Scientists find a winning strategy for rock-paper-scissors | Ars Technica

Scientists find a winning strategy for rock-paper-scissors | Ars Technica

For instance, if Megan loses by playing scissors to Casey’s rock, Megan is most likely to switch to paper, which would beat Casey’s rock. Per the research, this is a sound strategy, since Casey is likely to keep playing the hand that has been winning. The authors refer to this as the “win-stay, lose-shift” strategy.
This was cool, but the last paragraph in¬†the¬†article echoed my exact thoughts while reading…

This should work unless your opponent has read this article, in which case, you both are in trouble, because you’re now living on a plane of RPS strategy the likes of which we can only imagine.
Sheldon Cooper is a genius, btw.


Scientists find a winning strategy for rock-paper-scissors | Ars Technica
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