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« on: February 23, 2010, 10:29:13 AM »

The Jamzu Daily Double on Touch Arcade started off with a bang, with the two positions below.

POSITION ONE  Red to move with a one.

A2 is a must! If you happen to be unlucky enough to get another roll of 1 (or also with a 3 if you want), then you can block behind with B3-A2. A7 would not allow this option.

POSITION TWO  Red to move with a six.

B7-B3 is the overall best here. You need to open the lane 7 runner and take control of the lane. Getting this runner a chance to escape now is best. The G2 runner can go some other time, and is not in any danger of being blocked.

Several players guessed A7, incorrectly, for the first position best move.  The fully open lane 7 was deceiving, and at first no one saw the better move at A2.

TheSporkWithin was the first player to get a best move correct, with B7-B3 in the second position.  On the second round, though, TheSporkWithin also missed A2.

Finally, in the second round, haffertee came through with both best moves, and won the first day's prize!
After the contest was over, Khamous PM'd me with some very persuasive logic for B3-C4 as a potential better move than A2 in the first position.  The gist of his reasoning is that you get three open lanes with this move, that you can potentially move forward in lane 3 where Blue is already double-blocked, and then attack behind in this lane, and that B6-C5 is not as strong because Blue can also open in lane 6, potentially getting free.

Looking at this idea more, though, I thought if Blue was lucky and got a 6 next roll, the possibility of I4-C6 made Khamous' suggestion too dangerous.  But Khamous stuck to his guns, and backed up his reasoning even more.  At this point, I agreed that that B3-C4 could be stronger, but it would take a lot more analysis to sort it out fully.

« Last Edit: October 28, 2010, 02:38:21 PM by Doug Nicola » Logged
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 12:26:10 PM »

This game pisses me off!  >:(

I hate losing, especially when real money is involved, and I feel like I should be doing better.

Then, when you post the answers to the puzzles, it makes perfect sense, further irking me because I feel like I should have been smart enough to figure it out first.  So, not only does it hit me in the pockect book, but it insults my intelligence.

There.  I said it.  [/rant]

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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 09:24:12 AM »

Lol!  Thanks for the rant, Czar.   ;)
I'm glad to see people putting so much intensity into this contest!  Would perhaps be a bit more healthy, though, if we all took the stress level down a notch or two. (Including me!)  It is only $15 after all. :)  And from a sports psychology perspective, being more relaxed will help you think more clearly.   :D

But really, I am very glad we're all having tons of fun.  Getting this intense about Jamzu can only be a good thing. :)

Glad to see you think the answers make perfect sense.  This is the part that stresses me out the most.  When there are several possible moves, I want to make very sure I've chosen the best, and can back it up!

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