Posts From September, 2011

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Announcing the Winners Of the FinalBot Hold 'Em Summer 2011 Contest 

Posted by Ed Kaim Friday, September 30, 2011 1:02:00 PM

Congratulations to the winners of the FinalBot Hold 'Em Summer 2011 Contest!

Grand prize: Steveiwonder

Random Drawing winners:

  • Jeroen
  • md70
  • geirive
  • detlefgrohs

And another huge thanks to our sponsor, Corensic.

Stay tuned for more competitions and more contests in the future.

Dark Chess Competition Added 

Posted by Ed Kaim Tuesday, September 6, 2011 3:52:00 PM

We’re excited to announce that our second competition—Dark Chess—is now available in preview mode. Please check it out and give us feedback, especially around the API.

Dark Chess is played with the same rules as traditional chess, except that you can only see your pieces and those that are in the movement path of your pieces. The goal is to capture the king, and there is no warning for check.

The SDK comes with a test client that you can use as human and/or AI, as well as some sample bots and an array of starter kits for some programming languages. Like Hold ‘Em, this competition requires a CLI-compliant assembly, so you can use any compliant language and tool to build your bot.

We’ll be working on some supporting material like videos and labs, so if you have any specific requests, please let us know in the Dark Chess forum.