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Litigation and the game of poker

As we note in our 2012 working paper The Poker-Litigation Game, the process of legal litigation shares many important features in common with the game of poker: 1. Both poker and litigation are strategic games, that is, competitions in which the players/litigants must … Continue reading

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Mr. Monopoly has a Facebook page

Note: this post was revised and expanded during the morning of 26 March 2014. Did you know that Mr Monopoly — the iconic, mustachioed, round little man in a top hat and coattails who also happens to be the official … Continue reading

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Bill Gates (White) vs. Magnus Carlsen (Black)

Below is a play by play of their chess match of 24 January 2014 in algebraic notation: 1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bd3 Nf6 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Nc3 Qh5 6. 0-0 Bg4 7. h3 Ne5 8. hxg4 … Continue reading

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Mindball

According to this article in Wikipedia, there are only seven Mindball game sets in all of North America. (A Mindball game set is a medium-sized contraption consisting of a table, a small magnetized ping-pong type ball, and some electronic sensors capable of … Continue reading

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Should exams be open book?

Is an exam just a game played between students and professors, a game in which students try to guess what will be on the exam and professors try to outwit their students? If so, what is the optimal study strategy … Continue reading

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