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Combinatorial games are finite, two-person, full-information games such as chess, checkers, go, domineering, dots-and-boxes, nim, and many others. This volume, arising from a workshop held at MSRI in July 1994, represents a significant addition to the literature of combinatorial games.
It includes expository articles by some of the masters in the field;
studies of the classical games of chess and go from the point of view
of combinatorial game theory; reports on computer advances such as the
solution of nine-men morris and pentominoes; and new theoretical
approaches, including extensions of the traditional framework to games
with many players, or lacking perfect information, or involving loops.
The book closes with an updated and commented list of unsolved
problems by R. K. Guy and a comprehensive bibliography by A. Fraenkel.