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Graduate Seminar

Joseph Briggs
Carnegie Mellon University
Title: Tic-Tac-Toe games for people with too much free time

Abstract: We will explore the concept of "Maker-Breaker" games, played by two opponents who take turns claiming territory. Maker attempts to build a certain structure with what he has taken, while Breaker wishes to stop him from doing so. In general, we wish to know who has a winning strategy, and a few classical examples (admittedly all on graphs) of these strategies will be shown.

Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Wean Hall 8220
Submitted by:  Zilin Jiang