Odd book

Ali cctalk at ibm51xx.net
Thu May 7 23:28:40 CDT 2020

>There are only a few winning and tying patterns for tic tac toe. There was
a fellow that made a relay logic that >could play tic tac toe and would win
against a human of at least tie but never lose.
>Checkers is one of the most complicated games.


I am not very familiar with the game theory of Tic Tac Toe. However, what
you say does make sense and in general I would think the best that can be
hoped for between adult player and a computer is a tie (barring no stupid
mistakes on the part of the human player). However, according to the New
Yorker article the Manrobot beat the human player five times in a row....
hence my quip about the WOPR.


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