Odd book

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Fri May 8 00:01:21 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.
>> Dwight

> 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.

Consider the possibility that the writer took "did not lose 5 times in a 
row", and wrote that as "WON 5 times in a row".

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