Checkers solved!!!

July 20, 2007

Beware, this is nerdy.

They finally proved that perfect play in Checkers results in a draw! I couldn’t find anything from an independent source determining if this proof is valid, but I know Chinook is reputable. Test the proof here by playing against Chinook.

What does this mean? It basically means that if you ever want to know the correct move for any board position, Chinook can tell you it. And, if you and your friend played flawlessly, you’d draw every time. This blows my mind.

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