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Old 2021-09-06, 07:17   #3
Dieter
 
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The publication of the solution wasn’t helpful for me.

Can anyone explain the strategy: “All players are perfectly rational - they always choose which player to remove in a way that maximizes their chance to win.” ?
I wasn’t able to solve the challenge, because I couldn’t reproduce the values of the second example. The strategy of the first example was: “Always remove the best”. The values of the challenge were the exact values and could be computed with pencil and paper.
Using this strategy for the second example (5 players) yielded approximately:
0,24416
0,18885
0,18867
0,17317
0,20514
So the simple strategy (removing the best) is wrong.
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