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WINNING AN INFINITE COMBINATION OF GAMES

Part of: Game theory

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 February 2012

Nathan Bowler*
Affiliation:
Fachbereich Mathematik, Universität Hamburg, Bundesstrasse 55, 20146 Hamburg, Germany (email: N.Bowler1729@gmail.com)

Abstract

We introduce a precise framework for transferring strategies from simpler to more complex games, and use it to construct strategies in certain finite and infinite combinations of games. In particular, we give a finitary characterization of finite hypergraphs X such that the first player can win the positional game on infinitely many copies of X. This resolves a conjecture of Leader.

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Copyright © University College London 2012

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[1]Beck, J., Combinatorial Games: Tic-Tac-Toe Theory (Encyclopedia of Mathematics and its Applications 114), Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, 2008).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
[2]Bowler, N., A unified approach to the construction of categories of games. PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2011.Google Scholar
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[4]Leader, I. B., Hypergraph games. Lecture notes, available at http://tartarus.org/gareth/maths/notes/, 2008.Google Scholar
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