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Mixed Strategies and the Art of Bluffing

Lecture no. 4 from the course: The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles: From Cards to Sudoku

Mixed Strategies and the Art of Bluffing

Taught by Professor Arthur T. Benjamin | 39 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses

What happens when you’re playing a game with an intelligent adversary whose goals are opposed to yours? You have a zero-sum game such as penny matching, rock-paper-scissors, and simplified poker. Discover how to use math to bluff, play unpredictably, and win these kinds of games through powerful strategies including the equilibrium strategy (which guarantees the highest expected payoff without allowing your adversary to exploit your approach).

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