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David Fotland,
an American electrical engineer, computer scientist, Go player, Go and Chess programmer [1], and author of the world class Go playing program Many Faces of Go, which is under development since 1981. The engine combines a traditional knowledge-based algorithm with a modern Monte-Carlo Tree Search [2]. Many Faces of Go, as well as other strategy game programs, like the Arimaa bot Bomb, puzzle- and Sudoku solver, are market by Fotland's own computer game software development and publishing company Smart Games [3] .
David Fotland [4]


Beijing 2008

Go winners (19x19) at the 13th Computer Olympiad, Beijing 2008: David Fotland (Gold), Guillaume Chaslot
and Arpad Rimmel (MoGo), Gian-Carlo Pascutto (Leela), surrounded by David Levy and Xinhe Xu [5]

Kanazawa 2010

Jaap van den Herik awards David Fotland, Computer Olympiad, Go (13x13), Kanazawa 2010 [6]

Selected Publications

Forum Posts

External Links


  1. ^ Re: object oriented chess programming by Dave Fotland, rgcc, January 06, 1998
  2. ^ Details of Program: Many Faces of Go from computer-go.info
  3. ^ Smart Games
  4. ^ Image captured from 10th Day Image 3, 2008 Gallery by Hideki Kato, 13th Computer Olympiad
  5. ^ Image clipped from 11th Day Image 5, 2008 Gallery by Hideki Kato
  6. ^ Photo of the 15th Computer Olympiad Kanazawa 2010 by Hideki Kato

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