Checkers BBS post
Subject: 8 pieces ending database completed !
Posted By Alex
Moiseyev (email@example.com) On Thu 07/07/05 1644BST:
The program Plus600, Russian program Champion, proved again it's leading
position among programs ! Today it was an official announcement, that first time
in history 8 pieces ending database completed (and tested) in Russian checkers !
Congratulations to programmer Sergey Startzev !
Follow up Comments:
1) There are Russian checkers or shahski on
Board 8x8 with fly Kings and men jump back
and International Checkers on Board 10x10, 50 squares, 20
pieces on each side, 40 pieces
in total. Initial position includes 4 rows with 5 mans on each row.
2) The program "PLUS600" was written for Russian checkers /
shashki. There are several strong
programs wrote for Russian Checkers in the past several years. PLUS600 is
an active Champion
by winning a Russian programs tournament couple years ago.
3) 8 pieces ending database in Russian checkers / shahski was completed by
PLUS600 program 2 days
ago first time in history !
The programmer Sergey Startzev also mentioned that total number of all
positions in database is exactly
the same as in Chinook and other draughts 8 pieces database, because
difference in rules has no impact
on this number.
4) As of today there is no 8 pieces ending database in International checkers.
News - 2005