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Mornington Crescent

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I feel that in honour of the passing of the legend Humphrey Lyttelton, that a special game of Mornington Crescent should be held in his honour.

We'll play with Hugo's 2nd Strategem, which means that moves accross consecutive rows are prohibitive and tagging is only permissible if the opposing player is about to be huffed. All clear?

I'll start with Albright's Opening:

Totteridge & Whetstone.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hmmm good start. I like that strategem and since everyone knows it, it makes it easier to follow.

    my move is Elephant and Castle
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Baker Street
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hmmmm .. Baker Street. Now that would have been quite a predictable move if you were following the Yin Sang Stratagem. But straight after Elephant and Castle? Nice!

    Angel!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I hit you with.... Amersham!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ah, the Kaplinski double-bluff.

    Well, then. Aldgate.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    oh, ouch, i didn't see that one coming. You can tell i'm a little bit rusty at this.

    How to get out of this one...let's play....the saviour of all, Gospel Oak.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Only a fool would have gone there!!!!
    Still, that's how you're rolling, so I'll bust into Covent Garden to get a bit more centralised! ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Burdett Road :cool:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hmmm, the pre-Blitz edition, eh?

    Back to Aldgate East.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    are you even allowed to do that?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ah yes, i see what youve done now!! thats clever!!

    im doubling back to Seven Sisters just for that!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What a gift!
    Euston
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    oof, ganging up I see.

    A tricky and not very well known move shall come into play here, more often used in the Falang Strategem but I believe it works here.

    Notting Hill Gate
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Are we following the standard Thurgood-Hamilton conversion algorithm, but banning semi-lateral shunts?

    Either way, 'Tudor Court Rules' would suggest :

    Blackfriars! :cool:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hmm, surprised no-one has employed Rushden's Gambit yet though Teagan did miss a good huffing opportunity.

    Fairlop.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Fairlop.

    Eeek! :chin:

    Warren Street?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's close, but I think we can get out of this one.

    Covent Garden.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i'm starting to worry that it might just be me, who has no idea what's going on...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    phoenix24 wrote: »
    i'm starting to worry that it might just be me, who has no idea what's going on...


    Hehe that took a long time.

    I'm invoking Trumpington's Variations, Waterloo.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    In that case I have to go for Elephant and Castle, since anywhere else is an illegal move !!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    phoenix24 wrote: »
    i'm starting to worry that it might just be me, who has no idea what's going on...

    dont worry man, you're not missing much, its basically one of those games that you make up as you go along.

    its a load of bollocks really and is supposed to take the piss out of those complicated strategy games, goes back to the 70s i believe.

    i'll probably get some messages now sayings its because i dont know how to play, thats how these threads tend to go when they pop up on every other message board every week.

    anyone people! carry on, enjoy!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    dont worry man, you're not missing much, its basically one of those games that you make up as you go along.

    its a load of bollocks really and is supposed to take the piss out of those complicated strategy games, goes back to the 70s i believe.

    i'll probably get some messages now sayings its because i dont know how to play, thats how these threads tend to go when they pop up on every other message board every week.

    anyone people! carry on, enjoy!
    You just don't know how to play :p

    Anyway, I know it's late in the game, but I don't think anyone has completed a sliding return path with the associated centralisation algorithm, so I'll call Covent Gardens.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    dont worry man, you're not missing much, its basically one of those games that you make up as you go along.

    its a load of bollocks really and is supposed to take the piss out of those complicated strategy games, goes back to the 70s i believe.

    i'll probably get some messages now sayings its because i dont know how to play, thats how these threads tend to go when they pop up on every other message board every week.

    anyone people! carry on, enjoy!

    To echo KoG, you just aren't familiar with the rules :p

    That looks like the Wikipedia definition of the game...

    From Covent Garden, the easiest move I guess is a straight diagonal:

    Liverpool Street
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Double-flip... Kentish Town
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    knew it! :lol:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    piccolo wrote: »
    Double-flip... Kentish Town

    Ouch! Isn't is a bit early to go with the aggressive Orrington’s Parallel Equivalence Formula? Surely if you had waited for an inverted Penning Trap, that move would have been devastating?

    Ah well, put it down to inexperience.

    Holland Park! :thumb:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Calais?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    invoking the special international rules shyboy?? tut tut, remember you must always announce it.

    If that is how you are playing it, however, We'll head for Kentish Town.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Easy,

    Embankment
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Walked straight into that.

    Swiss Cottage.
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