Bots on FIBS (original page)

This page is for those who can't or don't want to view tables. It won't be updated beyond 6th January, 1998.

These are all the bots on FIBS I currently know about. All except motif are neural nets. (Tom Keith, Motif's author, has written an interesting article on how he wrote Motif. You can also play Motif on the Web, if you have a Java browser.)

A * indicates the bot is currently active on FIBS.

loner
mloner
jellyfish
jf_level_five
tesauro
SnowWhite *
lgammon *
pubeval *
MonteCarlo *
TD_one *
Snowie
Sharkie
motif *
robot *
harmony *
yabot *
yabs *
yabe *
fatboy
maestro
complex

loner
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Author: Harald Wittmann (wittmann@fmi.uni-passau.de)
Plays: One pointers
Other: The first bot to reach a rating of 2000 on FIBS? I think the name "loner"
on FIBS has now been taken by a human
Status: Not on FIBS anymore
Last rating: 2150

mloner
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Author: Harald Wittmann (wittmann@fmi.uni-passau.de)
Plays: Multiple points
Other: Is the multi-point version of loner. I think the name "mloner"
on FIBS has now been taken by a human
Status: Not on FIBS anymore
Last rating: 2000

jellyfish
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Author: Fredrik Dahl (fredahl@sn.no), fredrikd on FIBS
Plays: Multiple points
Other: Is nearly the same as the commercial Jellyfish, playing at
       Level 6
Status: Not on FIBS anymore
Last rating: 2038

jf_level_five
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Author: Fredrik Dahl (fredahl@sn.no), fredrikd on FIBS
Plays: Multiple points
Other: Is Jellyfish playing at Level 5
Status: Not on FIBS anymore
Last rating: 2004

tesauro
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Author: Gerry Tesauro (tesauro@watson.ibm.com), gerry on FIBS
Plays: Multiple points
Other: This is TD-Gammon, the *original* backgammon neural net
Status: Not on FIBS anymore
Last rating: 

SnowWhite
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Author: Olivier Egger (oegger@lcavsun1.epfl.ch), oegger on FIBS
Plays: One pointers
Other: 3-ply lookahead
Status: Active on FIBS
Last rating: 2068

lgammon
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Author: mland@ucsd.edu
Plays: One pointers
Other:
Status: Active on FIBS
Last rating: 1648

pubeval
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Author: Gerry Tesauro (tesauro@watson.ibm.com), gerry on FIBS
Plays: One pointers
Other: The public evaluation mechanism used (I think) for initial TD
       Gammon training
Status: Active on FIBS
Last rating: 1325

MonteCarlo
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Author: hacksaw@prolog.net
Plays: One pointers
Other:
Status: Active on FIBS
Last rating: 1685

TD_one
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Author: Gerry Tesauro (tesauro@watson.ibm.com), gerry on FIBS
Plays: One pointers
Other: Version of TD Gammon; was previously called sykander
Status: Active on FIBS
Last rating: 2023

Snowie
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Author: Olivier Egger (oegger@lcavsun1.epfl.ch), oegger on FIBS
Plays: Multiple points (maximum 7pts)
Other: "simplified" 3-ply lookahead
Status: Seems not to be on FIBS anymore
Last rating: 2100

Sharkie
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Author:
Plays: One pointers
Other:
Status: Not on FIBS anymore
Last rating: 1469

motif
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Author: Tom Keith (tom@bkgm.com), tomkeith on FIBS
Plays: Multiple points
Other: Java version also available (see top of page)
Status: Active on FIBS
Last rating: 1877

robot
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Author: Unknown
Plays: One pointers
Other: Weakest bot of all; note the negative rating
Status: Active on FIBS
Last rating: -834

harmony
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Author: Masahito Yamamoto (masahito@complex.eng.hokudai.ac.jp), Masahito on FIBS
Plays: One pointers
Other:
Status: Active on FIBS
Last rating: 1280

yabot
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Author: Peter Fankauser (fankhaus@darmstadt.gmd.de), funk on FIBS
Plays: One pointers
Other:
Status: Active on FIBS
Last rating: 1832

yabs
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Author: Peter Fankauser (fankhaus@darmstadt.gmd.de), funk on FIBS
Plays: One pointers
Other: Related to yabot (I don't know if it is actually yabot)
Status: Active on FIBS
Last rating: 1525 (very low experience)

yabe
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Author: Peter Fankauser (fankhaus@darmstadt.gmd.de), funk on FIBS
Plays: One pointers
Other: Related to yabot (I don't know if it is actually yabot)
Status: Active on FIBS
Last rating: 1525 (very low experience)

fatboy
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Author: John Reid
Plays: 
Other:  I think the name "fatboy" on FIBS has now been taken by a human
Status: Not on FIBS anymore
Last rating: 1650

maestro
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Author: 
Plays: One pointers
Other:  I think the name "maestro" on FIBS has now been taken by a human
Status: Not on FIBS anymore
Last rating: 

complex
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Author: Masahito Yamamoto (masahito@complex.eng.hokudai.ac.jp), Masahito on FIBS
Plays: One pointers
Other:
Status: Active on FIBS
Last rating: 1145

Last updated 6th January, 1998

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