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World Championship Checkers is a
highly sophisticated checkers program. On contemporary PC
computers, WCC can search at three or four million positions per
second. The endgame databases are more highly compressed than
those of any other program, and database access is more than three
times faster than that of any other checkers program. This allows
computers with much less RAM to access these incredible databases
and still perform well. WCC also features Perfect Play Lookup
(PPL) databases, which allow the program to announce a win from as
far away as 253 plies (127 moves for the winner, 126 for the
loser) playing optimally and instantly on either the winning or
the losing side. No other checkers program features PPL databases,
because no one but the Dodgen/Trice team has computed them!
WCC now features:
A vastly improved
search engine with much more efficient tree pruning. This
allows WCC to search more deeply, more quickly, and make more
critical assessments of positions.
lookup code makes WCC outperform all checkers programs on the
market. The WCC databases are much smaller and are accessed
three to four times faster than those of all other available
checkers programs. This translates into greater playing
strength and search depths, and allows the program to perform
well on computers with much less memory.
A new opening book
generated with a learning feature, which is more
effective than dropout expansion since it is flawless, and not
just limited to the search horizon.
New heuristics enable
WCC to see won positions much more quickly than any program on
the market! Thoroughly tested routines have enabled WCC Platinum
to instantly solve difficult 12- and 14-piece positions which
other programs would require hours of searching to solve.
WCC is only
checkers program in the world with Perfect Play Lookup (PPL)
databases (invented by Gil Dodgen and Ed Trice), that allow
the program to play endgames perfectly! These are not the vastly
inferior "conversion" databases. WCC's PPL databases
are truly perfect! Click here for
an explanation of the difference between conversion and perfect
best-designed graphical user interface. WCC's new speed bar
makes using the program a breeze, greatly facilitating study and
Memory optimization. WCC allows the user
to have full control over memory allocation for the databases and
hash tables. This will allow you to fully optimize WCC for
maximum performance on your individual computer.