Othello

Start at: 15:30 August 8 2020 UK time

Finish at: 18:00 August 8 2020 UK time

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10 minute time control. 7 round swiss. The tie-break used is number of pieces on the board at the end of the game. This tournament will take place on Vint.ee so please sign up to use their platform at: https://www.vint.ee/en-gb/signup, and provide your Vint username when you register here. No pre-registration is needed in Vint! One just needs to use the given link to find a tournament and log into the tournament room ten minutes before the tournament starts, and press “Register” button in tournament room. After that you should see black tick in front of your username. Tournament room for this event is: https://www.vint.ee/en-gb/tournament/details/164827 Othello, also known as Reversi, is a strategy board game for two players, played on an 8×8 uncheckered board. There are sixty-four identical game pieces called disks (often spelled “discs”), which are light on one side and dark on the other. Players take turns placing disks on the board with their assigned colour facing up. During a play, any disks of the opponent’s colour that are in a straight line and bounded by the disk just placed and another disk of the current player’s colour are turned over to the current player’s colour. The object of the game is to have the majority of disks turned to display your colour when the last playable empty square is filled. Othello was “perfected” by Goro Hasegawa in 1971, who named it after his favourite Shakespearean character. However, apart from two small rule changes, the game is identical to Reversi, which was invented by Lewis Waterman in or around 1880.  

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Adult, Child

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