MadLab

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MadLab Tesuji Solver is a program for solving open-space capture problems. Written in Java, MadLab runs on all major platforms and is available at [ext] http://www.t-t.dk/madlab. MadLab was commercial but is now free of charge in its full version.

The program guarantees 100% correctness of its solutions, and it can also analyze whole games, scanning them for tesuji's.

MadLab comes with 997 capture problems extracted from real high-level games. The 997 capture problems can also be freely downloaded as sgf files here: [ext] http://t-t.dk/madlab/problems.

Example of an open-space capture problem (Lucky's Problem):

[Diagram]
Black to capture the two marked stones.  

The problem is open-space since the marked stones are not surrounded by outer walls of stones like semeai or tsumego problems. MadLab is aimed at open-space capture problems, and the engine is based upon the so-called Lambda Search algorithm.

Author of MadLab: Thomas Thomsen.


MadLab last edited by OscarBear on July 5, 2014 - 07:48
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