IA Algorithms - Where do I Start?

Hi Guys,

I have been in CodinGame for a while now and I simply love the concept.

I have participated in quite a few contests now and I’m always stuck with greedy solutions that only reach at maximum silver league. So I want to really learn IA/Genetic Solutions in order to achieve better scores at the contests. But the thing is I don’t know where do I start.

Can someone point me a good starting point? For example some CodinGame contest/game and some good algorithm I should aim for while solving it. Or even maybe some good article / tutorial…

I know more or less my way around A* and have heard about Monte Carlo but never found a good way of applyin them. Can someone help? n_n

Have you tried applying a Monte Carlo search to Smash The Code to find combos?