Cover: Proper Raising Points in a Generalization of Backgammon

Proper Raising Points in a Generalization of Backgammon

Published 1969

by Emmett B. Keeler, J. H. Spencer


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Optimal game-theoretic strategies for betting in a two-person perfect information game with chance in which the players know their probability of winning at any given time. As the game progresses, players can bet, following the fixed rules for betting, that they will win. Optimal strategies are derived for the original backgammon betting rules and for a variety of other betting rules.

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