Wednesday, March 2, 2011

How I Beat the World Champion at Sprouts

With the help of my program Aunt Beast, I won the World Game of Sprouts Association 2010-2011 Tournament in January, 2011. The human world champion requested a follow-up match, billed by WGOSA as the “2011 Clash of the Titans” . As of March, 2011, the match is still ongoing, but in mid-February, I won the first game. Here’s how I did it.

Update I: I also won game 2. Here's my analysis.
Update II: I lost game 3, but won game 4. Analysis forthcoming.
Update III: I won game 5 and lost game 6, so I won the match. WGOSA has a write-up.