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by RobertBr
21 March 2019, 16:29
Forum: Blooms
Topic: Blooms Tournament debrief
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Blooms Tournament debrief

Panteri brought my winning streak to an end taking the March Yellow Hex tournament (5x5, X=20). It is worth looking at his games which are all relatively dynamic (a lot of X=20 games tend towards rather static endgames). https://en.boardgamearena.com/#!gamereview?table=49854054 https://en.boardgamea...
by RobertBr
16 March 2019, 23:50
Forum: Blooms
Topic: Blooms Tournament debrief
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Blooms Tournament debrief

With 26 players I think the Black Hex tournament has been the largest so far played on the site. I've picked out two games by my opponent in the final (lololee): https://en.boardgamearena.com/#!table?table=49629272 https://en.boardgamearena.com/#!table?table=49687202 The first is a great example of ...
by RobertBr
15 March 2019, 14:17
Forum: Blooms
Topic: Blooms Tournament debrief
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Blooms Tournament debrief

The 6x6 Winter in the Forest just ended Two interesting games, the first I played in involves a series of small exchanges and exhibits a whole range of tensions; the second Tashina's semi-final game, which I think is really interesting as Tashina starts with what appears to be a very weak opening, o...
by RobertBr
14 March 2019, 01:36
Forum: Blooms
Topic: Blooms Tournament debrief
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Blooms Tournament debrief

I think its a good game showing the importance of more subtle structural elements, the black blooms are actually very strong, while the detached yellow and red blooms turn out to be much weaker than they first appeared. I think playing B2-D4 immediately after the capture of the blue bloom would have...
by RobertBr
13 March 2019, 08:34
Forum: Blooms
Topic: Blooms Tournament debrief
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Blooms Tournament debrief

Congratulatons to andycupid who won the Long Summer in he Garden tournament (4x4 with a high X), the final game between andycupid and Mathteacher is worth looking at:

https://en.boardgamearena.com/#!table?table=49625283
by RobertBr
11 March 2019, 16:37
Forum: Blooms
Topic: Resigning
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Resigning

It is not unusual to hit a situation where you have 10-20 moves to play out to finish a game. I'm not sure what the tournament behaviour is if you concede (or even if you can conceded in a tournament) but it would be very useful if you could do so to save playing out lengthy and slightly pointless e...
by RobertBr
10 March 2019, 13:52
Forum: Blooms
Topic: Blooms Tournament debrief
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Blooms Tournament debrief

The TinyTourney tournament, which despite its name was a 5 edge (X=15) competition, is just wrapping up, and I wanted to leave my list of games I thought particularly interesting/well played/close, hopefully others might wish to offer their own choices or comment on some of the games. https://en.boa...
by RobertBr
08 March 2019, 10:21
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Best ever rank
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Best ever rank

This is something I have suggested before but I think would be a very simple and valuable addition - a best ever rank for each game in your stats calculated by taking what percentage of players you are better than at any moment and recorded by the rank you achieved. For example, say at Go I was rank...
by RobertBr
07 August 2017, 09:47
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Hanabi : A beginner's guide to conventions and strategies
Replies: 21
Views: 13766

Re: Hanabi : A beginner's guide to conventions and strategies

Some of the tone of these posts are what make playing Hanabi online no fun at all. A lot of player treat convetions like they are strategies - they are not. There are lots of possible conventions you could adopt. For example a very effective convention with beginners is 'unambiguous singles' which s...
by RobertBr
19 July 2017, 09:13
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Puerto Rico: WBC variant
Replies: 0
Views: 473

Puerto Rico: WBC variant

I was wondering if it would be possible to implement an alternative to the balanced variant in Puerto Rico. At the world championships the game is usually played as standard but with a bid (in half point increments) for seating position. The first player bids a number of points for a position. The n...

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