Today the first test competition of the CodeCup 2008 will be held. The CodeCup is a yearly programming competition where you have to write a program which plays a multiplayer (usually 2 players) game. The games are usually variations on board games.
This year's game is Alquerque, a variation on checkers. You start with a board filled with white and black squares and have to take turns in capturing each other's pieces. The first to catch all of the opponents pieces or trap the opponent wins.