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The A.R.B Connect 4 (8x8) Computer Program Challenge 2021

Post by Anthony.R.Brown » Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:20 am

Hi

I would like to Challenge all Programmers using any Programming language,to try and beat my Connect 4 program below...


THEARBCONNECT4V8X8PROGRAM {The Strongest Program in the World!} A.R.B :)

Check out the latest final Challenge 2021 version of my program and message version 20102021 below...


The Rules for the Challenge are that there will be a 10 Game Match between any two programs,alternating who goes first 5 times each.
My program can save the moves for each game to an external file LASTGAMESSAVED.TXT,so that the games can be checked as being genuine.
If the Match is a Draw ? then the title will be shared untill the next Challenge in 2022,which I would like to be a regular event for AI understanding.





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The A.R.B Connect 4 (8x8) Computer Program Challenge 2021

Post by Anthony.R.Brown » Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:31 pm

Below are some Screen shots of my Challenge program...

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Post by Anthony.R.Brown » Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:32 pm

And some more...

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Post by Anthony.R.Brown » Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:33 pm

And more...

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The A.R.B Connect 4 (8x8) Computer Program Challenge 2021

Post by Anthony.R.Brown » Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:35 pm

Below are some Wins by my program playing against the excellent Connect 4 AI by bplus :)

Link below and bplus's download option...

https://www.qb64.org/forum/index.php?topic=3365.0


THEARBCONNECT4V8X8PROGRAM BPLUS-AI ARB-WIN 1.png
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The A.R.B Connect 4 (8x8) Computer Program Challenge 2021

Post by Anthony.R.Brown » Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:37 pm

The A.R.B Connect 4 (8x8) Computer Program Challenge 2021

Check out the latest final Challenge 2021 version of my program and message version 20102021 below...


http://www.petesqbsite.com/phpBB3/viewt ... =3&t=14879





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The A.R.B Connect 4 (8x8) Computer Program Challenge 2021

Post by Anthony.R.Brown » Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:00 am

Check out my other Challenge below...

The A.R.B All4Connect 4 (8x8) Computer Program Challenge 2021

http://www.petesqbsite.com/phpBB3/viewt ... =3&t=14880




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The A.R.B Connect 4 (8x8) Computer Program Challenge 2021

Post by Anthony.R.Brown » Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:13 am

Below is the final Challenge 2021 version of my program version 20102021

Note! this version has a New! option Match mode (Normal) and Risky mode (Risky :) )

The idea behind the Risky mode is for... if an unbelievable situation arises :) in a 10 game match,and my program is losing ? then I will switch to Risky mode because the program has nothing to lose! and maybe in a Draw situation at 6 / 6 as I would rather try to Win than share the 2021 title :)
Risky mode will play the unusual first move lines starting at A1,B1,C1 and F1,G1,H1 the programs AI has a good chance of winning with the built in AI ?

THEARBCONNECT4V8X8PROGRAM.zip
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Post by Anthony.R.Brown » Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:27 am

Below are some Screen shots...

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Below is the New! Risky mode option...

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The image below shows the AI Strength improvements for this version 20102021 playing X against the previous version 19092021 playing O...

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The A.R.B Connect 4 (8x8) Computer Program Challenge 2021

Post by Anthony.R.Brown » Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:36 am

Below are some Screen shots of my program playing 2nd in all games moves A1,B1,C1,E1,F1,G1,H1, against bplus's Connect4 AI playing 1st to D1.

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Post by Anthony.R.Brown » Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:37 am

The next 3...

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The last of the seven...

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The A.R.B Connect 4 (8x8) Computer Program Challenge 2021

Post by Anthony.R.Brown » Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:41 am

Below are some Screen shots of my program playing 1st in all games moves A1,B1,C1,D1,E1,F1,G1,H1, against bplus's Connect4 AI playing 2nd.

Yes! this is the New! Risky mode in action! :)

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The next 3...

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And the last 2...

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