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Subject: First move "EinStein wuerfelt nicht"

Author: Ingo Althofer

Date: 05:33:48 03/05/05

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Dear Theo,

thanks for accepting the challenge.


On March 05, 2005 at 06:17:19, Theo van der Storm wrote:
>On March 04, 2005 at 10:15:35, Ingo Althofer wrote:
>>(The same [luck in dice] had Dan Wulff in Paderborn against me...)
>
>Must be. Anyone else?

No. Only you two.


>>Please, allow me for the first move, because I give you my
>>starting position in advance. Here it comes:
>
>Hmm. The first move may still be an advantage for you...

In case of random starting positions Monte Carlo runs gave
a 53 percent wins for the first player...
This is counterbalanced by your right to have seen my
setup in advance.

>>PS: When you win this game, you get a free (small)
>>glass copy of the game.
>
>OK.
>You are not allowed to use a computerprogram.

Promised.

>I do not have such a program.

Training with "our" program (in Jena) was the reason
for the Paderborn proposals.


>When you win, you have your revenge.
>OK?

Ok.

>Game ON!
>
>1 6 3 - -
>5 2 - - -
>4 - - - 2
>- - - 3 1
>- - 4 6 5

On your dice roll:
> On March 05, 2005 at 06:17:19, Theo van der Storm wrote:
19 means 1 mod 6, so you threw a "1".

My "1" can only make self-captures. I take the 5,
and the resulting position is

Ingo
- 6 3 - -
1 2 - - -
4 - - - 2
- - - 3 1
- - 4 6 5
     Theo


> Good Game,

The same for you,  Ingo.



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