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Drama Over Decision to Pull Flag During Checkers Game

Kremlin says Russian flag removal cost Tamara Tansykkuzhina the game

(Newser) - Under a World Anti-Doping Agency ruling , Russian athletes are banned from competing under their national flag until 2022—and that applies to checkers players too. The rule caused what the BBC calls a "diplomatic incident" this week when a Polish official removed the Russian checker player's flag from...

Computers Master Checkers
Computers Master Checkers

Computers Master Checkers

The best outcome human players can hope for against program is a draw

(Newser) - After 18 years of number-crunching, a checkers-playing computer program has conquered the game. Checkers is the most complicated game computers have mastered, Scientific American reports, beating Connect Four by a factor of a million. "I was a bit obsessed," says the lead researcher. "My wife would say...

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