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Just curious about ai strategies that people use for connect 4 besides minimax with alphabeta pruning because I see a lot of people using minimax + evaluation in the internet. Are there other strategies that can be used for connect 4 and can you give me an explanation of how that strategy is better/worse than minimax. Finally why is minimax so popular to solve connect 4?


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