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Tom Ames



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 30 2007,12:08   

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Indeed, no game of Mornington Crescent is ever complete without a couple of snarky asides often involving both minor and major tangents.


I think you might be confusing 'tangent' with 'chord': there is no such thing as a 'major' or 'minor' tangent. Unless Darling's Rule (the 1923 version) has been invoked, tangents are absolute quantities. It would be like saying 'most unique' or 'having some specified complexity'.

Minor chords, on the other hand, are real potential routes, which can be used to transect the Great Circle with devastating effect on any opposing player who happens to be in knip.

If the move is made in the Aeolian mode, it usually results in Mornington Crescent within five.

Hope this clears things up!

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-Tom Ames

  
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