IRC Mini Tournament #12 - Sunday 18 May 2003
This week, Philb arranges a grey warrior tournament in which we have to
score as well as possible against a given warrior. The only information
we have about the warrior is it resides in the lower half of the top 100
on Koenigstuhl's '94nop hill. Results were returned after each submission,
with up to 5 submissions being allowed. Of the 9 competitors, Roy takes
first place, followed by Fizmo and David Houston. Roy also has the
prestige of being the first player to correctly identify the grey warrior.
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[Philb] Ok folk - this time the competition is indirect. You vs a Grey warrior
[Philb] Regular rules. 250 rounds unless it gets too slow.
[grabun] I like it!
[grabun] I have something prepared on my HDD :-)
[Roy] So, would someone like to team up with me so we have 6 probe
[Philb] No one says you can't cooperate - but can you trust each other... :-)
[metcalf] Is p-space allowed?
[Philb] Yes - in that I didn't disable it. But I don't see that it'll help
[bvowk] ok, first one is away :)
[sascha] But what feedback do we get to identify our opponent?
* Roy send his first probe too
[Philb] You get normal pmars results back from your probes e.g. win/loss/tie
[sascha] first on way!
* Roy is pleased with the first results :)
[Hurkyl] Yah, I sent one in too, haven't gotten results yet
[metcalf] Okay, is it fair for me to share my results?
[Philb] If you want
* bvowk wonders
[metcalf] I sent a stone/imp and it was almost 100% ties.
[Roy] I send uhm... something and I got 130/67/53 :)
* Roy is looking for the right warrior on the hill
[Fizmo] got 130 wins...
[grabun] how much time left?
[Philb] 15-20mins [email is slow]
[Philb] At least one of you has scored +400
[zid] mine are so simple that theyre gunna win
[grabun] It is good I do not publish (or submit) all of my warriors :-)
* Roy is already in the finetuning phase, I made up my warrior already :-P
[metcalf] Okay, I submitted a stone alone and it got kicked really hard. :-)
[Roy] Probe3 by Roy scores 477
[Roy] IRC12 Grey Warrior by C.W. Star scores 234
[Roy] Results: 146 65 39
* metcalf is wondering what to send as his 5th
[metcalf] Hmmm... okay it doesn't look like I'm going to do very well here!
* Roy was lucky enough to send just the right warrior
[Fizmo] I guess it is Velvet Glove ;-)
[Roy] It isn't Velvet Glove
[metcalf] Quite a few paper/imp in the 50-100 area of Koenigstuhl
[Roy] My tests rule that out
[zid] i have a totaly random guess at what it is :)
[metcalf] Mine best is pretty poor compared to Roy's
[metcalf] I have a 492 point result, but is that 492 points to me, or
to the Grey Warrior? ;-)
[Roy] I know what warrior it is!
[metcalf] RotF Copy? Revenge of the Papers? Mini Return of the Jedimp?
* metcalf didn't actually program anything this time round!
[Fizmo] I think it is either Defensive or Fugitive
[Roy] Not Fugitive, maybe RotF
[grabun] I *was* trying to program.
[Philb] Ok guys time up. I'll manually run the problem one's I know of.
* metcalf is running some tests to see which paper/imp scores the same
against his warriors
[grabun] Recycled Paper
[zid] yay. i scored 150 :D
[Roy] I say its Mini-RetofJediImp (my final bet)
[zid] you could brute force the answer on a fast PC
[metcalf] Okay, I have run all the paper/imps against all of my entries, and
the results which matched are those for Mini RotJ
[Philb] Results in 4mins
[Philb] Grey Warrior was ... yes you've guessed it Mini Return Of The Jedimp
[Roy] Cool ;-)
[Roy] I actually knew it from halfway :-D
[metcalf] I knew from 20:57:34 ;-) When my tests finished.
[Roy] I guessed it right after my first probe got good scores and the
second (HSA) got bad scores
[Roy] 477 was the best I got after everything was done
[zid] i got 133 :)
[Fizmo] I tried first CrazyShot2 and got lots of ties
[Roy] I first tried Solo, and it got 400+ points, so I started finetuning
it after that
* metcalf would have tried something with spiral-clear, but has never
written anything will one.
* metcalf didn't know what to try!
* bvowk didn't either :/
* grabun does not like scanner. Few of you know that...
[metcalf] I tried a stone/imp, which tied a lot. So I tried a scanner,
which didn't do too well either, so then I tried a stone, which lost heavily.
So, I tried another scanner and a oneshot, both were poor and I was out of
[Roy] I was very very lucky I got good scores in the first test
[grabun] I tried stone/paper, stone/paper with snoopy's paper (optimized),
ts stone and unf delay
[Roy] I tried Solo, HSA, optimized Solo, less optimized Solo
[Philb] THE RESULTS ARE UP
[Roy] Yay :)
[metcalf] Congratulations Roy, Fizmo, David. Nice one.
* metcalf wishes he had entered Mischief!
[Hurkyl] thanks! I'm still amazed I got third
[grabun] Great round, Phil
[grabun] Blast you :-)
[metcalf] Unusual round, great fun. Thanks Phil
[grabun] It was fun, Phil
[Fizmo] thanks for organizing this round
* metcalf waves
[Hurkyl] nite all!