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How To Always Win At Rock, Paper, Scissors (But Not If You’re Playing Robots)

by | 8th, May 2014

CAN you game Rock-Paper-Scissors?  Yes.  There is  “the strategy of real players looks random on average but actually consists of predictable patterns that a wily opponent could exploit to gain a vital edge”:

On average, the players in all the groups chose each action about a third of the time, which is exactly as expected if their choices were random. But a closer inspection of their behavior reveals something else. Zhijian [Wang] and co say that players who win tend to stick with the same action while those who lose switch to the next action in a clockwise direction (where R P S

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