Lloyd Shapley and Chess with Imperfect Information

28 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2018

Date Written: December 11, 2017


Anyone who has ever studied game theory knows the name Lloyd Shapley. Just recall Matching, Deferred-Acceptance Algorithm, Core, Market Games, Stochastic Games, Shapley value, and Shapley vector. But Professor Shapley was also a great lover of chess with imperfect information. Upon our first encounter at Stony Brook in 1998, I was fortunate to investigate the chess problems he set before me. In this essay I analyze some of those problems, in commemoration of Lloyd Shapley’s contributions to the study of chess and chess with imperfect information.

Keywords: Imperfect Information, Chess, Kriegspiel, Stochastic Games

JEL Classification: C73

Suggested Citation

Matros, Alexander, Lloyd Shapley and Chess with Imperfect Information (December 11, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3093112 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3093112

Alexander Matros (Contact Author)

Moore School of Business ( email )

1014 Greene St
Columbia, SC 29208
United States

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