[Computer-go] Hex is solved ?

Wesley Turner wturner at cs.hmc.edu
Tue Jul 28 08:48:18 PDT 2015


Whatever its veracity, that result/writeup/claim is at least a couple
years old according to Wikipedia history.

https://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hex&type=revision&diff=95162143&oldid=89914160
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hex_%28board_game%29&type=revision&diff=566436428&oldid=559282335

Both edits took place in July 2013.

On Tue, 28 Jul 2015, Rémi Coulom wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I have just been told by a colleague that Edouard Rodrigues solved hex mathematically. I was very surprised because I had never heard about it.
>
> The web site with the proof and optimal strategy is there:
> http://jeudhex.com/?page_id=17
>
> I did not look at it in details, but it seems his method can find an optimal move on any position and any board size.
>
> Did the computer-hex people of this list knew about it? I know there was an Hex tournament in Leiden, so I suppose the computer Hex community might not be aware of this result. Or maybe the mathematical result is wrong?
>
> Please circulate this information to the Hex specialists. I am curious about their opinion.
>
> I'll take time tomorrow to study that web site a little.
>
> Rémi
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