Backgammon program beats world champ

  title={Backgammon program beats world champ},
  author={H. Berliner},
  journal={SIGART Newsl.},
  • H. Berliner
  • Published 1980
  • Computer Science
  • SIGART Newsl.
  • On July 15,1979 in Monte Carlo world history was made as a computer program for the first time beat a recognized world champion at his own game. BKG 9.8, authored by Hans Berliner of the Computer Science Department, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 15213, beat Luigi Villa, the newly crowned Backgammon World Champion in a seven point match 7-1. It should be noted that during the match both opponents palyed well; however, Villa played clearly better. However, as an examination of the game… CONTINUE READING
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