[Computer-go] Arimaa bot notably stronger

Justin Blank justin.blank at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 10:54:19 PDT 2015


Not sure where you got that idea. Chessandgo won several Championships.
He's probably the second or third best human player, after Matthew Brown,
and possibly Hirohumi Takahashi, who disappeared after the 2012
championship.

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arimaa#World_Championship
2. http://arimaa.com/arimaa/rating/whr/

On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 1:38 PM, "Ingo Althöfer" <3-Hirn-Verlag at gmx.de>
wrote:

> Hi Darren,
>
> wow, thanks for the interesting news.
>
> On
> http://arimaa.com/arimaa/challenge/2015/showGames.cgi
> the games can be replayed.
>
> bot_sharp won all three games of round 1 and also
> all three games of round 2.
>
> In round 3 the bot beat the "medium strength" human,
> but lost to the weak one ("chessandgo").
> The final game against the top human (Browni...) will take place
> on Saturday.
>
> During the first 7 games of the match the bot has reached
> almost Browni's rating.
> *****************************************
>
> So, this is the second game (after Havannah) where programmers
> caught prize money for beating a strong/the strongest human player.
> Probably, game inventors will understand better now how risky such
> challenges are.
>
> Ingo.
>
> PS. Perhaps, some tricks of bot_sharp may be applied to bots
> in "Connect6".
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