Othello tutorial, p. 3 – How to begin well and not end badly?

In previous parts of my Othello tutorial I wrote on strategy basics and quiet moves. This is very important in the middlegame but in this part I’ll tell you something about starting the game.

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Kurs Othello cz. 3: Jak zacząć, żeby źle nie skończyć?

W ramach kursu Othello omówiliśmy już podstawowe zasady strategii oraz sposoby na wykonywanie tzw. cichych ruchów, co jest szczególnie ważne w tzw. grze środkowej. W kolejnej lekcji omówimy podstawowe zasady otwarć, czyli rozpoczynania gry.

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Chivalry, Cam, Camette and other Camelot variants

I’ve already described Camelot – game excellent in many respects. However story of Camelot does not end here. This game has many variants, with boards of different sizes and with varied number of pieces. And there are Camelot variants for 4 players, more strategic than tactic! Let me introduce you to this games.

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Rycerstwo, Cam, Camette i inne warianty Camelot

Opisywałem już grę Camelot, która jest znakomita pod wieloma względami. Na tym jednak historia gry się nie kończy. Powstały bowiem jej różne jej odmiany rozgrywane na planszach o różnej wielkości i z różną liczbą bierek. Niektóre są grami dla 4 graczy, co przy braku elementu losowego wymaga bardzo nietypowych strategii. Pozwólcie, że przedstawię wam te różne warianty.

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International (100-square) draughts tutorial: Notation

I have already wrote on basics of International Draughts strategy, but these basics are not enough to be a good player. You have to analyze a lot of situations and find some recurrent patterns in them. To achieve this goal you have to learn International Draughts notation system.

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Castle – fight for territory behind a walls

There are games that seem to have been created for a world fame, but they have never become popular. One of them is a game of Castle. Its rules are relatively simple, but its strategic complexity can be seen from the start. What’s more, the game takes place on a huge board with 361 fields, but players have to be smart in using relatively few pieces.

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