering Tak available. I am happy to do this, but I wanted to give you advanced warning that the quality of the ebook will not be that of the printed one. This has to do with the way that the publishing software formats my uploaded document. I do not have the expertise to reformat my book for cross-platform flexibility nor the money to hire it out. So, here are some examples of both the printed vs the eBook incarnations:

As you can see, the eBook version does not support some of my font choices and page layouts.

Kindle/eBooks are amazingly portable and instantly available. And, I am not trying to discourage you from enjoying my book in the way that you prefer; I just want everyone to go in with eyes open.

Mastering Tak:  Level I Kindle Edition

As always, comments are encouraged!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Mastering Tak: Level I -- It's Here!!!

Hello Takolytes,

I would like to present to you my brainchild...Mastering Tak:  Level I !!

For quite some time, I've been working on a series of Tak strategy guides for rookies and veterans alike. Featuring definitions, Taktics, strategies, and walkthroughs, this series will focus on pattern recognition and board evaluation to lead to consistent improvement in gameplay.

And now, the first level is available!

Here are a couple screenshots to give you an idea of the layout and content:

Follow the link below for book specs and purchasing information.

Mastering Tak: Level I

A version for Kindle is also available. Please read this before purchasing the eBook.

As always, if you have any questions, post them in the comments and I'll respond as quickly as I can.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Puzzle #19: White to Play; White to Tinue

Here's a fun one for you. AaaarghBot can be amazingly annoying, but can also offer some nice entertainment. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Puzzle #18: Black to Play; Black to Tinue

I decided to post an easy one this week in a 6x6 size since my mind is focused on the tournament watching/playing and on getting my book ready for print. I'll dedicate a post to the book in a week or two.

This Tinue is care of IntuitionBot and its shortsightedness.