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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Unexpected results Gnu vs Gnu

From: Robert-Jan Veldhuizen
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Unexpected results Gnu vs Gnu
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2006 00:40:53 +0200

On 9/3/06, Peter Carlson <address@hidden> wrote:

The gui plays the whole game as such has complete game history.
The cli only has a snapshot (we paste in the positionid) and ask for a hint.

Is it possible that the fact the cli doesn't have the full game history
somehow put it at a disadvantage?

No, GNUBG only looks at the current position to determine its move. The past is irrelevant to GNUBG.

PS.  We are now up to about 150 games and are seeing the same lopsided
results.  I realize that we need to play many more games to get a "true"
statistical pool, however 150 *should* start to see an equalizing of the

Not really, the variance with backgammon games is quite large. A result like 200-130 (+70) after 150 games (with cube) or something is not extremely rare.

Robert-Jan Veldhuizen
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