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posted by mattie_p on Saturday February 22 2014, @03:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the computer-resists-you dept.

andrew writes: "Over the last decade, computers have been able to dominate human chess players. in that time attention has shifted from creating anti-computer strategies to creating computer-resistant chess variants. The inventor of one such game, Arimraa, has an interesting article on Chessbase.com about what it takes to make a board game in which it is still possible for the best human players to remain competitive against computer software."

 
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  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by melikamp on Saturday February 22 2014, @06:26PM

    by melikamp (1886) on Saturday February 22 2014, @06:26PM (#4904) Journal
    Go is an awesome game, but IMHO it's too different from Chess to be considered a "variant". There are other games, though, like freeciv [wikipedia.org] and wesnoth [wikipedia.org], where players move pieces across the board in turns, and take the opponents' pieces on occasion. Unlike with Go, we haven't even scratched the surface when it comes to strategy, and even a very naive human player will totally pwn a computer.
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