Games of No Chance

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A series of books from the MSRI, each containing papers covering Combinatorial Game Theory. Some of the papers are explicitly about Go, while some of the others are relevant as they advance the underlying theory of CGT. The book series is now published by the [ext] Cambridge University Press,[1] but most[2] of the content is available for free download from their website.

Book 1: [ext] Games of No Chance (1996)

Contents include
  • All Games Bright and Beautiful
  • Strides on Classical Ground
    • Using Similar Positions to Search Game Trees Yasuhito Kawano
    • Where Is the “Thousand-Dollar Ko”? Elwyn Berlekamp and Yonghoan Kim
    • Eyespace Values in Go Howard A. Landman
    • Loopy Games and Go David Moews
    • Experiments in Computer Go Endgames Martin Müller and Ralph Gasser
  • New Theoretical Vistas
    • The Economist's View of Combinatorial Games
    • The Reduced Canonical Form of a Game Dan Calistrate
    • Error-Correcting Codes Derived from Combinatorial Games Aviezri Fraenkel
    • Tutoring Strategies in Game-Tree Search (Extended Abstract) Hiroyuki Iida, Yoshiyuki Kotani, and Jos W. H. M. Uiterwijk
    • Stable Winning Coalitions Daniel E. Loeb
  • Coda
    • Unsolved Problems in Combinatorial Games Richard K. Guy
    • Combinatorial Games: Selected Bibliography with a Succinct Gourmet Introduction Aviezri Fraenkel

Book 2: [ext] More Games of No Chance (2002)

Book 3: [ext] Games of No Chance 3 (2009)

Book 4: [ext] Games of No Chance 4 (2015)

Book 5: [ext] Games of No Chance 5 (2019)


[1] Previously published by MSRI Publications

[2] Not all, e.g. in Book 1, What is a Game? (pp. 43-60) and Impartial Games (pp. 61-78), both by Richard K. Guy are not available online, as of 2024-02-22.

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