@FreddyR Read with interest before noticing that I recognized the author name... Welcome to Mathstodon!

@FreddyR You're coming at this from a different direction, and you're being gentler and more methodical. Even so, you might like to read a thing I wrote (and will soon re-write):

solipsys.co.uk/new/TheIndepend

@ColinTheMathmo What a fun read! I had planned to solve a game of this nature as the final part of the impartial games post, after covering Nim-sums and Sprague–Grundy theorem/function (which you introduce really well). Great stuff!

@FreddyR Thank you ... glad you like it.

I think it gets a bit inaccessible for the less technical reader in the middle, hence the desire to re-write is somewhat. But we'll see if/when I get the time.

@FreddyR This is a nice post. You can solve any finite game by backward induction. So, the same principle here applies to much more complex games.

I'm researching covert (symmetric) discrimination right now. So, it's interesting to think about how that relates to first mover advantage.

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