Beginner PGMS Using the Mio Equation Strategy


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Key: yellow: hidden mine, blue: marked mine, red: probed mine, black: marked emply cell.
This strategy includes an improvement to the Equation Strategy suggested by the S-3 rule described in Castillo and Wrobel's paper titled "Learning Minesweeper with Multirelational Learning". In a run of ten thousand ramdomly selected beginner games, the Mio Equation Strategy wins close to 60% of the games, and 71% of the games in which first probe of a tile succeeds. This means the improvement is so tiny, it cannot be measured by runs of ten thousand games.