Monthly Archives: September 2020

Exploiting advantage from too few shuffles

Introduction A few days ago a friend of mine referred me to an interesting podcast discussing card shuffling, framed as a friendly argument-turned-wager between a couple about how many times you should shuffle a deck of cards. A woman claims … Continue reading

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Giant Yahtzee

In the game of Yahtzee, players roll five standard dice, then repeatedly re-roll subsets of the dice, trying to obtain various scoring combinations, the most valuable of which is a “Yahtzee,” or five of a kind, i.e., all five dice … Continue reading

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