OPTIMAL DOUBLING IN BACKGAMMON.

Emmett B. Keeler, Joel Spencer

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Abstract

This paper shows that the optimal betting strategy for a continuous model of backgammon is to double when you have an 80 percent chance of winning. The differences are discussed with the published literature on the real game and the problem of infinite expectations. The optimal strategy for a simulation of the end game is computed by dynamic programming.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1063-1071
Number of pages9
JournalOperations Research
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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