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Proceedings of the 2023 International Conference on Mathematical Physics and Computational Simulation

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Chinese chess competition strategy analysis based on the zero-sum game

Kaiqi Zhang * 1
1 Sichuan Agriculture University

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Theoretical and Natural Science, Vol. 12, 32-37
Published 17 November 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation Kaiqi Zhang. Chinese chess competition strategy analysis based on the zero-sum game. TNS (2023) Vol. 12: 32-37. DOI: 10.54254/2753-8818/12/20230427.

Abstract

As a desktop game with a long history, Chinese chess has been widely circulated. In recent years, Chinese chess championships have become increasingly popular. During the competition, in addition to the individual abilities of the participants, the use of different strategies in the competition also become another major factor affecting the outcome of the competition. Based on the fixed ability values of the contestants, this research focuses on discussing the selection of strategies. This paper will adopt points-based match rules in common competitions and quantify the player's ability values for making a data analysis about nine different strategies. Due to the use of a point system in the competition, this research could use zero-sum game for analysis. According to zero-sum game and Nash equilibrium, the payoff matrix could be obtained. Furthermore, a precise linear program model is built. After the calculation, this research presents a result about which strategies should be used in the competition and provide an analytical explanation.

Keywords

Chinese chess competition, zero-sum game, linear programming, “Choking” phenomenon

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2023 International Conference on Mathematical Physics and Computational Simulation
ISBN (Print)
978-1-83558-135-3
ISBN (Online)
978-1-83558-136-0
Published Date
17 November 2023
Series
Theoretical and Natural Science
ISSN (Print)
2753-8818
ISSN (Online)
2753-8826
DOI
10.54254/2753-8818/12/20230427
Copyright
© 2023 The Author(s)
Open Access
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

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