Milhouse still doesn’t know the first thing about FIrst Position…

August 25, 2014 | Checkers | By: Mark VandeWettering

White to move and win, position analyzed by Payne in 1756 in the first English book on checkers...

White to move and win, position analyzed by Payne in 1756 in the first English book on checkers…

Until Milhouse can play this position out, it really can’t be considered a real checkers program. Right now, even with an endgame database, it’s still clueless about how to proceed.

Addendum: Reinfeld’s How to Win at Checkers gives some details on winning positions like this. I recall reading it (my puzzle database includes puzzles from this book) but I’m unsure as to how to effectively merge the knowledge into my evaluation function. Still, worth looking at.

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