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Additional info for Algorithmic Game Theory
By a “full strategy” we mean a strategy for each turn, as a function of the state of the game. One issue with such strategies is that they tend to become rather large: a full strategy for chess would state the next move for any possible sequence of previous moves. This is a huge set in the natural description of the game in terms of the rules of chess. Games with turns is another example of a compactly represented game. We will see more on how to work with this type of compactly represented games in Chapter 3.
Cooperative game theory is concerned with situations when groups of players coordinate their actions. 1 we define the concept of strong Nash equilibrium, a notion extending the Nash equilibrium concept to cooperative situations. , games where a player with increased utility has the ability to compensate some other player with decreased utility. When considering games with transferable utility the main concern is to develop solution concepts for formalizing fair ways of sharing a value or dividing up a cost in a cooperative environment.
When players have limited information, we need to consider strategies that are only based on the available information, and find the best strategy for the player, given all his or her available information. 6. One source of limited information can come from not knowing properties and preferences of other players, and hence not knowing what strategies they will select. It is easiest to understand this issue by considering a game of cards, such as bridge. In such a game the players have information about the probability distribution of the other players’ cards, but do not know exactly what cards they have.