Originally posted by crazyblue"I've had eighteen straight whiskies - I think that's the record."
It is questionable though, if White would survive having 49 shots of vodka in his first move. Poor Amy (may she rest in peace) didn't.
Originally posted by andrew93could be wrong but the idea is that the diagonal squares a1..g7 are dangerous. If a player can get rid of all of them in one move AND leave a symmetrical position, then the game is won. I cannot prove white can win with d4 (only). But as the diagonal is spit into two equal groups that cannot be simultaneously taken (and the board is symmetrical) so it seems as though black has no easy win either...
@iamatiger : I believe the player must drink all shots contained within the rectangle with one corner at A1 and the other at x; picking D4 means White must drink the shots from A1 : D4.
Picking anything less than A1:G7 means Black can choose that leaving White in a position where his moves can be mirrored, unless White's starting move is asymmetrical including at least one shot on either the H file, or the 8th rank.
Originally posted by talzamirI believe there are. If you don't go for a symmetrical solution (like A1:G7) then an asymmetrical solution works like so : White starts with a move that ends on at least the 8th rank or H file (I'm thinking something like A1:H1) and then White mirrors whatever Black does. In the event Black tries to mirror white, then White creates another asymmetrical position (like A1:H2). While this continues White always has the option of G7 and we are back to the original solution. In the event Black chooses G7 at any point, then all White needs to do is to create a symmetrical position, which is another way of achieving the same outcome.
A good point.. are the ways for white to start and win, other than G7? If there are, obviously it would involve choosing H1 .. H6 (or A8.. F8) as first move.