Odd book

dwight dkelvey at hotmail.com
Thu May 7 08:45:07 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.

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To: 'William Sudbrink' <wh.sudbrink at verizon.net>; 'General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts' <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Subject: RE: Odd book

> Yes, the Monrobot is particularly interesting
> because (among other things) it was reviewed
> in the New Yorker magazine.
> https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1960/03/19/portable-robot

That must have been quite a machine to beat a person five times in Tic Tac
Toe. Even the WOPR couldn't do that...


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