## Ken's POTW

Quick Othello
- From the standard starting position in Othello/Reversi, what is
the shortest game possible? What are the moves for White and Black?
Assume the board is labelled A-H, 1-8. Black starts in D4 and E5,
White starts in D5 and E4, and Black moves first.

- From the non-standard starting position (Black in D4 and E4; White
in D5 and E5) what is the shortest game? Again, Black moves first.

If you need them, here are the
Rules of Othello/Reversi

Source:
Martin Gardner's Mathematical Diversions. Used in Ken's Puzzle
of the Day 2/9/94.

Solution

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