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Topic: Hex Win Proof?
Replies: 41   Last Post: Mar 24, 2004 6:39 PM

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 Richard Henry Posts: 1,006 Registered: 12/6/04
Re: Hex Win Proof?
Posted: Mar 19, 2004 6:10 PM

"Tim Brauch" <RnEeMwOs.pVoEst@tbrauch.cNOoSPAMm> wrote in message
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> j_welton@hotmail.com (Jonathan Welton) wrote in
>

> > Neither of the proofs (which are basically the same) posted so far is
> > correct. Both would apparently conclude that a winning path would be
> > formed on a squared board, whereas this is not the case - a squared
> > board could end in a draw.
> >
> > An actual proof must use the hex nature of the board or,
> > alternatively, that 3 cells meet at each vertex. A proof is given in
> > Cameron Browne's book Hex Strategy, but whether it would convince an
> > intelligent layman is not clear.
> >
> > Maybe a simpler proof could be achieved by induction?
> >
> > Jonathan Welton

>
> I wasn't assuming a square board, I was imagining the board set up like
> a parallelogram. At least, that is how I orientate the board when I
> play. Then red goes top to bottom and blue goes left to right (red and
> blue because the board I made uses poker chips).
>
> What would be more interesting is trying to explain to a lay person that
> whoever goes first should win, unless they screw it up. That is why
> whenever I play, I always go second. If I lose, it was destined.

If you are a really good player, you go second, and tell your opponent the

Date Subject Author
3/18/04 Bill Taylor
3/18/04 Tim Brauch
3/19/04 Brian Chandler
3/19/04 Jonathan Welton
3/19/04 Tim Brauch
3/19/04 Richard Henry
3/20/04 Chan-Ho Suh
3/21/04 Arthur J. O'Dwyer
3/19/04 Bob Harris
3/19/04 Tim Smith
3/19/04 Dvd Avins
3/20/04 Nate Smith
3/20/04 Chan-Ho Suh
3/20/04 G. A. Edgar
3/19/04 Richard Henry
3/19/04 Steven Meyers
3/20/04 Nate Smith
3/20/04 Larry Hammick
3/20/04 Tim Smith
3/21/04 Steven Meyers
3/22/04 Torben Mogensen
3/22/04 Chan-Ho Suh
3/22/04 Torben Mogensen
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3/23/04 Torben Mogensen
3/23/04 Robin Chapman
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3/23/04 Alexander Malkis
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3/23/04 Dr. Eric Wingler
3/24/04 Danny Purvis
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