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Old 2020-06-22, 15:32   #8
petrw1
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5 only...no bonuses for more.
This is not Gomoku; but dice poker.
Either player can use the middle FREE only to complete a row of 5.
The game is won when a player get 2 lines of 5 in any direction...with at most 1 overlap.
I realize the rules restrict you from choosing any spot but for the sake of this puzzle assume you can.

First we wondered how difficult it is to avoid even 1 line of 5.
Then if you can compute it; 2 lines allowing 1 overlap.
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