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Aspects of Opening Play

By Apimuk Muangkasem, Hiroyuki Iida and Kristian Spoerer


In this paper, we study opening play in games. We show experiments using minimax and a semi-random player. Inthe experiment, we let each semi-random player use an opening-book, created by different player. Results showevidence for the following statements. The game length increases. Expert player against an intermediate playershould not use an opening book in a tournament match. Some opening books are good for novices and some openingbooks are bad for novices. The game outcome will approach the outcome of the game when the opening book wascreated, and if a grandmaster creates the opening book then the outcome will be the same as the grandmaster’s

Topics: opening play, opening book, semi-random play, artificial intelligence
Publisher: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Press
Year: 2013
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