
A New Conjecture for Misere Sprouts
Posted:
Mar 5, 2005 10:10 PM


For the record, Cal Hudson, a highly skilled player of Paterson's and Conway's game of sprouts, has recently formulated a rival conjecture to the famous conjecture of Applegate, Jacobson, and Sleator regarding misere sprouts. The Hudson conjecture is that, for N > 9, the first player wins in misere sprouts if and only if N divided by 6 leaves a remainder of 3, 4, or 5. His announcement of this conjecture, and some of the reasoning behind it, is at www.geocities.com/chessdp/ckbait.htm.

