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Competition, part 4

Tuzdek, the trap or black hole to your treasury cup. Speciality of the game Toguz kumalak/Toguz korgool. You will not find this rule in other well known mancala game. About tuzdek you should know, that you can create just one on each side of the board. If created, it cannot be moved or destroyed. It can never be created in cup number nine. And it is not possible to create both tuzdek in cups with same number. It means, that the player, who is trying to make tuzdek as the second, has a little bit more limits.

Tuzdek is something very good. Everything, what falls into tuzdek is immediately moved to player's treasury cup. If you create tuzdek at the beginning of the game, you can expect about 30 seeds collected via tuzdek during a game. As you need 82 to win, tuzdek really helps. So let's take a look how can tuzdek be created.

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It is bottom player's turn. He can create tuzdek. He can sow B8, where are 4 seeds. Sowing will end up in T2. After sowing T2 contains exactly 3 seeds.

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So in the cup T2 bottom player created the tuzdek. He will put a sign, seed of other color and he capture the three seeds.

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If you write you tournament game or some position, you use X as a sign for tuzdek. If the following diagram it is top player's turn. He can create tuzdek if he sow cup T9.

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And the bottom player can follow him - he can create tuzdek in T3. In cup B9 is so many seeds, that during sowing this player put 2 seeds into some cups. And because of this tuzdek in T3 can be created, even if there is now just one seed.

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After sowing of 22 seeds it will look like this:

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Fourth block of

questions

What cups can bottom player sow to create a tuzdek?

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What cups can bottom player sow to create a tuzdek?

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It is top player's turn. About situation on the board we can say:

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It is top player's turn. About situation on the board we can say:

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That is all.

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