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Beautiful Game Theory by Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

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PELÉ MEETS JOHN VON NEUMANN IN THE PENALTY AREA

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I thought there was nothing worth publishing until the Minimax Theorem was proved. As far as I can see, there could be no theory of games without that theorem.

—JOHN VON NEUMANN 1953

Much real-world strategic interaction cannot be fully understood with current tools. To make further progress, the field needs to gain more experience in applications to the real world.

—GAME THEORY SOCIETY 2006

THE HUNGARIAN NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM OF THE 1950S WAS ONE OF THE greatest soccer teams in the history of the 20th century. It played against England at Empire Wembley Stadium on November 25, ...

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