Adventures while Playing Tantrix online
This tale refers to game ddyer-windy-2000-05-29-0503.
Green to Move
Here is the position, you are playing Green, it's your move. Where
do you move???
The Best Laid Plan
Above is the obviously perfect move:
Play tile #1 at the top, forcing tile 3 to connect.
Then, after yellow's forced move, all the green tiles will be connected.
Note that the replacement drawn for tile #3, another green straight, ruins
The green straight forms two identical red-green-green forced spaces.
The moral of this tale is even a perfect move can go bad, given the
shocking but true: there are already five of them on the board, so only
one of the r-g-g came up immediately, but the other is doomed to remain
in effect, green wasted a move to create a short green line that can never