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Othello Transcripts

For full games, Othello transcripts are written in a “60 move” format. Each played move is labeled with the move number that it was played on. The middle 4 squares (the start position) are left unmarked as they were there when the game started. Here’s an example of a transcript and the corresponding position after 10 moves.


Exercise:

Play through the transcript and verify that you end up in the expected position.

FangDia-8.png FangDia-9.png In this book, I will often start with a diagrammed example position. If I want to demonstrate some concept from that position, I will create a transcript in a similar format. The disks that represent the original diagram are unmarked, and the moves that are played are labeled (starting at one). An example of this appears below.
TRANSCRIPT FINAL POSITION



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EXAMPLE POSITION EXAMPLE TRANSCRIPT Final Position
The picture to the right displays the resulting board after the indicated moves have been played.


Near the beginning of the book, I will rely heavily on move to move pictures to help you visualize the positions and what is happening without needing a board. As we move on to more advanced topics (and you become accustomed to visualizing the resulting positions), I will start using the above transcript format to describe games and concepts.

Exercises:

The following two games were played at previous World Othello Championships. Follow through them on a real board and verify that you end up in the expected ending position. If you didn’t you should try again because you must have misflipped. FangDia-12.png FangDia-13.png
TRANSCRIPT Final Position
SEELEY VS. SHAMAN – 2002 WORLD OTHELLO CHAMPIONSHIP – FINALS – GAME 1



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TRANSCRIPT Final Position
CASPARD VS. MURAKAMI – 1998 WORLD OTHELLO CHAMPIONSHIPS – FINALS – GAME 3


Exercises:

Find the valid moves in the following positions. The following positions are taken from a game between former US Champion Raphael Schreiber and former US and World Champion Brian Rose at the 2000 US National Championships. FangDia-16.png FangDia-17.png
1. BLACK TO PLAY 2. WHITE TO PLAY



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3. BLACK TO PLAY 4. WHITE TO PLAY

Answers:

  1. D7, F1, F2, F8, G3, G4, G5, G7, H5, and H7 are the legal moves for black
  2. A2, A4, B1, B2, B7, B8, C1, D1, E8, G7, and G8 are the legal moves for white
  3. F2, G5, G7, G8, H4, H5, H6, and H7 are the legal moves for black
  4. B1, C1, D1, G1, G2, G3, G8, H4, and H5 are the legal moves for white.



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