- If the other players are smarter than you, then you have less of a chance of getting the pot.
- If the other players are dumber than you, then you have less of a pot to get.
At the start of each round, the Pot starts out with $0. A group of 9 players is formed, and each player is given a unique Smartness from 1 to 9.
At the start of each turn,
Pot += Smartness for each player still in the round. Then, players vote on the player they wish to remove. The player with the most votes is removed. In case of a tie, the smarter player is kept.
When there are only 2 players are left in the round, they face off in a battle of wits. The chance of the player winning is
Smartness/(Smartness+OpponentSmartness). The winning player then receives the entire pot.
The player who has received the most money at the end of the game wins.
Input / Output
Each turn, you will receive the current list of opponents. You will have access to your smartness and all players' entire voting history for the round via functions in the Player class.
As output, you must return a single integer, representing the player you wish to vote for (representing their smartness). Voting for yourself is allowed (but not recommended).
Rounds of 9 will repeat until all players have played at least
100010000 rounds, and all players have played in the same number of rounds.
You can find the controller here: https://github.com/nathanmerrill/WeakestLink
To create a player, you need to extend the Player class, and add your player to the PlayerFactory class. Your class must follow the following rules:
Communication or interference with any other player (include your other players of the same type) is strictly prohibited.
Reflection and static variables (except for constants) are not allowed.
If you want to use randomness, I have provided a
getRandom()function in the Player class. Use it, so simulations can be deterministic.
I have provided many functions in the Player class for easy access to data. You can find them online on Github. Your player will be instantiated each new round. "Dumb/suicidal" players are allowed (but not players with the same strategy).
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