The first few seconds of a match set up the type of game that will be played.
A player has the option to try and stay away from its opponent, or go after
him; to stay close to the starting position or mark territory away from it.
In any case, performing the same opening moves in every game seems like a bad
idea, for opponents would be able to adapt to it. Performing a different opening
move every time is difficult to accomplish for deterministic agents that start
every game from the same configuration. Figure 3.31, however, shows
a series of games played by R. 5210008 (only the first 300 steps of every game).
All these games have different initial moves.