When I look at the replays of the top players, there are very rarely any collisions with other players. How do they do this? You can check if a cell is occupied, but you can’t tell which cell the turtle might go to. Is there some trick that I am missing?
The “safest” way is to avoid cells where an opponent could be next, but that’s a bit too dove-ish, perhaps.
Still it’s surprising how well just avoiding already-occupied cells works.