Sufficiency-Based Selection Strategy for MCTS

@inproceedings{Gudmundsson2013SufficiencyBasedSS,
  title={Sufficiency-Based Selection Strategy for MCTS},
  author={Stefan Freyr Gudmundsson and Yngvi Bj{\"o}rnsson},
  booktitle={IJCAI},
  year={2013}
}
Monte-Carlo Tree Search (MCTS) has proved a remarkably effective decision mechanism in many different game domains, including computer Go and general game playing (GGP). However, in GGP, where many disparate games are played, certain type of games have proved to be particularly problematic for MCTS. One of the problems are game trees with so-called optimistic moves, that is, bad moves that superficially look good but potentially require much simulation effort to prove otherwise. Such scenarios… CONTINUE READING

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