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One Jump Ahead pp 309-333 | Cite as

Divine Intervention

  • Jonathan Schaeffer

Abstract

While walking to breakfast with Paul the next day, I remarked that almost everything had gone our way. When was the bubble going to burst? Unfortunately, these innocent remarks turned out to be prophetic.

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Critical Position Standard Move Divine Intervention Strong Side Entire Game 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York  1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Schaeffer
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  1. 1.Department of Computing ScienceUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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