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May 4, 2008

Good morning, eager young minds

srikanth @ 8:40 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1209933626 ) Play

A dry question for today, brought to you Karthik Jagadeesan. Keep the guest Qs coming to boiledbeans@gmail.com!

X is said to have invented this game, independently, after Y first invented this. Y did this at the Bohr Institute. Y was a scientist, mathematician, author and poet.

X is a mathematician as well. X became known to a larger number of people, the masses, due to a relatively recent popular culture happening. Though this happening did not really stick to all that X was privately about.

Name X and Y. Bonus stud points if you can figure out the name of the game.

Cracked by: varuns88 , Dibyo , akhi , svgreatest , madhur , shashank , RajT , duriel , Ajay Parasuram , sidsen , alakh_niranjan , yaksha , Rahul and Sandhip.

Answer:
X -> John Nash (recently popularized in “A Beautiful Mind”)
Y -> Piet Hein
The game: Hex, AKA: John, Nash, CON-TAC-TIX, etc


14 Responses to “Good morning, eager young minds”

  1. varuns88
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    X – John Nash and pop culture happening is the movie
    A Beautiful Mind(?)

    Y – Piet Hein

    The game is Hex..


  2. Dibyo
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    X: John Nash
    Y: Piet Hein
    game: Hex aka Nash (or John) aka Con-Tac-Tix


  3. akhi
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    good one!!

    X = John Nash ( popular culture happening= the movie ‘A Beautiful mind’)

    Y=Hein

    game= game of Hex


  4. svgreatest

    X- John Nash
    Y- Piet Hein
    The game is Hex


  5. madhur
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    Y–> Piet Hein
    X–> John Nash

    game–> Hex(Board games)


  6. Game : Hex

    X : John Nash
    Y : Piet Hein


  7. RajT

    Piet Hein and John Nash.. the game is called Hex


  8. duriel
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    X: John Nash
    Y: Piet Hein
    Name of the game: Hex (also called CON-TAC-TIX, Polygon, John, Nash…)


  9. Ajay Parasuram
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    X – John Nash (“A Beautiful Mind”)
    Y – Piet Hein
    Game – Hex


  10. sidsen
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    hex nash piet hein


  11. The Hex is a two-player game invented by Piet Hein(Mr.Y) in 1942 while a student at Niels Bohr\’s Institute for Theoretical Physics.
    and independently by John Nash (Mr.X)in 1948(a mathematician)

    the game was also called Nash or John


  12. yaksha
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    X-John forbes nash
    Y-Piet hein
    game-hex


  13. Rahul
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    Easy!
    Hex or Nash!
    Piet Hein and John Nash


  14. Sandhip

    X – John Nash
    Y – Piet Hein

    Game – CON-TAC-TIX


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