Better Chess by Bill Hartston

By Bill Hartston

Educate your self larger Chess is for all these gamers who understand how to play chess yet wish to be larger on the video game. In seventy five easy-to-follow classes, the reader is guided in the direction of an realizing of right procedure and strategies. every one new proposal is defined extensive, through an instance of the belief in perform, frequently taken from grandmaster play. It delves deeper into the foundations of excellent chess, explaining how there's an underlying meta-principle in regards to the deeper legislation of co-operation among items. educate your self greater Chess is designed to bridge the space among newbie and grasp. will probably be loved via somebody who has learn an identical author's educate your self Chess, and a person else who desires to examine extra approximately solid chess. --This textual content refers to an out of print or unavailable version of this identify.

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5 L AYOUT OF THE B OOK This book is split into five sections. Part One introduces AI and games in Chapters 1 and 2, giving an overview of the book and the challenges that face the AI developer in producing interesting game characters. Part Two is the meat of the technology in the book, presenting a range of different algorithms and representations for each area of our AI model. It contains chapters on decision making and movement and a specific chapter on pathfinding (a key element of game AI that has elements of both decision making and movement).

1 The AI model AI has implications for related technologies 10 Chapter 1 Introduction work on a character-by-character basis, and the last section operates on a whole team or side. Around these three AI elements is a whole set of additional infrastructure. Not all game applications require all levels of AI. Board games like Chess or Risk require only the strategy level; the characters in the game (if they can even be called that) don’t make their own decisions and don’t need to worry about how to move.

This book can’t hope to catalog and describe them all. When a key algorithm is described, I will often give a quick survey of the major variations in briefer terms. Performance Characteristics To the greatest extent possible, I have tried to include execution properties of the algorithm in each case. Execution speed and memory consumption often depend on the size of the problem being considered. I have used the standard O() notation to indicate the order of the most significant element in this scaling.

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