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Classic methods such as A* and IDA* are a popular and successful choice for one-player games. However, without an accurate admissible evaluation function , they fail. In this article we investigate whether Monte-Carlo Tree Search (MCTS) is an interesting alternative for one-player games where A* and IDA* methods do not perform well. Therefore, we propose a(More)
The aim of general game playing (GGP) is to create programs capable of playing a wide range of different games at an expert level, given only the rules of the game. The most successful GGP programs currently employ simulation-based Monte Carlo tree search (MCTS). The performance of MCTS depends heavily on the simulation strategy used. In this paper, we(More)
The aim of general game playing (GGP) is to create programs capable of playing a wide range of different games at an expert level, given only the rules of the game. The most successful GGP programs currently employ simulation-based Monte Carlo tree search (MCTS). The performance of MCTS depends heavily on the simulation strategy used. In this paper, we(More)
Monte-Carlo Tree Search is a best-first search technique based on simulations to sample the state space of a decision-making problem. In games, positions are evaluated based on estimates obtained from rewards of numerous randomized play-outs. Generally, rewards from play-outs are discrete values representing the outcome of the game (loss, draw, or win),(More)
Monte Carlo Tree Search (MCTS) is a widely-used technique for game-tree search in sequential turn-based games. The extension to simultaneous move games, where all players choose moves simultaneously each turn, is non-trivial due to the complexity of this class of games. In this paper, we describe simultaneous move MCTS and analyze its application in a set(More)
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