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comment What are the chances of shooting the moon in Hearts?
@TimLymington, that's true, and perhaps maths.se might make more sense. Though I think, by symmetry, lots of hands can be eliminated. If we grant that we need an ace of clubs under perfect information and perfect strategy to shoot the moon, all hands without an ace of clubs can be eliminated. I'll think about it some more, on what the requirements of a full proof shoot the moon hand is.
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comment What are the chances of shooting the moon in Hearts?
Yes, but eventually someone will have to take the hearts. With both perfect information and a perfect game, wouldnt we be able to know if a shot to the moon is possible or not, given only the initial hands, even if nobody has played a single card yet?
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comment What are the chances of shooting the moon in Hearts?
I guess, we should assume, for simplicity's sake, that everybody has perfect information and plays a perfect game -- everybody knows everybody else's cards and is working to either minimize their score OR shoot the moon. @thesunneversets, that's quite impressive!
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comment Was the blind chess match between Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty in the movie Game of Shadows real/plausible?
Is it really? Hmm. That's embarrassing haha. I could have sworn I heard or read Dean somewhere though, before ever knowing about On the Road. Strange.
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comment Was the blind chess match between Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty in the movie Game of Shadows real/plausible?
Are you saying that the chess game in the movie isn't a designed game that is based on a historical match?
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comment Was the blind chess match between Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty in the movie Game of Shadows real/plausible?
@thesunneversets, Yes it does. But, this Dean Moriarty is a professor and genius, and quite beardy. This Dean is not anything like the Dean from On the Road.
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comment Was the blind chess match between Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty in the movie Game of Shadows real/plausible?
I'm asking if this specific blind chess match isn't just some random series of moves that made them sound smart :)
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comment Was the blind chess match between Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty in the movie Game of Shadows real/plausible?
And also, Moriarty makes a lot of stupid moves in that ending, under that configuration.
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comment Was the blind chess match between Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty in the movie Game of Shadows real/plausible?
Thanks! And I just want to say, I thought that added line was also ****ing awesome