Wednesday, April 26, 2006

4-0 again!

Tonight, Suicidal Cake played a match on Kurnik against SuicideKallisto by Igor Korshunov. Once again, the match was extremely lopsided, and the result 4-0 - but this time, Suicidal Cake was the one to lose!
SuicideKallisto demonstrated a far superior understanding of the game and completely destroyed my program; the final humiliation came in game 4 when Cake tranposed moves in the opening to reach the same position as in game 2, which it had lost previously. I resigned on move 3, because we would just have repeated game 2. Igor generously offered me to play a different move somewhere, but I didn't want to - if my program is too stupid to realize that it is playing into the same loss again, then that is entirely my fault, and it's not really my program that was that stupid, but rather me...

Congratulations to Igor for a fantastic suicide checkers program and for the clear win in this match! I will post the games later on my website.

3 comments:

Bob said...

This must be very disheartening. Did you challenge him to a game of Checkers?

Martin Fierz said...

It's not disheartening at all! I realized there is much more to suicide checkers than I had thought, and I'm looking forward to finding out what it is :-)

If I do find out, I will challenge Igor to a rematch.

Bob said...

That is exactly what I expected from you. I hope that I will be able to observe the rematch. I wasn't able to watch this one.