Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris

Symmetric zero-sum two-person game

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_1028

A two-player game with a skew-symmetric payoff matrix. The amount lost by one player is the amount gained by the other player (zero-sum). Such a game has a value of zero and the optimal strategies of the two players are the same. Skew-symmetric matrix; Game theory.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA