Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register.
Jun 6th, 2020, 5:02am

Home Home Help Help Search Search Members Members Login Login Register Register
Arimaa Forum Arimaa variant to appeal to Poker players


   Arimaa Forum
   Arimaa
   General Discussion
(Moderator: supersamu)
   Arimaa variant to appeal to Poker players
« Previous topic | Next topic »
Pages: 1  Reply Reply Notify of replies Notify of replies Send Topic Send Topic Print Print
   Author  Topic: Arimaa variant to appeal to Poker players  (Read 2491 times)
dpalmer
Forum Full Member
***



Arimaa player #4712

   


Gender: female
Posts: 15
Arimaa variant to appeal to Poker players
« on: Mar 26th, 2016, 7:08am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

In looking back over games, sometimes I like to reverse the path that the winning rabbit took. Often it is pretty straightforward, other times it can get convoluted. But it got me thinking about the following variation.
 
In the initial set-up, one of your rabbits is highlighted in some way that is only visible to you. (Same for your opponent). That is the rabbit that you must goal in order to win.
 
Now a serious bluffing element comes into the game. You have to take every opponent's goal threat seriously, but it could be meaningless if it's not the special rabbit. Of course, if you lose that rabbit, the game is over. (Immobilization still applies as a winning option, but only as long as the special rabbit is on the board.)
 
We'd also have the strange situation of the back row potentially getting clogged with non-winning rabbits.Grin
 
For games between players with large differences in ratings, the higher player gets one highlighted rabbit, and the weaker player could get multiple ones depending on the size of the difference.
 
It would be interesting to see how differently a game is played under these conditions.
IP Logged
Lion
Forum Senior Member
****



Arimaa player #9500

   


Gender: male
Posts: 28
Re: Arimaa variant to appeal to Poker players
« Reply #1 on: Jan 12th, 2018, 11:23am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

From a game-theory perspective, an optimal strategy against optimal opponents calls for bluffing around 20-25% of the time in NLHE. The math can be very complicated, but at the end of the day it's still all math and can be calculated. Once you realize this and understand the math, bluffing ceases being gambling and becomes just one point drawn from an infinite probability space.
IP Logged
browni3141
Forum Guru
*****



Arimaa player #7014

   


Gender: male
Posts: 379
Re: Arimaa variant to appeal to Poker players
« Reply #2 on: Jan 22nd, 2018, 3:14pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

on Jan 12th, 2018, 11:23am, Lion wrote:
From a game-theory perspective, an optimal strategy against optimal opponents calls for bluffing around 20-25% of the time in NLHE. The math can be very complicated, but at the end of the day it's still all math and can be calculated. Once you realize this and understand the math, bluffing ceases being gambling and becomes just one point drawn from an infinite probability space.

 
The optimal bluffing frequency depends very heavily on bet sizing and composition of each player's range. In NLHE scenarios can be constructed where the optimal bluffing frequency on the flop may approach 100%, depending on how you define a bluff. Even if you define a bluff rather strictly as a hand that will never win without getting the opponent to fold, bluffing frequency on the flop can approach 87.5%. Other scenarios can be constructed where the bluffing frequency should be 0%.
 
Also, the term "bluff" itself is a human construction. It's not always clear which hands qualify as bluffs vs. value bets. It's quite common, especially on early streets, for bets to get better hands to fold and worse hands to call.
IP Logged

Pages: 1  Reply Reply Notify of replies Notify of replies Send Topic Send Topic Print Print

« Previous topic | Next topic »

Arimaa Forum » Powered by YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.3.1!
YaBB 2000-2003. All Rights Reserved.