Is it possible for a human to play Connect 4 perfectly? Have there been such players?
I am actually a Connect 4 enthusiast, but find it increasingly hard to memorize so many initial positions. Is it possible for a human to memorize some basic rules and tricks, as well as starting positions, and win atleast 80% of the games (starting 1st) against a perfect player?
Are there any simple rules that I've happened to miss, or any shortcut to memorizing the starting moves?