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How to get into the top 100 without really trying

Postby Patrick » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:04 am

1. Make the move that will get you closest to your opponent
2. Avoid simple deadends
3. Attempt to crash into your opponent to force a draw

That got me to number 76. ;-)

Now I have to do some real work on the algorithm.
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Re: How to get into the top 100 without really trying

Postby herrmann » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:56 am

Well, I got into the top 100 using solely "most open destination" on Sunday. I haven't touched the code since and am now 300-something :lol:

How's "minimax with alpha-beta pruning and iterative deepening with fallback to space filling when separated" doing in the contest ? Obviously I'm not alone thinking of doing it this way ...
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Re: How to get into the top 100 without really trying

Postby Alan_Bradley » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:55 pm

Hello anonymous coders. My bot is losing too many games. Help me improve it.
Sauce attached. Discuss!
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Re: How to get into the top 100 without really trying

Postby Lykos42 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:25 pm

I even made it to place 40something without really trying. I just wanted to try a funny idea, not a good one. But this is only related to my old bot, my actual one is really a serious effort.

My old bot just tried out all possible moves, then he played random games against himself and counted how much he won. He repeated this as often as time allowed. Then he chose the move which scored best.

@Alan_Bradley: If you want to get a chance for help, explain what your bot does and what the problems are. Nobody will just open your source file and try to understand what the bot is doing and then try to improve it. If you want help, you have to be a little more specific.
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