Sly's Website of the Week for May 23, 2012

Archives for May 23rd, 2012

This week's winner writes:

A British gameshow called "Golden Balls" invites contestants to play a version of the Prisoner's Dilemma, wherein the two contestants have to decide whether they're going to "split" or "steal" a pot of money.

If they both opt to split, they split the money. If one opts to split, and one opts to steal, the one who steals it gets the whole pot. And if they both opt to steal it, then neither get the money.

You have to watch this video to appreciate the raw game theory power move that one contestant pulled.

What a great ending! LOL

~ Sly


As soon as I started to watch it I was thinking of the only way to be relatively sure to win, and this was what I came up with. Fun.


And the guy was brilliant to come up with that strategy. But now how will future contestants play off that?

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