Results ZÈRTZ &
GIPF event in Leuven
(D) had already won the ZÈRTZ e-mail
tournament on Richard's PBeM server, but
he always came a bit short when playing
in real time. This time Michael lived up
to his status: he won 6 out of 7 games and
grabbed his first *real* title convincingly.
The Belgians battled for the places 2 to
For the cross
table, go to the complete
last GIPF tournaments had all been dominated
by Kurt Van den branden, Patrick Van de
Perre and Werner Dupont. That was also the
case in Leuven, but they got company...
After having experimented for years with
plenty of GIPF-pieces - with mixed results
- André De Laet changed his strategy
drastically about half a year ago: suddenly
he started playing with only 2 GIPF-pieces,
and shortly after that with only one. Risky,
but he always seems to find a way to have
that sole GIPF save and tries to make sure
that he has always more pieces in reserve
that his opponents. And it seems to work
- at leats, for him. He became one of the
hardest to beat, which resulted this time
in a shared first place with Kurt, Patrick
More in the
& DVONN on Richard's PBeM Server
ZÈRTZ in a tournament, 11 rings are
added to the board - as most will know by
now. Kurt Van den Branden has written a
*supplement* that will make it possible
to play ZÈRTZ with extra rings on
Richard's PBeM server.
goes well, so it may be expected that the
extended version will be made available
on the server soon. All the games played
with extra rings will be taken into a separate
Note: to learn how to play ZÈRTZ
we advise to start with the standard board,
i.e. with only 37 rings.
The last weeks a few e-mails came in from
people asking when DVONN will be playable
on Richard's PBeM server. David Glaude,
a guy from Brussels, is working on a program.
A few more dudes have let us know to be
willing to write such a program. We'll be
able to tell more about what exactly is
going to happen soon.
in the "Brettspielwelt"
In spite of Tobias Lang's and Sebastian
Mellin's efforts, the program that will
make it possible to play Dvonn on Brettspielwelt
didn't get ready as planned. It's release
is postponed with 2 weeks. It is now scheduled
for April 14, at exactly 20:00 h. You may
start counting down.