Games with costly winnings

Irit Nowik, Tahl Nowik

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We introduce a new sequential game, where each player has a limited resource that he needs to spend on increasing the probability of winning each stage, but also on maintaining the assets that he has won in the previous stages. Thus, the players' strategies must take into account that winning at any given stage negatively affects the chances of winning in later stages. Whenever the initial resources of the players are not too small, we present explicit strategies for the players, and show that they are a Nash equilibrium, which is unique in an appropriate sense.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1750016
JournalInternational Game Theory Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • Costly winnings
  • Game theory
  • Stochastic blotto games


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