June 30, 2019
“The intervention of chance in a game is, in a way, a mechanism that takes the decisions out of the player’s hand. As combinatorial games are determinated, that is, without chance, there is a finite set of possible solutions, and therefore there is always a succession of moves which leads to victory (or to a draw). We can therefore build a winning strategy, which leaves full control to the player over the game, even if he has to anticipate the opponent’s moves.”
(Interview by the Henri Poincaré Institute;
translated by FightClub & Maath)
Lisa Rougetet, French historian of mathematics (19??-)
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