ESP Biography


Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: Harvard undergraduate

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Past Classes

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M11922: Winning Dots-And-Boxes, Nim, and Other Games in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
Dots-And-Boxes is a paper-and-pencil game most popular among small children, but the strategy behind it is anything but simple. We’ll play some example games, and then quickly start analyzing a general strategy to win almost every time. In the process, we’ll need to do a whirlwind tour of combinatorial game theory, including games like Nim, and time permitting, Kayles, Dawson’s Chess, and any other games of interest.