Checkers Is Solved

  title={Checkers Is Solved},
  author={J. Schaeffer and Neil Burch and Y. Bj{\"o}rnsson and A. Kishimoto and M. Mueller and R. Lake and P. Lu and S. Sutphen},
  pages={1518 - 1522}
  • J. Schaeffer, Neil Burch, +5 authors S. Sutphen
  • Published 2007
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • The game of checkers has roughly 500 billion billion possible positions (5 × 1020). The task of solving the game, determining the final result in a game with no mistakes made by either player, is daunting. Since 1989, almost continuously, dozens of computers have been working on solving checkers, applying state-of-the-art artificial intelligence techniques to the proving process. This paper announces that checkers is now solved: Perfect play by both sides leads to a draw. This is the most… CONTINUE READING
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