Ending a game in a draw
 
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TwxTr7
07 Nov 2014 10:37 PM
Anyone know how to end a game in a draw?
Peyrol
18 Nov 2014 8:31 PM
Here is a contrived example.

http://cf.geekdo-images.com/images/pic1015427.jpg

Let us say the blue group can connect to the right side, and the orange group can reach the bottom. Blue is blocked from reaching the left, but orange cannot connect his two groups. In order to win, you must create a continuous chain of linked pegs which connects your border rows, and orange has not done that. If it were legal for orange to place a peg at A3, then he could connect B5 to C2, but it is illegal to play in an opposing border row. Orange might try to create a new chain B3-C5-B7-C9, but blue can easily stop that by occupying any vacant hole along that chain.

Drawn positions like this can occur anywhere on the board. Players are allowed to agree to a draw even if the position is not drawn, but among experienced players this is generally not done.
AnotherAmateur
27 Jan 2015 9:58 PM
had a similar experience at home. Ended in a complete 2 way tie lol. ill post a picture later
sketchpad
08 Mar 2016 3:43 AM
I do not consider this a draw unless you are talking about 'just this corner'. Look at how much of the playing board is still open. Pick a new place on the board and start from there--even if it means totally abandoning this 'one' corner. Just because there is a draw in this one corner of the whole board, doesn't mean the game is over.
Peyrol
07 May 2016 10:56 PM
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I do not consider this a draw unless you are talking about 'just this corner'. Look at how much of the playing board is still open. Pick a new place on the board and start from there--even if it means totally abandoning this 'one' corner. Just because there is a draw in this one corner of the whole board, doesn't mean the game is over.
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That is true, but I specifically added the stipulation "Let us say the blue group can connect to the right side, and the orange group can reach the bottom." It is always a good idea to keep the whole board in mind, and I commend your attitude.
honestabe
19 Jul 2016 6:07 AM
It looks like on this site if there is truly a draw, one player will have to resign to end the game.
I also see a *lot* of unfinished games.
 
 
 
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