Monday, July 24, 2006

Endgame



Find the winning sequence. Believe it or not, there is actually one. 22 pts down with 6 vowels, it was looking really difficult.

15 comments:

ballhawk said...

i cant see it!

merlion said...

Best scenario is a draw.
Starting with OLEO

Hubert wee said...

Draw? Should win by 1

OLEO/334 .....UPON(18)/366
ASEA(27)/ 361+6=367

Possible to block with HOP, but Cheah might not see.It is very unlike his style.

OLEO/334....HOP(8)/356
ANSAE g1 (14)/ 348+6=354

merlion said...

After HOP, ANSAE you get +8 from NOTT for draw.

Yes, HOP is very difficult to see because the endgame is a further 2 moves deep. He wud hv seen ASEA outplay and block , very likely with WEPT and you win with AKE, then SPA.

Hubert wee said...

Knowing cheah, he would probably bungle it.

Anonymous said...

Oh I would certainly have bungled it. Had completely mistracked.

Had also gone completely bats over trying to kill both the S hook for FETE and the E hook of TRYSTE.

Anonymous said...

Ah incidentally the last tile was T

Anonymous said...

Well, the fact is you won. Lucky for you your opponent's end game needs work

Anonymous said...

ANOA wins with EASE/ACIDS or EASE/HIDES.

OLEO loses to WEPT blocking ASEA.

Merlion said...

Anonymous, your endgame is flawed, ANOA/EASE does not comply bcos yr rack is AAAEEOS.

OLEO - WEPT does not lose, see my earlier post.

sonic said...

comment on the presentation: the diagram is not clear to me that AKE wasn't played yet. I didn't realise there is space to play AKE later; I thought that was already on the board.

Anonymous said...

My mistake. OLEO is the winner.

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