Friday, January 20, 2012

Pente - πέντε

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Pente is a strategy game created in 1977 by Gary Gabrel, based on the Japanese game ninuki-renju, a variant of renju or gomoku. The players alternate in placing stones of their color on free intersections. The players aim to create five vertically, horizontally or diagonally connected stones of their color. Captures are obtained by surrounding pairs of an opponents' stones vertically, horizontally, or diagonally with stones of their own placed at the ends of the pair. A player wins by either getting 5 (or more) of their stones in a row or by capturing 5 (or more) pairs of their opponent's stones. Pente (πέντε) is the number five in Greek.

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34 comments:

  1. What an interesting , terrific B&W capture for the day, Karen! I love it! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. nice shot. i like the perspective!

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  3. i like the perspective also, cool shot!!

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  4. a strong choice for b&w...LOVE it!

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  5. this works nicely in black and white. love the perspective here and the contrast of not only the black and white but the circles and squares. nicely done. happy weekend to you Karen. take good care now.

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  6. Very interesting to learn about the game, and I like the way we can see the lines through the clear stones. A fine photo.

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  7. Nice, beautiful contrast Like it :)

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  8. A well exposed sot, and love some of the reflections

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  9. reminds me of similar games. It made a great bw shot. :)

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  10. Excellent picture !

    Please have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. wonderful composition, you have the light angle just perfect..
    nice explanation of the game to go with it too! *S*

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  12. wonderful composition, you have the light angle just perfect..
    nice explanation of the game to go with it too! *S*

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  13. Very black and white in this picture. Good choice of motifs to black and white.
    Have a nice weekend

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  14. Fantastic perspective and black & white tones.

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  15. This is great in monochrome, I love the contrast.

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  16. I'm not familiar with the game. Sounds interesting. I like the shot a lot.

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  17. It's my first time to know this game. Your shot makes them look like gem stones :)

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  18. lovely sparkling reflections

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  19. Great reflections and composition, - perfect in b&w.

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  20. Wonderful B & W, I like the light they give off these glass beads.

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  21. Perfect B/W picture, great shot.
    Thanks for comment in my blog.
    Anna

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  22. you did an amazing job setting up this shot!

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  23. I've never had the patience for this game. But it looks great in a black and white photo. :)

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  24. nice pic karen, i usually win when we play this game!

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  25. Love the B&W! I'm just starting to experiment with it.

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  26. Well composed shot!!! Works well in B&W!

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  27. Wow this shot is gorgeous ! The game is seems simple but intricate I think I blew too many brain cells to be able to concentrate on what I would or should ? be doing ? LOL .. nice shot .. I like this meme !
    Joy

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  28. Nice black and white pic. I remember playing this game!

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  29. Nice shot, I can't remember playing with them..;-D

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  30. I've played Pente before--trickier than it sounds. Very creative B&W. Mickie ;)

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