Archive for date: April 27, 2009

Milhouse needs an opening book…

April 27, 2009 | Checkers | By: Mark VandeWettering

I decided to play a game against Chinook set on its intermediate level. It was lost before it even began. Fortman’s Basic Checkers lists 3. 16-19 … as the only viable move for Black, and the convincing way that Chinook took me apart is a pretty good ilustration that even with an 18 ply search, […]

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Milhouse defeats Chinook (on amateur level anyway)

April 27, 2009 | Checkers | By: Mark VandeWettering

Oddly Chinook seemed to know the end was coming before Milhouse recognized it. But sure enough, Milhouse managed to navigate itself to a victory. [Event “Sparring Match”] [Date “2009-04-27″] [Black “Milhouse”] [White “Chinook (Amateur)”] [Site “Internet”] [Result “1-0″] 1. 12-16 22-17 2. 16-19 24×15 3. 11×18 23×14 4. 9×18 28-24 5. 8-11 26-23 6. 6-9 […]

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Sparring Milhouse versus Chinook

April 27, 2009 | Checkers | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, I’ve mucked around a bit, and begun to add PDN (Portable Draughts Notation) logging to Milhouse. Here is a sparring match between the novice version of Chinook that you can play online versus Milhouse, running at around 15 ply search with a six piece endgame database. It seemed clear that the position was a […]

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