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b) Twixtbot junior – remember the old Twixtbot? Many of us came up facing that version, which I would estimate to be worth about 1600 strength. I know that I learned from my games against it; the wins AND the losses. I learned some standard motifs in attack and defense, but mostly I learned to be MORE CAREFUL – if you don’t watch out, the bot would beat you with a chain of simple beam setups: double links from one end of the board to the other!Well, I’ve moved beyond that level of play, and I’m sure many of us have; however, these games WERE instructive, and that version of the bot could be beaten. It provided learning, practice, and satisfaction. I say: BRING IT BACK! Call it Twixtbot Junior, if you like. I believe that this will prove to be a useful practice opponent for all new players, those wanting to improve, their play, and even old timers who just want a quick punching bag. Also, it’s still way better than T1j!
It was very slow though, I had that old bot sitting around running MCTS sims forever and then some just to play 1500 twixt.