Oware – Advanced tips and strategies
You know the rules of Oware? Have you played a few games? It is time to refine your technique and begin to play like professionals. If you do not have enough practice with Oware and not entirely familiar with the rules, better if we leave these tips for a little later.
Tip 1 of Oware
Take care not to rush the throw. Typically a tender trap for a novice player to capture a couple of leaving seeds without being aware that you give every facility to ensure that in the next run, the adversary will empty all you have in your field.
We always appreciate that, before making a catch, that what we get is more than what an opponent at the next (or next runs).
It sounds simple, but often fall into traps as what.
Tip 2 of Oware
How to start? Great question. Each teacher will tell you of Oware a different thing. There are many ways to start the game. And all are good. In some ways could be compared to chess openings. The start will determine how the evolution of the game (especially the first few runs). Until they dominate Oware techniques and do not take their own style, we recommend starting from the second hole at the extreme left:
Tip 3 of Oware
Beware not to have consecutive holes containing only 1 or 2 seeds. It is very easy at any time the other player and then we caught a megacosecha to our costs.
In the example below our opponent from beginning to sow the seed box rounded capture 10 (2 +2 +3 +3) from a single spin.
A crop like this by the other player is almost insurmountable if we have a specialist before Oware.
Also take care with empty boxes consecutive opponent because we can easily put in a position of weakness as the previous one. If you see the following example, the adversary will put us on the back exactly the same as the previous one if it starts to spread from the rounded box. Whatever we do when we in our turn, will make sure that a good harvest when you sow tap.
You can put your opponent to get in trouble if forced to do bad crops. For example accumulating beside him then of Oware positions that may require you to make a bad play. In the example below we can see how we strategically placed seeds in the field opposite, so that now we are forced to make a seed that will eventually catch insured with us.
Tip 5 of Oware
The technique of return, called Kroo, which is more like a professional Oware (requires skillful in the calculations).
Is to go slowly accumulating many seeds in a hole in our ground waiting for the opportune moment and make a complete revolution. The goal is to finally reap the seeds we have planted ourselves in the field opposite.
Practice this technique and be very careful when you see that the enemy is beginning to accumulate many seeds in one hole. Think that this technique can help overcome Oware items that were almost lost by. Feel free to try to play a round if you are beating.
Tip 6 of Oware
In recent editions of a game, the key tactic is to move strategically seed of our field to the field opposite. In some countries this technique is known and phase of Oware as “Manage misery”. With a few seeds on top of the board, our adversary can hardly commit any errors. So what is to be getting a one seed that we set ourselves a shot. The proper use of this technique to trace items that until now were very tied. A picture is worth a thousand words:
Starting to spread from the rounded box, get a situation like the following, which do make the other player, we will reap.
Unless an excellent professional Oware, use this technique only in the final runs of a game. As I have said in the first tip, is typical of the novice player who go behind two seeds, losing just a handful. At the beginning of the game Oware crops must be pursued big, beautiful, spectacular and strategic. Let the art of managing the misery until the final when they are only very few seeds on the ground.