Game Review – Hidden Costs

Counting is important in Quoridor, especially midgame, after openings have been survived, players have moved some, and the shape of the final path is coming into definition. We have all had that close game.Walls are flying down, attacks, responses, and the two pawns quickly get locked into a shared path. You are ahead, just a…

Game analysis: a short and sweet midgame.

For my first game analysis, I chose a simple game with a very direct midgame. During the opening, Pink both played fences in front of Green (b3h, d3h) and defensive fences (d6h, d8h). Green only counter-attacked against Pink (e5h, c5h, h6v). You can see the situation at the end of the opening in the diagram…