Wednesday, March 16, 2005
GUI checkers 0.90
One month ago, I wrote about a small checkers program called GUI checkers 0.80 by Jon Kreuzer. He just released version 0.90 which you can download on his homepage. Great news: the new version is also available as a dll for CheckerBoard. It is much stronger than simple checkers, but also still clearly weaker than Cake or KingsRow. The lack of book and endgame database is too big a handicap. GUI also comes with source code, where you can look at some more advanced techniques which are not demonstrated in simple checkers, such as hashtables and forward pruning.