Questions tagged [end-game]

The closing part of the game when players make their final moves to try to win. Do not use this tag in isolation; pair it with a tag for the game(s) being discussed.

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Gin-Rummy end-game considerations

In Gin-Rummy, when you and/or the opponent getting close to the winning score (usually 100), how one should modify her play? For example, I think, that if you just need few points in order to win ...
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Am I doomed in Shithead end-game?

This end-game puzzle is for Shithead. I am beginner, and was quite surprised this end-game seems lost to me. Is it a mathematical loss? You can treat this as a "perfect knowledge" and "perfect play" ...
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How does this Example Endgame work in Scrabble? Playing Out Scenario

In Wikibook's Scrabble guide, they have a Scrabble/Endgame section. In the Example Endgame Subsection, they show how a person could play out his letters, knowing through tile-tracking that the ...
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What happens when this situation occurs in Tsuro? [duplicate]

There are two empty sepetated spaces left and the person going does not have a card to play but the next person does. Does the first person lose because they are out of cards to play or does the ...
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Territory inside of territory

I have a question about the ending/scoring of a Go game. Specifically regarding territory inside of territory. For example, in a position like this: \$\$ --------------------- \$\$ | . . . . . . O . . | \$...
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End game deciding on dead stones

In a game of Go, we were in a strange position. If my opponent moved at one point to put my pieces in atari, his pieces would get taken. If I moved at that same point my pieces would’ve been taken. ...
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Does a game exist where some win, some lose, and some don't?

In most games, everyone starts off with the potential to either win or lose. At the end, they've all either won or lost. Some games have a player who's like a referee -- they can neither win nor ...
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Probabilities: Backgammon - final move

So I was playing a lot of backgammon lately, and I noticed something. It seemed like I was "going out" on doubles more often than not. And my initial reaction was "Shouldn't that be, at best, a 1 in 6 ...
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Go - How does one count territory in these two scenarios? (9x9)

I'm learning to play Go and I was trying to develop a game in java, but I'm still not sure how to count territory in some cases. In the scenario below, which side belongs to White, Top or Bottom? \$...
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International Checkers - winning strategy for 3 [4] kings vs 1 king

Is there any winning strategy in International Checkers for 3 or more kings vs 1 king? I've reached a draw because the opponent was moving his single king on the diagonal from one end to another, and ...
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How to count non fully walled territory?

I just started to learn Go. I still have some problems to properly understand how to count territory when the game has finished (by both players passing). For example, if the game ends in the ...
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What if there are two paths connecting to the gold in Saboteur 2?

Let's say a blue dwarf makes the final connection to the gold. However, there are two paths that one could take to get from the ladder to the gold. One of these paths has a blue door, one of them has ...
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Are there restrictions on pawn promotion if two pawns are on the same column?

I was playing white and I had one pawn at a7 and the other at a6. My opponent didn't let me promote the pawn to a Queen stating that when two pawns are in the same column then the pawn doesn't get ...
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When is it ok to king-make?

The other day whilst playing an epic, 4-deck game of Munchkin, I found myself well behind and in a position to let someone win so we could quit. I didn't want to leave early (I did anyway!) but the ...
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Is it possible to get a stalemate in Checkers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the term for a stalemate in Checkers? I was going to post this in StackOverflow, when I realized it really has nothing to do with programming. If it has a better home, ...
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Do professional-level Go players memorize a list of endgame positions as part of their training?

As in this question there were two questions, I extract the second question here.
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Do we have Go endgame tablebases, just like Chess?

I am a relative newcomer to Go and more interested in the programming aspects of designing a Go Engine. Do Go engines use a systematic list of Endgame positions with known wins, the way chess ...