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Home Away From Home

  • Jonathan Schaeffer


Jaap van den Herik and Stef Keetman, a graduate student, met me at the Maastricht airport. Despite my jet lag, they dragged me off to a local bar where we talked and drank Dutch beer for hours. It was past two o’clock in the morning before we finally meandered our way back to Jaap’s house and bed, after I’d been awake for roughly forty hours. If life was going to be like this every day in Maastricht, I was in trouble.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Schaeffer
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  1. 1.Department of Computing ScienceUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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