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emergency Mornington Crescent

Postby Greebo 61 » June 30th, 2005, 2:48 pm

If you don't know how to play Mornington Crescent, please PM me for the rules-please don't just join in without knowing them (they're too complex to explain here) or you'll spoil it for those of us who do know how to play. Please put all moves in bold

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Euston Square
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Postby NorkNork » July 1st, 2005, 11:13 am

Aaah, classic opening... reminds me of Horley - has anyone here seen the webcasts from last year?

Anyway:

Edgeware Road
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Postby wizzard » July 1st, 2005, 11:29 am

I've written a Mornington Crescent computer system that attempts to learn from previous games - it has been connected to a database of hundreds of Mornington Crescent games, and it is using a neural net to attempt to work out the best move to make in any situation. It is currently telling me to move to East Finchley based on Unsworth and Smith (1993).

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Postby KronKron » July 1st, 2005, 1:35 pm

ie the Carolingian fork

I'll open with the ancient move of Emperor T'ang I of Q'in, known as T'ang's Dragon Pommel, as elucidated by Hodgson et al in 1912. I'll start at Holborn
From below the dragon dark comes forth,
Nithhogg flying from Nithafjoll;
The bodies of men on his wings he bears
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Postby NorkNork » July 2nd, 2005, 11:04 am

^ That's actually not quite right. The carolingian fork constitutes a movement based on the diagonal cross-cut of the two previous moves, i. e. in this case Paddington. Starting at East Finchley in this case is more reminiscent of the move commonly called "impulse management", which is often confused with the carolingian fork. It is most often followed by a shift to the Circle or District lines.

Having started at Edgeware Road, I announce Lights Out (i assume you know what this means) and thereby forfeit this round's movement of my stone, meaning i stay on Edgeware Road.
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Postby Greebo 61 » July 4th, 2005, 10:46 am

Remembering that I can also use the MCC tea-break shift, I move to Marylebone
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Postby NorkNork » July 4th, 2005, 11:34 am

Which puts me in knip. So, still Edgeware Road.
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Postby Greebo 61 » July 6th, 2005, 2:49 pm

Well, if you're thtill there (oops sorry, I've just come from the Igor thread) that means I can go to East Putney, one of my favourite moves.

E: (8.07) I would like to suggest that this thread observe a minute's silence for the victims of the London terrorist bombings :(
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Postby NorkNork » July 12th, 2005, 5:34 pm

Due to bombings declaring almost all stations wild (see "Ermergency MC rule changes in regard to the London bombings" for reference as to how play shall continue over the next month - found at the Rules Society's website), i'm still stuck at Edgeware Road.
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Postby Greebo 61 » July 13th, 2005, 2:13 pm

I've checked the rules and found a loophole which allows me to move to Ruislip Manor
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Postby NorkNork » July 14th, 2005, 10:15 am

I'll take the spin of that and also go there.
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Postby KronKron » July 15th, 2005, 8:50 am

No, Holborn is correct, check the IMCR. Now, at Holborn, all valid moves are shut down except one due to it being friday, so I'll have to make one move to Charing Cross
From below the dragon dark comes forth,
Nithhogg flying from Nithafjoll;
The bodies of men on his wings he bears
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Postby Greebo 61 » July 15th, 2005, 10:11 am

Yes but if the second Friday in the month is an even-numbered date then those rules are suspended (see section 23/f/viii if you don't believe me), which means I can go to Tufnell Park
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Postby NorkNork » July 15th, 2005, 11:14 am

We're still in martial here, so Tufnell Park is wild and therefore illegal. Please make a legal turn. Play will be suspended until then.
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Postby Greebo 61 » July 15th, 2005, 12:05 pm

I'm sorry, but if you check the rules, you'll see that martial doesn't affect section 23/f/viii, so Tufnell Park is valid.
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