### Championship 38 Group 1 analysis 4ir forum

6 replies. Last post: 2015-11-22

Championship 38 Group 1 analysis
• fhourplay at 2015-10-31

I used my solver to analyze all 36 games in Group 1.

22 games were played perfectly. Some of those still ended in 2:0 though, as the 2nd player timed out.

The 14 games below had suboptimal moves, which we'll call blunders.Each blunder is preceded by an optimal alternative between parentheses and followed by a = or + to indicate that the player to move has a draw or win. The question marks in game #1724612 indicate that I have yet to pinpoint the exact ply at which the game became a draw.

Game            Player 1        Player 2        Result  Moves(Optimal)

# 1724643        Szandor         hulkenberg99    0 : 2   55555543766663433337871(5)1+(5)1+513

Here's a ranking of players ordered by number of points blundered:

fhourplay       0

santi           0

coeurange       1

Nightcore       2

Fouracle        2

jl579           6

hulkenberg99    6

Szandor         8

Congratulations to santi for perfect play without the help of a solver!

Curiously, there is 1 point blundered on average over all 36 games.

I am in the process of preparing a public github repository with the code and opening book for the 8x8 solver.

Stay tuned…

• santi at 2015-11-01

thanks for shearing the analisys. congrats, seems your code works.I will stay tunned abour your research!

• mmKALLL ★ at 2015-11-01

Care to explain why it's possible to lose games with perfect play i.e. no blunders?

• z at 2015-11-01

fhourplay, how close are you to solving 8x8?

• Loony at 2015-11-01

As the second player has a theoretical win you can lose by going first.