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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Feature request: Training tool "Randomize first N moves

From: Jonathan Kinsey
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Feature request: Training tool "Randomize first N moves within 0.XXX equity."
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 12:51:00 +0000

This reminds me of the discussion on "personalities", as the kind of approach
you suggest could easily fit into the post-evaluation equity adjustments that
are an easy way to add varied gnu-opponents.


Michael Depreli wrote:
> I'm sure many users use gnubg simply to play against as self training.
> One issue that for me doesn't help with training is that gnubg will
> obviously always play the same opening move or reply etc in the same
> given position.
> In real life backgammon obviously this isn't the case.
> As a simple example for money gnubg plays 52 13/8 13/11.
> Rollouts show this to be an error, and I'm guessing most humans would
> not play this move the majority of the time.
> Also rollouts have shown many opening plays and replies are very close
> in equity so as not be be considered an error.
> My request therefore is to have an option to randomize the first N moves
> within equity X.
> I would suggest something like a move filter:
> E.g. Randomize first N moves within X plus additional N moves within Y.
> Hopefully I'm not the only user that would find this feature useful.
> Michael
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