#42: More Games of No Chance
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# MSRI Publications -- Volume 42

## More Games of No Chance

### Edited by Richard J. Nowakowski

This book is a state-of-the-art look at combinatorial games, that is,
games not involving chance or hidden information. It contains
articles by some of the foremost researchers and pioneers of
combinatorial game theory, such as Elwyn Berlekamp and John Conway, by
other researchers in mathematics and computer science, and by top game
players.
The articles run the gamut from new theoretical approaches (infinite
games, generalizations of game values, two-player cellular automata,
alpha-beta pruning under partial orders) to the very latest in some of
the hottest games (Amazons, Chomp, Dot-and-Boxes, Go, Chess, Hex).
Many of these advances reflect the interplay of the computer science
and the mathematics. The book ends with an updated bibliography by
A. Fraenkel and an updated version of the famous annotated list of
combinatorial game theory problems by R. K. Guy, now in collaboration
with R. J. Nowakowski.