James Edward Gray II wrote:
> On Oct 28, 2007, at 10:11 PM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> 
>> Ari Brown wrote:
>>> I smell a quiz coming up...
>>> ---------------------------------------------------------------|
>>> ~Ari
>>> "I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it" --1337est 
>>> man alive
>> Yeah, especially in light of the fact that there is a "perfect" 
>> checkers program now -- it can't be beaten, only tied.
> 
> I bet that took more than a weekend to build.  ;)
> 
> James Edward Gray II
> 
> P.S.  Blondie 24 is a good book to read about Checkers AI.
> 
> 
> 

The original Samuels checker program was probably built in a couple of 
weeks and probably would play perfect checkers on an infinitely fast IBM 
704. :) I haven't paid much attention to what's inside the current 
champion -- Texas Hold 'Em seems like a lot more fun.