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Opening moves

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.

Figure 3.31: Changing Behavior. Agent 5210008 showcases here its variety of opening moves (black=agent, gray=human).

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Pablo Funes