### Final Jeopardy Wagering Part 2

I previously posted several about an interesting final jeopardy wagering situation that arose in the final game of James Holzhauer’s big winning streak in 2019. Last night another interesting scenario arose in the final game of the Jeopardy Masters series. You can watch the…

### Basic game theory fact that many people get wrong

Consider an imperfect-information extensive-form game, such as poker. We know that every such game has at least one Nash equilibrium, by Nash’s existence theorem. (Technically Nash’s theorem applies just to perfect-information normal-form…

In the Weakest Link game show, eight contestants answer a series of trivia questions to accumulate a “bank” of money, with one contestant (the “weakest link”) voted off at each round. When there are 2 contestants remaining, they face off for a series of 5 questions each, with the winner…

### Largest unique number game

5 poker players go to house in WSOP. There is one master unbelievable room everybody wants. To determine who gets the room everybody writes a number 1–10. Whoever writes the highest UNIQUE number gets…

### (Desk) rejected!!!

“In order to cope with the growing number of submissions, this year we will adopt an “early desk-reject” process involving only Area Chairs and Senior Area Chairs. Area Chairs will be responsible for…

### I realized there had to be a better way

You may recall the origin of the holiday Festivus in Seinfeld, as described by Frank Costanza:

FRANK: Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reach for the last one they had — but so did another man. As I rained blows…

### Who will solve P vs. NP?

The P vs. NP problem has been singled out as one of the most challenging open problems in mathematics/computer science, and carries a \$1M prize for the first correct solution. It is considered by many to be the single most important open problem in computer science. It was first…

### 3-player Kuhn poker project

In my first post https://medium.com/ganzfried-gleans/how-undergraduate-ai-should-be-taught-85c9827719b I described my new undergraduate class on artificial intelligence (AI) that I recently taught at Florida International University and how it compared to classes taught at other…