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Subject: A challenge to Theo van der Storm!

Author: Ingo Althofer

Date: 07:15:35 03/04/05


Dear Theo,

thanks for your nice posting, but ...

> Subject: Ein Stein Wuerfelt nicht (One stone doesn't throw dice)
> Posted by Theo van der Storm (Profile) on March 03, 2005 at 16:22:45:
>
> It was good fun.
> Gerd tought me the game. We played the game quickly.
> After only a few games he didn't seem to stand a chance,
> eventhough dice are involved. I beat the shit out of him.
> Gerd was such a good loser that he called me "profi" (pro)
> and now I feel guilty...

Until here, everything is fine. (Perhaps the translation of the
game's title to English would be a bit more precise by writing
"A single stone does not throw dice".)


But now you write something that cries for a revenge ;-)

> By the way, I discarded Ingo Althöfer's strategic advice
> - as explained by Gerd and others - right away and played my own strategy.

You must have had a bandwaggon full of luck with the dice.
(The same had Dan Wulff in Paderborn against me...)
So, I challenge you for a demonstration game, right here
in the public CCC forum.

Please, allow me for the first move, because I give you my
starting position in advance. Here it comes:

1 6 3 - -
5 2 - - -
4 - - - x
- - - x x
- - x x x

(The diagram is seen best with constant-width font.)

How will we roll the dice?
Let's do it artificially: We take the count of seconds
in the "ccc-clock", modulo 6.
Here mod=1 means 1, mod=2 means 2, ..., mod=0 means 6.
So, for instance 16:22:45 is 45(mod6)=3 mod6, so a "3".

In your reply you may fill the "x"-es with your numbers,
and the second-counter of your message will give me the
first roll of my dice.  Ok?

Ingo.

PS: When you win this game, you get a free (small)
glass copy of the game.



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