Virus War

Example

The following example shows how a typical game proceeds.

Both players avoid a confrontation too soon:

Example

'X' continues to keep to the left edge, and 'O' to the right edge:

Example2

The players still avoid contact…

Example3

…and expand along the edges:

Example4

'X' has placed a virus at C6 within three steps of 'O', so 'O' takes the opportunity to kill it:

Example5

'X' retaliates by killing the attacking pieces at D5 and E4, but 'O' is again within distance to kill one of 'X's pieces:

Example6

A similar sequence is repeated by both players:

Example7

…and again:

Example8

Now 'O' is becoming blocked in by a wall of its own killed viruses, and can't reach 'X' in time to infect it again:

Example9

'X' can kill 'O' as soon as it tries to get closer:

Example10

'O' is now completely blocked from 'X' by a wall of its own killed viruses, and has no hope:

Example11

Resistance is futile:

Example12

…and finally 'O' has no available moves and loses:

Example13

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