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

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

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And some more...

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And more...

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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


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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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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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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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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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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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The next 3...

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The last of the seven...

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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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Below attached is the 2022 update of my THEARBCONNECT4V8X8PROGRAM22022022

As well as the AI improvements there are some other program improvements for easier game play and analysis,the first is the last move & number are now shown which makes it easier to follow the game,and the second is along with the external saved LASTGAMESSAVED.TXT there is now a file called LASTBOARDSSAVED.TXT which shows the game played move by move on the board,these are shown in the Screenshot images next posts below.




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Below shows the AI improvements for version (201021 playing O) against version (220222 playing X) for a 100 game match...

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