White advantage

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Allys
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White advantage

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White advantage has been been acknowledged and should be dealt with, so that it is reduced to say no more than 52-53% victory rate (like chess).

2 suggestions so far:
A) Prevent White from playing 2 Squares in a row on the first two turns.

B) Black has 1 less Square and 1 more Circle (or 1 more Triangle)

Any other ideas besides C) Combining A) + B) ?

A) can be tried in the current config of the game. It does counterbalance a little bit, but enough so?

Let us know what you think.
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Shobu
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Re: White advantage

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what is the estimated % white advantage?
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Allys
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Re: White advantage

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Shobu wrote: 08 January 2022, 16:18 what is the estimated % white advantage?
Around 58-59% Victory rate
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Allys
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Re: White advantage

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Option A) has been implemented and 1st player win rate has dropped a little bit (around 56.5-57%)
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Allys
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Re: White advantage

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For your information, 1st player win ratio has dropped to 51,15 %. Which seems pretty reasonable ;)
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Stuff by Bez
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Re: White advantage

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Could the 'pie rule' be implemented?
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Allys
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Re: White advantage

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I don't think it would be useful, since White's advantage seems pretty much dealt with since the rule of not being able to play 2 squares in a row as your first 2 moves has been implemented.
And the advantage does not come from playing first, but from playing a square first (the pie rule wouldn't prevent the 2nd player to do so).
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Molbertino Aquarelli
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Re: White advantage

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Having played some amount of games I must say the white advantage is still enormous. Even more, I am sure white still always wins with the right play.
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