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NOTE ON PURE-STRATEGY NASH EQUILIBRIA IN MATRIX GAMES

  • Ma, Weidong (Institute of Applied Mathematics AMSS Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  • Received : 2011.01.13
  • Published : 2012.11.30

Abstract

Pure-strategy Nash Equilibrium (NE) is one of the most important concepts in game theory. Tae-Hwan Yoon and O-Hun Kwon gave a "sufficient condition" for the existence of pure-strategy NEs in matrix games [5]. They also claimed that the condition was necessary for the existence of pure-strategy NEs in undominated matrix games. In this short note, we show that these claims are not true by giving two examples.

Keywords

pure-strategy equilibrium;matrix game;saddle point

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