Advanced Cribbage Computer Opponent 'Hal' to Join eCribbage.com Family

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Damien Blond, founder of eCribbage, announced today that the worlds best cribbage artificial intelligence software "HalsCrib" will be integrated as a computer opponent into eCribbage.

Started in 2008, eCribbage focuses on a wide variety of fun and challenging cribbage games being played in a family friendly community. eCribbage will now be bringing Hal Mueller's cribbage robot into its online software so that players can play 1 player games and hone their cribbage skills.

"We are very excited to be bringing the premier computer opponent to eCribbage," said Blond. "Many of our players have been asking for a computer opponent and we wanted to bring in the best."

HalsCrib designer Hal Mueller has been developing, improving, and refining his software for about 25 years. His math and programming background allow his cribbage robot to provide the greatest challenge to all cribbage players around the world.

American Cribbage Congress Master Robert Milk describes HalsCrib as "Certainly the strongest and most analytical cribbage program available. HalsCrib not only plays an excellent game (it remains undefeated in computer vs. computer matches), it also provides detailed statistical analysis and recording for serious cribbage students." Hal Mueller is ready and willing to match up his cribbage software against anything else in the world to prove that his software remains the undisputed cribbage champion.

eCribbage's partnership with HalsCrib allows its players to not only play friendly and competitive matches against other players from around the world, but now competitive matches against the computer. This enhances eCribbage to become an even richer experience for any cribbage gamer.

About eCribbage: eCribbage is the leader in online cribbage gaming and boasts the largest collection of unique cribbage games available online. These games consist of Traditional Cribbage, Manual Count Cribbage, Kings Cribbage, Cribbage with Jokers, Back up 10 Cribbage, Team Cribbage, Cribbage with Muggins, Lowball Cribbage, Crash Cribbage, and Toss 5s Cribbage. eCribbage prides itself in its friendly community and constant enhancements to the site, which makes it the perfect online cribbage experience. In order to promote friendly competition, eCribbage now hosts daily tournaments covering all of its cribbage games. eCribbage is free for anyone who wants to play, and has a membership aspect for advanced features. Visit http://ecribbage.com for more details.

About HalsCrib: Hal is the best "cribbage robot" because it weaves several branches of mathematics together - game theory, probability, and statistics - into its decision-making.

Priority one is board position that determines one of 5 rule-based strategies - safe, defense, optimal, offense, and bold that determines its choice when discarding and pegging.

HAL uses frequencies obtained from look-up tables that were iteratively computer-generated, not based on any human's records.
For information, including orders, visit HalsCrib Central - http://home.mountaincable.net/~halscrib/

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