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Darse Billings,
a Canadian computer scientist with a M.Sc. (1995) and Ph.D. (2006) on Computer Poker from University of Alberta. His research interests covers not only games of chance and incomplete information games like Roshambo, but also abtract strategy games, in particular Lines of Action, where his program Mona won the de facto world championship in 2000, defeating all of the top human players, and winning every game it played [1].

Darse Billings is creator and director of The International RoShamBo Programming Competitions [2] , co-founder and lead architect for the University of Alberta Computer Poker Research Group [3] , and designer of the pokerbots Loki, Poki, Sparbot, Vexbot, Hyperborean, Polaris, Maxwell, Qeqbot, etc., commercially licenced beside others to Poker Academy [4] and Stacked.
Darse Billings [5]

Selected Publication

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Forum Posts

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External Links


  1. ^ Mona and YL's Lines of Action Page
  2. ^ RoShamBo Programming Competition
  3. ^ CPRG Homepage
  4. ^ Poker Academy
  5. ^ At the semi-regular Tuesday Night Poker Tournament for chess geeks (photo: Jim Roy), Photo Gallery: Darse
  6. ^ ICGA Reference Database(pdf)
  7. ^ DBLP: Darse Billings
  8. ^ RoShamBo Programming Competitions
  9. ^ Chess News - Embracing Risk in Tournaments by Darse Billings, ChessBase News, December 14, 2006

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