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This list is intended to provide some challenging situations from real games, similar to the diagrams you can find in chess magazines.

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Each situation will be described with a picture along with text giving all the necessary details to solve the problem. Answers should be found by the readers!

I invite you all to add your contributions to this list,as well solutions as new problems of your own. As long as no one complains, there will be no limit per game or user.

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1. Board Game: Atoll [Average Rating:5.47 Overall Rank:9083]
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Playing white in this position I first thought I was lost...



... but at second sight, I found a winning move!
 
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2. Board Game: Atoll [Average Rating:5.47 Overall Rank:9083]
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A more complicated situation



Can you see my winning move there ?
 
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3. Board Game: Backgammon [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:917]
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I'm playing black. How should I play this 3-1 ?

 
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4. Board Game: Backgammon [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:917]
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Is it worth trying to escape my lone man with 24-21,21-15 ?

 
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5. Board Game: Backgammon [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:917]
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How would you handle this 6-5 ?

 
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6. Board Game: Backgammon [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:917]
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Played this one yesterday:



How my (orange) opponent should have played this double 5?
 
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7. Board Game: Battle of LITS [Average Rating:7.08 Unranked]
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[Is it uncouth for me to include my own game here? I know trioker hasn't posted any A-mazing rooks puzzles yet. . .ninja]



The supply contains 3 L's, 4 T's, and 3 S's. It is X's turn to move. X has at least one move that will guarantee victory. What is it?

While this puzzle doesn't require as much looking ahead as some of the other puzzles in this GeekList (like, say, the Kamisado puzzles), it does help illustrate a certain strategic concept.

(Unfortunately, in the game where this came up, I did not play a move that guaranteed victory, instead playing a move that had exactly one winning response from O. O did not see this winning response, so I won anyway.)
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8. Board Game: Can't Stop [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:485]
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Lost today on Yucata wow



I am yellow and had already entered two pawns on the board. How should I play those dice now ?
 
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9. Board Game: ConHex [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:2617]
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From a game on Yucata against my geekbuddy IronMoss: I just played K4. How does my opponent kills me now?
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10. Board Game: Connect Four [Average Rating:4.81 Overall Rank:11137]
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Already a forced win there for yellow...


 
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11. Board Game: Connect6 [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:4490]
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I played this one yesterday at Iggamecenter.



I just put the two black stones at K11 and M11...: how did my opponent wiped me out of the board?
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12. Board Game: Connect6 [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:4490]
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I had the honor to win the victor of the tournament:



Can you see a winning sequence?
 
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13. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:440]
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What would you select for your crib ?
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14. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:440]
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What cards would you select for your crib ?
 
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15. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:440]
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What to put in your opponent's crib ?

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3 and 5 was my choice
 
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16. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:440]
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What cards would you choose for your opponent's crib ?

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Queen and 4 have been my choice
 
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17. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:440]
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What for your own crib ?

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double 5 for me
 
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18. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:440]
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What for your own crib ?

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I think 6 and 8 was correct
 
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19. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:440]
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Select two cards for your crib

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considering the scores, I have chosen 6 and 8, with the hope to reach 121 by pegging in play
 
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20. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:440]
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What would you discard in your crib in order to score 6 points?

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you have no less than four choices: double 2; 4 and 10; 4 and Jack ; 10 and Jack.

My preference goes to 10 and Jack with the better chances to score from the crib

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21. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:440]
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What to discard ?

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i chose 2 and 3, to maximise scoring from the crib
 
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22. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:440]
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Saddly, you *must* discard two cards into your opponent's crib... Which ones would you choose ?

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1 and 2 have been my choice there
 
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23. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:440]
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What to discard ?

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I chose to sacrifice my pair of 5 and put a 10 and a 5 into my crib
 
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24. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:440]
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Which card would you play there ?

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I played the 3, in order to avoid a 5 answer
 
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25. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:440]
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Which opening card would you play ?

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I elected the 7; with the idea of scoring for a 678 sequence
 
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