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A solution of two-person single-suit whist
Linköping University, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2005 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The game of two-person single-suit whist is played with a deck consisting of a single totally ordered suit of 2n cards. Each of the two players receives n cards. Hence both players have complete information about the distribution of the cards. One of the players is said to be on lead. Play proceeds in rounds called tricks. The player on lead plays one of his cards, and with knowledge of this card, the other player plays one of his cards. The player with the higher card wins the trick, and obtains the lead. The cards that are played are then removed. Play continues until all cards are exhausted. Each player tries to win as many tricks as possible

We give a complete solution to this game, that is, an efficient algorithm for calculating the game theoretical value of any distribution of the cards.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press , 2005. , 45 p.
Linköping Studies in Mathematics, ISSN 1652-4454 (online), 0348-2960 (print) ; 3
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-62930OAI: diva2:375191
Available from: 2005-02-21 Created: 2010-12-07Bibliographically approved

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