Aspects of Opening Play

Apimuk Muangkasem, Hiroyuki Lida, Kristian Spoerer
2013 Asia-Pacific Journal of Information Technology and Multimedia  
In this paper, we study opening play in games. We show experiments using minimax and a semi-random player. In the experiment, we let each semi-random player use an opening-book, created by different player. Results show evidence for the following statements. The game length increases. Expert player against an intermediate player should not use an opening book in a tournament match. Some opening books are good for novices and some opening books are bad for novices. The game outcome will approach
more » ... tcome will approach the outcome of the game when the opening book was created, and if a grandmaster creates the opening book then the outcome will be the same as the grandmaster's.
doi:10.17576/apjitm-2013-0201-05 fatcat:3u3esbipknflvhqjjuup5tkvjm