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Battlesnake Winter Classic – Tournament 1

The Battlesnake Winter Classic – Day 1 – November 16th, 3pm PST… (2019-11-17 00:00 CET)

DutchViper from Haarlem, The Netherlands…

First up: Brackets.


Belgium & The Netherlands in one go…


Battlesnake Day 1 group overview
Battlesnake Day 1 group overview


Tournament Day 1:


First fight (42 turns):


Ravioli vs CrazyRunner vs The Jim Bay Jimmys vs Belgium vs Byte-Me: The SQL vs Dutch Viper vs Oliver King

11 x 11 board

Fight 1: 6 snakes in battle


Game 1:  I get into a head-on-head with the finalist Ravioli.
Game 1 - Turn 42
You can see the fight live in action on the stream:

Fight 2: 5 snakes in battle

In Turn 7. I get a 50% chance (2/2) on a head-on-head… i flipped a coin… Resulted in Death… :(
Byte-Me: The SQL had 3/3 possible head-on-head’s lined up…
Game 2 Turn 7
Game 2 Turn 7

So in Turn 8….

Poor Belgium, already trapped in turn 8
Poor Belgium, already trapped in turn 8
Head-on-Head Collision with Byte-Me: The SQL… awww too bad.
I’m going to see if i can improve my standing…

Two weeks to improve!

Currently in Ladder on I’m #34 of 62  with 41.69 points…
Let’s improve that for the next time… Rematch for Tournament Day 2 (30 Nov 2019)

Stay tuned! For more BattleSnake updates!

Jay, The Dutch Viper

BattleSnake “HeadHunter” update


So i’m entering the battlefield…

After testing solo mode a lot. I added new logic to dodge possible head-to-heads with bigger snakes.
With my longest path mode enabled, i even had some fights where i just won because i was the last snake alive…


But i could’ve ended the game earlier…. how?

By going in for the kill…


I’ve added new logic to my snake to be more agressive… let’s see how it plays out in BattleSnake!


I’m going in for the kill 😀


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My debut next week

Hello all!


I didn’t write a post for a long long time, but here goes…

I’m competing in the Battlesnake 2019 Winter Classic!
We are taking Battlesnake tournaments into the cyber-streams with the Battlesnake Winter Classic! This will be a three tournament series running over November and December that will have snakes battling it out for the title of Winter Classic Champion.


Dutch Viper!

My Logo for the Winter Classic 2019

I mainly program in PHP professionally. This was a great opportunity to try something new… so my snake is written in Golang.

I’ll enter the rookie bracket, since it’s the first time I’ll compete (My snake wasn’t ready for the battle last year…)


Wish me luck

When does it happen?



My First Tournament Ever! – Saturday, November 16th @3:00 pm PST.

That’s midnight next Sunday 00:00  (CET +01) for you folks in Amsterdam, make sure the beer is in the fridge this saturday night!

The tournament will be streamed live on the Official Battlesnake Twitch channel.


For more info visit the official blog.



Alicante the final day

Always shitty the last day, especially if you are flying and the weather is not cooperating (although better than at home)

So what do you do?!?

Drink and eat! Jamon de iberico!

Tapas and cocktails! Because the museum I wanted to visit was closed… Too bad. Just enjoy the Costa Blanca to the fullest.

And I did. I found the best spot in Alicante;

but the Garda civil kicked me off :(

But I did get a really nice shot which is rather unique (since it’s out of bounds)

Now to grab my stuff I left at the hotel and onto the airport! Back to Holland… :(

All good things come to an end. And this is the end of my awesome trip to Alicante.

And it all ended with a triple chocolate cake… 🍰

And now it’s like 19:30 and I’m Waaaaaaaaaay tooo early at the Aeropuerto… F*ck me a 2-hour wait. Lucklily i brought my laptop and there is ample WiFi avaiable… So Netflix is possible 😀

Aah…. It was all worth it!

Till the next adventure. Jay over and out.