[ExI] 2/3 game, round 1
spike66 at att.net
Thu Jun 18 00:33:15 UTC 2009
> ...On Behalf Of Mike Dougherty
> > I am making up a spreadsheet to do the scoring for you, so you can
> > decide on a strategy in future rounds without needing to do the
> > mechanics. More later.
> I'll continue to watch until I have a better strategy.
Well damn. I calculated today that there is a trivial strategy for the ESTA
game. It doesn't even require a spreadsheet; it becomes a simple algebra
problem. The last to play always wins.
I though if we used the 1 sigma variation it would be more interesting, but
I found that version has a closed form solution as well. It is a more
complicated algebra problem, but same result: there is a particular optimal
solution regardless of what has already been played, and it can be easily
calculated. So now, back to the drawing board with me, to see if I can
dream up a variation on the theme which has no trivial solution.
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