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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Othello tutorial, part 2. Don’t build walls and be quiet

In previous Othello lesson I wrote about importance of corners and mobility. Unfortunately knowledge about this isn’t enough to win against an opponent who also tries to win corners and to be mobile. In order to defeat such opponent you need to understand the concept of frontier discs and learn how to do quiet moves and avoid building walls.

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How to win at Othello? Part 1 – Strategy basics, stable discs and mobility

My article on Reversi and Othello was quite popular. I know some people found it because they were looking for information on Othello strategy and tactics. These people already know how to play, but they don’t know know how to win.

Othello is one of my favorite board games. I spent some time playing, learning strategies and tactics and analyzing my own mistakes. I want to share this knowledge in series of articles. Here’s the first one.

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