9's.

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aradesh
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9's.

Post by aradesh » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:38 pm

anyone ever solved a board with a 3x3 block of mines on it? i call them 9's. I once had a beginner board with a 9 on that I blasted in less than half a second.

Here I had one - made the correct guess, was either taking a 50/50 guess or choosing a square that if it hadn't killed me would have solved the "guess" below. Shame. Was hoping for an 8.

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 4405_n.jpg

p.s. i tried to post this as an image in the post, however it just kept saying that it was unable to determine the dimensions of the image - is it broken?

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Re: 9's.

Post by EWQMinesweeper » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:53 pm

indeed a very interesting pattern.

actually because of my playing style i hardly ever notice 9's (and similar unempty boxes), since i take such guesses as soon as they fit into the solve.
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Re: 9's.

Post by Tommy » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:37 am

Yup, it happens, not as often as getting an 8, but yes, it happens.

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Re: 9's.

Post by aradesh » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:48 pm

Funny. I just had a very similar situation, the logic was identical but the outcome slightly different: http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 1823_n.jpg

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Re: 9's.

Post by aradesh » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:04 pm

I just thought also. This is the kind of scenario where Cryslon's 50/50 eliminator should NOT help.

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Re: 9's.

Post by Quate » Thu May 17, 2012 1:20 am

A few days ago I encountered a forced guess that I later discovered was a nine. Pretty cool. Never gotten an eight though!
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Best Times: 1.25-17.99-71.03 = 90.27!
NF Times: 1.25-24.27-114.26 = 139.78

Best 3BV/s: 4.604-3.051-2.349 = 10.004!
NF 3BV/s: 3.232-2.424-1.392 = 7.048

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