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Games of no chance : combinatorial games at MSRI, 1994

Author: Richard J Nowakowski; Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley, Calif.)
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute publications, 29.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combinatorial games are finite, two-person, full-information games such as chess, checkers, go, domineering, dots-and-boxes, nim, and many others. This volume, arising from a workshop held at MSRI in July 1994, represents a significant addition to the literature of combinatorial games.
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Genre/Form: Kongreß
Conference papers and proceedings
Berkeley (Calif., 1994)
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Nowakowski; Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley, Calif.)
ISBN: 0521574110 9780521574112
OCLC Number: 35908422
Notes: Papers from a workshop held July 11-21, 1994, in Berkeley, Calif.
Description: xii, 537 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Angel Problem / John H. Conway --
Scenic Trails Ascending from Sea-Level Nim to Alpine Chess / Aviezri Fraenkel --
What is a Game? / Richard K. Guy --
Impartial Games / Richard K. Guy --
Championship-Level Play of Dots-and-Boxes / Julian West --
Championship-Level Play of Domineering / Julian West --
The Gamesman's Toolkit / David Wolfe --
Solving Nine Men's Morris / Ralph Gasser --
Marion Tinsley: Human Perfection at Checkers? / Jonathan Schaeffer --
Solving the Game of Checkers / Jonathan Schaeffer and Robert Lake --
On Numbers and Endgames: Combinatorial Game Theory in Chess Endgames / Noam D. Elkies --
Multilinear Algebra and Chess Endgames / Lewis Stiller --
Using Similar Positions to Search Game Trees / Yasuhito Kawano --
Where Is the "Thousand-Dollar Ko"? / Elwyn Berlekamp and Yonghoan Kim --
Eyespace Values in Go / Howard A. Landman --
Loopy Games and Go / David Moews --
Experiments in Computer Go Endgames / Martin Muller and Ralph Gasser --
Sowing Games / Jeff Erickson --
New Toads and Frogs Results / Jeff Erickson --
Xdom: A Graphical, X-Based Front-End for Domineering / Dan Garcia --
Infinitesimals and Coin-Sliding / David Moews --
Geography Played on Products of Directed Cycles / Richard J. Nowakowski and David G. Poole --
Pentominoes: A First Player Win / Hilarie K. Orman --
New Values for Top Entails / Julian West --
Take-Away Games / Michael Zieve --
The Economist's View of Combinatorial Games / Elwyn Berlekamp. Games with Infinitely Many Moves and Slightly Imperfect Information / David Blackwell --
The Reduced Canonical Form of a Game / Dan Calistrate --
Error-Correcting Codes Derived from Combinatorial Games / Aviezri Fraenkel --
Tutoring Strategies in Game-Tree Search / Hiroyuki Iida, Yoshiyuki Kotani and Jos W.H.M. Uiterwijk --
About David Richman / James G. Propp --
Richman Games / Andrew J. Lazarus, Daniel E. Loeb, James G. Propp and Daniel Ullman --
Stable Winning Coalitions / Daniel E. Loeb --
Unsolved Problems in Combinatorial Games / Richard K. Guy --
Combinatorial Games: Selected Bibliography with a Succinct Gourmet Introduction / Aviezri Fraenkel.
Series Title: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute publications, 29.
Other Titles: Combinatorial games at MSRI, 1994
Responsibility: edited by Richard J. Nowakowski.
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